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Wouldn't it be nice to see how The NDP's can make a difference?
this is a great article... check it out.
Did you even read what Yosha wrote? I wanted to make it clear I didn't read about how awesome Leslieville was in Toronto Life & rush over to drop 700k on a house.
Jack always wins here, I feel like my vote is wasted but I still vote. We all should.
Retro Rebel said:
Kelly - I've lived here for 19 years. I didn't realize this was a competition. What's difficult to understand is why voting for the NDP enrages people so much. The NDP's supported this community - its growth and its diversity. Of course, you - everyone - should vote according to your values. Good luck, tomorrow.
happy voting all.... nothin like a little fire before the vote!
You are correct Trish. Solidly Liberal from 1988 to 2004.
And I wager that when Jack Layton retires the hood will be red once again. Whenever that may be.
Trish Krause said:
Am I dreaming or wasn't this riding solidly Liberal - with Dennis Mills?- for years before Jack ran nationally here? I think we can safely say the community makes change when change is needed, non?
Dennis Mills held it 1988-2004. Jack's held it since. Prior to Dennis Mills, Bob Rae, Lynn MacDonald, and John Gilbert for the NDP; 1963 it went Liberal for a term. before that, was *Progressive* Conservative from 45-63. More info available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/FederalRidingsHistory/hfer.a...
YOSHA SIFFERMAN said:
"Are you aware that it is historically a working class neighbourhood ...?"
"I don't know about you ... but I don't want to see the long-time residents in this beautiful neighbourhood squeezed out due to gentrification, nor do I want a WalMart down the street."
Yeah, you'll never find working-class people shopping at Walmart. If it's one thing they hate, it's low prices, convenience, and selection.
No, Joe Lunchbucket would much rather ride his $2400 imported European bicycle down a quaint cobblestone boulevard to buy his artisanal baguette at a cute little pâtisserie, run by some guy named "Stefan", who smells of hand lotion, for $9. What else goes with a bottle of organic, fair-trade white wine, to be shared with one's life-partner? Guys who spend their days spreading roofing tar for a living, are just like that!
"And you know who you have to thank for the absence of WalMart - the residents who fought against it, our councillor Paula Fletcher and yes...Jack Layton."
If anyone knows the hard-scrabble life of sharecroppers, it's those two. Thank God they've spared the lumpenprole the horror of Walmart.