Brother of Rob Ford Elected to Lead Conservatives in Ontario

Doug Ford, the brother of the former Toronto mayor who confessed to crack cocaine use and public intoxication, was narrowly elected on Saturday as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, the opposition party.

Mr. Ford has embraced the same populist, right-of-center approach to politics as his brother Rob Ford, who died two years ago after treatment for a rare form of cancer. After the brother became mayor in 2010, Mr. Ford successfully campaigned to take his former seat on the Toronto City Council.

Mr. Ford mostly ran the label business that had been founded by their father, also named Doug, who was a Progressive Conservative member of Ontario’s legislature.

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