Liz: Kenneth dearie! Please! Let's stop squabbling + make a deal!
OSSTF President Ken Coran will be parachuted in as the sole OLP candidate for London West in the upcoming by election! The riding association has announced he will be acclaimed next Tuesday. Only one name was put forward. Coran is well known for having reached a controversial MOE MOU with the Liberal government after leading his public secondary school teachers union teachers through a year long plus protest + rotating strike. He has even claimed responsibility for bringing down former OLP Premier Dalton McGuinty, and even having a hand in the recent resignations. He praises Premier Wynne for drawing him into politics with her sense of collaboration, openness and honesty. Collaboration Ken? Indeed!
OSSTF announces President Coran will retire on June 30 @ done here!
Global News reports Ken will be acclaimed the OLP candidate for London West on June 2. Boy, he's not wasting any time! See @ Ken Coran OLP
News Talk 1290 claims there are rumours he was hand picked for the position by Premier Wynne @ The Chosen One?
The Toronto Sun is salivating at teachers "jumping in bed" with the OLP @ Wake up sunshine!
Toronto Star editorial links OSSTF D12 January campaign donations to OLP leadership candidates with Ken's recent move into an argument against the teacher protest movement @ Cynical
The OSSTF announcement is supposed to be posted at this link which is Not Accessible!
Ken Koran has lived in London for 40 years. He is a member of the London West Provincial Liberal Riding Association. The former MPP was Chris Bentley @ Some background.
Liberal strategists consider August 1st by election date. Possibly all 5 could be on the same day. Maybe, maybe not @ By elections dates?
Hi! I'm Ken! Vote for me!
The Globe + Mail reports on Coran's "about face" @ About face
Ken Coran: From nemesis to nominee. The PC's and NDP are expected to have a field day with this @ London Free Press
The Globe + Mail claims Ken Coran has been brought back into the fold to help the Wynne Liberal government re-establish it's connections with teachers. Hmmm. Read @ Ahhh, Collaboration?!!
Hudak's PC Tories can't believe their good luck! Read the reactions @ [Tory] Fun Fun Fun!
Thames Valley OSSTF endorses Ken Coran. Phone calls are made for members to come out to help him. However a grassroots rebellion is brewing. A teacher protest is planned outside his campaign office on July 23. More news @ Official Local Union Support