St. Paul’s Midtown Riding sends message to Liberals, HST is OK! They send message to Ontarians, Screw you!
Dr. Eric Hoskins, a former adviser to Lloyd Axworthy, won the by-election in the midtown riding of St. Paul’s which was held by former cabinet minister Michael
Bryant for a decade before he left politics in June.
Protest vote hopes were crushed on Thursday as residents elected instead to maintain the status quo, voicing support for the HST.
This time around, Hoskins beat out Progressive Conservative candidate Sue-Ann Levy, a feisty city hall columnist at the Toronto Sun, and NDP candidate and lawyer Julian Heller. Maybe the PC and NDP could have given St.Pauls a choice!
Labatt Breweries of Canada Ltd. gave the largest donation of $10,300 to the Liberals. Other contributions included $6,500 from Bruce Power L.P., which operates a southwestern Ontario nuclear power plant, $5,000 from Paul Martin and $250 from former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Janet Ecker.
St. Paul’s has a population of 112,449 including 82,505 eligible voters, the majority of which are stupid people. We can only compare them to Floridians. The riding has a mixed-income population with some high-end neighborhoods and some middle-class to low-income residents as well. Unfortunately is has a high immigrant population who do not understand that “Liberal” does not stand for freedom.