If Pogo were able to attend the Ontario PC convention this weekend I’m sure he’d be shaking his head.
For the last decade Ontario has been saddled with a corrupt Liberal Government that has been mired in scandals and displays of abject incompetence on so many levels including fiscal and energy.
Ontario Progressive Conservatives have become increasingly frustrated with this situation and now it appears that we’ve turned inward and are attacking our own instead of focusing on the real problem.
The issue is not the leader. There are a myriad of reasons why the Liberals are still in power, albeit now reduced to a minority situation. The NDP enablers are part of the problem but there are others.
Left-leaning media bias is a factor – and their readers/viewers who only bother to skim the headlines instead of making an effort to become better informed from a variety of media outlets and social media venues.
Poor voter turnout also tends to contribute to status-quo in elections. There are rumours that Premier Wynne deliberately timed those last byelections to favour their party.
What can we do?
I think the Party itself might consider reworking some of those policies that seem a bit too far to the right. Last election the lament was that we were too close to the Liberals on policy, so Tim Hudak seems to have moved things more decidedly to the right.
However those were the Dalton Days. Kathleen Wynne seems to be closer to the NDP on policy than Dalton, so the PC party might consider reclaiming the centre in some areas.
Both the NDP and the Liberals will be fighting for union support. That is something that we must always remember and could possibly use to our advantage if we give it enough thought.
There are ways to win but self-destruction is not one of them.
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If you need something to get your blood boiling for purposes of political motivation, check this out from MPP Michael Harris. This is going to have a scary effect on the costs of municipal projects going forward. Liberal and Dippers are only interested in dipping into your wallet to keep their union buddies happy. They don’t care about you.
Tim Hudak’s daughter answers a lot of questions about dad – Christina Blizzard
Great column by Kelly McParland – Tim Hudak has his party. Now he needs an election (Post):
The test will be whether Ontarians really do want serious change, or prefer to coast along as a have-not province...