Ontario Election June 7, 2018

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Doug Ford knows there is more to politics than facts and details

Like his brother Rob, the Ontario PC leader understands mood and feeling have the greatest impact on voters, even if policies lack logic

These days, Ford is often compared to Donald Trump. I think the comparison is overdone. I also think that Wynne’s decision to call Ford a liar and equate him with Trump smacks of desperation

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/04/23/doug-ford-kno...

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The latest poll shows the Liberals losing official party status.

Maybe decimating those liars, those that campaign on the left, but govern on the right, could be one of the best things that could happen to Canadian politics.

Andrea Horwath makes her play to displace the Liberals among Ontario’s left

Opinion: With a platform that's progressive and relatively fiscally restrained, the Ontario NDP is hoping to seize its window for success. Can it rise above the noise?

http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/andrea-horwath-makes-her-play-to-displace...

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Provincial Liberal candidates hard to come by in southwestern Ontario

Only 3 of 10 ridings have Liberal candidates in place less than 2 months before the election

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/ontario-election-2018-liberal-nomi...

bekayne

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Provincial Liberal candidates hard to come by in southwestern Ontario

Only 3 of 10 ridings have Liberal candidates in place less than 2 months before the election

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/ontario-election-2018-liberal-nomi...

Ridings in Ontario where there are no nominated candidates, or candidates for a scheduled nomination meeting:

PC 0, Lib 21, NDP 41

 

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Liberals would rather the PCs get elected than support the NDP. Do you think is the reason why Liberal party status may be in jeopardy?

bekayne

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Liberals would rather the PCs get elected than support the NDP. Do you think is the reason why Liberal party status may be in jeopardy?

I think Liberals would rather the Liberals get elected than either the PCs or NDP.

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Protesters disrupt speech by Kathleen Wynne to voice outrage at seven-week York University strike

While Wynne briefly appeared rattled by the two-minute protest that ended when the four were peacefully escorted away by staff, she said she shared the demonstrators’ frustration at the impasse.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/04/23/protesters-disrupt-sp...

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Liberals elect Conservative governments, and Liberals elect Liberal governments. That is the way the system works.

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UNDERCOVER IN TEMP NATION

In 2013, Fiera received a $3.2 million federal business loan. The following year, Fiera was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to expand capacity. At the time, the company was lauded by Premier Kathleen Wynne for providing “good jobs” to Torontonians.

In 2013, Fiera was lauded by Premier Kathleen Wynne for providing “good jobs” to Torontonians. Government of Ontario

Fiera donated $2,500 to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in 2007 and has donated $25,000 to the Liberal Party of Ontario since 2010, electoral finance disclosures show. In 2016, the company was included in a provincial trade mission to India.

http://projects.thestar.com/temp-employment-agencies/

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Good old Liberal corruption!

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NDP to reduce Hydro bills by 30%. Sweet!

http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/28/athens-mom-gets-ndp-nod

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Doug Ford's hydro plan won't cut electricity rates, Andrea Horwath says

NDP leader says bills will skyrocket after election if PCs are elected, Ford implements his plan

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ford-hydro-horwath-ndp-1.4640124

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The Liberals have made a hash of Ontario’s finances, but show trials won’t fix that

OPINION: The auditor general’s latest indictment of the government’s accounting is damning, but the province doesn’t need a commission of inquiry to solve anything — an election will do, writes John Michael McGrath

https://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/the-next-ontario/the-liberals-ha...

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Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath officially launches election campaign

At an event featuring community leaders, other legislators and musicians, the leader was nominated as a candidate in her riding of Hamilton Centre.

The NDP’s platform promised free child care for families earning less than $40,000 and a boost to hospital budgets if elected.

Horwath reiterated those promises at Sunday’s launch, along with a pledge to bring Hydro One back into public hands, and once again presented the NDP as an alternative to the governing Liberals and the Opposition Progressive Conservatives.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/04/29/ontario-ndp-leader-andrea...

progressive17 progressive17's picture

Good policy, but with the following "but".

That seems to be kind of tough luck if you are on $40,001. The problem seems to be that an algorithm that would go to each according to need might be too complicated to explain during a short election period. Why not have a universal program, and tax it back progressively from people over $40,000? It might result in less paperwork...

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Let's hope not!

Canada's Trump moment? Doug Ford rises in conservative party

Brother of late Toronto mayor is favourite to become next provincial leader in Ontario, sparking debate as to whether divisive politics that rattled US have headed north

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/30/doug-ford-ontario-conserva...

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A Doug Ford victory raises the temperate on labour peace

Ontario voters should reflect on the successes Alberta premier Rachel Notley has had in Alberta.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/04/29/a-doug-ford-v...

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Oops! What else is Ford going to backtrack on?

Ford reverses Greenbelt development pledge

https://ipolitics.ca/2018/05/01/ford-reverses-greenbelt-development-pledge/

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Horwath woos urban voters with promises of funding for daycare, transit

NDP platform also includes more affordable housing, a 15 per cent cut to auto insurance rates, better protection for tenants and money to fix crumbling schools.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/05/01/horwath-woes-urban-vo...

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Not again!

Ontario PCs call for investigation into allegations Liberal staff destroyed documents

https://globalnews.ca/news/4178887/ontario-pcs-investigation-trillium-po...

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Noting like scandals to damage and/or destroy a government's re-election chances, eh!

Trillium Power releases new evidence alleging Ontario Liberals destroyed documents during $500M lawsuit

https://globalnews.ca/news/4175888/trillium-power-alleges-ontario-govern...

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Report: Ont. drivers might have overpaid $5B on insurance over five years

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/report-ont-drivers-might-have-overpaid-5b-...

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