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Ontario's mystery ridings: Ten uncertain outcomes

With the 2011 Ontario provincial election mere weeks away, all the major parties are honing their focus on the most competitive ridings in the province. While some of these battleground ridings are attracting attention from politicians and commentators alike, the following ridings are somehow slipping under radar, despite their potential Election Day interest.


Trish Hennessy

The political fight for Ontario's middle class

| March 21, 2014

Ontario election off the table: NDP agrees to support Kathleen Wynne's budget

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath held a press conference Tuesday to announce her support for the budget put forward by Ontario's Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. Horwath thus put an end to months of consultation and negotiation, and weeks of speculation about a possible Ontario election.

A statement from the NDP outlined their reasons for supporting the budget:  


Gerry Caplan

After the Ontario election

| October 10, 2011

Which Conservative Will The Ontario Liberals Try To Tempt To Cross The Floor?

Being just one seat away from a majority, you KNOW that the Liberals are going to go all-out and target a Conservative to do a 'David Emerson' and cross the floor for a cabinet post.

Any ideas who the Liberals will be targeting?


rabble staff

Its election day, Ontario! Don't let Sun media turn you off voting

| October 6, 2011

Ontario's stimulating election platforms

| October 5, 2011
Gerry Caplan

The 1985 Liberal-NDP Accord and the upcoming Ontario election

| October 5, 2011

Andrea Horwath: The rabble interview

Photo: Greencolander/Flickr

After a strong performance in the Ontario leaders' debate last week, provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath has kept up momentum by traveling around the province, letting voters know that her party represents change for Ontarians. She told rabble.ca in an interview on Sunday about what shape some of those changes will take.

Meg Borthwick: Ontario NDP support went up in the polls immediately following the debate. It must be very gratifying to know that you stand on your own, that this has not a whole lot to do with increasing support at the federal level.



Bill Davis and Progressive Conservatives from a bygone era

A few years ago, around the time of another Ontario election, the actor and director Sarah Polley was flying home to Toronto from Los Angeles. She found herself seated beside a nice-looking, pleasant, older fellow who clearly recognized her. They chatted amiably. He seemed especially interested in her political views, which were known to be leftish. He urged her to consider supporting Ontario's then PC leader John Tory, whose quality the man said he would vouch for.

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