National Newswatch

Nine early signs of how Facebook ads are being used in Ontario’s election

Apr 20 2018 — Adam Radwanski — Even as Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford pushes back hard against comparisons to Donald Trump heading into this spring’s Ontario election, he has been using Facebook advertising to target Ontarians who are “interested” in the U.S. President. Meanwhile, local candidates for Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals have been highlighting exactly how much their government’s last-ditch spending spree […]

As Wynne goes further left, Ontario looks more polarized than ever before

Mar 31 2018 — Adam Radwanski — In Canada’s largest province, the centre of the political spectrum now sits vacant. There will be no middle-of-the-road, steady-as-she-goes option for voters in Ontario’s June election. Not when Patrick Brown’s attempt to impose the Red Toryism of yore upon the Progressive Conservatives has been replaced by Doug Ford’s right-wing populism. And not after a leftward […]

With Doug Ford’s victory, a populist wave sweeps into Ontario

Mar 11 2018 — Adam Radwanski — After years of speculation, Canada is about to find out what happens when the populist wave that has swept much of the Western world overtakes one of its major political parties. The bizarre manner in which Doug Ford was crowned the leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives on Saturday – his victory rumoured for many hours, […]