Category Archives: NDP

Things I wish we – as in the NDP – did better

So… the Ontario election is over, and we’re heading into a federal election… Our results in Ontario were disappointing …. and honestly, I’m not all that hopeful about the upcoming federal election, either. I like Thomas Mulcair, and I continue … 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-promotingĀ & 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 moreĀ 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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No one to vote for in Ontario election?

I’ve seen several people – on my facebook wall, on twitter, and in a whole bunch of comment threads on various news articles complain that we can’t have an election, there’s no one to vote for. In my mind, that’s … Continue reading

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