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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Oshawa: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Oshawa

The riding of Oshawa is another one where strategic voting could make a difference. It’s boundaries have changed slightly, losing territory to Durham and gaining it from Whitby—Oshawa.

The 2011 results were solidly Conservative; if they are redistributed according to the new riding boundaries, they’d be: Con (51%), NDP (37%), . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Oshawa: vote NDP

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Oshawa: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Oshawa
Strategic voting in Oshawa

The riding of Oshawa is another one where strategic voting could make a difference. It’s boundaries have changed slightly, losing territory to Durham and gaining it from Whitby—Oshawa.

The 2011 results were solidly Conservative; if they are redistributed according to the new riding boundaries, they’d be: Con (51%), NDP (37%), Lib 8%, Green 4%.

There is no local polling to help the strategic voter out here, but recent national polls seem to suggest that the Conservatives are down in Ontario and the Liberals are up.  If strategically voting Liberals and Greens in Oshawa can swim against that tide and vote NDP, there is a good prospect of defeating the Conservatives in Oshawa.

Some recent posts:

For an overview of strategic voting posts, see here.

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The Progressive Right: Return to the Ward System in #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

In the upcoming municipal election, the city of Oshawa will have a ballot question asking voters whether the city should return to the ward system – that is, electing councillors based upon neighbourhoods rather than the current “councillor-at-large” method. Click to see full size PDF

Oshawa previously had a ward system, but changed to an . . . → Read More: The Progressive Right: Return to the Ward System in #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

The Progressive Right: Return to the Ward System in #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

In the upcoming municipal election, the city of Oshawa will have a ballot question asking voters whether the city should return to the ward system – that is, electing councillors based upon neighbourhoods rather than the current “councillor-at-large” m… . . . → Read More: The Progressive Right: Return to the Ward System in #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

The Progressive Right: Re-Elect John Henry, Mayor of #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

It’s no surprise that I’m supporting John Henry for re-election as Mayor of Oshawa. He’s an incredible mayor.

New jobs, new industries, new development, a growing economy, home to great retail, and a vibrant community spirit. These are the hallmarks of John’s tenure as mayor.

I’ll let him describe the incredible growth the city has . . . → Read More: The Progressive Right: Re-Elect John Henry, Mayor of #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

The Progressive Right: Re-Elect John Henry, Mayor of #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

It’s no surprise that I’m supporting John Henry for re-election as Mayor of Oshawa. He’s an incredible mayor.New jobs, new industries, new development, a growing economy, home to great retail, and a vibrant community spirit. These are the hallmarks of … . . . → Read More: The Progressive Right: Re-Elect John Henry, Mayor of #Oshawa ( #oshpoli )

Impolitical: Something stinks on the Oshawa waterfront: Let’s ask Flaherty

Jim Flaherty is Minister Responsible for the GTA. Also happens to be the MP for Oshawa-Whitby. His wife, Christine Elliott is the MPP for Whitby-Oshawa. And there were big goings on in Oshawa yesterday where an ethanol plant was approved of by the federal port authority over significant local objections: The Oshawa Port Authority, created . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Something stinks on the Oshawa waterfront: Let’s ask Flaherty