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
Uh-oh. I read this article on Friday and it got right under my skin. Taken together with past statements by Justin Trudeau that he would not allow negative attacks on the Conservatives ( or presumably the NDP), I am wondering if I find myself back in Green Party Land, where warm and fuzzy thinking replaces . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Justin Trudeau is just plain Wrong about Micro-Targeting being negative.
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.
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.
So yesterday there was some `bad news` for Liberals in the media, naturally followed by further revelations and commentary today. Well I have news for you, it is not as big a deal as some would have us think.
As I have repeated many times, the real value of the Supporter category to the Liberal . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Liberal Party Supporter woes, And Joyce Murrays turbo booster.
I just followed a link to a Globe & Mail article: “Inside Justin Trudeau’s war room“. I was elated at what I read, because it confirms my belief that the Liberal Party is going to re-write the book on electoral politics in Canada. That is not a shallow conclusion based upon Trudeau partisanship. It is . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Trudeau gets it too: Introducing the next Prime Minister.
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?
For several years there has been a scattered sense amongst some so-called `progressives` that the progressive left should merge, or co-operate electorally to keep the Conservative Party out of power. No less a Liberal luminary than Jean Chretien has called for a formal merger between the Liberals, the NDP, and the Greens. During the current . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Unite the progressives? Not much of a solution.
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?