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11/14/2018 06:54 EST | Updated 11/14/2018 06:54 EST

HuffPost Canada 'Backbenchers' Episode 3, Season 2: Are We Headed To A Federal Ford Fiesta?

Join us for a Ford expedition on this question.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pictured before speaking at the Conservative convention in Halifax on Aug. 23, 2018. On the third episode of "Backbenchers" Season 2, we explore how this trip and others after it have helped Ford build a national profile.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pictured before speaking at the Conservative convention in Halifax on Aug. 23, 2018. On the third episode of "Backbenchers" Season 2, we explore how this trip and others after it have helped Ford build a national profile.

It's been, oh, less than six months since Doug Ford became Ontario premier, so it's only natural that there are already murmurs/jokes/rumours/mostly jokes that he'll eventually want to become prime minister, too.

But is it that wild of an idea?

On the third episode of "Backbenchers" 2: Electric Boogaloo — or just season two — we take a look at how the conversation around Ford has developed.

Is he helping the federal Conservatives on their eternal quest of socking it to the Liberals? You bet. Is he stealing some of Tory Leader Andrew Scheer's blue thunder? That's where things get interesting.

We speak to a Toronto councillor who worked with Ford for years and eventually wrote a book about him and his brother, the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Spoiler alert: He thinks we're due for a federal Ford fiesta.

Watch the episode embedded above, or check out the last episode here.

Want more "Backbenchers"? Watch previous episodes here.