People are already voting in Ontario. And I can assure you, it is far more convenient to vote in the ten days of advance polls than to get in line with the laggards on June 2. And I am sticking to my morning line predictions. I think Doug Ford will be unable to win a majority.
Women are making the difference. They really dislike Doug Ford. They see him as a buffoon. Nurses hate him. Teachers abhor him. And in the confidentiality of the polling booth, Ford’s fate will be determined.
We have to disagree with those who are waiting for Ford to defeat himself. He already has. His health minister is quitting and that is no surprise. Working for that buffoon would not be fun. Ford failed to follow the science from the beginning of the pandemic. The fact that the coronavirus is still taking a high toll in Ontario is because of the lack of leadership from Queen’s Park.
Our young people have suffered enough under a regime that would put private school people in charge of education in this province. Our children have suffered. Computer programs cannot replace a teacher’s guidance. Computers are never a solution to socialization.
Even the lock downs were a disaster. Ford asked Ontario to stay away from their Muskoka cottages and then went himself. He does not think. He doesn’t care about us. He is a self-centered bully and braggard.
He wants your vote! And you know why. He wants to spend $10 billion of our money building highway 413. The fact that the highway is hardly needed seems to be beside the point. He wants it so his developer supporters can make money building over-priced cookie-cutter homes around the highway interchanges that used to be productive farmland.
My feeling is that Ford will not cruise to a majority. A majority after June 2 is hardly likely. What is more likely to happen is that the liberals, new democrats and greens are going to have to step up and say we can work together and do a better job. It will take a lot of cooperation but we could have better government for the next four years. We need the liberals for their experience, the NDP for their drive and the greens for their concern for the environment. Give it a try, we might like it.
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