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Zack Siezmagraff Guest Post by Zack Siezmagraff I am confident that the LPC convention this past weekend, which I attended as a delegate and past candidate for AB-Yellowhead , is an event that I will look back at in 50 years and tell people, “I was there”. For those of you who pithily pontificate that the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Boxing Day reading – with plenty of interesting news below the headlines. – Naturally the Globe and Mail’s headline focuses on a modest dip (to a 14-point lead) in Quebec rather than the NDP’s strong national performance. But the more noteworthy development in the latest Nanos polling looks to be the ...

CalgaryGrit: Taste of Victory on the Danforth

There’s a lot of talk today about the eventual by election for Jack Layton’s Toronto-Danforth seat. Many Liberals are salivating at the prospect of a victory there which would pull them within a mere 67 seats of official opposition status: Liberals hope to paint Layton’s Toronto riding red again Liberal Party president Alfred Apps is ...

Blunt Objects: Alf Apps – Not Such A Bad Guy

At the very least, he’s got the right priorities in mind as continuing President: Mr. Apps proposed what he called a long-term project for the federal Liberals: to create an economic bill of rights that would entrench the right to a living wage, clean water, decent education and quality health care for all Canadians. The ...

Accidental Deliberations: On destructive suggestions

Lest there be any doubt, one of the most important ways an opposition party can have influence in a majority Parliament is by choosing issues to highlight, thereby creating a perceived safe space for the governing party to act if it so chooses. Which is to say that now might be a great time for ...

CalgaryGrit: Report to the LPC Membership…

…by ALF APPS. As posted on Facebook earlier today: REPORT TO THE MEMBERSHIPfrom the NATIONAL PRESIDENT of the LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADAJune 3, 2011FELLOW LIBERALS:I AM PLEASED TO REPORT TO YOU ON THE RECENT ACTIVITIES OF YOUR NATIONAL BOARD AT THIS EXTREMELY CRITICAL MOMENT IN OUR PARTY’S HISTORY.EXACTLY ONE MONTH AGO, ON THE MORNING OF ...

A BCer in Toronto: On Alf, consultations and constitutional straitjackets

Tuesday evening I attended a pretty successful social event and informal renewal brainstorming session in Toronto with over 100 Liberal Party members … and guess who came to dinner? The Edward Blake Society is an informal group of Toronto area young professional Liberals (say, age 25 to 40) who get together regularly to lift a ...

A Blog By James Curran: Hey, Alf Apps, Here’s Another Letter Calling for Your Resignation

The delusional Apps maintains only 8 or 10 people have called for his resignation. Well, I know different. So does he. But the truth never really mattered to Alf Apps. Here’s one from The Sun today Dunn: Apps dooms Grits The inside story of the destruction of the Liberal PartyBy Mark Dunn ,Parliamentary Bureau First ...