who would bring the party together and defeat Kathleen Wynne, whom I agree has done a terrible job as did her predecessor, they chose the most divisive of them all! Ford has NEVER been recognized for his ability to bring divergent people together.
I have voted Liberal before. I have voted NDP. I have voted Green.
I admit that Kathleen Wynne has done a dismal job BUT Ford is not the type of politician we need running our province. He was born rich, inherited his successes, is an unabashed homophobic bigot and misogynist, doesn't believe in climate change, wants to repeal our needed and progressive sex-ed curriculum, represents himself as "Christian" in name but not in actions, and doesn't believe a woman has the right to make decisions about her own body.
We do not need his abrasive, hate-filled, ignorant, duplicitous, Trump-like far-right dangerous brand of "leadership".
I vote locally and am always impressed by how much MPP Michael Mantha does for our community. He and his federal counterpart MP Carol Hughes criss-cross a riding larger than most European nations and make it to almost every community function, event, and celebration. He listens to his constituents, is approachable, and is a worthy competitor in every pancake eating competition I've beaten him at!
The NDP platform is one that I can stand behind.
"We keep switching between the Liberals and the Conservatives in Ontario, and life just keeps getting harder," said NDP House Leader Bisson.
Ford supports his party's plan to cut $6.1 billion in provincial jobs and services and says he will cut even deeper but will also cancel legislation that has polluters pay for poisoning our waterways and lands. He plans on repealing the Sex-Ed curriculum without realizing just how progressive it is and how it helps to make for healthier Ontarians.
In June, please vote Andrea Horwath and the NDP.
If you are a Conservative, that's fine.
If you are going to vote Conservative in the next election, then we have a problem because you then support your party leader Andrew Sheer. A vote for the Conservative party is a vote for a man who stands against all the things I hold dear: that social justice and equity should be the basis for all decisions we make, in our homes and in our parliaments, and that we should embrace and celebrate diversity.
If you approve of Sheer's politics, philosophies and warped sense of morality, I'm not going to delete you as a friend on Facebook or avoid you in real life because I'm hoping you will, in time, see his politics as toxic and antithetical to the Canadian ideal, and incompatible to life in a just, fair, and progressive society.
If you didn't vote for him as leader of YOUR party, and you don't believe in what he stands for, please, please, please don't stay silent. Let Sheer and the leadership know. Speak with your words, your letters, your social posts, your donations (or lack of) and your vote. Engage other Conservatives because is this REALLY the same Conservative Party you believe in?
Jayson Stewart, of THE OVERLOADED PLATE, brings us a few good news stories to brighten our day, promote social justice, and make the world a bit brighter. In this week's episode, he talks about a trans heavy metal singer who changed American history and kicked a jerk to the curb, a major change in a racist Canadian law, and the best way to end war
I wear many hats and take on too much but I love every moment of being creatively busy. I also form opinions on a wide range of topics but social justice and fairness are strong themes that vein my narrative. Here is a collection of my thoughts, rants, ideas, musings, and writings.