Rob and Doug: "You're a bunch of losers!"
|They should know ... they can spot losers a mile away!|
By Zi-Ann Lum
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Stephen Harper called the Ford brothers a “bunch of losers” a year before they showed up to sit front row at one of his re-election rallies, according to CTV’s Robert Fife.
The veteran political reporter made the revelation during a Tuesday taping of “Power Play.” Fife said he had spoken with staffers involved in John Tory’s Toronto mayoral campaign earlier in the day who were chuckling about Rob and Doug Ford’s cameo at Stephen Harper’s Etobicoke Centre campaign stop.
“When Mr. Tory was running against Doug Ford, the Prime Minister and Laureen Harper were telling John Tory how much they wanted Doug to lose and that Doug and Rob were a bunch of losers,” said Fife.
“And now they’ve resorted to the desperation of having Rob and Doug Ford in an audience — and a very small audience at that,” he said. The latest Nanos poll tracked Liberals leaping ahead of Conservatives with a seven point lead in support.
The two brothers were introduced at the event as “two great sons of Etobicoke Centre.”Don Peat
Crowd cheers for Rob Ford as he arrives at Stephen Harper event.
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Harper did not shake hands with ex-city councillor Doug or his younger brother ex-Toronto mayor Rob, the latter made infamous by a crack-smoking scandal that dogged his time in office.
Rob chose to keep to himself, but his attendance was picked up by U.S. news outlets including New York Magazine, who referred to Ford as “America’s favourite Canadian politician.”
Doug did speak to reporters and repeated a familiar Conservative party line, saying the central issue in this election is, “all about the economy.”
With files from The Canadian Press