Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bob Rae in Regina about Honouring The Treaties

Hundreds listening to @BobRae48 at #uofr #bigcrowd #HonourTheTreaties #IdleNoMore pic.twitter.com/QAzkPW01Lz — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 31, 2014 The Calder case about the Niska people. Argued no treaty so they had Aboriginal title to the BC land. Crown: settlement extinguished title. Millions lived in North America hundreds of years ago, but settlers viewed it as empty. ...

Yappa Ding Ding: Leadership, leadership, leadership

I’m leaning towards Justin Trudeau for federal leader and Sandra Pupatello for Ontario provincial leader. But I don’t claim to be engaged enough to make an informed decision this time. I argued for Bob Rae when he lost to Dion and then lost to Ignatieff and then lost to party politics. I think Dalton McGuinty ...

The Scott Ross: The Not So Leblanc Slate

Leadership races are often an opportunity for a political party to start over with a blank slate, Liberals might not get that chance if a slightly hypocritical Dominic Leblanc gets his way. Liberal MP Dominic Leblanc is discouraging anyone from running for leadership who only seeks to raise their profile and that members who lost ...

Yappa Ding Ding: Liberal Leaders: Guaranteed Support?

Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing fails like failure. We Liberals have blown through four leaders in recent years (I count Bob Rae among the four because he has been much more than a caretaker). Our leaders have all failed – because we have not supported them. When the Harper attack ads started, we let ...

Yappa Ding Ding: A Sad Regret that Rae Said No

Of all our options for permanent leader, Bob Rae is the most competent, experienced, principled, classy, witty, formidable, erudite and knowledgeable. We would have been very lucky to have him as permanent leader. I was amazed he was willing to continue to stand for the job. It is six years since he first announced he ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Haste Makes Waste

“Opposition parties accuse the Harper government of stooping to a petty, new low in the muzzling of dissent.” Note that says a “new low”, an acknowledgement that accountability is already at a low point. Rae cited the incident as one of many examples that Canadians are “now living in a democracy with dictatorial tendencies.” Garneau ...

War on drugs. NDP vs. Liberals.

I’ve been increasingly hard on the Liberals since the first days post-Chretien. So much so, I’ve gravitated towards the NDP. A prime indicator for me of my feelings towards the parties has been that which distinguishes their attitudes towards the war on drugs, particularly in regards to victimless pot. For me, this . . . ...

Left Over: It’s the Least Wonderful Time of the Year…

A lousy day all around…I can think of nothing I like less than the idea of Mulcair, the ex-Liberal, as the leader of the Party I would have gone out of my way to support and volunteer for, if anyone, and I mean anyone, running, would have beat him… Great..we have an ex NDP Ontario ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Conservative attack ads already? A distraction attempt, I’d say.

Some folks in the media and elsewhere are saying the fact that the Conservatives chose to start running attack ads going after Liberal “still interim” leader Bob Rae means they view him as the de facto next permanent leader and the greater threat then the Opposition NDP’s new leader – whoever that may be – ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SaskBot Decodes a Little More RoboScam

If Del Mastro is a robot, expect his head to blow off from a serious logic error [Star Trek style], any day now. The Liberals made an improper robocall, in Guelph of all places, and it confused the issue around the Conservative-supporting illegal robocalls across the country that impersonated Elections Canada, and misdirected voters to ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: RoboCon: “So dumb”

WARNING: The following is a disclaimer provided by Kady O’Malley, regarding the story within this blog post: “I’m sorry, but this is SO dumb” “Tories demand Liberals release call records – but refuse to follow suit“ The Conservatives are playing poker. “Liberals will release election phone records” Bluff called. What’s in your hand, Mr. “Whacko” ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Robo-con thoughts.

That’s what we’re naming this alleged electoral fraud scheme – at least on Twitter, apparently. My thoughts on this are as follows: – Is Harper or high ranking members of the PMO involved? I don’t know, but the fact this is the party who has done never-before seen attack-ads in between elections, smearing opposition leaders, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Vikileaks vs. RoboCon

Democracy is more important than the feelings of a hypocritical and creepy politician. http://ianmcbain.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/NOPE.jpg

The Scott Ross: Outshining Trudeau

Just as Liberals look at Justin Trudeau and ask if he is like his father, many are asking if he will run for leader, the answer to one is the answer to the other. Though Justin Trudeau has stated he will not be running for Liberal Leader, citing his duty as a father to his ...

The Scott Ross: Liberal Members Vote To Allow Supporters To Lose Too

Without buying a party membership you can become a Liberal supporter and not vote too. Liberals this weekend passed numerous amendments, one of them allows for non-members to vote for Leader, and though this issue was passed by a majority, both sides of the debate lost, because so few delegates actually voted. Whether the Liberal ...

The Scott Ross: Liberal Change For Innovation

May 2 2011- The Liberal Party had its worst defeat in history. June 18 2011- The Liberal Party holds an extraordinary convention over the phone and online, the first teleconference of its kind in North America. January 11 2012- Despite suffering worst electoral defeat, Interim Leader Bob Rae announces the Liberal Party has raised the ...

The Scott Ross: Our Mandate

“Well you know the Conservatives say, and we know the mantra those of us who have to sit through this every day in the House of commons, that Canadians gave them a mandate to do whatever it is that they want to do; a mandate to carry out whatever abuses they want to carry out. ...

The Scott Ross: Sheila Copps Wants Another Ignatieff