“People aren’t fools”: Communications expert says that Ford’s explanation on Phillips isn’t enough

"People aren't fools": Communications expert says that Ford's explanation on Phillips isn't enough 1


Power Group Communication's Laura Babcock says a 'pattern' is emerging with Ont. Doug Ford's government and COVID-19 travel.

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70 Comments on "“People aren’t fools”: Communications expert says that Ford’s explanation on Phillips isn’t enough"

  1. Sheila Coultas | December 31, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

    In fact, many are, but they aren’t all blind.

  2. Is it so hard to find anyone with integrity to be in these positions of power. Or does it get thrown out when they get elected. Smh

    • They never had any.

    • agree ; they are only voted in for 4 years can’t they just behave for 4 years ?

    • Reggie, integrity comes from conducting yourself to principals. Principals are not ephemeral. So, I don’t believe individuals become corrupt following election. I believe they were corrupt before that. Those without principals are the most easily corrupted. If you don’t stand for something, you fall for anything. We, the electorate, must do a better job of vetting the candidates. We need to look for examples in their past of where they behaved in a principled way. Where they did the right thing; not the easy or popular thing.

    • @Ogany Supreme we never were. Rules for thee but not for me.

    • @Caleb B Yup.

  3. Valeriya Varnavskaya | December 31, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    So…. you guys finally caught on that we ain’t buying your crap anymore?

  4. What kind of spin will they put on Freeland’s vacation? QUISLINGS!

  5. i dont hear about criminal charges against this minister nor the RCMP went to the airport to receive this minister why??

  6. I wonder how many of the cabinet members took a vacation as well.

  7. He should be fined heavily

  8. Barry Wakeford | December 31, 2020 at 5:29 PM | Reply

    Time to clean house kids. And Trudeau is camped out in Costa Rica.

  9. Oh dear. Canadian politicians not being honest. Say it isn’t so….. 😜🙄

  10. Evilkittyof doom | December 31, 2020 at 5:35 PM | Reply

    Public officials need to be held personally responsible for decisions made…


  12. “I am so so sorry…… that we got caught”

  13. Murcatus Murphy | December 31, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

    I am sick of these crooked thief’s, add some jail time and pay the money back!

  14. “Rules for thee, but not for me”
    – Ford (& Friends)

  15. I hear he was staying at his friend Bill Morneau’s place in St. Barts. Don’t know if it’s true. Two friends both resigning for suspect behavior.

  16. margaret Macleod | December 31, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

    shameful they both should resign remember this in the next election

  17. Yogi Chiranjeev | December 31, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

    “Politicians should be well versed in the art of deception” – Leo Strauss

  18. Oh and stop blaming just the conservative government. They aren’t the only ones guilty of this hypocrisy. There are no political lines in elitist sociopathic behaviour.

  19. Philips is just the fall guy, just as Bill Morneau was.

    Their bosses exhibit the same patterns and nothing happens to them.

    • salad fingers I disagree on the fall guy comment when the dude was on vacation!!!!! You’re a fall guy when you’re innocent!!!

  20. Aml Sept 15 2018 | December 31, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

    But it is a crime because we have always had a NO TRAVEL RULE. HE TOO SHOULD BE CHARGED.

    • There isn’t any rule or law against nonessential travel. It’s just strongly discouraged. This guy is just extra disgusting because he did the wrong thing AND tried to disguise what he was doing, proving he knew it was wrong

    • Aml Sept 15 2018 “charged” lol give me a break, that’s a little off the wall extreme

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