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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Peterborough—Kawartha: vote Liberal

Peterborough—Kawartha is a new riding made up mostly from the old riding of Peterborough.  It includes (obviously) Peterborough and its environs.

Dean Del Mastro convicted

Strategic voters in Peterborough—Kawartha have good reason to want to avoid vote splitting and change parties in this election.  Its Conservative MP for the last decade has been the odious . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Peterborough—Kawartha: vote Liberal

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Peterborough—Kawartha: vote Liberal

Peterborough—Kawartha is a new riding made up mostly from the old riding of Peterborough.  It includes (obviously) Peterborough and its environs.

Strategic voting in Peterborough—Kawartha
Dean Del Mastro convicted

Strategic voters in Peterborough—Kawartha have good reason to want to avoid vote splitting and change parties in this election.  Its Conservative MP for the last decade has been the odious Dean Del who was found guilty last year of electoral corruption and tampering wiht documents and sent to prison.

In the last election, Delmastro was elected quite easily with 47% of the vote, followed by the Liberal with 32% and the NDP with 14%.

Two polls have been conducted in the riding since the writ was dropped:

Both these polls and its history suggest that strategic voters should support the Liberals.

Update.  More polls confirm the call. From wikipedia summary of local election polls:

See Votetogether.ca’s page to confirm that strategic voters in Peterborough—Kawartha should vote Liberal.

Some recent posts:

For an overview of strategic voting posts, see here.

Votetogether.ca’s recommendations:

. . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Peterborough—Kawartha: vote Liberal

The Liberal Scarf: Dean Del Mastro guilty on election charges

Del Mastro was Harper’s former Parliamentary Secretary. So much for judgement, eh?

Del Mastro could possibly resign his seat, triggering a by-election in Peterborough.

The Liberal Scarf: Dean Del Mastro guilty on election charges

Del Mastro was Harper’s former Parliamentary Secretary. So much for judgement, eh?Del Mastro could possibly resign his seat, triggering a by-election in Peterborough. . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Dean Del Mastro guilty on election charges

The Canadian Progressive: No tolerance for resident abuse in long-term care homes, says CUPE

By: CUPE | Press Release: A hidden-camera video leaked to media and ensuing allegations of resident abuse at a Peterborough area long-term care home are “extremely disconcerting,” says the union representing front-line staff. It appears that the hidden-camera video clips leaked today to Peterborough media were taken without the knowledge of the nursing home administration, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: No tolerance for resident abuse in long-term care homes, says CUPE

Things Are Good: Portable Planetarium Brings Space to Kids

The Peterborough Planetarium has been started by just two people with the primary goal to bring an excitement of space and our global environment to kids in Ontario. Being a big fan of outer space and the planet Earth, I think this is great!

Their goal is to introduce kids (and hopefully adults . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Portable Planetarium Brings Space to Kids

A BCer in Toronto: It’s so hard to find good help these days…

You know, I’m starting to feel sorry for Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro. I’m sure he wants to do good, but he just keeps being foiled by those around him. I mean, it is so hard to find good help these days, isn’t it?

Take these allegations of campaign overspending in the 2008 . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: It’s so hard to find good help these days…

One Woman. One Blog.: Tonight in Peterborough: Chocolate, Cheese, and Activism

Via OPIRG Peterborough and others

Friday, July 22 · 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Sadleir House751 George St. N.Peterborough

The goal of Chocolate, Cheese & Activism is to bring those interested in social justice activism together to explore issues and practices, and following from Part 2 of the series, identify ways to connect, mobilize, and network individuals . . . → Read More: One Woman. One Blog.: Tonight in Peterborough: Chocolate, Cheese, and Activism