An Authentic Ontario Political Culture: The Role of Material Conditions and Cultural Values in the Shaping of the Ontario political paradigm When most people, including most Ontarians, think of Canada’s most populous province, they invariably think of a place that is bland, cautious and distinguished by its bevy of uninspiring and forgettable politicians. However, the truth be told, Ontario has a fairly vibrant political culture that shows the resiliency of old Upper Empire Loyalist sensibilities – an innate conservative streak, in other words – and a dollop of progressivism that has made the province a bastion for gay rights and also a place where rogue elements – like the Klan – were routed even as they found congenial homes in other...The end:
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