Musings —08.20.2011 06:15 AM—
Stephen Harper, Rob Ford and Tim Hudak do:
Time will tell how Harper’s summer call for the completion of a Conservative trifecta in the October provincial election — by painting Toronto, Queen’s Park and Ottawa Tory blue — will resonate in the ballot box. But there is already no doubt that his comments have illustrated how essential a piece the Ontario vote is going to be in the Canadian puzzle of the next four years.
The October 6 vote may be the most important Ontario election in recent history. It will determine just how much of a free hand the Prime Minister will enjoy to put his Conservative stamp on Canada and the federal government.