TweetTwenty-one years ago, in a federal election that reshaped the Canadian political landscape, the Liberals swept Edmonton, electing Members of Parliament in four of the city’s six federal ridings. That year was a high-water mark for the federal party, which last elected an MP in Edmonton in 2004 and has not come close to electing . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Federal Liberal Summer Caucus in Edmonton
Convention motion could attract support from disgruntled New Democrats, author suggests
By Kady O’Malley, CBC News
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has co-sponsored a policy resolution condemning Israeli settlements that is expected to come up for debate during the party’s policy convention in Fredericton this weekend. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
The proposed resolution . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth May backs Green Party motion condemning ‘illegal’ Israeli settlements
Even before Justin Trudeau announced his candidacy to be the next Liberal leader, pundits were tripping over each other to declare the inevitability of his eventual success. With Marc Grarneau dropping out of the race following internal polling showing Trudeau lightyears ahead, the outcome truly is certain (read this is you still have your . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: How to vote in Trudeau’s coronation
There were a lot of other LPC leadership contenders I’d have thought would concede the race a lot sooner then Marc Garneau did – those folks who didn’t even have a hope of winning. If Garneau is gone and declared the race over (which I think most everyone was anyhow, other then a couple of . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: If Garneau is conceding, what of the others?
“Marc Garneau confirmed he’s dropping out of the federal Liberal leadership race at a press conference in Ottawa.
Garneau said he spoke with Bob Rae and Justin Trudeau Tuesday night and informed them of his decision.
Garneau said Trudeau is the clear winner of the race based on his analysis of the numbers. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Marc Garneau Quits and Backs Justin Trudeau
!!! RT @jmbryden: Garmeau withdrawing from #lpldr race, The Canadian Press has learned— Dale Smith-Journo (@journo_dale) March 13, 2013
If so, where do his people go? Anywhere but Justin?
. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Garneau Out?
The Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC) hosted its ACTION Party on March 8, 2013 at the Arcadian Court.
Justin Trudeau and Omar Ha-Redeye
Marc Garneau and Omar Ha-Redeye
Omar Ha-Redeye and Kirsty Duncan
Omar Sharif Jr and Omar Ha-Redeye
Rob Ford and Omar Ha-Redeye
An incident at . . . → Read More: Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: 2013 CJPAC Action and “Buttgate”
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 . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership race: Garneau challenges Trudeau to one-on-one duel
In keeping with my goal of policy centric coverage of the Leadership contest, this post contains largely a list of various policies mentioned by the respective Candidates at the Toronto Liberal Leadership Debate. The ability to articulate a clear policy vision for Canada, not just utter platitudes and generalities, is paramount to the Liberals . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Specific policies mentioned in the Toronto Liberal Leadership Debate
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
Marc Garneau will be in the Durham Region on Sunday, February 10.
First Stop is the Durham Federal Riding Annual General Meeting in Blackstock at the Blackstock Recreation Centre, 3440 Church Street. He’ll be there from 2-3:15 pm.
Last stop will be in Oshawa from 4-5 pm at the Oshawa Airport Enterprise Hanger, 1191 Keith . . . → Read More: The Progressive Right: Marc Garneau in Durham #lpcldr
The moderator failed to ask the tough questions, such as “Mr. Bertschi, why on earth are you wearing that scarf?“
My mind has been on the Ontario Liberal leadership race the past few months, so I’ll admit to not having paid close attention to the federal contest. Not wanting to feel left out . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Liberals One-on-One
His name is George Takach. He’s in the second tier of fundraisers — along with front runners Martha Hall Findlay and Marc Garneau – and is making inroads into the party faithful and the web-aware around Canada. Just recently he finished an Ask Me Anything question and answer session on the political subreddit ‘Canada Politics’ . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: That one Liberal leadership candidate you haven’t heard of yet and probably should –
As following the recent NDP and GOP leadership races so poignantly demonstrated, leadership debates are best at demonstrating the electibility of candidates. Basic values come through as well, but these are largely shared in a party, and specific policies are usually just tossed in more as rhetorical tools to act substantive to a question . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Vancouver Liberal Leadership Debate: First Impressions
I’m turning back my attention briefly to the Federal Liberal campaign to mention that I’m pleased to see Marc Garneau state he supports electoral reform, and that he supports a version of it that has not been tested in any referendum, and in fact is quite familiar to all the political parties:
If elected, my . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Marc Garneau supports electoral reform – reform that can win if put to the test.
I’m thinking I might give the old political consultant business a try, figuring that if LaForet can pull it off how hard can it be? So I’ve had several buttons made up as a kind of “proof of concept”, and if these are successful, more will follow. The two buttons are shown below, accompanied by . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Campaign Buttons For LPoC Leadership Contenders
Who will cross the finish line first?
While a Justin Trudeau cakewalk in the Liberal leadership race doesn’t seem quite as inevitable as it did two weeks ago, most pundits still regard his win as inevitable. However, while discussing the relative strengths of the Coyne and Takach campaigns over drinks last week, it . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Liberal Leadership Pool
I have been pondering the recent policy reverals on the long-gun registry from LPoC leadership candidates Justin Trudeau and, now, Marc Garneau. I actually don’t find Justin’s response that hard to parse: if there was a registry left to defend, he would defend it, but now that its gone resurrecting the thing would come at . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trudeau and Garneau On Guns
The moment headline writers have been waiting for all summer has finally arrived, with Marc Garneau set to formally launch his Liberal leadership candidacy this week. Despite having a lengthy string of post-nominal letters after his name, and the most impressive CV of any Member of Parliament, Garneau enters this leadership race as a heavy underdog. Ironically, the astronaut simply lacks the star power to compete with Justin Trudeau. Despite being a genuine Canadian hero and an experienced parliamentarian, Garneau … → . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Bring on the Astronaut Puns
The cutoff date for candidates to enter the Federal Liberal Leadership race is in mid-November. So far, only 2 candidates are officially in the race (Justin Trudeau and Deborah Coyne.) The media coverage has been almost completely about Trudeau since he announced on October 2nd. The Liberal Party needs a vibrant, competitive leadership race . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Joyce Murray Will Be A Formidable Liberal Leadership Candidate
I can’t imagine anyone seriously thought he would run, but Dalton McGuinty has made it official that he will not be entering the Federal Liberal Leadership Race.
While the race will not officially kick off for another 3 weeks, with each passing day it becomes more and more clear that the field will be Justin . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Time To Return Those “Dalton4Leader” T-Shirts
…in my book anyway:
On the issue now dominating B.C. politics, Mr. Trudeau said he did not support the proposed $6-billion Northern Gateway project to pipe Alberta oil-sands bitumen to the B.C. coast for shipment to Asia.By the way, WK says:
A narrative is forming: Trudeau’s young and vital, but not serious.Garneau’s the other side . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin Scores A Point
WK says Justin Trudeau is going to run! Great news? Potentially. If the guy can perform long-term. But Justin’s fucked a few things up in his time as MP, in ways that have made folks (me included) question his maturity and readiness. I won’t get into specifics, but history may be repeating itself. WK says:
. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Rise Teenage Jesus…Or Fall!