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Bill Kelly: Ontario Liberals’ track record is their worst enemy

Bill Kelly says that before Kathleen Wynne's Liberals feel too smug about their re-election prospects, polls suggest Ontarians would rather vote for the leaderless Tories.
Bill Kelly says that before Kathleen Wynne's Liberals feel too smug about their re-election prospects, polls suggest Ontarians would rather vote for the leaderless Tories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

It must be downright gleeful for a political party to watch the self-destruction of a political rival. That’s exactly what’s happening as the Wynne Liberals sit back and watch the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party implode.

It’s less than 100 days to the next election, and the provincial Tories have no leader, no clear platform and a party that is rife with internal bickering. In any other time and place, the re-election of the governing party would almost be guaranteed.

But, before the Ontario Liberals start feeling smug about their re-election prospects, recent polling suggests that many Ontario voters would rather vote for the leaderless Tories than the Wynne Liberals.

It’s inevitable that a government that’s held power for almost 15 years will have some baggage, and the Ontario Liberals are no exception. They weathered the storm over the gas plant fiasco and the administrative nightmare of eHealth and Ornge ambulance, but after a while, voters just say, enough is enough, it’s time for change.

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To be fair, polling suggested that the Liberals were doomed in the last two provincial elections and they managed to come out on top both times.

But, this time around, the Liberals’ greatest challenge isn’t a disorganized  PC Party, but their own track record.

Only time will tell if that ultimately proves to be their undoing.

Bill Kelly is the host of Bill Kelly Show on Global News Radio 900 CHML and a commentator for Global News.

 

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