Doug Ford is a Canadian businessman and politician 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.

Ford said he would not rule out running for mayor once his brother Rob entered rehab in May 2014. Despite returning from rehab, Rob decided to drop out of the race for mayor after being diagnosed with an abdominal tumor and being sent to a hospital.

Doug Ford
Doug Ford

Doug Ford entered the race for mayor of Toronto at the eleventh hour on September 12, 2014, just minutes before the deadline for nominations.

Critics seized on remarks Ford made during the campaign to accuse him of anti-Semitism and misogyny, as well as prior drug trafficking and conflicts of interest.

Rob’s drug issue got little notice since voters saw him and Doug as having similar ideologies and hence supported him equally.

How Much Does Doug Ford Make as Premier of Ontario?

Canadian Businessman cum politician Doug Ford makes $208,974.00 as the premier of Ontario. After his Progressive Conservative (PC) party secured a majority of seats in the Ontario Legislature in the election held in 2018, he was sworn into office on June 29, 2018, and began his term that same day.