Doug Ford will kill the pharmacare ambitions of Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh, just like he gutted OHIP+ - 2019-09-30

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F94.png Doug Ford will kill the pharmacare ambitions of Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh, just like he gutted OHIP+ September 30, 2019, Martin Regg Cohn, Opinion, Toronto Star

The federal campaign trail can feel awfully provincial most days. The ghost of Doug Ford hangs over us like an election apparition, no matter how hard he tries to hide in the shadows.

At a recent event, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau used Ford as a foil 14 times, invoking his image more often than that of his declared opponent, federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. For his part, Scheer keeps name-dropping Kathleen Wynne, Ford's equally unpopular predecessor as premier, to stoke antagonism.

Fighting phantom opponents may seem beside the point, but it actually points to a bigger problem in the campaign to date: It's not just their rivals for the PM's job who stand in their way now, but the premiers across Canada who may line up to block their path post-election.

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{{cite news | first = Martin Regg | last = Cohn | title = Doug Ford will kill the pharmacare ambitions of Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh, just like he gutted OHIP+ | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/09/30/doug-ford-will-kill-the-pharmacare-ambitions-of-justin-trudeau-and-jagmeet-singh-just-like-he-gutted-ohip.html | work = Opinion | publisher = Toronto Star | date = September 30, 2019 | accessdate = October 1, 2019 }}