Doug Ford

Douglas Robert Ford Jr. MPP (listen; born November 20, 1964) is a Canadian politician and businessman who has served as the 26th and current premier of Ontario since June 2018 and leader of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party since March 2018. He represents the Toronto riding of Etobicoke North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Doug Ford
Ford in 2018
26th Premier of Ontario
Assumed office
June 29, 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorElizabeth Dowdeswell
Preceded byKathleen Wynne
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Assumed office
June 29, 2018
Preceded byKathleen Wynne
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Assumed office
March 10, 2018
Preceded byVic Fedeli (interim)
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Etobicoke North
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byShafiq Qaadri
Toronto City Councillor
for Ward 2 Etobicoke North
In office
December 1, 2010  November 30, 2014
Preceded byRob Ford
Succeeded byRob Ford
Personal details
Douglas Robert Ford Jr.

(1964-11-20) November 20, 1964 (age 57)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Karla Middlebrook
Children4 (including Krista)
Residence(s)Princess Gardens, Etobicoke, Toronto
Alma materHumber College (no degree)[1]
  • Businessman
  • politician

With his brother Randy, Ford co-owns Deco Labels and Tags, a printing business operating in Canada and the United States that was founded by their father, Doug Ford Sr., who served as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) from 1995 to 1999. Ford was a Toronto city councillor for Ward 2 Etobicoke North from 2010 to 2014 at the same time that his brother, Rob Ford, was mayor of Toronto. Ford ran for the 2014 Toronto mayoral election, where he placed second behind John Tory. In 2018, Ford won the party leadership election of the PC Party and led the PCs to majority victories in the 2018 and 2022 general elections.

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