The Doug Ford factor looms large in the federal election
Doug Ford may have kept his promise to stay out of the federal election spotlight, but it was inevitable that he would be front and centre anyway.
Ford's Progressive Conservatives won a majority government last summer after a campaign full of populist promises such as cheaper gas, buck-a-beer and lower taxes. But his cuts to services and programs like legal aid, student loans, tree planting and public health have angered many in the province.
"Exhibit A? Doug Ford," Trudeau said Wednesday. "Larger classes for your kids and less support for your communities. That's the real cost of buck-a-beer. And now, Andrew Scheer wants Canadians to double down on Conservative politicians like Doug Ford."
"I think you're going to see the prime minister campaign against the premier and not the Opposition leader, which I think says a lot about how he feels about his chances against campaigning head to head with that Opposition leader," she said.
Ford has been noticeably absent from the public eye, making himself available to answer journalists' questions just once since the election campaign began on Sept. 11. The legislature was supposed to return from a summer break in early September, but Ford recessed it until after the election. His office doesn't release his itineraries, but his social media posts show him making only a handful of public appearances, largely at community barbecues and parties.
Barry Kay, a political science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, said voters don't yet have a strong sense of Scheer.
"You compare Doug Ford to even the four major party leaders federally, he is more unpopular nationally than any of them," Coletto said.Read more: CTV News
In Justin’s mind, if you could call it a mind Isn’t he running against trudeau? Now do 4 years of useless Trudeau policies, fraud taxes, wasted spending, and elitist hypocritical ideology. Ever notice how not one politician is depicting Scheer? Thats because Ford is sinking his own bosses election into the ground on purpose because Ford thinks has a shot at becoming the leader of the party with Kenny by his side, such good somaritans.
Boy CTV really biased, we no who Trudeau is paying off. How much of the $600 million did you get. Doug Ford has kept in the back ground only you people keep bringing it up.
Sparks fly over climate change, environment in federal leaders’ debateClimate change was just one of the five topics, but it was at the very centre for leaders who debated whether their opponents are taking the issue seriously enough. CanadaDebates2019 Hey all for climate change & spending all our $$ on it only if it can extend summer & shorten winter, yes change. In debate people talk over each other & people cannot hear points. Should be 1 person speaking Fear based politics have taken over Canada. Be responsible and fix our economy. Vote MaximeBernier and the PPC. elx43 PPC2019 cdnpoli canpoli FederalElection Debatenight
I guess his backwardness (just maniac) ruthless opportunism with kids! NeverScheer FordsBestFriend The GDP per capita in Norway is approx. $72,000 per year, Canada's is approx. $48,000. Both countries have small populations and lots of natural resources. The difference in Canada is lack of leadership.
Ford for PM! voteford 600 million will buy a guy this kind of corrupt reporting!!! Maybe in Ontario? All the drug dealers in my high school faded away.
Democratic and Republican senators warn of foreign social media meddling in electionThe recommendations came in an 85-page report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russia’s large-scale effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election 🤥🤡🌎
Don’t you mean Dork Ford? That's been ridiculously overplayed by Turd jr. And the media. uspoli cdnpoli pnpcbc UKpolitics auspol polcan eupol nzpol CTVpp elxn43 Here's why !!! Only because the media have kept the Ford factor front and centre. This is the truth!! What loons large is the extremely biased media. One that supports misogynistic and racist behaviour.
Ford has been the scapegoat for Trudeau's failed leadership too long. It is time for Ontario to get rid of Trudeau and they can make a decision on Ford next provincial election Until Scheer unveils his platform, criticism that his campaign mirrors Ford's (who made all sorts of cuts not mentioned in his campaign) is fair play. *How* is Scheer going to secure a 9,000 Km long border? PM wannabes cost their policy promises in their platforms.
U.S. senators warn of foreign interference, social media meddling in electionThe recommendations came in an 85-page report issued by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russia's large-scale effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The bots on social media don't vote so it is the American people that need to be educated on fake news and social media posts . We all knew social media was going to change the world with the way it influences society and provides a platform to radicals and extremists .
Yeah, no it doesn’t the biggest factor looming is TrudeauBlackface and his Racist Liberals. government and jobs and they where into kiddy porn and kidnapping kids and the McKay family where kidnapping my wife Ericka Parlee and she is pragrent with my child and they where trying to kill it Jason McKay Shawn McKay Nic Cannon killed his 2 kids and shediac cops is looking
involved our prim Minster of Canada is involved and Claudette Bradshaw and her family is involved and the Barb kennah her husband is involved Cannon. Family is involved the McKay is involved they liberals where buying peoples votes and they where in stealing money from the am Jerry I have a few things I have to say about our government Nicholas LeBlanc and Janelle LeBlanc Austin Goguen there mother is Odette Goguen Her kids have stolen government stuff of mind and my baby girl stuff too and the liberals are involved and the Donald Trump is
It does but not the way you think: Nah, Doug is fine. M.I.A. Doug the slimeball Ford
Federal Election 2019: Compare the party platformsCTVNews.ca has been compiling promises made by the six major parties in one place. We will update these lists as we become aware of new and altered commitments throughout the federal election campaign. All parties except the PPC will continue to import the third world at the fastest pace the world has ever seen. Canada will become a third world country by importing half the populations of Somalia, Syria and Pakistan.
Environics Analytics: Which voters see climate change as a critical issue in the upcoming federal election?To understand which voters are most likely to be receptive or opposed to climate-friendly initiatives, Environics Analytics has done analysis on segments of the population. Read Environics VP Rupen Seoni's blog on election.ctvnews.ca. 'Which voters see climate change as a critical issue in the upcoming federal election?' The ones who think raises taxes will alter the climate.
Federal election 2019 roundup: Scheer announces subway funding in GTAIn this live story, we’ll be tracking the campaign news as it happens Um, but he’s not willing to do a much needed Green Line here in Cowtown....his bastion of support...UGH...nobodytovotefor canadafails How are you going to pay for the Toronto subway, Mr Scheer? With your magic money machine? Toronto should pay for their own subway. Canada will go even more broke with you in power. Not getting my vote. AndrewScheer is on a roll! This is great news for people of the GTA. I will very much enjoy taking the new subway lines to visit ROMtoronto and other museums of national interest, all admission free! CPC_HQ have my vote on Oct. 21.