#Canada150 (Canadian politics and related issues)

Andora

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Large estates typically take a long time. My dad's didn't finalize for over a year after his death so the timeline is not suspect.

The timeline isn't at all, no. Just that it's so close to the election.

Calling her a drug addict with such immediacy is disgusting.
 

Twilight1

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The timeline isn't at all, no. Just that it's so close to the election.

Calling her a drug addict with such immediacy is disgusting.

What I find fascinating was the Ford family was in complete denial around Rob having an addiction issue. Tons of covering up and being dismissive while Rob's wife had been wanting him to get help... now Doug is all over calling out the grieving widow an addict, as you said disgusting and sad. :(
 

Lilia A

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Ugh, why did I look at the election prediction project site? I swore I wouldn't, but I couldn't resist. Seriously, that's the projection now?
Every Etobicoke riding is projected to vote PC. I wonder if it's the Liberal-NDP vote splitting again ala 2011 federal election or am I really in Tory town now? Oh well, nothing I can do at this point. Hope for the b̶e̶s̶t̶ least bad.
 

Twilight1

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While everyone goes to the polls, I am heading to Canada's Wonderland and then camping. (I already voted)

I am just going to pretend him getting elected didn't happen until he is sworn in and I can no longer be in denial...
 

Buzz

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I have no idea why but I never got my voter card thingy so it looks like I won't be able to vote tomorrow. It breaks my heart to not be able to vote for the NDP tomorrow but I will be rooting for them anyway.
 

Twilight1

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I have no idea why but I never got my voter card thingy so it looks like I won't be able to vote tomorrow. It breaks my heart to not be able to vote for the NDP tomorrow but I will be rooting for them anyway.

Bring 2 pieces of identification (Photo ID and something with your address) and see where your voting station is. You could always try advance polling today as well

Here is more info

https://www.elections.on.ca/en/voting-in-ontario/how-to-vote.html#accordionvic
 

clarie

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The last time the NDP won Ont, hundreds of small businesses had to close. The main street in my small town blossomed into dollar stores and empty storefronts. My husband's practice suffered, and we had to put off improvements to our office. It was a terrible time for hard working people in Ont. unless you were union of welfare :(....Don't want to go through than again. There was absolutely no fiscal responsibility and many people lost their jobs. I was there and I remember.
 

Andora

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The "left" (Centre to left, really) splits the vote three ways, not two. The Green Party continues to grow in relevance. At some point, the left has to make a decision to amalgamate, or we are always going to scramble to win elections - provincially and federally.


The last time the NDP won Ont, hundreds of small businesses had to close. The main street in my small town blossomed into dollar stores and empty storefronts. My husband's practice suffered, and we had to put off improvements to our office. It was a terrible time for hard working people in Ont. unless you were union of welfare :(....Don't want to go through than again. There was absolutely no fiscal responsibility and many people lost their jobs. I was there and I remember.

There was certainly a lot of "the sky is falling" during the NDP tenure. I was young - I may not remember it super clearly. But my hometown downtown had more affordable stores than over-priced boutiques at the time, and that was welcome to the population who could actually shop there.

Of course, they were swiftly followed by Mike Harris. I'd be curious to hear what you remember about them. I remember the hospitals that closed, Walkerton, school strike, etc. I'd have taken an NDP government led by Howard Hampton over any of that, and the less said about H2, the better.

I honestly have had enough of bowing to business interest, and DoFo is the worst example of that. Businesses of all sizes have stopped being part of the social contract. No one wants to pay living wages in the very country they make money in - the constant crying over raising the minimum wage illustrated that. It's infuriating, and enough to push me more left than centre.
 

Twilight1

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My prediction for the Ontario election: PC majority.

So glad my union contract is good for 4 years. I will be out of work probably after that because Ford doesn't care about healthcare... but at least when I am unemployed my husband's private company will get tax breaks and maybe my husband will get a pay raise.

Someone needs to make money so I don't live in a cardboard box giving free addiction advice to anyone who will listen to me...

:yikes:
 

Andora

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My prediction for the Ontario election: PC majority.

I really hate that we're about to have more in common with our American neighbours should that be true.

I honestly can't believe anyone is ignorant enough to vote for Doug Ford - especially with this lawsuit. But never underestimate the power of stupidity, I guess...

I'm also fed up with Wynne for not stepping down so the party could run someone else. She was never going to win, and she took the party down with her.
 

Jenny

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My prediction for the Ontario election: PC majority.
I'm pretty much ignoring polls, because they measure individual votes, when it's the number of ridings that counts.

I'm also fed up with Wynne for not stepping down so the party could run someone else. She was never going to win, and she took the party down with her.
I've read/heard in several places now that she's made a brilliant move, admitting publicly that she will not win. Not sure I agree with that analysis, but the party is now aggressively fighting for the ridings they think they can retain to keep a handful of Liberals in the game, in the hopes that it will be a minority and then the Liberals will be the ones in the middle, able to sway things either way. But of course we'll see.

I've also seen mention that a Ford win would be good for the federal Liberals, because in a year, about a third of Canadian voters will have had more than enough of the PC party.
 

Bonem

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My town (and others) were forced to amalgamate with an adjacent city. The excuse was to save money by merging multiple municipal governments into one. If it had to happen, most residents wanted to amalgamate with a different adjacent city instead, since we had more in common with that other city (shopping access etc). The Ontario PC government didn’t care, since it was never about saving money. It was about getting more tax revenue for the city they forced us into.

Immediately that city raised our property taxes so high, they had to spread it out over multiple consecutive years. Before the tax hikes, I was already paying more property taxes than my brother who lived in a larger home on property twice the size of mine (he lives in the city we preferred to join). As I recall, they assigned Tony Clement to ensure the end results would go the way they wanted. They sold us out. Not a fan of the PC party, especially if now led by someone like Ford.
 
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Lilia A

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Yuck indeed. Mr. "Ontario is open for business" is getting a 70+ seat majority. Kill me with a rock :wall:
Oh well, I always wanted to go to northern Canada. I hear Whitehorse is a lovely place to live...
 

binbinwinwin

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I am livid at what has happened, how can anyone with half a brain vote for Doug Ford? Have they ever heard him speak?
 

Lilia A

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I suppose "PEI/Yukon/Saskatchewan/whatever is a nice place" is the new "I'm moving to Canada."
I don't mind the cold weather. I heard Yellowknife has really blossomed these last few years.
 

Lilia A

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(((Hugs))) to Danafan and all other Ontarians who needs them. Except those who voted tory, seriously wtf is wrong with you? Enjoy your Donald Trump premier.
 

Buzz

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Wynn has resigned as leader of the Ontario Liberal party. A day late and a dollar short. Had she resigned a year ago things might have turned out differently.
 

JasperBoy

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My sympathies to residents of Ontario. It is so sad to know that "The People" bought Ford's line of crap. The parallels with Trump are just too strong, so it amazes me that Ontario voters have chosen such a dangerous doofus as their leader.

BC politics has always been crazy, but this is tragic.
 

MamaS

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How the F did this happen??? I’m embarrassed to be living in Ontario right now. 4 years of Fing Ford as our leader???? 😭😭😭
 

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