Its not the policy itself that might get him in trouble; I suspect that the majority of Canadians support legalizing or a least decriminalizing marijuana, and I suspect that the party brain trust has polled and focus-grouped it and knows as much. However, its a 2nd or 3rd tier issue at best and on its own won’t win too many votes. Furthermore, the Tories, as I’ve argued before, will try to spin it as the LPC’s main or only issue. Indeed, they are already attempting that maneuver: Justin Trudeau’s Policy Priority – Legalizing Marijuana. So care will (Read more…)
He will arrive in a silver space ship and descend in a roiling cloud of dry ice. T-Rex will be playing in the background. There has been some awesome food around that office lately; there may be biryani chicken. But no promises, obviously.
This, then, is the measure of the man! O Glorious, GLORIOUS Justin!!! Myself I wouldn’t have offered a penny back to these silver-haired con-artists! No! I would have told them to go stuff it, and if that didn’t appease ‘em I’d have melted ‘em down into bricks of Soylent Green and feed ‘em to the wretched youth, whose job prospects these days are looking increasingly grim as the riches of the nation go towards maintaining our aged in the opulent manner to which they have become accustomed. Guys my age and Justin’s age won’t be able to retire until we’re (Read more…)
Meawhile here’s the best Stephen Harper could do last time he visited Europe.
…the three party’s on the painfully stupid and obviously racist decision by the Quebec Soccer Federation to disallow the wearing of Sikh Turbans for religious reasons.
From the CPC:
I see no valid reason why kids should be banned from playing soccer because of their religion. If you agree retweet. bit.ly/135yiS4— Bal Gosal, MP (@BalGosal) June 4, 2013
Not bad, but a back-bencher? Where’s the big guy, the leader?
Justin responded as I knew he would… Wearing a turban shouldn’t stop you from playing soccer or participating fully in any other activity. The #QSF must drop its ban now. (Read more…)
After the B.C. election there was some speculation that Adrian Dix’s sudden thumbs-down to the Trans Mountain Pipeline after a year or so of fence-sitting cost him votes. I think that’s wrong, but since the B.C. polls all turned out to crap, they can’t tell us anything one way or another and we are therefore free to speculate as we please. My opinion, FWIW, is based on the behavior of the B.C. Liberal campaign, which toughened its own anti-pipeline rhetoric in the last week of the race with Christy Clark’s “we don’t need B.C., we (Read more…)
It has begun. Labrador 2013. General Election 2015. PM Trudeau appoints me to Senate, 2016. He also appoints my wife, and gives us two seats near the aisle for bathroom breaks. We eat free at the Senate cafeteria (when you’re a Senator you get a card), and sleep in the upper chamber like everyone else. We never have to work again. Life is sweet.
Upshot: the anti-Justin Trudeau attack ads, which debuted in the Maritimes so as to get Peter Penashue his seat back, did not work. In fact, given that this is a Forum poll, they probably didn’t work even worse than their top line number suggests.
This is a kind of a guest post from my better half, adapted from a conversation we had earlier upon seeing the LPC message from Justin Trudeau in his khaki T and cargo shorts:You want to counter the whole idea that Justin is the son of wealth. So you put him in his backyard or someone else’s back yard dressed like a common person. You want him to look like the guy you could invite over to a BBQ, and contrast him with Stephen Harper in an ugly suit. That way you pull in NDP votes and the votes (Read more…)
…is how it shows that JT is stealing from the CPoC as well as the NDP. For the conventional wisdom has 30% of the CDN population rock solid in Harper’s corner, yet this poll puts them below that threshold.
How the heck am I supposed to know? I will say one thing: you can watch this ad and not feel unclean at the end. That in itself is in strong contrast to its Conservative counterparts.
How the heck should I know? You can see ‘em here and make up your own mind. A couple of things; Trudeau was stripping down and wearing the stash for charity. And the Quebec quote was a paraphrase of his dad. Interesting too that they are first being launched down East, obviously in context of the upcoming Labrador byelection where the Liberals are way, way up at the moment. If this doesn’t change significantly, they can be spun as failures. And, as for the “turning the other cheek” stuff, well, presumably Justin won’t do his own rhetorical knifings a la the
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From the Don’t Fly Porter website:
Porter Strikers visited Justin Trudeau at the liberal leadership showcase today and spoke with him about the strike.
Justin said he did not know there was a strike on at Porter when he travelled Halifax to Ottawa.
He did not see a picket line he said, or he would not have crossed. Justin committed that he would not fly Porter Airlines until the strike is resolved.
Apparently Justin has committed to fly Air Canada. Talk about sacrificing for the cause.
Dear Justin, My campaign for LPoC leader is so fucking doomed right now that its pathetic, and afterwards I’ll have nothing to show for it but debt. Debt, debt, and more debt. And just when I’d managed to shovel my way out the first time, too. Not that you’d know about what that’s like, you pampered little…
But anyway. I beg you to forgive my harsh words of the other night, and also to consider me for a position in some future government. A small thing. Minister of String, Cans and Jars might be suitable. Or a Senate appointment.
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…but I like it:
Forty-one per cent of poll respondents said they’d vote Liberal in this scenario, granting the party 164 of the 308 seats in the house. The Tories would get 30% of the vote and 93 seats, and the NDP would get 20% of the vote and 45 seats.
I foresee and very short, very unexciting leadership “event” in April.
…to the Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto yesterday, which is right here, is really quite good.
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Pot decrim is indeed a common sense idea, esp. now that our Southern neighbors are coming around to it. But it shouldn’t be the headline policy of the LPoC or any LPoC candidate. It should be outlined in a footnote on page 150 of the s… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Now Lets Move On
…because you always have to look like you’re having one. And Justin does. Sure his party sometimes looks like its going to become an all night kegger, but he keeps advisers around to make sure that doesn’t happen. Never underestimate how far an outgoing, enthusiastic personality can take you in politics.
As for Forum, does it even matter anymore if their polls are crap, since crappy polls are all that’s on offer these days? They’re basically treating their surveys as ongoing adverts for the company, and its working. Read the papers these days and you’d think they’re the only polling