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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
8:04 am
[the_thorn]
Voting ABC is as easy as 1-2-3
Here are some basic ABC guidelines that will work wonders if we're all on the same page:

1. If you live in a riding that went Liberal, NDP or Bloc in the last election, vote for that party.
2. If you live in a riding that elected a Conservative, vote for the party that came second.
3. Vote for Elizabeth May if you live in her riding.

Now get your family and 10 friends to do the same. Let's vote out the Regressive Conservatives!

(1 Vote | Vote)

Sunday, December 16th, 2007
5:15 pm
[moria73]

(Vote)

Friday, May 18th, 2007
8:21 pm
[moria73]
This needs to be posted and spread across the country
This story should appear in every newspaper and in every news broadcast across the country.

Pass it on.

Tories blasted for handbook on paralyzing Parliament

(Vote)

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
10:26 pm
[xneverbackdownx]
About time!
So Justin Trudeau is finally going to run for a seat

I think it's a good thing, does this mean we have a new future leader? 

what do you guys think?

(9 Votes | Vote)

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
4:14 am
[blueanddollsome]
Take me to your leader
You know how the Conservatives are running those negative ads? This is my response:
 or, icon-sized:
Feel free to snag these if you want! :)

(3 Votes | Vote)

Sunday, January 21st, 2007
6:37 pm
[tko_ak]
An appeal
Firstly, I apologize if this sort of post isn’t allowed, but I found this community to be relevant to my search, so here I am.

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I run gsa_lj, one of the largest and fastest growing gay-straight alliances on LiveJournal. However, despite our initial mission to be a support network for youth, the focus of the community has evolved. Our members are largely educated, mature, and eager to expand their horizons. Previous outreach efforts have been made to teachers, parents, and those of faith in an effort to diversify our ranks.

Personally, I'm a gay Republican with a libertarian streak, although most members are liberal. And while the focus of the community is largely on the U.S. (since most members are Americans), but we have many Canadian members, and cover international news. Personally, I'd like to see more non-Americans in the community, in an effort to have more unique perspectives.

Discussion of relevant politics and current events are common, but the community is multi-faceted. I’m attempting to further increase the level of intellectual discourse. We’re always looking to better ourselves.

I ask that you join our efforts, if you’re interested in such issues. At the very least, check out the community. See the type of posts and comments that are present. Read our user-info page, and see for yourself why our members are satisfied. I have a feeling you’ll be impressed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

-Jamie
jlhobson@gmail.com

(2 Votes | Vote)

Friday, December 8th, 2006
10:46 am
[xneverbackdownx]
New?
You know what I can't stand, is the "new Government of Canada"

it's not new anymore, Harper, you've been PM for almost a year, which is 6 months longer than some minorities, which means you guys are no longer "the new government"

Coke isn't new anymore, and nether is you!

(3 Votes | Vote)

Friday, June 9th, 2006
6:46 pm
[moria73]
Conservative logic
This is a little true story related to me today.

Some representatives of an organization closely linked to to the one I work for just had a meeting with a top-level political staffer in the office of a Conservative cabinet minister. In the course of this meeting, said staffer informed the reps that he more or less did not believe in consensus. He stated that when he sees a letter or policy document that has been signed on to by many different organizations, he automatically discounts it. His logic is, in order to get many different organizations to all agree to anything, the letter or policy must be so watered down as to be useless. So any letter or policy or letter which has found consensus is, as far as he is concerned, worthless.

These are the people running your government, ladies and gentlemen.

(Vote)

Sunday, May 7th, 2006
5:17 pm
[moria73]
LPCO AGM & leadership
Just got back from the LPCO convention in Toronto.
A fun time had by all.
Most impressive was the way the current leadership race played into the convention. A generally good performance by all the candidates. And, more impressive, was the fact that, throughout the whole weekend, there was no, none, zero negativity surrounding the race. Supporters of every candidate mixed and mingled freely, chatting and socializing. There were often minor debates and comparing of pros and cons, but always in a constructive and friendly fashion. There was no trash talking of any candidate, no putting down or snubbing of anyone because of their choice of candidate. It was just so upliftingly positive. I really think the Party is getting over the acrimony of recent years and moving forward.

And the lunch speech by Bill Graham very very impressive. I hope the media has been showing clips from it.

So, who's chosen their candidate yet?

(21 Votes | Vote)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
9:27 pm
[gsyh]
Tories in majority territory, poll suggests - Toronto Star
Apr. 26, 2006. 05:40 PM
CANADIAN PRESS


OTTAWA — A new poll says the Conservatives jumped to a substantial lead in popularity over the Liberals and are now inching into majority-government territory.

A Decima Research survey says Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Tories stood at 41 per cent support — a level that could be enough to win a majority government.

Uh oh.

Wait, what happens if an election is called now, before the Liberal leadership race is done?

