Andrew Reeves

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Mulcair's Environmental Gambit

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 4:27 PM

NDP MP and leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair has staked his leadership bid on the support of the NDP's remaining environmentalists by pegging "sustainable development" as the cornerstone of his campaign. It's a policy decision he hopes will clinch him the leadership of the federal New Democrats.

Mulcair is...

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Ontario Election's Politics of Misdirection

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 4:31 PM

I have an important announcement for all political parties -- not every comment made by every individual opposition candidate can or should be used as a stand-in for opposition policy as a whole. Because people are not dumb, they see through it, and you end up looking silly.

Case in...

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Ontario Green Vote Projected to Drop

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 9:06 AM

Just about the only thing that all parties and observers can agree upon about the upcoming Ontario election is that the high vote percentage gained by the Green Party of Ontario (GPO) in 2007 will not be maintained in 2011.

And it is expected to drop for a number of...

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Should Ontarians Pay an Extra Trash Tax?

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 9:16 AM

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has released a special insert into newspapers across Ontario that stresses the importance of having a proper debate and discussion on the future of waste management in the province. They stress the importance of "safe disposal of our increasingly...

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Rob Ford, Where's the Fat?

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 2:39 PM

In the effort to reduce a budget shortfall of $774 million in the City of Toronto, we may find that the city our forebears worked so hard to create will be drained of its essence. After promising in the 2010 mayoral election that taxes would be cut and services would...

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Tim Hudak's Hypocrisy Runs Deep in the Immigration Debate

(16) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 11:31 AM

Perhaps Ontario's Conservative Party leader Tim Hudak would like to find a new issue with which to drive a wedge between the Ontario electorate and Premier Dalton McGuinty. Why? Because in recent days, his decision to use an immigration pledge in the recently-released Liberal platform shows both his...

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Do You Feel Safer Post-9/11? $92 Billion Safer?

(6) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 12:46 PM

Earlier this week, the non-partisan Rideau Institute released a report on Canada's defence spending since 9/11 entitled The Cost of 9/11 and the Creation of a National Security Establishment. It was written by economist David Macdonald, and it calculated that $92 billion ($69 billion adjusted for...

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Torontonians, You Get What You Pay For(d)

(4) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 1:52 PM

Running through the public and media discourse during and immediately after the 'historic Toronto council sleepover,' as it will be etched forever in city lore, were two dominant threads that reinforced each other while speaking to separate issues.

The first: elections matter.

The second: you get what you pay for.

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Long-Term Thinking Needed in the Fight for Ontario's Green Energy Future

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 5:18 PM

While in Vancouver last week as part of a first ministers' meeting, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made a direct link between subsidies paid out to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, and the need for greater subsidies from Ottawa for Ontario's green energy sector. According...

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