Ontario election 2022 will be remembered as the Battle of the Bleah

Ontario election 2022 will be remembered as the Battle of the Bleah

By Shachi Kurl, President

If Doug Ford’s ludicrous insistence that the building of highways somehow combats climate change has you worn down; if the Ontario Liberals’ bizarre fixation on chicken (the rotisserie kind, the seizure-inducing six-foot dancing, trolling kind) has you fed up; if you too, were tempted, every time you heard Andrea Howarth utter the words “fix what’s broken” to take a drink — take heart, dear readers. This campaign is almost over.

And what was it about, anyway? Media narratives, too often reductionist, hyper-stenographed and focused on political theatre, would tell you there’s been no defining moment — no event to be seized by. Some might say it’s been a campaign about nothing.

But it has very much been a campaign about one thing: Ontarians across the political divide are stressed and preoccupied by money matters. And they don’t like any of their choices, not one. The options before Ontario voters linger in their mouths like unsweetened porridge. Election 2022 will be remembered as the Battle of the Bleah.

Read more from the article in the Ottawa Citizen here. 

Feature Image – Premier of Ontario Flickr


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