Prog Blog’s Flickr Photostream

The Liberal Scarf: Hudak wants a $300 million election, vows to vote against a budget that hasn’t been written yet

Yesterday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa started his first round of pre-Budget consultations in Mississauga, listening to the concerns of everyday Ontario families as he works to prepare a budget focused on creating jobs, lowering youth unemployment, and fostering growth and opportunity as the way forward.

“My hope is that the members of the Opposition have heard how closely I’ve listened to their concerns and the concerns of people around the province,” Wynne told reporters.Sousa, meanwhile, said he will get in touch with Opposition parties as he prepares the budget.“Premier Wynne wants to work with members of the Opposition

. . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Hudak wants a $300 million election, vows to vote against a budget that hasn’t been written yet

Trashy's World: How close were we?

… in our election predictions? Final count: OLP: 53 (37%) PCO: 37 (35%) ONDP: 17 (23%) Now to compare the predictions: Conservative-leaning Twitter bud @RunnertheFirst on the popular vote: Now for the fun part. Based on past history of the pollsters I will predict LPO at between 36-38%, PCPO at 34-36% and the ONDP at 24-26% [...] . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: How close were we?

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": Screwed Up System Almost Screws Ontarians

Well we seem to have dodged a bullet, but just barely. The first past the post system did its usual magic and almost produced a majority of seats with less than 38% of the vote. In fact, thanks to the magic of splits, the Liberals with 2% more of the p… . . . → Read More: They Call Me “Mr. Sinister”: Screwed Up System Almost Screws Ontarians

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany… dumbasses & the Ottawa Sun…

Woo hoo! Stevo has been denied that so-called trifecta that he dreamed about! The most laughable thing about this is that it was likely one of his fishing buddies, Rob Ford, that tilted this one into McGuinty’s column. But crap, 49.2% turnout? That is very disappointing. Oh, and stay classy, Ottawa Sun: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ LEAFS WIN! [...] . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany… dumbasses & the Ottawa Sun…

Montreal Simon: My First Thoughts on the Ontario Election

I’m sure I’ll have more to say about the Ontario election.Maybe. Zzzzzzzzzzz.But tonight all I have the energy to say is that the bigot Tim Hudak is now officially a LOSER. The scummy little bottom feeder.My riding, Trinity Spadina, helped sc… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: My First Thoughts on the Ontario Election

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Analysis of ON 2011 Election Results vs My Prediction

My prediction vs the election results. Party – Prediction – Election Lib – 50 – 53 PC – 31 – 37 NDP – 26 – 17 I was pretty close with my Liberal prediction, but off in my PC and NDP predictions significantly. NDP prediction I put too much credence … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Analysis of ON 2011 Election Results vs My Prediction

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Liberal 3-Peat in Ontario!

Seriously? That is a somewhat amazing result given the three-way nature of the race and how close the polls were in the run-up to election day. . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Liberal 3-Peat in Ontario!

Edwin Current: Ontario Votes Today!!

I don’t have much else to say right now but if you are still unsure today, take a look through my blog entries over the past month or so and I think you’ll find the out who’s the best candidate to vote for in Ontario.  With the team that will help us all move forward together.  JUST VOTE!

I’m off to my polling station now.  See you there maybe and hope you have an amazing day.  Stay tuned upcoming entries on Canadian Politics and Current Events. Cheers

How to find your pollling station: http://faq.elections.on.ca/faq/performsearch.do?type1QuestionId=1

The Liberal Scarf: My story of why I am voting Liberal

This is my personal story of broadly, why I am a Liberal, and more specifically to highlight the change and progress we’ve made in Ontario under Dalton McGuinty.I remember during the 90′s my parents getting the Harris taxpayer rebate. We were, and are … . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: My story of why I am voting Liberal

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ontario Election Predictions Oct 2011

My predictions (based on riding projections from 308.com, recent polls, polling trends, individual riding polls) Liberals 50 seats (minority government) PC 31 seats NDP 26 seats threehundredeight’s predictions LIberals 57 seats (majority government) … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ontario Election Predictions Oct 2011

A BCer in Toronto: Why politics is stupid much of the time: the flip-flop attack

Trying to save is drowning campaign the day before e-day, Ontario C leader (I’ve redacted the P) Tim Hudak was in Mississauga today, where he used Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty’s decision to cancel a controversial local power plant project to frame th… . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Why politics is stupid much of the time: the flip-flop attack

The Liberal Scarf: What people are saying about the Ontario Liberal plan

Here’s a collection of quotes about the Ontario Liberal plan to move forward together:”He is trying to build a healthier, greener, more prosperous and better educated province…McGuinty’s experience in government will be needed in the coming years.”-O… . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: What people are saying about the Ontario Liberal plan

Trashy's World: Great week for an election….

