Category Archives: Politics

A question of loyalty

One of the tactics those who support the continuing leadership of Tom Mulcair are using is to accuse anyone who questions it of being disloyal to the party. Seriously, folks? Loyalty to a cause should not take the form of blind obedience and unquestioning … Continue reading

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MMIW “it isn’t really high on our radar, to be honest”

Yes, Mr. Prime Minister – why don’t we be honest? The issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women is not high on your radar because the current situation is perfectly acceptable to you and your party as it is, with … Continue reading

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People Matter

Wrote it on Facebook…but then thought maybe I should post it here. So…. Just so freaking sad. How the hell is it possible that so many people’s lives seem to be regarded as disposable? THINGS DON’T MATTER; PEOPLE DO. So … Continue reading

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Reading the Plan: 5 – Keep schools open and foster healthy communities

So… some good ideas about schools – focus on keeping them open, vibrant, health-promoting & important parts of communities… oh, and hire about 1000 teachers to get health and physical education back to where it should have been all along. So… … Continue reading

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Reading the Plan: 4 – Cut ER wait times in half and make healthcare a priority

Well, nobody is perfect, right? While I do think there are some good ideas in this section of the ONDP platform, it fails to address some of my specific concerns about health care in Ontario. For nurse practioners and family … Continue reading

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Reading the Plan: 3 – Take HST off hydro and make life more affordable

Honestly not so enamoured of the HST off hydro plan… not that I don’t like it… but more I just don’t care about it. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not the HST on my hydro bill that makes no sense, … Continue reading

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Reading the Plan: 2 – Reward job creators and get Ontario moving again

So important, this section! Here, the Plan talks about rewarding businesses that create jobs with tax credits, and gradually reducing small business taxes; attracting manufacturing through incentives for upgrades and expansions; actually investing in transit projects (rather than just flapping … Continue reading

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Reading “Andrea Horwath’s Plan that Makes Sense” (1- Transparency & Accountability)

So… not many people actually care what I think about this stuff and I know it… but what the heck… going to share my thoughts on the ONDP plan anyway. Starting with the title – when the ONDP first started … Continue reading

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Ashley Smith death ruled a HOMICIDE

this inquest jury is awesome. SO glad they were not swayed by the arguments against. Ashley Smith’s death was indeed a homicide. No, no one actually tied the ligature around her neck. But they did kill her. They = not … Continue reading

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Resource Issues

Commissioner Don Head testified at the Ashley Smith inquest today. He kept going back to resource issues and his budget. He actually said, at one point, “my money” …. as in, he has limited resources and he has to decide … Continue reading

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