ONT NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will become Premier of Ontario 2

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NorthReport

Anyway enough about BC.

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So the Liberals are planning to privatize the TTC.

Horwath says Liberals intend to 'privatize' TTC

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-votes-2014/horwath-says-li...

terrytowel

Andrea Horwath will be Steve Paikin's guest on TVO the Agenda tonight

http://theagenda.tvo.org/episode/203381/the-election-agenda-hitting-the-...

to discuss the reasons behind her refusal to support the Liberal government and the campaign trail that has just begun.

Afterwards reps from all four parties will sit down, along with Martin Regg Cohn Queen's Park Columnist for The Toronto Star, to discuss the campaign thus far.

 

 

NorthReport

DaveW the mods are already overworked.

Anyways there already is a thread open on the length of thread issue.

NorthReport

Northern Ontario supports Andrea Horwath’s decision on Liberal budget says NDP

illes Bisson, MPP for Timmins-James Bay, said a new poll shows a clear majority of people across Northern Ontario agree with the NDP Leader’s decision to pull support from the Liberals.

“People in Northern Ontario have lost confidence in the Liberals and their false promises,” Bisson said. “Kathleen Wynne with Dalton McGuinty failed to stop scandal and waste and broke her promises to fix the challenges facing northern families.”

“The Liberal budget is a mad dash to escape scandal by promising the anything and everything,” Bisson said. “Just last week, the Liberals were promising the moon and the stars with a $1 billion commitment to the Ring of Fire, but it turns out that Northern Ontario will have to wait because the Liberal government would rather have a fight with Ottawa than get this project under way.”


http://www.manitoulin.ca/northern-ontario-supports-andrea-horwaths-decis...

mark_alfred

Andrea created a bit of a stir this morning with her comments about the Liberals possibly planning to privatize the TTC on Metro Morning.  The Liberals deny this, but the Amalgamated Transit Union seems to echo the same concerns.

Rokossovsky

NorthReport wrote:

Anyway enough about BC.

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So the Liberals are planning to privatize the TTC.

Horwath says Liberals intend to 'privatize' TTC

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-votes-2014/horwath-says-li...

In point of fact, already underway.

Rokossovsky

There goes Andrea again, promoting her right-wing neo-Liberal agent, which is just a touch to the left of Hudak, which we know because she had a poster done that says: "Not your grandfather's NDP". Possible a little to the right of Hudak.

Matt Galloway is a moron. For some reason he thinks that because the Liberals don't outright "say" they are privatizing the TTC they are not doing it. Lol. "Uhhh, Duhhh, they don't say that is what they are doing in the budget"?

The fact is that additional infrastructure is being built by Metrolinks in Toronto by P3s. They haven't formerly decided to sell of the existing system, it's just that all new transit expansion in Toronto does not actually belong to the TTC.

NorthReport

Watch the Liberals and the PCs run for the hills on this one.

Cowards usually run away from discussing issues, courageous people stay and debate.

Lets see the cowards run behind the "TV networks are in charge" nonsense.

 

Horwath calls for 5 debates as Ontario election campaign gets rolling

 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is challenging her opponents to five debates in this provincial election campaign.

“I am calling on you to join me for leaders' debates on real issues facing families,” Horwath said in an open letter Monday to PC Leader Tim Hudak and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne. “I’m proposing a total of five debates with at least one focused exclusively on jobs and the economy.”


http://www.torontosun.com/2014/05/05/horwath-calls-for-5-debates-as-onta...

mark_alfred

Rokossovsky wrote:

Matt Galloway is a moron. For some reason he thinks that because the Liberals don't outright "say" they are privatizing the TTC they are not doing it. Lol. "Uhhh, Duhhh, they don't say that is what they are doing in the budget"?

The fact is that additional infrastructure is being built by Metrolinks in Toronto by P3s. They haven't formerly decided to sell of the existing system, it's just that all new transit expansion in Toronto does not actually belong to the TTC.

Agreed.  Especially with the first sentence of the quote.

