AFTERMATH: The Fair Vote Canada booth was busy yesterday, as many Ontario residents are upset to discover their votes didn’t count in the provincial election. The Liberal Party of Ontario won a crushing provincial majority with the votes of just 19% of eligible voters. Under the Ontario winner-take-all electoral system, the absolute worst possible outcome for voters is a majority, which effectively gifts the governing party with a time limited dictatorship.
Michael has always had an interest in justice for the underdog. When still in first year at Osgood Hall Law School in Ontario, Michael and another student sued the Government of British Columbia for failing to permit residents of British Columbia to vote by absentee ballot in provincial elections.
Porter Airlines seems to have been a commercial success and now, it wants to expand. Expansion plans call for the introduction of "whisper" jets and a runway extension into Lake Ontario. Toronto has been here before: witness the 2003 municipal election. While residents have flashbacks to those days, The Agenda examines the pros and cons of an expanded Island airport. Does Toronto need it? Does Toronto want it? And what do the debates about airports and casinos say about how we view communal…
Tecumseth, Ontario – On September 30th, councilors in New Tecumseth voted 7-3 to end 40 years of fluoridation for the town of Tottenham’s 5,000 residents. Prior to this vote, councilors approved a plebiscite during the October 2014 election, which will ask voters in Alliston, Beeton, and Tottenham if they want fluoridation. In the meantime, the fluoride will be flushed from the water supply.