Yesterday I received a phone call from a CTV reporter in another part of the country – a friend from the old days. He said he wanted to pick my brains about the Ontario election because he had been reading my recent blogs and wondered if I really believed progressivism was alive and well in this country. He was basing his argument on the belief that Canada is becoming more Conservative as the years pass, effectively isolating people like me in the process. I laughingly told him he had drunk too much Kool-aid. Why had he arrived at such a simplistic conclusion? Didn’t Prince Edward Island just finish an election in which Liberals, under Robert Ghiz, were returned with a majority government? What about…