Doug Ford’s plan to spend $50,000 to customize a van for his travel needs, has finally given the media party a scandal that will enable them to crucify Ontario’s fiscally conservative Premier.
CBC sleuths came across a court document indicating that the van will have several specialty items, including a mini-fridge, a 32-inch television with Blu-ray player, a leather power reclining sofa bench, four swivel chairs and desks. The total price is $50,696 including HST.
Barely a media scrum goes by these days without journalists grilling the Premier about that proposed customized van. They’re obsessed about it even though it appears the people of Ontario couldn’t care less.
The media narrative is of course that by opting for this custom ride, Ford is a hypocrite, but do the facts bear that out?