Results for Hashtag #leadership

  • #leadership Leadership is about trusting the people around you and letting them do their job without interference, unless they go off the rails.

    Having everything but money bills being free votes would help to restore the connection between citizens and their representatives in parliament as well as democracy in general.

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    • For a democracy to work there has to be a course of action decided upon and then everybody has to accept that course of action and move forward. I don’t see how having free votes is going to help the process.
      IMV you elect an MP to represent the interests of the people of the riding. It is her job to participate in government decision making…[Read more]

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    • I think Bill Moses’s comments are bang on.

      There are times when a referendum may be appropriate, but to have everyone to vote on each and every decision would bring this country to a grinding halt. That’s why we elect our representatives to speak on our behalf or in some cases to contradict an individuals views in favor of the prevailing view.…[Read more]

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    • When a person chooses to run for office under the banner of a political party, they must accept the will of that party and be prepared to vote accordingly. And when we vote to elect someone to office under a political banner, we too must accept the will of that party.

      I invest money in, and lend my vote to, a political party based on the…[Read more]

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      • Right on, Martin. Look at what lack of discipline is doing to U.S. democracy. Individual legislators are either selling their votes to government (via ”earmarks”) or being paid for them by donors, and not because they wish to, in all cases, but rather because it is necessary and/or expedient.

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    • I have read your comment and those that followed and it is a thorny issue. Those who replied to your comment refer to the will of the party, and somehow you are also implying the same thing is a different context. I think the real issue then must be that all the mps should be consulted in an in party vote, and then when the vote is counted the in…[Read more]

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  • #leadership I recently finished reading “OliversTwist” by Craig Oliver which tells about the many canoe trips he took with “PET” and friends..on one occasion a member was criticizing a member of the opposition…”PET” replied criticize the policies but not the individual…I believe this is something “Justin” should be doing. Visiting…[Read more]

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  • #Leadership Just checked the site ”Three Hundred Eight” and noticed that the Liberals have slipped down by t0 34 % from 35% of the popular vote…could the comment on abortion by JT be the reason?

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    • Likely, but our abortion policy, and the comments surrounding it, were the right thing to do and that will serve us well in the long run. Chasing polls is not leadership, after all.

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  • #leadership Why did Trudeau vote with the cons. on the appointment of Daniel Therrien as Canada’s next privacy commissioner while the NDP seemed to have presented quite valid reasons for not approving this appointment.?

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  • #leadership race,

    Every day is going by one by one, and finally the 2015 election will be here. My believe is, in order to become the Prime Minister you must know the secret of the secret, the new Prime Minister must know the secret, order wise he will remain powerless.
    There is two kind of thinkers, the ones that think normally, and the ones…[Read more]

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  • #leadership – Research shows that atmospheric CO2 levels are past 400 parts per million – up from 275 ppm. In respecting our children and grand-children’s future, we are going to have to move to carbon neutral energy. We don’t have a choice on this planet: obviously, in the very best case, CO2 output is not going to stop soon – or by itself. …[Read more]

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    • Hey Bill [hope it is you] good to see you’re around still. We were neighbours in the Bamoral apartments during the 90s in down town Edmonton…remember the mural that my buddy knight painted on his wall, which we all contributed to before they tore it down? Mine was killer whale if i remember right? Still love your music and own a number of your…[Read more]

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      • Yes i do remember. Small world sometimes, Ken.

        Regarding carbon neutral energy – i have a strong sense that young voters are not going to support expansion of the oil industry. They are already lumping JT in with Harper as being bought by big business. I wish it wasn’t so, but my ears are hearing it – everywhere. Young people do not believe…[Read more]

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        • Bill, my sense is that a vast majority of Liberals (including caucus members) share your concerns. Remeber that JT’s position is that he supports oil development BUT it must be balanced with environmental considerations and respect for First Nations land rights. The Liberals simply cannot come out with an anti oil position and win. Sadly, not…[Read more]

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        • With due respect, gentlemen, allow me to clarify a few facts and point to several authorities that are driving LPC policies re. tar sands. The tar sands are a “natural” oil spill that has polluted northeast Alberta for several millennia (at a known base rate). The current methodology (cheap) raises that pollution rate to unacceptable levels…[Read more]

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        • Are you still based in Edmonton?

