The Centre Couldn’t Hold

By Josh Lieblein It was damn close. Closer than all the pundits and professional predictors thought it would be. But even if it had been the other way around and Elliott had edged Ford out, the takeaway is the same:  Those who think that they can stave off the populist revolution with the same old centrist … Continue reading The Centre Couldn’t Hold

Interview With Ontario PC Leadership Candidate Doug Ford

On Sunday evening at 9 p.m. I had a chance to interview Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership candidate Doug Ford. The interview ranged from discussing former PC leader Patrick Brown's policy manifesto, The People's Guarantee, to the exorbitant fees for provincial and municipal freedom of information requests to problems with the PC Party's voting … Continue reading Interview With Ontario PC Leadership Candidate Doug Ford

The Contenders: Sizing Up The Field For The Next PCPO Leader

By Josh Lieblein DOUG FORD: Populist Prime Pros: Well, even mentioning that Doug has pros would be too much for some people, so I'll say this: While the rest of the party is obsessively chasing after the middle, Doug's "base" consists of people who are completely outside the voting spectrum. If anyone can reach these outsiders — the … Continue reading The Contenders: Sizing Up The Field For The Next PCPO Leader