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 […]

Six Questions for Robert Kiley


1. Kingston has made some modest strides over the past few years to become Canada’s most sustainable city. What are the key environmental areas that you feel the city needs to improve upon? If elected, how would you and your party support continued green development in the Limestone City? In May 2010, Statistics Canada revealed […]

Weekly Poll: Kingston’s Next Member of Provincial Parliament


Here we go again. It seems as though it was just yesterday when we the few, flocked to the polling stations to elect a new Member of Parliament, and Mayor of Kingston. Next up is Ontario’s big election showdown, which takes place on October 6th. One factor that sets this election apart from other recent […]

A Hsu In


It was a nail biting, photo finish in Kingston and the Islands last night, as we elected our next Member of Parliament.  When the final ballots were counted, Liberal Party candidate Ted Hsu emerged victorious, netting 2,291 more votes than the second place finisher, Conservative candidate, Alicia Gordon.  Mr. Hsu appeared on CBC Radio this […]

Six Questions for Eric Walton


By this time next week the federal election will be over, and Kingston and the Islands will have selected a new Member of Parliament. In order to help undecided voters and further educate Kingstonians on where the candidates stand on important issues, we invited all of the local party representatives to participate in an interview […]

Weekly Poll: Who Will Win?


Today is your last opportunity to beat long lines and take advantage of advance polling.  But if you’re like me, and you haven’t totally made up your mind, rest assured that all of the local candidates and federal party leaders will be pulling out all the stops over the next week to convince you that […]

Ask Our Federal Candidates


According to CBC, over 4 million Canadians tuned in to watch the English version of the federal leaders debate last week.  Now if only we could figure out a way to vote via television on May 2nd, Canada might have a chance at improving our deplorable voter turnout.  While 62% of Kingstonians exercised their democratic […]

Weekly Poll: Kingston and the Islands Election Predictions


Over the past few weeks, elected representatives and local hopefuls of all stripes have been making the rounds in an effort to connect with voters.  While running errands this past weekend, I noticed a billboard along John Counter Boulevard, which suggested that Kingstonians should vote for the newly crowned, local Conservative representative, Alicia Gordon.  Did […]

Who’s Who in the Zoo


Are you big on fulfilling your civic duty? Do you exercise your right to vote? Before I scare you away, rest assured that today’s post isn’t meant to influence your decision in any way shape or form. Just in case you haven’t picked a winning horse, or if you’re torn between two nominees, I thought […]