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Blog Profile / Queer-Liberal


URL :http://queer-liberal.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Politics / Canadian Politics
Posts on Regator:573
This blog is retired.
Archived Since:March 18, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Sandra Pupatello for Ontario Liberal Leader & Premier

After much thought and watching the candidates in action over the last few weeks, I'm going to follow my head and my heart and endorse Sandra Pupatello for Ontario Liberal Leader and Premier. I've liked Sandra for years. She's got great personality, spunk, energy, communication skills and amazing drive. Show More Summary

Martha Hall-Findlay is looking better and better every day...

Justin Trudeau seems to be imploding lately with the revelation of old and very unfortunate 2010 quotes about Alberta and now an incoherent position on the gun registry. Suddenly, the quick fix coronation many Liberals expected seems like a very bad idea. Show More Summary

Time for Toronto conservatives to find a new champion and ditch Buffoon Ford!

Many of Rob Ford's opponents are celebrating today's surprising court decision to remove him from office for breaking the law. Apparently, Rob Ford intends to appeal the decision in court and try to stay in office. If a byelection is...Show More Summary

GridTO article: Splitting the Village

This week, I was happy to be interviewed for this Grid Toronto piece about the possible splitting of Toronto's Gay Village into two federal/provincial ridings. Here's an excerpt and link to the reporter Luc Rinaldi's great article: The...Show More Summary

Tories way down and Liberals way up, yet some in the MSM say this is good for Stephen Harper?

This article is one of a couple currently using a new Ipsos Reid poll to argue that Justin Trudeau is Stephen Harper's newest friend. The last Ipsos poll earlier this year put NDP support at 38% with the Tories at 35%, and the Liberals at 18%. Show More Summary

Americans vote for same sex marriage in 4 states & re-elect a pro-equal marriage President!

Let me just quickly celebrate the great re-election of Barack Obama on Tuesday night. He's the first President of the United States to publicly support same sex marriage. I do think Obama's leadership on this issue this year played a part in the results in four states where referenda on same sex marriage was also being voted on. Show More Summary

Republican minority voting suppression tactics will hopefully end after 2012...

Further to recent revelations about forcing voters to show government issued photo ID in certain Republican-controlled U.S. states this election, let's look at another Republican tactic in this campaign: cancelling or cutting down on early voting, taking away opportunities to vote ahead of election day. Show More Summary

Ontario Liberal leadership race continues to take shape...

I was on this mailing list from George Smitherman (see email below), glad to say. I think George has made the right decision to stay out of the Ontario Liberal leadership race. He's damaged goods, associated with the major scandals of the McGuinty government (E-health, Ornge, etc.) His baggage cost him the 2010 mayoralty race and elected Rob Ford. Show More Summary

Screenplay for 'THE GOLDEN PIN' by Matt Guerin & Cuong Ngo

This was the shooting script for the 2009 short film, 'The Golden Pin', which I co-wrote with director Cuong Ngo. I also worked as Associate Producer on this production. The script was 11 pages long and the final cut of the film including credits is 16 minutes. Show More Summary

BLOG RE-DESIGN: New professional blog for Yours Truly...

I've decided to end my political blogging and re-focus my online efforts to promoting my career as a screenwriter, producer and filmmaker. I'll keep my existing content on this site for the foreseeable future. I will also soon launch my own website to showcase my screenwriting work and film making experience, which I will link to this newly-renamed blog. Stay tuned!

Electoral riding commission threatens to split Toronto's LGBT Village in Two....

The Commission looking into redistributing 338 ridings for the federal House of Commons for the next election (up from the current 308) has released its proposals.They include adding 15 seats to Ontario's current count of 106. Most of the new ridings will be in the 905 around Toronto to take into account the growing populations in those areas. Show More Summary

NDP launches new TV ad: Stephen Harper's solution

So It's so very cool to see Canada's official opposition, the federal NDP, lash back quickly against the Conservatives and give them a taste of their own medicine. For too long, our bully of a Prime Minister has ruthlessly maligned his...Show More Summary

Silver fox Anderson Cooper finally makes it official: "I'm gay"

Belated Happy Pride Day and Happy Canada Day wishes for all!This news from CNN star Anderson Cooper was a nice post-Pride gift this morning. The silver fox have finally made it official and come out of the closet. I've never resented celebrities too much for being shy about such a personal thing. Show More Summary

Pride short-film showcase - 'It makes for a nice escape if people get a little Prided out' says Guerin

Very nice write-up on Xtra.ca about something I've been working on the last few months: Pride short-film showcase ON SCREEN / 'It makes for a nice escape if people get a little Prided out' - Chris Dupuis / Toronto / Monday, June 25,Show More Summary

Fourth Horseman decides to postpone the Liberal Apocalypse...

Yes, Bob Rae made the right decision yesterday when he announced he won't be a candidate for the permanent leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. It was right for him and right for the party.In my humble opinion, had Rae taken the...Show More Summary

Hate speech made easier in Canada, thanks to the Harper Conservatives

Third reading passage of a Conservative private member's bill, Bill C304, this past week got little media attention, except from Postmedia and a great opinion piece by Warren Kinsella.The bill, by Alberta Tory MP Brian Storseth, repeals sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act banning hate speech over the telephone or internet. Show More Summary

The dumb, stupid bigotted words of Rev. John Yake and other Catholic leaders

I have been following the ongoing debate in Ontario over the McGuinty government's attempts to address rampant bullying in Ontario's public schools. I support the recent amendment to Bill 13 which gives high school students the right to use the name, 'Gay-Straight Alliance,' in school club titles should they choose to form such a group. Show More Summary

Yay Obama!

Today was a historic day. It's the day President Barack Obama endorsed equal marriage in an emotional interview with ABC. I think it's quite meaningful considering there is no consensus in the U.S. on this yet, the population is still divided on this issue. Show More Summary

Rob Ford: the big, fat homophobe strikes again!

The Wildrose Party in Alberta has nothing on Toronto (in the bigotry department) as long as Rob Ford, aka Mayor Fraud stays in office. If there were any fiscal conservatives or red Tories who still believed Ford's refusal to participate...Show More Summary

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