Wynne’s shell game not fooling Ontarians

Not everybody is an April Fool. For example the whole lets put Ontario’s excessive Hydro bills on another credit card at a higher interest rate thing didn’t work for Premier Kathleen Wynne and didn’t fool the public. The next batch of opinion polls following that kicking the Hydro can down the road for our kids … [Read more…]

Dutch architect shares his fix for Toronto housing

When architect Marco VanderMaas needs inspiration for solutions to Toronto’s housing crunch, he thinks about his own childhood in the Netherlands, where he grew up in a unit on top of his parent’s store. What Toronto needs, he said on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, is more housing like that: homes that you “don’t really notice” because … [Read more…]

Toronto auditor general finds city workers spending tens of thousands on orthotics, physio

Councillors back request for insurer to provide more information about employee benefit claims     Toronto’s auditor general wants more city oversight after finding some employees were spending thousands of dollars on massages, physiotherapy and in one case, dozens of pairs of orthotics. Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler says many of those cases, dating back to … [Read more…]

Brampton councillors worried departures of senior staff could affect lawsuit Three managers who sat on bidding panel among 25 released in shakeup of Brampton bureaucracy

Some Brampton councillors are concerned the recent departure of three top bureaucrats might harm the city’s position in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit it’s facing over a controversial $500-million development deal. The lawsuit, launched against the city by local developer Inzola Group, alleges misconduct by senior city staff involved in the 2011 deal. The three departed senior … [Read more…]

Brampton torpedos electoral reform proposal

Brampton city Councillors said they won’t adopt voting changes Queen’s Park has introduced to help level the playing field in local democracy. Council has taken a firm position to not support ranked ballot voting, which the provincial government announced earlier this year as an option for municipal elections. “I don’t support ranked balloting. I don’t … [Read more…]

Peel police chief letter states Orangeville mayor’s use of credit card not criminal

A letter from the Peel Regional Police Service chief puts the cap on questions about the Orangeville mayor’s use of the town’s credit card. Orangeville council suspended Mayor Jeremy Williams’ access to the town’s corporate credit card on March 21 and was asked to step down from his position as chair of the Orangeville Police … [Read more…]

Brampton councillors worried departures of senior staff could affect lawsuit

Three managers who sat on bidding panel among 25 released in shakeup of Brampton bureaucracy “solely to achieve” objectives such as improved efficiency.   Some Brampton councillors are concerned the recent departure of three top bureaucrats might harm the city’s position in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit it’s facing over a controversial $500-million development deal. The lawsuit, … [Read more…]

Are robots coming for our jobs? The growth of robotics will transform customer service, transportation, education and medicine

    From self-driving taxis, to drones delivering fast food, it seems like everything is becoming automated. Convenient? Definitely. But at what cost? A new Forrester research report predicts that in just five years, robots will steal six per cent of U.S. jobs, forecasting that “a disruptive tidal wave will begin” by 2021. It predicts the biggest impact will … [Read more…]

‘Our last resort’: Peel Children’s Aid Society workers take to picket lines Monday

Front-line workers and staff with the Peel Children’s Aid Society will take to the picket lines Monday to demand safer working conditions and a solution to what their union calls unfair workloads. Some 435 members of CUPE 4914, who have been without a collective agreement since March 31, began a legal strike against Peel CAS at … [Read more…]

RCMP allows Muslim women Mounties to wear hijab

The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab. Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, confirmed that RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson recently approved an addition to the uniform policy to allow women officers to wear the head scarf “if they so choose.” “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is … [Read more…]

Teen charged in connection with shooting of Domino’s Pizza employee in Brampton

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a Domino’s Pizza employee in Brampton Friday night as police continue to search for a second suspect. Peel Regional Police say two suspects were attempting to rob the business at Wexford Road and Hurontario Street around 11.30 p.m., when a 24-year-old man was shot in the chest. The man was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and remains in serious but stable condition, Peel paramedics said. … [Read more…]

