Runesmith's Canadian Content: The CFUW Debate

Four of Halton’s provincial candidates came together at Milton District High School last Thursday to debate the issues and make another pitch for your vote. Unlike some previous debates, this one had a sizable crowd attending, possibly because this would be the last candidates meeting with no admittance fee and the last one held in ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: The CFUW Debate

Four of Halton’s provincial candidates came together at Milton District High School last Thursday to debate the issues and make another pitch for your vote. Unlike some previous debates, this one had a sizable crowd attending, possibly because this would be the last candidates meeting with no admittance fee and the last one held in ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Taking Attendance

An interesting pattern began emerging during the Federal Election this past spring. At forums, debates, and all-candidates meetings across the country, Conservative Party candidates were simply not showing up. There was always some excuse, of course – although the over-use of the “prior commitment” was making some wonder if there was perhaps a new species ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Taking Attendance

An interesting pattern began emerging during the Federal Election this past spring. At forums, debates, and all-candidates meetings across the country, Conservative Party candidates were simply not showing up. There was always some excuse, of course – although the over-use of the “prior commitment” was making some wonder if there was perhaps a new species ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Dalton McGuinty at Burlington Rally (with video)

About 300 local Liberals was on hand to greet a special surprise guest at the offices of Burlington candidate Karmel Sakran on Thursday. The group included just about every candidate in the western GTA, as well as the now ubiquitous “Fire Fighters for McGuinty” in their yellow shirts and their big yellow bus.

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Dalton McGuinty at Burlington Rally (with video)

About 300 local Liberals was on hand to greet a special surprise guest at the offices of Burlington candidate Karmel Sakran on Thursday. The group included just about every candidate in the western GTA, as well as the now ubiquitous “Fire Fighters for McGuinty” in their yellow shirts and their big yellow bus. The group ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Halton Liberals Off to the Races

Indira Naidoo-Harris and the Halton Liberals kicked off their campaign today with a good old fashioned open house and barbeque at their new campaign office on Main Street in Milton. They timed it nicely to coincide with both the end of the Farmers’ Market and the beginning of the Steam Era Parade, so there were ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Halton Liberals Off to the Races

Indira Naidoo-Harris and the Halton Liberals kicked off their campaign today with a good old fashioned open house and barbeque at their new campaign office on Main Street in Milton. They timed it nicely to coincide with both the end of the Farmers’ Market and the beginning of the Steam Era Parade, so there were ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Uproar over Uploading

The recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference presented a golden opportunity for Provincial candidates to make their pitch to just about every municipal government leader in the province. This hugely influential alliance of mayors, councillors and regional chairs was anxious to hear exactly what the party leaders had to offer Ontario’s cities and ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Uproar over Uploading

The recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference presented a golden opportunity for Provincial candidates to make their pitch to just about every municipal government leader in the province. This hugely influential alliance of mayors, councillors and regional chairs was anxious to hear exactly what the party leaders had to offer Ontario’s cities and ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: Forget Montreal – come to Canada 150 in Halton!

Reading the various blog posts and op-eds about this weekend’s ‘Canada at 150’ think-fest in Montreal, one might be forgiven for thinking that the whole thing is just some expensive, elitist wank designed to give the appearance of policy input without actually listening to anyone.Of course, none of the nay-sayers and poo-pooers have bothered to ...