JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: UPCOMING NASTY ONTARIO ELECTION – RUN TRULY BAD CANDIDATES AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET – IN FORMER YEARS THIS KIND OF STUFF DID NOT HAPPEN IN CANADA   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

 

“Wynne, Ford ‘throwing punches at each other’ as tone of Ontario election campaign turns nasty

“Even the premier is warning voters to expect a ‘vicious’ battle”

 

Well, if you have unpleasant (or worse) candidates, I think a nasty campaign is predictable.

Doug Ford strikes many as not much better than a thug. Indeed, a Globe and Mail extensive investigation a few years ago documented his history as a drug dealer. One man who was remiss in his bill was kidnapped and kept somewhere unknown for a considerable period of time.

He was also a big supporter of his late brother, perhaps the most appalling, law-breaking personality in the history of Canadian politics. If you have any doubt of that, read this article documenting the claim:

https://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/time-wounds-all-heels-what-torontos-rob-ford-fiasco-is-about-and-what-we-can-learn-from-it/

As for Kathleen Wynne, her record in terms of good government is pretty appalling. She’s a continuation of Dalton McGuinty, not a nasty man at all, but the most incompetent premier the province has ever had. He made a “train wreck” of the province’s energy supply.

He squandered billions on inappropriate programs or programs which didn’t work. He virtually bought his re-election with giving away a holiday which cost the province half a billion dollars, and I have never seen such abusive use of the advertising budgets of provincial agencies as in that campaign. There was a flurry of costly taxpayer-paid ads for virtually every agency of government.

Of course. there was the billion-dollar burial of the gas-fired generating station strictly for political reasons.

Wynne isn’t McGuinty, but you could be forgiven for thinking she was a close relative. No effective apology for king-sized disasters. No basic turn in direction.

So, the province is very much ready for fresh government, but all the PCs have offered is a thug.

As for the NDP’s Andrea Horwath, she, unfortunately, is a past-proven mediocrity with poor political judgment.

Posted April 19, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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