5 years ago, the Democratic Party made history by picking an African-American as their Presidential nominee, and the American people made history by electing him their first African-American president. It is no hyperbole to say that tonight, Ontario Liberals made their own bit of history by a) choosing a woman Premier, and b) choosing . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Double history is made with Wynne winning #olpldr
We’re in the middle of a lull while we await 2nd round results for the OLP Leadership Convention. The two front runners are neck and neck (Wynne and Pupatello), with Eric Hoskins having declared for Wynne and Takar Harinder having moved to Pupatello (despite not actually dropping off the 2nd ballot in time).
That . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: A brief… LULL #olpldr
I’m about to head off to the train station to catch my ride back into the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention, and my first musing of the day (on my blog anyhow) is pondering when we might have a declared winner.
I was talking informally with some of the candidates campaign teams who I know, . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Bets on when the #olpldr Convention will declare a winner?
In brief, since I’m typing on a Via Rail train headed home (back tomorrow AM for 2nd round voting):
-Wynne’s team is very media-savvy; five different volunteers spotted my “media/blogger badge” and handed me her media guide (I have 5 of them, + a button).
– Kennedy was next most prominent with his team.. . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: More impressions of the #olpldr (Ontario Liberal Leadership) convention
So I’m in Toronto at Maple Leafs Gardens, (or at Mickey Flynn’s eating lunch at the moment using the free wi-fi)vwith Jim Calder of The Progressive Right. Seen a few friends and acquaintances here, and the Bloggers Table Vantage Point is pretty sweet.
We’ve seen a Kathleen Wynne press conference here in the foyer; where . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: In Toronto at the #olpldr (Ontario Liberal Party) Convention
A reminder to those who blog (of any political persuasion): today is the last day for you to send in your application to the Ontario Liberal Party to be accredited to cover their Leadership Convention next week. I understand they’ll be letting folks know that they’ve been accepted by Wed the 23rd. (Convention starts on . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Last Day to Apply for Ontario Liberal Party Convention Accreditation
I’m glad to see the money I spent on VIA Rail tickets was not in vain (of course, they have to accept my application as well).
If you’re a blogger – of any political stripe or non-partisan for that matter – send in your application. Your point of contact for this will be Bradley Hammond . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Very pleased to see this Blogger Accreditation thing finally happen for the OLP Convention.
This took longer then I thought it would initially, but Mr. Kennedy and his team have sent through their response to my 5 questions about his wanting to be Ontario Liberal leader/Premier. I thank them for sending it in. As with the others (Pupatello, Sousa, Wynne, and Hoskins), all answers are his.
I will say . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Gerard Kennedy answers 5 Q’s on what he’d do if elected Ont Liberal leader/Premier
A couple of items that have caught my attention:
– There has been a rising chorus of folks that have been allied with Chief Teresa Spence publicly saying that they feel she should end her hunger strike; Those now include Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come (he of the Cree in Northern Quebec that took on . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Monday Morning Musings
I spoke with Christine McMillan by phone today, and I have some more information from her regarding the accreditation process:
– The blogger accreditation form will be up at the main website of the OLP soon (as soon as things settle down there re the weekend events). They will announce when it is up on . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Another update re: accreditation process for blogging at the OLP Leadership Convention
I had an email conversation with Christine Mcmillan, the Secretary General of the upcoming OLP Leadership and the VP of Communications for OLP. She’s given more details on blogging accreditation to the OLP, which I discuss at my own blog here. Basically, bloggers will not be charged anything to cover the convention, we’ll have our . . . → Read More: Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention Blogging Accreditation update.
I received an email this evening from Christine McMillan. She is the Secretary General of the upcoming OLP Leadership and the VP of Communications for OLP. She has sent me more details about blogger accreditation to the OLP, and its all very good. I wanted to repost her email word for word, but as I . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Good news/more details from the OLP re: blogger accreditation
After some persistent inquiries, it was announced over the Ontario Liberal Party’s twitter account (@OntLiberal) that they would be accrediting bloggers for the Leadership Convention – which is from Jan 25- 27. We’ve not had much else in the line of details (what is the process of applying, will bloggers/social media/new media have their own . . . → Read More: Attention Bloggers In Ontario: The Ontario Liberal Party Will Accredit Bloggers to Leadership Convention
This was just tweeted on the Ontario Liberal Party Twitter account;
Great news obviously. Also obviously, we will need more details on the process involved in applying for accreditation, what accreditation gives us, who our contact person will be for this, and at the OLP Convention, etc. but I am pleased to see this is . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: ‘For those asking, #olpldr Convention will include access for accredited bloggers. #olp #onpoli’
I’m still away on Christmas/New Years vacation, hence my absence from here… so Happy New Year to everyone.
Secondly, just a little update on the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention and whether or not they will be accrediting bloggers to cover the convention as social/new media. Nothing official has come yet either way. I would send . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: A disquieting rumor on the Ontario Liberal Convention blogging front
We had some downtime here due to a server upgrade last evening and this am, but I’m back now.
Some brief news on the Ontario Liberal leadership convention. I again sent out an inquiry to some of my OLP contacts asking if they’d heard yet whether the party would be accrediting and accepting bloggers there . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Back up! Some Ontario Liberal stuff