Monday, October 26, 2015


Well, the Canadian elections are over and the Liberals have been swept into office. Except here in Fort Erie where incumbent Rob Nicholson remained as a lone Conservative MP in the area. Now he thinks that he has what it takes to be the next Conservative Party Leader. Good Luck with that. 

The election results may prove to be an indicator of Fort Erie's further decline, unless the Liberals take pity or they take into consideration the tremendous potential that has been wasted in town. Our former mayor-by-five-votes, Doug Martin is a big supporter of the Tories. It was Dougie's brand of politics that brought forth a S.L.A.P.P. lawsuit against four councillors, thus costing them, and ultimately the town insurance a lot of money. Dougie got his way though. He and his followers were able to run three of the four out of office and replace them with flunkies from the Chamber of Commerce. So, the people of Fort Erie, who are already used to getting short shrift, will probably get a big lot of nothing under the new regime. We'll see.

Meanwhile, I'm getting ready to start working for the US Elections coming up next year. At this point, the Republican cast of clowns has become almost fascinating - in a horrific way. I will be commenting on the American elections from time to time, but I'm going to leave Fort Erie to its own devices for a while.

I am just going to take satisfaction in the knowledge that the grand scheme of Doug Martin and his friends has been stopped, but not without a lot of collateral damage. Shame on them. They cared more for their own selfish interests than what was best for the people of Fort Erie. I hope that Karma pays them all back very soon and very decisively.