Posts Tagged ‘ Ontario budget 2013 ’

Aboriginal day and summer solstice 2013 .. democracy in Alberta, California, Canada, and Ontario

Jun 21st, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

Up here in the northern wilderness today marks both the summer solstice, or official start of summer, and National Aboriginal Day (Journée nationale des Autochtones). In the spirit of the season the Canadian House of Commons adjourned for its summer holiday early this year — two days ago. (“All parties agreed late Tuesday night to […]



Budget passes .. “the people of Ontario have never been spoiled by too much perfection in government”

Jun 11th, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

QUEEN’S PARK, TORONTO. TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013. 4:45 PM. [UPDATED JUNE 12]. So (as Premier Wynne might say) the 2013 Ontario Budget bill has now passed third reading, 64–36. This may have surprised you, if you were paying serious attention to such Toronto Sun headlines as : “PCs call for former Liberal staffers to turn […]



Quick notes on Premier Kathleen’s Ontario throne speech .. opposition war drums are beating .. but?

Feb 20th, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED FEBRUARY 22]. (1) Here are some quick notes on the first (and some would say last?) throne speech of Kathleen Wynne’s new Liberal minority government in Ontario yesterday. They also serve as an update to “Ontario ‘three-party system in transition’ is back .. but can Premier Kathleen do it, at last?,” which appeared on […]