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Maple-Flavoured Politics: The Hudak Campaign: The Liberal and NDP Secret Weapon

I can think of only five possible reasons for the way Tim Hudak and the PC team conducted the early part of their Ontario election campaign: Highly trained operatives from the Liberal and/or NDP camps infiltrated the PC team and are now running its campaign. The PCs came to realize that they don’t have what . . . → Read More: Maple-Flavoured Politics: The Hudak Campaign: The Liberal and NDP Secret Weapon

Maple-Flavoured Politics: Tim Hudak: The million-job man. As if.

One of the first promises that Tim Hudak, leader of the Ontario PC party, made in his race to become Premier of Ontario was that he was going to create one-million jobs. Actually, he was pitching that before the election was called. How? Well, there aren’t a lot of details on that yet. Maybe they’ll . . . → Read More: Maple-Flavoured Politics: Tim Hudak: The million-job man. As if.

Politics and its Discontents: Double Dare Ya

Apparently, instead of taking his position as leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party seriously by articulating responsible policy, young Tim prefers to engage in children’s games:

Tory leader Tim Hudak dares Liberals to call election

‘Nuff said? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: So Many Stories, So Little Time

Most days that I post a blog entry, I choose my topic based on my reaction to news stories. Today, two disparate pieces seem particularly noteworthy, one that confirms what all but the profoundly naive know about government, the other about yet again another police incident that, thanks to the blanket of secrecy that encases . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: So Many Stories, So Little Time

Politics and its Discontents: On Tim Hudak’s Evangelical Political Fervour

Crazed clerics are not the only ones possessed of an evangelical fervour. Young Tim Hudak, leader (at least for now) of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, is well-known for wanting to bring back some of that old-time religion in the form of union-bashing and dismantlement, something he likes to describe eupehmistically as workplace democracy.

Happily, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On Tim Hudak’s Evangelical Political Fervour

Politics and its Discontents: If Your Name Is Tim Hudak, This Can’t Be Good

When you are leading a major provincial political party, it is never a good sign when the country’s largest-circulating newpaper makes editorial sport of you:

Memo to Tim Hudak: Please stay as Ontario PC leader: Editorial

You lost an Ontario election in 2011 that you were to supposed to win; failed in two byelections . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: If Your Name Is Tim Hudak, This Can’t Be Good

Politics and its Discontents: Political Contempt For The Electorate Continues

Reiterating one of his favorite themes of late, Tim Hudak, the never-ready-for-prime-time-politcal leader of the Ontario Tories, blamed the ‘union-bosses’ for denying him victory in last night’s Kitchener-Waterloo by-election.

Blaming a “tsunami” of public sector union bosses who bought votes in a riding held by his party for two decades, the hapless Hudak . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Political Contempt For The Electorate Continues

Politics and its Discontents: Young Tim’s Latest Attempt At Policy-Making

Because, I guess, young Master Hudak believes in work-place democracy.

Can the workhouses be far behind? Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Young Tim’s Latest Attempt At Policy-Making