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Ford's Lawton dilemma and other political stories in London

Three keen political watchers in London discuss the ridings at play - and other things - as the provincial election campaign officially kicks off.

London Morning panel talks about the local scene as the provincial election campaign starts

(Left to right) Matt Farrell, Zack Taylor and Jackie Newman. (Kate Dubinski)

CBC Radio's London Morning convened a panel of keen political watchers Wednesday as the provincial election campaign officially kicked off.

Host Julianne Hazlewood was joined by three guests;

  • Jackie Newman, associate professor of political science at King's University College
  • Matt Farrell, professor of inter-disciplinary studies at Fanshawe College
  • Zack Taylor, assistant professor of political science at Western University

Among the observations and prognostications shared — Jackie Newman predicts incumbent candidates in London will be re-elected.

Matt Farrell believes the Liberals will hit hard on Andrew Lawton story as it fits into their narrative for Doug Ford.

Zack Taylor sees a different kind of PC populism emerging as Liberal support in southwestern Ontario continues its downward trend.

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