Left Over: A First Step For Government, a Semi-Giant Leap for Labor

Liberal government moves to repeal controversial union laws Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk meets reporters on Parliament Hill at 10:15 a.m. ET CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 2016 10:08 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016 10:13 AM ET     What Pierre Trudeau did to labor in the past,with his so-called wage and price controls, ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Photos: Justin Trudeau rally in Edmonton

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calgaryliberal.com: The brutal lessons of 2013.

2013 has been a rather tough year for this blogger. I ran for the Vice Presidency of the Alberta Liberal Party and was unsuccessful. Quite quickly I found I had little support in Edmonton and that I had to work harder to earn the trust of people. It was truly a humbling experience. When the Alberta ...

calgaryliberal.com: Admitting My Failure

At the Alberta Liberal Party’s annual general meeting in June more than two thirds voted to shut down the supporter system. As someone who championed the system when it was first introduced, and then pushed for it nationally for the federal Liberals, I must admit my failure to both Albertans and to the provincial party. And ...

calgaryliberal.com: Don’t listen to the polling.

A recent poll has the Alberta Liberal Party 40% up on their election numbers. Another poll has the federal Liberals up some 5 points, overshadowing the NDP and on the heels of the Conservatives. But don’t for a single moment think that these polls mean anything. It’s at most three years away from the next election, the ...

calgaryliberal.com: July 20, 2005: Canada’s Liberal Government Legalizes Gay Marraige

CalgaryLiberal: Where has Vincent been?

Everywhere, that’s where this one blogger has been. Last month’s convention in Ottawa was a roaring success–with the open primary system that the Alberta Liberal championed and now the federal Liberals have chosen to adopt the next leader in 2013–that I supported and fought for on the convention floor for both parties to adopt. Since ...

CalgaryLiberal: Liberal Convention 2012: The Need For Open Primaries

In 2011 I was on the convention floor in Calgary, Alberta, advocating for the same change that is in front of the federal Liberals today (see constitution document here [PDF]). I spoke of openness, inclusion, the need for a new force in politics, and the empowerment that an open primary can deliver to the Alberta ...

CalgaryLiberal: Endorsement: CalgaryLiberal.com Endorses Kyle Harrietha for VP Membership in the Liberal Party of Canada

This Calgary Liberal is proud to endorse National Membership Secretary candidate Kyle Harrietha. When I was president of Calgary East, rebuilding it from nothing to 100 members and rekindling its existence, he provided me with the support to succeed in my role through advice and mentorship. This same advice and mentorship is continuing to help me ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Now That’s More Like It!

 In an earlier post, I worried that the LPoC might be losing its edge.  Clearly I spoke too soon.  Because Jason Cherniak wants some party functionary I’ve never heard of to resign, and James Curran wants Jason to resign for wanting that functionary to resign. All over an email asking what LPoC Members might want to ...

Challenging the Commonplace: Some Liberals still don’t get it

I’ve not blogged for several months, given the distractions of moving, settling in, and certain other challenging issues, but I cannot resist responding to the following comment by John Ibbitson, who writes about the infighting occurring within the Opposition parties: And then there are the Liberal MPs who question the wisdom of the proposal to ...

Challenging the Commonplace: Some Liberals still don’t get it

I’ve not blogged for several months, given the distractions of moving, settling in, and certain other challenging issues, but I cannot resist responding to the following comment by John Ibbitson, who writes about the infighting occurring within the Opposition parties: And then there are the Liberal MPs who question the wisdom of the proposal to ...

CalgaryLiberal: RE: Rae calls for end to turf wars

Last night I was sent a link to an article in the Winipeg Free Press about Bob Rae calling out Liberal cliques, Liberal navel gazing, and turf wars. The Globe and Mail pipes in as well. I couldn’t agree more. Mr. Rae has signaled that he wants Canadians–all Canadians–to be invited into the leadership race for ...

CalgaryLiberal: (1) The Challenge: Liberals are everywhere in Alberta–just not all with us: The Four Challenges to the Alberta Liberal Party

There are challenges to the Alberta Liberal Party forming government in Alberta. In this series of posts I’ll write about some of the challenges that Liberals face in this province and some solutions to them. (1) The Challenge: Liberals are everywhere in Alberta–just not all with us The Problem: Forget about uniting the left or ...

CalgaryLiberal: Something to Watch: Federal Liberals in Calgary

With the new seats coming federally in the House of Commons to the economic seat of Canada–Alberta–the province will finally get a more reasonable level of representation. No longer will each of our votes matter less than Ontario or Quebec and the seismic changes of the last ten years will finally be recognized. Gargantuan growths ...

Michael Ignatieff in Victoria: What will you do for the youth? (video)

Here is AMFresh video by my partner at AMFresh of one of the questions asked and answered at the Victoria Election Town Hall rally with Michael Ignatieff on Sunday evening at Crystal Gardens.

Michael Ignatieff in Victoria:Election 2011 (video)

My partner has created AMFresh video of the Michael Ignatieff rally and open question forum in Victoria on Sunday night at Crystal Gardens.  Video of the Q & A session will follow shortly.   Enjoy!!

EJDF Liberal Candidate Lillian Szpak with Bob Rae – Election 2011 (video)

On Saturday evening I had a chance get out and see Bob Rae and Esquimalt Juan de Fuca Liberal candidate Lillian Szpak at her new election campaign office on 754-A Goldstream Ave.  My partner from AM Fresh filmed this video and took pictures of the evening.  It was an opportunity for constituents to meet Lillian, ...

Victoria Liberal Christopher Causton’s Campaign Launch (video)

Yesterday afternoon I attended the campaign kick event off for Federal Liberal Party Candidate Christopher Causton.  It was also interesting to hear him clarify his position on election signs as that is a big interest area for me.   He said that as the 25 year Mayor of  Oak Bay, a municipality with some of ...

Campaign Kick off Night for Victoria and Saanich Gulf Islands

Tonight marks the  campaign kick off events for Victoria Federal Liberal candidate & Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton and Saanich Gulf Islands Liberal candidate Renee Hetherington.  Unfortunately both events take place at the same time so I will be attending Christopher’s event, given I am helping with his campaign this time round.   My heart and ...

Liberals Campaign Launch Rally in Ottawa (video)

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