Why Wynne will win, or lose, in 2018

Don’t look now, but Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals are climbing in the polls just in time for next spring’s election.

The Liberals’ rebounding prospects aren’t surprising.

For several months the Wynne government has concentrated on retail politics, including a dramatic increase in the minimum wage and kicking $45 billion in hydro costs down the road to pay for a rate decrease now.

Combine all of this with the recent generous wage increases offered to public sector unions and it isn’t shocking Wynne and the Liberals are back in the race.

Just wait for the avalanche of debt-financed goodies Wynne will shower on every competitive riding over the next six months.