Posts Tagged ‘ New New Democrats in Ontario ’

We’re hearing rumours that Ontario NDP blood-letting in wake of June 12, 2014 election has begun

Jun 21st, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

UPDATED JULY 9: At least some Ontario Progressive Conservative members of the Legislative Assembly reacted quickly and nastily to their party’s (and their party leader’s) considerably worse-than-expected results in the June 12 provincial election. So far, the Ontario New Democrat reaction has been quieter and less noticeable. (Partly, some might say, because Andrea Horwath’s NDP […]

Ontario election debate June 3 : can rookie Kathleen beat “corruption” rap and go on to win?

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

The Ontario election, on Thursday, June 12, is now just a week from this coming Thursday, June 5. To us the campaign remains essentially mysterious. But we’d also agree that things are starting to get nastier. And it may be that this increasing nastiness will figure big time in the three-way leaders’ debate on TV, […]

East Toronto, May 27 : “Men use love to get sex. Women use sex to get love. Ontario voters use coupons to get pizza.”

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

Who knows exactly what Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak is up to in such friendly campaign headlines as : “Hudak accuses Ontario Liberals of being ‘fundamentally dishonest‘” (CTV News) and “Hudak calls Liberals ‘fundamentally dishonest’” (Postmedia News). I’m guessing his advisors would say the point is that the Kathleen Wynne Liberals are not telling the […]

Ontario election blues, May 23 .. Why are the polls so volatile, and what does it say about the place to stand today?

May 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

I remember an eminent authority on such matters saying, just before the Mike Harris Tories in Ontario won their second majority government, almost exactly 15 years ago now : “The pollsters usually get it right.” And in that case they did. They may still get things more or less right in 2014, just before the […]