Posts Tagged ‘ prorogation in Ontario ’

Who really believes PM Harper’s new panel to ensure ‘non-partisan’ vice regal appointments will fix the problem?

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

Among other things, Premier Dalton McGuinty’s recent prorogation of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario has re-surfaced growing concerns about just how governors general of Canada and lieutenant governors of the provinces are chosen nowadays. As the Canadian Press has explained : “Former governor general Michaelle Jean came under intense scrutiny for twice agreeing to controversial […]



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

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | 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 […]



Meanwhile here are a few quick early notes on Premier Dad’s “electoral urgency” leadership race

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

[UPDATED OCTOBER 21]. Ontario politics has entered one of its rare phases of deep fascination — at least for the small band of regional deep thinkers who are actually interested in Ontario politics. (Unfortunately the band does not appear to include the lovely Alison Pill, even though she was born and raised in Ontario’s capital […]