ONTARIO ELECTION THREAD: I've never liked majority gov'ts. When 25% of the electorate vote 38% for a party who gets 100% control, geez that's frustrating. What’s even more disappointing is that so many are still voting to re-elect our current provincial gov't to a majority. 1/19
Why are so many NOT holding Doug Ford accountable for all the bungling, buffoonery and cruelty? In the past 4 years, they have failed to listen, failed to plan, and failed to care. There are so many reasons to vote them out. 2/19
1) PANDEMIC HANDLING The sad rollercoaster and flip-flop of acting too late, then not having enough support during lockdowns, then easing things too early, ignoring science and then going back into lockdowns. The province’s vaccine rollout was chaotic. 3/19
After issuing a stay-at-home order, Ford skipped off for a holiday at his Muskoka cottage. He tried to close children’s playground w/o knowing the science. So much damage could have been avoided and could've had less impact on lost lives, illnesses, & small businesses. 4/19
2) LONG-TERM CARE CRISIS: an LTC Commission concluded that the Ford gov't was slow & reactive when responding to COVID-19, failing to learn the lessons of the 1st wave, leading to a greater loss of life during the 2nd wave. Nearly 4,000 residents died. He offered no apology. 5/19
3) SCHOOL SAFETY: They sat on billions of unspent funding for schools. lowering safety while saying they were doing everything. They wouldn't give proper testing, masks, or ventilation. This led to many school lockdowns, a huge source of stress for kids & parents. 6/19
4) AUTISM RECORD: They implemented a plan w/ age caps vs. needs based. They still haven’t spent the full budget it has for kids with autism. Wait list for needs-based therapy doubled to more than 53k. It takes an estimated 8 years for a child diagnosed today to get services. 7/19
5) CLIMATE IMPACT: Ford attacked & undermined Ontario’s environmental protections. He ripped up the province’s cap-and-trade program w/o public consultation, plowed ahead w/ plans to build new highways through protected Greenbelt areas, and ignored key environmental laws. 8/19
The climate crisis is affecting our communities, as southern Ontario warms twice as rapidly as the rest of the world. In 2021, the province had its worst wildfire season on record, displacing several Indigenous communities and darkening the sky. 9/19
6) NO ACCOUNTABILITY: What does it say when our Premier refuses to do interviews, hides mandate letters for 4 years, PC party MPPs are encouraged not to show up to debates, and people like @CarymaRules get arrested for no reason or nurses get assaulted by his entourage? 10/19
7) DEFICIT & DEBT: I remember this being one of the key issues cited to voting Ford in. Yet most know what happened: The deficit became 5x the size of what Wynne had and the debt has never been addressed. 11/19
Yet they still made cuts to disabled workers, social services, transit, seniors, legal aid, housing, etc, but then this was offset by billions in tax cuts for corporations. And he gave back our already paid vehicle registration (at a $1.1B cost). 12/19
OTHER THINGS (so many!)
- cancelling a minimum-wage increase
- delaying sick day benefits
- delaying the implementation of pay transparency legislation,
- leaving disability benefit rates at rock-bottom levels,
- silence on the 3-week Ottawa occupation
- botching a redesign of the province’s license plates,
- failing to procure provincially mandated anti-carbon tax gas pump stickers that actually stick to things (incidentally, they were also illegal)
- left low-income communities behind by slashing programs like the basic income pilot that helped Ontarians buy food, find and keep jobs and pay their bills.
- scrapped planned increases to social assistance and cut protections for precarious workers.
- helped Ontario’s wealthiest line their pockets by doling out tax cuts and subsidies for big businesses like Loblaws and Amazon.
- Nurses are still coping with Ford's Bill 124 that limits their wage increases to 1% a year.
- Cancelling the cap & trade program; breaking the tribunal sector; privatizing the conservation demand management program
- used Nothwithstanding clause to cut Toronto City Council in half against the findings of an independent report
- what else? Add in replies & RTs!
So the BIG question is this... WHY will you vote him back in or still support him?

There’s a whole other convo about how Horvath & Del Duca haven’t done enough to change public opinion. But Ford avoiding everyone, hoping for status quo or voter fatigue is discouraging.
I sincerely hope we don’t get another majority gov’t w/ 100% power w/ no accountability. The 62% who oppose Ford must vote strategically per riding.

Get out and vote tomorrow. Let's avoid a Ford majority again.

Fool us twice, shame on us.

19/19 #onpoli #OntarioVotes
YOUR VOTE MATTERS: Get out & vote Ontario‼️ Ignore the polls, don’t be discouraged, get more youth to vote, bring a friends or family with you. 🙌🏽⁣

Vote strategically w/ votewell.ca. Let’s stop a false majority. ✊🏾🗳⁣

#VoteFordOutJune2 #VoteThemAllOut #ONPoli

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