          I hear what you are saying but we have to realize we live in the real world also. When i was a youngster i wanted everything my way and all at once too, regardless of the fact i’m only one voice, one vote. The real question is how do we make the smart changes, what will realistically get us there both in terms…[Read more]

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    • Bill, while I can agree in principle with you thoughts, could you tell us what raw materials, other than oil, wood, coal, iron, some gold and some diamonds, and some agricultural finished products we could export without using electricity, most of it still being produced with oil, coal and gas. And a lot of people have the nimby reaction to…[Read more]

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  • #leadership Leader ship is about following from the front.
    Thank you
    Gary

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    • Gary, I beg to differ. Following from the front is listening to the population to see where they’re headed and then hurrying to get ahead of them to give the ILLUSION of leading. A true leader has a vision and inspires his followers, to guide them toward it. He listens to his followers, whiich is very important, but then come into play:…[Read more]

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      • I think you’re both right. There’s no point in leading us to where we don’t want to go. But at the same time, if you have a vision, and you can inspire your followers with that vision, and you can inspire non-followers with that vision, that is a great leader. Great leaders come along when they come along, and aren’t always available, or…[Read more]

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    • A perfect example why free trade agreements are not about what’s good for ordinary folks and democracy. These things are all about corporatisaton of government and governance. It’s no wonder we have conspiracy theories as insane as they usually sound.

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    • Harper will agree to almost anything to get the free trade deal. The problem as I see it is that it seems to only concern corporate interests. Human beings, labour and national interests seem to be sold for trinkets and boggles. No longer is a nation governed by representatives of the nation but rather, representatives of corporations. As an…[Read more]

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  • P. CLIFFORD BLAIS posted an update 10 months ago

    #leadership Mme Marois, voici un message que j’ai envoyé à mon collègue M. Stéphane Dion, il décrit bien ma pensée indépendantiste et confédéraliste :

    Bonjour M. Dion,

    Permettez moi de vous corriger. Une majorité claire est une majorité à 50+1 telle que définie de façon arithmétique, et tout élève de 6 ième année de classe au Canada savent…[Read more]

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  • #leadership
    Tonight in Calgary Alberta in a packed hall, I listened to a evolved leader who would know how to implement change, I mean real change not the one that conservative government 10 years ago pretended to do it but end up tangled in bureaucracy and red tape.
    Today I finally heard clarification In general that Oil sand development could…[Read more]

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  • #terrorism #policy #leadership

    Justin Trudeau said that we should look at the “root causes” of terrorism. I agree.

    It seems as if one of the accused in the terrorist plot against a VIA rail train could not be deported from Canada in 2004 because he is a Palestinian and has no “state” to deport him to. It appears that this man’s family has…[Read more]

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    • Martin,
      Our foreign policy used to be more balanced and critical of the bad things Israel did when they did them as well as the Palestinians. But you are timely to raise the issue of the palestinian state again, since negotiations have restarted – Thanks

      Ray

      Ray

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  • Sang Riel posted an update 1 year, 2 months ago

    #leadership
    Go Justin Go. A leader is only as good as the people who stand behind them and the faith they have in him.

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  • #leadership: Leadership is not about getting people to follow you…..leadership is having the courage to say ” I’ll go first”
    (How ? + Why ?) X ( Action + Attitude) = Success

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  • #leadership Now that the CTRC has started to fine those involved in Harper robocall scam, perhaps it time for Justin to make a call himself…that is to Mr Harper to resign as Prime Minister of Canada due to all the dirty tricks that were used in the last election. Perhaps a new election is in order. One where everyone is allowed to vote in their…[Read more]

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  • “The latest voting intentions sounding — done by Harris/Decima for The Canadian Press earlier this week — shows the Conservatives in second place, seven points behind the Liberals and more than 10 points down from their 2011 level”

