The small pencils wielded by millions of Ontario voters were worn out on Oct. 10 picking who would get into government and the process by which future governments would be determined.
The referendum choice came down to keeping the first-past-the-post or switching to a mixed-member proportional representation system.
Greg Sorbara, Ontario’s once and future finance minister, predicted in his nomination speech back on Sept. 6 that he would “sweep Vaughan from every corner of the riding”.
Sorbara will soon be trading in the broom for a shovel in the new majority Liberal government.
For candidates outside the big four parties, getting their message out can be the most important goal
The big-top tents of the four major parties in Ontario politics have front doors that are well-defined squares. To get inside, a candidate needs to be a square, more or less.
But what if a round or a triangular politico comes along? What’s an activist dodecagon to do?