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Welcome In!This is the home for our SSN daily flagship podcast - NOW & NEXT. Join Story Studio Network's Chief Executive Producer Dave Trafford Monday to Thursday, highlighting news stories of the day that are most likely to affect you and your family, you and your business, you and your future.PLUS… read more


The 2022 Ontario Election "could be an extinction-level event for the (Liberal) party"

All this talk about a Liberal-NDP merger in Ontario is utter nonsense. Why would the NDP waste any energy or time "merging" with the leaderless Liberals, when they're well positioned to stage a hostile takeover.  A re-energized NDP could easily render the Liberals irrelevant before the 2026 campaign.  Sabrina Nanji at the Queen's Park Observer quotes a pair of party insiders on their thoughts about the party's future. " — JONATHAN SCOTT, longtime operative who ran runner-up MICHAEL COTEAU’s 2020 leadership bid: “[2022] could be an extinction-level event for the party, if the party doesn’t learn the lessons voters are telling us. It’s time to modernize, throw the doors wide open and build a new party from the ground up. It’s time to be respectful and not talk down to people, especially in rural Ontario, and drop any attitude that we know best.” — KELLY FOOTE, veteran organizer and community activist: “The party’s problems can’t be fixed by the same people who presided over them.” Both great points. And both bits of advice should have been acted on 4 years ago.   

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