Ultimately it was triggered by PC leader Tim Hudak’s historically bad performance triggered by his insane statement of cutting 100,000 jobs.
When you have an opponent scandalized and on the ropes what you don’t want to do is put the focus on yourself; especially with a plot point that only will play with your party loyal. Which rocket scientist on his team thought that it would help nab some soft votes from the Centre?
Unions spent millions advertising and campaigning against Mr. Hudak and the result is hopefully the end of his career at this level in politics.
As for NDP leader Andrea Horwath; she herself may lose her role as Party leader. After propping up the Wynne government she brought them down only to lose her role as Queen maker.
Very few polls predicted a Liberal majority. It shows how important the jobs issue rightly is for Ontario voters.
Of course the darker turn of the screw is the Liberal government now has carte blanche to inflict its policies over the province with no checks and balances including corruption in several municipalities such as Cornwall. Does anyone expect a partisan Attorney General to institute an inquiry into what’s been going on in this city as an example?
The victor in this election was not the Liberal Party of Ontario; but corruption and scandal over the Democratic process.
The losers were not Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath, but the people of Ontario.
It also means another four years of useless silence by a MPP who has no leverage at Queen’s Park in SD&SG.
Tim Hudak has resigned. Odd speach; you’d think he’d won by the way he was speaking.
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