VIDEO: Doug Ford Announces Run For Leadership Of Ontario PC Party

In his announcement, Ford ripped into the elites and pledged to “clean up the mess” left in the wake of the PC Party descending into chaos.

Former Toronto city councillor and mayoral candidate Doug Ford is running for the leadership of the Ontario PC Party.

In the announcement, Ford said “The elites of this party do not want me in this race. This is truly a critical moment for our party. We cannot have a strong Ontario without a strong Progressive Conservative party.”

“Right now this party needs strong leadership. Someone who’s ready to clean up the mess and lead us into the June election,” added Ford.

Watch Ford’s announcement video below:

Populist appeal

While the elites have already dismissed Ford, it’s worth noting that both he and his brother showed an ability to win votes in the suburbs of Toronto – in a way that most conservatives have failed to do.

Rather than let the elite media set the agenda, Ford has been willing to represent the real views of many voters, instead of hiding behind the political correctness that is increasingly suffocating debate and discussion in our society.

Ford is also likely to present ideas that are far more fiscally conservative than what the PC Party has offered so far – especially considering that the so-called “people’s guarantee” was dismissed by many as Liberal policies under a different name.

Democracy is about a real choice, and that’s why Doug Ford’s entry into the race is a good thing.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – YouTube

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Stick to gay parades and the economy. Leave religion alone because you have no idea what you’re talking about. My religion, Islam, isn’t all about Agha Khan and free holidays you know. There are violent scriptures/teachings behind each beheaded victim. Stay silent please. #reform

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Christine
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Christine

That is a great, great news for Ontario!

Laura
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Laura

PC has no clue, I guess, how lucky they are to have this guy! I love him, just as much as I loved Rob!

Wendy Lush
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Wendy Lush

Great news. Finally a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

Diana Barron
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Diana Barron

Yay finally! Doug Ford is a man we can REALLY get behind, support, and be proud of! With all the horrible confusion we Conservatives have had to deal with since we lost our wonderful PM Stephen Harper and the revolting perversion of politics that Jr. the clown has feverishly forced on us to accomplish his goal of destroying and bankrupting our Canada morally and financially. For the first time since the fraudulent election I feel a glimmer of hope! At last that bereft feeling of “no one to vote for” can be forgotten and replaced with enthusiasm. whew.

Linda Landon
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Linda Landon

You have my vote!

Miles Lunn
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As a former resident of Ontario who wants to see a PC government, I wish Doug Ford would put the party and province first. He is a very polarizing figure who has a strong core, but has a lot of skeletons in the closet. If the PCs want to win, they need to make the election about Wynne and her incompetent government, not about the baggage they have. All the other potential candidates would be good ones, but Ford has way too much baggage. The best thing he could do for the party would be to shut up, not pour… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

Bad news if Ford is allowed to polarize the Conservatives. With two women in the other parties I am pleased to stand behind a bid to get a woman aboard and Christine Elliot is a choice. PLease Conservatives, don’t shoot yourself in the foot just before the election… again and again!!!

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robert mcclure

go doug go we need a leader that speaks in plain ordinary words that every one understands