Wynne’s Minimum Wage Hike Caused Great Confusion For Workers And Business Owners

By Josh Lieblein RAVING CANUCK, via an Access to Information request, obtained all 250 pages of complaints sent to the Ministry of Labour as Bill 148's minimum wage hike came into effect in January. These emails reveal that there was another side to the story that the former Ontario Liberal government effectively suppressed, and provides … Continue reading Wynne’s Minimum Wage Hike Caused Great Confusion For Workers And Business Owners

A Look At The Toronto Mayoral Debates’ Arcane Selection Processes

As the first round of Toronto mayoral debates takes place this week, questions arise of how different organizations hosting the debates chose the four or five candidates to participate in their events out of the 35 mayoral candidates registered. On Monday, ArtsVote hosted a debate including front-runners Mayor John Tory and former city planner Jennifer … Continue reading A Look At The Toronto Mayoral Debates’ Arcane Selection Processes

Kathleen Wynne’s Top 10 Worst Moments As Premier

By Josh Lieblein How do you celebrate the upcoming defeat of the most unpopular Premier ever? With a Top 10 list, of course! Kathleen Wynne's nasty, bitter, desperate and vindictive performance during this campaign -- especially her recent "concession speech", which came off as a giant middle finger to her own party and her supporters -- has absolutely … Continue reading Kathleen Wynne’s Top 10 Worst Moments As Premier

Raving Canuck’s Guide to the Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Smoke and Mirrors

By Josh Lieblein For what seems like forever, the Trudeau government and their provincial allies have been pushing for some sort of pan-Canadian price on carbon. Recall that the current Prime Minister was once of the opinion that the provinces should be left to decide how to make consumers pay. However, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna … Continue reading Raving Canuck’s Guide to the Trudeau Government’s Carbon Tax Smoke and Mirrors

A Look at Twitter Engagement in Canada

Last month I published a piece on Raving Canuck that analyzed the Twitter follower counts of high-profile Canadian accounts. Using software from Twitter Audit (not an exact science), results showed the ratio of supposedly real to fake followers varied widely among some of Canada's top Twitter accounts. Several journalists were intrigued enough by the piece to … Continue reading A Look at Twitter Engagement in Canada

Clueless Liberals Don’t Understand Ford Voters

By Josh Lieblein With her assertion that if students don't get out and vote, older, whiter voters will, Kathleen Wynne shows that she and her Liberals are on the fast track to getting torn apart by the Ford machine. Much like Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" moment, this one is going to hurt the Liberals badly. Not … Continue reading Clueless Liberals Don’t Understand Ford Voters

The Centre Couldn’t Hold

By Josh Lieblein It was damn close. Closer than all the pundits and professional predictors thought it would be. But even if it had been the other way around and Elliott had edged Ford out, the takeaway is the same:  Those who think that they can stave off the populist revolution with the same old centrist … Continue reading The Centre Couldn’t Hold

Interview With Ontario PC Leadership Candidate Doug Ford

On Sunday evening at 9 p.m. I had a chance to interview Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership candidate Doug Ford. The interview ranged from discussing former PC leader Patrick Brown's policy manifesto, The People's Guarantee, to the exorbitant fees for provincial and municipal freedom of information requests to problems with the PC Party's voting … Continue reading Interview With Ontario PC Leadership Candidate Doug Ford

The Contenders: Sizing Up The Field For The Next PCPO Leader

By Josh Lieblein DOUG FORD: Populist Prime Pros: Well, even mentioning that Doug has pros would be too much for some people, so I'll say this: While the rest of the party is obsessively chasing after the middle, Doug's "base" consists of people who are completely outside the voting spectrum. If anyone can reach these outsiders — the … Continue reading The Contenders: Sizing Up The Field For The Next PCPO Leader