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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:22 AM

 

Doug Ford is Ontario's next premier

Source: Toronto Star

The province of Ontario is now a Ford nation.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford capped an improbable rise to power Thursday, winning the Ontario election with a majority government and banishing Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals into political oblivion after almost 15 years in office.

“This is incredible. My friends, this victory belongs to you. Tonight the people of Ontario have spoken. You have come together around one common vision of Ontario,” Ford, 53, told cheering supporters in Etobicoke.

“We will work every single day for a better Ontario,” said the rookie leader, who only took the helm on March 10 after the resignation of Patrick Brown.

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/06/07/doug-ford-on-track-to-be-ontarios-next-premier.html



Inexplicable that Canadians would do this in any form seeing how well "right-wing populism" is working in the US.

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Reply Doug Ford is Ontario's next premier (Original post)
RhodeIslandOne Jun 2018 OP
applegrove Jun 2018 #1
roamer65 Jun 2018 #2
sakabatou Jun 2018 #3
SunSeeker Jun 2018 #4
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #6
SunSeeker Jun 2018 #7
SergeStorms Jun 2018 #9
rpannier Jun 2018 #12
olddad56 Jun 2018 #5
rpannier Jun 2018 #11
inanna Jun 2018 #8
rpannier Jun 2018 #10
bucolic_frolic Jun 2018 #13
cabot Jun 2018 #14
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #18
oberliner Jun 2018 #15
cabot Jun 2018 #19
malthaussen Jun 2018 #16
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #17

Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:30 AM

1. They found a wedge issue in 'radical' sexual education that taught

about anal sex and hammered that word as a spike into the public's collective mind during the conservative nomination race just before the election took place. Worked like a charm with immigrants and seniors. It would have been too cynical to use during the election.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:31 AM

2. Another Walkerton-style water crisis is coming.

CONS in Ontario always screw something up good.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:55 AM

3. Ugh...

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:25 AM

4. He reminds me of his brother Rob Ford.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:05 AM

6. I saw the name 'Ford'....

and that's the first picture that popped into my mind. The obese, cocaine snorting, wine, women, and song moron that was such an embarrassment for Canadians.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:13 AM

7. Well, they do share the same gene pool. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:09 AM

9. A very, very....

shallow gene pool!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:32 AM

12. Maybe for many Canadians, but it little effect on the people of Toronto

For some reason, they love/d both of them and their antics. Enough to elect Rob as their mayor

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:27 AM

5. I smell Russian interference.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:31 AM

11. No. The Ford's have always done well politically in Toronto

Rob Ford was a powerhouse in Toronto for years until his death
Even a video of him doing crack didn't completely derail him. Why should it. The calls to police from his wife for domestic abuse barely scratched him
The PCs probably got a large chunk of the vote in Toronto. There is also a sizable number of cranks in Ontario as well

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:45 AM

8. Yeah. This hurts.

This hurts almost physically.

Fuck Ford.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:26 AM

10. Toronto has been electing the Ford's to office for years

Even the video didn't seem to destroy Doug's brother
Had Rob not died, he probably would also have run and won a seat
Even the reports of how badly he treated his brother's widow didn't stop Doug
Lot of areas (large ones) in Ontario full of crazies

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 05:51 AM

13. Give U.S. readers some demographics

is this Redneck provincialism? How did the cities and suburbs vote break? Conservatives take Toronto? Always sort of a wide open town, no? And how does that mesh with Conservatism, or is there no remaining element of prudishism in conservatives today? Probably rudish questions, but I'm just not understanding.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 07:06 AM

14. Say what you will about Rob Ford

but, as a city councillor, he did respond to his constituents. He would speak with them personally....and follow up to make sure their complaints had been heard. The man was a trainwreck, but he did work hard for his constituency.

I lived in Toronto for four years - I'm not surprised Doug Ford won. I'm not happy about it. I thought Andrea Howarth and the NDP would squeak in...Kathleen Wynne is incredibly unpopular. I knew the Liberals didn't stand a chance. I'm pretty sure the PCs weren't elected because everyone loves Doug Ford...it is more or less because they hate Kathleen Wynne.

Next year's Federal election is the big one. I tend to vote NDP BUT I will vote strategically (Liberals) if necessary to keep the PCs and Andrew Scheer from getting into power. He's a creepy little bastard.

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Response to cabot (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:24 PM

18. Wasn't he the crackhead?

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 08:30 AM

15. He seems pretty Trumpian

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:47 PM

19. yes

But I think his tenure as a city councillor was during the pre-crack years.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:07 AM

16. What is a "progressive conservative?"

It's a term that, on the face of it, would seem to be an oxymoron.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:23 PM

17. I agree with the 'moron part.

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