And now a story:  I had some time today, and so I visited first the Ontario NDP headquarters on Richmond Street in Toronto to pick up an Andrea button, and then I visited the Olivia Chow headquarters on Yonge to pick up an Olivia button.  I then took the TTC home.  I live in Joe Oliver's riding (a Conservative riding), so I went to Eglinton Station.  I left to shop at the Metro grocery store there, and then returned.  With both my Andrea and Olivia buttons proudly displayed on my jacket, I entered the station with my MetroPass, and saw two cops.  One cop pulled me over, demanding to "inspect" my pass.  I complied, and showed it to him.  He looked at it, gave it back, and said "okay".  So, I left.  Upon leaving, I heard his partner say to him, "See his buttons?  Can you imagine Chow running things?"  "Yeah," said the first cop, "and the other one's even worse!"

Those two cops will be quite disappointed when Olivia, Andrea, and Tom become mayor, premier, and prime minister.  It's gonna happen.  I can feel it.

NorthReport

That was my impression as well - Wynne is firing blanks!

Liberals cannon aimed in wrong direction

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2014/05/05/liberals-cannon-aimed-in-wrong-d...

NorthReport

To say the least!

Wynne carries political baggage into June election

http://www.cp24.com/news/2014-ontario-provincial-election/wynne-carries-...

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NorthReport

Liberals are a more polished at this kind of deceit.

 

When photo ops backfire: Hudak poster child a ‘corporate welfare’ beneficiary

http://globalnews.ca/news/1311645/when-photo-ops-backfire-hudak-poster-c...

NorthReport

Campaign buses roll to vote-rich 905 suburbs

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath campaigned in Brampton, including some old-fashioned "mainstreeting," where she attacked her opponents and said the New Democrats would protect the average voter.

"The Liberal government has been plagued with scandal and with waste and basically put a budget together to try to cover up, frankly, their dismal record," said Horwath. "The Conservative party spent a lot of time making noise and causing trouble but not really focusing on the results of Ontarians."


http://www.parrysound.com/news-story/4500591-campaign-buses-roll-to-vote...

NorthReport

Ontario Liberals represent 11 years of reliable, experienced mismanagement

I’m a bit concerned about the size of the debt, since the one short period in which Ontario balanced its budget came after decades of similar deficit finance finally produced a crisis, causing a long, painful recession with  a horrific loss in jobs. It could easily happen again, especially given the Liberals’ whistle-in-the-dark attitude, but I’m from the baby boom generation that has been kicking the debt can down the road for 40 years, figuring our kids can pay the bills. Why change now?

I should be more like the Toronto Star, which could hardly wait for the budget to be printed before urging the NDP to support it, arguing: “Unless Horwath wants to play a high-risk game at the polls, this budget provides her with good reason to support Wynne’s progressive plan.” I can’t help wondering if they wrote that line themselves or bought it from a 20-year-old drug dealer. If the Star was carrying a similar debt to the province, it would be out of business; if it went to a bank to borrow more while admitting it can’t get by on an $11 billion overdraft, it would laughed off Bay Street. But the Star‘s been saying the same stuff as long as I can remember and is immune to logic.  The people who run it are part of the 1%, and it’s in their business plan.

So, as I said, I shouldn’t care who wins. But I can’t help it. I don’t like the idea that Kathleen Wynne and crew think Ontarians are so thick-skulled they’ll vote for the same people who caused all these problems, in the expectation they’re the ones to fix it. It bothers me that Wynne can’t bring herself to speak the name of Dalton McGuinty, while arguing that his Liberals – they’re all the same McGuinty people — represent the voice of experience against the dangers of  “untried” ideas. Better to stick with ideas that have failed rather than try something different, right?

It just seems dumb, when you’ve been cheated and lied to and misled and mismanaged for 11 years, to offer a vote of confidence to the cheaters. But this is Ontario. A lot of people read The Star.


http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/05/05/kelly-mcparland-ontario-l...

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http://www.torontosun.com/2014/05/04/leaders-hit-ground-running

mersh

Ok, so the ONDP have a bus. How about a platform? (And yes, this is from an NDP voter)

mark_alfred

mersh wrote:

Ok, so the ONDP have a bus. How about a platform? (And yes, this is from an NDP voter)

Have the other parties released their platforms yet?  If so, feel free to provide links.

terrytowel

mark_alfred wrote:

mersh wrote:

Ok, so the ONDP have a bus. How about a platform? (And yes, this is from an NDP voter)

Have the other parties released their platforms yet?  If so, feel free to provide links.

Tim Hudak Tories 'One Million Jobs plan'

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2014/01/13/tory_leader_tim_hudak_...

Kathleen Wynee budget was her platform.

