While there was an enormous transfer of seats towards the NDP from the Bloc and to a lesser extent the Liberals, the Conservatives managed to move from a minority to a majority largely due to 26 seats they picked up from the Liberals. Three weeks ago, …Continue reading
Stephen Harper wanted a majority. Canadians wanted a break from politics. Last night both got their wish. I won’t rehash the results or gloat over my prediction of a Conservative majority with 162 seats…I got lucky.
Its time now to sit ba…Continue reading
This historic election has seen the complete collapse of the Bloc Québécois and the decline in the Liberal party to historic lows while propelling the Conservatives to a majority government and the NDP to the official opposition. With the governing…Continue reading
Leaving all policy discussion aside, one of the most disheartening aspects of the last five years of minority government under Harper has been a consistent erosion of the adversarial process in our democracy. The list is long but includes: centralizi…Continue reading
Congratulations Dippers and Greens, what an historic showing.The Bloc might be history, as in the not so distant past and the Cons get their coveted majority at the expense of the Liberals. I for one am leery of the future with a Conservative majority…*shudder*
What next? Difficulty: No defeatist talk or whining.Continue reading
I AM STONE SOBER LISTENING AND SOMETIMES WATCHING THE PRE-ELECTION SHOW FROM ATLANTIC CANADA OVER SKYPE AND IT’S KIND OF SUCKY NOT BODING WELL GUYS GOT TO BE HONEST 5:32 OBVIOUSLY NOT COMMITTING ANY OFFENCES UNDER THE CANADA ELECTIONS ACT TONIGHT 5:34 IAN HANNOMANSING OPINES THAT PEI IS A LIBERALContinue 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
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…
Democracy is all about choices, deciding which individuals and which parties we want to represent us in government. There has been some concern that Stephen Harper might not accept the rules of our democracy if he were to be leading a minority gover…Continue reading
The polls open in less than 24 hours, so its time for a prediction…and sorry to say it looks to me like a Harper majority. Based on the polls, especially those relating to the province of Ontario, I see Harper’s Conservatives garnering somewhere…Continue reading
Read this excellent summary by Lawrence Martin and then tell me we can afford to give Stephen Harper another term as president prime minister.
Have a look at the regional polling numbers, the Conservatives are the choice of the majority in only Albe…
This should have been an election about ideas, an election on Harper’s record over the past five years, an election about competing visions of the kind of Canada we want now and in the future.
Sadly this election is none of those things.
Surprise surprise, Stephen Harper’s tightly controlled campaign machine has sprung a leak. The Toronto Star is reporting that senior Conservative party insiders are saying ‘they’re just not there’ in terms of being able to garner enough seats aft…Continue reading
Okay, we all know the story by now. Jack Layton went to a licensed massage clinic something like 15 or 16 years ago. Yawn.
That an organization that tries to pass itself off as a source for news would even bother reporting this is one thing, but t…
Français c’est ma 2eme langue, donc s’il vous plait excuse mes plusieurs fautes et lire ce que j’ai a dire a vous autres.
Pour moi, Québec c’est la couer de la democracie içi en Canada. Vous etes toujours au courant au sujet de les nouvelles, …Continue reading
I recently attended the all candidates debate for the Parkdale-Highpark riding hosted by the BWVRA and wanted to share my thoughts on the debate, the candidates and various issues that were brought up. While this post will undoubtedly be specific t…Continue reading
Stephen Harper talks a good game, I’ll certainly give him that. And the game he’s talking now is about doom and gloom should Canadian voters decide to elect a sizable number of Jack Layton’s NDP to our Parliament.
Fair enough Mr. Pri…
So the Globe and Mail has endorsed Harper, admitting they value money over democracy. While their competition is definitely anti-Harper, they haven’t made any endorsement just yet (as of the time this was originally written, see update below) and we …Continue reading
The largest political story of the week has nothing to do about policies, it is about the fact that after months of poll numbers that stubbornly refused to budge the NDP has actually experienced a considerable surge in popularity confirmed by a half do…Continue reading