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LeDaro: Prime Minister Stephen Harper taking a break from campaigning

Is he drunk?

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: On the hustings

I’ve been going door-to-door for the past few weeks in my campaign for re-election. Stumping on the hustings, as it’s called in Canada. Or at least that’s how I’ve always heard it used. Hustings is an odd, old word, an anachronism that survives, seemingly, only in the world of politics. It comes from the days . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: On the hustings

calgaryliberal.com: Vincent Visits the Manning Centre

The other day this blogger went to a Manning Centre training seminar on visual communications — on building better looking websites, designing election signs, and creating campaign literature. This is the same Manning Centre that has been in the news recently and been a target of a fair bit of speculation on their efforts. As . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Vincent Visits the Manning Centre

calgaryliberal.com: No Debate: How the Conservatives Will Campaign in Calgary-Centre… and how to fight back!

It’s about absolute radio silence. The Conservative candidate will not speak to the public without speaking points… if she even does try to speak to the public. There will be no debate or town hall. It’s all about a level of radio silence. And let me tell you why. Because the conservative candidate isn’t interested . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: No Debate: How the Conservatives Will Campaign in Calgary-Centre… and how to fight back!

CalgaryLiberal: Should JT Run?

So this one Quebec MP, who is a capable politician in his own right, who has spoken at hundreds of Liberal fundraisers over the years, has national branding from his father, and has, over the last while, began to finally eke out his own brand, has said no to running for the Liberal leadership. Not . . . → Read More: CalgaryLiberal: Should JT Run?

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: The New McCarthyism

There is no worse cancer in a free society than the thuggish impulse to equate dissent as disloyalty… The greatest patriot is the person with the courage to be the lone voice in the crowd crying out that the Emperor has no clothes. The test of our society’s democratic nature is our instinct to . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: The New McCarthyism

CalgaryLiberal: No, Nenshi isn’t running for the Liberals

No, Liberals and progressives alike, Nenshi isn’t throwing his hat into the provincial or federal arenas as either an MP or a leadership candidate. He’s happiest where he is right now. Twenty years of schooling, networking, and focus has brought him to the mayoralty of Calgary. His efforts at the Kennedy School of government, his . . . → Read More: CalgaryLiberal: No, Nenshi isn’t running for the Liberals

CalgaryLiberal: Use Liberalist: a Note to All Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Contestants

Let me level with you, possible future leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. You’re starting to build up your team, looking for head people and chairs amongst the different provinces. One of the major decisions of your campaign will be how you will be handling your data. And you should put your data into . . . → Read More: CalgaryLiberal: Use Liberalist: a Note to All Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Contestants

Campaigning on Social Media and “Openness”

Recently, during the Vancouver municipal election, some candidates were trying to make a big deal out of the fact that their comments are being removed from their opponents’ social media pages. They claim that this is contrary to the ideals of openness and transparency in Government.

Full Disclosure: I was on contract with Vision Vancouver . . . → Read More: Campaigning on Social Media and “Openness”