Victory for Ontario Conservatives!

UPDATE: John Tory has announced he is stepping down!

It was stunning!

Big thanks to all voters in the Ontario riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock!

John Tory was a millstone around the neck of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.  Now, they can ditch him without being disloyal!  FINALLY!!!

For those of you not familiar with the story…

Ontario used to be an economic stronghold.  Then, the McGuinty Liberals came to power.  Sad times came to Ontario.  One is tempted to reffer to Dalton McGuinty as ‘Bodymaster McGuinty’ – but that would not be nice towards that character from the Sherlock Holmes story ‘Valley of Fear’…

Anyhow, during McGuinty’s first term in office, he became very unpopular.  And, he would have been turfed out during the last election – had Mr. Tory not been the leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario.  Mr. Tory singlehandedly returned the McGuinty gang back into office – failing to even get himself elected into the legislature.

Unless you follow Ontario politics, it is difficult to imagine just how hard Mr. Tory had to work to return the hated McGuinty and his Liberals into power.  Let it suffice to say that Boss McGuinty employed Warren Kinsella as his spin-meister during the election – and Tory handed him the victory despite this!  Hard to imagine!

Most politicians (perhaps excepting the likes of Mr. Dion) would have ‘got the message’, done ‘the honourable thing’ and resigned.  But, not Mr. Tory – his arrogance far surpassed his common sense, and he stayed on as leader, eventually forcing one of his MPPs to ‘voluntarily’ step down and let him try to win her seat (the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock) in a by-election. Anyone who did not like it (and said so) got unceremoniously kicked out of the party…

Yesterday, the by-election took place!  And, predictably, Mr. Tory went down in a spectacular defeat!

Later today, Mr. Tory has a press conference.  Gee, I wonder what he’ll say…

Thank you, all you wonderful people in the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock!!!

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