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Don’t compare Douglas Ford to Donald Trump

Ford's calculated fudging makes him a far trickier figure

By Theodore Stone  

Supporters hold signs during Doug Ford's 'Rally for a Stronger Ontario'. Photo: PA

Last week, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario ended the Liberal Party’s 15-year stay in office, relegating it to third place and causing it to lose Official Party status.

It is the Liberals’ worse result in their 161-year history. The centre-left New Democratic Party will become the Official Opposition for the first time since 1987.

The Premier-elect, Doug Ford, ran a populist campaign that promised lower taxes, lower gasoline prices, more spending on healthcare and transit,…

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