Mind Bending Politics: Refusal To Regulate Regional Autism Centres Has Opened The Door To Lawsuits

  The Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau has actively refused to bring in regulation of the provinces regional autism centers despite major issues being reported to the government regarding the behaviors of these regional service providers.  I’ve heard significant issues over the past few months with respect to the roll out of ...

Mind Bending Politics: BREAKING: Toronto Sun Could Be In Violation of Ontario’s Election Laws

A leaked document reportedly from the Toronto Sun has emerged.  In the documents handed to independent media organization CANADALAND show a clear ideological advertising strategy geared towards “exposing the Liberal record during the campaign and advocating for change“.  While it is normal for editorial boards to weigh in on the election, this goes far, far beyond ...

Warren Kinsella: You won’t read all about this one in the Toronto Star

Story by QP Briefing, which has been repeatedly breaking stories lately, here: When PC Leader Doug Ford was the only party leader who declined to participate in a Toronto debate organized by Black community organizers, the Liberals criticized him as being out-of-touch. In social media copy that was also shared by some Liberal riding accounts, the party ...

Mind Bending Politics: Austerity Looms As Parties Refuse To Come Clean on Autism Services in Ontario

(Current Platforms in Ontario’s 2018 Election Puts Province At Risk of a Credit Downgrade) Late Tuesday afternoon Moody’s downgraded the economic outlook for Ontario from stable to negative. In its press release Moody’s cited the recently tabled Liberal budget, and growing spending pressure from all parties that need to be addressed as the economy is ...

Warren Kinsella: And they spent $650,000 on the Ontario Cannabis Store logo, too!

This is how they think they’ll win? With puerile tweets like this? Here’s a fact, Wizard War Room: Kathleen Wynne, who is a smart person who you continually embarrass with crap like this, is – post-legalization – going to become the biggest seller of cannabis in North America. But, by all means, keep aiming for ...

Alberta Politics: Reflections on Easter Sunday, 2018: There really is a war against Christianity … it’s being waged by Christians

PHOTOS: Easter Sunday shoppers at West Edmonton Mall. Is nothing sacred? Well, actually, something is: The Almighty Market, god of Canada’s state religion. Below: A brass idol to the Market God in New York City’s Wall Street district. Below that, two unchristian politicians beloved by North American Christian conservatives: Doug Ford Jr. and Donald J. ...

Warren Kinsella: This is a total fucking disgrace

As predicted. Kathleen Wynne has shoved aside a brilliant young woman – a lawyer and an activist who was prepared to contest the St. Paul’s nomination – to appoint a rich old white guy who is a crony of one of the rich old white guys in her inner circle. When she chides Doug Ford ...

Mind Bending Politics: Poll Trend Shows PCs Steady Decline Since Patrick Brown Was Ousted

A new poll from Forum Research shows a downward trend for the Ontario PC’s since the Patrick Brown resigned as party leader in January. It’s been long suspected that the far right social conservative movement in the party is to blame for putting pressure on Brown to resign. The poll also seems to suggest that ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Broad Canvas

If, like me, you are a retired senior to whom the fates have been reasonably kind, you have the luxury to contemplate the world around you at your leisure. If you are at all engaged in the larger world, however, that contemplation is rarely relaxing or enjoyable. You have seen too much in your lifetime. ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Simpsons Have His Number

Those whose memories extend beyond last night’s hockey scores may recall that in 2011, while he was a Toronto city councillor, Doug Ford proposed an ‘exciting’ vision for that city’s waterfront: a monorail, a megamall, and a giant Ferris wheel,: “What we’d like to do is have a monorail system that’s running right from the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Seeking Sanctuary

Sometimes, living in Canada’s most populous province is embarrassing. Anyone know a remote mountain top I can retreat to? These letter-writers define my problem: In light of the recent PC leadership convention that saw the resurrection of the anti-abortion faction, the denial of climate change, the renewal of the “no tax is good tax” fallacy, ...

Canadian Soapbox: Ontario’s Conservatives looking like a Multi Level Marketing scheme….

If you’ve ever been to a presentation for a company like Amway or Melaluca, then you likely understand the appeal of  someone like Doug Ford.   The script is fairly simple, some guy (invariably a man) gets up in front of a room full of people hoping to get rich, and he tells them how.  He ...

Mind Bending Politics: Doug Ford Wins Ontario PC Leadership With Chants of MOGA

Trumpism has come to Ontario. The highly unpopular movement in the US fueled by social conservatives has reared its head in Ontario politics last night when controversial PC leadership candidate Doug Ford won the Progressive Conservative leadership amidst social media chants of Make Ontario Great Again (MOGA which is ripped from Trump’s Make America Great ...

Alberta Politics: Unity at all costs? Ontario PC choice of Doug Ford as leader shows need for principled conservative division

PHOTOS: Doug Ford in 2014 (Photo: Bruce Reeve, Creative Commons). Below: Toronto’s calamitous mayor Rob Ford, who died in 2016; second-place Ontario PC candidate Christine Elliott, who has not yet conceded the victory to Doug Ford; Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney; and U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photos: All from the Wikimedia Commons but for the ...

Warren Kinsella: What to do when a hatemonger says he supports you

Simple. You reject his support. And then you denounce him the clearest terms. To put a fine point on it: Kevin J. Johnston is a notorious Muslim-hating bigot who has been charged with hate crimes. Doug Ford must denounce him and reject his support – now. More about Johnston’s hate charges here. Doug Ford needs ...

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: Why does Vic “Feel Her Up Fedeli” still have a job? Bombshell news…

Welcome to the matrix my friends.   I’ve never actually seen any of the Matrix movies from start to finish, but if I understand the premise correctly the idea is that what we, “the sheep” see as reality, that its all really just an illusion, designed to control and manipulate us.   Independent minded Conservative party members ...

Canadian Soapbox: Fair minded Ontario PC members should vote for Patrick Brown…

In legal circles you’ll sometimes come across the expression ‘fruit from the poison tree’.   In the Patrick Brown case the poison came from a story that came out January 24th from Bell Media news outlet CTV.  I’m not going to rehash it in detail, the story was such a piece of yellow and slanderous journalism ...

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 ...

Warren Kinsella: Patrick Brown in pictures

One is creepy. One is arguably…you know what it is. There’s more of this sort of hung out there, I’m told. After last night’s blockbuster Globe and Mail story – which suggested he had schemed to get a big payment from a man who would get a coveted PC nomination shortly thereafter – I don’t ...

Warren Kinsella: Did Patrick Brown scheme to sell off candidate spots?

And did he plot to put the resulting many thousands in his own pocket? Check out this stunner Globe and Mail story. It is simply incredible. . Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown was in talks to sell an interest in a restaurant he partially owns and some Aeroplan miles for $375,000 to a ...

Politics and its Discontents: On Political Prostitution

As the spectacle of political prostitution plays out in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race (Carbon tax? Absolutely not!) (New efficiencies – not new taxes!) Star letter writer Norah Downey of Midland appears to have taken the full measures of the candidates: PC party sitting down to eat itself alive, Cohn, Feb. 16 After hearing ...

Warren Kinsella: It was my party, and I’ll destroy it if I want to

I fixed today’s Toronto Sun cover. #onpoli pic.twitter.com/UEEPhbGhCh — Lisa Kinsella (@lisakinsella) February 18, 2018