I woke up this morning to find out that ex-CFLer Neil "Lumpy" Lumsden won in my riding and is the first PC to do so in a very long time . This riding ever since I can remember has always been for the most part represented by the NDP or Liberal party . As a matter of fact I honestly can't remember the last time (if ever) that a PC candidate has ever won this riding before .
I've heard he's going to stop construction of the Confederation GO Station and instead have Tim Horton's Field moved to this location as soon as possible.
Seriously though my biggest surprise is that Del Duca couldn't get the job done to even get near Horwath let alone Ford. He had to resign for sure. I thought Ford would win but with a minority and I would say that's directly on the Liberal mess-up of their campaign and leader.
Speaking about the stadium and where many here, including David Braley, thought it should have been built, at Confederation Park, well this site is now in a bit of a "pickle" shall we say although eventually the site will be used for sports at any rate.
Until they find a secure way to vote over the phone or online,
Voter participation will get less and less.
If you are wondering?
I vote and vote early in all Federal, Provincial and Civic elections.
I don’t live in Ontario and have no skin in this election, but I didn’t understand your comment about advance or mail in votes being worse. In fact the turnout would have been worse without them.
Mail in votes are an integral part of any voting system and increase voter turnout. I think it is presently more common in the US and it is my understanding that Colorado has had only mail in voting for a number of years. Despite the propaganda to the contrary, especially from the right, there is zero factual basis that this promotes election fraud. In fact every independent study everywhere has always found that the incidence of voter fraud is infinitesimal, no matter how the voting takes place. The only reason that some states are passing laws to make voting more difficult is because they believe it is to the advantage of their party, not because there is any logical reason for it.
It is not hard to predict that all voting will take place on line one day, probably pretty soon. That is the way the world is going. While some may still want to drive to a voting station in their horse and buggy, it won’t be possible. In fact on line voting will make election fraud even more difficult once they have the proper secure system in place. Most of the bullshit election fraud allegations aren’t about someone showing up in disguise and trying to vote twice, but rather about improper handling of ballot boxes and the addition/destruction of votes. That will no longer even be possible in theory once voting moves online. Remote voting of any kind also increases voter turnout and a purely online system would shave hundreds of millions of dollars in Canada alone off of the cost of a federal election. What’s not to like?
Again, I was wondering why you would object in the face of the actual facts. Perhaps you have other reasons for doing so that I am not aware of.
I don't think Doug Ford uses anywhere near the amount of drugs his late brother Rob consumed.
Rob also far more aggressive & rambunctious in public forums.
Rob Ford was the Lord Lyle Bauer of Ontario Politics!
Horvath had four shots and needed to step aside ... Del Duca apparently has done a lot of good administratively to improve the party but was a political bust (I kept thinking of him as Del Luca); need to rebuild the political side of things with new blood and ideas.