Thursday, 01 May 2014
As this article goes to print, Ontario looks set to be plunged into an election campaign that will satisfy no one. None of the political parties are offering any real solutions to the deep crisis that is afflicting the province. The two bosses’ parties, the Liberals and the Conservatives, are thoroughly discredited and reviled, giving great opportunity to the NDP to rise to the fore. However, the party’s hesitation to put forward working-class demands, as well as its courting of Bay Street, is likely to keep NDP supporters home and once again hand the keys to Queen’s Park to the Liberals or Conservatives.