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.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is looking at changing the laws surrounding election spending after an annual Elections Ontario report revealed that third-party spending tripled in the last provincial...
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.
TORONTO - Due to an increase in population, Ontario could be getting 15 new federal ridings.The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario says public hearings will be held this fall on the p...
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.
TORONTO - Opposition Leader Tim Hudak made some frank admissions Wednesday about what went wrong for the Progressive Conservatives in last October's provincial election.Hudak didn't mention the contro...
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.
TORONTO - The Toronto District School Board plans to step up its efforts to have the Progressive Conservatives apologize for a controversial election flyer on sex education, which it says has stoked h...
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 show they can work with the other parties."The premi...
TORONTO - The political machinations whirled furiously at the Ontario legislature Tuesday as the staffers and elected officials worked behind the scenes to better position themselves for a new minorit...
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.
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.
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.
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 both could have happened. Why didn’t they? Several riding...