Doug Ford pulls out of a debate, supposedly because “average, hardworking people” can’t get in
According to the Globe, Doug Ford pulled out of a debate organized by the Empire Club today just 20 minutes before it was supposed to begin. The ostensible reason for his sudden change of heart, according to his campaign, was that the lunchtime event’s $80-per-person admission price was insultingly high. “Debates should be open events that any member of the public can attend and ask questions,” a press release said. So, $80 is too expensive for Ford, who has spent the past few days doing everything in his power to portray himself as an everyman alternative to John Tory (despite the fact that both men are millionaires). $750, meanwhile, is apparently just fine. That, according to Global News, is what a ticket to Monday’s planned Doug Ford fundraiser will cost attendees.