May 08, 2018

Trillium Party excluded from debates: “We’re asking the pointed questions they hate to answer"

David MenziesMission Specialist

What about Bob?

Trillium Party leader Bob Yaciuk showed up to the Ontario leadership debate in downtown Toronto on Monday.

Yaciuk feels he deserves to be behind a podium on the debate circuit because unlike other parties, the Trillium Party actually has an elected MPP.

We caught up with Bob outside the CityTV studio where he made his case for inclusion in the debates.

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commented 2018-05-13 20:58:50 -0400
Doug Fordand Jason Kenny seem to be the same sort of politician who uses people as stepping stones to power. What the conservative movement pprovincially and federally needs is a Canadian version of Donald Trump. Look at what he’s done to turn America around. We need somebody here in Canada to take the “old boys club” to the wood shed.
commented 2018-05-09 12:55:15 -0400
Ron, you got it. Sorry, of course I meant Theresa May. Must have been getting tired when I wrote that one.

Nevertheless, I am now convinced that strategically voting in CHP candidates in select ridings, so as not to split the vote (as happened in Alberta last time), but to avoid being swallowed whole by the Red Tories, is the only way social conservatives are going to get any part of our platform enacted. Like the NDP did in Ottawa for years, and like the Greens did in B.C. last time. Enough of PC betrayal. Elect CHP MP’s and MPP’s!
commented 2018-05-09 12:18:37 -0400
Ted Tadright said," Elizabeth May is beholden to them or she loses power. "
I believe that you meant Theresa May. Elizabeth May could only kill one country at a time, although her involvement in the UK would be interesting.
It would be like a Demolition Derby between 2 Ford Pintos.
commented 2018-05-09 04:24:56 -0400
On second thought, forget Trillium. Vote Christian Heritage Party. It’s the ONLY party that you know will not compromise on a social conservative policy platform. No, it won’t get enough votes or seats to form a government, but it could become the balance of power in Ontario. That is how the NDP got its agenda adopted in Ottawa, and how the Greens are getting theirs adopted in B.C. Let the PC’s win a minority that the CHP will keep in power, IF the PC Party adopts the CHP’s major social conservative program. They will do it to stay in power. This is what has happened in Britain, where the Conservatives are being kept in power by a social conservative rump party based in Northern Ireland. Elizabeth May is beholden to them or she loses power.

VOTE CHP!
commented 2018-05-09 03:58:28 -0400
It appears that liberals have infiltrated the Ontario PC Party to ensure that even if they win, liberals will still be running the province. If Ford has an ounce of integrity, he will reinstate Tanya and throw the liberals out of the Party. If he doesn’t, vote for the Trillium Party. They could become the balance of power in the Ontario legislature just as the Greens did in B.C., and thereby become the real power in Ontario. What do conservatives have to lose, if they are otherwise going to get a liberal government even if the PC Party wins?
commented 2018-05-08 19:57:40 -0400
People need to vote policies instead of party. There’s no excuse for the Green party to be in & Trillium to be left out. This is the last chance for the PC’s as far as I’m concerned & it’s not looking as good as it did a short time ago.
commented 2018-05-08 19:28:39 -0400
I said this about Jason Kenny, I say this about Doug Ford and I believe it will probably end up being true Bob Yaciuk and his Trillium party. Of course we can always hope they’re different, but I’m not optimistic. Every one I’ve ever met who’s gone into politics has begun to compromise their integrity the moment they get elected. They break their promises, they stop listening to their conscience and their constituents, they start listening to their political advisers, and they forget why they got into politics in the first place. Politics by it’s very nature seems to be a corrupter of all who immerse themselves in it. That’s a real shame, and it’s also the reason Donald Trump has been successful in accomplishing as much as he has. He doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks of him. That is an extremely uncommon trait among politicians.
commented 2018-05-08 18:40:04 -0400
i realize this is ontario but never heard of trillium. but i they have member for gods sake let them speak in a debate. the big parties that scared. come on. we all must fight for freedom of expression. hate to say the american word, but we all LOVE being Democrats.
commented 2018-05-08 17:57:16 -0400
IMO, Tanya should fight the decision, her supporters should flood the Party in person and via phone & e-mail messages.
commented 2018-05-08 17:48:22 -0400
The Liberals and media/system are trying to turn people off to Ford and his people so they WON’T go out and vote because they don’t want to vote for Libs.
LOST VOTES, no-shows will give Wynne a win!!!

Trillium………are you on the ballot? Can we vote for you?

Space Moose: I agree. I wish Brad Trost could also.
commented 2018-05-08 17:30:33 -0400
Tanya should run in the Trillium party.
commented 2018-05-08 14:09:04 -0400
All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others. Especially those on the left hand side of the spectrum.