1984 Sikh Genocide: Kejriwal terms Union Government SIT a mere show off?

NEW DELHI—Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed the appointment of SIT (Special Investigation Team) to probe Sikh genocide of 1984 by the Indian Government as mere a show off.  Expressing his disappointment with the Union Government appointed SIT, Kejriwal wrote a letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi seeking permission for appointing a … [Read more…]

It’s Time India Accept Responsibility for Its 1984 Sikh Genocide

Thirty years later, the government stubbornly refuses to admit its fault in the religious massacre, despite enormous evidence to the contrary. Recommended by 1984 remains one of the darkest years in modern Indian history. In June of that year, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered a military assault on the most significant religious centre for the Sikhs, … [Read more…]

Brampton Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon disappointed Council not supporting motion to freeze residential development, stop employment land conversions

BRAMPTON: At Wednesday’s Brampton City Council meeting, Councillor Dhillon put forward a motion for Council to consider a temporary freeze on converting employment lands to residential development. “I am disappointed that Council keeps telling our residents that building a city where you can live, work, and keep taxes low is not a priority – instead, this … [Read more…]

Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon’s motion to ban door-to-door sales in Brampton passes

BRAMPTON: At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon introduced a motion asking the Province of Ontario to uphold and enforce their ban on door-to-door sales. The motion passed with unanimous support.   Dhillon said: “In addition to being against provincial laws to go door-to-door to sell home services, I’m asking the provincial government to expand their … [Read more…]

Canada lets detained anti-radicalization activist leave for France

TORONTO — A French anti-radicalization activist detained on arrival in Canada as a national security threat has been allowed to return home voluntarily, his supporters said Thursday. Mourad Benchellali flew back to France late Wednesday, two days after Canadian immigration authorities refused to allow the former Guantanamo inmate into the country for a speaking tour. … [Read more…]

Canada’s long-form census is back for 2016

A day after taking office, the Liberal government announced the 61-question long census form will be restored for 2016 census The portrait of Canada is being restored. Just a day after taking office, the Liberal government announced Thursday that the mandatory long-form census — axed by the Conservatives in 2010 — will be reinstated for … [Read more…]

Maryam Monsef Came To Canada As A Refugee. Now, She’s A Cabinet Minister.

Canada’s newest democratic institutions minister is a 30-year-old woman who fled Afghanistan with her widowed mother and two sisters when she was a child. Maryam Monsef is the new MP for the bellwether Ontario riding of Peterborough–Kawartha. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elevated her to his 31-member cabinet — making her the youngest minister … [Read more…]

Navdeep Singh Bains is Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

NAVDEEP Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and MP for Mississauga-Malton (Ontario), played a key role in Trudeau’s leadership bid in 2013. He was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has worked … [Read more…]

Amarjeet Sohi vows Alberta will be heard in cabinet Former Edmonton city councillor one of two Albertans named to cabinet

Amarjeet Sohi made a pledge to Albertans on Wednesday, promising their interests will be championed at the cabinet table in Ottawa. The former Edmonton city councillor was sworn in as a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. “I feel really humbled and honoured,” said Sohi, who now takes over … [Read more…]

Canada Has a New Government, and Some Nasty Old Problems

After an election centered on Canada’s economy, that’s the takeaway from HSBC Bank Canada Chief Economist David Watt for Prime Minister-in-waiting Justin Trudeau. The oily tide has gone out, the economist warns, and now the nation’s drivers of growth—or lack thereof—have been laid bare for all to see. “Until Canada overcomes its productivity and competitiveness hurdles, it will … [Read more…]

Crombie and council spurn prejudice in fight over Mississauga mosque: James

Much wisdom was dispensed at Mississauga City Council on Wednesday. Meadowvale residents should heed that counsel rather than let the seeds of resentment germinate and grow into more ugliness. Ten of the 11 councillors stood behind Mayor Bonnie Crombie and her principled, unflinching rejection of ridiculous, incendiary claims made by a citizen who claims a … [Read more…]

‘I don’t think the issue has ever come up’: Public service bureaucrats baffled by Harper’s niqab stance

