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Covid-19 and the new normal.

Well… lots has happened since my last post.

Normal political news and normal news for that matter is now almost completely gone due to the Covid19 pandemic gripping the world.

Once this all passes (whenever that happens to be) it will be interesting to see what the new “normal” is. I have my doubts that we’ll be going back to the old normal.

The last world event to create a new normal was after 9-11. This new normal will be more widespread for better and for worse.

Stay safe everyone.

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Congrats to new #OLP Leader Steven Del Duca

We already knew going into the Ontario Liberal Party Convention that Steven Del Duca had won a majority of delegates going into the Leadership Convention, and only needed superdelegate votes to put him over the top. It was little surprise that he got that support and won decisively on the first ballot. You can find a bit of background on the new Liberal leader here.

My personal congratulations to the new Liberal Leader. I am looking forward to seeing his plans not only to get Ontario back on track after removing Doug Ford from office.. but also what he plans to do to help make the Ontario LIberal Party […]

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Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Delegates Selection Weekend

This is the weekend where OLP members are voting for delegates to help choose the next Ontario Liberal Party leader. This is what the leadership campaigns were doing the membership drives for – to try to get more people as members who would then theoretically turn up this weekend to then vote for the delegates that would most favour their candidacy (I still prefer that the OLP would have gone one member one vote, but I digress). Turnout this day and the GOTV movement will obviously be a big factor in what delegates get elected.

I will be watching with interest – I want to thank all the candidates who […]

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“5 Questions” Interview(s) with Ontario Liberal Party Candidates: Steven Del Duca

Our next candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party Leadership to submit replies to the questions is Steven Del Duca (you’ll find his website link in one of the replies to one of the questions).

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“5 Questions” Interview(s) With Ontario Liberal Party Candidates: Mitzie Hunter

Mitzie Hunter is next up in answering some questions about her Ontario Liberal Party leadership run. You’ll find her relevant website and contact info below the very last answer of hers.

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“5 Questions” Interview(s) With Ontario Liberal Party Candidates: Kate Graham

Kate Graham is the next of the leadership candidates for the Ontario Liberal Party to submit her answers to my “5 Questions”. You can find Kate’s website here. Her answers in their entirety are below.

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“5 Questions” Interview(s) With Ontario Liberal Party Candidates: Alvin Tedjo

Alvin Tedjo is the 2nd of the Ontario Liberal Leadership candidates to turn in his answers to my “5 Questions” series. You can find his website here. His answers are again unedited by me and presented in their original format below.

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“5 Questions” Interview(s) With Ontario Liberal Party Candidates: Michael Coteau

If you were to search through my archives, you would find back in 2012 that I did a series of “5 Questions” with Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidates who were running to replace Dalton McGuinty (eventually won by Kathleen Wynne). It is 2019 and we have another OLP leadership race, and so I figured I’d pull the 5 Questions format out again and quiz the candidates. I’ve heard from 6 of the 7 candidates who were willing to participate – the 7th I’ve not heard back from as of yet, but will include in this series if they wish to participate. I thank all of the candidates for participating […]

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Election 43 Aftermath: Free Advice For The Conservative Party

Find a new leader that is a bit more moderate on social issues (Rona Ambrose, Michael Chong, Lisa Raitt even) and bring back more progressive policies. Regarding Climate change; if you folks don’t want a carbon tax, you’ll need something more convincing to environmentally conscious voters then basically proposing some magic technology that hasn’t been invented yet to fight it. 63% of Canadians voted for parties that supported carbon pricing and who had serious climate change plans.

A big obstacle to climb if you persist in opposing this. As Chantal Hebert said on the CBC panel a couple of nights ago, from here on in, any party without […]

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The Writ Drops in Canada

Today starts the official first day of the election campaign, with the Prime Minister asking the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament for an election taking place on Oct 21st.

With that announcement, I may be a little more active on this blog, although as you see on my twitter feed on the right hand sidebar, I’ve still been fairly active, though not as posting here as much.

We start this campaign with opinion polls more or less showing a dead heat nationally.. although most of those same polls have also shown the Liberals have the initial advantage with good leads in Eastern Canada – specifically Ontario and Quebec. […]

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