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Jun 8, 2018
Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter

Ford Nation takes over Ontario

Karl Nerenberg
In Ontario, first-past-the-post again did its work and rewarded all of the power to a leader with 41 per cent of the vote. In the case of Doug Ford, close to 60 per cent of voters cannot abide him.
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Jun 6, 2018
Andrea-Horwath-Nomination-Meeting-Ontario-NDP-Campaign-Kickoff-2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr

Liberal ads attacking NDP could help Ford’s PCs

Karl Nerenberg
The Ontario Liberals who prefer a PC to an NDP win have prevailed. Progressives tempted by Kathleen Wynne’s party might want to re-consider before rewarding Liberal cynicism with their votes.
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May 24, 2018
Counting votes in Caracas. Photo: Humberto Da Silva

The vultures of Venezuela

Humberto DaSilva
rabble.ca's correspondent to the Venezuelan presidential elections on May 20 reflects on what he saw in Caracas.
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May 14, 2018
Photo: Al_HikesAZ/Flickr

CBC, CP and Toronto Star give oxygen to Ford campaign

Karl Nerenberg
Canadian media are covering Ford the way U. S. media covered Trump. Even when they believe they are being critical, by disproportionately focusing on the PC leader they are helping his campaign.
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Apr 27, 2018
Paula Fletcher and Jonathan Ahee at Toronto Film Board meeting on April 23. Photo: Rosemary Frei

Toronto's film industry grows, but at what cost?

Rosemary Frei
There is little or no discussion of how much public funding is in play, whether there is good value for subsidies, and whether other industries could provide as much or more economic return.

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