, On April 5, the Federal Court rejected the Green Party's request for an expedited hearing on the matter prior to the scheduled debates.  The Canada Elections Act states that "a judicial recount is required when the difference in votes between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the total votes cast in a riding," and allows an elector or candidate in any riding to approach a judge and request a recount regardless of the final result. Liberal, Tory rivals battle at raucous Don Valley W. debate, Education takes centre stage at several Ontario riding debates, Ont. Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a Monday morning stop at Ossington Station where she called for a cease on Toronto Transit Commission cuts and said she would freeze transit fares for four years. "Miller to lead NDP charge in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek,", Werner, Kevin. Elections Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigated claims that robocalls were used in an attempt to dissuade voters from casting their ballot by telling them their poll stations had changed location. | Decision 2011 | News", "A wish list for all investors in this year's election", https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/federal-election-called-for-may-2/article1957991/page2/, "Layton warns of Tory, Liberal service cuts", "Layton calls Ignatieff 'part of the problem, "Layton slams Harper over loan dithering | London | News | London Free Press", "Harper pledges Senate reform, but without constitutional wrangling", "Harper to back Lower Churchill mega-project in bid for Newfoundland seats", "Harper pledges to settle multibillion-dollar HST feud with Quebec", "Michael Ignatieff announces Canadian Learning Passport", "Ignatieff calls for immigration 'fairness commissioner, "NDP goes big with health-care ads, accusing Harper of neglect", "Future of health care hinges on election: Layton | Decision 2011 | News", "Layton warns Canadians about Harper's health care – CTV News", "Tories will let health care fail, Layton warns as he rolls out plan in B.C. The bills included within that list would crack down on organized drug crime, end house arrest for violent criminals and establish tougher sentences and mandatory jail time for sexual offences against children. apis-162691 apis-162475 apis-162419 apis-162367 apis-162354 apis-162314 apis-162296 apis-162232 apis-162230 apis-162154 apis-162072 apis-161989 apis-161954 apis-161847 apis-161785 apis-161741 apis-161736 apis-161686 apis-161643 apis-161603 apis-161566 apis-161508 apis-161505 apis-161352 apis-161258 apis-161206 apis-161172 apis-161214 apis-161123 apis-161091. A veteran journalist and former anchor for CTV's Business News Network has decided to enter politics because she is tired of politicians never answering her questions. Despite set election dates, Ontarians should not expect to wait until 2015 before casting their next ballot. , On July 25, 2011, Jack Layton took a leave of absence to fight a newly diagnosed cancer. Toronto City Councillor and staunch ally of Mayor Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, told a local news outlet that the city should become its own province because the federal and provincial governments are not doing enough for Toronto. Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and his family outside of Hollywood Gelato on Bayview Avenue. Toronto - CHARTS Breaking down the Ontario election results A closer look at the makeup of Ontario's Legislature after the Oct. 6 election. Conservatives promised income splitting for tax purposes for families with children to be implemented once the budget is balanced in 2013. Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Leader Tim Hudak promised Tuesday morning before a campaign event that his conservative government would not raise taxes if elected.  Justice Richard G. Mosley ruled in May 2013 that fraud had occurred in Guelph and that voting irregularities and misconduct occurred in all six of the contested ridings, but that it was not significant enough to warrant overturning the election results. Election Day is October 6. Canadian Tamils in the province of Ontario have been quite involved in the political process both at home and abroad. "Provincial Tories pit Donna Skelly against Ted McMeekin,", http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/953860--naidoo-harris-to-represent-provincial-liberals-in-halton, Lennie, Laura. Conservatives argued that they steered the economy through the, Corporate tax cuts and job creation strategy. They alleged there was a second, secret, illegal bank account containing $300,000.. Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath made a campaign stop in front of the Ontario Legislature to talk about the party's education platform and Premier Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government's record. Nycole Turmel, former union leader and newly elected MP for Hull—Aylmer, was named interim leader of the New Democratic Party. This article takes a look back at the campaign and a year of elections in Toronto, Ontario. Identification of ridings gained by each party, relative to 2008. Toronto - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath urges freeze on TTC cuts, fares, PC Leader Tim Hudak announces five-point jobs plan for Ontario, Ont. NDP Leader has 'no tricks up sleeve' ahead of Election Day, Op-Ed: Ontario Votes 2011 — Getting back to Governing, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak vows not to raise taxes if elected, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford steering clear of Thursday's Ont. Green Party: "It's Time" & "Canada needs Elizabeth May but only you can elect her". Ontarians went to the poll last month, and now I've finally been able to post my official post-election analysis. New Democratic Party: "Working For Families / Travaillons ensemble", "You have a choice", and "That's Canadian Leadership", notably slim margin margins of victory; or. , The losing parties in the Berthier—Maskinongé riding claimed that the nomination papers for Ruth Ellen Brosseau, the newly elected NDP Member of Parliament for the riding, had irregularities.  This issue, along with the Bloc Québécois announcing its intention to vote against the budget, unless it contained numerous changes including $2 billion in compensation to Quebec for harmonizing PST and GST and funding for a new NHL arena in Quebec City, increased the speculation that there would be an election called soon as the Conservatives rejected the Bloc demands as "blackmail". His history as a white supremacist activist and past hate speech against Muslims, First Nations and LGBTQ+ people was uncovered by the NDP. Ontario Liberal Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews called a Tuesday afternoon press conference to discuss what the provincial government has accomplished related to issues that matter most to women. Following the first prorogation, Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party provided support for the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Toronto - PC leader Hudak meets voters in Toronto's St. Paul's riding, Mike Schreiner, Elizabeth May meet at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ont. On March 27, 2012, the Council of Canadians announced that they had launched a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada to ask for by-elections to be ordered in seven ridings where complaints were received and where Conservatives had won by slim margins. Shading refers to strength of popular vote. Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak continued his campaign in Toronto Saturday. Improved internet and usage based billing, The New Democratic Party (NDP) promised a ban on all forms of. , The parties' campaign slogans for the 2011 election:. Conservative Party: "Here For Canada / Ici pour le Canada". 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As a forum, the goal was an inter-party discussion of major issues, however some debate did occur. Candidates for the St. Paul's riding in Toronto gathered to talk schools, policy and government funding.  Elections Canada stated that "The decision to overturn or uphold the results is at the discretion of the courts and not Elections Canada".  The vote divided along party lines, with the governing but minority Conservative Members of Parliament (MPs) opposing the finding and issuing a dissenting report.