Is this Tea Party of Canada for real? I realize that the Tea Party has made strong gains in the US politics and has caused some serious upsets across the country, but is Canada ready for it?
Taking the government and tipping it upside-down? Canada has always been known for their relaxing beliefs and not 'rocking the boat'. Will there be enough tea bags to rock the political boat in Canada? This grassroots movement has 2 major groups with websites and facebook groups/pages. Also there are two cities (Ottawa and Montreal) that have started founding their own groups that look to address municipal, provincial and possibly national politics. Is this simply more US culture creeping into our Canadian media? Is it for real?
The emergence of high-profile conservative and centrist candidates in city wards currently held by left-leaning councillors could change the complexion of the civic election.
The NDP faces the threat of losing two seats and Winnipeg's organized left may be forced to divert some of its ground game away from Judy Wasylycia-Leis' mayoral campaign.
Where is the coverage of the Toronto Mayoral race, there is a lot of interest in it, here in Toronto but I could find only one recent story (mid August) about Rob Ford.
He sure knows how to perk up our interest and the other candidates know how to shoot Ford down. His campaign is to cut taxes and the over spending at City Hall. But he doesn't explain how he will do that.