Author Archives: The Grumpy Voter

A Whole New Meaning For The Term “Public Transport”

Usually when one hears the term “Public Transport” one usually thinks about publicly subsidized transit systems like the TTC or GoTransit. But the McGuinty government has added a new possible meaning to that term by deciding to provide significant public … Continue reading

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Is School Board Playing Politics With Its Libraries?

According to a story in the Toronto Star, “the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board has laid off all but four of its library technicians and is dismantling all its libraries.” Apparently declining enrollment is putting them in a negative budget … Continue reading

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Can Somebody Please Remind Layton He Didn’t Win

I realize that finishing second and becoming the Official Opposition must feel like a huge win for Jack Layton and the NDP. But I think somebody needs to remind Layton that the NDP didn’t actually win the election. According to … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

I think Harper will have to send Ignatieff and Layton a couple of nice big thank-you cards for handing him a majority. Because you can be sure it wasn’t Harper’s campaign that won this majority. More thoughts later once I’ve … Continue reading

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Dear Brad Trost, You’re An Idiot

Rob Ford won the recent Toronto Mayoral election based mostly on his conservative fiscal policy. Many in Canada viewed that as a sign that a lot of voters were sick and tired of “tax-and-spend” politicians. Those voters are the ones … Continue reading

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“McGuinty Government” Rebrands Government of Ontario – Where’s The Uproar?

It wasn’t that long ago that the media and opposition parties were taking the “Harper Government” to task for referring to itself as the “Harper Government” as opposed to the “Government of Canada” in official federal government press releases. A … Continue reading

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Bruce Carson: Harper Should Apologize, But I Can’t Blame Him If He Won’t

I believe in giving criminals a second chance once they’ve paid their debt to society. Part of that belief comes from my basic belief that everybody makes mistakes, and everybody deserves a second chance. And part of my belief about … Continue reading

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Liberals Promise $8 Billion In New Spending

Now I freely admit that I’m just starting to get into the various party platforms, and for all I know the other parties are being just as insane. But a little more than two weeks ago, the Liberals were complaining … Continue reading

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Two Opinion Articles Take Opposite Sides On Ignatieff’s Absence From Canada

A tweet by @acoyne, the National Editor of Maclean’s magazine, lead me to two opinion pieces taking opposite sides on the Conservative’s “negative ads” about Ignatieff’s long absence from Canada and whether his absence actually matters: “Neil Young didn’t come … Continue reading

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Green Party Should Be Excluded From The Debate

Don’t get me wrong, I like Elizabeth May. She’s smart, articulate, and certainly not willing to be bullied by the ‘big boys’. There is no doubt in my mind that if she was included in the debate she’d make for … Continue reading

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