John Tory – Goodbye and good riddance

Posted: March 6, 2009 in Caledonia, CANACE, Conservative Cowards, Conservatives, Election 2007, Headlines, Jeff's Blogs, John Tory

March 6, 2009

Like many other lucky Conservatives, I awoke this morning to the happy news that John Tory lost yesterday’s byelection to Liberal Rick Johnson and tendered his long overdue resignation this afternoon. As some may recall, Tory not only blew the Provincial Election for the PC party in 2007, he lost his own riding and has been a laughing stock ever since.

For many their last memory of John Tory may be that he lost an established Conservative seat to the Liberals because of his selfish refusal to step down, or the fact that even when an MPP tried to hand him her seat the voters refused to choke on a term of Tory leadership, but I’d like to share a story about Mr. Tory and what could have been. This is one of many (MANY) stories that we have never shared with the public.

In August of 2007, CANACE decided to hold a rally in Caledonia right before the upcoming election to try to shine as much media light on the plight of the town as possible right before people hit the polls. We were all hopeful that John Tory was going to do the obvious by defeating McGuinty, but just to be sure we sent a boat load of ammunition to Tory that he could use to expose the disgusting things that the Liberals had allowed and encouraged in Caledonia.

As time wore on, not only did Mr. Tory not use any of the damning evidence that had been handed to him against McGuinty, he actually managed to start losing in the polls by focusing on faith based school funding while ignoring the one issue that Dalton stood no chance of squirming away from which was law and order. Seeing Tory’s chances headed for the toilet, we concocted a plan to help turn things around at the last minute for Tory and arranged for me to meet with Toby Barrett’s office to discuss it.

The plan I presented to Toby’s campaign manager was quite simple. We were holding a rally 2 days before the election in Caledonia and would give John Tory a platform that day to stand beside Joe Gualtieri, and Dancer in front of the community and tell the people of Ontario about the complete break down of rule of law on the McGuinty watch. Furthermore we would agree not to march to DCE as planned and we would let Tory take the credit for talking us out of doing something as extreme as walking down a street.

After taking some time to think it over while talking some more about faith based funding, Tory declined to attend and handed the election to McGuinty on a sliver platter. Our event and the march to DCE was a success as we always knew it would be and in fact it was the lead story on CityTV news that night which put Caledonia and law & order in the faces of countless viewers in Toronto and across the Province as planned.

John Tory with a proud supporter

John Tory with a proud supporter

I’m sure that each of us will have our own way of remembering the colossal failure that was Tory, but for me it will be a quote he gave reporters during his resignation speech today. “All I know is that I tried my best”. One last lie to the people of Ontario on his way out the door.

Goodbye John and good riddance.

Jeff Parkinson

  1. abettermanwouldawisermanwill says:


    Everytime that I speak with you in person, you leave a very different impression than that which you post on this blog that is yours.

    Who are you?

  2. caledoniawakeupcall says:

    Would you care to elaborate on that? Why the reluctance to identify yourself if we’ve conversed before? Why use an email address that bounces back as undeliverable when that address remains hidden to the public?

    You may wish to click on the link at the top of the page that says “who am I?” as it gives at least a basic answer to your question.


  3. abettermanwouldawisermanwill says:

    Why does my email address bounce back as “undeliverable” when hidden to the public? Easy question to answer Jeff. Because there has been (and apparently continues to be) a virus that afflicts computers who access Caledonia WakeUp Call and possibly their affiliate sites.

    Am I reluctant to identify myself openly on your blog? Yes Sir! Yes I am. Instead, I choose to exercise the unidentifiable feature of this forum that you provide to everyone who choses to do so.

    I’m quite certain that you can speak for yourself. Please remember that your efforts, either intentionally or unintentionally, affect many more people who may not believe what you believe.

    Think before you do Jeff.

    Occum’s razor.

    • caledoniawakeupcall says:

      A few thoughts.

      There is no virus afflicting,, nor this site, and submitting a valid email address when using the wordpress form to leave a comment or privately sending me an email when you have something you wish to discuss will not open you up to any harm of any nature.

      I am not suggesting that you disclose your identity in a public forum if you are not comfortable doing so. A large number of the comments that have been left on this site have been done so via an alias.

      I appreciate your concern and I found your reference to occam’s razor to be thought provoking, but I believe my audience realizes that I am nothing more than a guy who is sharing his thoughts with those who choose to read them.

      People have been disagreeing with me for 2 1/2 years now and I will continue to support their right to do so, but what I will not do is refrain from sharing my point of view out of fear of offending someone.

      Thanks for weighing in.


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