HEARTBROKEN FOR THE WRONG REASONS
Doug Ford said it was “heartbreaking” but he had no choice: he had to give up his personal cell phone because people were “real nasty.”
One of Ford’s lame “man of the people” shticks was to give out his personal cell phone number to the general public, saying that you could call him anytime. Well, it appears that people took him up on his offer: 400 to 500 calls a day according to his office. Few were calling to compliment him.
They were more than likely calling to complain about things like his cuts to libraries or public health, or to complain that making alcohol more available was dangerous to young people, or more cuts to senior’s programs, student loans or for people with long term disabilities.
You might be a little nasty too if you found out that you couldn’t go to school this fall because the OSAP funding has been cut. Or that you couldn’t afford your medications because you were cut off ODSP. Or that your child with autism could no longer get access to the support programs they needed to help them develop and grow.
We’d feel a little better if the Premier of Ontario was heartbroken about the damage that his policies are wreaking on the people of this province instead of losing one of his “for the people” gimmicks.
Don’t worry about Dougie, he’ll be fine. Worry instead about the millions of people who are truly heartbroken because of his actions.
The former “man of the people” will now revert to being what truly was and is: namely—a “man of the very select few”, mostly lobbyists, sycophants and strong Con supporters.
Stand Up. Fight Back. Don’t Give Up.