January 29, 2016

Whitby-Oshawa byelection candidate Greg Vezina threatens legal action after exclusion from debate

WHITBY — Greg Vezina, None of the Above Party candidate in the Whitby-Oshawa byelection, is threatening legal action after he was excluded from participating in an all candidates’ forum. In an e-mail to Ontario Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa, Conflict of Interest Commissioner Sidney B. Linden and Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur, Mr. Vezina claims “illegal campaign contributions” by the Town …

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January 26, 2016

In Whitby-Oshawa, vote None of the Above

If you’re a voter in the Feb. 11 Whitby-Oshawa byelection and you’re dissatisfied with the status quo in Ontario politics, I have a better way for you to protest than not voting or declining your ballot. Not voting gives silent consent to the current system. The process for declining your ballot ignores the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and …

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January 16, 2016

Folly of Green Subsidies

Governments must stop picking winners and losers and let the market decide. We hear a lot these days from politicians, environmentalists and the industry itself about electric vehicles being on the cutting edge of the new green energy revolution aimed at fighting man-made climate change. So how are they doing, sales wise? Well, out of 1.45 million registered business and …

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November 21, 2015

Green energy blues

Canada will miss its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets until it invests in new energy technologies, not just a favoured few. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will be putting on their green-coloured glasses for their upcoming first ministers’ meeting on Monday, a week before the start of the United Nations’ climate-change conference in Paris. The “national energy strategy” …

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September 26, 2015

Did Ontario ignore election ad rules?

Do the changes Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government made to their law regarding politically partisan advertising violate provincial and federal election laws and regulations? I’ve asked the Auditor General of Ontario to request an opinion on this matter from the Chief Electoral Officers of Ontario and Canada, the Commissioner of Canada Elections and the Chairman of the …

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