Well, I don’t have to tell you that today is the day. If you didn’t vote at the advanced polls, be sure to get out and have your voice heard. I have to say that the level of engagement that I have witnessed on-line and in my day to dayContinue reading
Conservatives: 154 New Democrats: 62 Liberals: 62 Bloc Quebecois: 29 Greens: 0 Independents: 1 Turnout: 62%…Continue reading
The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space–each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational de…Continue reading
I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. -Mark Twain Osama Bin Laden is dead. Killed, it appears, by the CIA. The question is what do we do next? Many are saying it is time for us to get out of Afghanistan, but most people saying that were […]Continue reading
In an EKOS-iPolitics poll for May 1 the gap between the NDP and front-running Conservatives has narrowed to just 3 points. The poll has the Conservatives with 34.6% of support of decided and leaning voters – the NDP is at 31.4%. The Liberals are back a…Continue reading
The Public Policy Forum is a centrist NGO based in Ottawa whose mandate is to promote dialogue and engagement among the major policy stakeholders in Canada. Its current President is David Mitchell, former leader of the B.C. Liberals, who is a very decent, sincere, bridge-building person. Every year the PPF hosts a big dinner in […]Continue reading
I am hoping for the best, expecting the worst.
As are so many of us.
What will happen tomorrow is open to debate. Endless debate. We have heard so many scenarios and so much crap from the media that is endorsing the most undemocratic UnCanadian, bun…
First, the big news that will no doubt overshadow the election tomorrow:
Osama bin Laden Dead
Yeah, that’s sort of a huge story.
And second, something that will be overshadowed by both the reported death of bin Laden and the election, but still cove…Continue reading
Wage Labour on the Fringes For all the attention it received, to my knowledge, no one provided much of a political analysis of Darren Aronofsky’s 2008 award-winning motion picture The Wrestler. I suspect this is largely a function of the subject matter of the film: professional wrestling has been a long standing punch-line, after all. […]Continue reading
I found this brilliant piece of awesomely cynical graffiti eleven years ago beside a Chinese restaurant in Guelph, Ontario. Just like every election cycle as far back as I can remember there has been talk recently, mostly on CBCNN, about … Contin…Continue reading
While I’ve never run for public office, I have run for several union positions over the past 25 years. Having both won and lost elections by just a single vote, I can tell you how important every last vote can be. In the case where I lost, it was because of a mistake made by my scrutineer (yes, we’re still friends).
We have to treat tomorrow’s election as if every single vote could be the deciding vote between a minority and a phony majority…
Nation, this is usually the time when I get up on my soapbox and exhort you, in the strongest possible terms, to make sure you go out tomorrow and exercise your democratic franchise. That you honour those who fought and died for that right, by making a…Continue reading
Based on no story but inspiration from an online friends. Thanks Erik and Red! 😉Continue reading
“I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush”
…actually the song is about the use of agent orange in Vietnam, but…well, make up your own metaphor, I’m not sure how this one is going to pan out. But I do like that line.
The Rev. Paperboy …Continue reading
With the 41st Canadian General Election Day arriving tomorrow, it seems that it is time for me to get my election prediction on the record. I am predicting a Conservative minority government with the New Democratic Party holding the balance of power. At this point, those two predictions are notContinue reading
Finally decided to go with Mark MacKenzie with my vote tomorrow. I have respect for Anita Vandenbeld and what she has done in the past but Mark MacKenzie’s message resonates with me more. So this time, I will not be engaging in strategic voting, but just voting for the person that I would like to […]Continue reading
Saint Obama to announced today that Osama Bin Laden, architect of the Sept 11th Terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 innocent people in NYC and the Pentagon, has been killed by armed forces!So lets see, while Donald DUMP was sending investigators to Haw…Continue reading
Use it now!
Submit your riding, party you support, and parties you’re willing to vote for.
Review your matches.
Submit requests to swap votes with the people you’ve matched with. You can sub…Continue reading
Dippers are used to being totally ignored because their party is usually insignificant. That’s why no one reads their platform and no one bothers to bash their candidates.Until now.When ill-informed and frustrated voters are considering taking these cl…Continue reading
This is reminding me of Florida back in 2000, sadly this type of behaviour has moved north to Canada along with the negative political ads and smears.
Its being reported that some voters have been called and told that their polling stations have m…