07.28.2018 04:15 PM

Regular reader Matt notices a pattern

“Warren, let’s examine some of the people who have publicly lost their shit over [Premier Ford’s municipal changes].

• Fed Liberal MP Adam Vaughan – Ultra left NDPer turned Liberal

• Fed NDP leader Jagmeet Singh – NDPer, obviously

• Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath – NDPer, obviously

• Councillor Paula Fletcher – NDPer

• Councillor Joe Mehevic – NDPer

• Councillor Gord Perks – NDPer

• Councillor Krystin Wong Tam – NDPer

• Councillor Mary Fragedakis – NDPer

• Councillor Mike Layton – NDPer

• Councillor Joe Cressy – NDPer

• Former Toronto Mayor David Miller – NDPer

• Former City Planner of Toronto Jennifer Keesmaat – Lefty, possibly NDPer

Anyone else seeing a pattern? It’s subtle so you may need to look hard.”

26 Comments

  1. larry malloy says:

    Interesting that Vaughan made his comments about the federal gvt taking this on….unclear what if any backup he had to make that comment … no one has asked … does he represent the Liberals in Toront0 now? Is his Mandate Letter in the prep stage like so many others? Does that mean Butts has given up on Toronto going into 2019?

  2. doconnor says:

    I’m sure reducing the number of NDP members on council is one primary goals of this policy as well as the whole making sure downtown resident vote’s continue to count for less.

    There is also the side benefit of making it easier for lobbyist.

  3. Gyor says:

    So only the NDPers are standing up for the rights of Torontions? Hopefully the people of Toronto will remember that.

  4. jj.gibbons says:

    Then again there’s the “due process” of consulting the people that Mr. Ford holds so dear.

  5. Sean says:

    So much more to say, but instead just this…

    Know who else lost their shit over this? John Campbell, who’d stick to the right even if he wanted to get off Richmond St to go southbound. And plenty of other folks on the political spectrum in between.

    But, yes, let’s by all means make this about the NDP.

    • Matt says:

      John Campbell is a preservationist. He’ll do whatever he has to to keep his seat. He will say whatever a person wants here, agree with whatever the person says.

      Like last week. A friend, wo is his constituent, called him before Toronto voted to ask what way he was leaning on the hand gun ban motion.

      “I’m voting against it. I know it won’t make a bit of difference. Legal owners aren’t the problem”

      Hour later he voted in favour of the motion.

      • Matt says:

        Should be what the person wants to hear.

      • Fred from BC says:

        Damn…really? That’s pretty bloody dishonest of him (not to mention insulting). I mean, I know politicians sometimes say one thing and do another, but not that blatantly.

        That needs to be in the campaign literature of his opponent(s) at the next election.

  6. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Matt,

    Say Horwath had won. Wouldn’t it be primarily PCs who would be going ape shit? Par for the course, I’d say.

    • Matt says:

      Something tells me the PC’s and their supporters would enthusiastically support smaller government.

      • doconnor says:

        What if she imposed ranked ballots on Toronto only for this election?

        (or used a law to cancel signed contracts for natural gas generators to lower the cost of electricity?)

      • Ronald O'Dowd says:

        Matt,

        Well, people have limited attention spans. Small or large government is nothing but partisan bullshit. What’s important is making government more accountable to the people and even more important, more effective.

        Just look at that blithering idiot down south who is about to deregulate financial services. Oh goodie. When the banks and insurance companies implode in the next 2007-2008, that numbskull can personally foot the bill, instead of the taxpayer. Now that’s what I call conservative principles. (The part after oh goodie.)

  7. Kevin says:

    Of those NDPers who oppose Doug Ford, to a person they’re NDPers! Eureka!

  8. Peter says:

    According to these frothing academics, this represents a big shift of power from the urban core to the suburbs and will leave the downtown “seriously underrepresented”. I find it amusing they don’t understand how many people would see that as a feature, not a bug. There is really nothing sweeter to the ears of many Ontarians than the sound of Toronto’s beautiful people feeling sorry for themselves.

  9. jj gibbons says:

    This is about screwing the 416ers. After all, they’re just a bunch of socialists. Ford’s base is 905.

  10. Bork says:

    This guy Matt, he needs to get a life.

  11. Bork says:

    I thought this was a liberal blog. Seems to be mainly angry conservatives here.

    • Warren says:

      It’s not a blog. And anyone is free to comment, passive/aggressive Shithead.

    • Fred from BC says:

      If you’re looking for a left-wing echo chamber, this is definitely not the place for you. Our host may be a self-described ‘progressive’, yes…but he’s a smart progressive
      (that rarest of political animals).

      Here, you stand a very good chance of learning what the other side thinks, and why (which can be a very scary thing for some, I know). Some people don’t care for this, and feel more comfortable in a non-threatening environment where their views and opinions are never challenged and everyone reaffirms and validates their personal political viewpoints every day…and that’s fine if you enjoy that sort of thing, I guess. But if you ever want to learn effective strategies for dealing with your political opponents, it certainly helps to understand how they think. Otherwise, you may end up like the Trump and Brexit opponents: shaking your fists and cursing racists/bigots/deplorables etc. while desperately trying to figure out what the hell just happened to you…you being so much smarter and more virtuous and all…

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