Ontario Election 2011

Why I Predicted A BC Liberal Win

Mike Klassen | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Last September, while swimming against a tidal wave of negative public opinion, I predicted the BC Liberal Party led by Premier Christy Clark would win the May 2013 election. Understandably, most readers scoffed. I can assure you that I am no Nostradamus. Don't bother asking me which stock to pick or what the 649 Lottery numbers will be. Rather, I relish being a contrarian. It is my nature to question the prevailing view on a range of topics - politics in particular - and to hopefully stir intelligent debate.

Astounding Third-Party Spending In 2011 Ontario Election

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is looking at changing the laws surrounding election spending after an annual Elections Ontario report revealed that th...

Alberta & Ontario Rejected Intolerance, Why Did Québec Embrace it?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Over the last year, the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and Québec were called to renew their representatives in their respective provincial legislatures. But Contrary to the trend in Ontario and Alberta, where the revelation of a candidate's bias would stain a campaign, Parti Québecois rose in the polls following the aforementioned disturbing disclosures, and even managed to win a minority government.

Does Canada Need 15 New Federal Ridings?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Due to an increase in population, Ontario could be getting 15 new federal ridings.The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario sa...

Obama Just Played the Gay Marriage Wild Card

Alex Callahan | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Alex Callahan

Until midday yesterday, the economy was the topic of discussion vis-a-vis the U.S. election. But as we all now know, the conversation has shifted over to an issue far more volatile and incendiary -- that of gay marriage. Think the outcome of the election was a sure thing? You're dead wrong.

Hudak Admits Election Campaign Didn't Connect With Ontarians

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Opposition Leader Tim Hudak made some frank admissions Wednesday about what went wrong for the Progressive Conservatives in last October's p...

How Useful Are Public Sex Offender Registries?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Vitelli

Though access to sex offender registries continue to be limited to police and correctional agencies here in Canada, America's attempts at creating a nationwide database have been stymied by how the state registries are operated and the wide differences in how sex offenders are treated from one state to another.

Tories Stepped Over The Line In Ontario?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Toronto District School Board plans to step up its efforts to have the Progressive Conservatives apologize for a controversial election ...

No Aisle Crossing Coming, Says Ontario NDP

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats said Thursday they aren't eager to force an election but added the minority Liberals must swallow their pride and sh...

Hudak Needed a Campaign of Silence

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

When Dalton McGuinty was down in the polls, Hudak seemed prepared to let the Liberals self-destruct without comment from him. Maybe if Hudak had run a campaign on silence, instead of uttering banalities and refusing to answer certain pointed questions, he'd have done better in Toronto and urban centres.

Post-Election Games Get Started In Ontario

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The political machinations whirled furiously at the Ontario legislature Tuesday as the staffers and elected officials worked behind the scen...

Dalton McGuinty Thinks Money Grows on Trees

David Frum | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
David Frum

The McGuinty version of fiscal austerity includes green-jobs boondoggles. Ontarians must overpay twice for energy: once in the form of huge overpayments to uncompetitive solar and wind producers, and then again in the form of subsidies to companies that manufacture the components for solar and wind.

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.

The Moment Hudak Lost

Keith Beardsley | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

When "foreign workers" story broke I sent a note to a friend of mine on the campaign and said "your team just blew it." It sounded like an angry old white guy's campaign reminiscent of some of the Reform Party campaigns of the 1990s.

Where The Ontario Election Was Won And Lost

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Two things did not happen last night. Dalton McGuinty did not win a majority government and Tim Hudak did not defeat the Ontario Liberals. But b...

Ontario Election Turnout Hits Record Low

CBC | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Voter turnout in Thursday’s Ontario election was so low it set a new record with only 49.2 per cent of eligible voters going to the polls, which Dem...

Did Toronto Mayor Cost Tories Ontario Election?

CBC | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is brushing off suggestions his aggressive moves to slash spending may have cost the Ontario Progressive Conservatives the prov...

Althia Raj

No Tory Ontario 'Hat Trick' Could Mean Tough Talks With Ottawa Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

In what is becoming a familiar story, Ontario voters chose Thursday to yet again elect a government of a different political stripe than its federal c...

Ontario Elects More Women

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A suspenseful election that brought more Tories and New Democrats to Ontario's legislature also bolstered another group: women.Thursday's vo...

Tim Hudak Concedes Defeat To Liberals

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has won in his Niagara West-Glanbrook‎ riding, but his party has lost to the Liberals for the thir...

Horwath's Son Wears T-Shirt For Misogynistic Song To Vote

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - The teenage son of Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is raising some eyebrows with his choice of election day fashion.Julian Leonetti, 18, ...

Minority Government In Ontario As McGuinty Ekes Out Historic Win

CP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario was plunged into uncertain political waters Thursday when Dalton McGuinty became the province's first three-term Liberal premier in ...

Ont. Poll Worker Removed After Allegedly Reading Ballot

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A woman says her ballot was opened before being put in the ballot box Thursday morning at a west Toronto polling station.Anne Adams says she...

Althia Raj

Change Please? Man Finds Ontario Political Slogans On Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

Here’s some change and a political message too. That’s what Ottawa resident Peter Hall encountered at a local Subway restaurant this week when ...

Althia Raj

Minorities, Majorities, Coalitions: All The Ontario Scenarios Explained

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Dalton McGuinty's Liberals have won their third consecutive election. Whether they will form a minority or majority government remains to be s...