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Calgary Grit: A Reminder of the Unpredictable Nature of By-Elections

Just 17% of Kitchener-Waterlooians voted NDP provincially last fall – nearly the same number who voted NDP federally last spring, in the midst of the orange wave. They hadn’t won the riding since 1943, when they were known as the CCF.

So this isn’t a riding with deep NDP roots. And it’s not like . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: A Reminder of the Unpredictable Nature of By-Elections

The Liberal Scarf: Horwath skips vote on Southwestern Ontario Economic Development Fund and runs Rob Ford supporter in Vaughan – what does her NDP stand for?

Kitchener-Waterloo NDP candidate Catherine Fife is running on a slogan of “Leadership that delievers”, but a look at the actions of NDP leader Andrea Horwath and her fellow NDP candidate in Vaughan raises questions about what exactly she wants to deliver.

Yesterday, the Ontario Liberals gave new support to the Southwestern Ontario Economic Development Fund, to help create jobs . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Horwath skips vote on Southwestern Ontario Economic Development Fund and runs Rob Ford supporter in Vaughan – what does her NDP stand for?

The Equivocator: Tracey Weiler Runs Away From Tim Hudak

Is that a rooster crowing I hear? Yesterday Tracey Weiler, the “Progressive” Conservative candidate in Kitchener-Waterloo ran as far as she possibly could away from Tea-Party Tim Hudak.

First in an interview with CTV Kitchener:

Then during the Waterloo Record Debate:

It is understandable that Ms. Weiler would run away from Tea-Party* Tim. . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Tracey Weiler Runs Away From Tim Hudak

The Liberal Scarf: "Students putting students first" – Ontario Student Trustees’ Association calls Putting Students First Act "a fair deal", but will the NDP and Catherine Fife listen?

The NDP and Catherine Fife have already come out against the Putting Students First Act, but will they listen to the students of Ontario themselves or their big union money interests?

Here’s what the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association says about the Liberal government moving to make sure students are in class from day one of . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: "Students putting students first" – Ontario Student Trustees’ Association calls Putting Students First Act "a fair deal", but will the NDP and Catherine Fife listen?

The Liberal Scarf: Why is Eric Davis running in Kitchener-Waterloo?

Here’s a great piece by Kitchener-Waterloo Liberal candidate Eric Davis answering the most basic question that anyone running for public office has to answer: Why are you running?

Eric’s two big reasons are simple but moving: Public service and family.

Eric has a long track-record of local leadership in Kitchener-Waterloo, and he’ll be a . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Why is Eric Davis running in Kitchener-Waterloo?

The Liberal Scarf: With education on the line, will Tim Hudak flip-flop on a wage freeze like he did on full day kindergarten?

We know Tim Hudak’s position on full day kindergarten for Ontario families has gone from this:

To this

“Tim Hudak…condemned the program, which is to be fully rolled out by 2014″

with Hudak’s double flip-flop backed by Kitchener-Waterloo Progressive Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler:

“Weiler said that she “supports the leader’s position” on halting the rollout of . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: With education on the line, will Tim Hudak flip-flop on a wage freeze like he did on full day kindergarten?

The Liberal Scarf: Tracey Weiler is no Elizabeth Witmer when it comes to local leadership

I wrote yesterday about Tim Hudak doing a double flip-flop on full-day kindergarten, and now let’s take a look at the Tim Hudak candidate in Kitchener-Waterloo, Tracey Weiler and her position on full day kindergarten. While previous Progressive Conservative MPP Elizabeth Witmer stood up for Kitchener–Waterloo families, Tracey Weiler is more interested in taking orders from Hudak’s Queen’s Park backroom boys in Toronto and not . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Tracey Weiler is no Elizabeth Witmer when it comes to local leadership