Name Philip Charbonneau
Riding Hamilton Mountain
Interests Politics, History, Travel, Art, Different Cultures, Food
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My story

Former Progressive Conservative now new(ish) Liberal. Left the Conservatives after it was clear the Red Tories were not welcome anymore. Wandered in the dark for a while until I found a new home in the Liberal Party. Glad to be here now and I hope I can help make a difference. Political Heroes: Joe Clark, Lester B Pearson and Winston Churchill. Ambition: Would like to run for MP one day. Current Roles: Events/Outreach Coordinator, Kitchener Centre EDA

Recent posts

  • I think we need to start running an advertising campaign on Television, Radio, and in print explaining what a Supporter is. I also think that right now we suffer from a lack of branding definable values. I think we should also run a “I’m a Liberal because…” campaign which has ordinary and famous Liberal explaining in a brief few sentences why…[Read more]

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    • It’s our leadership campaign that is going to (help) define who we are. It is when Canadians will get to here our candidates debate our policies and determine our future platform – and if they want…they can be part of that by becoming a supporter.

      My hope, and I think that of the LPC, is that the leadership debate, carried by the national…[Read more]

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  • I just wanted to give my 2 cents on the next leader of our party. I don’t think it should be Bob Rae. I think he is doing a fantastic job right now and is a great leader and member of this party. However, I think we need a new fresh face to the party and I think we need to show that we stick to our word. Bob Rae did say before, when we became…[Read more]

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    • Overall, I agree as well. He has been the best interim leader we could have possibly asked for but the next leader needs to be someone new, someone without baggage that can be exploited. Also, it should be someone who will provide a stark contrast to both Harper and Mulcair (in a good way).
      It will be a challenge. With only 35 sitting MPs we…[Read more]

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    • If we get a poll that show that Mr rae can beat Harper , he stays as the chief.

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    • Are we still doing the switch between English and French Canada, If we are it’s Quebec’s turn. Just wondering what do people think about Denis Coderre?

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  • I would like to encourage people to vote for resolution 32. An Effective Approach to Crime Prevention Toward Safer Communities. It’s currently second to the resolution to legalize marijuana. While I am not necessarily against legalizing marijuana, if only the most popular resolution for each category is making it to the convention, then perhaps…[Read more]

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  • Something we should consider when rebuilding: Why is the Liberal Party generally not popular in rural Canada?

    I’m a born and bred city boy who has married into a rural family and I have come to realize that those country folk out there are not all that different than us city slickers. Sure they may not sipping low fat lattes or attending trend…[Read more]

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    • I agree, rural Canada and Quebec should be major priority targets. I just spoke to a liberal Quebecer and it sounds like they are sitting in the wings waiting to be convinced that things have changed.

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    • They for some reason (maybe the way the Party has acted in the pass) see the LPC as the Party of Bay Street. Also, I have found over the years people in general tend to root for the underdog, because they are unhappy with their situation so a change is needed. They can’t change were they are so a different government is going to make changes. …[Read more]

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  • Philip Charbonneau posted an update 3 years ago

    I believe the future of our party rests with us maintaining our position as a centrist party. We must be seen as drawing from both the left and the right of the spectrum. Doing this will give us more insight from different positions and allow us to make good policy through thoughtful consensus. Allowing others to peg us as just another left…[Read more]

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    • I agree !

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    • It worked for Tony Blair, but I hope our next leader is *not* another Tony Blair. That was the man who hid behind 9/11 while he outsourced Public Service jobs to the private sector, and followed the US into an illegal war in Iraq.

      Overall, from the conversations I’ve had with Liberals, we are *definitely* not in any danger of being leftists. …[Read more]

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