Toronto Star opinion writer Martin Regg Cohn might be a Ford fan. He tells us that he believes Ontario premier Doug Ford has found a path to truth, justice and the Ontario way. He even believes Ford is a shoo-in next June for a second four years in the premier’s office. Regg Cohn must be smoking the strong stuff.
The problem is that the Ford, Regg Cohn is referring to, is a phantom. He doesn’t exist. Ford and his side-kick, girl-wonder Christine Elliott, have destroyed Ontario’s over-rated health system. Do you really think anyone with a clue about what has happened to our hospitals could conscientiously return that dangerous duo? Have you found anyone concerned about health care who would vote for them next year?
And have you talked to any school teachers lately? They are hardly silent about what they would like to do to education minister Stephen Lecce. They have found out that Lecce is a phony. He is his own public relations creation. It is kind of like a lawyer who acts as his own lawyer. He is a waste of good suits.
Believe it or not there are people in Ontario who care about the environment. They are concerned about global warming. And they are askance at the Ford government’s Ministerial Zoning Orders. Can you imagine anyone who gives a damn about the environment agreeing to Ford’s highway 413? The act of destroying wetlands and good farmland to please Ford’s developer friends has turned off more than a few Ontario voters. And the Bradford Bypass needs to bypass the Holland Marsh, not destroy part of the Marsh, and part of Bradford.
And, don’t you love Ford’s solution to electricity generation? He wants more nuclear power. When anyone else can make an easy guess as to how popular that idea might be, he thinks nukes are the answer. He could buy the same amount of power from Quebec’s water-generated power grid for about a third of what nuke’s cost. And Regg Cohn thinks Ford knows best?
It is enough to make you want to find out about the liberal’s secret leader, Stephen Del Duca. Or, heaven forbid, consider the NDP’s Andrea Horwath.
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