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Canada’s biggest political party

Of course voter disengagement is getting worse, and of course young voters feel like spectators on the democratic process.  Have you looked at the quality of our political discourse?  Forgive youth voters for feeling alienated.  Likewise, stop blaming mature non-voters for their apparent indifference.  Our political process has refined techniques for communication with an informed…
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Kathleen Wynne: Composite of a Good Egg

It’s so easy to criticize politicians when they’re not doing what you want. But when they act in a principled way, no matter how it turns out, any criticism seems petty. This is how I feel about Premier Wynne now. While trying to establish herself with a new cabinet and a hostile legislature, she had…
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A Wynne-Wynne for Gambling in Ontario

I was hoping that the new premier would act on her convictions and take a stand against a Toronto casino.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t think that her convictions are affordable.  Instead she makes the argument that we need more gambling to reduce the provincial deficit. While the OLG’s media blitz seems to have ended, and I’d…
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Playing Better Odds: Let’s Fold Toronto Casino’s Losing Hand

I don’t want to think about casinos any more, but I don’t know how to avoid the issue.  The rolling barrage of OLG advertisements cannot be ignored. Now that we have a Premier and a Mayor again, it might be hoped that the OLG can be reined in, but that hasn’t happened yet. A joint…
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