elections

  1. Mendalla

    Canada Votes, 2019

    We're discussing an American election that won't happen until November 2020 and yet ours is only a couple months away. While the writ hasn't dropped yet, the party leaders are already talking about promises, policies and platforms while the chattering classes are talking about polls and...
  2. Mendalla

    Yes, we can catch the fake news disseminators and hidden operators...if we try

    We've had a political firestorm blow up here in London. "Fake news" sites that attacked two council candidates, both women, in last fall's municipal elections have been traced to the owner of a political consulting firm used by several candidates here in that election. One of those two lost and...
  3. Mendalla

    One year to go...

    With a year to go until the next federal election, it is shaping up to be a close race between the two usual suspects, the Liberals and the Conservatives. At least in Global's new poll. Scheer is still having image problems, as in he doesn't have one for something like 40% of the population, but...
  4. Mendalla

    Toronto vs. Ontario

    The Ford government's "reform" of Toronto's wards was discussed in the Municipal Elections thread but it probably deserves its own. Short version to date: Short after taking power, Premier Doug Ford announced the province was going to unilaterally cut the number of wards in Toronto from 47 to...
  5. Mendalla

    The Ontario vote under different voting systems

    I have mixed feelings about changing how votes are counted. I am not happy with single member plurality (the technical name for first past the post). Getting 60% of the seats with only 40% of the vote, as our PCs did, isn't even the biggest problem. Our Liberals were reduced to only 6% of the...
  6. Mendalla

    Municipal elections

    So, beside the looming provincial vote, Ontarians also face electing their municipal councils and leaders again this year (November). London's mayoralty race got a shakeup this week as incumbent Matt Brown chose not to run for re-election. Officially, he's decided that one term as mayor and...
  7. crazyheart

    MONEY TO RUN

    I have often wondered , in Canada, as well as other places ,only people that have money or backers who have money, can run in elections. Saskatchewan is in the process of having two leadership races and every few days the paper announces who has raised the most money through fundraisers and...
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