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Karl Nerenberg | In Ontario, first-past-the-post again did its work and rewarded all of the power to a leader with 41 per cent of the vote. In the case of Doug Ford, close to 60 per cent of voters cannot abide him.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Ontario Liberals who prefer a PC to an NDP win have prevailed. Progressives tempted by Kathleen Wynne’s party might want to re-consider before rewarding Liberal cynicism with their votes.
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Howard Pasternack, Rosemary Frei | Among other things, scrutineers, appointed by parties to watch for cheating, will no longer be able to observe the count for 90 per cent of the ballots.
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Rick Salutin | This happens to be a populist moment politically but ours won’t be a particularly Trumpian one, not because Ontarians are smarter than Americans but because there’s a populist alternative.
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Gerry Caplan | The Ontario NDP has shot to the top of some polls into an almost unimaginable lead across the province. And even though it's not over 'till it's over, Horwath seems like a premier-in-waiting.
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Jim Stanford | This accounting tempest will turn out to be a non-event in the dramatic election campaign -- and in fact, it may counterintuitively help the party's surging campaign, rather than hurting it.
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David J. Climenhaga | The story about Bob Rae's disastrous stewardship of Ontario during his tenure as NDP premier of that province is one of three big lies in Canadian politics.
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David J. Climenhaga | I'm feeling good about my prediction that the next Premier of Ontario will be Andrea Horwath of the NDP.
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Karl Nerenberg | Andrea Horwath’s party is moving up in all the Ontario election polls. The NDP appears to have momentum now, but there is lots of the campaign left to fight.
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Rick Salutin | The only reason for panic is our retrograde, undemocratic electoral system. It would give Doug over 70 per cent of seats with his 40 per cent of the vote.
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Karl Nerenberg | Canadian media are covering Ford the way U. S. media covered Trump. Even when they believe they are being critical, by disproportionately focusing on the PC leader they are helping his campaign.
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Karl Nerenberg | In the first debate of the Ontario election campaign, the NDP's Andrea Horwath was cogent and kept smiling, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was defensive and Tory Doug Ford was absent for long periods.