Jim Karahalios says that he always knew this was going to be a “long term project” that there are “no quick fixes” in our current political malaise. He is pleased that New Blue’s grassroots strategy has paid off and they have achieved their goals of having a constituency association and viable candidate in every one of the 124 ridings, have grown awareness and are making headway in challenging the legacy party narrative.
I could hear the exhaustion and hope in his voice when he told me that “Things are looking good on the ground. Support keeps growing across the province and I think that we are competitive.”
Jim Karahalios, the leader of the New Blue Party has gone on the record as stating that the Independent MPP from Lanark-Frontenak-Kingston, Randy Hillier, is controlled opposition for the Ontario PC party.
Mr. Karahalios says that Mr. Hillier has “cut a deal to get a subsidy with the PC government that he pretends to oppose.”