The Greens are running a tight ship on Vancouver Island these days. In the wake of Andrew Weavers win in Oak Bay Gordon Head on behalf of the BC Green Party, I decided to have a closer look at the BC Provincial election results in the Victoria area.
Knowing so little about BC Politics, I . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Green Party demostrating strategic and tactical smarts on Vancouver Island
I just took a gander at the Elections Canada databases to see the current state of the Green Party EDA`s. Like them or not, the Green Party remains a factor, and their 2015 campaign will play a role in determining the outcome of the 2015 election. I have a couple of general observations to make, . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Whither the Green Party? Probable Strategy for 2015
In the very few weeks since Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, there have been some pretty big things going on. I guess the most obvious, and I mean IN YOUR FACE obvious is the launch millions of dollars worth of ‘attack ads’ by the Conservatives, and the launch of . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Trudeau’s ‘Call to Action’ needs to focus on building the Riding Associations.
Attack ads, counter attack ads. Lots of earned media so far, and with some actual media buys happening, I am sure there is going to be some movement in opinion polls, and very early voting intentions, but seriously, what does it mean 2 years out from the next general election? Lets take stock of what . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: It is time for the Liberal party to start ‘Doing’ policy.
Slice it and Segment it for best results!
I just read an excellent article on how activists, and issue advocates in Canada are adopting new techniques and models to drive their message home to Government. It seems I am not alone in my assessment that a direct one-on-one interaction with individuals presents the . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Issues based Segmenting and Targeting the new activism
The conventional wisdom has it that Justin Trudeau has the leadership of the Liberals all but in the bag. Well, all I can say is that the conventional wisdom is ill-informed, and I believe that the contest is a whole lot closer than it appears.
First off, Joyce Murray has a lot more supporters than . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Justin over Joyce, by a nose: But how they are BOTH winners.
Every time I hear, or read about ‘uniting the left’, or ‘uniting progressives’ to get rid of the Conservatives, it makes me wince. And every time I read some journalist – pundit pontificating on the certainty of perpetual Conservative governments unless the LEFT unites, I get even more irritated. I mean, am I the only . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Uniting Progressives: A meaningless Mantra for the Liberals.
So I have blogged on what the bare existence of the Supporter category of membership means to the Liberal Party. In a nutshell, it means that the Liberals have woken up to the fact that a robust and healthy contact database provides the means to establish a dialogue with Canadians with an affinity for the . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Building the Database: Conservative Union busting campaign.
Every time I think about the long decline of the Liberal Party, I recall vividly a conversation I had over coffee with my local Liberal counterpart back in 2007. We were discussing a municipal election, and the conversation turned to local Green Party ‘doings’. I was pretty chuffed at the time. My constant harping and . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Real world of Electoral Politics: Coming soon to a Liberal Party near you!
Today, I sat down in the morning to check out the news, and found two articles in the Hill Times about, and by Conservatives, that are extremely revealing to the careful reader. I joined the Liberal Party last year when they created the Supporter category of membership, because I saw immediately . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Micro-Targeting, Liberalist and the Liberal Party’s opportunity.
I have been preaching the virtues of the ‘new’ supporter category of Liberal Party ‘memberships’ ever since the Liberal Party announced it nearly a year ago. It is such an innocuous seeming innovation, but the implications are profoundly exciting. I am not at all surprised at the turn of events over the course of this . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Joyce Murray campaign is a FASCINATING example of how the Liberals can win the next election.
I first realised that my old friend, the Liberal Party of Canada was on the path to recovery when they introduced the Supporter category early in 2012. Canadians were invited to formally become a supporter of the Liberal Party, and offered a vote in the leadership contest as an inducement. As I wrote in June, . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: Liberals Supporter category vital. What happens after the leadership race?
Yesterday I read a Toronto Star article entitled: How federal Liberals are using leadership race to get back in the game.
The premise of the article is that the new supporter category is a game changer for the Liberal Party, and that this late entry into the data collection business holds the promise of future . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: The Liberal Party Supporter category: Takach gets it. Does anybody else?