Advertisement
Advertisement

Strict Standards: Non-static method HTML_onw::showContributions() should not be called statically in /home4/ontarcah/public_html/components/content/onw.php on line 57
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The hue and cry over Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and six vacationing friends staying for free for eight days at Canada's High Commissioner's residence is a tempest in a teapot.
    Posted date : June 27, 2013
    Length of video: 00:01:46
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The Senate expenses issue is taking up far too much time, says the former PC cabinet minister. Fix it and move on, because there's important work to be done - like getting the economy on track.
    Posted date : June 06, 2013
    Length of video: 00:01:52
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Ontario's budget is a brilliant piece of political strategy by the Liberals. It's really all about taking away three more seats from the NDP in the next election.
    Posted date : May 15, 2013
    Length of video: 00:01:57
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    When it comes to arts and culture, governments can be stingy at the best of times. But the former PC culture minister reminds us arts and culture are essential to any civilization in many ways.
    Posted date : April 24, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:32
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Margaret Thatcher's death has prompted a fierce debate over the appropriateness of anti-Thatcher protests. The former PC cabinet minister says all former PM's deserve respect for their public service.
    Posted date : April 18, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:13
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    When times are relatively good, it's easy to forget who got Canada where it is. Just once in a while, we should be thanking Prime Minister Stephen Harper, says the former PC cabinet minister.
    Posted date : April 08, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:22
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Another young Toronto male is up on charges after another man was stabbed on the subway. But our young people's potential doesn't have to be wasted like this, says the former PC cabinet minister.
    Posted date : March 04, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:33
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The longer Kathleen Wynne tries to hold onto power with a minority government, the more she'll be saddled with the soap opera Dalton McGuinty's government had become. Is it time to go to the polls?
    Posted date : February 25, 2013
    Length of video: 00:01:44
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    A tearful apology by Toronto councilor Ana Bailao when sentenced for drinking and driving was sincere. But do the media and public go overboard, beating politicians to death for every mistake?
    Posted date : February 04, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:22
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    It's in the interest of all three parties to go to the polls now, says the former PC cabinet minister. And besides, Tsubouchi warns Wynne: remember Ernie Eves.
    Posted date : January 30, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:43
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Don't read too much into the reports that Rob Ford's allies are beginning to disagree with him. Sometimes that's healthy, says the former PC cabinet minister.
    Posted date : January 22, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:08
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Battered by those cold political winds out there? Come on in for a "fireside chat" and some wise words from a former politician who's been there. The secret? Always focus on the public good.
    Posted date : January 07, 2013
    Length of video: 00:02:01
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The Toronto District Catholic School Board has dropped playing O Canada because some kids didn't know the words or music. There's a simple solution, says the former PC cabinet minister. Learn it.
    Posted date : December 11, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:42
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Queen's Park politicians must stop relying on backroom advisors, travel the province and meet real people - farmers, Northerners, unions, business owners. From their wisdom will spring a new vision.
    Posted date : November 28, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:28
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The row over sending armoured vehicles, including a Cadillac, to India to transport Stephen Harper around is a tempest in a teapot. The former PC minister says since 9/11, we can't be too careful.
    Posted date : November 19, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:08
     
