Babel-on-the-Bay: Donald Trump Lite and the Ontario PCs.

After spending Saturday afternoon watching Rosemary Barton and CBC News struggling with the Ontario Conservative fiasco, I was not sure whether the party or the news media did the worst job. It was embarrassing. I actually paid the CBC $6.85 plus GST for the right to watch that screw-up on streaming video. And I want ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: The Ontario PCs in Wonderland.

Vic Fedeli is hardly the Alice in Wonderland who foolishly headed down the rabbit hole. Yet it was Interim conservative leader Fedeli who first let on that Patrick Brown might not have been telling the whole truth about party memberships. And with three of the four candidates still in the running asking about “tainted” memberships, ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Which Tory Witch is dead?

The other evening, the wife and I gathered in the den to enjoy a streaming video of the Ontario Tory leadership debate from Ottawa. It was only when the hijinks started to encroach on our dinner hour that the wife started questioning the entertainment value of the program. Amazingly, the wife started watching the debate ...

Canadian Soapbox: Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives – Let’s Get Ready To RUMBLE!!!

Okay Ontario Conservative party members and watchers, the moment you’ve been waiting for is almost here.  Who will come out on top in this winner take all cage match and go on to face against Kathleen Wynne?   The leader of the Liberal NWO.  Ontario’s Queen of Hydro,  The Sultan of Corruption,  The Lesbian who’s a ...

Alberta Politics: Andrea Horwath will be Ontario’s next premier – remember where you heard it first, Albertans

PHOTOS: Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP. Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, sometime Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown, the late Jim Prentice when he was PC premier of Alberta, and former Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak. (All photos except those of Mr. Prentice and Ms. Notley are from the Wikimedia Commons. Those ...

Mind Bending Politics: Brown Out In Ontario PC Leadership Race And Recap Thus Far

Patrick Brown decided today that he was ending his candidacy for the Ontario PC Leadership race due to death threats and harassment his family received, and also due to his mother apparently being hospitalized because she can’t handle the stress of her son’s public life. This abrupt end to Brown comes on the heels that ...

Canadian Soapbox: Conservatives need to rally around something simple – Tax cuts

Its Sunday, and I am in a really good mood.  I’m not able to make it to Church every week due to my work schedule, but today was not one of those days.  I’m able to attend about two out of every three Sundays.  Today the hymns were upbeat, the fellowship wonderful and the sermon ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: In search of a Red Tory in Ontario.

There are two former Conservative Members of Parliament whom I could vouch for as Red Tories. They are both very fine and principled gentlemen. They are Patrick Boyer and David Crombie. If you told me that you believed Patrick Brown MPP was a Red Tory, I might wet my pants laughing. Patrick Brown is whatever ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Don’t count the Liberals out in Ontario.

It has been a bit disquieting lately to see the progressive bloggers’ web site infiltrated by conservatives. In checking to see what people are saying these days, I came across a conservative who was telling readers why he was voting for Patrick Brown in the Ontario PC leadership fiasco. Rather than just write him off ...

Canadian Soapbox: Caroline Mulroney – Burning down the PC house?

Caroline Mulroney is running for the leadership of Onatrio’s Progressive Conservative Party, following in her father’s political footsteps.   Conservatives interested in the long term viability of the Ontario PC Party may want to consider the history, the similarities are striking.  For younger readers Brian Mulroney was the last Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Canada ever had.   ...

Canadian Soapbox: Am I still standing with Patrick Brown? Read and find out…

I just got off the phone with my brother, a long time member of Ontario’s PC party.  He wanted to know if, in light of recent revelations, I still supported Patrick Brown’s bid to reclaim the leadership of the party.   I wrote a blog post on February 16th that’s been viewed over 1,000 times, which ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Ontario PCs: The Morning Line.

It’s a muddy, cold day at the track but thankfully this race is not too long. The candidates for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party will be At Post before you know it. Tanya Granic Allen: 20 to 1 Why anyone would want to put up a $125,000 entry fee to include this ...

Canadian Soapbox: CTV News – The Donald Trump of Canadian journalism

CTV News has announced that they, “stand behind their reporting” of the Patrick Brown story and that attacks on their journalistic practices are, “groundless and wrong“. Really?   They can stand behind their reporting all they like but they don’t get to decide if criticism of their journalistic practices is without merit any more than Patrick ...

Canadian Soapbox: Why Caroline Mulroney must be removed fom the PC leadership race…

In poltics and in other arenas even the appearance of a conflict can cause serious problems.  And with the way in which Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party is undergoing a leadership race, the PCs should not even be allowing Caroline Mulroney to run for the job.    Not now certainly, although perhaps some time in the ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Confidential candidate Caroline.

How much do we really know about Caroline Mulroney? She wants to be a member of the Ontario legislature. She wants to be leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. She even wants to be premier of Ontario. This woman wants all of this and we all know so very little about her. And we ...

Alberta Politics: Is the decade-long Brian Mulroney rehabilitation project finally paying off … for his daughter?

PHOTOS: Caroline Mulroney (Photo: Wikimedia Commons). Below: Former Canadian Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney in his heyday (Photo: Wikimedia Commons), lobbyist Robin Sears, conservative godfather Preston Manning, and Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. It’s now been more than a decade since Stephen Harper ordered all members of his government’s Parliamentary caucus to sever their ties ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Caroline Mulroney: Off To A Grand Start!

Caroline Mulroney defined energy poverty at #MNC2018 as only an elitist can. “People are living in energy poverty, people have to choose between buying hockey equipment or going out to dinner with their families”https://t.co/AF582tnkGo#PCPO #PCPOLdr pic.twitter.com/RSMtT9dUSm — JohnToryWatch (@JohnToryWatch) February 10, 2018 Serious, though, this is the kind of thing that makes Doug Ford PCPO ...

Montreal Simon: Patrick Brown, Doug Ford, and the Collapse of the Con Castle

It's hard to believe that just over two weeks ago Patrick Brown was the king of his Con castle.And getting ready to bury Kathleen Wynne's Ontario Liberals in the next provincial election.He had chiseled the rough edges off his Cons, made them look like a bluish version of the Liberals, a party fit for the ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: And now there are three.

Even in this shortest of all leadership races, it is too early to produce a morning line on the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party contest. How are you expected to consider workouts and past performance for this mixed bag of candidates? And when you only have three—so far—you have to wait until the official cut off. ...

Northern Reflections: Time For Caroline?

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives are looking for a new leader. And Caroline Mulroney is waiting in the wings. Her selection as leader would establish another dynasty — a dynasty which is well connected. Micheal Harris writes: Politics is already tainted with the democracy-killing reality that at the leadership level, it is the preserve of the ...