Doug Ford in Quotes

Douglas Robert Ford Jr. recently won the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. One-term metro councillor, president of Deco Labels and Tags, father of Lingerie Football League star Krista, and spouse of the purveyor of Instagram’s darkly compelling “Fitmamalife” account (sadly now private), Doug Ford’s dream of building a mega-mall and the world’s largest Ferris wheel on Toronto’s waterfront may have been thwarted, but he is halfway to fulfilling his late brother Rob’s 2013 prediction that “Doug will be provincial, he will be premier one day.” The Ontario general election will be held on June 7, 2018. 

“We’re gonna win areas that have never went PC before.”
On the upcoming provincial election

“They’re all interconnected here, folks. It’s the unions. It’s just a big circle. I call em’ the dirty dozen.”
On the conspiracy against his brother Rob

“I’ve had my gay friends come and visit me in Chicago. Gay men have slept in my bed.”
Defending his brother against accusations of homophobia 

“It is going to turn into a bathhouse . . . there is going to be hanky-panky. I guarantee it.”
On the City Hall bike change room

“Everyone keeps saying Rob’s a conservative. He’s a huge, massive social liberal. He loves Obama. The headlines of the papers when he won? ‘The White Obama.’ ”

“No, I wasn’t slinging any hash. Thirty-one years ago. I smoked marijuana. I didn’t deal marijuana. If you want to go calling, you know, going to your buddy and saying, ‘Here is a joint for 10 bucks.’ If that’s what you want to call [dealing], so be it.”
On reports he sold hashish

“Have you ever smoked marijuana? Have you ever smoked marijuana? Have you ever smoked marijuana? Yes or no. Have you smoked marijuana?… I guess the answer is yes.”
To Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, who had questioned the mayor about his crack use

“Well good luck to Margaret Atwood. I don’t even know her. If she walked by me, I wouldn’t have a clue who she is.”
On Margaret Atwood

“You can be racist against people who have a drinking problem. You can be racist against people that eat little red apples.”
On racism

“Curb the drinking, not out in public, you can stay in your basement, have a few pops. That’s it.”
On drinking

“If every politician in this country … was watched twenty-four seven, recorded every move, recorded every conversation, a good chunk of politicians would be in jail right now.”
On politicians