  • Thought Provoker: Dave Tsubouchi

    It's more than shocking that drivers actually drove around a woman killed crossing the street in Toronto recently rather than stop to help her. For Tsubouchi it hits way too close to home
    Posted date : November 06, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:10
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Dalton McGuinty's motives will be dissected and the entrails examined for months, no matter why he resigned. Before the autopsy gets too far along, the former PC cabinet minister says hail and farewell.
    Posted date : October 22, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:40
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The negative attack culture that defines modern poltiics is not only dispiriting, it's a distortion. The political world is full of people quietly doing good things. It's time we heard about those too.
    Posted date : October 02, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:13
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    As a Japanese-Canadian, the last group to be given the right to vote in this country, the former PC minister has a unique perspective on democracy in Ontario.
    Posted date : September 17, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:49
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    With two crucial by elections this week, Dalton McGuinty, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath are under huge pressure to win. But hot campaign rhetoric on freezing teachers wages won't soon be forgotten.
    Posted date : September 04, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:18
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    It wasn't Canada's Olympic athletes that let our country down, says the former PC cabinet minister. It was Canada's Olympic officials, who failed to stand up for them ... that cost Canada dearly.
    Posted date : August 13, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:51
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Yet another "summer of the gun" is upon us in Toronto, with all the tragedy that brings. More police on the streets is job one, says the former PC cabinet minister, but we can't stop there.
    Posted date : July 26, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:35
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The internment of Japanese Canadians in WWII strikes a little too close to home for the former PC cabinet minister. He reminds us we must learn our history lest we make the same mistakes again.
    Posted date : June 27, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:32
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    An old tradition of pacifism in Stouffville has stirred up opposition to giving the Freedom of the City to the Governor General's Horse Guard. But the former PC minister says they deserve our thanks.
    Posted date : June 12, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:55
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    There's so much negative press these days about politicians and students, it's sometimes hard to see the forward steps many are taking. But the former PC cabinet minister is giving out gold stars.
    Posted date : May 28, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:20
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Is giving up privacy just part of the deal when politicians, like Toronto mayor Rob Ford, decide to run for public office? No way, says the former PC cabinet minister, and its time the media backs off.
    Posted date : May 10, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:02
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Though it means the Liberals will now be tied with seats with the opposition at Queen's Park, Tsubouchi says PC MPP Elizabeth Witmer has earned the right to step down and become head of the WSIB.
    Posted date : May 01, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:48
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    What does Admiral Ackbar from "Return of the Jedi" and the Ontario budget have in common? Hint: "It's a trap." The former PC cabinet minister explains.
    Posted date : April 17, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:05
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Ragging the Budget Puck: Instead of addressing serious challenges facing Ontario, the McGuinty Liberals are using a ploy that would have made former Maple Leafs captain George Armstrong proud.
    Posted date : March 19, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:36
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The whole purpose behind putting slot machines in race tracks was to help the horseracing industry create jobs in Ontario, says Tsubouchi. He should know: he was the PC minister who did it.
    Posted date : March 06, 2012
    Length of video: 00:02:24
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Former PC Minister David Tsubouchi says Don Drummond laid out the worst case scenario - which sets up the prospect of an agreement with the NDP to get the next budget passed.
    Posted date : February 21, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:47
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Many say engaging ethnic voters in the so-called "905" area is the key to majority government in Ontario. But that means a lot more than just showing up at cultural fetes, says the former PC minister.
    Posted date : February 08, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:44
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    It's time to stop blaming Prime Minister Stephen Harper for everything under the sun, says the former cabinet minister. He accused the NDP of just plain making things up.
    Posted date : January 18, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:45
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Rome Is Burning: The Ontario government can fiddle no more. With the deficit at $16b and the shaky economy, Premier Dalton McGuinty gets some sage words of advice from the former PC cabinet minister.
    Posted date : January 12, 2012
    Length of video: 00:01:45
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Giving New Meaning to the "Knowledge Economy": The world economy is in a shambles and Ontario is struggling. But we've got our economic strengths here too, and it's time to start exporting them.
    Posted date : November 24, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:58
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Give The Guy A Break: Campaigns are excruciating, and a leader's first campaign is especially gruelling. It's time Tories stopped sniping at Tim Hudak, says the former PC cabinet minister.
    Posted date : November 08, 2011
    Length of video: 00:01:59
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    If you don't stand up to be counted by voting to make a difference, "sit down and shut up". Mobilizing the vote is the only way to drive change.
    Posted date : October 24, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:03
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Caucus discipline is going to be crucial for all three parties under the new Liberal minority government, according to the former PC cabinet minister.
    Posted date : October 11, 2011
    Length of video: 00:03:03
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    When voters are angry - and right now they're very angry, says David Tsubouchi - anything can happen. The former PC cabinet minister predicts an electoral upset next week, one way or another.
    Posted date : September 29, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:03
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    In Quinte West, ordinary folk are raising money, looney by tooney, to honour Canadian soldiers who died in Afghanistan. The Former PC Solicitor General says democracy is worth fighting for.
    Posted date : September 13, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:46
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The credit rating downgrades of both the U.S. and Japan are a shot across the bow to this province, says the former PC cabinet minister. Our debt needs to be a priority in this election.
    Posted date : August 29, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:31
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Police in Ontario are getting a bad rap, says former PC Solicitor General David Tsubouchi. They put their lives on the line for us every day, and the media and critics need to appreciate that.
    Posted date : August 18, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:38
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Library Lament: Former PC Minister of Culture David Tsubouchi says libraries are a great democratic equalizer. He says they made a difference in his life as an impoverished Japanese Canadian.
    Posted date : August 03, 2011
    Length of video: 00:03:44
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    Northern Reflections: Ontario's north has what it takes to soar-great resources, clean water and tough, can-do people. David Tsubouchi says all it needs is a little help from its friends.
    Posted date : July 19, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:40
     
  • Thought Provoker: David Tsubouchi

    The Liberals have Tory leader Tim Hudak in the crosshairs as he leads the polls. But former PC cabinet minister David Tsubouchi says they should really be more afraid of the NDP's Andrea Horwath.
    Posted date : July 04, 2011
    Length of video: 00:02:55
     
David Tsubouchi
David Tsubouchi served as a cabinet minister holding five different portfolios under Premier Mike Harris and Premier Ernie Eves. He holds a BA from York University, JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and an LLD from Assumption University. David is the Chairman of Deduce International Markets Inc., a company that develops international resource and infrastructure projects. He is a partner in the prominent law firm, Fogler Rubinoff LLP and sits on a number of corporate and institutional boards of directors and advisory boards.

David Tsubouchi is an advocate of education as the great equalizer in life and has raised millions of dollars as the campaign chair for institutions and good causes including Seneca College, George Brown College and for the Japan disaster relief.