The province-wide polls didn’t see it coming. Social media was filled with glee at the thought of the end of the BC Liberal government. Yet, on election night, the stunning results were in: Christy Clark, the Jersey girl of BC politics, had not only led her BC Liberals back into government for a fourth term, but she’d increased their majority doing so.
As Christy Clark scrambled to prepare an unexpected victory speech Tuesday night, it became exceedingly clear that poll numbers deserve more scrutiny. The BC Premier was considered the underdog in the May 14 provincial election, trailing NDP leader Adrian Dix by a heavy margin during much of the race. Polling in the last few days kept Dix ahead of Clark by nearly 9%, with some pollster claiming the probability of Dix winning was 98%.
The looming LCBO strike threat has suddenly gotten all sorts of Ontarians anxious about a potentially dry next few days (or weeks). LCBO workers, who are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), voted 95% in favour of striking, and the deadline is approaching in less than twenty-four hours.
Did you vote Conservative in the last three elections since 2006? Did you vote this way because you were sick and tired of the endless corruption in government, all of which cost you, the taxpayer, dearly?
The fifth screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 magnum opus The Great Gatsby didn’t stray too far from the original plot of the classic American novel. This was both the movie’s greatest flaw and asset.
The name Marie-Héléne Tokar, resident of the small Laurentian town of St. Hippolyte, Quebec probably means nothing to you. But to those of us who follow stories of pit bull atrocities, the name fairly leaps from the page.
My investigation into what’s really happening in the “robocalls” investigation has revealed a botched investigation and openly partisan individuals partaking in what must absolutely be an independent, non-partisan investigation.
Many Canadians are probably on the verge of insanity as a result of the Conservative government’s indefatigable peddling of its economic action plan. Jobs, jobs, and more jobs are apparently on the horizon. Oh, and fiscal belt-tightening.