The Pollcast: Six months of Doug Ford moving fast and breaking things

On the latest episode of the Pollcast, Mike Crawley, the CBC's provincial affairs reporter in Toronto, breaks down the first six months of the Doug Ford era in Ontario.

This week: CBC's Mike Crawley on the first six months of the Doug Ford era in Ontario

Six months ago, Ontario Premier Doug Ford defeated the incumbent Liberal government after its 15 years in power. A lot has happened since then. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

It's been a tumultuous six months since Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives took office in Ontario, ousting the Liberal government after its 15 years in power in June's provincial election.

In that time, the Ford government has been sparking outrage among Franco-Ontarians, scaring off regulators in Washington state and raising concerns about political interference in the Ontario Provincial Police. The PCs seem willing to accept that, in the process of moving fast to reshape Ontario's government, they're bound to break a few things.

That's Mike Crawley's analysis; the CBC's provincial affairs reporter in Toronto spoke with host Éric Grenier on this week's episode of the Pollcast.

How have the first six months of the Ford era unfolded so far? And how have Andrea Horwath's New Democrats (newly propelled to Official Opposition status) and the badly-depleted Liberals adapted to their new roles at Queen's Park? 

The CBC's Mike Crawley joins Eric to break down the first six months of the Doug Ford era in Ontario. 22:20

Listen to the full discussion above — or subscribe to the CBC Pollcast and listen to past episodes of the show.

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