BigCityLib Strikes Back: First Results; Bottom Line

Mulclair comes in at the low end of predictipns;Topp exceeds expectations.  Dewar drops out.   Nash disappoints.  Will she drop out?  This may go a little longer than some folks thought.  Also turnout about half expected.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: NDP Convention: Day 2

Others have given a better sum up of yesterday’s events than I could, so I won’t bother.  Beyond some erratic speechifying, the Dippers pulled off a pretty solid day 1.  However, while nothing is certain, there seems to be a distinct worry among NDP insiders that this thing could all end too quickly, without having ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Peggy Nash Survives Major Teleprmpter Malfunction

Suddenly, the text started zipping up the screen then it stopped, wound back, and then started zipping by again.  Peggy stumbled a bit, improvised re her collective bargaining victories, and the wind-up music kicked.  Peggy was ill-served on this one.  And the two municipal pols she brought in flubbed their lines. My favorite so far ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Paul Dewar Is Apparently Going To Rap His Convention Speech

And he is not even slightly funky. Cullen was quite eloquent re Northern Gateway.  Horwath got in a good line about Bob Rae knowing how to do what’s right by Bob Rae.  That got a roar out of some of the Libloggers present.  Dewar’s skillz, however, are truely inadequate. Update:  Dewar actually spoke in the ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: You Know The NDP Is In Town

..the TTC operators are extra surly. On my way to the convention center, a senior got on the bus in front of me with a couple of obsolete tokens.  He told the driver that was all he had, and several other people on board offered to cover.  Naturally, a standoff ensued, with the driver calling ...