Why, just last week on Ontario News Watch I had to note that international outreach may be just the ticket for Dr. Eric Hoskins, the new minister of economic development and trade and a premier wannabe. His boss, Premier Kathleen Wynne, may know exactly what she’s doing keeping Hoskins busy away from home. But aren’t we in tight times? It’ll be interesting to chart the expenses he chalks up.
I’ve been predicting that a new style will come to government under Wynne’s hand. Testosterone levels in the place are way down. Watching the legislature this morning I’m like a lot of folks, I guess, offering my advice to the television screen.
To Kathleen Wynne: Ramp up your French tutorials to high speed. It’s clear you’ve been working on your second language, now bump it up in priority. Practise every day.
Tim Hudak: Stop advancing shaky policy ideas. A lot of people in the mushy middle who wanted to take you seriously can’t now. You could have taken a soft right turn and won over more minds. Ontario isn’t ready for the radical right again under a team that’s 50 Shades of Mike Harris.
Andrea Horwath: Study Hudak for style points on delivering questions in Question Period. That guy is a master of performance. And watch out for the media.
I did say four leaders. Where is the Green Party in Ontario? My advice to its leader, Mike Schreiner, is to be activist and relevant again. Take actions that signal you aren’t content for Greens to be merely a fringe party or a parking lot for protest votes.