In McGuinty's case, Ontario has seen a steady decline since he first came to office. OLC scandals, the ongoing eHealth debacle, and the loss of jobs at a pace never seen before in the province all have McGuinty's fingerprints all over them. And Ontario has done the unthinkable, falling in to have-not status. That alone should be enough to make voters take notice. But McGuinty has gained and remained in office due to a weak opposition party and leader. With the election of Tim Hudak as new leader of the PC that should change. While John Tory is a decent man and excellent businessman, provincial politics just didn't seem to be the appropriate role for him.
Which takes us to mayor David Miller. Toronto has been on a greater downward spiral than the province thanks to Miller's socialist ideas, which consist mostly of overtaxing residents of the city, and then blowing that tax revenue on policies that bring no bang for the buck. And Miller now has a Pandora's box opened with the trash strike (name seems appropriate). Miller has been successful in getting both elected and re-elected by kowtowing to the unions, and is now caught in the position of doing what's best for him or the city. Toronto has far worse problems than a garbage strike, but it has just magnified the city's problems under Miller's leadership. The fact Miller just cost the people of Toronto federal stimulus funds by making only one application that didn't meet guidelines shows his ignorance of doing things properly.Ironically enough, polls show John Tory would beat Miller in an election for mayor. Is it possible voters now realize the made a boo-boo by not voting for Tory when he ran for mayor before? I think Tory would run the city in a way similar to Mel Lastman. Say what you will about Mel, but he always put the city first, and the residents of Toronto reaped the rewards of his time in office.
Imagine a time with no McGuinty or Miller. We can all dream of those days ahead.