Posts Tagged ‘ Ontario budget 2012 ’

Wisconsin recall all over again if Ontario has privatization election in July?

Jun 15th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED JUNE 17, 18, 19, 20]. If you are among those in the small crowd of Ontario government and politics watchers  who thought the current McGuinty minority government’s budget was more or less secure, and are a bit surprised to suddenly discover that we may actually be having a fresh election on the issue this […]



Does Andrea NDP cute trick on Ontario Budget 2012 matter .. it did pass and there’s still no election?

Apr 24th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

TORONTO. APRIL 24, 2:00 PM. So … as if the Alberta election weren’t enough of a surprise, the final act of the Liberal-NDP dance of the dialectic on Ontario Budget 2012 managed to bring us something a bit different too. For the details I just quote directly from Karen Howlett’s concise summary in the self-confessed […]



Dancing dialectic on Ontario budget .. could there actually be another election? (well no, apparently not just yet)

Apr 19th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED APRIL 22, 23]. Contrary to many prognostications, the dance of Larry Zolf’s Winnipeg dialectic between Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario Liberals and Andrea Horwath’s Ontario New Democrats, over the current Liberal major-minority government’s Budget 2012, has not yet shown decisive signs of coming to some stable point of rest. (Well … that too has now changed, […]



Dance of Liberal-NDP dialectic in Ontario .. end of first set now in sight (well .. maybe)?

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

Larry Zolf’s 117-page opus Dance of the Dialectic — on “How Pierre Elliot Trudeau went from Philosopher-King to the Incorruptible Robespierre to Philosopher-Queen Marie Antoinette to Canada’s Generalissimo and then to Mackenzie King and Even Better” — was published 39 long years ago now. In the strange spring of 2012, however, its title has taken […]



Waiting for the 2012 Ontario Budget .. and wondering what will happen next?

Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MARCH 27, 5 PM ET]. The Ontario budget that finance minister Dwight Duncan is unveiling later today will be “a uniquely Liberal” document. “We are taking a balanced approach. We will be asking everyone to do their share,” the minister told “a large media throng in his office” yesterday. He’s also hoping his “spending […]



March 19, 21, 24, 27, and 29 — two weeks of political mania in the Toronto-Centred Region .. and beyond

Mar 19th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

Today’s by-election for Jack Layton’s old seat in Toronto-Danforth just kicks off two weeks of intense political mania at all three levels of government, in what was once mistakenly called the Toronto-Centred Region by Ontario government planners. Inevitably all this is of most interest to actual residents of the region. (See “Jack Layton’s Toronto-Danforth riding […]