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Doug Ford already fodder for news cartoonists, satirists

Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm EDT

Doug Ford leaves a press conference after being named as the newly elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives at the delayed Ontario PC Leadership announcement in Markham, Ont., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Newly chosen Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford has been a familiar face to Ontarians – and especially Torontonians – for years. As a city councillor, he was by his brother Rob’s side during his headline-grabbing tenure as mayor. Their father, Doug Ford Sr., was also a provincial politician and successful Etobicoke businessman.

CityNews reporter Cynthia Mulligan had a one-on-one interview with Ford on Monday, and in her first question she showed him an editorial cartoon depicting him in a cape and Ford Nation shirt, poised to save a bus filled with the Ontario PC party. But the occupants seem more afraid of Ford than their impending plunge. That cartoon is below, and you can see Ford’s reaction here:

Ford’s reputation as a brash political player has been the subject of countless editorial cartoons, we’ve rounded up some of the best.