ROB FORD'S WIDOW TO RUN FOR PEOPLE'S PARTY OF CANADA IN OCTOBER ELECTION
Jun 21, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Another Ford is running for public office.
Renata Ford, widow of former mayor Rob, sister-in-law to current premier Doug and aunt to city councillor Michael, is running for Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada in the October federal election.
Renata Ford was introduced as one of 39 candidates the PPC will put forward to voters in the GTA.
“As a proud Canadian and a mother of two young children I have deep concerns of what the future holds for Etobicoke North (riding) and for Canada,” said Ford.
Party Leader Bernier says she approached the PPC.
”I had tough time in politics a couple of years ago and she had tough time also,” Bernier pointed out.
”But she believe in our ideas and she’s ready to fight.”
Ford pleaded guilty to impaired driving last year and was sentenced to three-years probation and 100-hours of community service and also given a two-year driving ban and fined for an incident in 2016.
She also launched a lawsuit in 2018 against her brothers-in-law Doug and Randy Ford and their family businesses, claiming she and her two children were bilked out of millions of dollars.
Doug Ford, who was then PC leader, said he was ”shocked” by the allegations that surfaced just before the provincial election.
Asked to comment on her candidacy, a spokesperson for the premier’s office said Ford ”wishes every candidate good luck in the upcoming federal election.”