I was happy to attend today’s Proud of Toronto event at Toronto City Hall at this crucial time. It was quite an event and will hopefully serve to galvanize the LGBTQ community into action. As many will know, Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his neo-con fol…Continue reading
Author: Matt Guerin
B.C. Conservative goes for the troglodyte vote in bid to resurrect moribund party
Blogger.com was down from Thursday noon until today, so please forgive me for not blogging about this sooner. Simon has beaten me to it already. The B.C. Conservative Party hasn’t elected anyone since the 1970s. Now their great white hope is John Cu…Continue reading
Liberal Party arrogance led to historic defeat…Continued infighting will destroy it
I’m still staring at the CBC’s Canada Votes 2011 web page, particularly that beautiful map. It’s slowly sinking in how far the Liberal Party has fallen. How it literally is staring oblivion in the face. (For if Liberals think 34 seats is the lowest …Continue reading
Did we learn nothing from the Ignatieff coronation?
I agree Bob Rae as interim Liberal leader in Ottawa would be a very bad idea if he plans to run for permanent leader. Jean Chretien needs to stop playing his little games and move on…This is the kind of backroom manipulation and bullshit voters so t…Continue reading
Liberals unlikely to formally merge with the NDP…
I’ve got to admire the positive spin by some Liberal supporters out there after last night’s devastating and historic defeat. The people of Canada made decisive choices yesterday. They voted for continuity and stability in government by rewarding Ste…Continue reading
Pollsters and seat projectors should beware Monday’s results
****UPDATED 12:15 AM MAY 2ND”Polls don’t elect MPs,” said Michael Ignatieff today. “Votes elect MPs. Let’s wait for the Canadian people to do what they want to do.”The pseudo-science of gauging public opinion in a world in which many voters (especi…Continue reading
Harper smears Liberals for years, then asks us to save him?
I don’t think this latest argument from Prime Minister Stephen Harper is going to resonate with the intended audience. As all Liberals know, Harper has led a vicious smear campaign against the Liberal Party since he became leader of the Canadian Allia…Continue reading
Accused drunk driver/wife beater endorses Stephen Harper…Sun Media smears Jack Layton…
Remember when it came out last summer that Rob Ford had been arrested in Florida for drug possession and drunk driving in 1999 (see mug shot to the right)? The revelations followed other incidents which included Ford being thrown out of the Air Canada…Continue reading
Harris-Decima poll: NDP humbling Tories across the country, Liberals on top in Ontario…
Nanos’s daily polls this campaign have been always interesting and entertaining, but they seem to have caught on to the NDP wave in Quebec a bit late. Their regional swings defy gravity. Although I will say their leadership measurement has been fasci…Continue reading
CTV’s Jane Taber’s horrified eyes at the thought of an ‘NDP-led coalition’ government…
I’m through with CTV’s Question Period, the hour-long political gab fest held each Sunday. The show’s bothered me for years with its barely contained conservative biases (symptomatic, of course, of CTV’s biases.) There have been moments of fairness a…Continue reading
Michael Ignatieff’s Town Hall for Canada
For those who haven’t seen it, for your convenient consideration…Continue reading
Harper knocks Kent back into line: "I regret any embarrassment that my remarks may have caused the Prime Minister…"
Yuck. Our Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s horrifying side has reared its ugly head again. Man, what will happen to this country if this creep wins a majority and there’s no more checks on his judgment? EXCERPT FROM GLOBE & MAIL: ‘Conservative cabinet…Continue reading
Shades of Ontario 1990: let’s hope this flirtation with Dippers ends this week…
This past week’s flirtation with the NDP in Quebec and perhaps elsewhere reminds me of Ontario’s flirtation with the NDP in 1990. Quebecers have never experienced life under NDP rule. Ontarians did from 1990 to 1995, and it wasn’t overly pretty: an i…Continue reading
What’s happening with the NDP???!
I’m as shocked as anyone at the sudden, apparent surge of the New Democrats in Quebec. It makes sense the NDP would eventually win appeal with Quebecers. Jack Layton is a native son and he’s been organizing there for years and it’s paying off. We’ve …Continue reading
Thoughts at the half-way point: Harper blowing Ontario, Ignatieff has the most growth potential…
The federal campaign is now at its half-way point. Let me share some thoughts. The Daily Nanos rolling overnight polls show little change in the last two days and everyone is saying public opinion isn’t budging. Remember the good old days when polls…Continue reading
Ignatieff tells Harper what leadership is all about
This was another great moment last night when we finally got to see Stephen Harper get a little truth about leadership from Michael Ignatieff. Play it often.Continue reading
Great moment (among many) by Ignatieff in tonight’s debate…
While watching the post-debate spin tonight on CBC and CTV, I asked myself: ‘Were we watching the same debate?’ Ignore the spin doctors. Watch for yourself one of Ignatieff’s many great moments tonight.Continue reading
Queer-liberal: Debate draw…Ignatieff exceeds expectations with many voters.
Watching tonight’s debate left me invigorated with Michael Ignatieff’s performance and leadership. I applauded with joy his many zingers and take-downs of Stephen Harper and his record. He made the case this Harper government has got to go. He also p…Continue reading
Harper G8 deception…
Kudos to where they are due: Joe Warmington in Sun Media today. “We found that money expended for the G8 infrastructure projects under the Border Infrastructure Fund were approved by Parliament without any indication that $50-million of the appropria…Continue reading