WATCH: Holyday mum on Doug Ford being a 'loose cannon'

PC MPP weighs in on the councillor's plan to run provincially

Doug Holyday will run over the rules of Queen's Park to Doug Ford if the mayor's brother decides he wants to run provincially.

Toronto's former deputy mayor-turned-Tory MPP says the legislature doesn't work like city hall, pointing to screaming in press conferences between councillors and reporters.

When asked if he thinks Ford is too much of a loose cannon for the legislature, Holyday stood grinning. After five seconds of contemplative silence, he said he didn't want to call anyone that.

Two days ago, councillor Ford boasted about how he'll be headed to Queen's Park soon enough, running for the Progressive Conservatives.

But any Tory you ask wants to stay far away from the subject given the Ford family's alleged controversial lives.  

As for if Ford running for the Tories would be good for the party, Holyday says he's leaving that decision up to the local riding association. If Ford is chosen to run, it will then be in the hands of the voters.

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  1. Peter posted on 01/08/2014 01:17 PM
    It sounds like Doug Holyday is making up rules.
    Doug Ford can do what he wants. It's the public who will support him.
    Like Holyday says: If Ford is chosen to run, it will then be in the hands of the voters.


    One more thing:
    I am happy to hear that Mayor Fords approval rating has gone up again today.
    - From 42% to 47% Wow

    Good going Mayor Ford.

    Thank you NewsTalk 1010

    1. dama posted on 01/08/2014 02:29 PM
      @Peter Tim Hudak needs Doug Ford more than Doug needs Tim and it will be stupid for Tim or the local riding association not to nominate Doug as his PC representative

      If Tim wants to be the next Premier, he needs Doug, period.

      Rob Ford the teflon don? .. rating shot up a few percentage point..
      good for him and even winning over O Chow and J Tory.. I suggest these 2 save their $200

      If Rob Ford stays focus and no pending criminal charges in the next 10 months.. he will win..
  2. AC posted on 01/08/2014 02:48 PM
    Holyday is amusing when he's trying to be coy about his real opinions on Doug Ford.
    Probably all the other conservative MP's will remain tight lipped and tow the party line for the time being. But just wait until Doug goes off psychotic on something or someone and it will seem like he's undermining the party leader and the rest if his name is constantly in the press more than the leader. then you will see lash back from them.
    Because you know the other side will bring it all out again during the election. the hash, his brothers eff ups. ALL OF IT.. and rightly so
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