Back in May I laid out the evidence to support my contention that the Green Party of Canada is suffering a sustained collapse at the grass-roots level. To summarise my arguments, the local Electoral District associations were largely formed to capitalise on the Revenue Sharing agreements between the Green Party`s head office, and the local . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The relentless collapse of the Green Party of Canada’s grassroots.
The Greens are running a tight ship on Vancouver Island these days. In the wake of Andrew Weavers win in Oak Bay Gordon Head on behalf of the BC Green Party, I decided to have a closer look at the BC Provincial election results in the Victoria area.
Knowing so little about BC Politics, I . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Green Party demostrating strategic and tactical smarts on Vancouver Island
I just took a gander at the Elections Canada databases to see the current state of the Green Party EDA`s. Like them or not, the Green Party remains a factor, and their 2015 campaign will play a role in determining the outcome of the 2015 election. I have a couple of general observations to make, . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Whither the Green Party? Probable Strategy for 2015
In the very few weeks since Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, there have been some pretty big things going on. I guess the most obvious, and I mean IN YOUR FACE obvious is the launch millions of dollars worth of ‘attack ads’ by the Conservatives, and the launch of . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Trudeau’s ‘Call to Action’ needs to focus on building the Riding Associations.
Reblogged from Global News:
OTTAWA – If many hands make light work, Liberals in Atlantic Canada, southern Ontario and parts of Vancouver may have proportionally fewer doors to knock during the 2015 federal election. But those in Alberta and Quebec could find themselves without backup during the electoral ground war. As supporters . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Sizing up the big red machine: Liberal leadership vote turnout by riding
The conventional wisdom has it that Justin Trudeau has the leadership of the Liberals all but in the bag. Well, all I can say is that the conventional wisdom is ill-informed, and I believe that the contest is a whole lot closer than it appears.
First off, Joyce Murray has a lot more supporters than . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Justin over Joyce, by a nose: But how they are BOTH winners.
So I have blogged on what the bare existence of the Supporter category of membership means to the Liberal Party. In a nutshell, it means that the Liberals have woken up to the fact that a robust and healthy contact database provides the means to establish a dialogue with Canadians with an affinity for the . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Building the Database: Conservative Union busting campaign.
Every time I think about the long decline of the Liberal Party, I recall vividly a conversation I had over coffee with my local Liberal counterpart back in 2007. We were discussing a municipal election, and the conversation turned to local Green Party ‘doings’. I was pretty chuffed at the time. My constant harping and . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Real world of Electoral Politics: Coming soon to a Liberal Party near you!
I first realised that my old friend, the Liberal Party of Canada was on the path to recovery when they introduced the Supporter category early in 2012. Canadians were invited to formally become a supporter of the Liberal Party, and offered a vote in the leadership contest as an inducement. As I wrote in June, . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Liberals Supporter category vital. What happens after the leadership race?
Yesterday I read a Toronto Star article entitled: How federal Liberals are using leadership race to get back in the game.
The premise of the article is that the new supporter category is a game changer for the Liberal Party, and that this late entry into the data collection business holds the promise of future . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Liberal Party Supporter category: Takach gets it. Does anybody else?
Rob Ford will probably win if there is a mayoral by-election, and the reasons I outline here should be obvious to all. It’s all about loyalty of the base vote, low turnouts, and the power of Ford electoral machine. Toronto progressives had better stop partying and get to work or they will be wondering W.T.F. happened on by-election EDay. . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Rob Ford Story: It ain’t over by a long shot.