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Susan on the Soapbox: The Globe and Mail Jumps the Shark

We’ve reached that point in the election cycle where the mainstream media peppers us with political endorsements telling us who, in their learned opinion, we should vote for on Oct 19.

Once again the mainstream media does not disappoint.

The Globe and Mail, the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald threw their weight behind . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The Globe and Mail Jumps the Shark

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta NDP still running that other leadership contest

TweetIt is pennies compared to the $1.8 million raised by Jim Prentice during the Progressive Conservative leadership race, but in the world of the Alberta NDP leadership contest, the money is flowing. The NDP’s monthly contributions report from its leadership candidates shows Edmonton-Strathcona MLA and front-runner Rachel Notley has raised $82,826.99, Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta NDP still running that other leadership contest

Left Over: Canadian Athletes: Smart Like Tractor, eh, Putin?

Vladimir Putin and the Horror at Canada House

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Why are you even surprised, Simon? The fact that they are involved in the ‘owe-limp-icks’ tells you everything you need to know..they probably shop at MalWarts, and accept endorsement money from any PR hack from any company (can you say ‘Nike?) that gets waved in their . . . → Read More: Left Over: Canadian Athletes: Smart Like Tractor, eh, Putin?

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – The Endorsement

As I’ve mentioned before, we can expect the bulk of the votes cast in Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership election to be cast before the convention next month – and over the past day, I’ve seen plenty of comments to the effect that members are receiving their mail-in ballots. So I’ll take the opportunity to offer my . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – The Endorsement

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

One of the more important dates of the Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign passed yesterday, as the membership deadline will close the list of members eligible to vote for the party’s next leader.

We’ll find out the official numbers before too long, but for now two of the campaigns have given an indication what we can . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

With the holiday break coming to an end, let’s take a quick look at what’s new in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign before taking stock as to where the candidates stand.

While the official debates resume this weekend, the most important date to watch for is the January 25 membership deadline. Ryan Meili and Trent . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

Once again, Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership campaign has focused largely on recent debates and other candidate forums (and I’ll be discussing those individually as I get a chance to view them). And for those interested in immediate coverage of those, Tra… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Endorsement Notes

As I’ve noted before, I tend to see leadership endorsements as involving diminishing returns: once a candidate has enough support to be seen as a viable contender, additional names on a list of endorsers are unlikely to have any substantial impact unle… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Endorsement Notes

politics on CAPS LOCK: Meeting the Candidates

I’ve made my mind up about who gets my #1 vote in the NDP leadership election, March 24, 2012, in Toronto. It’s Tom Mulcair.

Almost every declared and non-declared (or expectant) candidate for the national NDP leadership were in Edmonton this weekend. At first, we heard that Paul Dewar was coming Saturday night for a . . . → Read More: politics on CAPS LOCK: Meeting the Candidates

politics on CAPS LOCK: THE BIG SHOW

YAH I KNOW I STARTED LIVE BLOGGING JUST AS ITS ALL OVER. SORRY BUSY EVENING, WHAT WITH THE BOY COMING HOME AND BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS. WATCHING SUNTV FOR THE TRASH FACTOR. WILL UPDATE IN BETWEEN BREAKES COOKING SUPPER

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TIM HUDAK’S OPPOSITE OF VICTORY SPEECH. LONGER THAN PETER MACKAY’S FACE

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THERE WE GO . . . → Read More: politics on CAPS LOCK: THE BIG SHOW

The Global Express: 2011 Election Party Endorsements

With the media being our primary source of election information, the following newspapers and magazines have thrown their support behind a respected political party. If you are a reader of one of these newspapers or magazines, you may want to read what their reasoning is behind their endorsement. You may not agree with it, but . . . → Read More: The Global Express: 2011 Election Party Endorsements