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Politics and its Discontents: Perhaps He Should Try Thinking Before Speaking?

Last week I wrote a post on two inane ideas uttered by young Tim Hudak, the hapless leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party. He proposed tying post-secondary funding to rates of employment upon graduation, along with the idea that only those who achieve a certain mark shuld be elegible for student financial assistance.

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Politics and its Discontents: "His Most Preposterous Policy Statement Yet"

As noted here the other day, young Tim Hudak, in another move that shows the caliber of his leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, announced that student loans should be tied to student marks. This morning’s Star describes his proposal as silly and his most preposterous policy statement yet (although I do suspect . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "His Most Preposterous Policy Statement Yet"

Politics and its Discontents: Mike Harris Redux

In his ongoing attempt to resurrect the ‘glory’ days of his close friend and mentor, former Ontario Premier Mike ‘the knife’ Harris, young Ontario Conservative Tim Hudak has a not-so-new-idea. A man, I deduce, not given to a great deal of introspection or critical thought, young Tim has apparently come to the conclusion it . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Mike Harris Redux

Politics and its Discontents: An Embargo On Ideas In The Offing?

One of the pleasures of my retired life is getting together for coffee on a regular basis with my friend Ray, a retired vice-principal and one of the rare ‘good-guys’ of administration that I encountered in my life as a teacher.

When we meet, we discuss a range of topics, many of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Embargo On Ideas In The Offing?