Monthly Archives: May 2009

Jim Coyle writes an excellent piece on Cheri DiNovo

This goes out to the prudes and self-righteous hypocrite moralists, the petty partisan hacks (especially the Liberal ones, for whom DiNovo’s greatest offence clearly was running against them), and any other DiNovo haters (for whom it appears DiNovo’s greatest offence is not knowing her place as a woman in politics).  Most of the stuff with which people have attempted to smear her reputation would never have become an issue if she were a he, especially one of the hegemonic Liberal or Conservative neoliberal variety.

I haven’t always agreed with Jim Coyle, although without question I respect him as much as any MSM journalist writing today. I think today Coyle’s right on the money. Cheri DiNovo’s endured numerous vicious, disingenuous and irrelevant attacks on her reputation and her record with grace and strength. Her opponents routinely underestimate her mettle.  Today’s article on my MPP, Cheri DiNovo, is long overdue praise and a fair assessment of her high quality as an MPP. I would expect to see the following in statement in the DiNovo’s campaign literature:

But say this: working from the cozy confines of the 10-member NDP caucus, taking up the cause of any underdog who comes along, happy to wear her heart on her sleeve, as outraged by the ear-splitting here-and-now of construction piledrivers outside homes in her riding as she is by the more notorious of history’s horrors, DiNovo gives her constituents full value.

Issue# 2- Hearts & Minds: A Newsletter by Members of Parkdale High Park NDP

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Holy Sh*t: McGuinty’s Sh*t does Stink After All!

I realize that since assuming power to clean up the mess left behind by Harris/Eves governments, the numerous Liberal scandals (Lottogate, Collegate, etc) have managed only to tarnish very barely the McGuinty Liberals.

Nannygate may finally reveal to Ontarians that not only does this Liberal government stink, it may actually be worse than the Harris/Eves governments. The Liberal record may actually start sticking to the Liberals.
I think Peter Fonseca will lose his cabinet post over this. Then again, I also predicted Colle would lose his post over Collegate, which he did. But here’s the rub: he was re-elected. 
Still, this one smells different to me!

All in all, Ruby Wednesday proves to be a good day for the NDP. Two cabinet ministers (one actual, the other shadow) in one shot. When will Ontarians wake up to the fact that alternating between Conservative & Liberal governments is simply a futile exercise in the illusion of choice nurtured by neoliberal ideology.