Over to Andrea. And it was Gerry Caplan who said just a few days ago that Andrea hasn't taken a stand on any issues at all, that he doesn't know what she stands for.

mersh

mark_alfred wrote:

mersh wrote:

Ok, so the ONDP have a bus. How about a platform? (And yes, this is from an NDP voter)

Have the other parties released their platforms yet?  If so, feel free to provide links.

 

Well, the Libs have their last-ditch effort of a budget which, arguably, can translate pretty well into a platform. I was just hoping for something more than "irresponsible" from the ONDP -- ok, not entirely fair, as I did read through the April 23 or 24 statement on transportation which predates the election call. It's a start, but only just.

My concern has mostly to do with not having consistent messaging, let alone details, following a very clear action. I sense this from the various labour positions as well, as I certainly wouldn't consider CUPE Ontario anywhere near as accommodationist as Unifor, for instance, yet both endorsed the budget.

What I have sensed is a certain amount of confusion about what the ONDP is fighting for through this action. One colleague, for instance, is concerned that by accusing the Liberals of being irresponsible, the party seems to be taking a more conservative stance, while another colleague has received party tweets or messages that are far more critical of privatization of hydro, etc. I know there's more than just $100 hydro cheques out there, but I would really appreciate a clearer, firmer position that is readily available from the Web site -- not just the 2011 Plan for Affordable Change pdf.

I certainly never expected Wynne & Co. to deliver on the everyone-gets-a-pony (but not really) strategy. But having pulled the plug, I would hope that the ONDP have a set of clear, progressive positions ready to go. This is concerned criticism, not rejection, just in case I had to make that clear.

NorthReport

Mersh,

Are you seriously that naive about politics?

Andrea would be a fool to release her platform today.

She has already msde it quite clear how she is going to release it

She hss been very successful so far, so why not give her credit that just perhaps she knows what she is doing, eh.

Just askin'

mark_alfred

I don't consider the budget to be the Liberal Platform for the next four years.  The Conservatives have a series of "white papers", which may be the closest thing to a platform from any of the three parties yet.  Anyway, I'm sure platforms will come from all the parties eventually.

There was some discussion on The Agenda a few nights ago that may help clarify for you why the election is happening now.  link.  The two panelists there, one from CUPE and one from the National Post, seemed to feel that parliament was becoming dysfunctional.  Lots of squabbling, and so the parties simply wanted to go to the polls.  They talk about other stuff too.  Interesting.

Andrea will be on The Agenda tonight at 8 PM (5 minutes from now.)

Rokossovsky

NorthReport wrote:
Mersh, Are you seriously that naive about politics? Andrea would be a fool to release her platform today. She has already msde it quite clear how she is going to release it She hss been very successful so far, so why not give her credit that just perhaps she knows what she is doing, eh. Just askin'

I think his questions are reasonable, aside from whatever strategic considerations apply.

mersh

Naive, moi? I see lots of good, leftish interpretation in this very discussion thread. I just with I could parse it out more clearly from the party itself. And yes, I do plan on attending Jonah Schein's bbq this Saturday, but be forewarned, anyone messing with me is going to have to get through a hungry eighty-pound eight year old first! (And thanks, Mark Alfred, I will try to follow up on your suggestions).

NorthReport

Andrea has already said she is going to release her platform periodically over the next 6 weeks.

Release the platform now and it will be a one day wonder.

Sounds like the best course of action, unless you are Tim Hudak who is going to repeat that he will create 1,000,000 low-paying crappy jobs, many times every day, day after day, week after week, month after month, from before the election was called, to when it will be all over. 

 

NorthReport

Maybe Quebecers felt they did not have a left-of-centre party thery could vote for.

Ontario, Quebec elections a study in contrasts: Hébert

When it comes to provincial elections, Ontario and Quebec might as well be different political planets.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/05/05/ontario_quebec_elections_a...

mersh

NorthReport wrote:

Andrea has already said she is going to release her platform periodically over the next 6 weeks.

Release the platform now and it will be a one day wonder.

Sounds like the best course of action, unless you are Tim Hudak who is going to repeat that he will create 1,000,000 low-paying crappy jobs, many times every day, day after day, week after week, month after month, from before the election was called, to when it will be all over. 

 

So I should shut up and wait? Really?

NorthReport

Anyone can take shots with the leader's approach?

What is your strategy?

 

mersh

NorthReport wrote:

What is your strategy?

