Sometime before the recent Mayoral election in Toronto, I posted an article by an author claiming Olivia Chow's major issue with her mayoral campaign was she was too "left wing" with her policies, and it turned off the general electorate in Toronto. Some have argued otherwise. A similar argument seemed to brew over the relative position of the ONDP in the last provincial election. As someone who doesn't live in Toronto (or Ontario at all), my ability to judge her campaign is somewhat limited (I also didn't follow it that closely) so I'm asking rabblers in Toronto (or in the GTA I suppose?) for which there's quite a few, did Olivia Chow run a "centrist" campaign or did she run a "leftist" campaign? I think this issue does have important considerations beyond just the recent mayoral election, as more otherwise socially democratic parties/politicians seem to be increasingly viewed to be watering themselves down as "centrists", and it's worth exploring if there's any actual merit that view, even if it just involves one particular candidate and one race.
P.S. The reason I'm sort of making another thread on this was the last one got derailed pretty badly. If it's against rules to make this I apologize in advance.