Weekly Poll: Kingston and the Islands Early Election Prediction


In 9 days, parliament will officially break for the summer, nudging a majority of MPs and starry eyed hopefuls onto the treacherous campaign trail. While the date of the next federal election is still months away, for many Canadians, and perhaps many Kingstonians, October 19th can not come soon enough.  There’s a tremendous buzz of […]

#ygkChallenge: Vote in the 2014 Provincial Election


Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Six Questions for Robert Kiley


Yesterday our 2014 Provincial Election coverage continued with the kickoff of a five-part interview series featuring all of the candidates vying for the seat in Kingston and the Islands.  After hearing from the Progressive Conservative’s local representative, Mark Bain, today we’re shifting our gaze to the Green Party’s candidate, Robert Kiley.  As previously stated, each […]

Weekly Poll: Strong Liberal Support in Pre-Election Poll


Since the election was called, our household has received nearly half a dozen phone calls from campaign offices looking to shore up support for local candidates, as well as from pollsters surveying how the vote might go down in ridings such as Kingston and the Islands.  The results of one such poll, conducted by Abacus […]

Weekly Poll: Election Annoyances


It’s election time in Ontario (in case you somehow missed it) and while I am grateful to live in a democratic society and enjoy a good political debate from time to time, this election has felt like more of a nuisance than anything else.  It’s spring and there are so many things I’d rather be […]

‘Move on’ says Kiwala, while Holland and Kiley Continue Support to Save Schools


The Kingston community should ‘move on’ and accept the provincial decision to close KCVI and QECVI, says Sophie Kiwala, Liberal candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Kiwala’s remarks in a recent CFRC radio interview indicate that the candidate has changed her position on the schools issue. Originally a supporter of the Save Our Schools campaign, […]

Questions for Kingston’s MPP Hopefuls


Last week, I asked our readers:  if they had to vote today, which provincial candidate/party would they support?  The poll resulted in a generous outpouring of support for Kingston’s local NDP candidate, who received 62 percent of the total votes cast.  The Liberal party ended up in distant second, while the remainder of the parties and candidates netted […]

Weekly Poll: Kingston’s Next Member of Provincial Parliament


Last Friday, Kingston and the Islands, along with the rest of Ontario, learned that their next date at the polls would fall on the 12th of June.  The surprise announcement came after NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath, declared her party’s opposition to the budget (view it here) proposed by the Liberals.  Horwath specifically stated: This budget […]

Provincial Casino Revenues Disturbingly Depend on “Problem” and “Pathological” Gamblers.


Kingston, Ontario – The government of Ontario’s proposal to carve the province into 29 gaming areas is an exercise in expanded exploitation according to Kingston & The Islands Green Party candidate Robert Kiley. Based on Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) figures, 41% of all gaming revenue comes from a smaller sub-group of gamblers defined […]

Gerretsen, Again


The dust on the 2011 Provincial Election has finally settled, while the incumbent, John Gerretsen, was successful in his bid for a fifth straight term as Kingston’s MPP. The win once again reinforced Kingston’s provincial and federal position as a Liberal stronghold, while the total votes he received were nearly more than those collected by […]