Politics and its Discontents: Political Contempt For The Electorate Continues

Reiterating one of his favorite themes of late, Tim Hudak, the never-ready-for-prime-time-politcal leader of the Ontario Tories, blamed the ‘union-bosses’ for denying him victory in last night’s Kitchener-Waterloo by-election. Blaming a “tsunami” of public sector union bosses who bought votes in a riding held by his party for two decades, the hapless Hudak proffered the ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Ontario voters wake up today to what they had yesterday, (sort of).

Forum Research, the polling company, must be feeling pretty good today. Their opinion polls released the day before the 2 by-elections held more or less accurate. The Liberals held Vaughan, and in a surprise upset, the NDP, who last held the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo back in 1943 when it was then known as the CCF, ...

Politics and its Discontents: McGuinty’s Gambit Fails

At least I can sleep well tonight. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Dalton McGuinty: A Man Running Or On The Run?

I have to admit, I find the imagery extraordinarily pleasing. Like a man on trial for criminal offences entering the courthouse via an underground passage to avoid the media glare, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty stole through the back door during a Wednesday evening stop at the campaign headquarters of Liberal lawyer Eric Davis, who is ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Summit organized for Kitchener-Waterloo by-election

A coalition of community and labour organizations is hosting a local summit in Kitchener-Waterloo in time for the September 6 by-election. The by-election will determine whether or not the McGuinty government can pick up the seat vacated by former MPP … Continue reading →

Politics and its Discontents: I Am Mayor, Hear Me Roar!

My question: Is anyone listening? Recommend this Post