Talk:Peter Kormos

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Should we class Dennis Drainville with the "left opposition?" He voted against same-sex adoption, as I recall, and much of his concern with the government came over his opposition to gambling. On the other hand, there was the fairly defining social contract vote... Samaritan 00:24, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC) (creator of the article in my anon days, btw)

Thomas Walkom lists Drainville as an ally of Morrow and Kormos, and I've chosen to follow his example. Beyond which, I'd argue that his decision to break with the party over casino gambling was basically a reflection of his left-wing/social-gospel approach to political activism.

I wasn't aware that he voted against same-sex adoption ... and, in fact, I believe that he left parliament in 1993, before the bill came before the house for final reading (though I suppose he may have voted against it on second reading).

I also believe that he's still involved with the federal NDP.

Given that "left opposition" is a pretty vague term in this context, I don't see a problem with retaining Drainville in the list. CJCurrie 00:35, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Drainville became president of the federal NDP in Quebec subsequent to his service in the Ontario legislature. AndyL 02:04, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

*nods* Sounds good. Sorry for the trouble! I just wasn't sure. Samaritan 02:41, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

A follow-up:

(i) Drainville left the legislature in 1993, whereas the same-sex benefits bill did not come up until 1994. Obviously, he wasn't around to vote on it.

(ii) Drainville seconded a 2004 motion by the Anglican Church in Canada to affirm same-sex unions within the church. We can probably assume he would have voted for the bill, had he been there. CJCurrie 01:47, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Kormos DID NOT throw his support to Howard Hampton at the leadership convention,he relased his delagates. Many of his supporters either abstained from the final vote, or spoiled their ballots72.136.138.164 13:40, 18 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Please fix the link to social contract, I don't know if Kormos has any problem with Rousseau, but I'm pretty sure that's not why he left the cabinet.

Kormos' Personal Style[edit]

Normally, it's a superficial topic, but his fashion sense is noteworthy. For one, he has survived several attempts to pass a legislative dress code. Second, in the current election campaign, he has also promised to dress more formally if more NDP members are elected, "a small price to pay" in his words. What I have added, stands on the record.Toddsschneider 14:08, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Wonderful. Can you cite sources for this? Rebecca 14:11, 14 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

"He was later educated at Kingston Penetentiary"[edit]

This could be a smear. Can anyone cite a credible source? Otherwise it should be reverted to read "Niagara College" as it has done.