Category Archives: election

Manny Montenegrino: Trudeau’s creating a trade crisis for political gain

Watch my full interview with Manny to see why Trudeau is more interested in satisfying anti-Trump Canadians than reaching an agreement with Trump, and how Trump’s demand that NATO allies contribute their fair-share to defence is only going to make Canada/US relations even worse.

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Horwath describes ‘stark’ choice between NDP and Ford’s PCs in final pitch to voters

Ontario’s NDP leader is making a pitch to undecided voters on the last full day of the provincial election campaign, framing the choice as a stark one between her plan and that of Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives.

Speaking in an east Toronto area where the NDP hopes to nab some seats, Andrea Horwath said she knows there are still people who are trying to make up their minds. An NDP vote is the way to stop Ford, she said.

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Why do Canada’s women premiers seem to only get one term in office?

What do Catherine Callbeck, Alison Redford, Pauline Marois, Kathy Dunderdale and Christy Clark have in common: they are all women who broke the political glass ceiling to become their province’s first elected female premier only to have voters sour on them over just one term in office. By her own admission, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne expects to join the club as a result of Thursday’s provincial vote.

Because voters realize their mistake before the next election.

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Wynne’s concession isn’t brave, it’s a clumsy cop-out

Kathleen Wynne’s election concession some five days before Ontarians vote in their June 7 provincial election was the latest bizarre twist in Ontario’s crazy year of politics. Some members of Wynne’s team are framing this as a great selfless act that will liberate local candidates from the premier’s current toxic brand, potentially giving some of them a better opportunity not to be wiped out.

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Wynne Confident Liberals Can Win Southwestern Ontario Seats

“I know that we are going to see a good result in this region,” said Wynne. “I don’t know where it is going to be, I don’t know exactly what the numbers are going to be but you’ve got good, strong people running in this region. I hope everyone will look very carefully at them before they go to the polling station.”

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50% of Swedes believe the country is going in the wrong direction

Sweden will head to the polls on September 9th. The pre-election polls predict that this will be a watershed election for Swedes, perhaps the first since 1917 where the Social Democratic Party does not finish first. The reason this might happen, though, is familiar to anyone following politics in the West. Blue-collar voters, who have traditionally voted for the centre-left, are leaving the party over its views on immigration.

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Conrad Black: Why Doug Ford must be the next premier of Ontario

Ontario’s long-awaited election day is finally almost upon us. There is a unanimous view that the Liberals are finally going to be thrown out, bag and baggage, after four catastrophic terms, when the province was mortgaged to hare-brained alarm about climatology and electricity-generating facilities were shut down and solar energy and other nostrums subsidized as the province piled up bone-crushing deficits and manufacturers were effectively encouraged to pack up their cards and leave. Over 300,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in southwestern Ontario as electricity costs skyrocketed for all Ontario residents. Only the ineptitude of successive Progressive Conservative campaigns and a formidable Liberal display of electoral skullduggery and chicanery, some of it master-minded by Obama tactician David Axelrod, has kept the regime in office until now. One of the province’s former premiers, when I encountered him socially a couple of weeks ago, declined to predict the outcome but said “I know a tsunami when I see one.”

My belief is that the voting will be much closer than the polls are predicting.

Free stuff + Social Justice vs. Free Stuff + Socialism vs. Disorganized Conservative.

On the other hand, I’m always wrong about elections. 😉

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