Douglas Robert Ford Jr. MPP 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 Party since March 2018. He represents the Toronto riding of Etobicoke North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Doug Ford Wife
Doug Ford is now a happily married man. He was reunited with his longtime flame, Karla. Krista, Kayla, Kara, and Kyla are their four daughters. According to him, Karla’s maternal ancestors fled to Canada from Europe because they were Jews.
Even though Ford no longer considers himself an “ethical vegetarian” due to his experience working in a meatpacking factory as a youngster, he still avoids eating red meat.
Since at least 2012, when he made a public attempt at losing weight, Ford has had a difficult time maintaining a healthy weight.
Once deemed “unfashionably overweight,” he is still the target of media fat-shaming on occasion. Ford’s mom, Diane, passed away in 2020 January from cancer.
Who is Doug Ford?
Douglas Robert Ford Jr. MPP (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 as leader of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party since March 2018.
He represents the Toronto constituency of Etobicoke North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
With his brother Randy, Ford co-owns Deco Labels and Tags, a printing business operating in Canada and the United States that was started by their father, Doug Ford Sr., who served as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) from 1995 to 1999.
Ford was a Toronto city councilman representing Ward 2 Etobicoke North from 2010 to 2014 at the same time that his brother, Rob Ford, was mayor of Toronto. Ford stood 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.
Early life, family, and education Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Ford was the second of four children of Doug Bruce Ford Sr. and Ruth Diane Ford (née Campbell).
[His paternal grandparents were English immigrants. He attended Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute for five years, graduating in 1983. He then attended Humber College for two months before quitting out with no degree.