Media forecasts populist Ford will win Ontario election

World / Politics Jun 8, 2018

Media forecasts populist Ford will win Ontario election

Doug Ford, whose populist message of smaller government and tax cuts drew comparisons to Donald Trump, will be the next premier of Canada's most populous province and economic engine. Ford's Progressive Conservatives were poised to win about 74 of Ontario's 124 districts in Thursday's election, ...

Canadian contenders battle in final days of election campaign

World / Politics Oct 18, 2015

Canadian contenders battle in final days of election campaign

Canada's political leaders began their final weekend dashes on Saturday before voters decide on Monday whether to grant Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper a rare fourth consecutive mandate after a long and hard-fought campaign. Harper attended a Toronto rally that was organized in part by ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has tumor; election campaign up in air

World / Politics Sep 12, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has tumor; election campaign up in air

Speculation swept Canada's biggest city on Thursday after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who made global headlines last year for admitting he had smoked crack cocaine, was hospitalized with an abdominal tumor just six weeks before the mayoral election. With biopsy results expected by the end ...

Toronto mayor's saga to be a musical

World / Politics Jun 17, 2014

Toronto mayor's saga to be a musical

In case anyone has missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletive-laden videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage. "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation" held auditions ...