Her 2014 election attack on the Tories over Walkerton reveals the dangers of too much political rhetoric and an excess of self-righteousness
TORONTO – In politics, as in life, what goes around comes around.
That reality has now come back to haunt Premier Kathleen Wynne.
In the last Ontario election, Wynne made a campaign stop in Walkerton to condemn the previous Tory government of Mike Harris — and by implication, then Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak — for the tainted water tragedy that occurred there in May, 2000.
“There was a failure of oversight, a failure of enforcement,” Wynne said of the scandal that ended in seven people dying and 2,300 falling ill after drinking tainted water.