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State of the Ontario Election Campaign

With around 2 weeks to go, Ontario voters are beginning to look more carefully and thinking a lot harder about whether they really want a Doug Ford led provincial government. Some hard questions are now being asked about the promises Doug Ford has made and whether they actually will save Ontario money (the answer appears to be no). Ford and the PCPO also have some controversies popping up that have caught people’s attention.

That has led to some polls that shows the NDP and Andrea Horwath are suddenly being looked to as the alternate “agents of change” in this election. It appears that progressive voters who are upset with the […]

The Ontario Regressive Conservative Party.

Voters eventually get tired of governments, and the Liberals have been in power for a long time; combine that with a particularly questionable policy decision on partially privatizing Ontario Hydro which dramatically increased Hydro bills. The government’s attempts to subsidize some of the bill’s costs to consumers did not particularly assuage anger over the original move – and many voters are looking for change. I get that voter sentiment is such in Ontario that the current Ontario Liberal government is in serious danger.

That said, Ontario voters need to carefully look at their choices come the June election – and in particular look at whether they really want a Doug […]

Q&A with Christina Monroe – running for LPC Party Secretary

The Liberal Party National Convention is being held in Halifax starting this Thursday. It will pass policy resolutions and hold elections for positions within the Liberal Party Board of Directors. One of these is Liberal Party National Secretary. This position (and many others on the BOD) are open due to the incumbents being “termed out”. The LPC BOD’s rules state that members may serve up to 2 consecutive terms (2 year terms) but no more – so they’re like the US President. They have term limits. đŸ™‚

The job used to be called Liberal Party National Membership Secretary. The basic function of the LPC Party Secretary is to be responsible […]

How to beat a Doug Ford led PC Party in Ontario.

The whole process was almost farcical at times, and it appears Christine Elliott still has it in her thought to perhaps contest the results in court, but for now, Doug Ford is the new PC Party of Ontario leader.

In my opinion, the Ontario PC Party has just given the Ontario Liberal Party and Premier Kathleen Wynne some life for the next election. Will the OLP win? It will still be very tough and still uphill.. but I am certain beyond a shadow of a doubt they’d have had no chance against Elliott. Doug Ford as leader gives them a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. I […]

Conservatives fuming over Omar Khadr lawyer Federal Court appointment.

So this happenned:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal government has appointed one of Omar Khadr‘s former lawyers as a justice in federal court. The appointment of Toronto-based lawyer John Norris was announced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Monday. Norris is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and has worked with several legal advocacy organizations over the years.

Not surprisingly, that enraged Conservatives like MP Candice Bergen. You can almost see the smoke coming out of her ears.

A lot of Conservatives still seem aggrieved over Stephen Harper’s long losing streak in court cases in the Federal and Supreme Court, but Omar Khadr and anyone […]

Falling dominoes.

A flurry of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct allegations, and convictions for rape have dominated the political, sports and entertainment world of late. It may turn into a flood before its all over, but that’s good. For those found guilty, the sooner the filth is washed away, the better.

It is regrettable that someone who had multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him still got elected to the highest political office in the US last year, as the bitter partisan divide in the US made people with their partisan blinders on overlook the charges, dismiss them as being untrue, or simply not care about it – a discredit to them and […]

Conservative Christmas Grinch

A loyal reader of this blog sent me a picture of this. It’s apparently an insert that was put into a well known Conservative MP’s Christmas Card that this MP sent out. If anyone else saw or got this, you’ll know who the MP is.

Our Conservative colleagues were well known in government for trying to politicize anything they could – it appears that being in opposition has not dampened that, when you’re using Christmas to send out partisan barbs.

(I particularly am charmed by the barb sent Environment Minister’s Catharine McKenna’s way – “a White Christmas” haha.. hilarious.. that will prove to her there’s no such thing as […]

Andrew Scheer & the Conservative Party have to be nervous. The NDP as well.

A rather good night for the Liberal Party last night. They held all their seats, and were able to win away a seat from the Conservatives in Surrey, BC, which elected a Liberal as an MP there for the first time since 1952. The Conservatives under Andrew Scheer have now lost 2 by-elections since he became Conservative leader. Perhaps a sign that Canadians aren’t exactly comfortable with a smiling clone of Harper with farther-right positions then him?

It has been pointed out that Gordie Hogg, the winning Liberal in Surrey, was a very popular candidate. I will acknowledge that to those who know him, but as Eric Grenier said in […]

New Brantford-Brant LPC EDA Board Elected; Getting ready for 2019.

I don’t comment a lot on local Liberal politics these days, but I will for this occasion. A new Liberal EDA Board was elected here in Brantford-Brant on Sunday November 26 – a campaign I volunteered for and participated heavily in for her team. This board will have 11 officers and directors + the heads of the Commission Clubs, so its been greatly pared down as dictated by the new Liberal Constitution – a positive step that was taken in my opinion. No need for such bloated boards.

The newly elected Chair of the BBFLA is Heather Macdonald-Moore, who has been a lifelong Liberal volunteer and was heavily involved in […]

Combatting Discrimination/ Bias: Panel in Brantford featuring Mary Ng

If you’re in the Brantford area on Sunday Oct 15, and want to attend an interesting political and social discussion, consider coming Sunday Oct 15 to the Islamic Community Centre at 1pm to a panel discussing how to combat discrimination and implicit bias. Sponsored by the local Brantford-Brant Women’s Liberal Club, the special guest will be Mary Ng, the Liberal MP for Markham-Thornhill, as well as local panelists. All are welcome to attend. You may read more and RSVP at http://stopbias.eventbrite.ca

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