Doug Ford kicks off re-election campaign at PC policy convention as labour groups protest

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Unions protest government cuts outside the meeting in Niagara Falls Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday night, a move he makes more than two years ahead of the next provincial election and on the same day union activists vowed to fight his government ahead of that vote. Ford made the declaration during an 18-minute keynote address at the Ontario Progressive Conservative policy convention in Niagara Falls, Ont., a gathering intended to jump-start platform development for the 2022 election. “Good jobs, safe streets, and a government that works for the taxpayer, not the other way around,” he said. “My friends, the 2022 campaign starts today, starts now.”