…and golf! It really is October, right? I wonder if any researcher has ever run a statistical analysis of the correlation between weather conditions on E Day and the success rate of incumbents?   Share and Enjoy: Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Great week for an election….

A BCer in Toronto: Belated random thoughts on political happenings

I’ve found myself too busy with work and what not lately to be blogging as much as I should be, so here’s some short random thoughts on recent events until I can write something longer. Which I promise to do soon. Ish. * Montreal’s crumbling Champlain … . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Belated random thoughts on political happenings

Canadian Progressive World: Ontario’s Next Premier: Andrea Horwath

The media gave her scant attention. But that didn’t stop Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath from proving that she’s the best person to lead Canada’s economic and social heartbeat after October 6. Ontario Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty… . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Ontario’s Next Premier: Andrea Horwath

350 or bust: Mike Holmes On Ontario’s Green Energy Act: A Brave New Path

A great article by Mike “Make It Right” Holmes, host of the television series Holmes on Homes & Holmes Inspection, on The David Suzuki Foundation’s blog today: Over the past few weeks, Ontario politicians have engaged in heated de… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Mike Holmes On Ontario’s Green Energy Act: A Brave New Path

The Liberal Scarf: Hudak PC candidate: "Let’s not lose our identity. I’m tired of taking a back seat where the once majority is seemingly now a minority."

Edit: I forgot to mention in the first post that this is Chatham-Kent-Essex PC candidate Rick NichollsIn a letter in the editor of the Chatham Daily News on Febuary 27, 2008, this is what now Hudak PC candidate for Chatham-Kent-Essex had to say about m… . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Hudak PC candidate: "Let’s not lose our identity. I’m tired of taking a back seat where the once majority is seemingly now a minority."

Trashy's World: Ontario projection… just for the hell of it…

Yeah, yeah… I and everyone else was off base last time when all of we so-called “pundits” tried to pick the outcome of the May 2 election. And I have learned my lesson and won’t do it again. …. NOT! I love trying to predict outcomes of elections! Back in the old days (before May [...] . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Ontario projection… just for the hell of it…

2015

With an unusually high number of overlapping provincial and territorial elections overlapping this year, the Fall of 2011 makes for a busy electoral season. With few fireworks in Ottawa as we settle into the normalcy of majority rule in Ottawa, the nat… . . . → Read More: 2015

The Liberal Scarf: "The best choice for Ontario’s challenges"

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/dalton-mcguintys-liberals-the-best-choice-for-ontarios-challenges/article2188213/That’s what The Globe & Mail says Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario Liberal team is in this election. With the global e… . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: "The best choice for Ontario’s challenges"

350 or bust: Mercer And Holmes On Solar Panels

Just in time for the Ontario election, where Tory leader Tim Hudak is promising to kill the innovative Green Energy Act if elected, here’s Rick Mercer and Mike Holmes, two Canadian icons,in a great clip from last week’s Mercer Report: For… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Mercer And Holmes On Solar Panels

Excited Delirium: Ontario Election Thoughts

Do what you can to ensure that Tim Hudak does not win anything in the upcoming Ontario election. . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Ontario Election Thoughts

Edwin Current: Real Change to Help Ontario Alternative

It’s actually feels cold in Toronto today for the first this this fall.  Nuit Blanche is tonight which is always a great event but it is also a reminder to me that summer really is over.  But I look forward to fall sweaters, bundling up in the winter and embracing Canada’s seasons.  Can’t wait for snowboarding!

Everyone is looking for change in this election.  The NDP and PC have been trying to get votes by creating platforms that exploit voter fears with band-aid solutions but no real vision into the province’s future which leads me to believe it’s negative change. I don’t really think

. . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Real Change to Help Ontario Alternative

The Equivocator: Christine Elliott Plays the Name Game

Some numbers from here in Whitby-Oshawa: 0 – The number of time Christine Elliott mentioned Tim Hudak’s name during the last 4 debates. 3 – The number of times Christine Elliott has run for office. 1 – The number of … Continue reading . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Christine Elliott Plays the Name Game

Edwin Current: Andrea Howarth and Ontario NDP Only After Political Gain?

It’s becoming more and more clear that the Andrea Howarth led NDP party is NOT the NDP of the past fighting for social injustice. In fact, I think this NDP’s new direction seems like a deceptive representation of the NDP brand and almost right leaning.  Some claim Andrea Howarth and Ontario NDP are only after political and personal gains.  I’m not the only person that is seeing this trend.  It is also found to be somewhat offensive that the Ontario NDP has been using Jack Layton’s name and honour to make these political gains in this Ontario election when they aren’t representing the NDP brand properly. Layton isn’t even

. . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Andrea Howarth and Ontario NDP Only After Political Gain?