TweetIs there an undeclared race underway to become leader of the Alberta NDP? An interactive voice response poll calling Albertans on February 11 suggests there just might be. The automated phone poll conducted by the Toronto-based Research House began with innocuous questions aimed at gaging opinions about the current Progressive Conservative government and other political . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Phone poll suggests NDP MLA testing waters for leadership bid?
Coronations are not held after 104,552 votes are counted, nor are coronations held in hotel conference rooms. *COUGH*
Congratulations/Félicitations Justin Trudeau!
I stand before you a son of Quebec. A grandson of British Columbia. And a servant of Canada. These Canadians you just met are a few of the thousands I’ve had the honour to meet, to talk with, and to learn from over the past 6 months. Their stories are remarkable. Remarkable, […]
The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Full text: Justin Trudeau’s speech for the Liberal leadership showcase
I did not get a chance to watch tonight’s debate yet, but I did get a good laugh at the headlines about Elizabeth May`s very canny playing of the Liberal Party on Saturday. Elizabeth May announced that the Green Party would not be running a candidate in the anticipated Labrador by-election. And some people actually . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: ROFL: The Green Party ‘concedes’ Labrador to the Liberals.
The Progressive Conservatives are preparing for a multi-year battle with the teachers of Alberta. With rhetoric such as “protect the classroom” (implying that teachers are working against teaching and children) and firing off emails to thousands of teachers in likely breach of privacy laws (which is currently being investigated by the Privacy Commissioner), it’s obvious. . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Redford Tories’ War with Teachers: It’s About Caucus Politics
I have been preaching the virtues of the ‘new’ supporter category of Liberal Party ‘memberships’ ever since the Liberal Party announced it nearly a year ago. It is such an innocuous seeming innovation, but the implications are profoundly exciting. I am not at all surprised at the turn of events over the course of this . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Joyce Murray campaign is a FASCINATING example of how the Liberals can win the next election.
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?
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Finally, Montreal MP and former astronaut Marc Garneau has done the three things he should have done at the beginning of the federal Liberal leadership contest. He’s pushed Justin Trudeau to start talking about policy over platitudes. He’s challenged the perceived front-runner to define his . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: At Last, Marc Garneau Challenges Justin Trudeau To Talk Policy
By Marc Garneau Press Release | Feb. 13, 2013: OTTAWA – Federal Liberal Leadership front-runner Justin Trudeau has a responsibility to tell Canadians where he stands and where he intends to lead now, not after the leadership race is over, says leadership candidate Marc Garneau. “As Liberals, we cannot wait until after the leadership race . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership race: Garneau calls on Trudeau to take a stand
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?
It’s close. Yesterday the Harvey Locke team in Calgary-Centre ID untold numbers of voters and knocked on 10,000 doors. The race is close in Calgary-Centre and, for the first time in almost 40 years, a Liberal might be sent to Ottawa from Calgary…. . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: 10,000 Doors in One Day — Calgary-Centre: It’s Close.
Who said Canadian politics was boring? Premier Dalton Mcguinty of Ontario resigned yesterday, in a rather unexpected move. He has been premier of Ontario for 9 years. I’ve had my beefs with him and his government the past year or 2, but no denying that a) he did bring in a lot of good things . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Thanks Dalton for your public service.
In Montreal Tuesday, Papineau MP Justin Trudeau announced his bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. Here’s the full text of his address: “Make no small dreams, they have not the power to move the soul” – Goethe Now that’ll take courage, but more than that, it’ll take hard, honest work. So let me . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau: Full Text Of Montreal Leadership Address
After months of speculation, it’s official! Justin Trudeau is running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. And he’s already dreaming big: he wants to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister. Announcing his leadership bid in Montreal Tuesday, the Papineau MP delivered a speech unequivocally pointing in that direction. The speech . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau Announces Liberal Party Leadership Bid
In the interview-panel, Vincent is joined by Sheilla Copps and Karine Cousineau to talk about Liberals in Alberta, politics, and Justin Trudeau’s entrance into the leadership race. Click to access the eight minute panel. Vincent also appeared on CBC morning radio at 7:30 am today and will be on the morning opener on CBC radio . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Vincent on Power Play, CBC Radio
If anyone thinks they know what’s going to be the end result in the Liberal leadership contest (which just had its new rules announced) they’re dead wrong. Nobody knows what is going to happen. The National Post is dead wrong when they write that there is a predestined winner of this race. Why? The Liberals . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Liberal Leadership ’13: We Don’t Really Know What’s Going to Happen
I sincerely hope this is true:
At least a half dozen Liberal leadership candidates could be gearing up their campaigns as soon as this summer. Liberal party president Mike Crawley says he knows of about “six or seven” people who are thinking of entering the contest, which he expects to heat up by July…Among the . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: The more (choice), the merrier