Rob Ford endorses Christine Elliott for PC leader

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Ford brothers endorse Christine Elliott for Ontario PC leader

TORONTO – Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Christine Elliott now has the backing of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Ford, who’d been supporting leadership hopeful Monte McNaughton before he dropped out of the race, and his brother Doug appeared with Elliott on Sunday in west-end Toronto.

Elliott says Ford and his brother have been “family friends” for many years and their father served with her late husband Jim Flaherty in the legislature.

Elliott and Barrie MP Patrick Brown are the only contenders left in the leadership race to replace Tim Hudak, who resigned after the Conservatives lost the election last June.

Ford, now a city councillor, says he’ll “support and endorse” Elliott in the leadership campaign, in which PC members vote May 3 and 7 for a new leader.

Elliott says it means a lot to her personally to have…

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