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CuriosityCat: Brian Rice: The right person for President of the Liberal Party of Canada

Brian Rice – Political reformer par excellence

For many reasons, I believe that Liberals should elect Brian Rice as the next President of the Liberal Party. He is a mover and shaker, a man of ideas, an adept politician in his own right, and a very hard worker. One very good reason for choosing . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Brian Rice: The right person for President of the Liberal Party of Canada

A BCer in Toronto: Exit Interview: Liberal Party of Canada national membership secretary Matthew Certosimo

It was an ironic twist of fate that delegates to the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2012 biennial in Ottawa would vote to create a supporter system and elect a decided supporter system skeptic – Matthew Certosimo – as national membership secretary, with the task of creating and overseeing the system in time for the . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Exit Interview: Liberal Party of Canada national membership secretary Matthew Certosimo

The Liberal Scarf: 2 hours left to sign up as a supporter!

It’s the most open leadership election process in Canadian history. By clicking this link and registering as a supporter, you’ll make sure your voice is heard in choosing the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada! Just under 2 hours left to register!

The Liberal Scarf: 24 hours to go before the GTA Liberal leadership debate!

http://www.liberal.ca/newsroom/blog/watch-candidates-go-1on1/

I’ll be there volunteering, but if you can’t make it, you can watch live at Liberal.ca/Live and join thousands of Liberals from across Canada on the live chat. The race is getting more and more heated, so you won’t want to miss all 9 candidates debating each other 1 on 1 and talking about . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: 24 hours to go before the GTA Liberal leadership debate!

A BCer in Toronto: Liberal Party needs time to do supporter vote right

To paraphrase an old proverb, beware newspaper columnists bearing advice. That certainly applies to John Ibbitson’s column in the Globe this morning, where he takes the Liberal Party to task for setting a 41 day cutoff for supporter (and member) sign-ups to be eligible to vote in the leadership race next April.

Ibbitson starts by . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Liberal Party needs time to do supporter vote right

A BCer in Toronto: 10,000 Liberal supporters a very real number: Certosimo

Following-up on my post earlier this week about some of my concerns around the Liberal Party of Canada’s supporter sign-up process, I spoke today with Liberal membership secretary Matthew Certosimo about the process and the philosophy behind how it’s set up.

In summary, he feels the 10,000 supporters signed-up in the first month . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: 10,000 Liberal supporters a very real number: Certosimo

Left Over: Bob Paulson, Emperor Steve’s New Minion

Top cop concerned with Mounties airing problems in public RCMP Commissioner says bill will help end ‘outrageous’ behaviour

“1984, knocking at your door…” What is it about the CRAPs that their supporters like? Must be the fact that they are impressive sweepers…of bad news, directly under the rug, never to see the light of day.. . . . → Read More: Left Over: Bob Paulson, Emperor Steve’s New Minion

A BCer in Toronto: Liberals should reconsider supporter opt-in process

While I didn’t support the creation of the Liberal “supporter”category that allows anyone that’s not a member of another party to vote for the party’s next leader without buying a membership, now that we have the system I do want it to be a success. And the integrity of the supporter system is . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Liberals should reconsider supporter opt-in process

Left Over: Aww,isn’t that just too Cute?

http://www.northerngateway.ca/news-and-media/northern-gateway-blogs

Full of lies and pastel-soft illustrations, the Enbridge ‘blog’ is now being featured as a big ol’ ad in Hufpost Canada…pretty disgusting that they would even accept the money, but not much of a surprise..

You can go and look if you are feeling particularly masochistic – so far, my fave is a photo . . . → Read More: Left Over: Aww,isn’t that just too Cute?