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The councillor from Crazy Town has morphed into a premier-in-waiting

By Tim Powers      

New Ontario PC leader Doug Ford has more discipline than his late brother and American President Donald Trump, to which he is often compared.

Doug Ford, the newly elected leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, has already shown signs he’s prepared to step up his game ahead of the June election, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Premier Doug Ford. Say that three times fast. Then take a breath and let it sink in because it could happen. This candidate is not to be underestimated, regardless of his perceived shortcomings and the circus that often travels with Ford family campaigns. At the outset of the now-concluded—although you never know with this crowd—Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership campaign, Ford was not seen as the favourite. In some circles he was dismissed as the guy who

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