The Liberal Scarf: Tim Hudak vs. Randall Denley

Tim Hudak has pushed aside an active nomination to appoint Randall Denley as PC candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean.Tim Hudak is also hoping to push aside Denley’s criticism of Hudak and his reckless rookie scheming, but as you can see below, Hudak is less successful:http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/greaterottawa/archive/2011/05/17/all-the-mean-things-randall-denley-has-written-about-tim-hudak.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterIn particular, it will be interesting to see how Hudak and Denley ...

The Liberal Scarf: Tim Hudak vs. Ontario jobs, Eastern Ontario edition

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Hudak+urged+support+green+energy/4787642/story.html From Windsor to Ottawa, Ontario families & Ontario businesses are standing up to defend jobs created for families by private investment helped by the Ontario Liberal plan for jobs and growth against Tim Hudak’s reckless rookie scheming: A group of Ottawa businesses specializing in renewable energy technology is calling on Progressive Conservative leader Tim ...

The Liberal Scarf: Tim Hudak vs. jobs for Ontario families

Hudak has declared war green energy jobs for Ontario families, but Ontario is fighting back: http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/blogs/Green+energy+threat+makes+region/4783142/story.html “[The PC Party] has declared war on this region with the insane announcement that it intends to snuff out thousands of local jobs, kill a new green energy industry for this hard-hit region and send us back to the ...

The Liberal Scarf: Tim Hudak vs. Frank Klees on green energy

With the Hudak attack on Ontario’s economy and jobs continuing today, one of Hudak’s most senior MPP’s demonstrated how little faith he really has in Hudak’s wreckless rookie scheming.http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/990868–tory-mpp-stands-to-cash-in-on-green-energy-deal-his-party-wants-to-axe?bn=1Frank Klees, who finished in a close 2nd to Hudak in the PC leadership race sits on the board of an energy company that stands to make ...

The Liberal Scarf: Hudak attack on Green Energy Act would cost Ontario jobs

But don’t take my word for it. Windsor mayor Eddie Francis knows a thing or two about the challenges and opportunities faced by Ontario’s industrial sector over the last few years, and what does he say about the Hudak attack?“It would be hard to believe that anybody would come in and suggest that we’re going ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Landslide Election Victory That Isn’t

I initially had a vague plan for this post but have decided to go with whatever comes to mind to create an election commentary medley of sorts. Actually, it more resembles a rather large balloon filled with statistics and cynicism and it keeps growing! The Conservatives have won a majority government and this ensures their ...

The Equivocator: Some post-election thoughts.

Some articles with better insight than I can provide: The Liberal 34. Renewing the Liberal Party: Leadership. The Liberal Party: What went wrong and where to next? Election Post Mortem: The Liberals Some post-election thoughts: Despite the results, the Liberal Party & Michael Ignatieff did run a pretty good campaign. From a game theory perspective, the ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Electoral math II: vote splitting in the Liberal ridings the Conservatives won

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, the NDP was stagnant in the polls before its ...

Congrats

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*  Subscribe in a reader Original post blogged on zerodivision.

Illuminated By Street Lamps: Important Poll Has NDP Ahead of Grits & Canada Fragmenting

A poll released today by Ipsos Reid shows the New Democrats are now polling higher than the Grits in the battle against Big Blue. And, the poll states the NDP is only 5% behind the Liberals in the Grit stronghold of Ontario. Funny that – more evidence that Canada is not a two-party nation. And, ...

Carbon49 - a blog on sustainability for Canadian businesses: Unilever’s Triple Win Sustainability Strategy

Unilever has been the number one Food & Beverage company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 12 consecutive years. Through Bullfrog Power, Unilever recently became the largest commercial purchaser of renewable energy in Canada at 59,000 MWh per year. What is Unilever’s sustainability strategy and why do they do it? To find out, I took ...

The Equivocator: Grant Humes: The Best Side Of Politics

Grant Humes, the Liberal candidate in the riding of Durham, is the exact opposite of his opponent Bev Oda: he is honest, intelligent and truly decent. Grant got into politics after thirty years in business. He was Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Toronto Board of Trade. In 2008, Mr. Humes, a long time ...

