FATAH: Four Lefties for Doug Ford

For all of their adult lives, the four men in the room had been ‘leftists’. Before coming to Canada from Pakistan, they had all suffered at the hands of the fascist ‘religious right’ with scars they carried with pride.

All four had voted for the NDP (and at times Liberal) since arriving in Canada, but on that night in Richmond Hill — north of Toronto — the four were wondering whether they should go to an event hosted by Doug Ford, who was running for the leadership of the supposedly ‘right-wing’ Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.