Ford says he won't campaign for Scheer as his government takes legislature break - 2019-06-07
Despite adjourning the Ontario Legislature until a week after October's federal election, Premier Doug Ford insists he won't use the free time to campaign for federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.
Speaking to reporters at a news conference held to mark the first anniversary of his Progressive Conservative party's provincial election win, Mr. Ford also denied the five-month hiatus announced this week was meant to allow Mr. Scheer to distance himself from the Premier, who has seen his popularity sag amid controversies over spending cuts.
"Right from the get-go I said I am not going to get involved in the federal election," Mr. Ford said on Friday. "We're going to continue working hard for the people of Ontario."