Meagan Trush: Polls

Nanos’ overnight poll post-debate has Stephen Harper’s leadership rating down 15 points. That is a big win for the progressives in this country and hardly surprising given the slew of controversy that has plagued the Conservative camp. A little birdie told me the NDP is collapsing in Ontario, making the race a two-way one between ...

Carbon49 - a blog on sustainability for Canadian businesses: Sustainability Becoming Required Course In MBA

Leading business schools in Canada and around the world are adding sustainability to their required MBA curricula. Oxford in the U.K., INSEAD in France, and York University in Canada are some of the business schools with required courses in sustainability. This can be seen as an indicator that sustainability has become a core business competency ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-03-29 00:36:00

CANADIAN POLITICS ONTARIO: MARCH ON MCGUINTY: This Friday, April 1, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) along with sections of the Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE are planning a mass demonstration to protest the McGuinty government’s attack on poor people in that province. Here’s the callout. Rather appropriate that this is being held on ...

The Liberal Scarf: Provincial nomination progress, NDP and Greens

Neither the ONDP or GPO have nominated a particularly large slate so far, so I combined them here. The NDP haven’t nominated a whole lot of candidates so far as I can tell, and they so far seemed to have focused on the GTA. I could only find one notice of someone running for an ...

The Progressive Right: What Happened to My Tories?

Lower the price of beer, freeze all day kindergarten, rage against the HST and the health premium but admit they’re keeping it because it’s good for Ontario. These are the priorities for Tim Hudak’s New Conservative Party? Looks like I’m voting Liberal in October …

The Liberal Scarf: Provincial nomination progress, PC edition

Click the link for full sized version: http://i53.tinypic.com/2r4h2tk.png The most colour-complex map, for start. The PC’s have nominated almost all of their caucus, with only Steve Clark of Leeds-Grenville, Jerry Ouellette of Oshawa, and leader Tim Hudak yet to be officially nominated. I think we can probably assume Hudak will probably wait until just before ...

The Liberal Scarf: A look at provincial candidate nomination progress – Liberals

So on a whim, I decided to whip up some tracking maps of each party’s nomination progress, as far as I could tell. You’ll probably want to click on the maps for full size, and to tell the colour shades apart. I’ve decided to include Sarah Thompson’s rumoured campaign (since it seems pretty confirmed) in ...

Pample the Moose: Ontario Catholic schools and Gay-Straight Alliances

I’ve jokingly remarked to my husband in the past that if I’d been born 60 years earlier, I probably would have been a Jesuit priest, rather than the openly-gay university professor that I’ve become. But if I’d been born a mere 6 years earlier, my parents would have had to decide whether they wanted to ...

The Liberal Scarf: PC positions on health care are cartoonish

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/11214013/Little cartoon I made showing Tim Hudak’s misadventures and flip-flops on public health care. Remember, “everything is on the table”!

The Liberal Scarf: John Tory on the HST: "good economic and tax policy if we want to create jobs in the province of Ontario"

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/936390–tory-praises-mcguinty-s-courage-on-the-hst?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed And this quote from McGuinty brings it home: “I’m absolutely convinced that the PCs in fact are supportive of the HST. They were always there and they always have been,” said McGuinty, shrugging off Hudak’s public opposition to the tax.“In fact, we would not have been able to move forward with the HST in ...

The Liberal Scarf: Sold down the river without a paddle

Above: Rocco in more Liberal times Gotta love this quote from the Star on Rossi running for the PC’s: Here’s what both your old, and new friends are saying about you Rocco: Both Tory and Liberal insiders denounced Rossi as “an opportunist” — Tories out of concern he is a carpet-bagger and Liberals because they ...

McGuinty: A Product of Technology

Too bad no one was paying attention, after all they were probably too busy on social network sites reporting that he was about to make a comment. All the while missing the big picture entirely. The result ultimately trickles down to the youth of today’s technological society in this global village we call Earth. Ontario ...

More Notes From Underground: Murdoch, Toronto and Ontario

Bill Murdoch has made this claim that Toronto and the rest of Ontario should separate for the best of rural Ontario. The idea here is that the big bad city is overpowering the voices of the insane landowners’ groups springing up everywhere. The reality is though that even outside of Toronto’s clout, there’s a considerable ...