How Doug Ford upgraded Hydro One's 'Six Million Dollar Man' to a $150 million mess - 2019-07-05
To win political power, he harnessed electrical power in a way his rivals had never attempted.
Doug Ford understood the promise of power — and the power of a promise — better than anyone.
At every campaign stop last year, Ford vowed to neutralize the "Six Million Dollar Man" — a sly reference to the mighty "bionic man" of television fame, which he transposed onto the supersized salary of Hydro One 's then-CEO, Mayo Schmidt. For a mere $6 million, voters' anger could be salved, their grievances solved.