Jim Merriam, London Free Press
An aura of desperation is emanating from the power suites in Queen’s Park. It’s been that way for some time, but has been getting stronger since the trouncing the Liberals took in last week’s voting. They were the seventh and eighth byelections held in Ontario since 2011. Perhaps Premier Kathleen Wynne thinks she can avoid a general election if she eventually covers the province with byelections.
Wynne and her cabal have a lot to lose when her party is turfed in the next election.
Among the losses will be whatever slim chance she had left of distancing herself from the Dalton McGuinty legacy of mismanagement and loss of any semblance of financial stability for the province. Since she held down one of the big chairs at McGuinty’s table, Wynne is carrying the can for much of what went wrong. And rightly so.
Add to that the fact Wynne hasn’t really tried to right any wrongs. So the premier and her party are facing disaster when they finally realize the people of Ontario deserve the right to voice an opinion on the Liberal decade of disasters. Any administration facing an electorate either troubled or disgusted has reason for fear and trepidation. Read article