February 08, 2018

Doug Ford Rally for a Stronger Ontario: “He’s got the mass of the people behind him”

David MenziesMission Specialist


Ford Nation digs Doug.

An estimated 1,500 people flocked to the Toronto Congress Centre to attend the Doug Ford Rally for a Stronger Ontario as Ford seeks to become the new leader of the beleaguered PC Party of Ontario.

And they liked what they heard, including Ford’s promise that he’s dead set against a carbon tax.

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commented 2018-02-08 18:27:06 -0500
Annie… You’re as wilfully ignorant or as wilfully stupid or wilfully I don’t know what as the other one. If you actually believe that a very sensitive curriculum doesn’t matter who it’s written by… My god you’re sick or uninformed or wilfully ignorant or maybe you’re just mentally ill.. I guess it shouldn’t matter who your babysitter is either or who your rent your house to or who runs your country for that matter… Beyond this you are not worth responding to.
commented 2018-02-08 18:22:43 -0500
You want criticism… It was written by pedophile how’s that.. it’s sexualizes children and parents don’t like it… It was written by a pedophile how’s that..
Let the parents decide nobody should be afraid of the truth..
commented 2018-02-08 18:20:45 -0500
Just let every parent have their say.. nobody should be afraid of the truth
commented 2018-02-08 17:38:59 -0500
My first thoughts about Ford’s candidacy were ones of horror. What with the MSM and the Ontario PC elites already having a hate on for him and willing to say anything to discredit him, and his own history and baggage, and his bombastic style and populist approach, I thought this might give the Liberal party and the MSM the ammunition to discredit him at every opportunity, and let Wynne sneak back in to Queen’s Park.

You know, these are the exact same objections I had to Trump’s candidacy during the Republican primaries that I thought might hand HRC the White House. And since I was dead wrong about that, and Trump is Making America Great Again a little at a time despite the obstructionism, witch-hunting, and bad press he faces (and in spite of my own personal dislike of him), maybe I’m wrong this time too.

We’ll see.
commented 2018-02-08 17:27:32 -0500
“ron joseph commented 2018-02-08 16:03:41 -0500
Andrew Stevenson—-Iain Foulds was talking about the Provincial election which is still 1st past the post. "

No. Vote splitting between Mulroney and Elliot could only possibly apply to the leadership race.

“let every parent in the province have their say and we’ll know how popular this program written by a pedophile it is or isn’t… Not based on polls or anything else…. just let every parent have their say.”

I notice a distinct lack of criticism for the curriculum itself. Is there anything in there you specifically object to? Who wrote it is irrelevant if it contains nothing of consequence.
“I’m sure Doug Ford didn’t just spend the money to get into the race with a stacked deck, he must think he can win. Others do.”

It’s not clear Doug Ford’s actually aware of the potential of not winning. His ego’s already buffing his crown. He blew hundreds of thousands of dollars on the mayoral election, even though those cards were pretty stacked against him, then.
commented 2018-02-08 17:14:37 -0500
No more generational politicians..!!! and let’s have a referendum on the Sex education program written by a convicted pedophile..
Would be pedophiles that are looking forward to this being accepted, a referendum would absolutely set the record straight without any question.. from there we could go ahead one way or the other.. let every parent in the province have their say and we’ll know how popular this program written by a pedophile it is or isn’t… Not based on polls or anything else…. just let every parent have their say.
Anyone against a referendum on this possesses very questionable moral fibre and should be suspect to law-enforcement.
commented 2018-02-08 16:30:15 -0500
You’re right Ron Joseph, and thank god for that.

I think the ranked system is bonkers, but it is what it is. Under this system it makes no sense for a Ford supporter to choose any second choice, is how it looks to me.

I’m sure Doug Ford didn’t just spend the money to get into the race with a stacked deck, he must think he can win. Others do.
‘Doug Ford potentially best positioned candidate to win the leadership race’

Last leadership race in 2015 when Brown got in, there were only 76,587 card carrying memberships. This time there is somewhere between 135,000 and 200,000 memberships. More people to be fed up with liberals and in no mood to take a chance on a liberal lite leader.
commented 2018-02-08 16:03:41 -0500
Andrew Stevenson—-Iain Foulds was talking about the Provincial election which is still 1st past the post.
commented 2018-02-08 15:38:28 -0500
“I read Caroline Mulroney is very good friends with vacuous trudope and his brother and that trudope fully supports her ruining for premier of Ontario.”

Don’t know if they’re friends or not. But they are both members of the Ottawa tower trash set. They know the same movers and shakers and neither one of them would have anything to do with the work-dirt-under-the-fingernails crowd. I’m sick of these bastards – doesn’t matter what party they’re in.
commented 2018-02-08 14:54:42 -0500
“Iain Foulds commented 2018-02-08 10:28:05 -0500
… This will be the first time that two women split the discriminatory “women’s vote” and a man goes up the middle.”

They’re using ranked balloting. There’s no such thing as vote splitting in that situation- it’s a series of runoffs. If Mulroney or Elliot are eliminated in first runoff, where do their supporters’ ballots go? Mostly, to the other woman.

It’s not clear Doug Ford, or the Rebel, really realize that with ranked balloting, “second choice” votes matter almost as much as first choice. In the Fed election, Scheer got 57% of his final runoff support from “down ballot” voters, ballots reallocated from eliminated candidates, only 43% put him as their first choice. Bernier got 59% of his support from first-choice supporters, and ultimately lost because of it. 2/3 of O’Toole supporters preferred Scheer to Bernier, enough to pull Scheer into the lead.

Strategically speaking, a ranked ballot contest is very different than a straight first-past-the-post one. Again, it’s not clear Doug or his supporters understand that.
commented 2018-02-08 14:39:58 -0500
1,500 people.


