GOLDSTEIN: Doug Ford’s first budget is Liberal-lite

If there was any doubt before Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s first budget Thursday, we now know his Progressive Conservatives are nothing like Mike Harris’ common sense revolutionaries of 1995 to 2002.

Ford’s PC’s are populists, not revolutionaries, and, alarmingly, are already displaying the spendthrift tendencies of the Dalton McGuinty — Kathleeen Wynne Liberal governments of 2003 to 2018.