Provincial Elections

Even in Scary Economic Times, Canadians Demand Honest Government

Norman Spector | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Norman Spector

British Columbia presents another counter-example to the thesis of this being a good time for governments to go to the polls. To be sure, Canadians demand security in tough economic times. However, the lesson from British Columbia is that they also demand competent, honest government.

What Election Losers Can Do With Twitter

Denise Brunsdon | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada Politics
Denise Brunsdon

Elections are a fabulous time to build up a strong online reputation so regardless of whether or not you have plans to run again in future, we recommend taking advantage of this new network to develop an online reputation that helps you drive whatever future cause or agenda you may have.

Recounts Likely In Two Manitoba Ridings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The final vote have been tallied and it looks like two ridings in Manitoba are headed for recounts.After ballots from prisons and hospitals...

Stop Blaming Young Voters

Ilona Dougherty | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Ilona Dougherty

Perhaps the most common misconception is that young Canadians lack faith in democracy. Anyone who believes this simply hasn't looked at the evidence. Youth have just as much (or little) faith in our democratic process as their parents' generations, and it doesn't explain the difference in voter turnout.

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."

Andrea Horwath's "Plough Hits a Rock"

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

John Duffy (L): As the Canadian Press reported, Ms. Horwath is "standing behind a candidate who is coming under fire from the other parties for comments he made about religion and Nazis." We don't know how much quality control went into the NDP's candidate selection process, but one imagines we're going to find out in the days ahead.

The Jury's Still Out on Ontario Parties

Ontario Election Debate Hub | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada
Ontario Election Debate Hub

Jason Lietaer (PC): A lot is still up for grabs in this election: Will the NDP be able to match the growth seen in the last three weeks of the federal campaign? Will Dalton McGuinty begin to beat back a prospective vote-stealing NDP surge? The pre-game is ending. Now the real match begins.

Incumbents On A Roll In The Provinces

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Politics

Change is a major theme in world politics lately. But not in Canada, where 2011 is setting up to be the Year of the Incumbent. Canadians from the A...

Time to Move Beyond Private vs. Public Debate and Reform Our Health Care System

Cy Frank | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada Politics
Cy Frank

Health care, which pollsters insisted was the issue of greatest concern to voters in the federal election, was summarily dismissed by our political parties with a unanimous promise made up of two simple words: "more money." But throwing ever-larger amounts of taxpayer dollars at the problem without measuring value often simply results in more waste and duplication.