Can Rob Ford’s Brother Hang On to the Lead He Inherited in Ontario?

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: He’s a populist who upended the party establishment, pledging tax cuts, mocking elites and riding a wave of anger toward a liberal woman with baggage.

Meet Doug Ford, the front-runner out of the gate to become the premier of Canada’s most populous province — one of the top political jobs — under a “For the People” slogan. Ford won control of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party this year after its leader, who’d been cruising to victory, was felled by a Me Too scandal. Ford reminds many of Donald Trump — a businessman, more populist than conservative, not particularly concerned with policy and with a skill for connecting to voters.

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