Today the NDP’s environment critic used an opposition day to have the House of Commons vote on this motion: “That this House: (a) agree with many Canadians and the International Energy Agency that there is grave concern with the impacts of a 2 degree rise in global average temperatures; (b) condemn the lack of effective action by successive federal governments since 1998 to address emissions and meet our Kyoto commitments; and (c) call on the government to immediately table its federal climate change adaptation plan.”
Unsurprisingly, the Conservatives, Liberals and sole Green Party MP Elizabeth May all voted (Read more…)
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper wants us all to believe that the Conservatives’ new anti-Trudeau household flier is part of “democratic debate.” The Harper Conservatives greeted Justin Trudeau‘s election as Liberal leader with a below-the-belt TV ad rejected by Canadians. This week, the Conservatives launched a tax-payer-funded flyer campaign attacking [...]
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Canada, meet Justin Trudeau, the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada! We recommend:A great betrayal: Trudeau and the Liberals voted for Harper’s sell-out FIPAAt Last, Marc Garneau Challenges Justin Trudeau To Talk Policy Harper Conservatives attack Trudeau on his first day as Liberal leader (VIDEO)Justin Trudeau to defend [...]
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A Liberal roundtable on sexual harassment within the RCMP, hosted by the party’s Women’s Caucus. The Canadian Progressive recommends: High profile ex-Mountie joins hundreds of Canadian women in RCMP lawsuit RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Galliford Sexual Harassment Claim We recommend:High profile ex-Mountie joins hundreds of Canadian women in RCMP lawsuitHundreds [...]
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Vincent St. Pierre, Canada’s #1 Political Blogger and Alberta Young Liberal, has endorsed Graeme Maitland in his run for President of the Alberta Young Liberals. See Vincent’s endorsement below. “My name is Vincent St. Pierre. And I am proud to endorse Graeme Maitland for AYL president. His work as a young liberal in Calgary-Klein, efforts [...]
As soon as Justin Trudeau won, the Conservative attack ads came out. Everyone knew they’d be coming, but they came out far earlier then they did after Dion and Ignatieff became Liberal leaders, hinting and indicating that the Conservatives are very concerned about Justin Trudeau, even 2 years out from the next election.
Debate has raged of course, whether JT’s declaration that he was going to stay positive would work or not. Some believe it to be needlessly unilaterally disarming themselves, others feel that Trudeau is already a known quantity and that this alone should allow him to resist the (Read more…) battering.
What we didn’t know however was whether the [...]
In the world of politics the fight can really only stay as clean as your dirtiest player and the Conservative Party of Canada could not be a dirtier player. They are the textbook example of Karl Rove’s warped, cynical play-book.
The latest attack ads against Justin Trudeau demonstrate how low they are willing to go, quoting him completely out of context making him appear to claim Quebec is superior to the rest of Canada. When in fact he is speaking of the views of his late father. The problem is most Canadians will never know the truth as they are casual (Read more…)
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Apparently, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s forthcoming Liberal Opposition Day motion seeks to defend Conservatives MPs who are being muzzled by Stephen Harper. At least that’s how most of the media has interpreted the motion, to be debated and voted in the House of Commons Monday. “Justin Trudeau riding [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives attack Justin Trudeau on his first day as Liberal leader. They want us to believe he isn’t cut out to be prime minister. To be all indignant about his famous name. And then they want us to get really mad about that inconsequential thing he [...]
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If a political party isn’t willing to pay to put an ad into places people are likely to find it on their own (like TV, radio, newspaper or even paid online adverstising), the media should not provide free publicity to almost-no-cost “attack ad” content: There was no day off to celebrate for Justin Trudeau, who won the Liberal Party leadership decisively Sunday night with more than 80 per cent of the vote.
Before Trudeau’s first full day as leader had even begun, attack ads against him appeared on YouTube in English and French.
I’m reminded of that West
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau was crowned leader of the Liberal Party of Canada with 80% of the vote over the weekend. Here’s the full text of his acceptance speech: Thank you, my friends, thank you Normally I’d start by thanking family and friends for putting up with my absences [...]
