Ontario’s PC Party is test-driving a Ford less than three months before the big election.
In what some are calling a “stunning upset” Saturday following a lengthy and heated ballot dispute, Doug Ford was declared the winner and chosen one to lead the Progressive Conservatives into the June 7 campaign. The one-term Toronto city councillor and 2014 runner-up to Mayor John Tory defeated the party-favourite Christine Elliott, a lawyer and former MPP marking her third go at the party leadership.
“Tonight we took the first step in defeating Kathleen Wynne,” Ford told media and supporters at 10:15 p.m. surrounded by his family.
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