Anti-Ford Rally Organized by Grass Roots Individuals

A group of a few dozen people gathered at the downtown Windsor Cenotaph to protest cuts from the Doug Ford government.

The noon hour protest was not organized by labour, but was a more grass-roots rally.

Among those who spoke, retired Wheatley area teacher and farmer Rick Taves who is concerned how the US sees Doug Ford.

"At the offices of Fox News, being introduced as the Premier of the great state of Ontario and part of the great Trump wave. To a certain extent that is true."

Mike McMahon is not a government worker but has worries about how the Ford cuts will impact his family.

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Protester Mike McMahon is not a government employee, but feels Ford government cuts will affect his family, May 1, 2019 (by AM800's Peter Langille)

"Just bring a little bit of awareness to the situation that's happening with the Ford government cuts.  I think everybody's aware of what's happening but it was about time for people to stand up and make their voices heard and let everybody know that it's not with our consent that these cuts are coming down the line."

Claudia Petrilli is on a disability pension and helped organize the rally because of several issues.

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Claudia Petrilli is on disability and helped organize the anti-Ford government rally, May 1, 2019 (by AM800's Peter Langille)

"The cuts to health, to education, and libraries.  Libraries are extremely important for the wellness of every community."

Among the signs being carried were "Fight Ford Follies," "You gotta fight for your right for funding" and "Down with Doug."