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A Place To Stand…

Three dudes in a hot tub. Ridings Toronto-Danforth This is my riding. I’ve lived here for 6 years now, and I absolutely love it. It’s an amazing part of the city, and has been represented provincially throughout that time by the NDP member Peter Tabuns. Tabuns was in the running for party leader against Horwath, and it’s a pity he didn’t win. He’s a great representative for Toronto-Danforth, and a strong voice in parliament. During the last election, the Liberals ran a candidate who after a 10 minute chat, I determined to be an idiot. This time the Liberals seemed to care about the riding, had hopes, and were reliant… Read More »A Place To Stand…

I Love You, Ontario

“The equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world …  these principles have been confirmed in Ontario.”1 Your borders don’t define you. Your people do. We swim in your great lakes. We camp in your parks. Snowmen line the yards. While wet mittens sit on the radiators. Anishinabe, Missassauga, Mohawk, Algonquin, Cree, Ojibway. India, Brazil, Sudan, Ghana, Greece, Poland. Refugees and survivors. A place to build a home. From John Sandfield to Kathleen. Banting and Best, Cuddy and Keelor. French and English. Cantonese and Farsi. We sit amongst the trilliums, while seeking shade under the maples. Dancing in your… Read More »I Love You, Ontario

Politics – City and Province

Today was a productive day. Councillors Mary Fragedakis and Paul Fletcher of wards 29 & 30 respectively held an information meeting today in Eastminster United Church. During this event they had speakers from many organizations, including the Toronto Library, Animal Services, and many other fantastic Toronto services speak about the KPMG report’s recommendations for service cuts. This event was simply the left preaching to the left. It was good to hear from these organizations, and give faces to the proposed cuts. Sadly all they talked about was “SAY NO TO CUTS!” It wasn’t anything to motivate those already against the cuts, it did nothing to move the masses. So I asked… Read More »Politics – City and Province