It’s possible the popular forces generating all that excitement in the provinces will eventually pierce the Ottawa bubble, forcing federal politicians to adapt. If that happens, then wacky politics could become the norm.
In usually staid old Ontario, you now have Premier Doug Ford, right, pictured with the Sun/Postmedia columnist Anthony Furey at last year's Manning Networking Conference, running the show, a populist-style, iconoclastic, firebrand, who’s slashing city councils and just generally doing whatever he can to upset the country’s establishment elites, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—In case you haven’t noticed it, things are getting a lot wackier politically these days at the provincial level in this country.
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