ANDREW STEELE, Globe and Mail
Everyone has a theory about why elections go the way they do:
“Barack Obama won the election because he understood new media.”
“In 2008, Obama only won the election because he won the critical states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin by differentiating himself from McCain on trade.”
“The Bush Economy won the election for Obama”
All of these are interesting theories, but they are difficult to prove.
But there is one thing that is proven to increase voter turnout for your candidate: canvassing. Read more »
Editorial, Orangeville Citizen
IF THERE’S ONE THING to be said of today’s politicians at every level, it’s that they all are unable or unwilling to deal honestly with their electorates about taxes.
While the situation is far worse in the United States, where there’s a continuing refusal by both Democrats and Republicans to acknowledge that taxes must go up significantly if anything resembling balanced budgets are to be achieved, the same malaise exists here at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. Read more »
By: JEFFREY SIMPSON, Globe and Mail
In a country of “peace, order and good government,” any government should worry about order, including threats to that order from crime. Crime rates are falling for many offences, according to Statistics Canada, but crime remains a legitimate concern for people and communities, a concern magnified by pervasive media coverage. Read more »