Oct 29, 2014
By Jane Brown
Fresh from an impressive second place finish in the Toronto mayoral race, Doug Ford is considering a run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. He said yesterday is the only candidate with the base of support to beat Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Four candidates are already in the race to be the next P.C. leader; MPP’s Christine Elliot, Vic Fedeli, Lisa MacLeod and Monte McNaughton, along with MP Patrick Brown.
Ford says the party needs to be more progressive and insists he is “the fresh blood the Conservatives need to get back into power in the 2018 provincial election.”
For now, Doug Ford says he wants to take a few weeks off to rest from the Toronto mayoral campaign. Ford is also not ruling out fulfilling a request from Mayor-elect John Tory to make a contribution to the future of Toronto. “He did call me and ask me that, and I need a few weeks, and I wished him all the best and anything I could help him with, or support him with, I’d be more than happy to help John and more importantly help the people of this great city,” Ford said on the day after the election.
The deadline for entering the race for Ontario P.C. leader is January 30th.