Stephen Harper’s startling statements that he will consider banning the niqab in the federal public service drew fire from his foes but appeared to mostly baffle bureaucratic insiders. Unions and other political party leaders were quick to condemn the Conservative leader’s remarks. However, it wasn’t clear if there were more than a few, if any, … [Read more…]

Conservatives promise to process, speed up 60,000 caregiver applications for permanent residency

TORONTO — Employment Minister Jason Kenney announced Wednesday night that, if re-elected, the Conservative government will eliminate the backlog in permanent residence applications from live-in caregivers by processing 60,000 applications in 2015 and 2016. “We will be able to process new applications for permanent residency in months, rather than years,” said Kenney at Mount Zion … [Read more…]

What a Liberal government would look like

With Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper neck and neck entering the home stretch, one question now imposes itself: What kind of government are we likely to get if Trudeau becomes prime minister, assuming the Grits were to wind up in a position to implement most or all of their pledges? We now have, quite handily, … [Read more…]

Ontario education workers to begin province-wide job action on Sept. 10

TORONTO — The union representing 55,000 education workers in Ontario announced Friday that it will commence job action on Sept. 10. “Our members’ work is important to student success in our schools,” said the Canadian Union of Public Employees’s Ontario School Boards Coordinating Committee Chair, Terri Preston. “We need all parties to understand how serious … [Read more…]

Brampton North Conservative Association (Parm Gill) is Top 20 richest riding associations based on financial returns

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, July 26, 2015 3:55PM EDT OTTAWA — A riding association with a lot of savings will have a big advantage during what is expected to be an extra-long election campaign this year. Here are the top 20 richest riding associations based on 2014 financial returns filed this month to Elections … [Read more…]

City’s new ethnic media plan rolls out

Brampton Guardian By Peter Criscione A new ethnic media strategy championed by Mayor Linda Jeffrey officially kicked off today. The city issued five versions of the same media release promoting a food festival in Gage Park on Aug. 28. The release, delivered in English, Punjabi, Urdu Portuguese and French, makes good on Jeffrey’s election pledge … [Read more…]

NDP Candidate, Brampton – West

Adaoma Patterson is an experienced local leader who’ll be a strong voice for Brampton West in Parliament alongside Tom Mulcair. A champion for progressive public policy, Adaoma has held key volunteer roles with the United Way of Peel Region, Jamaican Canadian Association, and Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. She is also Vice-President of the Horace Patterson … [Read more…]

NDP Candidate, Brampton – North

Martin Singh is a pharmacist and successful businessman with strong values of community service. As our next Member of Parliament, he’s ready to deliver positive results for hardworking families in Brampton North. Martin’s vision starts with a stronger economy—and he comes to that challenge as a proven job creator. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, … [Read more…]

NDP Candidate, Brampton – East

Harbaljit Singh Kahlon is a successful business strategist and community leader. With Tom Mulcair’s NDP, he’s ready to draw on that experience to be an effective voice in Parliament for Brampton East. Since 2009, with an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business, Harbaljit has consulted for leading financial institutions on strategic initiatives to … [Read more…]

NDP Candidate, Brampton – Centre

A proven leader in our community, Rosemary is ready to deliver positive change as the Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre. With Tom Mulcair’s NDP team, she’ll work to fix the damage done by Stephen Harper and put the focus back on your priorities. Rosemary has over 30 years’ experience as a teacher and principal, … [Read more…]

Brampton council hears staff let developer off the hook — to the tune of $1.4 million

By: San Grewal Urban Affairs Reporter, Published on Wed Apr 15 2015  Councillor John Sprovieri, seen here in 2013, had some pointed questions Wednesday for city staff about Brampton’s dealings with the developer Dominus. Brampton councillors want to know why staff recommended excusing $1.4 million in penalties that a developer was supposed to pay after … [Read more…]

Wynne zaps us on hydro rates

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s problem is that she’s running out of shells with which to play her shell game on electricity rates. The cumulative effect of a slew of announcements by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli Thursday — more accurately re-announcements since most weren’t new — is this. Starting Jan. 1, the average yearly hydro bill for … [Read more…]

