Give Wynne a Chance
A new opinion poll shows 55 percent of Ontarians don't think much will change now that Kathleen Wynne is the new Liberal Premier of the province.
At the same time, 45 percent of those surveyed in an Abacus Data poll say they're willing to give Wynne a chance. At the very least it seems Ontarians are hoping for change and will wait and see. How long they'll wait is another matter entirely.
I just wish the opposition at Queen's Park would listen to what Ontarians are saying here. The NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson, he says his is willing to wait a while to see if Wynne makes good on the promise to reach across the aisle, but Tim Hudak's Conservatives were out with a commercial yesterday slamming the new cabinet as 'same old, same old' even before the cabinet was sworn-in, which is one of the things that really bugs me about this bunch. They use the tired politics of old.
Notice the opposition is saying not much about the appointment of Liz Sandals as Education Minister. The public school teacher unions are very optimistic about her appointment and Sandals says she wants this war to end.
If Sandals can solve that problem, it would be the most demonstrable way to show voters that Premier Wynne really does plan change.