Kudos to all those who came and listened to the great debate, and a special thanks to those who asked intelligent questions.
Sometimes there are pleasant surprises and sometimes there are great debates.
This was NOT a great debate but a great evening to hear and see people’s reaction. I am still getting used to the fact that politics is like sport “you in for the win”.
People love to pick winners and do not mind watching with a certain element of joy how others fail.
It was great to experience the diversity of presentation and the difference in views how to solve Ontario’s problems. I had to chuckle a few times when I watched and listened how easy it seems to be to promise and commit to changing things. I had to realize that I personally cannot in anyway satisfy this hunger for ready to eat solutions. Listening to the others I sometimes felt I was in a political supermarket, where you could pick off the shelves whatever you wanted to have.
Do not get me wrong all candidates showed good intentions and sincere concerns about the future. The question is only; is that enough to qualify and win?
I hope not. This debate (which it was not) simply opened the door for the public to see how three different candidates presented three different views on many issues. Some far apart, some almost identical.
I hope that the time for “the great debates” is just beginning.
Thank you Bill and thank you Mark