Lack of limits on third-party election advertising mean the Progressive Conservatives may never win again

TORONTO – With the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race down to two candidates — Christine Elliott and Patrick Brown — both are receiving plenty of advice on how to win the 2018 election.

And both have ideas of their own.

Elliott basically says the PCs have to emphasize the “Progressive” in Progressive Conservative, Brown that they must focus on “Conservative.”

But in the world of realpolitik — practical versus theoretical politics — the reality is this.

The Ontario PCs are unlikely to win another election unless the provincial government changes its rules — meaning the lack of rules — on third-party advertising, now dominated by unions and particulary public sector unions, who effectively campaign for the Liberals in every election.

I have said this for years now. Ontario is a Kleptocracy and we are its serfs.