Musings —05.27.2019 09:34 AM—
And Doug Ford has, actually. It isn’t ever easy to do, politically, but Ford deserves recognition for doing so.
So, how did this problem happen? Well, I’ve known Ford for a few years, and I can tell you he isn’t an ideological maniac or a micromanager. He generally always appoints the best people he can find – in his case, even his two leadership rivals (Mulroney and Elliott) to two of the most senior posts in government – and he delegates to them.
I am told what happened, here, is he delegated. And those folks – the delagatees? delegators? delawares? – didn’t reach out to Ontario municipal politicians. Having been an Ontario municipal politician himself, Ford knew that was big mistake. Today, he fixed that.
But full credit where credit is due: John Tory was a champ, here. He led the charge, and his weekend door-knocking was a masterstroke. Kudos to John and his excellent team, too.
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) May 27, 2019