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Episode #49: Doug Ford and his new blue-collar base in Ontario

Larry Savage is back to discuss what went down with the labour vote in Ontario's election.

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Éric Grenier
Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.
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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives made a big play for labour support in the Ontario election.

And it appears to have paid off.

The PCs were able to win seats away from the New Democrats in places like Windsor, Hamilton and northern Ontario, regions the NDP has traditionally been able to count on from one election to the next. The PCs also received a series of labour endorsements, setting off a narrative of a fracturing of labour support for the New Democrats as the PCs make inroads into a new electorate.

What does it all mean for the future of politics in Ontario?

Earlier this year, Larry Savage, a professor in the labour studies department at Brock University, came on the podcast to discuss how the labour vote was shaping up ahead of the Ontario election. Now, he’s back to discuss what happened — and what it means for the Ontario PCs and NDP going forward.

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