Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate Doug Ford encouraged supporters to purchase a party membership on Saturday night while vowing to tackle healthcare issues and voiced his opposition to a carbon tax.

Mr. Ford, a former city councilor, mayoral candidate, and brother of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told supporters they had 13 days to buy $10 memberships in time to be eligible to vote for the next PC leader from Mar. 2 to 8 with the winner announced on Mar. 10.

Ford criticized Premier Kathleen Wynne’s deficit spending and promoted his vision for the province including the reduction of wait times in hospitals.

“Last week, my mom had a little slip. So we went up to Humber River Hospital. My mom was on the stretcher and she was put in the hallway, stacked up,” he explained, touching on the so-called “hallway healthcare” issue plaguing hospitals.

“Help is on its way. Resources are on their way and I promise your voices will be heard.”

Ford made clear his criticism for Patrick Brown’s carbon tax, even insisting that he would oppose an attempt by Prime Minister Trudeau to enforce a federal instituted tax.

More details to follow. Image of Patrick Brown from the Blog TO.



Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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