PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE DOUG FORD WAS ELECTED PREMIER OF ONTARIO ON JUNE 7. The good news is voter turnout jumped seven points to 58.4%. The sad news is the first-past-the-post voting system again distorted the distribution of seats. Thus the PCs will govern with a majority of seats in the provincial legislature, even though they did not get a majority of votes province-wide.
THE DONALD TRUMP TRAVELLING S**T SHOW HAS FINALLY MADE IT TO CANADA. After leaving the G7 Summit in Quebec the U.S. President called the Canadian Prime Minister “weak and very dishonest”. Then he doubled-down the next day by telling Canadians that we would pay a high price for his perceived snub.
ARE WE READY TO GIVE MILLENNIALS $17,000 EACH TO HELP BUY A HOME? Britain might be. But, no one is suggesting anything like that over here. The hard truth for most of our millennials is that home ownership remains far out of reach.
THEY’RE YOUNG. THEY’RE WOMEN. THEY NEED TO BE PUT IN THEIR PLACE. That’s probably not the message the Stephen McNeil government in Nova Scotia had in mind when it recently refused to meet with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-NS). But, that’s how it came out.
TAYLOR MACLEAN’S MISTAKE WAS WORKING WHILE BLACK. He’s sure of it. So are the six other janitors who worked with him cleaning the Founders Square office complex in Halifax. All of them are of African descent. None of them were kept on when the contract to clean the building recently changed hands.