    Trudeau bypasses negative adds with ease, however it is made much easier when
    the Conservatives are led by a…[Read more]

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  • Dear fellow Liberals,

    As a member of your National Executive and a neutral steward of the Party, I have been observing the #leadership discourse and I now must engage with you on this topic. I will first disclose that I am not working for any leadership candidate, that I have not yet decided on my vote, and that when all is said and done, no…[Read more]

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  • Douglas Brydges posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    In reply to: John Langenecker posted an update #leadershiprace Great speeches from all of the candidates. This ballot is going to need some thoughtful review. View

    #showcase #leadership
    All in all a good event. The room was filled. The show went off without a serious hitch. Excellent tribute to Bob Rae … tears flowed for more than a few present.

    Without a doubt, Justin hit a home run with his speech. Super video intro. Everyone in the room listened intently between the applause. Deb Coyne and Karen…[Read more]

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    • DC and KMc were great. Really had something to say.
      I know DC said she would run In 2015. Hope KMc does as well.

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      • just a reminder, if not already obvious, that you don’t have to rank all the candidates. you must prefer one but other than that, rank one or all or how many you wish to rank. I don’t think that’s been explained very well, like a lot of things during this unusual leadership race.

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  • #leadership What’s Joyce doing now? Her job of course: MP Joyce Murray leads the Liberal Party in Question Period

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55btjDX0gH8

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  • #leadership The trouble with Trudeau was summed up well by Don Macpherson in the Montreal Gazette http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Macpherson+Justin+Trudeau+leadership+race+will+blur/8160246/story.html the other day.

    I am still hopeful that the supporters who have registered to vote realize their responsibility, look past the…[Read more]

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    • A typical excuse I hear often from JT supporters on different forums is “the reason Justin doesn’t release a full platform is because he doesn’t have to – platforms are only released during election time”. It is probably a part of the answer, but did it ever occur to you that likely the biggest part of the answer is that he simply doesn’t…[Read more]

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      • your opinions rarely seem humble, but are attacks with prejudiced assumptions.

        party platforms are part of which the party goes into an election, he’s merely stating the obvious. it will be two years until that happens, and things change rapidly. why box into a platform now, when it’s subject to both change and is vulnerable to opposing…[Read more]

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        • Yeah, these are the JT talking points I was talking about.

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        • A pathetic excuse for the lack of a coherent vision on the part of JT, if you ask me. He is basically saying he is afraid of conservative attack ads. How principled and inspiring. Why Joyce Murray is not afraid to present her vision in its entirety, down to a complete set of specific policies?

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          • murray should apologize to the LPC for her “vision” of cooperation, it’s a failure.

            and although I like her sustainable economy/ environment vision, endorsed by david Suzuki and the Green Party, it seems to be out of touch with the need for growing the economy and producing jobs. I personally like a zero-growth approach, but as a vision it is…[Read more]

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      • I like Joyce, but not as a first choice. I like her strong environmental conscience, but her idea of cooperation with NDP, while logical in an ideal system, is not workable, seems naiive, and makes her look weak in our political climate.

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        • Peter Milliken endorsed Joyce’ idea of pre-electoral cooperation, and I have so much respect for the man.

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        • we agree there for sure.

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        • Cooperation appeals to the general public more than partisans. The goal of cooperation is PR- representative and accountable government.

          It does not matter if NDP will not. cooperate. Who do you think that Canadians will line up behind…someone who is willing to roll up their shirtsleeves and collaborate with other MPs in government for the…[Read more]

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      • Oh stop with the Trudeau did not release a platform. He raised many issues and spoke on many issues, PLUS indicated that he will be asking the MEMBERSHIP for their choice of policies for the Liberal party. Better than a top down dictator leader that Murray would be. Plus JT is strong on environmental issues as JM is.

        And that is another reason I…[Read more]

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      • There is a time and place for everything. Timing is important. What you think you see now can be easily mis-intepreted. One of several strategies in gaining ‘power’ is concealing your intentions … keeping people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions until the timing is right.

        If your opponents have no…[Read more]

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        • So much for the ”new way of doing politics” promised by JT. Same old, same old.

