The Big Story
The Big Story
Aug 11, 2020
Doug Ford Vs. The Pandemic
Play • 25 min
Ontario's premier won a landslide election in 2018, but by the end of last year his approval rating was underwater. It's fair to say that when COVID-19 began, Ontarians were skeptical of his leadership. Six months later, though, Ford's approval is sky high. So what happened? Did Ford rise to the challenge or just beat low expectations?

Has he really changed minds or is this just a crisis bump? What did Ford do right and wrong over the past six months? And what's next for a leader who could be right back on shaky ground if his plan to reopen schools ends in disaster?

GUEST: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, Maclean's
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