Ontario Election 2011

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Why I Predicted A BC Liberal Win

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

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.

Obama Just Played the Gay Marriage Wild Card

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.

How Useful Are Public Sex Offender Registries?

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?

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...

Hudak Needed a Campaign of Silence

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.
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Dalton McGuinty Thinks Money Grows on Trees

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.
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The Moment Hudak Lost

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.
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Ontario Election Turnout Hits Record Low

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 Democracy Watch calls a crisis requiring changes to the...
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Ontario Elects More Women

TORONTO - A suspenseful election that brought more Tories and New Democrats to Ontario's legislature also bolstered another group: women.Thursday's vote saw women score 30 out of the province's 107 se...
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Ontario Analysts: 'Tim Hudak Blew It'

TORONTO - Millions of people head to polling booths today as Ontario voters pass judgment on eight years of Liberal rule after a month-long campaign marked by seismic shifts in public opinion.Many ana...
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NDP Still Likely Kingmaker In Ontario

By sometime around 10 o'clock Thursday night, NDP leader Andrea Horwath likely won't be the queen of Queen's Park. But it’s a distinct possibility she'll be in a position to say who'll be king. After...
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McGuinty Heading For A Three-Peat?

TORONTO - Ontario's opposition leaders spent their last day stumping frantically for last-minute votes but all signs indicate Thursday's election will result in a historic status quo for the governing...