Ontarians respond to Ford promoting winery that donated to Conservatives

Jul 30 2019, 2:28 pm

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.

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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.

Here’s a look at some of the replies to the video: