Doug Ford has been the Premier of Ontario since he was sworn in back in late June after he and his Progressive Conservative party won a landslide election.
While most of the province voted for him, many people in Toronto were very unhappy with the result. The PC’s won many of the suburbs of the city, but the NDP dominated much of what people know as Toronto.
Some people in the city are now starting to wonder if Ford really has their best interests at heart.
Ferris wheels, popcorn stands, fairytale subways, casinos, $🍺 and a brand new Ontario Place. Such a joke. For those that voted for this moron. We in Toronto told you so. He will do nothing for Ontario. Only here to ruin Toronto and settle some scores. https://t.co/B7xpPIpeX8— DebG (@debgallant) September 7, 2018
Many people in Toronto think that since being elected, Ford has focused attention on trying to settle old scores from when he was a city councillor.
Ford's government recently passed a bill cutting the size of Toronto's city council almost in half, a move many in the city did not like.
JUST IN: Dougie punishes the city that refused to elect him as mayor by destroying the Democratic process during an election cycle…— Herne (@Herne) August 14, 2018
scary, scary times.— Toronto Miranda (@TorontoMiranda) August 14, 2018
Boooooooooo— Kathryn Kent (@KentKathryn) August 14, 2018
Ford has argued that cutting the size of the council would be a way to save the government money, and allow for more productivity with less arguing.
But, many in the city saw it as an attack on democracy.
Hopefully Toronto will launch a court case now. That should block this terrible attack on our democracy.— Igneous Rock (@misledgeekboy) August 14, 2018
The city has launched a legal challenge against the cut to the size of council in the hopes of reversing it before the election later this year.
Ford has also moved to have the provincial government take over the TTC. Doing so would allow his government, "to implement a more efficient regional transit system, reduce costs and build transit faster," according to a press release put out by the province.
Many in the city are opposed to the idea, though.
By that logic, Ford should really change TTC and call it Ontario Transit Commission. While at it, he should also change city council and call it Ontario City Council.— Marco Yim (@myimable) September 7, 2018
One problem with Ford potentially taking over Toronto's subway system is figuring out how to integrate the TTC buses and streetcars with a provincial subway system. If there is no integration, both systems will be hurt. #topoli #ttc— Michael Bednarski (@mikebednarski) September 4, 2018
There are even petitions being started against the plan.
If we didn't catch you at the Labour Day Parade, please sign here https://t.co/FtcCFd2cVK or here https://t.co/vTYGMjzLij— Ed Cunningham (@EdCCunningham) September 3, 2018
to resist Doug Ford's plans to upload the Toronto Subway. #WeBuiltIt #WePaidForIt #KeepTransitPublic #TTC #TTCRIDERS pic.twitter.com/OfcLugasS0
Ford may be the leader of the province, but it's clear many in the city are unhappy with his leadership.