 

 

Um, consider carefully the positions of each party and be able to defend or challenge positions - particularly when discussing strategies among colleagues or campaigning among voters. Or should I focus on cheerleading?

 

ETA: I am being asked to help out with campaigning. It would be nice to have something more solid to work with, honestly.

NorthReport

That's great.

Does the Ontario NDP not have a website that can provde information on what the party represents?

And if you are unaware of the issues are, trying asking ask the people who asked you to help what the issues are.

They probably even have some literature available.

 

 

 

 

Skinny Dipper

Andrea Horwath did appear on the first segment of TVO's The Agenda.  When I listened to her, she sounded very generic.  It would have been hard to tell if she were an NDP, Liberal, or Conservative Party leader.  It was near the end of the interview that host Steve Paikin asked her about her less than full commitment to the traditional NDP social justice issues and her trying to improve relations with the business community.

The Agenda repeats on TVO at 11 p.m. Eastern and at 5 a.m.

NorthReport

Andrea Horwath's Election Call:

                                Between A Rock And A Hard Place

 

http://ontarionewswatch.com/onw-news.html?id=745

NorthReport

Ha! Ha!

Except why did she vote against it 4 years ago?

Obviously because her current promises will never see the light of day as she doesn't believe in it.

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/05/05/wynne-raises-the-curtain-on-the-comin...

 

 

 

Skinny Dipper

While both Tom Mulcair and Andrea Horwath may be moving the federal and Ontario NDP in a rightward direction, the difference I notice is that Tom Mulcair is able to talk about social democratic values while Andrea Horwath does not.  I do get the feeling that Mr. Mulcair wants to maintain the base of the federal party while Ms. Horwath doesn't seem to care about the progressive base.  I get the feeling that her party is now the New Generic Party.  It's hard to distinguish her party from the others.

 

 

 

JKR

terrytowel wrote:

Tim Hudak Tories 'One Million Jobs plan'

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2014/01/13/tory_leader_tim_hudak_...

The PC's plan sounds extremely right-wing.

Quote:
The Tories’ road map to more jobs is contained in a five-point plan:

  • Reduce debt and taxes to encourage employers to hire and to signal to Ontarians they will keep more of their money.
  • Encourage more young people to train for skilled trades such as electrician, plumber, machinist, millwright and so on.
  • Increase trade with other provinces, including Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, through new interprovincial free trade agreements.
  • Make better use of federal immigration programs that match immigrants to jobs.
  • Reduce regulatory red tape by one-third over three years.
  • Save $2 billion by freezing public sector wages across the board.
  • Find more savings by slashing 10,000 jobs in the education sector.
  • End subsidies for the wind and solar power projects.
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    NorthReport

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    mark_alfred

    Skinny Dipper wrote:

    While both Tom Mulcair and Andrea Horwath may be moving the federal and Ontario NDP in a rightward direction, the difference I notice is that Tom Mulcair is able to talk about social democratic values while Andrea Horwath does not.  I do get the feeling that Mr. Mulcair wants to maintain the base of the federal party while Ms. Horwath doesn't seem to care about the progressive base.  I get the feeling that her party is now the New Generic Party.  It's hard to distinguish her party from the others.

    Really?  They both talk about increasing corporate taxes (with the proviso that they remain competitive with surrounding jurisdictions -- IE, the States).  They both are not fond of flat taxes (aka consumer taxes -- neither is thrilled by the idea of relying upon such flat taxes as the HST as the main source of revenue and each have spoken about this.)

    Comparing policies espoused by Tom during the last federal leadership campaign with the policies Andrea espoused during the last Ontario election reveals many similarities.  Like for the environment, each believes in making the polluter pay, along with assistance to people like home retrofits, etc. Each have espoused consumer protection policies like better regulating bank fees and better regulating insurance companies.  Each advocate better health care and poverty reduction (IE, increasing social assistance via indexing it to inflation). 

    The only significant difference I can find between them is that Andrea is more open to the idea of taxing the wealthy, whereas Tom has rejected this.  So, arguably she's more progressive than he is. 

    Anyway, I don't see how either have moved the party more rightward in the recent past. 

    Unionist

    NorthReport wrote:

    Does the Ontario NDP not have a website that can provde information on what the party represents?

    It [url=http://ontariondp.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Plan-for-affordable-... certainly does[/url]:

    Plan For Affordable Change wrote:
    For the two out of three Ontarians who do not have a workplace pension, we will develop an Ontario Retirement Plan to provide a defined benefit pension to people who want one.

