06.02.2014 07:45 AM

Olivia vs. John

Olivia Chow attended literally dozens of community get-togethers and fun fairs and whatnot over the weekend. She was non-stop.

John Tory’s campaign? Well, um, their chief spokesperson was on Twitter, (a) attacking Liberals and (b) defending Tim Hudak’s dalliances with the Tea Party.


  1. sezme says:

    Ah, the time-honoured conservative tactic of labelling progressive Canadians as “anti-American” (which has always struck me as an odd thing for a non-American to be concerned about).

    • Justin says:

      Conservatives love to toe the so called ‘Republican line’ right down. There was a time in Canada where our conservatives spent money but kept the public purse in check. I’m afraid those days are gone, and anything that resembles the government spending money on healthcare, education, or infrastructure is akin to being the USSR 2.0. Just ask Al or Matt.

      • Coelocanth_Jones says:

        Risky move, that. They operate on Beetlejuice rules

      • Matt says:

        Healthcare transfers to the province have continued to increase under Harper and will continue to at there current rate until 2017 when future increases will be tied to inflation, but true to form, you never let the facts get in the way of Conservative bashing.

        If the healthcare system sucks where you are, take it up with your provincial government. They’re the ones responsible for service delivery.

        Last I checked it was a Liberal government in Ontario who wasted nearly $1.75 billion on eHealth and ORNGE. It was the Liberals who allowed the provincial debt to spiral out of control so they’re spending almost $11 billion a year on interest payments.

        • Al in Cranbrook says:

          Not to mention that it’s four conservative, albeit of varying degree, governments in Canada that are footing the bill for equalization dole Ontario now finds itself reliant upon…and they still can’t make ends meet.

          Meanwhile. the usual suspects…including Bob Rae?…fly Tutu up to the oil-sands so he can pretty much crap all over Alberta, and by extension, the rest of Canada as well. Forget that said oil sands generate kabillions each year in employment wages, corporate profits, and thus ultimately government revenues from both taxes and royalties.

          At least some of which goes toward paying equalization dole to Ontario. Albeit Quebec gets the largest share, all the while they ignore oil and gas wealth under their own turf, even going so far as to impose a moratorium on exploration and development for the sake of being appropriately green enough to impress Hollywood do-gooders and the like. Not interested in generating good coin from their own energy resources, but certainly no problem spending wealth generated by the west’s nasty oil and gas.

          Uh, huh…

  2. Coelocanth_Jones says:

    I was a commentator, under a different name, on this site during the 2011 provincial election, when ‘Tea Party Tim’ was making the memetic rounds. We got a lot of good mileage out of that one

  3. Matt says:

    So it’s a scandal when a Canadian Conservative talks with American Republicans, but it’s perfectly fine for Canadian Liberals like Justin Trudeau to not only talk with but be advised by members of Obama’s inner circle and bring American economists, one of whom was at the centre on the 2008 meltdown, up here to speak at the Liberals policy convention?

    Holy hypocrisy Batman.

    • doconnor says:

      It’s not a scandal, but American Republicans are extremely unpopular in Canada, so being see associating with them is not a good idea. Also they haven’t been very politically successful either, losing the popular vote for most of the last 10-15 years.

      • Matt says:

        The Left have tried the American Republican boogeyman against Harper for 10 years.

        How has that worked out for them?

        • Coelocanth_Jones says:

          You seemed to be exceedingly pro-republican, specifically the most extreme republican fashion, up to this point. You probably feel that the federal tory electoral success is up to this point means you don’t have to answer for that, but lucky you we live in a nation where 39% of those who bother to vote leads to 61% of the seats and 100% of the electoral power. Of course, this ignores the fact that Harper had no successes worth talking about before the most Republican, so to speak, members of the Alliance and Conservatives had been shoved up in the attic by his people, and many of the unabashed conservatives I know still feel the need to apologize for many of the cabinet’s bolder pronouncements

          • Matt says:

            Sorry to disappoint you big guy.

            I’m more Libertarian.

            I support a woman’s right to choose, don’t give two shits if two dudes, two women, or any variation thereof want to get married, don’t believe in God and have been in a church 4 times for weddings and funerals in my 39 years.

          • Al in Cranbrook says:

            About 40% of the votes, garnering about 60% of the seats, earned the LPC three successive majority governments…and I never, ever heard during those years one single Liberal ever bitch about that, either.

            And, please, spare me the left of center majority nonsense.

          • Coelocanth_Jones says:

            Matt, thanks for clearing that bone of contention. My original point still stands, though, that Harper and the federal tpries didn’t take off until they’d convinced a sufficient number people who don’t quite have my hardened outlook that they wouldn’t impose a Reoublican style agenda,

            Al. I actually have heard at least one grit I know acknowledge that a divided right was the only thing to account for Chretien’s three majorities was the divided right of the time, though get the gist of what you’re saying in regards to predictable grit head in the sand attitudes. With all due respect though, if you’re wondering what this progressive majority nonsense is about take a ride out of Cranbrook and visit somewhere that doesn’t smell of cow farts

  4. Jerry says:

    For the record it was Loyalists/Tories who brought anti-Americanism to Canada and embedded it in our super-ego. In fact, they were so anti-American they killed a great many Yanks who crossed our borders intent on establishing the American dream on what became Canadian soil. Too bad modern conservatives are traitors who surrender everything to Americans at the drop of a hat.

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