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Posts Tagged ‘Election 2011’

Election Hangover in Ontario

Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:05 AM

The impact of the federal election is all but a formality.

The PM is calling back the House of Commons with more than a handful of new MPs and a handsome majority to ensure that a conservative agenda will dominate the Canadian body politic.

Many media, political observers and analysts believe that the PM’s Conservative government will define itself as good managers of the economy while being mindful of the needs of Canada’s growing cohort of seniors, those in need, minorities and New Canadians.

This scenario places the PM and his government squarely in the enviable political centre.

In Ontario, we’re almost five months away from a provincial election. The governing Liberals, once thought to be a spent force are defining the agenda for the election – good government, good social policies, good economic managers, good outreach, collaborative where it counts and tough and unafraid when they need to be. In effect, all the hallmarks of a centrist Party.

Notwithstanding the balance of power theory, which has always been alive and well in Ontario, the case cannot be made casually that the hangover from the federal election will permeate the outcome of the election soon to be fought in Ontario.

The media about and public images of the three Leaders in Ontario, the strategies to be employed during the campaign and math will all have an impact on this Ontario election in October of this year.

In as much as we need a provincial government in Ontario that has courage and knows the aspirations of its citizens – the winner of the election in Ontario will be the Party whose mission resonates  successfully from the centre of the political spectrum – and I think we know what Party that could be this fall.

- Marc Kealey
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Voters need to be engaged.

Saturday, April 2, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

How do we get people engaged in this election?  Many I talk with are feeling so disenfranchised or completely UN-interested!  Nice job political parties and main-stream media!

- Marc Kealey
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More of the same.

Friday, April 1, 2011 @ 07:04 PM

More of the same for this election.  Is anyone following CBC’s  horribly biased accounts of this election? No wonder people don’t want to vote!

- Marc Kealey
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Media Bias Continues

Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 08:03 AM

More of the same for this election.  Is anyone following CBC’s  horribly biased accounts of this election? No wonder people don’t want to vote!

- Marc Kealey
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Media missing the mark.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 09:03 AM

It’s several days into the election and the media are still harping on the same issues of who said what several years ago –  it’s  clear that no message is going to catch on because the media only want to concentrate on  who thinks who is a liar!  This is shameful!

- Marc Kealey
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Election Day 3

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

We’re at day 3 of the election and nobody seems to want to talk about substance.  Layton is wrong, Ottawa is NOT broken, our political parties seem to be during this election.  Doesn’t anyone have anything substantive to say?

- Marc Kealey
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Well done political parties!

Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 09:03 AM

Why in heaven’s name have we descended this election into a case of who’s REALLY going to form a coalition!  Can the media start asking WHAT these guys stand for?

What a ridiculous start to what should be one of the more important elections we’ll face in a long while.  WHO frigging cares about who said what in 2004!  Can’t the media start asking real questions about what these Parties vying to be government will do on issues like: Arctic Sovreignty,  Canada’s role in nuclear power generation, a greener environment, getting us out of the economic hole we’re in.

My non-political friends are telling me that no one seems to be attractive to them –  they’re feeling frustrated and may NOT vote.  Well done political parties!

- Marc Kealey
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