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        • ”keeping people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions until the timing is right” Well, I’d have difficulty voting for such a person. I would not know if whatever s/he’ll do maybe contrary to my principles.

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    • garneau supports trudeau because he knows he can revive faltering LPC hopes. I too have looked at all the candidates, I hope intelligently, and think trudeau is the only one who can lead the party out of the third-party status wilderness. he may not be the most experienced, developed or even the most intelligent, but was harper?

      who do you…[Read more]

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      • Does he? Or more likely he was asked to step down and send his supporters to JT at exactly the time when JM showed a lot of momentum.

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        • You are getting nasty Sergiy suggesting that Garneau was asked to step down.

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        • Ah, a conspiracy theory!
          Another take is that Garneau felt his leadership bid was futile (in effect that is what he said), but that backing who he thought would be the winner would place him well for significant participation in post election inner circle.
          Right now, I do not care. I think he was wrong to withdraw, but it is done, and his reasons…[Read more]

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          • I agree – it is likely just a conspiracy theory. I like MG (I met him in person; he gave a talk on our campus), if JM wasn’t there he’d probably be my first choice. But you should agree – both the timing of MG dropping off and him endorsing the man he was so critical of didn’t look right. He was asking for conspiracy theories! :)

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      • That is what I fear most. Leading Liberals out of third party wilderness is a short-term goal. They should be more concerned about long-term survival and what’s best for all Canadians. I believe that is PR. Collaboration and cooperation is what is needed.

        I heard JM speak again the other night. Her understanding of what makes Canadian…[Read more]

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        • Great summary, Patricia!

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        • well, I hope you heard her on cbc radio this morning, on “the house”. she was with motor mouth Elizabeth May. and the two of them hanigng together could not match the NDP’s Megan Leslie forceful arguments as to why cooperation is doomed and so would be democracy. you have to get elected to make electoral reforms, and we may well have blown an…[Read more]

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          • No I did not hear the program. I will try and track it down. Thanks for the tip.

            Coalitions work just fine. You cannot compare them to the minority dictatorship we currently have.

            PR will ensure the survival of the LPC. It is silly to suggest that anyone does not care about the LPC just because they support PR. …[Read more]

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            • coalitions work just fine do they? in Canada? no they don’t. mergers seem to, and that’s not going to happen unless the LPC stays as a third party after 2015. maybe that’s what you’re truly after…Sergiy,George, you and …let’s see…nobody else!

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              • I am not interested in a merger. The LPC is quite distinct form any other party in Canada. The public is not interested in a merger either. And we are not about to let Harper continue ruining this country after the next election.

                The problem with you is that you believe too much neocon propaganda. What works in Canada is about to change.

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                • Canada believed neocon propaganda in the last election, not I patricia. the problem with you is that you think the LPC can’t win the country alone, so who’s the real neocon listener here?

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              • Given that CPC has solid 30% support, even with Trudeau etc etc, I can see only two possible paths: either opposition cooperate, and we get PR reform, so all parties survive as independent entities (I also think this will cause breakup of CPC into Reform and PC), or Liberals will be forced to merge with NDP. (As advocated by Chretien etc.) So…[Read more]

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                • where do I start.

                  we are already a polarized country with many parties on the centre-left and one party on the centre-right. we could merge and be sub-merged into the ndp and win the election, perhaps. or we could re-gain opposition party status, at the least, as the LPC and have the NDP knocking on our door. I say go with a winner, not on a…[Read more]

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          • Thanks Peter. The CBC program was excellent. I’ve posted the links to it elsewhere. I was so glad to hear how strongly Meghan Leslie was supporting PR. I had heard that it was a verboten subject in the NDP caucus. Her argument against cooperation was that the NDP did not have a mandate to pursue it. So? Elizabeth May clearly does. And JM…[Read more]

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      • Patricia, Sergiy I guess we are arguing in circles and we are not gong to win the JM and or cooperation and/or PR representation on our side. A friend of mine was saying that people are hard wired to think in the ‘left’ or ‘right’ way. Maybe this is true for other dichotomies. The only hope is that undecided ones my find our logical and long…[Read more]

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        • now it’s your ”logic” is it? talk about hardwired!

