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Musings on Canadian Politics: Rob Ford you are responsible for the province cutting funding

Ontario’s Liberal government is cutting close to $150 million in transfer payments to the City of Toronto. The payments, which are used to fund social programs, will be cut off in 2016.

City bureaucrats and politicians are trying to push back against the provincial Liberals. They argue the province made an agreement in 2008 . . . → Read More: Musings on Canadian Politics: Rob Ford you are responsible for the province cutting funding

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: The Great OLP Leadership Convention of 2013

My first real political convention was the LPC leadership race of 2006, That convention was wild, crazy and ultimately very divisive and angsty due to the length of the race. Some people say that the OLP leadership convention will be the last great del… . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Liberal Mind: The Great OLP Leadership Convention of 2013

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: The Great OLP Leadership Convention of 2013

My first real political convention was the LPC leadership race of 2006, That convention was wild, crazy and ultimately very divisive and angsty due to the length of the race. Some people say that the OLP leadership convention will be the last great delegated convention. I would hope not, as I found that it was . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Liberal Mind: The Great OLP Leadership Convention of 2013

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Dalton McGuinty’s resignation speech

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced his resignation! McGuinty, who has led the Ontario Liberals since 1996 and been premier since 2003, stunned his caucus Monday evening with the announcement and call for a “renewal” of leadership. The following is the text of McGuinty’s resignation speech: Sixteen years ago, when I was elected leader of . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Dalton McGuinty’s resignation speech