From the Editor’s Desk

Political NotebookPerception is everything in politics. Another example is the June 12 Ontario election results. As the polls closed, politicians, pundits and political observers were bracing for a long night as most indicators had the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives in the proverbial “virtual tie”. Scenarios ran from

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Attack ads and Hudak a lethal combination

by Wayne GreenAfter a campaign featuring the nastiest display of negative advertising in my memory, the Liberal Party is back firmly in command of government in Ontario. The attack ads, funded by the Liberals and an assortment of public sector unions, were not totally responsible for the election

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Mad Men?

Councillor Appreciation Week?Dear Editor:Oh this tiresome business of regulating TownsThose plastic shelters bring out the neighbours frownsTake the darn things downIs Council’s commandTheir theme song should be, “Bring In The Clowns”Seems any neighbours complaint is all it takesFor them to

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Hudak tactic gives voters a clear choice

Wayne GreenWhile an alarming number of Ontarians seem to be answering “none of the above” when asked to disclose which party they favour in the upcoming provincial election, there is an obvious difference developing between the platforms put forth by the major contenders, thereby at least giving voters

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From the Editor’s Desk

Political NotebookCommittee rooms and campaign offices are being opened, officially or otherwise, as the political parties get their respective electoral machines in order for the June 12 provincial vote.If nothing else, the setting up of campaign rooms in a community adds, albeit briefly, to the vibrancy of a

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It’s strictly a two-party race in the North

With the Ontario election campaign just getting underway, it is too soon to speculate about the possible outcome of the June 12 vote, although at least one public opinion poll has already reported a trend in favour of Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne. No doubt there will be other

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