CKA Forums
Login 
canadian forums
bottom
 
 
Canadian Forums

Author Topic Options
Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Vancouver Canucks


GROUP_AVATAR
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 22795
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:35 am
 


We're being told these debates matter. Not being from Ontario I'm still interested in the reaction. Anybody?


Last edited by N_Fiddledog on Mon May 28, 2018 10:48 am, edited 1 time in total.

Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Vancouver Canucks


GROUP_AVATAR
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 22795
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:36 am
 


Here's the first one I saw:

Quote:
BATRA: Horwath reveals true colours in debate


If what we saw in Sunday’s final party leaders’ debate was a glimpse of how a Premier Andrea Horwath would perform in government, then the last person left in the province should just shut off the lights should the NDP win on June 7.

Horwath has put a new spin on the old left-wing slogan – Bread Not Circuses, except what the province needs is bread and butter government, and she increasingly appears prepared to deliver a circus.

She derides 15 years of Liberal rule in Ontario that has grown our net debt by 134% to a projected $325 billion, and Horwath’s solution is to just pile it on.

Never mind the seniors on fixed incomes who cannot afford their hydro bills, let’s make them subsidize the cost of day care for a double income family that can likely afford it.

On one hand Horwath tells us the debt is out of control, so how is her solution of more of the same going to work?


Did we get the best education system with all that money spent?

No.

Do we have the best health care?

No, patients are now in hallways waiting for care.

Did our lives become more affordable? That’s an emphatic no.

So in the race to replace the Liberals, Horwath is beyond more of the same, her spending promises are scary.

And she did herself no favours during the debate. Everyone is a liar, but her, of course.

Her constant interruptions, which were allowed to happen unchecked, and her smarmy comment to PC leader Doug Ford “you’re catching on” was cringeworthy, not clever.

Premier Kathleen Wynne on the other hand, showed up to Sunday’s debate not only ready for battle, she once again demonstrated her experience and strong command of the facts.

Wynne ably defended her government’s record, even if she ignored it’s been a fiscally reckless one.

She chose to begin the debate by being unapologetic for certain decisions the Liberals have made over their term in government.

The premier’s #sorrynotsorry approach was an interesting choice considering she likely stopped the progressive bleeding from the Liberals to the NDP with a solid performance.

One of the more interesting exchanges between the Liberal and NDP leaders was Wynne dismantling Horwath’s plan to never use back to work legislation to end strikes – demonstrating she’s already in the pockets of union leaders. Wynne calmly and reasonably explained why that’s a ridiculous notion to take away that right for government. That’s a heck of a message to send before you even get into office – in the event of another college strike, tough luck kids, no matter how bad it gets.

For many Liberals, Wynne gave them the reassurance that it is okay to vote for her again.

That said, Wynne proficiently executing a near flawless debate, favours Ford.

The PC leader did exactly what he needed to do. Connected with voters in an authentic way.

He speaks from the heart, even if it is somewhat clumsy, but talked about the things that matter to Ontarians. The bread and butter issues that will be the deciding factor for many at the ballot box.

Ford connected when he spoke about giving parents the choice about how to raise their children, not letting government decide. He reiterated his commitment to reduce taxes and run a fiscally responsible government.

Ford did just good enough to keep himself in front runner status in the remaining days of the election.


http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnist ... -in-debate


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Calgary Flames
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 27478
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:38 am
 


Fingers crossed for Ford. The other two will be a continuation of the total disaster Ontario's inflicted on itself over the past fifteen years.


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Vancouver Canucks
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 23218
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:52 pm
 


What debate? I don't even hear about these things.

Then again I don't have cable, and therefore don't watch local news.


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Toronto Maple Leafs


GROUP_AVATAR
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 10646
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:54 pm
 


Tricks wrote:
What debate? I don't even hear about these things.

Then again I don't have cable, and therefore don't watch local news.


You didn't miss anything, just some politicians flinging lie laced mud.


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Vancouver Canucks
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 23218
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:03 pm
 


PluggyRug wrote:
Tricks wrote:
What debate? I don't even hear about these things.

Then again I don't have cable, and therefore don't watch local news.


You didn't miss anything, just some politicians flinging lie laced mud.

So any political debate ever? :lol:


Offline
Forum Elite
Forum Elite
Profile
Posts: 1222
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 4:42 pm
 


Horwath was rude, constantly heckling the others, and Ford was poor. He didn't sound like he belonged in the room. His detail-free plan may swap high tax high spend for the even worse low tax high spend. Who knows what he would do? I very much doubt he does. Wynne was definitely better than the other two on the issues but she’s a dead duck.


Offline
CKA Uber
CKA Uber
 Vancouver Canucks


GROUP_AVATAR
User avatar
Profile
Posts: 22795
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:53 pm
 


NDP lags, PCs retake lead in Ontario election after final debate: Ipsos poll


Quote:
With just over a week to go before Ontarians choose their next government, a new Ipsos poll suggests a mid-campaign NDP surge has been halted in its tracks — and Doug Ford‘s Progressive Conservatives are making a comeback.

The poll, conducted between May 25 and 27, would have captured at least some respondents after they watched the final leaders’ debate on Sunday night...


https://globalnews.ca/news/4236201/onta ... n-pc-lead/


Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest




 
     
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © Canadaka.net. Powered by © phpBB.