Monday, May 7, 2018

Ontario Leaders Debate Tonight

We, of Ontario, Canada, are about to go to the polls: June 7th. The Liberals are in charge at the moment, with the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP (New Democratic Party) vying to take away the keys.

Tonight CityNews hosted the first television debate between Kathleen Wynne (Liberal), Doug Ford (PC), and Andrea Horwath (NDP).

Kathleen Wynne was necessarily on the defensive as Ford and Horwath took shots. Doug Ford is not a seasoned debater and it showed: he looked nervous and some of the time was barely a participant. This might be due to the fact that his platform is built from slogans....hardly adaptable to a back and forth "discussion".

Some discussion has been made of the fact that Ford was not a disaster. True, although he did come across a little Trump-like when, to his opponents, he said something along the lines of "I've seen more people (of Ontario) than you two put together". Here we go!

For me, the clear winner was the NDP's Andrea Horwath. If she can build on this performance and carry it into her campaign, she might get the prize.

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