Because the Ontario Pension Plan is dead otherwise. Harper has already said he won’t cooperate. That means Ontario can’t piggy-back everything onto the CPC, then pay the feds a cut to use their infrastructure and manage the money. Ontario would have to start from scratch, to build a whole parallel bureaucracy. Expensive and inefficient. Wynne’s . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Why Is Kathleen Wynne Running So Hard For LPC?
When I first read that Team Trudeau was blaming its recent slide in the polls on the new Ontario Sex Education curriculum, I didn’t buy it. But Lo!, here is Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne suggesting that this is indeed the case:
“That, by the way, is going to be an issue in the federal election,” . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ontario Sex Ed Curriculum As A Federal Issue
I dunno. But at least I can see the reasoning behind this one (whereas the sense of holding open nominations continues to elude me. Because nobody cares about process issues and the only news stories it will generate is when a nomination goes to heck). Anyway, the reasoning is that the LPoC thinks there are . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: LPoC on Abortion Rights: Thumbs Up Or Down?
The Star is bullish on an election call:
The minority Liberal government doesn’t intend to negotiate with the New Democrats in order to get their support for the spring budget, a senior Liberal insider says.That could set the stage for a provincial election in June and also puts the spotlight on NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ontario Election…Or No? Which is it?
If the theme isn’t obvious, Greg Sorbara offers a little exegesis:
In this bold new ad, we see a woman who’s truly fit to lead.No matter how rough the road, no matter how great the challenge, Kathleen won’t stop until she’s reached her goal – a brighter future for people in every corner of this . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The New OLP Ad
If an election were held tomorrow, Premier Wynne’s Liberal party would receive 34% of the vote among decided voters, unchanged since May. Support for Time Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives has eased to 31% (down 3 points), while Andrea Horwath’s NDP have made serious gains and also sit at 31% of the vote (up 5 points). One . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Our Gal (Kathleen Wynne) Is Lookin’ Good!
A Nanos Research poll, published Saturday, shows Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are still ahead, though not on pace for a majority government, pollster Nik Nanos said. The Liberals sit at 36.0 per cent, ahead of the PCs at 31.3 per cent, the NDP at 26.1 per cent and the Greens at 6.3 per cent.
What . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Wynne’s Libs Still Ahead
You say you aren’t going to do it, and then you do it and say you didn’t. Kathleen Wynne knows this. At least I hope she does.
…just went down a little bit:
Wynne’s Liberals led with 24 per cent to 23 per cent for Hudak’s Tories, 20 per cent for Horwath’s New Democrats and 7 per cent for Mike Schreiner’s Greens. There were 14 per cent undecided, 11 per cent who refused to respond or would not vote, and 2 per . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Odds Of An Ontario Spring Election