Doug Ford hints at a run at Ontario politics
Doug Ford tells CP24's Stephen LeDrew he would do anything to help the Ontario PC party on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
Published Friday, October 5, 2012 1:05PM EDT
Toronto city councillor Doug Ford hinted Friday he would consider taking a run at provincial politics, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to help the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.
Ford sidestepped questions about running in the next provincial election during an interview with CP24’s Stephen LeDrew, laughing when LeDrew said it sounded like a yes.
“I will do anything to help the PC party get the fiscal foundation of this province back on track,” Ford told LeDrew on Friday.
Earlier this year, Ford said he would run provincially when Premier Dalton McGuinty threatened to call an election during a dispute over the budget.
"If Dalton McGuinty decides to call an election next week, I'll be there supporting a great leader named Tim Hudak," Ford said in June. "He'd be a fabulous premier and I know Tim Hudak would change the fiscal foundation of this province."
Ford said on Friday that the Ontario PCs need to treat the province the way his brother Mayor Rob Ford’s administration has treated Toronto.
He said he and his brother have cut the size and cost of Toronto’s government since being elected in 2010. He added that they have stopped the waste of taxpayer money and started putting it to good use.
“I will do whatever it takes to make sure we straighten out the province as well.” he said.