The Star has picked up and ran with the ball of shit containing the lie that Jack Layton and Olivia Chow lived in subsidized housing From time to time [Jack Layton] has been criticized for saying one thing and doing another, including being caught red-handed in 1985 living in subsidized housing in Toronto when his and Olivia Chow, then a Toronto trustee, were raking in a combined $120,000 … [Read more...] about Lies, Lies and Damnable Lies
As support for the NDP rises there rumblings from some quarters that the NDP is somehow betraying Canada by running a great campaign. Like Harper they have fallen victim to the idea of Canada as a two party system. The concept is that by not supporting the Liberals the NDP is complicit in allowing Harper to win. This presupposes that A) Harper will win and that B) the NDP has no responsibility to … [Read more...] about 1 Cat 2 Cat Red Cat Blue Cat
Stephen 'we aren't in election mode' Harper's attack ads on Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff takes various quotes with no context in order to paint him as someone with no love for Canada and apparently by extension no right to govern. Now I'm neither a Liberal nor a great supporter of Ignatieff, however, if this is the litmus test for leadership let's see how Harper does when hoisted on his own … [Read more...] about Stephen Harper – He’s Not In It For You!
Andrea Horwath is the new leader of the provincial NDP having been elected with 60% of the vote. She is the second woman elected as a provincial party leader and her election comes at a time of crisis especially for those in the steel industry who provided major support. The next leadership race will be for the Conservatives now that John Tory has stepped down. It will be interesting [or … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Andrea Horwath
Todays Star has a good article on Howard Hampton the soon to be former Ont. NDP leader. Hampton never did get the chance to shine, stifled as he was by the shadow of Bob Rae. A shadow which even a move by Rae to the Liberals has not lifted. Ironically Hampton and Rae were not allies during the Rae administration. The Neo-Con climate of profit and business before people was also not conducive to … [Read more...] about Howard Hampton: Soon to be former ONT NDP Leader