Wal-Mart, Sears ‘sad’ to see Target go, welcome applications, shoppers

While retailers say Target’s departure a shame, analysts say they’re secretly thrilled to have less competition OurWindsor.Ca By Lisa Wright Walmart Canada is welcoming applications from displaced Target employees after the U.S. retailing giant announced Thursday it will shut down Canadian operations. “We are sorry to see a competitor leave the Canadian marketplace as we … [Read more…]

How ‘arrogance’ led to Target’s pullout

Chain that’s shutting all 133 stores in Canada, leaving 17,600 jobless, misread the market, experts say Target Corp. never understood the Canadian marketplace, according to experts reacting to the announcement on Thursday that the discount retailer will close all 133 of its stores in Canada in the next five months, leaving 17,600 people jobless. “They … [Read more…]

Regulator demands full audit from pipeline company

CALGARY – Canada’s energy regulator has ordered a pipeline company with a recent history of large spills to do an independent audit of its entire network across four provinces. “We’ve worked very closely with this company and what we’re not seeing is full compliance with all of the recommendations,” said National Energy Board spokesman Darin … [Read more…]

Brampton mayor expects the city will have aunte up to for LRT

Brampton Guardian By Roger Belgrave BRAMPTON— After thanking the federal government for gas tax money that has helped enhance the city’s public transit service, Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey made it clear improving the municipal bus system is just one part of the transportation dilemma all levels of government must find the funds to address. “Continued … [Read more…]

Brampton mayor to launch full probe of city hall

Brampton’s newly elected mayor Linda Jeffrey will ask former Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter to review the city’s books and plans to invite the provincial ombudsman, Andre Marin, to investigate the city as soon as Bill 8 gives him the power to do so. “Both individuals have strong credentials and years of experience that will … [Read more…]

Gitu Sandhu Candidate for Peel District School Boards Wards 9 and 10 brampton 2014

Gitu Sandhu; Position running for: Wards 9 & 10 in Brampton for Peel Public District School Board Priorities: My focus will be on 3E’s: Educational Excellence, Equality & Engagement • Focus on safety within the schools • Bridging the communication gap between families and the schools • Fair share of the funding for publicly funded schools … [Read more…]

Avtaar Soor Candidate for Peel District School Boards Wards 2 and 6 Brampton 2014

It’s time to Choose Fresh Representation in Wards 2&6 for Peel District School Board Trustee – Choose Avtaar Soor   My Vision Making sure that our kids have healthy lifestyles, schools are free of crime, drugs and bullying to increase our students’ chances of success and encourage active engagement in our educational system. With your … [Read more…]

Sukhminder Singh Hansra Candidate for Councillor Wards 2 and 6 Brampton 2014

Sukhminder Singh Hansra City Councillor Wards 2 & 6 Current occupation: Journalist   Volunteer work/community involvement: Volunteer (28 Years) for World Sikh Organization Volunteer (23 Years) for Metro Punjabi Sports Club Volunteer (30Yrs) Ontario Khalsa Darbar Founding member of Punjabi Press Club of Canada (Since 2002) Founder of BramptonWeCare, Ardglen Fire Victims Fundraiser Canadian Blood … [Read more…]

Dezso Farkas Candidate for Peel District School Boards Wards 7 and 8 Brampton 2014

Hi My Name is Dezso Farkas I’m Candidate for Peel District School Boards Wards 7 and 8 Brampton 2014 My Occupation is Law and Finance, B.A. Hons., LL.M. Osgoode, Juris Doctor (expected) Osgoode My Work & Community Involvements are:             1. Raising bullying awareness amongst elementary school children. 2. Teaching conflict resolution skills to Grade … [Read more…]

LETTER: The ultimate career politician

Brampton Guardian Is Brampton councillor Bob Callahan the ultimate career politician? He has been a councillor for 33 years and served as an MPP for 10 years. He adeptly changed his profession from lawyer to politician. The state of ethics in politics was made apparent in the recent expense scandal. Councillor Callahan’s lawyers licence and … [Read more…]

