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Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central – Part 4

For part 4 in my examination of political platitudes that substitute for substantive policy pronouncements, I turn to the Ontario Liberal leadership race to replace Premier Dalton McGuinty, a race that thus far has been ‘full of sound and fury, signi… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central – Part 4

Politics and its Discontents: Some Questions Leadership Aspirants Need To Answer

I have recently written some posts bemoaning the paucity of policy undergirding the campaigns of those who would become the next leader of the Liberal Party, both on the provincial (Ontario) and federal level. Substituting for substance are tired br… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Some Questions Leadership Aspirants Need To Answer

Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central – Part 3

Well, it would be nice to report that things are progressing well in terms of specific policy announcements in both the Ontario and federal Liberal leadership campaigns, but sadly, that is not the case. As has been previously reported the great parade … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central – Part 3

Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central – Part 2

“This country has entered some very choppy waters. If elected leader, I will provide a firm hand at the helm to bring the economy safely back to shore.” “Canada has a greatness that has barely been tapped. I am confident that I have the vision… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central – Part 2

Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central

Kim Campbell once famously said that “an election is no time to discuss serious issues.” Given the paucity of substance emerging thus far from declared candidates in both the Ontario and federal Liberal leadership races, I suspect that same ‘wisdom… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: From Platitude Central