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Conservative Values

Wynne spends big this summer but wastes more

Premier Kathleen Wynne's trip to northern Ontario last week took her far, far away from downtown Toronto, where she enjoys the comfort of her own elite crowd.

To deflate criticism of her infrequent visits, she brought along more than $500 million in announcements - some of them long overdue investments - which is Politics 101 for how to increase your popularity.

But another guess is that she owed a favour to the federal Liberals to butter up a region in the days leading up to a big visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his cabinet.

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