Ontario Premier Doug Ford attacks media for 'mocking us' over his opposition to federal carbon pricing - 2019-04-08

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F94.png Ontario Premier Doug Ford attacks media for 'mocking us' over his opposition to federal carbon pricing April 8, 2019, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

Following the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump, Doug Ford is attacking the media. In an email fundraising blast sent Monday by the Progressive Conservatives, Ford charges that unnamed journalists and news organizations are unfairly targeting him for opposing the federal carbon-pricing measures.

"It's journalists and politicians like these who make it tough for the little guy. They don't understand there's a whole world out here, filled with folks just trying to get by," Doug Ford said in an email fundraising blast sent by the PC party on Monday. ( Christopher Katsarov / The Canadian Press file photo )

"I don't know if you get to follow the headlines, but this is bogus. The journalists are out there mocking us," the premier writes in a missive entitled "They're laughing at us," and signed, "Doug." "Regular folks who tried to save a few bucks on gas by filling up before the carbon tax kicked in. Maybe these guys don't care about what gas costs them, but I know how much it matters," he continues. "It's journalists and politicians like these who make it tough for the little guy. They don't understand there's a whole world out here, filled with folks just trying to get by."

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{{cite news | first = Robert | last = Benzie | title = Ontario Premier Doug Ford attacks media for 'mocking us' over his opposition to federal carbon pricing | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/04/08/ontario-premier-doug-ford-attacks-media-for-mocking-us-over-his-opposition-to-federal-carbon-pricing.html | work = Toronto Star | date = April 8, 2019 | accessdate = May 28, 2022 }}