July 13, 2024
Ford governments versus the 'change wall'
The Ford government has hit the change wall. The question now is how they will respond to the initial failure to force change on the public service.
The Ford government has hit the change wall. The question now is how they will respond to the initial failure to force change on the public service.

The late Leonard Cohen must have had a least a little insight into political life when he penned the line “they sentenced me to thirty years of boredom, for trying to change the system from within.”

The system doesn’t change easy from within the ancient walls of Queens Park.

Most governments get elected on the back of some change mantra. A few even mean it.

But once inside the Legislature, change morphs into ever-diminishing improvements.

Inevitably, the new change agents become what they once opposed: a government.

The Ford government is a dramatic example of this transformation, if only because they hit the change wall at a higher rate of speed than most.

Facing an impossible debt burden, the Ford government went after obvious areas of inefficiency and waste.

The public sector is a target rich environment.

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See Also:

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(2) Doug Ford’s government and NDP opposition battle over Ontario’s job numbers

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(4) Ford Conservatives kill bill to save lives on Northern highways: NDP

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