“I’m a Conservative with a strong social conscience and a sense of civility that hasn’t just manifested itself since I entered provincial politics.” – John Tory in the National Post, March 5, 2005
“I’m sorry [Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey riding], but I am for reeeeaaal.” – If John Tory re-wrote the OutKast hit “Ms Jackson”
While the Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey riding always seems overflooded with ultra-conservative a-hole politicians, John Tory contends that he isn’t one of them. According to ultra-Postie Peter C. Newman, Tory could even be the last progressive conservative in the country. Tory could also be the next Premiere of Ontario. First things first though: The preppy Conservative leader must convince people in Orangeville/Bolton area to vote for him.
Just because Orangeville et plus have always looked right when voting (ever since 1934), it doesn’t neccessarily mean Tory will grab the seat. Part of the issue is that Tory doesn’t live there, and wouldn’t stay beyond a year. Not to mention the riding has been shlucked with elections in the past few years. But unless Green Party leader Frank de Jong has some sort of miracle-gro up his sleeve, Tory will take it with relative ease. So, in retrospect, perhaps the title of this post is misleading. Whatever the case, here’s the invite for Tory’s after by-election party:
What: After-the-polls bender! DJ’s, dancing, snacks, and compassionate conservatism! (BYOB)
When: Thursday, March 17, 2005, 8 p.m. – whenever!
Where: 40 Fead St., Tony Rose Memorial Sports Complex
Directions: Take Hwy 401 west to Hwy 10/ Hurontario St.
From Hwy 10 turn left onto Broadway/Provincial Route 9.
From Broadway/Route 9 take a right on 1st St.
From 1st St. turn left onto Fead St.
Tony Rose Sports Complex is on the left side of Fead St.