Canada, like the US and Mexico, continues to reflect troubles with democracy. In the province of Ontario, each of the major parties – Liberal, Progressive Conservative, and New Democratic – appears to be encouraging parliamentary candidates to step back and
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Hydro sparks election debate, but parties’ promises don’t add up
The vast majority of Ontarians believed Wynne had sold off the generating assets of the old Ontario Hydro — the jewels of the Crown corporation, as opposed to mere poles and wires. Voters started to blame rising hydro prices on the sale — never mind that most hikes long predate privatization, and that the Ontario Energy Board alone determines rates. Amid the blunders and blunderbuss, the rival leaders can only offer competing panaceas: Ford will fire the Hydro One brass, Horwath will buy Hydro One back, Wynne will borrow more to shrink our bills.
None of it adds up. But in their zeal to secure power — political and electrical — each leader is taking take the path of least resistance on the campaign trail. It is up to each of us to educate ourselves on this issue and not be influenced by easy answers that are not feasible.Source: Toronto Star - May 21, 2018
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/05/21/hydro-sparks-election-debate-but-parties-promises-dont-add-up.html
Ontario election guide: What you need to know before you vote
We need to educate ourselves on the issues and the party platforms so that we can make informed decisions on election day. This article provides a helpful overview of the major Ontario political party leaders leaders and their party policies.Source: Globe and Mail - May 15, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-election-guide/
What on earth is the responsible Ontario voter to do?
Now, more than ever, it is vital for us to meet, come to know, and and talk with our candidates. We must question them to determine their position on issues that are important to us, and expect that they will be willing to listen to us as well. And we must follow their progress in the Legislature to ensure that they speak for us. MPPs are elected to represent us, and should not simply follow the dictates of their party leaders.Source: Globe and Mail - May 7, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-what-on-earth-is-the-responsible-ontario-voter-to-do/
Ontario PC candidate says he would develop dedicated greenbelt
The greenbelt around the Toronto metropolitan area was created in order to protect farms and health and to limit urban sprawl. Ontario's progressive conservative candidate has said that developers have persuaded him to dedicate portions of the greenbelt for tract development.Source: Globe and Mail newspaper - May 1, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-doug-ford-promises-big-chunk-of-ontarios-greenbelt-to-developers/
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