September 14, 2017 7:00 am

Scott Thompson: Wynne treats are not winning over Ontarians

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, arrives to appear as a witness in the Election Act bribery trial in Sudbury, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.


On Wednesday, the Financial Accountability Office said Ontario would lose 50,000 jobs, mostly young people, if the Wynne Liberals continue with their mad dash to raise the minimum wage in a short period of time.

Similar to the auditor general in the electricity file, a non-patrician group was charged to do the research and report back on the viability of the Liberal plan.

We know the results.

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Like your rising electricity rates due to a lack of due diligence and cost analyses, why would this plan be any more research, other than for its self-serving benefits ahead of a provincial election?

On that note, a Global/Ipsos poll says 76 per cent of Ontarians are ready for a change in the next election.

It seems voters are realizing the treats Wynne is tossing out now are merely bait for an election that if were held today she would lose.

Despite polling numbers showing people are more positive about the future, three-quarters still want change.

What will that change look like?

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With only 22 per cent thinking Wynne would make the best premier, the most popular leader is the NDP’s Andrea Horwath with 42 per cent and 36 per cent the PC’s Patrick Brown.

However, when it comes to party the PCs are ahead of the NDP.

Many like the Wynne Liberal ideas, it’s their ongoing lack of accountability for your tax dollars, that concerns most.

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