Canada’s most populous province heads to polls as late Toronto mayor’s brother faces off with left-of-centre New Democrats

Millions of residents in Canada’s most populous province will head to the polls on Thursday in a fraught vote whose final stretch has been overshadowed by the legacy of Rob Ford, the late former Toronto mayor who made headlines around the world after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office.

Polls suggest Ontario’s Conservatives are neck-and-neck with the left-of-centre New Democratic party (NDP) to helm Ontario, pitting the rightwing populist politics that have rattled countries around the world against promises to increase government spending and raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

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