When announced that the Progressive Conservative party would be ran by the brother of the late former Toronto Mayor Rob, Doug Ford has been seemingly hit with a considerable amount of backlash.
A new campaign was started by a tweet sent out by former TV personality, now political activist Gail Vaz-Oxlade. She had tweeted asking if her followers were in the same boat as her, wanting to put an end to Doug Ford’s campaign. A quote from her simply states The purpose of the #NotFord campaign is to ensure Doug Ford does not form the government in the June 7th Ontario election”.
The group of #NotFord supporters come from different political backgrounds. While this movement is against PC, it isn’t for another party. It has taken a sense of pride in having Liberal, NDP, and Green party supporters all backing the cause. Even lifelong PC voters have taken a stand against Ford and have refused to vote for him.
The group has a strong primary message that is also quite simple: “Whether you hate Kathleen Wynne, cringe at the idea of an NDP government, or just can’t stomach Ford as leader, not voting shouldn’t be your option. Your vote is your voice. “If you want a strong, healthy Ontario that cares about people, vote smartly!”
A facebook page and a website is where more like-minded people and information can be found, as well as events such as “lawn sign contests” where entrants show their creativity in making anti Doug Ford Signs.
No matter who you support, make your voice heard, election day is June 7th.