Canadian Political Watch

Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby deja vu on Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:42 am

How to become Provincial Party Leader for the Liberals and shoot yourself in the foot at the same time.

http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/b ... rday-night

In his victory speech, Wilkinson thanked former premiers Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark, promising to carry on their work.

“That is the heritage we have to build on as a party,” said Wilkinson, to a ballroom of Liberal supporters at the Wall Centre in Vancouver. “That is where we came from and that is where we have to honour and respect.


Honour and respect are not two words that are wise to use when praising Clark and Campbell, but especially Clark. Her disasters that she tried to cover up, such as ICBC, Site C dam, and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline are coming to light and the hatred for her party is strong and growing. Just lining himself up with them is enough to keep them in the opposition.

Wilkinson said he would reach out to young voters, do a better job of promoting the Liberal plan for the environment and wildlife management, and try to appeal to female voters. He also promised to fight to defeat the proportional representation referendum.


They hate the environment, wildlif on land and water is well known. Appeal to female voters? if they think they can win on that, they are sadly mistaken.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:53 pm

The provincial government in Ontario revealed its budget plan for this fiscal year. Ontarians will be heading to a provincial election on June 7.
As well, there will be measures in the budget to reduce “the cost of child care, which has long been a stumbling block for growing families.”

“At the same time, government programs that are already making it easier for you to care for your loved ones, and help them to succeed, will be expanded. OHIP+, the pharmacare program that is providing free medications for children and youth, will be expanded to include other parts of the population.”

The speech added that “more people without a drug or dental benefits plan will have access to more affordable prescription drugs and dental care.”

That comes as the New Democrats are promising a $1.2 billion public dental scheme if Horwath becomes premier.


https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/03/19/wynnes-throne-speech-promises-new-spending-on-health-care-home-care-and-child-care-in-ontario.html

The Ontario New Democrat Party disclosed its dental care for all Ontarians plan details. Cost: $1.2 billion.
Businesses will be given the option of participating in the public Ontario Benefits program or a comparable private workplace benefits plan.

It would be free for anyone earning less than $30,000 a year and the most anyone would have to contribute off their paycheque to cover the employees’ portion of the mandatory plan would be $4.33 a week.

“Mom and Pop family businesses are going to have an even playing field when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees, and taking care of their staff,” she added.

“And artists and entrepreneurs will have the freedom to pursue their dreams, without worrying that their health or their family’s health could suffer from the lack of benefits.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/03/19/andrea-horwath-unveils-12b-public-dental-plan.html
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Canadians are going to see the last new episode of the CBC's Rick Mercer Report tonight on TV. The host decided that this was his last year as a series performer.
Canadians always looked forward to seeing how current political news was going to be satirized on his show and which politician might feature in a segment. Mercer also mocked popular television commercials and did stops in small towns and big cities as part of his show's "roots" appearances.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Thu May 10, 2018 3:10 pm

Ontario residents will be electing new representatives to form the next provincial government on June 7. Elections Ontario has started to mail out guides about the election process.

Opinion pieces and debates have begun as the campaign started at the beginning of May. Here's one columnist's take on the election:
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/05/09/why-this-ontario-election-campaign-matters-and-is-so-maddening.html

There are four major political parties and smaller ones too. I'm still trying to find out which parties have candidates in my riding!
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Wed May 30, 2018 5:05 pm

Next week, on June 7, Ontarians will get to vote for new representatives for their ridings.

This week, advance voting locations were open in ridings to allow people who are likely not to be present on June 7 to cast ballots. Elections Ontario was to mail out cards through Canada Post between May 17-25. However, not all of the voter registration cards have been mailed out.
“We rely on our partnership with Canada Post to deliver essential voter information on time,” said Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa in the statement. “We are clearly disappointed that we have not received the level of service that we have come to expect from our long-standing partner.”

Canada Post expected to have the cards in the mail by end of day Wednesday, and said it experienced a “mechanized process failure,” and processed the batch manually. It is now investigating the cause, but has delivered the 8.5 million other cards successfully.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/05/30/delivery-of-half-a-million-voter-cards-has-been-delayed-says-canada-post.html

So if you were debating about going to cast a ballot at an advance poll location, be aware that they close at 8pm EDT today! Bring your identification and an advance poll clerk can verify your name on the voter list or have you complete a form for any changes or to add you to the list.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby deja vu on Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:24 pm

Canadians should celebrate the appointment of former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to the newly created position of Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction.

There just isn’t a better person in the country for this job. From his years as a beat cop to running Toronto’s police, he’s shown the toughness, the leadership, the integrity to take on some of the toughest tasks imaginable. He’s done it respecting everyone’s rights. And he’s always achieved solid results, making our communities safer.



https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contrib ... lence.html

Many will be counting on Blair to fix what Harper messed with and beef up any other issues inside this file. All common sense and should not have been messed with in the first place.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Does Canada wish to see a postal strike in September? A majority of Canada Post workers, who have been without a contract since winter, are in a strike vote position in early September.
https://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-story/8741056--last-resort-why-canada-s-postal-workers-believe-they-may-be-forced-to-strike/

This time in July could be a good moment to consider which of your bills and statements might benefit from a switch to electronic billing and also whether you want direct deposits for any tax credit or pension payments from the government. It takes time to set up direct deposit, so give yourself enough time to allow for receipt by mail of a letter confirming that any direct deposit arrangement has been established.

Otherwise, you might be checking daily in September to see which pieces of utilty mail do make it to the mailbox.
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