The Foreign Desk

Explainer 127: What does Ontario’s new premier tell us about politics in Canada?

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8 August 2018

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Anyone wanting a glimpse of what might be unfolding in Canadian politics should look to Ontario, which has just elected Doug Ford – brother of the late crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, Rob – as its new premier. In the opening weeks of his time in office Ford laid down the kind of populist agenda that Donald Trump could be proud of. Monocle’s bureau chief in Toronto, Tomos Lewis, has more.

8 August 2018

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