Yeahhhh.....so now that Dalton has quit and people are breaking out the champagne, let's talk about how this means that Ontario is screwed even harder than it ever was.
Problem: WE CAN'T BRING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT WHEN THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO LEADER. THIS MEANS NO ELECTION. AND ALSO THE GOVERNMENT IS PROROGUED SO NO BILLS OF ANY SORT WILL GET PASSED. OH NOEZ.
Another Problem: UNIONS AND SUCH ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO GIVE A CRAP WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS WHEN IT HAS NO LEADER AND ISN'T MEETING BECAUSE THE LIBERALS WERE STUPID AND PROROGUED THE LEGISLATURE.
Yet Another Problem: DALTON IS NOT GOING TO RUN FOR FEDERAL LIBERAL LEADER AND TAKE ON JUSTIN TRUDEAU IN A FIGHT TO THE DEATH (WHICH WE ALL WANT TO SEE) BECAUSE A) HE IS HATED IN ONTARIO AND UNKNOWN OUTSIDE OF IT AND B) NOBODY, NOT EVEN DALTON, IS ALLOWED TO INTERFERE WITH THE ASCENSION OF THE CHRIST-CHILD TO THE THRONE. THIS LAST ONE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT BUT IT IS DISAPPOINTING.
Well. Isn't that a kick in the pants.
Now let us recall that Dalton, bless his pointy little head, was, in his half assed Liberal manner, TRYING to get the deficit under control by picking fights with people he'd coddled for years while handling a minority situation. When that didn't work, he tried to steal the formerly PC seat of Kitchener Waterloo. And that didn't happen either because he thought he was God and the teachers unions' had other ideas.
So he said "Screw you guys, I'm going home" and dumped the mess on the rest of his caucus who will murder each other in the upcoming leadership race because they've been waiting for decades to rule. And none of them will be able to fix the mess either.
And therefore if we want to win the next election, we will say to Ontarians that we will kill the deficit by any goddamned means necessary, and then DO SO, while all the while reminding those Ontarians that the Liberals utterly failed to do so. Because that is the only way out.
OK. Well, anyway, things are about to get a lot more interesting around here. Stay tuned!