When last we spoke to Liz Sandals during the 2011 Provincial election, she was merely a Liberal backbencher seeking to return to the Ontario Legislature. But now, she’s the Minister of Education, looking to help her new boss, Premier Kathleen Wynne, hold on to power in an increasingly divided and partisan Queen’s Park. Obviously, she likes her chances in spite of everything.
During our discussion earlier this week at Sandals’ campaign HQ, we touched on a number of subjects. I asked Sandals about her time as the Education Minister, and the current state of government relations with teachers, as well as the managerial differences between Wynne and former-Premier Dalton McGuinty. We also talked about the solving the deficit, the need for an Ontario pension plan, and, naturally, why voters should mark their ballots for the Liberals after the gas plant scandal.
You can stream the episode or download it here.
The theme music for Guelph Politicast is “Volksing Ferretismico” by Goto80 and the Uwe Schenk Band from Silent Movie Pianos 1 – Action and Marches.
And as with my podcast with Schreiner, there’s a video segment. Find out what it means to Liz Sandals below:
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