Anyone besides Liza can see how that is complete bullshit.
commented 2018-02-08 14:16:02 -0500
Mulroney announcing her candidacy at a super bowl party with her kids positioned in front of her instructed to smile for the camera was kind of pathetic.
commented 2018-02-08 14:10:23 -0500
Meant to say "running for Premier of Ontario ".
commented 2018-02-08 14:08:54 -0500
I read Caroline Mulroney is very good friends with vacuous trudope and his brother and that trudope fully supports her ruining for premier of Ontario. That alone should scare the hell out of anyone who ever had a thought to vote for this entitled rich women. Doug Ford is the absolute best person to undo all the garbage this wynne-bag has done in ontariowe.
commented 2018-02-08 13:56:27 -0500
Doug sure had that crowd jumping, I could feel the atmosphere right in my living room.

This man has great potential, in fact as he spoke, I could see Trump, right there on the podium.

I had thoughts of him running against Trudeau. Wooee!
commented 2018-02-08 13:56:00 -0500
Rachel Notley is also a generational politician
commented 2018-02-08 13:52:44 -0500
“Ontario is Ford Country”
commented 2018-02-08 13:52:15 -0500
Caroline will say anything to get elected. I think she’s Patrick Brown in female form.
commented 2018-02-08 13:33:31 -0500
LIZA ROSIE, I hope you are right because parental rights in education should be a key plank of a Conservative party unless you are willing to have the kids indoctrinated to be ‘progressive’ social justice warriors, thereby reducing the chance to electing a conservative government to zero.
I am with you that Doug was first out of the gate to oppose the carbon tax and was blunt and decisive in his opposition, saying he would “ax the carbon tax”. Mulroney probably understand that she didn’t have a hope unless she said the same and as Dave pointed out Elliott was wishy washy as far as her opposition.
commented 2018-02-08 13:31:03 -0500
Concerning Caroline Mulrooney… Haven’t we experienced enough generational politicians already.. ( ie Justin Trudeau Pierre Trudeau ghw bush gw bush and so on) For god sake and the sake of our children do not consider this woman is the leader of the next Conservative party.!!
commented 2018-02-08 13:22:45 -0500
If Ford could do this, squash perv- ed in schools and snuff the carbon tax the rest of the country would sit up and take notice. You would hear a resounding, “I want some of that!” right across the country.
Scheer would have to get with the program.
commented 2018-02-08 13:17:03 -0500
Ron, in radio interviews he says he is going to put it to parents ask them, give them a real say in the matter. If he does that we all know what the answer will be. Parents don’t want a curriculum written by gender confused people and convicted pedophiles. Rob was against it and Doug is too. If one of the other candidates has already done a bait and switch on the carbon tax(if she means it), then Doug is already being a very positive influence. Brian has probably told her to support finding a way out of the carbon tax to get in and then say she tried, failed, and sorry people.

Doug is adamant and isn’t saying he will try, he is saying he is going to stop it. I know who I think is authentic.
commented 2018-02-08 13:05:38 -0500
Doug strategically left his opposition to a carbon tax as a closer and drew an enthusiastic applause. Caroline Mulroney has now come out against it, “As the leader of our party I will not support a carbon tax. As premier of Ontario I am going to explore options to oppose it.” They all recognize that they can’t win the leadership (or the provincial election) without opposing the carbon tax. Doug presents himself as a “principled” leader. Does he stand for all the principles and values of a conservative, which would include support for the family and parental rights?
commented 2018-02-08 12:49:29 -0500
Billy Howard—When Dianne Watts was Mayor of Surrey, there was a snow storm (6 inches, big for Vancouver area). Watts called a snow removal team to stop plowing the roads, and come to her house and clean her driveway. When the Media questioned her about it, she said " It’s important that I get to work as I make the big decisions."
That is why I didn’t mind her losing last week.
commented 2018-02-08 12:44:02 -0500
Mr. Ford has my vote for Ontario. He’s got a lot of the Wicked Witch’s Lieberal damage to undo or repair.

If Scheer gets a set of cajones and attacks The Clown Prince Trudope on all his transgressions he’ll get my vote as well. Again there is a lot of Lieberal damage to repair or replace.
commented 2018-02-08 12:35:36 -0500
Great Work Menzies, keep giving us more on this race.
I’m thousands of km away from Ontario, and usually I could care less if Toronto and all Ont. fall into the Great Lakes; now with Doug in the headlines, I’m a new fan of Ontario Politics.

Ian Foulds—I agree with your funny prediction of: Two women splitting the woman’s vote, and a man coming up the center to win the Province.
commented 2018-02-08 12:01:11 -0500
I’m betting against Doug Ford, after witnessing the leftist rout of conservative Dianne Watts race to be leader of the opposition in BC (she’s a bit of a Red Tory, but basically centrist).
The leftwing in the PCPO will, IMO, end up signing enough new memberships to beat Ford in the final ballot, leaving the unrepresented Trillium party as the only conservative alternative, just as the leaderless BC Cons party (no MLAs) is the only right of centre party in BC now.
I hope I’m wrong, because Ford not only would be good for Ontario, but also good for Canada because he would influence Scheer and thus help to prevent the CPC from moving to the left. And of course, not being cozy with Trudeau is something to look forward to.
commented 2018-02-08 11:12:42 -0500
This will be good for Katherine Wynne , she will be able to write a book how I lost my job as Premiere of Gontario .
commented 2018-02-08 10:52:36 -0500
The PCs has been the most boring uninspired , unimaginative party in the country.
If we had a solid conservative woman with some personality to go up against the disgusting Wynne it would be great. I don’t see those qualities in either of the female candidates.
Ford has personality and us bombastic enough to take on the massive onslaught of negativity that the media and unions will direct his way.
Anybody but Wynne.PLEASE