Lorrie Goldstein clearly lays out the case for a PC majority here: Horwath now open to coalition government with Wynne. This is scary stuff. Probably the absolute worst-case scenario. Horwath is now flip-flopping on a previous statement that no way would she work with Wynne.
…Despite that, Horwath now appears open to cutting a deal with Wynne to become premier if she fails to win a majority of 63 of the legislature’s 124 seats.
Under that scenario, Horwath could win fewer seats than Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives, who are running neck-and-neck in the polls with the NDP. and still become premier, if neither the PCs or NDP win 63 seats.
In that case Wynne, whose Liberals are running in third place in the polls, would hold the balance of power in deciding whether to make Horwath or Ford premier.
I can’t come up with even one optimistic thought to comfort myself in that event, other than I might possibly still get my “free” dental care – if Horwath can be trusted to at least keep that promise.
LILLEY: Foreign-funded activist group helping Andrea Horwath’s NDP – Toronto Sun:
Why is a Vancouver-based group, substantially funded and founded by American billionaires through a San Francisco based foundation working against Ontario’s PC Party?