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May 29, 2018

Thirty days. Thirty podcasts! Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Productions and John Wright, CEO - Insight of Dart Insight and Communications  take a daily swipe at the Ontario campaign until election day on June 7th. They chase the race and follow the leaders. What should you expect? What didn't you expect in this campaign?

DAY 20: It was feisty, it was frustrating, if not infuriating if you were hoping for some real debate and discussion of the issues facing the province. The Ontario Leaders' Debate was highlighted by hyperbole and histrionics.

The format only served to reinforce the notion that politics is driven by petty one liners and bumper sticker messaging. The media consortium created a framework designed to squeeze as much as possible into 90 minutes rather than squeezing as much as possible out of 90 minutes.

The polling in the coming days will tell the tale, but count on them continuing to show real ambivalence among Ontario's electorate because the debate did next to nothing to clarify or solidify the voting intentions of nearly a third of those who intend to cast a ballot on June 7.