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Ontario needs to change its fixed election date law

This situation is untenable. Starting out with a fixed election date and then suddenly deciding to ignore it robs the public of a fair fight.

Published Jun 21, 2024 at 1:17pm

John Milloy
John Milloy
Ontario needs to change its fixed election date law

Is Doug Ford going to call an early election? Rumours are swirling around Queen’s Park and the Premier has refused to rule out the possibility when pressed by the media.

Many argue that the idea has merit. The provincial Tories are quite popular. The NDP have failed to gain traction and the new provincial Liberal leader is still finding her feet. Meanwhile, the expected federal election could very well change the political dynamic in Ontario.

And of course, there is that pesky RCMP investigation into the Greenbelt scandal — best get the election out of the way before any unpleasantness emerges.

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