Message to Doug Ford's Tories: The core of democracy is accountability - 2019-05-13
Remember those old two-way walkie-talkies? Whenever you pressed the button to transmit your message, you couldn't pick up whatever the other person was saying — talking without listening (happens on speaker phone too).
That's what made question period in the legislature so lamentable late last week, when Ford stonewalled the Official Opposition by reading from a list of accomplishments. Neither listening nor responding, merely self-promoting; not just non-answers but non-sequiturs.
In truth, question period is rarely answer period. But rarely has a self-styled "Government For the People" been so disrespectful of so many opposition MPPs who also represent the people (garnering more than 58 per cent of the ballots cast, to be precise).