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Is Justin Trudeau’s problem that Canadian prime ministers do have too much power?

Jun 21st, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. JUNE 21, 2022. If it were just Don Martin on the CTV News site saying “The fall of Justin Trudeau has begun” that would be one thing. But when Chantal Hébert is also asking in the Toronto Star “Is Justin Trudeau headed for defeat?” something at least half-serious could be afoot. […]



ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH VI: Ford Conservatives win majority government .. with record low voter turnout

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH 2022, CW EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. JUNE 3, 2022, 2:15 AM EDT. The results as of this moment in a 124-seat Legislative Assembly with a bare majority of 63 seats are : Conservatives 83 seats with 40.8% of the province-wide popular vote ; New Democrats 31 seats with 23.7% of the vote ; […]



ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH V : Almost all sources seem to agree it’s in the bag for Doug Ford .. even if that’s not what 62% of Ontario people want !!

May 31st, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH 2022, CW EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 30, 2022, 11:50 PM EDT. [UPDATED MAY 31, 3 PM EDT] : As we finally approach election day on June 2 there is some slight slippage of Ford Conservative support in all of the latest CBC Ontario Votes 2022 Poll Tracker, 338Canada Ontario, and the Toronto […]



ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH IV : Starting to look like Ford cakewalk .. only small chance of minority government??

May 24th, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH 2022, CW EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 24, 2022 : Just to start with, here’s a sunny lakeside toast to the real 24th of May, in the Old Ontario that only sees a 2022 future for itself under the newly “evolved” conservative grass-roots political guru from Old Etobicoke, in the Old Toronto northwestern […]



ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH III : Ford not exactly on cruise control to certain victory with majority government, but …

May 18th, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH 2022, CW EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 18, 2022 : With a mere two weeks before election day on June 2, we’d point to the headlines for two recent opinion columns by noted analysts to summarize our own sense of where the 2022 Ontario provincial election is right now. To start with we […]



ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH II : Is this just the calm before the storm or the calm before the disengaged electorate?

May 14th, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH 2022, CW EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 14, 2022 : Among many other things, Greg Barns’s excellent recent report on the May 21, 2022 Australian federal election may suggest something of a parallel fresh but relevant perspective on the June 2, 2022 provincial election in Canada’s most populous province. To quickly review the […]



Pausing in Ontario election campaign to consider prospect that PM Stephen Harper and PM Justin Trudeau may (in some ways) be similar federal leaders?

May 10th, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS. GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 10, 2022. Just as the Ontario provincial election campaign finally starts showing some (half?) life (maybe?), we’ve at long last just received the last narrative chapter in Randall White’s work in progress, Children of the Global Village : Democracy in Canada Since 1497. It is called “‘An object lesson to […]



ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH I : Could June 2 finally prove a very big surprise at Queen’s Park?

May 1st, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO ELECTION WATCH 2022, CW EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 1, 2022 : Barring unforseen prospects the, as it were, official official campaign for the Ontario election that takes place on Thursday, June 2 will begin this coming Wednesday, May 4. Today’s Sunday editorial meeting here considered a dozen relevant recent news items. Before just briefly […]



Giving Canadians stable progressive government for the next three years in a stormy global village

Apr 15th, 2022 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

“LAMENT FOR A NATION”. COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON, 15 APRIL 2022. According to pollster Nik Nanos the recent “Budget promises haven’t increased Liberal support” in Canadian federal politics. But this may not matter much. The March 22 “Supply and Confidence Agreement” between the Justin Trudeau Liberals and Jagmeet Singh New Democrats likely enough means that […]



“Number of people (58%) saying they might change their mind is unusual .. Nothing is decided yet in Ontario!”

Apr 3rd, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS : ONTARIO ELECTION NOW ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY, APRIL 3, 2022. P.J. Fournier’s current “338Canada” polling averages (“Last update: April 2, 2022”) are projecting a 38% popular vote for Doug Ford’s “Ontario PC Party” in the June 2 provincial election, if it were held now! According to his parallel calculations this would for […]