Elections 2011

Items related to federal and provincial elections held in 2011

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The devil is in the downloading, an ignored issue during this election

By Deborah O’Connor

In this fall’s provincial election in Ontario the issue of downloading services is being freshly revived. With a little push from AMO (Association of Municipalities Ontario) all the parties announced their platforms on that contentious but yawn producing topic. For most of us, it’s a term dredged up from the past, when Former Premier Mike Harris led the charge to swap the costs of various programs, with the province off-loading some to the municipal level while taking some costs back in a process that was promised to be revenue-neutral. It wasn’t. And, the battle over who should pay for what has been fiercely fought ever since between the municipalities and the province. Continue Reading →

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Speaking my mind for the Toronto Star during provincial election

I was fortunate enough to be selected as a Community Blogger for the Toronto Star’s Speak Your Mind Project to write about Northumberland-Quinte West during the provincial election. Check out my first post on healthcare as an issue here. There will be more. And stay tuned on this website for more election coverage and information. Continue Reading →

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Background on Kira Mees, the new NDP candidate for Northumberland-Quinte West

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Provincial Election 2011

Just some resources to explore to find out more about the candidate. Kira Mees is a member of the community foundation in Campbellford. Volunteers & VolunteeringCurrently Seeking new Board Members: Details The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation benefits greatly from the knowledge, wisdom and energy provided by the Board of Directors and all committee members. The following community-minded individuals have assisted in the successful progression of this Community Foundation: Ann-Marie KelleherArt LintonRichard QuesnelHeidi SchaefferBill Petherick

Ms. Mees is the central east regional co-ordiantor for Community Living. Staff List | Community Living OntarioCommunity Living Ontario is a non-profit, provincial association that advocates for people who have an intellectual disability to be fully included in all aspects of community life. Continue Reading →

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Hastings woman NDP candidate for Northumberland-Quinte West

HASTINGS – Kira Mees hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and win a fall election. Bob Crate did it last year when he was voted in as the councillor for Hastings in Trent Hills. Ms. Mees has set her sights on a higher prize: MPP for the riding of Northumberland-Quinte West. She was recently acclaimed the NDP candidate. Full story Northumberland News (more…) Continue Reading →

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Norlock wins

“This is your victory. I’m only part of the team.” With those words Northumberland-Quinte West Conservative candidate Rick Norlock acknowledged his third, unofficial, win to about 80 people who attended the election evening at the Keeler Centre in Colborne Monday night. Full story see Northumberland Today Continue Reading →

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