Douglas Robert Ford, Jr., a Canadian businessman and local politician is the Premier-designate of Ontario following the 2018 Ontario general election. Ford won the election of a majority Ontario government for his Progressive Conservative party while winning his riding of choice, Etobicoke North in a landslide.
Doug Ford was born November 20, 1964, and elected to represent Ward 2 Etobicoke North from 2010 to 2014 at the same time that his brother Rob was mayor of Toronto. Their father, Doug Ford Sr. co-founded Deco Labels and Tags, a printing business operating in Canada and the United States, and was a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1995 to 1999.
Doug Jr. ran for the 2014 Toronto mayoral election where he placed second behind John Tory. He won the Ontario PC leadership race and has now led his party to an overwhelming victory, becoming Premier of the Province of Ontario for at least four years.
As head of the provincial government, Ford is ultimately responsible for direct taxation for natural resources, prisons, charities, hospitals, municipal institutions, provincial courts, education, agriculture, immigration, Old age, disability and survivors’ pensions.
The good news for citizens of Ontario is that a majority government will move faster and get more done. Doug Ford has been elected and is now challenged to make it work for everyone.