Politics and its Discontents: Hudak’s ‘Truth’ Exposed For The Lie It Is

In response to an opinion piece written by Stephen Skyvington espousing the Tim Hudak canard that mandatory union membership is one of the reasons Ontario is faring so badly economically, Hamilton Spectator readers weigh in with insights of their own: Hudak is no friend of the workers Spectator readers fooled by Stephen Skyvington’s opinion piece ...

Politics and its Discontents: Uncommon Wisdom From The ‘Common’ People

That is the best way to assess the fact that last night, despite all of his gerrymandering, Dalton NcGuinty was decisively thwarted in his ruthless drive for the majority government he had been denied in the last general provincial election. Thanks to the people of Kitchener-Waterloo, both he and the leader of the Official Opposition, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Failure of the Press

I had an experience yesterday that served only to deepen my cynicism about the mainstream press (The Toronto Star being the sole exception). I called The Hamilton Spectator’s Stephanie Crozier to suggest that her story about Saturday’s protest at the constituency office of my Conservative M.P., David Sweet, had overlooked an important element, the fact ...

Politics and its Discontents: Andrea Horwath’s Dance With Dalton

While I continue to remain dubious of what will happen when the Ontario Legislature votes on Dalton McGuinty’s budget, I give the leader of the Ontario NDP, Andrea Horwath, top marks for what she says are her demands for NDP support. It is, however, interesting to note how her plan, especially regarding a two-point increase ...