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Unless you’ve been away this weekend, you already know Justin Trudeau was overwhelmingly selected to be the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada on Sunday. My congratulations to him, as well as the other candidates who ran for the post.
What might be next for him and the Liberal Party to do, strategy wise? He has up to a year and a half before the next election. There are already rumblings the Conservatives have their attack ads ready to go on him. They used those attack ads to define (negatively) Stephane Dion and Michael Ignatieff, before they could
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: As expected, Justin Trudeau has been crowned leader of the 3rd-placed Liberal Party of Canada. But the eldest son of former prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, won convincingly: with 80% support. Trudeau says the era of the hyphenated Liberal is over. “It doesn’t matter to me if you [...]
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Coronations are not held after 104,552 votes are counted, nor are coronations held in hotel conference rooms. *COUGH*
Congratulations/Félicitations Justin Trudeau!
The leadership results are coming in the next hour. I am so proud of my party. Over 104, 000 people voted for Liberal leader which is more than voted in the last Conservative Party and NDP leadership races! So here is a quick post on why I voted for Justin Trudeau for Liberal Leader:
1. Justin can grow into the job:
Justin Trudeau has grown as a politician throughout this leadership race. In 1996 the Ontario Liberals seemed to have hit the bottom. They picked a young guy who hadn’t been in politics for too long (who also had a father
. . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Hard Work + Hope = Why I voted for Justin Trudeau
My article in the Globe and Mail: My one conversation with Margaret Thatcher about the Liberal Party of Canada began with a chill in the air, and ended with our host mopping his brow. We were all polite, but there were daggers behind the smiles and venom coiled around the courtesy…The news of her death, coming days before the party chooses its new leader, brought her verdict back to me.
I am enormously grateful to the Board of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption for their confidence in naming me their Executive Director, and I will work tirelessly to justify their faith. I feel deeply privileged to have a chance to work with GOPAC’s global alliance of democratically elected parliamentarians to fight political corruption and advance the rule of law around the world.
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, [...]
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During the Liberal leadership debate over the weekend, several candidates, including Justin Trudeau and Joyce Murray came out in favour of what they’re calling “open nominations.” The idea being that the Liberal candidate in each riding will be picked by the members of that riding association, and the national leader will not intervene.
This is an appealing idea for some obvious reasons and clearly popular among rank and file Liberal party members as a means to weaken the tight grip of the national leadership on the party. I fear this takes the Liberal party toward US style party-primary elections.
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While I see some positives in Justin Trudeau, I will be voting for Joyce Murray. Trudeau has taken the “safe” route for frontrunners in avoiding releasing very much policy and some of what he has said seems to put him on track to be something other than what Canada needs. Murray believes in a vision of a sustainable society, including real action on Climate change, the overriding and growing crisis of our era.
Further she has taken a bold and courageous stand in supporting cooperation with the Greens and NDP rather than continuing to play the zero-sum game which
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Your blogger offers Preston Manning a couple of big ideas for conservatives to think about. Below: Liberal Justin Trudeau, pollster Andre Turcotte.
While the Forum Research polling company was proclaiming that if an election were held today, Justin Trudeau would be prime minister, conservatives of an assortment of exotic and garden varieties huddled under their “big tent” in the Ottawa convention centre to worry about … the Liberals.
Never mind Mr. Trudeau’s numbers right now, it’s the Liberals’ consistent popularity all the time that apparently troubled some of the conservatives at Preston Manning’s mutual admiration society for would-be young
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By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: The race for the Liberal Party of Canada gets even more interesting as former astronaut, Marc Garneau, challenges perceived front-runner, Justin Trudeau, to a one-on-one debate. “The leadership of the Liberal Party is too important a position to hand to an untested candidate hiding behind a carefully crafted public relations READ MORE
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 “bold” plan and READ MORE
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 is READ MORE
Liberal Opposition Day Motion compels Parliament to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women By Liberal Party of Canada (Press Release)| Feb. 14, 2013: OTTAWA – Liberals will use a rare opportunity in the House of Commons to bring forward a motion calling on the House of Commons to investigate the crucial matter of missing and murdered READ MORE