Tag Archives: election

media manipulation and “the Big Mo”

I made a presentation in a City Hall committee room the other day.  It was received graciously, despite obvious skepticism from some in attendance.  An earnest and courteous discussion ensued.  There was agreement to disagree. Is this the Tory effect?  I truly hope so.  It might be a coincidence, but I prefer to think that…
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Campaign Fairy Tales

This election has been all about polls.  Far from being barometers of public opinion, they have dictated opinion so thoroughly that they have eliminated candidates and narrowed the range of voter options. This election has been all about polls because of the unspeakable Ford years.  The majority of Torontonians are so traumatized that they’ve been…
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How Olivia Chow can STILL win

A couple of weeks ago I offered a scenario in which Olivia Chow could still win.  At the time, I acknowledged her decline in pre-Labour Day polls, but argued that pre-Labour Day polls are irrelevant. Given the incumbent Mayor’s rare cancer, the unexpected candidacy of his brother Doug, and the withdrawal of David Soknacki, it’s…
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Ding Ding Ding…!

My friend and former NetGainer, Darryl Moyers, delights in solving problems.    We were trading war stories, ranging from the court system to the performing arts, before the subject turned to transit. “Here’s one,” he said, “You’ll love this.” Trying to get to work, on a deadly cold winter morning, he became stuck in one of…
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