Fickle Ontario could be key to the federal election - 2019-06-14
Trying to establish Ontario's place in the Canadian federation's politics presents a paradox.
Critically important, Ontario cast 37 per cent of all votes in 2015, contributing 80 of the Liberals' 184 constituencies. However, having elected a small "l" liberal prime minister that year, the same province proceeded, less than three years later, to select the conservative Doug Ford as premier.
Justin Trudeau introduces a carbon tax while Ford leads a charge against it, going so far as to enact legislation to require stickers on gas pumps denouncing the tax. Trying to get a fix on Ontario's prevailing ideological winds is no easy task.