“Is there really any ‘neo’ left in neo-con?”
Tory-lite Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty goes into pre-election attack mode after months of fiddling while Ontario got screwed by Harper’s tax-cut-obsessed hoodlums.
What’s up, G13?
Nice to see graffiti-hating cops getting behind the Richmond Street laneway revitalization project. Coppers have spent enough time telling us how “evil” graffiti is. Sadly, there’s no change in attitude when it comes to other from-the-street issues. Officers in some police divisions are still taking their cue from Harper’s reefer madness crowd in Ottawa. Last week, 55 Division hotheads, claiming they were responding to complaints from residents, laid 205 pot-related charges against 23 people, most of them members of the pot-smoking G13 church on Queen East, including a medical marijuana licence holder. The bust supposedly follows a month-long investigation. Like, why did they need a month? Must have missed the huge sign outside.
Grits must have been choking on their Corn Flakes when they opened the Star last week to read that the party’s former president and mayoral dopeful Stephen LeDrew considers Brian Mulroney – yes, the same cat who sent Libs into the political wilderness for almost a decade – a political hero. And this guy is running on a platform “to end secret deals and cronyism at City Hall”? Message to the mysterious cabal behind this wack job’s last-minute run for mayor: keep LeScrewup away from the punch bowl on the champagne trail.
Speaking of Mulroney-era hacks, former doormat diplomat Norman Spector has waded into the Belinda Stronach-Peter MacKay “dog” shemozzle, calling Stronach a “bitch” for dumping poor Petey and then crossing the floor to join the Liberals. Spector, a self-described political analyst, defended the choice of word by saying that Stronach’s actions meet the dictionary definition of “treacherous.” Yes, when in the gutter, the small-minded can always turn to the Oxford. It’s getting a little clearer what Stronach meant when she said there was no room for women in the Reformatory party, isn’t it? Question is, does the Globe, for whom Spector writes a column, have the class to dump his now discredited ass?
No vote on campus
Former NDP MPP Anthony Perruzza has been working the youth vote hard in a bid to unseat do-nothing long-time council incumbent Peter Li Preti in York West. So it’s no surprise he’s miffed that city of Toronto election officials have set up only one polling station at York U for the November 13 vote. A sad 164 turned out to vote in the 2003 elections, which sounds crazy for a campus where 4,000-plus live in residence. The city encourages young people to vote with an “It’s up to you” ad campaign. They’re sure not making it easy.