Two tweets popped up within 30 minutes of eachother today on #ottpoli but have nothing to do with today's political events (Wynne is being sworn in). Hashtag spam isn't new or notable, but these two are more interesting due to the coordination.
Kevin O'Donnell's blog
Kevin MacDonald of OTAG (not to be confused with me - of the clan O'Donnell) was kind enough to answer my question on OTAG's road pricing position. In short, OTAG does not support road pricing. His answer is quite detailed and you can read it in full in the comments to my previous post.
In principle a road tax, or a road toll is not something that OTAG would ever consider supporting - Kevin MacDonald, OTAG
The NDP have called for a 15% reduction in car insurance. I have to admit it is very popular - and why wouldn't it be. Cutting people's bills is always popular for political parties. The difficulty with populist agendas is they frequently have no effect (e.g. regulating gasoline prices weekly), or have unexpected side effects (e.g. shifting wealth to the rich).
Reading that federal Liberal leadership hopeful Joyce Murray believes the Greens, Liberals and NDP need to co-operate in the next election to win and pass electoral reforms motivated me to donate to her campaign.
My remarks to Ottawa City Council, FEDCO Committee regarding Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial Properties. A three year cap on the tax holiday is a start but I wanted to encourage Council to push even harder. In the end FEDCO members did not change the motion from its original form, but I support it nonetheless.