School board approves Whistle Blower policy

Brampton Guardian By Roger Belgrave PEEL— The public school board now has a Whistle Blower policy intended to allow employees to sound the alarm on possible wrongdoing without fear of reprisal. The policy protects Peel District School Board employees and volunteers and organizations working with the board as well as anyone else who suspects wrongdoing … [Read more…]

Controversial taxi app steers into Mississauga

Mississauga News By Jacques Gallant MISSISSAUGA — Uber, the smartphone app that allows users to hail a taxi in more than 100 cities, is expanding into Mississauga, just a month ahead of its first court appearance for a number of alleged bylaw infractions in Toronto. The company’s Toronto general manager, Ian Black, told the Toronto … [Read more…]

Peel council approves ethics rules, but puts off hiring integrity commish Councillors fret about salary for another high-ranking official

Brampton Guardian By Peter Criscione PEEL — Regional councillors have approved a new set of guidelines that will govern how politicians should behave. At a meeting of Regional Council last week, politicians adopted a Code of Conduct that outlines a range of protocols for councillors, including guidelines on gifts and workplace bullying. Council put its … [Read more…]

Accused killer a ‘scapegoat’: Lawyer

Brampton Guardian By Pam Douglas BRAMPTON—The lawyer for one of two men charged in the savage stabbing death of Brampton realtor Devinder Kumar has told jurors her client was a “scapegoat” and a “dupe” who agreed only to rob the father of two— not kill him. Darryl Plummer had no motive to kill the 38-year-old … [Read more…]

Foreign worker debate continues in B.C.

VANCOUVER – The federal government’s planned overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program has done little to calm debate in British Columbia, where revelations about foreign workers in a range of industries — from fast food to mining — helped push Ottawa toward reform. The Conservative government announced a series of changes last Friday designed … [Read more…]

LETTER: Many false promises in Brampton

Brampton Guardian I have not taken much interest in the elections but one common factor that I have seen is that when elections are on the horizon everyone comes out the woodwork with false promises. I was not impressed with any candiadate in my riding and thought they were very poor examples of people that … [Read more…]

Peel municipalities dealing with changes to development charges

PEEL — Both Brampton and Mississauga are poised to change the rates they charge developers who wish to build new developments in their respective cities. Yesterday, the City of Brampton approved changes to its bylaws on development charges, which help pay for infrastructure such as roads, recreation centres, fire stations and transit, among others. Charges … [Read more…]

Provincial election: Brampton West “Your Candidate Ted Harlson”

FREEDOM PARTY OF ONTARIO NAME: Ted Harlson AGE: August 7, 1953 OCCUPATION: Import/Export agent. Currently at Federal Express Canada EDUCATION: Honors in Business Management (Thompson Education) Certified Canada Customs Specialist with the Canadian Society of Custom Brokers DO YOU LIVE IN THE RIDING?: Yes MOST PRESSING ISSUE: Economy: The most urgent economic issue here is … [Read more…]

Provincial election: Brampton West “Your Candidate Sayyeda Ebrahim “

GREEN PARTY OF ONTARIO NAME: Sayyeda  Ebrahim AGE: 22 OCCUPATION: Part-Time Sales Assistant EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None. DO YOU LIVE IN THE RIDING?: No. MOST PRESSING ISSUE: As a sociology graduate, I understand that the issues related to poverty and education are detrimental to any society. The two are linked … [Read more…]

Provincial election: Brampton West “Your Candidate Gugni Gill Panaich “

NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ONTARIO NAME: Gugni Gill Panaich AGE: 37 OCCUPATION: Former actress/model and philanthropist EDUCATION: BA, Delhi University, diploma in computer science/secretarial practices, Polytechnic for Women in Chandigarh, India POLITICAL EXPERIENCCE: community organizer DO YOU LIVE IN THE RIDING?: No MOST PRESSING ISSUE:  The riding of Brampton West is very diverse which means … [Read more…]

Provincial election: Brampton West “Your Candidate Randeep S. Sandhu”

