Some times you just have to take it on the chin and carry on regardless. We heard the other day that the Ontario conservatives might not be having a dinner to honour their leader this year. They will still bow low and do what he says but they seem worried about the ongoing RCMP investigation of his dealings with developers in the Ontario Greenbelt and probably along the ill-fated Highway 413 as well.
If the conservative party followed Mr. Trump’s example in the United States, they would stick to routine. You can be sure that the Republican Party is carrying on with programs to crown Mr. Trump as their candidate. There is nothing the few malcontents who had their eyes on the nomination, can do about it. And while the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the challenges to Mr. Trump running for president, you have to remember that most of the Supreme Court judges are Republican appointees.
But in Canada our politicians are citizens and no citizen is above the law.
It would be very expensive for the Ontario to pass up on a leader’s dinner this year. The last leader’s dinner put some $6 million in the conservatives’ bank account. And they might need it if they are going to pay for a campaign to defame the new liberal leader. That might be a far more expensive chore than they imagined.
Bonnie Crombie’s credibility is hardly built on nothing. She was backed by the well-known and respected late Hazel McCallion who preceded her in the Mississauga mayoralty. Nobody faults the excellent job Crombie has done while mayor. Her grasp of the issues, her work ethic, her public approval are all to be considered before being foolish enough to try to tear her down.
And why is she leaving the mayoralty in Ontario’s fourth largest city? As mayor, she has seen how Doug Ford has failed to keep faith with Ontario. As a former member of parliament, she has seen the need for the different levels of government to keep faith with the voters. Let’s face it, she has far more experience in Canadian politics than Doug Ford. Ford lurches from one mistake to another. He hardly wants her attacking him in the Ontario legislature.
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