Posts Tagged ‘ Ontario election 2013 ’

Who’s just playing politics in Ontario now (and/or BC)?

Apr 30th, 2013 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MAY 3]. Some say the alleged Oakville gas-plant “revelations” of Ontario Power Authority chief executive Colin Andersen before a Queen’s Park legislative committee today bring an Ontario spring election close enough for jazz. And who knows? They may be right. (Although listening to Andrea Horwath’s jousting with scandal-mongering media just before noon made us [...]



Victoria Toronto — tales of two Canadian provincial elections, maybe

Apr 29th, 2013 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

There is a side to Ontario, you might say, that channels Nova Scotia. Another side channels Quebec (the “sister province,” as Bill Davis liked to put it), and another side channels Alberta. Still another side channels beautiful British Columbia. And this side may have the strongest implications for the Canadian future right now. In any [...]



How do Ontario gas plants stand up to Profumo scandal model?

Mar 2nd, 2013 | By Randall White | Category: Canadian Provinces

A week or so ago Heather Mallick at the Toronto Star published a passionate defence of “British novelist Hilary Mantel’s elegant writing on Princess Kate” — which had been “viciously attacked” by various individuals and organizations in the United Kingdom. Ms Mantel’s writing had appeared, online and then in print, in the London Review of [...]



Four big (central) Canadian stories in 2013 : Ontario teachers, more US fiscal cliffs, aboriginal peoples of Canada, and the future of Quebec ????

Jan 5th, 2013 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

I have just compiled a list of more than two dozen news articles from the past several days — all meant to enlighten me (as I see things, at any rate) about just what may or may not happen in the year 2013 that lies ahead. My particular perspective, I should confess, is that of [...]



Is salvation for Ontario Liberals somewhere out there in Alice Munro’s rural Ontario?

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

According to a Toronto Star report this past Friday: “Premier Dalton McGuinty’s resignation has given the Ontario Liberals a significant bounce … the governing Grits have vaulted to second place, ahead of the New Democrats, and closed the gap with the Progressive Conservatives, says the latest Forum Research survey.” The report goes on: “The Conservatives [...]



Best outcome of next Ontario election — some kind of Liberal-NDP / NDP-Liberal co-operative government????

Oct 29th, 2012 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED OCTOBER 30]. A sentence in  one of Martin Regg Cohn’s recent Toronto Star columns (Saturday, October 27, 2012) has revived some of my enthusiasm for what strikes some among us as a benign potential Ontario political development, that has lately seemed to have slid too far beyond the pale of realization in the real [...]