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Don’t underestimate Doug Ford

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After a topsy-turvy sprint of an election campaign, former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford is now leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. And he may just become premier after Canada’s most-populous province goes to the polls in June, given the mood for change in Ontario after 15 years of Liberal rule. The gas plant and eHealth scandals, as well as high hydro rates and other issues have contributed to an erosion of the party’s popularity over time.

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