One of our readers, Alexander Forbes of Caledon East, has written a letter to the editor of The Toronto Star about the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. In it, he writes that the party “appears to be avoiding media and public scrutiny.” He also points out that “when asked by the Escarpment Views magazine to respond to five questions selected from reader contributions, they were the only political party that did not provide a direct answer.”
This is true. Our Autumn issue contains an election feature of questions by readers and answers by the political parties. The Liberals, NDP and the Greens provided detailed answers. The PCs didn’t.
I was surprised and annoyed. We’ve had several Conservative MPPs advertise in the magazine, so it was odd that the party seemed to dismiss us in a way I felt to be rude.
We’re interested in our readers responses to this. What are your thoughts?