Why Doug Ford can afford to ignore Ontario's NDP - 2019-12-15
The role of official opposition has always been thankless, but never easier, thanks to the abundance of material provided daily by Ford's government. The media are infused with endless column inches, yet a disproportionate amount are taken up by the quotable comments of another party leader, Mike Schreiner, whose Green Party comprises a caucus of precisely one seat — his.
The headless Liberals, now down to a mere five seats, also manage to make the news cycle with the pithy critiques from the talking heads that remain. Many in the NDP caucus also win favourable coverage.
But the opposition leader who gets to ask the most questions makes the least impact, even after nearly 11 years as leader. Or perhaps because of it.