Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, expanding on these posts as to what might come next as Canada’s political parties map out their strategies on electoral reform. For further reading…– Chantal Hebert wonders whether Justin Trudeau will face internal pressure to renege on his promise of electoral reform. But considering that the Libs’ voter coalition consists of significantly more voters ...

A BCer in Toronto: Dominic LeBlanc to bloggers: Will Conservatives’ throne speech be flash or substance?

On throne speech eve, I took part in a Liberal bloggers conference call with Dominic LeBlanc, MP for Beauséjour and Liberal house leader, where he discussed the party’s plans for the fall session of parliament and what we’re expecting from today’s speech from the throne. LeBlanc said the Liberals are open to supporting good legislation ...

Impolitical: Liberal leadership buzz

Some people down east and in Ottawa tell me that unless I run there is not likely to be a LeBlanc in the leadership race. More to come in the next few weeks. P.S. Regarding me running…funny friends I have:)

Calgary Grit: The Table Stakes

Forget Mark Carney. We need “electable” candidates like Jim Karygiannis in this race! Now that we know who can run for Liberal leader (namely, anyone with $75,000 and 300 signatures), the question becomes who should run: “We have to be careful not to think that somebody who wants to raise his or her profile or ...

Impolitical: Wednesday afternoon in big Liberal developments

First up, Dominic LeBlanc makes some news while attending the Liberal caucus meetings in Montebello: “Trudeau, LeBlanc front runner prospective candidates in Liberal leadership race.” “I’ve thought long and hard, as a number of other people have I’m sure, about whether I’m the best person at this time to assume the leadership of the party, ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: ndp and liberals searching for a pulse on the prairies.

Tweet You can be forgiven if you missed it. Hundreds of Liberals from across Alberta gathered in Edmonton last weekend for the biennial meeting of the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta. Bob Rae Speakers and guests at the weekend conference included interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, Scarborough-Agincourt MP Jim Karygiannis, and Senators Grant Mitchell, ...

Impolitical: The morning after

Interesting report last night on CBC’s The National for those still looking for some more news on the big story of yesterday. Notably, a certain MP who has been keeping a very low profile during all the leadership talk seemed to suddenly emerge as part of the story. Elsewhere, every columnist in the Canadian political ...

Impolitical: You’re doing it wrong, Larry Miller

“Tory MP wants Baird to consider yanking Canada out of UN.” Such a piker. If you really want to get your Tea Party on, you need to go big. You sir, are no John Bolton. Bolton famously said “there is no such thing as the United Nations” and if the U.N. building in New York ...

Calgary Grit: An update on all the people MAYBE running for Liberal leadership

The expectation is that rules for the Liberal leadership race will come down in June, setting the stage for a summer of getting to know the men and women wanting to lead Canada’s third party. But while we won’t know the rules of the race for another month or two, that hasn’t limited speculation in ...

Calgary Grit: The Race for Third

Back in February I asked readers of this blog who they thought would run for Liberal leader, and who they’d consider voting for. Admittedly, this is as far from a scientific poll as you’ll ever get, and I won’t pretend that the 500+ voters in this straw poll are all Liberals. But we’re not going ...

centerandleft: Bob Rae’s Steep Climb

A Leger Marketing poll was conducted between April 2nd and 4th,  and showed the NDP on top of the pack, with 33%, leading the Conservatives by 1%. The Liberals were far behind at 19%, the same level of support given in May 2011. Leger’s information confirms another poll done earlier in the week by Harris-Decema ...