Doug Ford ends northern Ontario tour without any northern promises
Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford wrapped up his three-day campaign-style tour of northern Ontario Wednesday night without making any new campaign promises specifically for the north.
Ford's trip ended with an evening rally in Sudbury, after stops earlier this week in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Dryden and Kenora.
"It's great to be in the north, as I say, with the real folks of Ontario," Ford told the crowd of about 200 people at Cambrian College. The attendance matched the crowd Ford drew Tuesday night in Thunder Bay.
Ford said the Sudbury rally was the reason he could not attend a leaders' debate in Toronto Wednesday evening organized by the black community, and attended by Premier Kathleen Wynne, NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner.
At the rally, Ford spoke for about 20 minutes, shook hands and chatted with those in attendance for about 15 minutes, did a three-minute scrum with reporters, then was whisked off to the airport by his staff at 7:30.
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