It's time for Ford's cabinet to stop enabling his incompetence - 2019-06-03
An enabler, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is "a person or thing that makes something possible." In light of the Ontario government's obsession with alcohol, it's also instructive to turn to literature on the psychology of addiction, which further defines an enabler as someone who "passively permits or unwittingly encourages" destructive behaviour and often "feels powerless to prevent it."
And that brings us to the 20 men and women who were elected by Ontario voters a year ago this Friday and subsequently named to Premier Doug Ford's cabinet. When a series of unlikely circumstances collided to make Ford leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario those who had experienced the Ford brand of governing by chaos rather than consensus at Toronto City Hall were incredulous. If he can't be trusted to run a city, how can he run the entire province?
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