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        • George,

          I received this from John Deverell:

          ”Internet organizers Leadnow and Avaaz have supplied Murray with some 60,000 supporters, there are more from the David Suzuki and FVC web networks, and more than 70 per cent of them are registered to vote between April 6 and April 14.”

          We are still in the game. I’m going fundraising today. Happy Easter!

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          • Great numbers! I think it is time now for JM to start acting as a front runner. I suggested on her FB page that she probably should present now her plan for the party for her first 100 days as the leader. Otherwise she might have created an impression that she has too much emphasis on 2015 and beyond, whereas the party is facing the difficult task…[Read more]

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          • not a chance. don’t bother giving out easter eggs as you campaign.

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    • Macpherson has an opinion? So we should reject one of the candidates?

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    • You could have a person with a perfect grasp of the issues and a terrific public speaker but that person still might not resonate with the voting public. JT has caught the attention of the public in a positive way. He will induce younger people to vote. It strikes me that he will listen to counsel while not succumbing to BS, I don’t see him as…[Read more]

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      • All the data I’ve seen doesn’t support the notion that JT resonates very well with young people. I’ve seen multiple opinion polls, plus the data you can gather on Facebook (see my another post) which all points to the bulk of JT support coming from older generation (baby boomers). I suspect JT does attract lots of youngsters, but in a purely…[Read more]

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        • nonsense. i’m a baby boomer. he does appeal to youth, who traditionally don’t vote…if he can get them off their collective butts, plus appeal to die-hard liberals like myself, and those who are discouraged with harperconism, he’s a much better candidate.

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      • On the Agenda last night, there was a panel that included Kevin Page. There was a discussion of the complexity of government and how difficult it was for MPs to grasp the issues, much less understand them well enough to make effective contributions. They said that parties used to have experts that could brief MPs and help them understand issues…[Read more]

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        • your comparison with chretien is ludicrous. he was a lawyer who served in federal politics forever, including a major run as minister of indian and northern affairs, and finance minister. he became prime minister at the height of liberal fortunes. and although it is wryly said he couldn’t speak either official language, he was as popular with…[Read more]

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          • JM’s qualifications differ I grant you. But I think different skills are needed right now. JM has successfully grown an Independent Canadian business from scratch to an international company with hundreds of employees. Some would consider that quite remarkable.

            She has strong environmental credentials and has been a cabinet minister. She…[Read more]

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            • was she reading Thoreau?

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              • I doubt it. The transcendental powers of the northern Canadian woods are well known. If you have never left the city, you do not know the best of Canada.

                Time to put away my x-country skiis. I’m paddling the Credit River next week!

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                • I love the north, and have paddled algonquin park for years. i’m still a city boy though, love that too. Canada offers the best of both.

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      • dave! I like that!! and jt’s passion!!!

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    • I have been struggling with a choice as well.
      Much easier to eliminate choices in this Leadership than to get behind any.

      JT sealed the No-deal when he was given the privilege of responding to the Budget and had ZERO intelligent commentary; he is definitely his mother’s son – not his fathers. No Policy, No Plan, No substance – no thanks.

      JM -…[Read more]

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      • hope you’re wrong. cauchon struggles in English and mhf remings me of gerard kennedy…both vey admirable but yesterday’s politicians.

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        • I do not know how you can compare MHF and GK. I recently campaigned for GK and he is definitely on the left side of the LPC spetcrum. MHF is neocon-lite.

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          • all I said is that they are both yesterdays politicians…going, going, gone. I truly admire gerard, and voted for him, but kathleen wynne has turned out to be very collaborative and extremely shrewd, and was a great choice…stopping hudak will be her greatest accomplishment.

