|Easy PC winner. Any PC in-fighting was settled when Doug Downey was parachuted to Brown's 'new riding. Strong Liberal candidate but traditional blue riding esp provincial elections.|
|This is close but I think the end of a dynasty. The NDP Campaign has been brilliant. The liberals are terrified of Ford. Might be a surprise here.|
Garfield Dunlop represented Simcoe North for years , Jill Dunlop is poised to follow in his footsteps . she is a good candidate here for the pc
|Keep in mind that Jill Dunlop isn't the only 'underexperienced' daughter of a noted Tory politico running in Simcoe County--and unlike Caroline Mulroney down Bradford way, she's truly a local girl. And hey, if it's safe enough to sacrifice on behalf of benign-at-the-time Patrick Brown, it's safe enough, period--and even the loss of their Oro-Medonte stronghold couldn't wrest the seat from federal Con hands in 2015...|
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|Re earlier (Lunn) post - note that candidate Dunlop is the daughter, not wife of Garfield. |
(And this is the sum total of her political experience)!
Plus she's got Doug Ford on her back.
Two big strikes!
Will this sway the local electorate?
(Fortunately for Ford it only requires one hand to mark an X on the ballot - the other can be used to hold one's nose).
|Given the massive size of events since my last submission in this riding; I just wanted to clarify I expect no changes. Mayor Marshall is still the Liberal candidate and will get my vote, but he'll still be defeated by the PC candidate, likely by 10 to 15 points pending the province-wide results; 5 if the Liberals win another government.|
|I have doubts whether the Patrick Brown fiasco will hurt Jill Dunlop's chances here. Plus if the Liberals couldn't pick this up in the last three elections with bad PC campaigns there is no way they will win this in June. The NDP are not a factor here|
|I'm wondering how the results in this riding, especially, will be influenced by the allegations of sexual assault against Brown. If he continues to run, will he have a major hit to his base? If someone else runs in his stead, will they be disadvantaged by association?|
|Fully agree with Teddy Boragina on this one and I actually would not be surprised if the Liberals win most of the polls in Penetanguishene which often goes Liberal anyways, but Ramara and Severn are staunchly PC and Orillia usually heavily favours them, so the PC margins in those areas will more than cancel out any Liberal strength in Penetanguishene and perhaps Midland. Add to the fact Jill Dunlop who is the wife of the former MPP is running should be an asset for the PCs.|
|Gerry Marshall, the mayor of Penetanguishene and the leader of the county level government, is running as the Liberal candidate.|
I live in Penetang and like the mayor (will probably vote for him) but realistically, he has little chance of taking the seat.