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 ...