Here, condensing this post about the lessons the federal NDP can and should learn from past provincial elections.
For further reading…- Michelle Gagnon notes that one area where matters don’t seem to be in doubt is Quebec, where the NDP looks set to hold or even build on its 2011 wave. And with the NDP’s numbers looking strong in B.C. as well, that leaves Ontario as the largest piece of the puzzle which remains in substantial doubt.- Susan Delacourt comments on the ghosts looming over each of the federal parties. – Finally, John Ivison writes (Read more…)
As many of you know I took some time off from my blog, mainly for personal reasons, though I did keep up with current events. I blogged a bit during the 2014 Ontario provincial election, and then saved my strength for this coming federal contest. Fully prepared to continue in a relatively, non-partisan way, I was immediately broadsided by the NDP’s attack on the Liberals and Justin Trudeau, with the whole C-51 debacle. I expected things to die down, once common sense kicked in, and the media reminded Canadians that this was about two Canadian soldiers, killed on Canadian soil; (Read more…)
We are in the beginning of a 77-day Federal Election #42 in Canada. I think it matters not what you believe, but that you read, learn and become involved.
"Not in my lifetime, son, but maybe in yours!" –David Lewis to Stephen Lewis
I am stirred. It was a wonderful speech, from a highly respected man. He’s 77 years old and says he’s waited 75 years for this day, from licking stamps at age 2
It’s hard to believe that it’s now been four years since Jack Layton died, and the hopes of so many turned to sadness.
And yesterday evening, when I returned from the island to the ferry dock named after him, I paused for a moment before this statue in my neighbourhood.
I didn’t stay long because I pass the statue almost every day. Anything I had to say I said long ago. Like thank you, or how cruel life can be.
But I did stay long enough to think that wherever that happy warrior’s spirit roams, it must be singing.
Because the orange wave he created in Quebec, is now becoming an orange tsunami.
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