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Ford’s tight-knit Ontario election campaign team stacked with Harper-era players

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The Ford campaign team so far includes Kory Teneycke, Jenni Byrne, Chris Froggatt, Dean French, Michael Diamond, Fred DeLorey, Ian Todd, Melissa Lantsman, and Melanie Paradis, among others.

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has the advantage of name recognition in the upcoming Ontario election race, says Ken Boessenkool, eliminating the 'heavy lifting that goes on in a campaign for a lesser known candidate.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Ontario’s provincial parties are in campaign-mode, and new Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has a tight-knit team in place, stacked with experience at both the federal and provincial levels. “They’ve all spent a ton of time together in the last 10 to 15 years, so even though they were thrown together quickly out of circumstance, it’s a very tight-knit, impressive team,” said Ken Boessenkool, who was previously tapped to shape the Ontario PC platform under former leader

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