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Trudeau Liberals emerge as undisputed main challengers to Harper Conservatives after June 30th byelections

Happy Canada Day to all! To celebrate, here's another look at a glorious 2008 shot of Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore showing off his national pride (and some naked hip)! I took a break from blogging after the recent Ontario election to focus on the rest of my life. Show More Summary

Post-World Pride analysis: Ambitious Toronto organizers overwhelmed by World Pride beast...

The massive party of World Pride in Toronto is over. The unabashed winners from World Pride were private businesses like bars, hotels, restaurants and other establishments which got a major boost to their profits. Most establishments...Show More Summary

The far-right Common Sense Revolution is now officially dead...

I'm still overjoyed with last night's historic win for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals in Ontario. Wynne is now the first elected female premier of Ontario, and the first out LGBT person to be elected to lead a state/provincial/national government...Show More Summary

I really hope Kathleen Wynne makes more history for LGBT people on Thursday...

I was in the voting room at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention in January 2013 for the final ballot count which elected Kathleen Wynne. I had been there as a scrutineer for Sandra Pupatello, the woman Wynne defeated to win the leadership. Show More Summary

So many accusations of "corruption" flying around, the word is now being rendered almost meaningless...

Don't like your Liberal political opponents much? Are they eating your lunch and beating you in the leadership department? Why not throw a few smears at them and hopefully bring them down a peg or two by calling them "corrupt"? Better yet, claim that "corruption" is rife within their government. Show More Summary

Hudak uptick this week will be good news for the Wynne Liberals on election day next week...

After a rough month on the campaign trail, this past week was rather good for Tim Hudak. He was generally viewed as winning the leaders' debate on Tuesday (although I still found him as phoney and overly-scripted as he's ever been.)Show More Summary

Toronto Sun cartoon makes fun of brutal violence depicted against Kathleen Wynne

The cheapening of political discourse has hit a new low today courtesy of the Conservative Party's print media wing, the Toronto Sun. How exactly are we to interpret this distasteful cartoon by Donato? Clearly the glasses make it clear the cartoonist and paper are depicting the aftermath of some kind of physical attack on Kathleen Wynne. Show More Summary

When everybody expects a leader to be very bad, but ends up just being sort of bad, I guess that means he wins the debate...

I've had 24 hours now to digest what I saw during yesterday's Ontario leaders' debate, as well as the knee jerk analysis last night and today's commentary and reactions. I watched last night with my politically-inclined Brazilian boyfriend, whose knowledge of Ontario politics and the three leaders is less long-term than mine. Show More Summary

2014 Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival wraps: My favourite flicks this year...

Another year, another Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival draws to a close. The festival tends to creep up on many film lovers in Toronto, so many friends of mine remarked to me this year they forgot to go see much. Not me, of course. Show More Summary

Progressives simply cannot trust populist Andrea Horwath to stop Tim Hudak

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak has screwed up his election campaign, perhaps beyond repair, with his faulty math and his slick and untrustworthy salesman routine. I said at the start of this campaign that Hudak has not improved much at all since we saw Part One of this movie in 2011. Show More Summary

These Ontario Liberal ads look great (despite what Warren Kinsella says...)

I loved this pre-writ ad produced by Kathleen Wynne's team showcasing the kind of person and leader she is. It has over 500,000 views on YouTube and counting: This great ad below, also produced by the same Ontario Liberal team, puts Andrea Horwath's rejection of progressive values front and centre. Show More Summary

The folly of Hudakian Conservatives in the Ontario PC Party will cost them this election...

In 2003, Ontarians had fully experienced the impact of Mike Harris' neo-conservative policies in action: crowded schools, never-ending labour disruptions, demoralized teachers, growing health care wait times, closed hospitals, firedShow More Summary

Andrew Garfield's amazing performance in Arcade Fire's new video "We Exist"

This is astonishing! I love both Andrew Garfield and Arcade Fire even more now! Enjoy!

Michael Sam becomes 1st openly gay athlete to be drafted into the NFL...

What a beautiful and sweet moment! It's so very nice to share in it on TV. Congrats to Mr. Sam! I'm not much of a football fan, but I'll have to find a way to catch a St. Louis Rams game when Sam starts to play for them.

Andrea Horwath pulls a "Jack Layton", but this time progressives will flock to Kathleen Wynne's Liberals to stop Conservatives...

I think Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has made a major mistake inforcing an Ontario election for June. Apparently, NDP insiders think the time is rightto scoop up disaffected Liberal supporters and replace the Grits as the dominant party on the centre-left. Show More Summary

Prince Harry might "experiment with gay men" if his relationship doesn’t work out (which apparently it has not!)

What a lovely headline!: Prince Harry might experiment with gay men if my relationship doesn’t work out It certainly caught my eye, although Harry never has to try too hard to get my attention (or most gay men's). And of course, this story yesterday seems to confirm the handsome prince is back on the market. Show More Summary

Forget addiction issues; audio reveals window into Rob Ford's twisted mind and heart

It seems Toronto's crack mayor Rob Ford has been living up to that moniker, despite claiming his crack cocaine smoking caught on video last year was an "isolated incident." Clearly it wasn't.Ford was apparently filmed smoking crack cocaine again just this past weekend in his sister's house. Show More Summary

Congrats to Nancy Leblanc, the acclaimed Ontario Liberal candidate in Parkdale-High Park

I read this good news online this morning on Scott Tribe's site, as well as Big City Liberal, that my friend Nancy Leblanc will be acclaimed as the Ontario Liberal candidate in the Parkdale-High Park riding for the next provincial election. Show More Summary

Adam Vaughan's 'game changer' candidacy in Trinity-Spadina puts the downtown Toronto riding into Liberal reach...

The announcement yesterday that popular downtown city councillor Adam Vaughan is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Trinity-Spadina is a "game changer" that puts the Grits back into major contention in the upcoming by-election.In...Show More Summary

Kick attention-seeking, mischief-making American bigot Peter LaBarbera out of the country, please!

It seems hatemonger Peter LaBarbera's temporary detention by Canada Customs at Regina's airport last week was quite justified, considering what the bigoted troublemaker got himself into on the University of Regina's campus today. LaBarbera,...Show More Summary

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