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Trashy's World: Debate no-shows – they are slaps in the faces of those who organise them…

I was one of those “organisers” of an all-candidate debate / meeting that the news articles often refer to. Our debate last night in the riding of Ottawa South was quite well attended with around 500 members of the community showing up at a local high school auditorium to hear what the all the candidates . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Debate no-shows – they are slaps in the faces of those who organise them…

Trashy's World: Ottawa South 2014 – John Fraser deserves the MPP gig

Predicting election results is a mug’s game. Any prediction of a result outside one’s own riding relies on an analysis of someone else’s polling results. And these have been, um, a wee bit unreliable lately. Do YOU see a Wildrose government in Alberta? Nope. So I’m sticking to my riding for now – Ottawa South. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Ottawa South 2014 – John Fraser deserves the MPP gig

Trashy's World: DB8s… where decorum goes to die…

No, I’m not talking about the Ontario election leader’s debate that went down last night. The leaders – and more importantly, the audience – remained civil (if you count constantly interrupting each other “civil”) for the most part. Though we in the TV audience might have been a little less so… I literally ROTFL when . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: DB8s… where decorum goes to die…

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Underdog Liberal has a shot in Fort McMurray-Athabasca by-election

TweetFour federal by-elections will be held across Canada on June 30, 2014, including in Alberta’s Macleod and Fort McMurray-Athabasca ridings made vacant by the retirements of Conservative Members of Parliament Ted Menzies and Brian Jean months ago. While most general elections in Alberta can be counted on to result in broad Conservative sweeps, Albertans have . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Underdog Liberal has a shot in Fort McMurray-Athabasca by-election

Calgary Grit: By-Election Day In Ontario

Holyday isn’t going to lose any votes because of the scandal surrounding the truck behind him. But he might because of the guy to his left.

Ontarians head to the polls in five ridings today, to replace five outgoing Liberal MPPs.

The fate of the government does not hang on these by-elections. . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: By-Election Day In Ontario

Trashy's World: E Day in Ottawa South!

Woot! Come on everyone! Woot with me! I just don’t “get” people who don’t get excited about elections. It is the one tangible time when we, as citizens, can choose what a part of our democracy will look like. As we are CITIZENS, dammit! Not “taxpayers” as conservatives like to call us! CITIZENS!! And as . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: E Day in Ottawa South!

The Canadian Progressive: Ottawa South leads in Ontario by-elections advance voting

Ottawa South tops Etobicoke-Lakeshore, London West, Scarborough-Guildwood and Windsor-Tecumseh in Ontario by-elections advance voting, according to figures released Monday by Elections Ontario. The polls are on Thursday, August 1.

The post Ottawa South leads in Ontario by-elections advance voting appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Trashy's World: John Fraser has earned the right to represent Ottawa South as the MPP

The Liberal Party nominee has come under some criticism during the Ottawa South by-election over some files that were the responsibilities of his predecessor, and the former Premier, Dalton McGuinty. These have not been fair criticisms. I, as a resident of the riding for 10 years and as an active member of the community, would . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: John Fraser has earned the right to represent Ottawa South as the MPP

calgaryliberal.com: Taking Calgary Seriously: David McGuinty Resigns Over Alberta Comments

If Harvey Locke is elected in Calgary-Centre the portfolio of energy critic for the Liberals is wide open. This may be a plus for the Liberal campaign in Calgary-Centre after all. Anyway, properly tarred and feathered for his comments the member who … . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Taking Calgary Seriously: David McGuinty Resigns Over Alberta Comments