The games have begun - June 7, of 2018 is the finish line for the next provincial government.

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

May 16, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

They come in at the rate of at least five a day – and they cover everything the provincial government has done or plans to do. Media releases advising of a new piece of legislation or an announcement an Minister is going to make.

They churn them out at an astounding rate – three that we got in one day – there were more.

PROV news - announcement

PROV news - bottles

PROV news - bottles

Ministers are on the go every day of the week – they might not get a summer vacation.

The Liberals are a government with some serious problems on their hands – the best thing they have going for them is the Progressive Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party where Andrea Horwath just hasn’t caught in with the public.

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NDP leader Andrea Horwath and PC leader Patrick Brown talking in a corridor of Queen’s Park

Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservatives, doesn’t get very many people excited – those with a tighter focus on their version of family values love the man and wish he would come out with stronger statements. That isn’t likely to happen – the population of the province wouldn’t go for it.

The Liberals have put out a call to begin to get ready now for the 2018 provincial election.

“In the lead up to the 2015 federal election” said a message to their members “thousands of Ontario Liberals went door-to-door in our local neighbourhoods or made phone calls to support our federal Liberal friends.

“These Days of Action are credited with laying the ground for a Liberal victory then.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at the hearings into the gas plant cancellations at Queen's Park in Toronto on December 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne listening intently.

“Now, just in time for the one-year count down to the 2018 provincial election, we’re pleased to announce that the Ontario Liberal Party will be hosting our own province-wide Days of Action, starting on June 3rd.”

Ontario’s next election will be on June 7, 2018 and ballots counted electronically to shorten nail-biting waits for winners under the proposed modernization of voting laws.

Let the games begin.

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