If you thought the air was cool from the rural community towards the performance of Ontario Premier and agriculture minister Kathleen Wynne, it was showcased at the Grain Farmers of Ontario March Classic in London, Ont., this week. Not only was she scheduled to be on the agenda and did not show but after her taped video address, the 700 farmer delegates were dead silent after the address. It was quiet as a morgue, literally.
As one attendee stated:
“Zero applause during her video address. Pretty much tells the story of what rural Ontario thinks of the current government.”
Was this silence disrespectful? Maybe, but I think it’s just people being honest. The rural community of Ontario is not happy at all with the Liberal government, Premier and agriculture minister Wynne. Bottom line.
To be fair, I am not sure where she was instead of at the London Convention Center. It may have been a meeting that was of great importance to the province. It does showcase again why it is difficult for a premier to do what a party leader does and be the agriculture minister. Farmers are the ones that lose in the end in this situation. The question is whether rural Ontario has enough political votes to make her lose at the end of the next election.