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Babel-on-the-Bay: Waiting for the Left to shine.

If you are old enough to remember hearing the 1960s Les Paul and Mary Ford recording of the World is Waiting for the Sunrise, you might also be wondering when the New Democrats are going to be old enough to know when they are going to shine. And with the success of the federal Liberals […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Waiting for the Left to shine.

Babel-on-the-Bay: The NDP Gunfight at the Edmonton Corral.

Who knew? Premier Rachel Notley in her Annie Oakley role had no choice but play to the home town crowd. Now former New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair probably wished he was anywhere else. But the gunfight at the Edmonton Corral was a three-way fight and you had to be careful not to turn your back […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The NDP Gunfight at the Edmonton Corral.

Babel-on-the-Bay: Since Ontario Premier Wynne asked…

Never having been reluctant to give Premier Wynne advice before, we can hardly resist the opportunity to give her and her Liberal Party of Ontario advice on fund-raising. The first advice we will give her is to get her and her fellow members of the provincial parliament out of the fund-raising trough. They should not […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Since Ontario Premier Wynne asked…

Babel-on-the-Bay: The perils of political predictions in by-elections

A friend called the other evening. He wanted to know who would win tonight’s provincial by-election in Christine Elliott’s former electoral district of Whitby-Oshawa. Once again we had to patiently explain that it is impossible to predict. The opinion polls that say the Conservatives have the best chance are useless. The big rally the other […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The perils of political predictions in by-elections

CuriosityCat: Powerful reason why Horwath should support PR now: her party is bleeding votes

The latest EKOS poll shows one dismaying finding that Andrea Horwath should respond to if she wants to end up on Friday in a position to influence the way the province is going to be governed for the next 4 years.The EKOS poll shows substantial bleedin… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Powerful reason why Horwath should support PR now: her party is bleeding votes

Those Emergency Blues: Andrea Horwath has a Complaint about the Health Care System.

For my American friends and readers, we’re having a provincial election here in Ontario. Since health care is deemed a provincial responsibility (though funded extensively by the federal government), it’s naturally a hot topic of discussion. At the televised leader’s debate a couple of days ago, New Democrat leader Andrea Horwath managed to step in [...] . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Andrea Horwath has a Complaint about the Health Care System.

CuriosityCat: Ontario election: Will the NDP be able to remedy Ontario’s democratic deficit?

With polls showing neither the Liberal nor the Conservative parties being able to secure a firm majority in the coming election, we might be poised for a historic breakthrough in the way we run our elections in Canada.Andrea Horwath – lacking insight… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Ontario election: Will the NDP be able to remedy Ontario’s democratic deficit?