Can Doug Ford win Toronto’s mayoral race?


Can he win?

In some ways, he’s his brother’s polar opposite: a teetotalling, red-meat avoiding extrovert. In most other respects, there’s no mistaking Douglas Bruce Ford, Jr. for anyone but the mayor’s brother.

It’s there in the pin-striped bravado, the bluster, the unstinting allegiance to family and fiscal conservatism. As a rookie councillor, he had sweeping influence. He was the face and mind behind key political battles, such as the fate of the Port Lands and the standoff with Chief Bill Blair. While he is often characterized as a more polished, less controversial version of his brother, history suggests otherwise.


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