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      • @Gregory: You say Joyce Murray has no clue how democracy in Canada works! That’s rather odd considering that the Hon. Peter Milliken, former speaker of the House of Commons and one of Canada’s most distinguished authorities on parliamentary democracy has endorsed Joyce http://www.joycemurray.ca/endorsements and in his endorsement says “I have…[Read more]

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        • it’s actually not clear from what you’ve posted that Milliken has endorsed anyone in particular…he likes small-c cooperation, and who doesn’t. she might make a decent environment minister, although, it must be noted, she hasn’t been elected federally. she seems most popular in a province that is facing liberal party decline, and whose…[Read more]

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          • Check the Joyce’ FB page: she met Peter Millikan during her visit to Kingston a couple of days ago (she posted some photos of her with Peter), and exactly at that time Peter released his pro-cooperation statement. You can spin it any way you want, but Peter endorsed Joyce all-but-in-name.

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            • all-but-in-name, why was that do you think. want to see pics of Milliken with other candidates? it’s your spin, when you said he endorsed her, not mine.

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      • JT also refused to talk to the Toronto Editorial Board and a number of publications that requested interviews.

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        • There is no “Toronto Editorial Board”. If you’re referring to the “Toronto Star”, Toronto Star Publisher John Cruickshank conducted a one-on-one interview with Justin Trudeau at a sold-out (500 seats) Toronto Empire Club luncheon (at the Royal York) last Wednesday (March 27).

          The Inteview video:…[Read more]

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          • after watching the video (even from the venue of the, pip- pip i’m british and bay street, empire club) doesn’t look like he’s “refusing to talk” to anyone but is encouraging open positive engaging politics everywhere he can. I especially liked his reference to an LPC that is “not driven by a single polarized issue”, I think we can all…[Read more]

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  • #leadership (64) – And why cooperation will not work. And why I am not voting for Joyce Murray.

    Imagine that Murray emerges as Liberal leader. Now, imagine that the NDP has a sudden change of heart and decides that it will go along with her “one-time electoral pact,” after all. Who wins in 2015?

    Answer: Stephen Harper. In this scenario, the…[Read more]

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    • I think that we are in place we are, squeezed between CPC and NDP, because we forgot what we are standing for and to fight for it. We thought that our liberal values shared by all is an electoral success in itself. As a result voters moved toward better defined visions. We need to move from general, benevolent positive remarks about ourselves and…[Read more]

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      • Our liberal values are shared by a majority of the voter and that has been verified by polls. (if you want to accept polls) The reason we slipped into third place is because we elected leaders who were not Liberal as the voter thinks Liberals should be. That is not to say that Stephan Dion and Ignatieff are not wonderful people, they are and so…[Read more]

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      • proportional representation is an absurd violation of Representative Democracy and unconstitutional.

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        • okay – someone gave me a thumbs down without comment…and although i explain all of this in another area;

          what is rational about assigning, for example, Communist votes in BC to representation of people in Nova Scotia? PR proposes to do that.

          In 2008 the Bloc received about 10% of the popular vote in Canada (of ballots cast) but 38% of the…[Read more]

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          • Here’s my thumbs up and I agree that I just want to vote for the candidate of MY choice in my riding and if he/she wins…. great. If not I will accept the candidate that received the most votes as my representative for my riding. But I sure don’t want votes or candidates from another riding being dropped into my riding.

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            • Thanks Emilie;

              i will also point out that with 62% of Canada’s population in Ontario and Quebec such that proportional representation is defacto unproportional

              In 2011 almost 20% voted for the Green party in Yukon, yet the GPC national number was about 4%. How proportionally represented do you think they would feel under PR?

              Please do always…[Read more]

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              • You’re welcome Gregory

                And with 4% of the national vote, only one seat – under PR the Green party would expect to be awarded 4% or 12-13 ridings. Now just who’s riding will lose their elected candidate and have a Green candidate injected?

                Come on peoples think about this. Of course if you advocate for Greens, you don’t care. You have 13 MPs…[Read more]

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                • Being represented by a riding winner who got not more than potentially (100%/nr of parties + 1) votes seems much more undemocratic than being represented by my party caucus representing the popularity of the party at the national level. So even if my party loses my riding, my values are still represented in force in Ottawa. FPP is a model which…[Read more]

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