Ford pops up from election exile but won't be drawn into a scrap with Trudeau - 2019-10-16
Premier Doug Ford has emerged from a month of self-imposed election exile, saying he won't be baited into a fight with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau — who repeatedly invokes his name in efforts to scare voters away from the federal Conservatives.
"When it comes to Justin Trudeau, he has a race to run along with the other leaders and I'm focused on governing," Ford said Wednesday in Kenora during his first question-and-answer session with reporters since the International Plowing Match near North Bay on Sept. 17.
"I feel the guy loves me or something because he constantly mentions my name," acknowledged Ford, chuckling. "That's politics."