Cornwall Ontario – In what has been a very odd election campaign it appears that Doug Ford has kept his cool and will become Ontario’s next Premier on June 7th.
Between the political assassination of former PC leader Patrick Brown to the early concession of Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, it’s been an election of change and sadly a deterioration of Democracy in the province.
We’ve seen less coverage of this election campaign; partly due to the change in ad buying by all of the parties who are sending cash out of the province and country by feeding social media. This has led to less resources spent by media locally and regionally.
Essentially that has led to more partisan rhetoric in play than actual factual reporting or as we journalists tend to call it, NEWS.
And that’s simply led to more nastiness which also tends to lead to a lower voter turnout.
Make no mistake about it; this has been a nasty election with no party being innocent of not throwing low blows.
It should be interesting to see how things roll out during the first week of a Ford PC government, but what we do know is that if election legislation isn’t created our Democratic process with further erode.
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As well local MPP Jim McDonell will be re-elected in SD&SG, but will not make the grade in cabinet.
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