A month can seem like an eternity in politics as we saw in Ontario in eight short weeks.
In late January, Patrick Brown was the PC Leader who seemed destined to become premier but beneath the veneer, there were troubling signs.
It became increasingly clear that he was a conservative in name only, alienating social, fiscal and democratic conservatives, many of whom vowed to stay home on election day.
Brown’s fall from grace amid unproven sexual misconduct allegations might have been unfair, but the party’s decision to oust him was the best thing that could have happened.
It looked like a dumpster fire over the last few weeks, but that was then and this is now.
The Doug Ford Unity Event last Monday felt like a rock concert, with Ford noting that the phoenix-like rise of the PC Party is going to give the opposition Liberal and NDP parties many sleepless nights.
“They are terrified when they see a united party like the PC party. That is their worst nightmare.”
There’s still a lot to do in a compressed timeframe, but Monday was the celebration Ford didn’t get to enjoy at the Leadership Convention that ended with uncertainty instead of balloon drops and confetti explosions.
But Monday’s celebration at the Toronto Congress Centre made up for that, and for the Ford fans in attendance, it was a matter of better justice delayed, than justice denied.