Ontario Premier Doug Ford is taking a bit of heat and tons of unsolicited fashion advice this week for wearing what appears to be some free swag while meeting with fellow government officials in Atlantic Canada.
Ford touched down in Halifax on Sunday to kick off a two-day tour of the Martimes, during which he was slated to discuss “current health care and labour pressures” with the premiers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I.
Photos posted online just after 4 p.m. on the first day of the tour showed Ford wearing dark jeans and a black golf shirt (with stylish white piping, to be fair) as he sat at a conference table surrounded by roughly a dozen other people in more formal business attire.
Landed in beautiful #NovaScotia today to kick off my Atlantic Canada tour.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Premier @TimHoustonNS and his caucus to talk about how we can work together to grow our economies and deliver for the people of Nova Scotia and Ontario. pic.twitter.com/uJVRsIrcGf
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) August 21, 2022
Some Twitter users took note of Ford’s Jack Nicklaus polo, arguing that he looked better prepared for a leisurely afternoon at the links (or the lobster bar) than a serious discussion about the economies of Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Their theories about Ford’s intentions to play golf while visiting Atlantic Canada proved true the next morning when he tweeted out photos of himself on what looked like a literal golf course, wearing yet another golf shirt.
“Started day two of my Atlantic tour by meeting with my friend, [federal Minister of intergovernmental affairs Dominic LeBlanc],” tweeted the premier around noon on Monday.
“We had a great conversation about how we can continue working together on many