Election Day

Voting for Tory to Keep Out Ford Is Socially Bankrupt

Tyler Pollard | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Tyler Pollard

Voting for Tory in order to guarantee that we don't have to deal with four more years of Ford has become a kind of twisted civic sacrifice, which members of the liberal media tell us concerned citizens should be willing to make. The problem is that as we chase the Fords towards a well-deserved exile, we fail to see that we've lowered the gates to equally, if not more, regressive social policies and market-based politics.

The Victory Speech I Wish I Heard Last Night

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Imagine the following scene with me, if you will: Marine One lands amid a fury of fireworks in the middle of Grant Park in Chicago. President Obama is wearing a full flight-suit as he struts from the LZ up onto a stage already occupied by Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z. As he makes his way behind the podium, George Clooney unveils a giant "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

U.S. Ambassador On Nasty Campaigns, Cash And The Economy

CBC | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

America's ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, has had to sit on the sidelines of this election because of his diplomatic duties, but that doesn't me...

Why the Day After Election Day Matters Most

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

Tuesday, election day, is going to be a big day, there's no doubt about it. Americans when they go to the polls will be deciding the direction their country takes -- on the economy, health care, big or small government, taxes, marriage, abortion and foreign policy -- for the next four years. But I'd like to talk about what to my mind is an even bigger day -- Wednesday, the day after the election -- because one very important thing in America needs to change and Wednesday is when it has to start.

Ontario Election Outcome Leaves No Room For Error

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (Liberal): Dalton McGuinty is the most consistently under-rated politician of his generation, and now, very clearly, one of the most successful. To him and his team go very high honours, and the challenge of charting the choppy waters ahead.

Ontario Election Buzzwords Lose Their Sting

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): I spent this morning at a powerful symbol of this campaign: the "abandoned" Mississauga power plant. I say "abandoned" because Dalton McGuinty now says he will "move" it. Sure.

Tomorrow, Vote for Penelope's Future

Rick J. Smith | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Rick J. Smith

As you may have seen, we've employed some creative tactics to draw attention to environmental choices in tomorrow's provincial election in Ontario. Ou...

Hey Ontario, Where's the Rage?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (Liberal): It just doesn't feel like the anger is there this time. This is not to suggest that there aren't a lot of disappointed Ontarians, but there isn't enough fury directed at the Liberals to produce the kind of epic sacking that seemed in store for them.

Hudak's 'Homophobic' Flyer: Intolerant or Informative?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): There will always be some kind of allegation of hate or intolerance thrown by the grits. This time, it's homophobia. And it's nonsense. McGuinty's making sure that parents don't have any say in what kids are taught at school about these topics. We stand on the side of parents.

Elections Are a Privilege, so Be Prepared and Vote!

David Turner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
David Turner

I have watched many an election in my life and I am always amazed by the low voter turnout. Do we stay home because we don't know what to do, or is it because we feel our one vote won't make a difference?

Why I'm Voting for None of the Above

David Menzies | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
David Menzies

Oddly, the PCs are running ads slamming McGuinty as "the tax man." Yet, does Hudak plan to jettison the HST he condemns so vociferously? No chance. How does that Who song go? "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

Why Did the Sun Hang Hudak Out to Dry?

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

By not endorsing -- even reluctantly -- any party leader, the Sun is saying a pox on all of them. So whatever goes wrong in the province in the future, the Sun is seemingly absolving itself of any responsibility.

Horwath Sends Mixed Messages on Minority Government

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (Liberal): Horwath will be under pressure to provide greater clarity regarding her statement about the need for "consensus" in the event of a minority government. I'd imagine she'd rather not leave NDP voters with the impression that she's planning on supporting a Tim Hudak administration.

Is McGuinty Starting to Sweat?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): You know it's unpredictable when leaders start making things up. This week, Mr. McGuinty launched a new jobs plan that's not in his platform, announced a negotiating position for the OMA talks and cancelled a powerplant that looks more like a powerplant than a field.

Andrea Horwath: No Substance?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Ms. Horwath did well. Much improved from her performance on Friday. She was poised and on message, and I think most Ontarians saw her as genuine. Her ideas all sound great until you start to cost them, but that's not the biggest issue in any debate. Details don't win, impressions do.

Will Tonight's Debate Be McGuinty's Game-Changer?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Dalton Mcguinty's trying to make a difficult case: that things are going to get tougher and you need the same guy to continue. Do you think McGuinty did a good job under tough circumstances? Vote for McGuinty. If you think that his tax increases, high hydro rates and waste made a bad situation worse? Vote for one of the other options.

Is Andrea Horwath the Only Adult in the Room?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Heather Fraser (NDP): The challenge for all the leaders in tomorrow's debate is to get past the cameras and the political score cards and actually connect with voters. And if Ms. Horwath comes off as the adult in the room I won't be surprised or bothered because being premier requires adult behaviour.

Can Ontario's Liberals Turn Their Campaign Around?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Heather Fraser (NDP): Who has a message that will motivate voters to go to the polls? Which party has a machine that can help deliver the vote? And which ridings have close races where the outcome really is decided by those who show up? If I were in the Liberal headquarters, I'd be worried.

Ontarians Need Less Hollywood, More Main Street

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): This is the Hollywood campaign: pretend everyone can get one of the favoured jobs, and when the game of musical chairs ends after the election, tell Ontario families you screwed up again. Sorry. Miscalculated. Just like coal plants. And eco-fees. And eHealth.

Can Liberals Recover From Carbon Tax Flub?

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): Now, the issue of the day: taxes. A Liberal backbencher says a carbon tax is on the table. Liberals go into damage control, saying he misspoke. The problem: it was delivered in a web chat. He typed it. Twice.