(4 Votes | Vote)

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
4:29 pm
[moria73]
Child care petition
There is an online petition calling on Harper not to cancel the Liberal child care plan:

http://www.buildchildcare.ca

(Vote)

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
10:04 am
[moria73]

(Vote)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
11:16 pm
[bloo99]
Scott Brison and Michael Ignatieff
Scott came and talked to us about his vision for a good while, half of which I missed for my class. Overall though, I was rather impressed. He's good with a crowd, has a cute maritime accent, and he came off as pretty straightforward and honest. however, as said above, I did miss most of his spiel.
I still have some reservations about him, namely his youth and relative inexperience, and how the rest of Canada would react to his sexuality. That last really doesn't seem fair, and I know that it isn't, but I think that it would matter to many Canadians and could be a liability. My vote on Brison is next leadership race.
(I'd had some specific points to say, but it's been a week and I've forgotten)

Ignatieff was around yesterday. again, I missed his main speech, and could only stay for about 15 minutes. I was disappointed. People keep telling me that he is just going to win anyway, and that he's so great, and I didn't find him impressive. Not bad by any means, but he was nothing special. Some people questioned his accuracy on some of his responses, like why he returned to Canada, his position on torture, and so on. He has some touching personal stories about being a reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan which he uses to explain his support of the Iraq war. He explained that, as an individual, he had no responsibility except to himself for his views on the war. Had he been an elected official, as he is now, he would have gone about the whole thing differently. This seems completely reasonable to me.
Still, my overall impression was nothing special. I certainly don't think he's the next Trudeau, and of the candidates I've met, I think Dion and Godfrey would be better.

Any comments?

(2 Votes | Vote)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
3:41 pm
[uncut_diamond]
King Edward Accord.
"'WE PLEDGE, to Canadians that we will do our best to reach out to all Canadians in every region of our country. To be inclusive. To be respectful. To treat others the way we wish to be treated ourselves. Our Party is on Standby to Serve Canadians when requested. Let's remember, no one should be left behind . . . it's about time. To renew Our Party. To rebuild Our Party. The Liberal Way . . . where everybody wins.'"

I'm going to sign it. How about you?

story

(4 Votes | Vote)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
10:54 pm
[bloo99]
John Godfrey
Former Liberal Minister of Cities and Communities and potential Liberal Party leader John Godfrey was at McGill today. As promised, here is what I thought of him.

To be honest, I didn't know who he was before. I got the impression from everyone else that he would be pretty lame and boring, but I liked him. He's really nice, which when we asked him to list his flaws he said might be one. He's not very well-known, but does have experience, obviously as a cabinet minister (the New Deal for Cities) and he was head of Kings university in, I think, Nova Scotia. This gives him an inside track on understanding student issues with funding, but he is reasonable and understands that we can't do everything.

His platform had 4 main points: developing sustainably, social justice and since I'm unsure of the other two I won't misrepresent him. I should be taking notes!
Godfrey said that the Govt should be more open with its reasons for things, like refusing to sign on to Missile Defense. Also, I believe that he was hoping that we could have a friendly relation with the US as long as we state our position from the beginning, explain why, and are otherwise friendly. He also emphasized the diversity of the US, and we can work on municipal or state levels, not just the President and Administration.

Overall, I would say that he is a possibility in my mind. Again, he is unknown, so he would have to overcome that. He does have a solid vision, a lot of working on the municipal level with mayors to achieve things, and he's nice, friendly and funny. Maybe he's not assertive enough to be Prime Minister, but I feel like he's one of the people who would stand by their beliefs very firmly and can't be pushed around on what he really cares about.

I think he is certainly worth looking into as a plausible candidate, and I hope that he makes the second ballot.

(Vote)

Monday, March 20th, 2006
1:05 pm
[uncut_diamond]

(2 Votes | Vote)

Saturday, March 18th, 2006
4:55 pm
[bloo99]
Liberal Leadership
I just wanted to let you guys know that I completely disagree with my assessment of a couple months ago on Stephane Dion. Someone suggested him as leader, and I dismissed the idea.
I was wrong. Completely wrong. He would be great.

I'm a student at McGill, and in the last two weeks we've had both Martha Hall Findlay (the only officially declared candidate) and Stephane Dion come talk to us about the ladership. She was okay, identifying the problems, but not offering any solutions or vision. She knew we needed vision, but didn't have a firm idea. She's nice, but not leadership material, in my humble opinion.

Stephane Dion was quite different. He was very outgoing and charismatic, outlined some of the problems he sees and his solutions, and dealt with some tough questions from students about senate reform, education, foreign policy... Overall, he had vision, and, just as importantly, he's smart and capable enough to implement it.
I'm not going to talk about his platform because I don't want to misrepresent him (he also isn't an official candidate yet), but I wanted to throw his name out there and start some discussion.
Until a couple months ago, I thought that he wasn't charismatic enough to be leader. This is not true. He is very sociable, he's really great talking to students (I haven't seen him in that many other situations). Dion is also a good speaker, and he actually honestly answers questions. Above all, he really cares, and it shows. People worry about his English, but it is fully as good as Chretien's was when he became Prime Minister.

If there is interest, I can post about the other candidates as they come by, as I expect that more will be dropping by.

(2 Votes | Vote)

Friday, March 17th, 2006
11:27 am
[bagagesdesable]
Confused About Federal Leadership Selection...
Ok, today I got a bunch of documents from my riding association. One of the sheets pertains to signing up to help select the new Leader of the Liberal party.
1.Do we know when the convention is going to be yet?
2. Does everyone in the party get to vote for the leader? Will we be able to vote in our riding associations or do we have to attend the convention?
3. Where is the convention held?

If anyone can clarify this for me, I would be grateful.

(7 Votes | Vote)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
8:33 pm
[imanadultnow]

(1 Vote | Vote)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
10:41 pm
[fictionfanatic]
Petition to recall David Emerson

Petition to Recall David Emerson is here


David Emerson was elected as a liberal member for Vancouver Kingsway. On the first day that the conservatives took power, he switched to the conservative party so he can sit as a cabinet minister for international trade.

(1 Vote | Vote)

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