TORONTO — Coun. Doug Ford says the Progressive Conservative party needs "an enema" and he's not ruling out being the one to administer it.
Mayor Rob Ford's brother — whose ambition to be PC leader is well-known at City Hall — was reacting to the provincial Liberals' majority government win.
"I think the PC party needs an enema from top to bottom," Ford said.
"You can't go after union members, you can't tell people that you're going to be fired, 100,000 people.
"As I always say, Rob is a populist. He has 40% of the NDP/union vote and 47% of the Liberal vote — that's what gets him elected."
The councillor said he believes outgoing PC Leader Tim Hudak would have been "a great leader."
"It wasn't in the cards this time," Ford said.
Asked directly if he would run for the PC leadership, Ford didn't rule it out.
"I can't answer that right now," he said.
He also wouldn't rule out running for a seat provincially -— a key first step to mounting a leadership bid.
"The door is always open," Ford said.
Ford said he's focused on getting his brother re-elected mayor.
He argued Wynne's win bodes well for Rob.
"The message is people in Toronto and Ontario are willing to give second chances," Ford said. "If you stay focused, you stay on message like Kathleen Wynne did, run a good campaign, people are willing to forgive and move forward."?