Doug Ford shared a video of his tour of Pelee Winery early this week, saying that the wine is great and will soon be landing in convenience stores across the province.
Shortly after the video was posted, information surfaced that Walter Schmoranz, the winery’s owner, has made two donations to the Conservative Party this year.
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The first donation, deposited in late February and received in March, was for $1,050. The second, deposited and received in July, was for $1,000.
After the video was posted online, the Twitter-sphere erupted. From comments about where the government could spend money besides on the expansion of booze sales to straight-up calls to boycott Pelee Winery, the responses were vast.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) July 28, 2019
Here’s a look at some of the replies to the video:
Once a drug dealer ALWAYS a drug dealer. Alcohol us a drug. PERIOD.#BoycottPeleeWinery for their corruption.
— Up In The Air (@DrugFraudsOnt) July 30, 2019
I’d much rather that money you threw away being spent on education and ASD therapies, and mental health, and healthcare…anything that is a priority over booze
— natsprat 🐓🍷 (@natsprat3) July 29, 2019
Shame @Peleewinery I used to love. I will not buy their products when promoted by Slug Ford, nor do I agree with them donating to him either.
— Arthur Atkinson 🇨🇦 🏳️🌈 (@ArthurAtkinson0) July 29, 2019
— Tessa Campanelli 🇨🇦 (@Kidgey) July 28, 2019
Buck a beer, Pelee wine in convenience stores… your list of accomplishments keeps growing but they’re not what matters to Ontarians
— The Older I Get (@politicalcog) July 29, 2019
— KaktusFlower (@kaktusflower) July 29, 2019
What a waste of taxpayers money.
— Just a farm girl (@Desputedwestern) July 28, 2019
It seems like all you ever think about is alcohol.
— Rob F (@RobF1958) July 29, 2019
Sorry @Peleewinery, you just lost another customer.
— Nicole P. (@NP44163273) July 29, 2019