Ontario-based Council of Canadians chapter members have been making phone calls to Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Doug Ford’s supporters calling on them to close their wallets to his harmful and undemocratic agenda.
As reported by CTV, “The Ford government promised not to cut the Basic Income Pilot Program – they lied about that. They concealed their secret plans to gut Toronto City Council until after they were elected. And now they have announced they will use the notwithstanding clause anytime they want to ram through their agenda.”
Chapter members are calling names of publicly-listed PC Party donors, explained the Council’s Ontario-Quebec Organizing Assistant Rachel Small. “[Chapter members] are talking to them and saying while they may not be able to vote in the few years they can certainly vote with their wallet and effectively boycott the party until they stand up for democracy."
There are about 10,000 donors who gave nearly $5 million to the PC Party in 2017.