    We will also work with Jack Layton and the federal New Democrat team to push for the expansion of Canada Pension Plan benefits.

     

    NorthReport

    More voters will prefer that than Liberal promises that will never see the light of day.

    Unionist wrote:

    NorthReport wrote:

    Does the Ontario NDP not have a website that can provde information on what the party represents?

    It [url=http://ontariondp.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Plan-for-affordable-... certainly does[/url]:

    Plan For Affordable Change wrote:
    For the two out of three Ontarians who do not have a workplace pension, we will develop an Ontario Retirement Plan to provide a defined benefit pension to people who want one.

    We will also work with Jack Layton and the federal New Democrat team to push for the expansion of Canada Pension Plan benefits.

     

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    NorthReport

    Excellent analysis and commentary!

    In Tuesday’s Sun: elections are good, not bad

    http://warrenkinsella.com/2014/05/in-tuesdays-sun-elections-are-good-not...

    Rokossovsky

    Skinny Dipper wrote:

    While both Tom Mulcair and Andrea Horwath may be moving the federal and Ontario NDP in a rightward direction, the difference I notice is that Tom Mulcair is able to talk about social democratic values while Andrea Horwath does not.  I do get the feeling that Mr. Mulcair wants to maintain the base of the federal party while Ms. Horwath doesn't seem to care about the progressive base.  I get the feeling that her party is now the New Generic Party.  It's hard to distinguish her party from the others.

    I know what you are saying, but frankly I prefer Andrea trying to win soft center votes by sounding conservative, while opposing privatization of Ontario Hydro and TTC infrastructure projects, than Wynne sounding progressive while slidling in privatization of Ontario Hydro and TTC infrastructure projects under the mantle of "alternative financing".

    Are we so daft now, that having the Liberals dangle one or two "progressive" sounding initiatives in our face, while selling the house from under our feet makes us sign the loan agreement without questions?

    Promoting privatization, or opposing privatization which one is really "progressive".

    Aristotleded24

    NorthReport wrote:
    Excellent analysis and commentary!

    In Tuesday’s Sun: elections are good, not bad

    ">http://warrenkinsella.com/2014/05/in-tuesdays-sun-elections-are-good-not...

    Gee, the clock is stopped on the current time....

    NorthReport

    Tories’ ‘campaign of choice’ can begin any time now

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Reevely+Tories+campaign+choice+begin+t...

    NorthReport

    Is Forum gaming the polls in favour of the Liberals?

    PCs gain as campaign begins

    But their provincial projections for Ontario have never made much sense to me, as they have always under-scored the New Democrats to a significant degree.

    When I plug Forum's regional numbers into my model (which means I am using the exact same data that Forum is using, with the same regional distribution), I get 45 seats for the PCs, 41 for the Liberals, and 21 for the New Democrats. It is very difficult to fathom how Forum can get the NDP at just 13 seats with 22% support - exactly where they were in 2011 - with the PCs up just two points over that election and the Liberals down almost five. In fact, I'd have to have the NDP at around 18% support before I'd project them to have 13 seats.

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    Certainly, part of this is a product of our electoral system. My current projection gives the PCs a three-point lead but puts them in a tie for seats. We have seen real-world examples of this in Manitoba and Quebec. But the electoral geography is not so greatly stacked against the PCs that they can't win a plurality of seats without a much larger lead in the vote share. As a rule of thumb going forward, I'd suggest increasing the NDP's seat share that is estimated by Forum by 50%, all at the expense of the Liberals. Or just focus on the vote intention numbers. Those of us who don't work for the Star don't quite know how Forum comes to them, but their 'secret sauce' was the most successful in the 2014 Quebec election, as well as the last election in Ontario. I leave it to you to decide how much this blurs the line between polling and modelling

    http://www.threehundredeight.com/2014/05/pcs-gain-as-campaign-begins.html

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    onlinediscountanvils

    mersh wrote:
    Ok, so the ONDP have a bus. How about a platform? (And yes, this is from an NDP voter)

    But concrete details on what an NDP government would bring were lacking.

    Horwath did not say whether her party would offer an Ontario pension plan, a key plank in the Liberal platform which has been rejected as a job-killing tax by the Tories.

