LeDaro: Harper’s election platform

He will keep his promise. What more public wants? !!

The Liberal Scarf: My policy on improving civic education makes the Ontario Liberal Party platform!

Readers of this space will remember my policy on youth voter registration that was passed as a priority policy at the Ontario Young Liberals Summer Fling last year. The policy was also debated on Common Ground platform building discussion site where it became one of the top ranked policies in the education section.  Today, I am ...

The Liberal Scarf: My policy on improving civic education makes the Ontario Liberal Party platform!

Readers of this space will remember my policy on youth voter registration that was passed as a priority policy at the Ontario Young Liberals Summer Fling last year. The policy was also debated on Common Ground platform building discussion site where it became one of the top ranked policies in the education section.  Today, I am ...

Canada II: A Temporary Coalition?

I’ve been thinking about the state of affairs in Canadian politics. In case you haven’t noticed we have a single conservative party winning majorities while getting a minority of the vote. This isn’t a good thing for Canada and we need to do something about it. Ideas that come to mind include some type of ...

Canada II: A Temporary Coalition?

I’ve been thinking about the state of affairs in Canadian politics. In case you haven’t noticed we have a single conservative party winning majorities while getting a minority of the vote. This isn’t a good thing for Canada and we need to do something about it. Ideas that come to mind include some type of ...

Art Threat: Pioneer Ladies [of the Evening] – Photos of incarcerated women are transformed

An exhibition at PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts in Winnipeg is testing the sexualized and gendered boundaries of our Canadian history. Curator Dr. Laurie K. Bertram has taken archival mugshots of Western Canadian female sex trade workers, taken from the Winnipeg Police Museum Archive, and reworked them into a new commemorative landscape for ...

The Scott Ross: Canada’s #1 Social Problem: There Aren’t Any More Social Problems

What’s worse than being a fat, polluting, racist, ignorant jerk? That’s easy, not knowing you are one. And what’s worse than even that? Being in a society full of people just like you, where no one is aware of immoral conduct, of greed, of sexism, and of the ignorance that protects it all. Though great ...

The Scott Ross: The Liberal Post

The Liberal Party is like a newspaper, regardless of whether there is news or not, it has to keep coming out claiming something important has happened because if it doesn’t it will go under. Just like newspapers have to print every morning, regardless of whether there is any real news, political parties have to offer ...

The Scott Ross: Liberal Invisibility Is Liberal Non-Existence

Liberals like to pretend, and this is reinforced by public opinion, that the Liberal Party didn’t stand for anything in the last election and that’s why they lost. Liberal members and the public both say this, both acknowledge this, both perpetuate this, that the party led by Michael Ignatieff offered nothing on May 2nd 2011 ...

Canada II: Building a Policy Platform

I obviously won’t say that I’ve got a complete policy platform in place but I will suggest I’ve got a few good pieces of timber selected: Legalize pot. Tax it. Reduce crime. Raise revenue and reduce expenses. Ignore monarchy issue. We already brought home the constitution not too long ago. Energy self-sufficiency. Huge economic benefit ...

The Scott Ross: The Cost of Conservative Religious Hegemony

How much would you give to protect your own religious freedom? Probably a lot, from money, to political action, to perhaps your life. I suspect you would give comparably to protect that freedom of another Canadian. Now what would you give to protect the religious freedom of only people in other countries who worship the ...

Hugh’ve got to be kidding me

Seriously Hugh. The “leak” of your election platform is as disengenuous as the document itself. So the polling that now has you ten points back has also showed that Manitobans are in no mood for the cuts in public services that you have been advocating for. In response, the Team McFadyen brain trust has decided ...

Tories are in for a fight in Ontario. Latest Ipsos Reid poll shows 38% support for Hudak and 33% for McGuinty

There has been a general consensus among liberals, since the May 2 election debacle, that the party’s PR machine and recruiting mechanism need an extreme overhaul, a new vision and strategy through which the party can re-gain the attention of voters. This new effort to recruit, remind and inform Canadians of the positive changes the ...

With two years to rebuild federaly, Ontario liberals should focus attention on the upcoming provincial election on October 6th

According to a recent Forum Research survey, Tim Hudak’s conservatives were getting a 41% approval rating from Ontarians, while the Liberals were somewhere around 26%, the NDP at 22% and the Greens at 8%.  Almost immediately after the survey was released, conservatives started gloating over the results. Some columnists at the National Post were suggesting, as they’ve ...

A Great introduction to the Green vision.

This is why I'm so comfortable running under the Green banner, the GPO has simply put forward the most comprehensive, realistic and hopeful plan for Ontario. Please watch the introduction video and then read our platform at www.itstimeforgreen.ca, I think you'll be glad that you did.

Green Party of Ontario Platform Launch

Our platform was launched on May 25th in Toronto, since then Mike Schreiner has been touring the province outlining the Green Party's vision for Ontario. The GPO plan tackles the major issues facing Ontario and Ottawa-Vanier openly and honestly. Our platform is not just comprehensive it responsible. The Green Party of Ontario has committed to ...

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Akaash Maharaj – Global News: Analysis of the NDP Platform

My analysis of the NDP’s platform for Global Television News. It has proven to be a politically shrewd, but fiscally improbable document. Ultimately, could Layton deliver on his his five key areas during his first 100 days, as he promises? Not unless the laws of time, space, and mathematics change during that period.