Liberal MPP Arthur Potts is focusing on developing the Main-Danforth intersection as a transit and tourism hub as he prepares for the next provincial elections. First time Conservative candidate Sarah Mallo and a yet-to-be elected NDP candidate will be his main challengers.
Following Monday’s throne speech, the provincial legislature remains divided on the Liberal’s promise to reduce electricity costs for average Ontarians.
As announced in the throne speech, Ontario’s Liberal government will provide an eight per cent rebate on hydro costs, equal to the provincial share of the 13 per cent HST. Eligible rural customers will receive a rebate of 20 per cent each month, according to the throne speech. Laurie Scott, Progressive Conservative citizenship, immigration and international trade critic, argued in question period on Thursday that the rebate will not be enough for low income Ontarians.
“In my riding (there are) thousands of people who can’t cope with the stress of making their hydro payments,” Scott said.
The leader of the NDP believes the Liberal government plan for hydro rebates and child care falls short of Ontario families’ expectations.
In Monday’s throne speech, the Wynne government announced an eight per cent hydro rebate to Ontarians and unveiled its plan to open 100,000 new child care spaces in 2017.
Andrea Horwath, the Ontario NDP leader, questioned the seriousness of the Liberal plan.
The Liberals painted the town red last Monday night in the 2015 federal election. Justin Trudeau is the new Prime Minister of Canada, leading the Liberal party to their first victory since 2004. “Canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight,” Trudeau said immediately after his win. He credited the Liberal victory […]
Scarborough Southwest has gone back to its Liberal ways.
In 2011, the NDP’s Dan Harris was able to edge the Liberals to become Scarborough Southwest’s member of parliament. This time around he didn’t have the same luck, but he doesn’t feel that reflects his work.
The Liberal victor in Monday night’s federal election vote in the Eglinton-Lawrence riding reaffirmed his commitment to public transit in the constituency. In a tight race with the Conservative Joe Oliver, on Oct.19, Marco Mendicino came out the winner, accumulating nearly 50 per cent of the riding’s votes, according to the CBC’s Canada Votes website. Oliver garnered just over 41 per cent, while the NDP candidate Andrew Thomson attracted just over six per cent.
The winning Liberal candidate in Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, says the newly configured riding made the race even tougher. While Leona Alleslev won the riding, it was by a margin of just over two per cent. She won 47.3 per cent of the vote, while her Conservative opponent, Costas Menegakis, garnered 45.2 per cent. NDP candidate, Brenda Power attracted 5.7 per cent, according to CBC’s Canada Votes website.
During his victory speech, the Liberal candidate in the Scarborough-Rouge Park riding, dedicated his win to a group often criticized for its political apathy. Scarborough-Rouge Park is a newly formed riding, previously separated into three ridings that elected a Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat respectively. However, this time, Liberal Gary Anandasangaree took an early lead and never looked back.
The winner in the Parkdale-High Park riding, in Monday night’s federal vote, has put health care at the top of his to-do list as the new MP. On Monday, Parkdale-High Park constituents elected Liberal candidate Arif Virani over NDP incumbent, Peggy Nash. Virani attracted just over 42 per cent of votes, according to the CBC’s Canada Votes website, while Nash garnered just over 40 per cent of ballots.
The winner in Monday’s federal election campaign in Toronto Centre says he ran because he was inspired by constituents in his riding. Liberal Bill Morneau, now the MP for Toronto-Centre, celebrated his victory Monday night at the Paint Box Bistro, in Regent Park. About 100 supporters attended the reception. He attracted over 57 per cent of the votes, according to the CBC Canada Votes website, while his nearest competitor, NDP candidate Linda McQuaig captured nearly 27 per cent.