Slow Down Kathleen Wynne



The Toronto Star’s Martin Regg Cohn says haste can make waste in rushing to make decisions with a new government. That is a warning to newly elected Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The premier may have a short honeymoon, but she can count on an uninterrupted four-year term to govern, without being second-guessed by a third-place NDP wielding the balance of power. Or a PC opposition peddling third-rate alternatives on a pre-election footing.

Time is a great gift for a premier with grand visions and abundant political capital but a bare treasury. Yet no one really knows what Wynne’s new mandate means — just that she won one.

It’s hard to conclude that her victory was a triumph for the political centre, when Wynne pointedly campaigned from the left. Realistically, many voters were won over by the force of her personality or the fear of a far-right Tory restoration.

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1 Comment

  1. robert roberts

    June 17, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Slow down indeed. She won because Hudak ran a terrible campaign. She should be transparent in the extreme. This applies to appointments as well as the Ont Pension plan: make sure the revenues do NOT go into the general revenues (to look good paying down the debt).

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