Why So Many Ontario Voters Are Scared of Doug Ford Becoming Premier - 2018-03-12
Weeks of batshit craziness amongst Ontario's Progressive Conservatives—which started with sexual misconduct allegations against former leader Patrick Brown—have fittingly ended with Doug Ford being elected as Brown's replacement.
As head of the province's official opposition, Ford is now in the running to become Ontario's new premier. Considering the Liberals have been in power for 15 years, and have undoubtedly become a source of resentment for many Ontarians, Ford probably has a pretty decent shot at taking down Premier Kathleen Wynne in the June election.
Ford, a former Toronto city councillor and failed mayoral candidate, is well-known for being the mouthpiece of his brother Rob, who served as Canada's most infamous mayor. Rob Ford was endlessly embroiled in scandals, whether it was his substance abuse problems, his affiliation with criminals, or his alleged bullying of players on the high school football team he once coached.