ONTARIO PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY NAME: Randeep S. Sandhu AGE: 41 years old OCCUPATION: Logistics Manager and business owner EDUCATION: Bachelor of Technology POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Director of Provincial PC  Riding Association, Member of Federal Conservative Riding Association actively participated in the previous two Federal Conservative Elections and the last provincial PC election. DO YOU LIVE IN … [Read more…]

Provincial election: Brampton West “Your Candidate Vic Dhillon”

LIBERAL PARTY OF ONTARIO NAME: Vic Dhillon AGE: 44 OCCUPATION: Been MPP for Brampton West for the past 10 years, previously established a family-owned business. EDUCATION: Degree in Business Administration from Lakehead University POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: First elected to the Ontario legislature in 200. Since that time, successfully fought to protect transient workers at risk of … [Read more…]

Compare Provincial Party Platforms on “JOBS”

P.C PARTY• Eliminate 100,000 public sector jobs over four years … • Abolish College of Trades • Remove restrictions on skilled trades • Cut regulations on business, such as “eco-fees” for recycling • Repeal Far North Act to spur job creation in north and development of Ring of Fire • Put skilled immigrants on accelerated … [Read more…]

Compare Provincial Party Platforms on “Health care”…

  P.C PARTY • Eliminate Liberal-created Local Health Integration Networks • Create chronic care centres • Expand home care and long–term care availability • Give patients more choice in health services they receive under OHIP • Encourage competitive contracts for services like hospital cafeterias • Create a harmonized mental health care system • Integrate 45 … [Read more…]

Compare Provincial Party Platforms on “Pensions/Seniors”

P.C PARTY • Scrap Healthy Homes Renovation tax credit that helps with cost of improving home safety and accessibility LIBERAL PARTY • Provincial pension plan to provide further retirement savings to Canada Pension Plan N.D.P • Would consider a provincial pension plan should federal government not address pension reform GREEN PARTY N/A

Compare Provincial party platforms on “Education”

… P.C PARTY • Increase classroom sizes by two to three students • Increase the ratio for full-day kindergarten to one teacher per 20 students versus the current ratio of two teachers per 26 students • Scrap planned raise for public elementary teachers • Eliminate proposed raises for early childhood educators and personal support workers … [Read more…]

Compare Provincial party platforms on “Environment/Energy”

  … P.C PARTY • Reduce “bloated” hydro bureaucracy • Eliminate wind and solar project subsidies • Get electricity rates under control • Import energy from Quebec and other jurisdictions • Invest in nuclear, natural gas and hydroelectric power LIBERAL PARTY • Eliminate debt retirement charge on residential electricity bills • Develop program to reduce … [Read more…]

“Compare Provincial Party Platforms”

    Select a topic to compare each party’s policy promises… Political reforms P.C PARTY • Implement two-year pay freeze for MPPs and all other public servants • Reduce number of ministries and cabinet positions from 27 to 16 • Bring government benefits in line with private sector LIBERAL PARTY • Maintain MPPs’ salary freeze … [Read more…]

Ontario election 2014: What do your party’s candidates do?

Doctors, lawyers, farmers, massage therapists … what does your candidate’s occupation tell you? Would it surprise you to know there are 30 business people running for the Progressive Conservatives this provincial election? Or that nine trade unionists are NDP candidates? Maybe not. What about the Liberals having 20 business people themselves — alongside a mix … [Read more…]

Ontario election campaign likely to get much nastier, experts predict

Despite allegations of corruption, recklessness, dishonesty, and possibly criminal behaviour that have sprouted like noxious weeds on Ontario’s campaign trail, this election has not been especially nasty, experts say. However, they say, that’s likely to change before voting day. “It doesn’t look that much out of the ordinary,” said Dennis Pilon, a political science professor … [Read more…]

It’s time to reject politics as usual in Ontario

The Ontario election is depressing as hell. The ONDP tried to play the game of the old boys’ parties. They triggered an election with the hopes of capitalizing on high poll numbers and inching their seat count up to form government. This decision has plunged many progressive activists into an election that they didn’t want. … [Read more…]