Doug Ford is too busy for suggestions, so I give them to our local rep.
The Ontario Brand
The original economists laid out the government choice as 'Guns or Butter'. The guns part wasn't really guns, but boosting the economy and infrastructure, etc. That would be Ford's 'Open for Business'.
The butter part includes the social safety net, increased wages for union people, and some of the wacky left-wing things like solar cells, electric cars, etc. Anything that would make the Toronto intellectual elite happy.
The two things tend to be mutually exclusive, but they don't have to be. Anyway, you can't be all 'socially conscious' if you don't have any money to pay for it. I would define 'left wing' as detachment from paying for things.
In the category of 'appearing to belong to the elite, like meghan and co.', I would present the Niagara Tunnel to Nowhere. Badly thought out, and costing billions, it has done nothing. The NDP totally destroyed our engineering ability for heavy installations, and didn't have anything to replace it. The Ontario brand has been destroyed for anybody wanting to make money, since that has been considered 'evil'. Even Trudeau, himself, is castigated for not being 'left' enough, in wanting pipelines. Quebec has its brand of being totally corrupt, and woe betide any federal gov't who falls into the trap of 'French uber alles'. (ps, I know endless snc corruption stories from the old man, and they may match his endless corruption stories from Toronto property developers.)
The vote showed that Ontario has had enough of 'smearing butter on everything', and wants to go back to 'guns'.
Can you keep a safety net, but increase the economy? That is, a human touch like Kinga? Yes I think you can. (ps. I'm in love with here, but I won't say that, or I'll get on the stalker list).
-- to be continued.
ps. TOTAL END! My infatuation has run its course. :(