Ford F-150 owner outraged over lack of property compensation after engine block heater catches fire
A B.C. couple whose Ford F-150 caught fire due to a faulty engine block heater has been waiting months compensation for their damaged property. “We feel that we’ve been getting a sheet thrown over our head and just carry on,” said Mike Dorvault. Back in February 2019, the Port Coquitlam resident and his wife Toni had a recall for door latch repairs on their 2016 F-150 truck.When they took the vehicle in for servicing, Dorvault says he was told there was another recall for the block heater because of the potential risk to catch fire.
TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is working on learning French and thinks it will be "pretty easy" to pick up.
He told Radio-Canada during the Progressive Conservative leadership race last year that he would be willing to learn it.
Ford said at the time that he wanted to be able to communicate with people in Quebec.
There are more than 600,000 francophones in Ontario.
When asked today if he was still committed to learning French, Ford said, "Bonjour. Comment ca va?"
Ford says he believes every elected official should learn French, and thinks it will be pretty easy to learn, since he studied it from Grade 3 to Grade 9 in school.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2019.
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Ford rallying premiers to call for large increase in federal health transfers .
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s top priority at Monday’s meeting of provincial and territorial leaders is to push the federal government to boost its annual health care transfers to the provinces — and this time, there are signs the Liberals are not ruling it out. Ford is expected to rally premiers to again call on Ottawa to increase the health care escalator — the annual increase to the health-care transfer — to 5.2 per cent from the current three per cent."We agreed in Saskatchewan at the COF (Council of the Federation) meeting that we need an increase to 5.2 per cent.