Andrea Horwath’s chances of becoming the next premier of Ontario are better than incumbent Kathleen Wynne’s, but she and the New Democrats have much road to cover if they’re to match the commanding lead held by the Progressive Conservatives and Doug Ford.
The Greenbelt that surrounds Toronto and the GTA became part of the election campaign discussion when it was learned that Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford had assured developers that, if elected, a Ford government would allow part of that protected land to be open for development.
The latest alarm over Ontario’s debt and deficit isn’t being raised by a political leader but by a debt-rating agency.
When Mitchell Hepburn was elected Ontario’s Premier in 1934, among the first things he did was fulfill an election promise – to auction off to the highest bidder the provincial government’s limousines, the big autos that had been used by the previous government and its Cabinet ministers.
During the recent period of Lent, when some Christians choose to reduce their consumption – whether food, alcohol or something else – we heard some were also attempting to give up their use of plastic … although giving up food for a day or two would probably have been easier.
The political left is having trouble digesting the rise of populism around the world.