Doug Ford doesn’t have a platform yet — but he does have a campaign song


    It is day 9 and deja-vu is beginning to set in. Leaders are making related stops again and again — at properties within the suburbs, at breweries and throwing rallies at banquet halls. They’re saying related issues again and again too, railing in opposition to Hydro One, well being care, misplaced jobs and one another.

    With 21 days to go, here is what you might want to know.

    Newest from the campaign

    • Patrick Brown is writing a guide
      • The previous PC chief says he was a sufferer of a depraved plot to kill his political profession and the guide’s goal is to look into who did it, why and the way. Brown is not saying rather more about it proper now — so he doesn’t intrude with the election.
    • PC candidate resigns, as his former employer probes theft of knowledge
      • ​Simmer Sandhu was purported to be working in Brampton East but stop after 407 ETR, his former employeer, began investigating an inner knowledge breach affecting 60,000 individuals. They would not say who was being investigated but Sandhu known as the allegations “completely baseless.”
    • PCs half methods with organizer after Ford improperly attended Scarborough fundraiser
      • Strict new guidelines underneath Ontario’s Election Funds Act means get together leaders cannot attend fundraisers throughout a campaign. But Doug Ford did late final month. His crew stated they have been “misinformed” by the occasion’s organizer, who has been eliminated as a campaign organizer.

    The second

    Liberal Chief Kathleen Wynne took a query about former PC Chief Patrick Brown’s new guide Thursday in Ottawa. (CBC)

    Kathleen Wynne could also be working in opposition to Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath but on Thursday she was requested about former PC Chief Patrick Brown, who’s now writing about what he calls his political “assassination” after being accused of sexual misconduct.

    Wynne advised reporters she had no concept what shall be within the guide.

    “I’ve solely seen the quilt of it, and I have no concept what shall be in between the covers,” she stated. 

    Awkward laughter ensued.


    PC Chief Doug Ford might not have a platform yet but he does have a campaign song. It is known as For the Individuals and it is being performed at his rallies and in his campaign advertisements. His crew has even made a shortened ringtone model of it.

    The tune options lyrics like “gotta combat, for what’s proper, for the individuals” and “deliver us hope, deliver us change, for the individuals.” The get together would not affirm who wrote the song or how a lot it price, saying solely that it was written by a Toronto composer.

    Ford spokesperson Melissa Lantsman stated in an electronic mail they put out the song as a result of individuals need change.

    But campaign songs aren’t something new in Ontario politics. Again within the 1995 provincial election, then premier Bob Rae helped put collectively an authentic jingle for the NDP and used it as an intro to each speech. He ended up dropping.

    Using to observe

    Mushkegowuk-James Bay, inhabitants 30,037, profile by Waubgeshig Rice

    Voters in northeastern Ontario hope the brand new driving of Mushkegowuk-James Bay offers them a new voice at Queen’s Park and a larger presence on the broader political panorama within the province. Created from the northern portion of the Timmins-James Bay driving in 2017, the brand new constituency covers a huge swath of the area from simply north of Cochrane and Timmins all the best way up the James Bay coast to Hudson Bay. It is about twice the dimensions of the Maritimes with a inhabitants simply over 30,000 individuals, which is roughly 60 per cent francophone and 27 per cent Indigenous.

    Mushkegowuk-James Bay is house to many cities and First Nations, together with Hearst, Kapuskasing, Easy Rock Falls, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and Moose Manufacturing unit. 

    Like a lot of northern Ontario, voters on this new driving have leaned closely towards the NDP in previous provincial elections. Key points to individuals who dwell within the area are the excessive price of hydro, useful resource improvement like mining, jobs, funding for social providers and fuel costs. Whereas lots of their priorities are just like these of voters within the south, residents on this a part of northern Ontario have lengthy felt alienated from the decision-making and financial hub of the province, so that they’re hopeful a new driving will put a new highlight on their points. 

    There are 5 declared candidates working for the brand new seat at Queen’s Park: Gaëtan Baillargeon for the Liberals, André Robichaud for the Progressive Conservatives, Man Bourgouin for the NDP, Vanda Marshall for the Libertarians and Jacques Joseph Ouellette for the Northern Ontario Celebration.

    The place the leaders are

    • Ford: Occasion in Cambridge (1 p.m.), rally at Bingemans in Kitchener (6 p.m.)
    • Horwath: Occasion at Markham house (9 a.m.), occasion at St. Catharines practice station (1:30 p.m.) 
    • Schreiner: Candidate breakfast meet and greet in Guelph (8:30 a.m.), visiting grade 5 civics class in Guelph (2:30 p.m.), meet and greet with college volunteers in Guelph (9 p.m.)
    • Wynne: Occasion in Ottawa (9 a.m.), occasion at St. Lawrence Faculty in Kingston (3:45 p.m.), occasion at brewery in Whitby (7:45 p.m.)

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