What it doesn’t involve is honesty, goodwill, or public service. Ford has a record on all these scores, and it’s not good. Honesty? The man lied to the public about his brother’s conduct for years as the mayor’s office descended into a drug-and-drink-fuelled clubhouse. Goodwill? Ford opposed housing for autistic children in his ward, saying they — the children — had “ruined the community.” Public service? Ford couldn’t make it through one four-year term as a councillor without publicly professing to hate the job.
Progressive Conservative activists are deeply troubled about the potential candidacy of Doug Ford and the party’s controversial “right-to-work” proposal.
In a one-hour conference call of 300 PC riding association officials Wednesday night, party brass were peppered with questions on the anti-union policy as well as Ford’s interest in being the PC nominee in Etobicoke North.