Following in Doug Ford’s footsteps, Steven Del Duca is cashing in on people’s love for paying $1.00 for things. Behind door number six of his promise calendar is a whopping $1.00 transit for all Ontarians until at least 2024.
This is great news for people struggling to pay the costs of just getting to work and could save them over four dollars per round trip. Students and seniors will also be a huge benefactor of this promise allowing them to put money towards more important things.
Keep in mind, like buck-a-beer this is just a promise and is not necessarily binding much like when you promised to love, honour and cherish your ex-wife. Sometimes you just have to say things that people want to hear. People want anything for $1.00, even if it’s worth .50 cents and these candidates know that. Realistically, Ford could have pulled off $1.50 beer but Buck-and-a-half-beer just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
The strategy paid off and now the liberals look to pull off the same thing in hopes of drawing voters to their dollar store of promises. As of this morning, the other candidates are frantically looking for anything they can sell for a dollar to take away some of this momentum. Stay tuned for rival promises and what is lurking behind door number seven.