The Liberals are desperately attempting to hold onto the one-time Liberal stronghold of Ottawa-Vanier against former Ontario Ombudsman Andre...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Justin Trudeau promises open nominations in all 338 ridings across Canada.
Except for Don Valley North...
Or Bay of Quinte
Or Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs
Or Vancouver Granville
Or Edmonton-Mill Woods
They're basically still open, right?
Have I missed any? Let me know!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
- The MaRS scandal is set to turn into the next gas plant scandal with revelations that the Liberals changed the rules so they could loan the failing company a quarter of a billion dollars. And when the company failed, we (us taxpayers) bought the company for $308 million.
- We also quietly gave Metrolinx employees an 8.45 percent pay raise over four years – conveniently just days before the election in a clear sign that the Liberals were shoring up as many votes as possible with taxpayers' money.
- Ontarians are just three years away from having to pay the Liberals' new pay roll tax, which will cost each person up to $2500 and kill 150,000 jobs.
- The OPP are still investigating the Liberals' alleged cover up of the $1 billion gas plant scandal and the Ornge scandal.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Earlier this week I posted what was supposed to be my last note on the illegal Working Families signs that sprung up across Ottawa just days before the Ontario election.
Then, miraculously, I got a response from the Chief of Bylaw & Regulatory Services, Linda Anderson (Linda.Anderson@ottawa.ca):
In response to complaints regarding election signs during the 2014 Provincial election, By-law Enforcement Officers removed and impounded approximately 500 signs which is the most cost effective and expedient way to deal with such signs.A large number of the signs that were removed were linked to candidates from all registered parties although nearing the end of the campaign, a large number were posted that were not associated with specific candidates. Follow up charges for the placement of these later signs is problematic because evidence is required that must specifically identify the individual person who places the sign illegally . The City has no legal ability to charge the organization that the sign may be supporting.
Chief, By-law & Regulatory Services / Chef des Services des règlements municipauxTel / tél. : 613-580-2424, ext. / poste 29257
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The results of the 2014 Ontario election have been studied at discussed at length since that terrible day in June.
But what the City of Ottawa still hasn't responded to are the illegal Working Families signs that sprung up across the city just days before that election.
Ottawa residents were rightly upset that a third party interest group had strategically placed their illegal signs across the city outside of what the bylaws allow. Even Mayor Jim Watson told Ottawa residents to phone in to 311 to have the signs taken down as soon as possible.
To their credit, city workers responded within a matter of hours, and got most of the signs down within a few hours. But another round of signs went up, demonstrating that the WFC had plenty of signs in reserve - and they were going to use them in a secondary blitz as soon as the first illegal batch was removed.
But what the city has still failed to do is respond with what they intend to do to the WFC. I have been contacting the city regularly via email and telephone since the illegal signs hit the streets on June 6. 311, bylaw enforcement, and contacting the chief of bylaw enforcement directly has gone nowhere - for over 90 days now.
With the municipal elections just around the corner in October, ask your potential candidates what they will do if elected to send a message to third party advertisers that post illegal signs in Ottawa.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
City of Ottawa agrees Working Families' signs were illegal, still won't say what they'll do about them
On June 6, 2014, just six days before the Ontario election in which the Liberals were elected to a majority government, the Liberal-friendly Working Families Coalition put up thousands of illegal signs attacking the Progressive Conservative Party and Tim Hudak.
Thousands of these signs were spotted in swing ridings across Ontario. In Ottawa, they appeared in Ottawa South and Ottawa West-Nepean. The signs were strategically timed so that Ottawa bylaw enforcement officers would take a while to respond – it being a Friday.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Elections Ontario on illegal Working Families Signs: blame the Liberals for not amending legislation
In the lead up to the Ontario election two weeks ago, the Working Families Coalition put up hundreds of illegal signs across the province, attacking Tim Hudak and the Conservatives. In Ottawa, these signs were blatantly illegal, and they were strategically placed to allow them to stay up while bylaw enforcement took the weekend to respond.
I am still waiting on the City of Ottawa's response to these illegal signs.
I contacted Elections Ontario and this was their response:
It's good news that Elections Ontario is responding. Make sure you contact them to register your complaints.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Here's my interview with CFRA Ottawa's Nick Vandergragt on June 7, 2014. Click the June 7th row and download it or play it in your browser. My interview starts at 51:44.
There will be an incredible volume of elections analysis and discussion in the coming weeks and months. Neither the Conservatives nor the New Democrats presented perfect platforms that appealed to enough voters – as evidenced by their turnout and the result.
Friday, June 13, 2014
There is no way to know for sure how much of a role the illegal Working Families signs played in last night's election result.
But what is for sure is that this was a deliberate, coordinated attempt to discredit Conservative candidates and interfere with Ontario's election. There is also no question that the Working Families signs were part of the larger Liberal campaign, which included taking down Conservative signs in at least two ridings and producing potentially illegal robocalls. Finally, we know that the Working Families Coalition routinely spends more on advertising than the Conservatives and New Democrats combined, throwing false and misleading statements only at Conservatives.
Elections Ontario needs to investigate the Working Families' involvement in the Ontario election, specifically, their use of attack signs that broke city bylaws.
You can contact Elections Ontario via mail, fax, or email.
Use this form to make a complaint that a specific person or organization has violated the Election Act.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Thank you to everyone who came out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to help launch Liars: The McGuinty-Wynne Record in Ottawa!
See my speech on the importance of exposing the true McGuinty-Wynne legacy:
And be sure to watch the other speeches from Brian Lilley, the President and CEO of Freedom Press Canada, and many more by clicking here!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
See the four-part robocalls investigation