Massive Refusal of Ontarians to Authorize Any Party to Speak in Their Name
In this election, the disempowerment of the majority of Ontarians came through loud and clear. The election saw the lowest voter turnout in Ontario’s history with way more than 50 per cent of the eligible voters refusing to cast a ballot – 56.46 % to be precise. The previous low was a 48.2 percent participation in the October 2011 election.
Never have we seen such an absurd declaration that the ruling PCs have a mandate with a big majority of 83 seats, even though they received only 17 per cent of the eligible vote. Never have we seen such an ugly display of dismissing the people’s participation. As is usual in elections, they had no opportunity to speak but also in this election practically no opportunity whatsoever to participate in any events where they could question the candidates or get them to listen to what they want. In fact, even what are called third party intervenors are listed by Elections Ontario as advertisers and most of the election propaganda was on social media, meaning that any sense of Ontario as a collective body was destroyed and non-existent.
With the support of all the cartel parties, the ability of the people and their organizations to participate in elections has been severely curtailed, except for voting. Meanwhile, the ruling elite dictate the agenda, the winner and that they now have a mandate from the people. It is all fraud and this election took it to a new low. It was a farce.
In this election, the refusal of the majority of Ontarians to endorse any candidate or party speaks loud and clear of their rejection of this self-serving state of affairs. It amounts to a refusal to authorize any party to speak in their name.