John Laforet: Is 2013 Going To Be The Year of Three Premiers?

Dalton McGuinty has announced his intention to resign as Premier, once the Ontario Liberal Party chooses a successor for him, which is expected to happen at the end of January. Whomever wins McGuinty’s crown in 85 days, will be sworn in as Premier likely two or three weeks later.

With support for the Ontario Liberals plummeting over the last number of months, and an emboldened opposition holding the balance of power in the legislature, McGuinty’s successor will likely fall on their budget, triggering a spring election that the Liberal Party will have an incredibly difficult time winning.

Polls show the next election will likely result in another minority government, with the PCs having a slight advantage on the seat count, but not necessarily the popular vote — adding an additional dose of volatility.

It’s anyone’s guess how this all shakes out, but it is hard to try to understand how any of this instability is good for people and businesses in our province. We effectively have a lame duck Premier for the next 85 days, who will be replaced by another lame duck Premier, who completely lacks a mandate and might last another 90 days on their own.

Ontario needs renewal and a new Premier to lead that. That said, the sooner citizens get to vote on who that Premier is, the better for everyone, because at least that will bring democracy back to decision making in our province.

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One Response to “John Laforet: Is 2013 Going To Be The Year of Three Premiers?”

  1. Marcus Says:

    To whom it may concern:I am in srotng opposition to the proposed Wind Turbines about to be located in the Port Dover and and Norfolk /Haldimand County.This is PRIME Agriculture Land that has an extended growing period that other areas are not so fortunate to have.Disruptions as I see them are: Misuse of Prime Agricultural Land Noise that disturbs the peace and quiet and makes for poor sleeping Threatens and kills birds and disrupts- livestock and Wildlife Habitant There are too many unanswered Health Concerns They are ugly The Vibrations cause stress Devalues Home Property and is a Deterrent to Tourism.The bottom line is: They are an unreliable Power Source and the Cost is too High.Thank-you for reading my letter.SincerelyNancy McCleary

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