    Nor would she reveal the New Democrats' plans for education when high school students asked her what she planned to do to combat high tuition fees and improve access to post-secondary education.

    "We've got a platform together but we haven't actually made it public yet so I unfortunately can't give you the scoop at this point in time," Horwath told a room full of teenagers with a smile.

    http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ndp-leader-andrea-horwath-kicks-off-campaign-p...

    Silly kids with their naïve expectations that they should know what they're being asked to vote for.

    NorthReport

    oldv

    The people who are so interested in knowing what the NDP represents, must be jumping for joy to hear of Andrea's suggestion for 5 debates, but mum's the word.

    Funny dat!  Laughing

    NorthReport

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    onlinediscountanvils

    scott16 wrote:
    as an ontario resident on ODSP, I know that the NDP supports an increase in funding but what is Wynne's opinion on ODSP?

    I remember after the last election Mcguinty wanted austerity but to get NDP support he couldn't cut ODSP.

    What is Hudak's opinion? I assume he wants it gone. Does anyone have any info on his plans for the ODSP?

    All three parties have praised Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh's report on social assistance reform in Ontario, however it's unclear to what extent each party supports their recommendations as a whole.

    That report recommended a merger of ODSP and OW. Anti-poverty activists had [url=http://rabble.ca/babble/ontario/victory-anti-poverty-activists]just succeeded in getting that proposal taken off the table[/url]. The election now puts that victory back into limbo.

    The report also recommended a move toward mandatory workfare for disabled people on ODSP. It seems pretty clear that Hudak is in favour of such a move. What's less clear is to what extent the Liberals and NDP agree with him. When the report came out, I recall there were many self-identified progressives who misguidedly saw this recommendation as somehow being a step toward equality for people with disabilities.

    If you want to get a better sense of where ODSP is headed, I highly recommend that you check out the Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) UK [url=http://ocap.ca/node/1148]speaking tour[/url]. It starts today, with stops in Sudbury, Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto.

    Who is DPAC: The Cameron Government in the UK has implemented brutal cuts to programs for unemployed and disabled people. This includes a system called the Work Capability Assessment that has been used to deny benefits to thousands of people. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is an organization in the UK that has been at the forefront of challenging this situation. It has mobilized disabled people to fight back and formed alliances with community organizations and unions in resisting the austerity measures of the Cameron Government. The hated private company, Atos, that was carrying out the assessments of sick and disabled people has been forced to quit as a result of the powerful resistance DPAC and others have taken up.

    Here in Ontario, we also face major attacks. Ontario Works (Welfare) and ODSP (Disability) rates are too low to enable people to pay their rent and eat properly. The Special Diet and Community Start Up have been slashed by the Ontario Liberal government. Under huge pressure from ongoing community action, the Liberals have promised not to merge OW and ODSP but the danger remains that they will bring in a UK style assessment system that would pose a huge threat to disabled people on ODSP. We need to understand what is happening elsewhere and how people are fighting back and winning against the attacks. Austerity is global – but so is our resistance.

     

    onlinediscountanvils

    scott16 wrote:
    i see Alex Cullen is running in Ottawa West- Nepean, what are his chances?

    What are the NDP's chances in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario?

    If anyone from Ottawa could fill me in I would appreciate it.

    [url=http://www.threehundredeight.com/p/ontario.html]ThreeHundredEight.com[/url] is projecting a maximum of zero seats to the NDP in Eastern Ontario. That tells you what they think of Cullen's chances.

    I could've seen him having a shot had he run in Ottawa Centre. He has succeeded in getting elected at the munipal level within Ottawa West-Nepean, but his lone win at the provincial level came while he was running as a Liberal. He's in tough against the Liberal former mayor and current senior cabinet minister, Bob Chiarelli, and Conservative former Citizen columnist, Randall Denley.

    Rokossovsky

    Equality and equity being two different things.

    NorthReport

    Unionist,

    The easiest thing in the world is to sit on the sidelines and take shots at the quarterback.

    We understand you are bitter about political parties.

    What saddens me though is your lack of democratic principles.

    It is either your way or the doorway.

    You don't like what you hear, and you have a temper tantrum.

    You may not like what you hear, but everyone here has a right to express their opinions as long at it stays within the policy guidelines of the website.

    You, nor anyone else, has a handle on the truth.

    Chill man, and enjoy the day.

     

     

    josh

    WTF are you talking about?  It would be nice if you included the post.

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