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Impolitical: Summerville making waves in Victoria by-election #yyjbyelxn

Great video report from the local Victoria TV station. It’s clear that Paul Summerville is the candidate who has shown leadership on an issue that is resonating with local citizens. Hope they give him the credit for the foresight and his political gut … . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Summerville making waves in Victoria by-election #yyjbyelxn

Impolitical: Summerville for Victoria #yyj

A quick shout out here to a friend in Victoria, Liberal candidate Paul Summerville, who is exactly the type of person we need in the House of Commons. I hope everyone in Victoria gets to meet him. They’ve hit the ground running…

Here is his nomination statement, “Our Campaign,” to give a sense of . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Summerville for Victoria #yyj

Impolitical: Wednesday afternoon in big Liberal developments

First up, Dominic LeBlanc makes some news while attending the Liberal caucus meetings in Montebello: “Trudeau, LeBlanc front runner prospective candidates in Liberal leadership race.” “I’ve thought long and hard, as a number of other people have I’m sure, about whether I’m the best person at this time to assume the leadership of the party, . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Wednesday afternoon in big Liberal developments

Impolitical: Two good steps on income inequality

From Scott Brison, whose motion on the issue passed in the House of Commons today with multi-partisan support: The motion I introduced simply asks that the house of commons direct the finance committee to study income inequality, an issue considered important by an overwhelming majority of Canadians. Then we can engage the business community, which . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Two good steps on income inequality

Impolitical: What should a future Liberal budget look like?

Paul Summerville took a shot at answering the question, in this speech that you can read at his site: “A 21st Century Liberal Budget.” So if you’re feeling a little put off or out of sorts today after yesterday’s Flaherty budget, maybe the best remedy is to start thinking about and working on a future . . . → Read More: Impolitical: What should a future Liberal budget look like?

Impolitical: Another Summerville endorsement

Well, I’m pushing it a little here. But there is an interesting endorsement of sorts for a constitutional amendment proposal co-authored by Paul Summerville, the removal of the leader’s veto over policy, in the form of Andrew Coyne’s positive citation of the proposal: There are some exciting-looking proposals in this regard on the convention schedule: . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Another Summerville endorsement

Impolitical: Team Summerville update: Great endorsement

This is a notable endorsement for Paul Summerville and certainly a heartfelt one from MP Carolyn Bennett: It is an honour to be supporting the candidacy of Paul Summerville for National Policy Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Paul was the NDP candidate in St. Paul’s during the 2006 election. Throughout that very long . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Team Summerville update: Great endorsement

Impolitical: Team Summerville update

Just a quick note here to highlight a positive development in relation to the upcoming Liberal biennial convention in Ottawa. Candidate for the National Policy Chair position, Paul Summerville, whom I am supporting, recently put forth a constitutional amendment proposal to the party to democratize a number of policy related elements in the party’s constitution. . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Team Summerville update

Impolitical: Renewal: Constitutional proposals on removal of leader’s policy veto, etc.

Time to provide a bit of an update on renewal matters. Specifically, I would like to refer you to a few constitutional amendment proposals that have been submitted to the party and will likely be before delegates for consideration at the upcoming biennial convention in January (the full slate of constitutional amendments will be posted . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Renewal: Constitutional proposals on removal of leader’s policy veto, etc.

Impolitical: Renewal: For Paul Summerville, candidate for National Policy Chair

In connection with the upcoming Liberal Biennial Convention in Ottawa in January, part of the proceedings will involve elections of new party officers to the national executive. Jumping right in here, as today is the day that nominations draw to a clos… . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Renewal: For Paul Summerville, candidate for National Policy Chair