Renata latest Ford to jump into political fray


spaminator
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Renata latest Ford to jump into political fray
Joe Warmington
Published:
June 21, 2019
Updated:
June 21, 2019 9:23 PM EDT
Renata Ford announced as the People's Party of Canada's candidate for Etobicoke North at event hosted by the Leader of the Peoples Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
Who said the Ford assembly line isn’t growing?
MPP Doug Ford Sr., Mayor Rob Ford, Councillor Michael Ford, Premier Doug Ford (Jr.) — and now a new political product line offering in Renata Ford!
You read it right. But this has been all over the news since I broke the story Friday morning.
Seems a fifth member of the famous Ford family running for election is big news. The widow of late Mayor Rob Ford will be the first in the dynasty to run federally — as a candidate for the People’s Party of Canada.
“Rob (who died in 2016) would be happy because he always wanted me to run,” Renata told me. “At the time I felt there should only be one of us in politics but now I, like Rob did, I want to serve my community and give back to the place that has given us so much.”
She will do this in the Fords’ old stomping ground of Etobicoke North and says she will approach the job the same way she saw her husband do it.
Renata Ford announced as the People’s Party of Canada’s candidate for Etobicoke North at event hosted by the Leader of the Peoples Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier on Friday, June 21, 2019. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
“Grass roots and customer service,” Renata said, adding her kids Dougie and Stephanie are supportive and she thinks Etobicoke North is too. “Everywhere I have gone today people have been encouraging me.”
PPC Leader Maxime Bernier among them.
“I don’t think I will be the only member elected,” he said, adding he believes “she can win.”
Certainly all of the other Fords who run in Etobicoke North have done just that.
However, when it comes to political baggage there is no question Renata Ford could fill up a whole airplane’s luggage compartment.
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In 2018 she plead guilty for impaired driving and was fined $1,000, given a two-year driving ban and handed three years probation for an incident during her first Christmas after her husband died of cancer. She also filed a multi-million lawsuit against her brother-in-law Doug Ford and other family members and their business just before last June’s provincial election — a matter that is still unresolved before the courts.
There’s a lot of other stuff too. But she acknowledges this.
“After a period of trials and tribulations, I’m healthier, and I’m more ready than ever,” she told a crowd Friday. “The time is right for me now to run to be a member of Parliament.”
Bernier agrees, saying he and everybody else has had “troubles in the past.”
Maintaining it’s the future that matters, Bernier promised “political correctness” is not part of the PPC and he will not turn on every candidate who’s complicated past or dumb social media post is raised.
“We are going to do politics differently than the other parties,” he said. “There will be no focus groups.”
He said his focus will instead be on defeating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (L) and Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are seen in file photos. Christopher Katsarov/Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Renata Ford certainly grabbed a lot of attention Friday.
However, it doesn’t appear she will be getting support from the other elected Fords — both Premier Ford and Councillor Ford wished all candidates luck.
But Renata won’t be surprised if they are eventually supportive because, even though there is a fight over business, she said, “we are still a family who care about each other.”
She also said she feels bad for the tough time Premier Ford has been going through of late “because I know he is working hard and trying his best.”
Like Doug Senior and Junior, Michael and the love of her life Rob, working hard is something Renata said people “can count on” if she does indeed roll off the Ford assembly line into Canada’s House of Commons this fall.
jwarmington@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...political-fray
 
Curious Cdn
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Yikes!!

Lock up the moonshine, Billy-Bob!
 
petros
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It's the Very Few People's Party. She'll win for sure.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's the Very Few People's Party. She'll win for sure.

She'll win some of the Ford family's votes, for sure. She's currently suing Dug.