The Ontario Legislature recognized Black History Month on Feb. 24, 2015. A statement by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade is available here.
Hansard, Feb. 24, 2015 . . . → Read More: Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: 2015 Black History Month Recognized in Ontario Legislature
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Dr. Dawg tears into the National Post’s gratuitous union-bashing: (W)hen it comes to unions, a careless disregard for facts seems to affect journos like a disease. They fall back on their prejudices, cutting and pasting their ready-made anti-union copy in their sleep.… Unions have one of the only . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Yes, last night’s Kitchener-Waterloo by-election resulted in a resounding victory for the Ontario NDP and new MPP Catherine Fife. But perhaps more noteworthy is the signal the result sends to the McGuinty Libs – as well as his partymates elsewhere in Canada.
In effect, the Libs’ by-election message boiled down to two themes. Most of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: The End of the Blue Grit?
Just 17% of Kitchener-Waterlooians voted NDP provincially last fall – nearly the same number who voted NDP federally last spring, in the midst of the orange wave. They hadn’t won the riding since 1943, when they were known as the CCF.
So this isn’t a riding with deep NDP roots. And it’s not like . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: A Reminder of the Unpredictable Nature of By-Elections
In a Forum Research poll, conducted Tues. Sept. 4, 2012, support for the NDP was at 42%, while the Liberal and Conservative support had dropped to 26% each. In their previous poll early in August, the NDP and Liberals were at 30% and the Conservatives were at 34%.
Story from The Record.
This is good . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Poll Predicts A Comfortable Win For The NDP’s Catherine Fife In Kitchener-Waterloo
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– There wasn’t much doubt from the recent storm of astroturfed Twitter messages that NDP candidate Catherine Fife stood to do well in tomorrow’s Kitchener-Waterloo provincial byelection. But I’m not sure anybody anticipated she’d have a sixteen-point lead over all comers – and the stunning result should offer reason . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Kitchener-Waterloo NDP candidate Catherine Fife is running on a slogan of “Leadership that delievers”, but a look at the actions of NDP leader Andrea Horwath and her fellow NDP candidate in Vaughan raises questions about what exactly she wants to deliver.
Yesterday, the Ontario Liberals gave new support to the Southwestern Ontario Economic Development Fund, to help create jobs . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Horwath skips vote on Southwestern Ontario Economic Development Fund and runs Rob Ford supporter in Vaughan – what does her NDP stand for?
The NDP and Catherine Fife have already come out against the Putting Students First Act, but will they listen to the students of Ontario themselves or their big union money interests?
Here’s what the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association says about the Liberal government moving to make sure students are in class from day one of . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: "Students putting students first" – Ontario Student Trustees’ Association calls Putting Students First Act "a fair deal", but will the NDP and Catherine Fife listen?