Wynne needs to do more to impress farmers

Ontario premier-designate Kathleen Wynne visits a Bradford, Ontario, farm on Wed., Feb. 6, 2013 to...

Ontario premier-designate Kathleen Wynne visits a Bradford, Ontario, farm on Wed., Feb. 6, 2013 to visit with agriculture stakeholders. The Toronto MPP confirmed she will be sworn in Monday as the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in addition to becoming Premier of Ontario. (Antonella Artuso/QMI Agency)

Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

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TORONTO -- Some of Kathleen Wynne’s best friends are farmers.

Seriously. Don’t think of her as the premier-designate.

Think of her as city slicker turned agriculture minister.

In Toronto, she’s the cool downtown gay negotiator.

In the country, she’s the Wellington-boot wearing, down-to-earth, carrot-packing agriculture minister.

Heck, she probably calls square-dancing in her spare time.

Wynne hauled reporters to Gwillimdale Farms in Bradford to tell us how much she likes farming and how her dad used to go to a farm every summer and how she still knows people who are farmers.

She likes them. She really likes them.

City slickers call it bafflegab.

Farmers call it horse manure. Or words to that effect.

Either way, it’s going to take a lot more than a photo-op with tractors for Wynne to undo the damage the Liberals have done to rural Ontario.


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