Is Ford Nation playing good politics or making good policy?

On The Ledge

17-11-2023 • 39 mins

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Keith Leslie and Sabrina Nanji are at the table and we welcome David Coletto, CEO at Abacus Data, (filling in for John Wright!)

We wonder whether pay increases for ECE workers and new worker-friendly labour laws is good politics or good policy for the Ford government.

Are they simply hoping and trying to change the channel from the Greenbelt quagmire?

SPOILER ALERT: Good politics gets the nod from the panel.

Ford et al are nibbling around the edges of the affordability issues while ignoring the latest report from the Daily Bread Food Bank that says 1 in 10 Torontonians needed a food bank last year. And it ALL attributable to policy failures at all levels of government.

And David Coletto says it comes down to a leadership void right across the country.

"Good politics leads to bad policy as opposed to good policy leading to good politics. And when you ask Canadians, do you think the country's headed in the right direction? Do you think the province is headed in the right direction? Overwhelming majorities, higher than it's ever been since I've been tracking for 20 years, say no "No".

"It feels to me that there's just a sense of laziness and unseriousness, (among our political leaders) willing to pass the buck."

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