Sep 14, 2010

Getting out from under the Ford frame

Eric Mang
Rob Ford has framed the Toronto mayoral race. To knock him off his lead, it's time to quit buying into his politics of rage.
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Windsor mayoral/council races

Anyone have any thoughts on the races in Windsor?  I'm leaning without much enthusiasm towards Limoges right now mainly because he seems to have a little more labour support and seems less likely to spend money on sketchy megaprojects.  Is there an especially progressive candidate I should be aware of?

In the school board races, I'm eager to support Shelley Harding-Smith, who's prominent in the local NDP association.  Probably also Kim McKinley.

Will probably support Ron Jones in my ward, just because he's the one candidate I've actually heard concrete policy suggestions from.  Should I know more about John Elliott?

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Tea Party in Canada, for Real?

Is this Tea Party of Canada for real? I realize that the Tea Party has made strong gains in the US politics and has caused some serious upsets across the country, but is Canada ready for it?

Taking the government and tipping it upside-down? Canada has always been known for their relaxing beliefs and not 'rocking the boat'. Will there be enough tea bags to rock the political boat in Canada? This grassroots movement has 2 major groups with websites and facebook groups/pages. Also there are two cities (Ottawa and Montreal) that have started founding their own groups that look to address municipal, provincial and possibly national politics. Is this simply more US culture creeping into our Canadian media? Is it for real?

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Winnipeg - Council lefties brace for right hook

The emergence of high-profile conservative and centrist candidates in city wards currently held by left-leaning councillors could change the complexion of the civic election.

The NDP faces the threat of losing two seats and Winnipeg's organized left may be forced to divert some of its ground game away from Judy Wasylycia-Leis' mayoral campaign.




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Where is the coverage of the Toronto Mayoral race?


Where is the coverage of the Toronto Mayoral race, there is a lot of interest in it, here in Toronto but I could find only one recent story (mid August) about Rob Ford.

He sure knows how to perk up our interest and the other candidates know how to shoot Ford down. His campaign is to cut taxes and the over spending at City Hall. But he doesn't explain how he will do that.




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