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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:57 pm
 


Doug Ford? 8O

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/o ... -1.4571014

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Doug Ford is the new leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, according to senior campaign sources who spoke to CBC's Mike Crawley, bringing to a close a turbulent six-week race just three months out from a provincial election.

The former Toronto city councillor beat out rivals Christine Elliott, Caroline Mulroney and Tanya Granic Allen in a tense contest that came down to the wire, sources say.

Announcement of the results has been delayed more than two hours after a technical issue with one of 12 ballot counting machines. As of 5 p.m. ET, lawyers representing the campaigns of Ford and Elliott were in a closed room trying to resolve the problem.

Elliott's campaign has demanded a manual recount of at least some of the ballots, sources tell CBC News. That process has been completed, and Ford is still the winner, multiple sources said.

Polling heading into Saturday's PC leadership convention suggested that it was a toss-up between the two.

Party officials say that voter turnout was higher than in any other leadership contest in its history, with 64, 053 preferential ballots cast over the week-long voting period, though 71,450 total members were registered. The previous record was 44,188 ballots cast in 2002.

Ford campaigned as an outsider with a distinct populist bent, telling reporters that he decided to run for "the people."


Doug Ford?!?! MOGA?

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Doug Ford. Ah, populism, what have you just done now? ROTFL


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:19 pm
 


Ruined the Ontario PC’s chances yet again.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:19 pm
 


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And it's possible the good news hasn't ended.

Perhaps there will be an exodus of the Progressives from the Progressive Conservative party to which if I was an Ontario-yo conservative I would say 'don't let the door hit your ass on the way out...oh, and let's have a name change.'


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:21 pm
 


And speaking of Ontario-yos if you vote Commie Kathy in again now that you have a legitimate choice of opposing policy you deserve what you get.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:52 pm
 


Looks like the entire convention is an apocalypse-grade clusterfuck. Apparently everyone just got kicked out of the hall and told to go home while the bigwigs try to figure out what the hell to do. Gonna be hilarious for Ontario if Ford retains, wins the premier's office, and then runs the province in the exact same way the Tories have run their convention. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:44 pm
 


It almost smells like the leadership is trying to find a way to not let Ford win. Which, while shitty, is wholly understandable too.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:07 pm
 


They must have paid attention to the US with what happens when the chaos candidate wins. :|


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:56 pm
 


Totally embarrassing.

I’m not even sure who to vote for.Christine Elliot was a guaranteed win. I’ll give DF a chance but my expectations aren’t very high.

Perhaps it’s time for a new party to start up and stand between the LPO and CPO.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:02 pm
 


The fun part (well, one of the many fun parts) is that the Tories rushed to boot out Patrick Brown based on harassment allegations that are arguable false only to replace him with Doug Ford, who has been credibly accused (if not outright proven) to have been a leg-breaky sort of drug dealer from high school through to his early twenties. Like, this is an improvement or something over Brown's foibles?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 pm
 


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The fun part (well, one of the many fun parts) is that the Tories rushed to boot out Patrick Brown based on harassment allegations that are arguable false only to replace him with Doug Ford, who has been credibly accused (if not outright proven) to have been a leg-breaky sort of drug dealer from high school through to his early twenties. Like, this is an improvement or something over Brown's foibles?


With all due respect to Ford, people taking aim at him and his brother about shit that happened 30 years ago isn’t anything remotely close to being considered “proven”


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:34 pm
 


Globe & Mail article from a few years back, during Rob Ford's crack smoking meltdown, says otherwise. It says all the Ford kids were involved in drug-related activities of some sort back in the mid to late-1980's. If it was false then the G&M would have been sued by at least one of the Fords or had to issue a retraction.

And the child remains the father to the man. It applies as much to Doug Ford, or anyone else, as much as it does to some gutter worm like Donald Trump. Bad person when they're young more often than not remains a bad person when they're older.


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Thanos wrote:
Globe & Mail article from a few years back, during Rob Ford's crack smoking meltdown, says otherwise. It says all the Ford kids were involved in drug-related activities of some sort back in the mid to late-1980's. If it was false then the G&M would have been sued by at least one of the Fords or had to issue a retraction.

And the child remains the father to the man. It applies as much to Doug Ford, or anyone else, as much as it does to some gutter worm like Donald Trump. Bad person when they're young more often than not remains a bad person when they're older.


Not sure about you, I’m not really keen on taking the word of former drug dealers and users as gospel. FWIW, the lawyers did issue a statement on the “findings”.

We have to move away from this trend where if anyone is accused of anything we automatically assume it’s gotta be true as the media would never lie to us or sensationalize a story to get more reads.

Either way, he was a terrible choice for leader.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:38 pm
 


That "fake news" insinuation is what you regularly get in Bart's face about when it comes to issues involving Trump. It's not wrong just for the Trumpists to use as a tactic, it's wrong for anyone to use. If you don't think the action of a young drug-dealing Doug Ford are important today then what do you think about his comments regarding a group home for autistic kids that he made as an adult in 2014 while he was handling Rob's mayoral re-election campaign? Is that relevant in showing the true nature of the man or is it to be forgotten (including telling the dad of one of the kids to "go to hell") just because it was, as you would say, in the past? :?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 am
 


Coach85 wrote:
Christine Elliot was a guaranteed win.


Nothing is guaranteed in politics.


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Thanos wrote:
That "fake news" insinuation is what you regularly get in Bart's face about when it comes to issues involving Trump. It's not wrong just for the Trumpists to use as a tactic, it's wrong for anyone to use. If you don't think the action of a young drug-dealing Doug Ford are important today then what do you think about his comments regarding a group home for autistic kids that he made as an adult in 2014 while he was handling Rob's mayoral re-election campaign? Is that relevant in showing the true nature of the man or is it to be forgotten (including telling the dad of one of the kids to "go to hell") just because it was, as you would say, in the past? :?


I didn’t say that it wasn’t important. I questioned the credibility of the sources.

Lots of politicians have issues in their past. Liberal George Smitherman was a former drug addict and drop out yet that doesn’t define him today.


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