Those of us from Alberta can tell you exactly how it will unfold. We've had "populist" politicians here forever. Our archetype was Ralph Klein, an ignorant, brutal, drunken nincompoop whom everyone loved because he was ..."just like us..." warts and all. Like Klein, Ford will cut taxes for his friends, The resulting shortfall in cash flow will result in cuts to non-essential, frills such as education, health and environmental protection as well as tax increases for everyone else. He will claim that massive savings can be made by increasing efficiency in government departments. No one will check this claim because they want to believe it, and, of course, most cannot manage grade 5 maths. Grumble, grumble, grumble.