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Right of Center Ice: The Candidate

Like dipping a single toe into the lake from the dock before jumping in, Ruth-Ellen Brosseau robocalled her constituents yesterday. It was the first thing she has done to earn their trust as their MP since filling out (in whole or part) of her nomination papers.

For many on Pro Blogs, criticism of her . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: The Candidate

Right of Center Ice: He’d throw Canada under the bus too

He ordered the ejection of Bill Casey. Garth Turner. Helena Guergis.

He sent Shelly Glover to throw Tom Flanagan under the bus.

Pat Strogan, fired. Munir Sheikh, resigned on principle.

Students ejected by the RCMP on CPC orders from Harper rallies after being Facebook checked.

*** If you thought for a moment that this . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: He’d throw Canada under the bus too

Right of Center Ice: G&M on Ignatieff: Energy and urgency. He was hot.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff was fiery on tonight’s national leaders debate. He covered every topic under the sun and reminded Canadians exactly why we are having this election. There were a few stumbles, these debates are never perfect. But he was on point when he needed to be and nailed Harper and his neo-Conservatives on . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: G&M on Ignatieff: Energy and urgency. He was hot.

Right of Center Ice: A Letter to Mr. Ignatieff: It’s time to get personal against attack ads

Mr. Ignatieff,

On the Liberal campaign trail in Winnipeg there is one thing that we are hearing consistently: Canadians are sick and tired of attack ads. They hate them.

It disrupts governance, creates an atmosphere of constant electioneering, and is just plain un-Canadian. And yet, they persist through this election. An election that is being . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: A Letter to Mr. Ignatieff: It’s time to get personal against attack ads

Jacked Up: Youth-anize the vote!

I don’t know if this will really surprise anyone, but it’s just another instance of the unprecedented hostility Harper’s Conservatives hold towards anyone with opposing views. It’s the kind of openly hostile environment that leads to rogue supporters committing despicable acts.

It’s especially prevalent because of how much media attention the youth vote has been . . . → Read More: Jacked Up: Youth-anize the vote!

Right of Center Ice: Harper Party announces 2011 platform release date

For 2015-2016 if the budget is balanced. Maybe. Meanwhile, Michael Ignatieff and his Liberal team have put together a platform for families that aims to strengthen Canada through investment, education, and responsible government.

Meanwhile in Winnipeg South Centre, Harper Party candidate Joyce Bateman has decided to bite the hand that has fed her for several . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Harper Party announces 2011 platform release date

Jacked Up: Keys to running a campaign

Exams and papers on the go so no time to really comment on it other than:

Hilarious, thank you Scott Feschuk for summing up Harper’s campaign thus far. Let’s hope this is the track the Conservatives stay on for the rest of the campaign.

Right of Center Ice: I cannot choose my coworkers…

And neither could Stephen Harper when the polls closed back in 2008. The parliament that was elected in 08 was the group he was given to work with. Many Conservatives joined him, but not so many that he didn’t need a little help from the other parties to get anything accomplished. Ergo, cooperation had to . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: I cannot choose my coworkers…