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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ford was campaigning with Trudeau at the announcement, as per Ontario’s Liberal leader

Ford was campaigning with Trudeau at the announcement, says Ontario Liberal leader.

Key Takeaways:

  • Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s joint announcement, according to Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca, is more like a campaign stop than an act of governance.
  • Trudeau dismissed the notion that Trudeau’s support for Ford’s provincial election campaign was based on the two leaders standing side by side.

Days before Ontario’s expected provincial election, Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca says a joint announcement by Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more like a campaign stop than an act of governance.

On Monday, Trudeau and Ford shared the podium to announce a $1 billion joint investment in electric vehicle production in Brampton and Windsor.

On the other hand, Del Duca suggested Ford’s motivations were not genuine before the announcement.

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“I believe the Prime Minister is in charge of the government, but Doug Ford is campaigning.” “Frankly, Doug Ford has been campaigning for well over a year now, rather than doing the heavy lifting that Ontarians have demanded,” Del Duca said at a separate news conference.

The idea that Trudeau’s support for Ford’s provincial election campaign was based on the two leaders standing side by side was dismissed by Trudeau. Instead, he stated that he believed it was unjust to keep their announcement a secret any longer.

Ford was campaigning with Trudeau at the announcement, says Ontario Liberal leader.
Ford was campaigning with Trudeau at the announcement, says Ontario Liberal leader. Image from The Hill Times

“For many months, we’ve been working nonstop on this.” And I’m sure the people of Windsor would rather not have waited another day for this good news. Trudeau stated, “This is a significant announcement.”

Ford echoed that sentiment, dismissing the notion that the joint announcement was a political ruse.

“I don’t give a damn about political affiliations. The public expects us to complete the task. We’re going to finish it. “And on June 2, the people will decide,” Ford said.

While the premier has not yet requested an election, Ford is expected to do so in the coming days, as the election date of June 2 is only a few weeks away.

Source: CTV news

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