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Harper Tory campaign takes new hit. Candidates who are off the message and out of order. How many more are like this in his party?


In the latest embarrassment for the Conservative campaign, a candidate who blogged after the July beheading on a Winnipeg-bound bus that Canadians should be allowed to carry concealed handguns for protection has resigned from the Toronto Centre race.

Musings on women, gays, native protesters and hate-speech laws.

(1) Law-abiding men and women should be allowed to carry concealed handguns, saying: “If women and gays really wanted to stop being victims of hate crimes, they’d be in support of this, but judging from discussions, they’d rather be helpless and rely on government.”

(2) The end of human rights commissions and hate-speech laws.

(3) His political views were not entirely in keeping with the Conservative party

This is why Harper needs to change the focus to himself. He needs to find a better “pool” of conservative candidates.

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Hampton warns against Liberal majority


With just one full day of campaigning left before the Ontario election, NDP Leader Howard Hampton spent today trying to chip away at the chances of a Liberal majority government. At a campaign stop in Oshawa, Ont., Hampton disparaged Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty at every turn.

Hampton warned voters that a majority mandate would give McGuinty free reign to spend taxpayer money as he sees fit, break promises and possibly raise taxes. Hampton pleaded with the public to keep McGuinty “accountable.”

“Voters are telling us they don’t believe Dalton McGuinty, they don’t trust Dalton McGuinty and they don’t want Dalton McGuinty to have a majority government because they know what happens,” Hampton said after meeting with NDP candidate Sid Ryan at a Tim Horton’s in Oshawa.

“A day after the election all the promises mean absolutely nothing.”

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