Doug Ford

26th premier of Ontario since 2018

Douglas Robert Ford Jr. (born November 20, 1964) is a Canadian businessman and politician serving as the 26th and current premier of Ontario since June 2018. A member of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party, he represents the Toronto area riding of Etobicoke North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He is the brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

Doug Ford in 2018

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2012 edit

  • Sorry I was late this morning, I had to take two showers to wipe the tire marks off my back. In saying that, I’d be more than happy to be thrown underneath the bus for my brother any day, by the way.

2013 edit

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2016 edit

  • If I ever get to the provincial level of politics, municipal affairs is the first thing I would want to change. I think mayors across the province deserve stronger powers. One person in charge, with veto power, similar to the strong mayoral systems in New York and Chicago and L.A.

2018 edit

  • I can't think of a more life-changing procedure for a young woman than an abortion... I don't know too many parents that would approve any of their kids going on a field trip without their knowledge. I don't see anyone ever approving an operation on their children when they're 12- and 13-years-old without approval.
  • My friends, a new day has dawned on Ontario! A day of opportunity, a day of prosperity and a day of growth. We’re going to turn this province around, so our children and their children will always be proud to call Ontario home. We will make sure Ontario is the greatest place on Earth to live, to do business and to raise a family. And we will make Ontario once again the engine of Canada.
  • All I heard everywhere I went was buck-a-beer, buck-a-beer, buck-a-beer. So sometimes the media, ourselves even, we live in a bubble and you don’t realize some of the kitchen table issues people want to get done.

2019 edit

  • Hey Michael, it’s Doug Ford calling. Thanks so much for the message my friend. Uh, you know something? I love those polls. They make me laugh. But Michael, you got to be very, very careful when you tell someone that they’re corrupt. Very, very, very careful. OK, my friend? I’ll talk to you later.
  • God bless the president [Donald Trump]] and don’t get me wrong. Full disclosure: I’m a big Republican, I’m a supporter, conservative-minded and Jason’s probably more conservative than I am. But, you know, this protectionism, it’s just not going to work.

2020 edit

  • We have a bunch of yahoos out in the front of Queen’s Park sitting there protesting that the place isn’t open, as they are breaking the law. And putting everyone in jeopardy, putting themselves in jeopardy, putting workers in jeopardy and god forbid one of them ends up in the hospital down the street.
  • Am I frustrated? Yeah I am frustrated but I have confidence in the team. I will be like an 800-pound gorilla on their backs every single day if I have to until I see these numbers go up.
  • I don’t get. I just don’t get it. If we weren’t so backlogged on MRIs, I’d send you to the MRI to get your brain scanned because I just don’t think there is anything in there.

2021 edit

  • Nothing is more important than getting these vaccines. If I was in his [Justin Trudeau's] shoes … I’d be up that [Pfizer] guy’s ying yang so far with a firecracker he wouldn’t know what hit him. I would be outside that guy’s house every time he moved.
  • We will never stop issuing MZOs for the people of Ontario, the people that need housing. There are 40,000 people moving in the GTA, the fastest-growing region in North America. If it was up to the NDP they’d be living in mud huts right now.

Quotes About Ford edit

  • We have a premier in this province who's told us many times now that our existing hospitals have no capacity to deal with the wait-lists 

External links edit

  •   Encyclopedic article on Doug Ford on Wikipedia
  •   Media related to Doug Ford on Wikimedia Commons