Doug Ford, brother of Rob Ford, could run for the leadership of the conservative party of ontario

News 28 January, 2018
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    Doug Ford in the company of the chief who had resigned from the conservative Party in ontario, Patrick Brown, who left due to allegations of sexual misconduct made by two women.

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    TORONTO | Doug Ford, the brother of the former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, would think seriously of running for the leadership of the progressive conservative Party of Ontario (PCO).

    According to sources from the channel CP24, the former Toronto city councillor and unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 2014, met with potential donors and supporters on Sunday. The politician could make an announcement as early as Monday.

    The former head of the PCO, Patrick Brown, resigned Thursday due to allegations of sexual misconduct made by two women in an interview with CTV News. The critic for finance of the party, Vic Fedeli, has been named interim leader. The latter indicated that he might also run for the leadership permanently.

    A survey conducted Thursday by Forum Research shows that Doug Ford is the second potential candidate is the more popular of the electors to stand for the leadership with 11 % support.

    Doug Ford had indicated last September to have the intention to wear it, again, candidate for mayor of Toronto in 2018.

    The OSP was ahead in voting intentions, when of the last polls before the resignation of Mr. Brown, for the provincial election of 7 June. The stroke of the probe of Forum Research also gave 42 % of voting intentions in the BCP on Thursday.