For many Quebecers, the notion that Ontario voters would risk a replay of the Toronto spectacle on the larger provincial stage is mind-boggling
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford may have made inroads in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, but don't expect the same fervour over Ford Mania to grip Quebec, writes columnist Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Don’t expect Ford mania to seep into Quebec’s fall election campaign. The opposite is likely to happen.
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