Discussion posted by: David McNamara
It has taken more than two years, but the beleaguered Ontario Liberal Party has finally done something worth talking about. Normally, a party’s nomination rules would represent the ultimate in insider politics. But the Liberals’ newly announced plans are a timely reminder that they are still the party of heavy virtue-signalling. The Liberals say their goal is to produce “the most inclusive team of candidates in Ontario history,” and to that end, the party will be nominating candidates by giving special advantages to women and young people, and providing enthusiastic outreach to potential candidates who are Black, Indigenous or LGBTQ. Leader Steven Del Duca has promised that at least half of the Liberal candidates in 2022 will be women, and 30 of the overall group will be people under 30 years old.