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Mighty Middle

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh says Canada needs a national cycling strategy

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-ndps-jagmeet-singh-says...

JeffWells

Mighty Middle wrote:

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh says Canada needs a national cycling strategy

Yessss! The NDP's back!

Just kidding.

Meanwhile, the freaking Democratic Party is debating the merits of socialism....

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

Ken Burch wrote:

And once again, let us all remember that Singh-who I agree cannot be replaced before the election-was the candidate the party "pros" repeatedly insisted the party MUST choose as its leader...that he brought so much electoral magic with him that none of the other candidates could even be seriously considered.  

Thanks, party pros...the NDP owes it all to YOU!!!! 

Let us also not forget that much of the national media annointed Singh as the NDP's answer to Justin Trudeau before anny candidates had announced their intention to seek the NDP leadership, and before Singh had expressed any interest in jumping from provincial to federal politics.

NDPP

Isn't he 'the NDP answer to Justin Trudeau'?

R.E.Wood

Mighty Middle wrote:

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh says Canada needs a national cycling strategy

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-ndps-jagmeet-singh-says...

Brompton folding bikes for all!

(Also - he looks SO stiff and uptight on that bike in the photo!)

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I applauded my MP's efforts in bringing forward this initiative and it is one of the reasons that I will vote for him in the next election. Seems to be a lot of sneering at a very good idea.

The NDP gave up on talking about socialism when its members elected Alexa instead of Svend, purposefully to become a left liberal party.  Jack's cane won him half his seats in Quebec and his stellar candidates won the rest. There were socialists elected but they immediately got gagged by Tom, the party's new liberal leader. Blaming the party's woes, especially its centrist bent, on Jagmeet hardly seems  reasonable.

Mighty Middle

Elizabeth May is taking another shot at Jagmeet Singh, this time for him skipping the Calgary Stampede for the second year in a row. While all the party leaders (even Maxime Bernier) visited the Stampede this year, Singh has been MIA.

About Singh absence, Elizabeth May says if he doesn't "... recognize that Calgary Stampede is a must-do stop on your summer schedule, you’re just not paying attention.”

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Mighty Middle wrote:

Elizabeth May is taking another shot at Jagmeet Singh, this time for him skipping the Calgary Stampede for the second year in a row. While all the party leaders (even Maxime Bernier) visited the Stampede this year, Singh has been MIA.

About Singh absence, Elizabeth May says if he doesn't "... recognize that Calgary Stampede is a must-do stop on your summer schedule, you’re just not paying attention.”

Nothing screams environmental awareness like the Calgary Stampede. EMay is now lecturing on how to do politics the same old, same old, somehow doing politics differently is not a major focus anymore.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Mighty Middle wrote:

Elizabeth May is taking another shot at Jagmeet Singh, this time for him skipping the Calgary Stampede for the second year in a row. While all the party leaders (even Maxime Bernier) visited the Stampede this year, Singh has been MIA.

About Singh absence, Elizabeth May says if he doesn't "... recognize that Calgary Stampede is a must-do stop on your summer schedule, you’re just not paying attention.”

Nothing screams environmental awareness like the Calgary Stampede. EMay is now lecturing on how to do politics the same old, same old, somehow doing politics differently is not a major focus anymore.

Yeah...nothing could possibly be more Green than demanding that all party leaders attend Canada's most famous animal cruelty festival.

WWWTT

Mighty Middle wrote:

Elizabeth May is taking another shot at Jagmeet Singh, this time for him skipping the Calgary Stampede for the second year in a row. While all the party leaders (even Maxime Bernier) visited the Stampede this year, Singh has been MIA.

About Singh absence, Elizabeth May says if he doesn't "... recognize that Calgary Stampede is a must-do stop on your summer schedule, you’re just not paying attention.”

Here’s an excellent example of political voter failure in Canada. 

Not attending the Calgary stampede is probably the best thing to do for a major political leader like Jag, in contrast to attending. 

May this time around attacks Jag. During the run up to the 2015 federal election, May was constantly attacking Harper? But apparently now, she needs to go after Singh so she can win seats . May obviously  has no fucking idea how math works, or is a total liberal servant ;) 

Out of the 6 leaders, Jag is clearly the most competent, but for some odd reason, way back in any such poll??? And even more odd, May is more popular than Singh in polls?

So what does May get out of slamming Jag and propping the Calgary stampede? She’s never going to win a seat in Alberta. Probably won’t even get 5% of the vote

Debater

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Mighty Middle wrote:

Elizabeth May is taking another shot at Jagmeet Singh, this time for him skipping the Calgary Stampede for the second year in a row. While all the party leaders (even Maxime Bernier) visited the Stampede this year, Singh has been MIA.

About Singh absence, Elizabeth May says if he doesn't "... recognize that Calgary Stampede is a must-do stop on your summer schedule, you’re just not paying attention.”

Nothing screams environmental awareness like the Calgary Stampede. EMay is now lecturing on how to do politics the same old, same old, somehow doing politics differently is not a major focus anymore.

And meanwhile Liz May just hired a man like Warren Kinsella, and hundreds of progressive voters are sending her tweets calling her out.

Mighty Middle

Meanwhile the leader of the Bloc has announced he will take on NDP MP Matthew Dube in his riding this October

Debater

Yes, that was announced several months ago.  The new BQ Leader apparently lives in St. Maurice, but didn't want to run there since he didn't think he could beat Francois-Philippe Champagne.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Debater wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Mighty Middle wrote:

Elizabeth May is taking another shot at Jagmeet Singh, this time for him skipping the Calgary Stampede for the second year in a row. While all the party leaders (even Maxime Bernier) visited the Stampede this year, Singh has been MIA.

About Singh absence, Elizabeth May says if he doesn't "... recognize that Calgary Stampede is a must-do stop on your summer schedule, you’re just not paying attention.”

Nothing screams environmental awareness like the Calgary Stampede. EMay is now lecturing on how to do politics the same old, same old, somehow doing politics differently is not a major focus anymore.

And meanwhile Liz May just hired a man like Warren Kinsella, and hundreds of progressive voters are sending her tweets calling her out.

Where this will particularly harm May and her party is among political activists.  Ordinary voters don't know who Kinsella is, but the people May really needs to win over-people who work to elect NDP candidates but who have come to feel in recent years that the party moved too far to the right to be worth trying to elect-will be outraged that May is working with somebody from the right wing of the Liberal Party who supports the right-wing Ontario government and prefers Scheer to Trudeau as prime minister.

Debater

Although Kinsella is not a household name, more voters are getting to read about him every day.

New cartoon from de Adder:

Debater

Jagmeet Singh tours Quebec in hopes of avoiding an NDP wipeout

The last time the NDP's support was consistently this low in Quebec, it did not hold a seat in the province

Jul 16, 2019

Éric Grenier

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grenier-ndp-quebec-1.5212087

brookmere

WWWTT wrote:
Not attending the Calgary stampede is probably the best thing to do for a major political leader like Jag, in contrast to attending.
Not quite. Not attending the Calgary Stampede and saying why would be a good thing for him to do. Simply not showing up makes him look MIA, yet again.

Mighty Middle

Warren Kinsella has taken his first SHOT at Jagmeet Singh and the NDP by going after Jagmeet's brother.

https://twitter.com/kinsellawarren/status/1151153927406149633

nicky

Not only is this story 12 years old, it was relentlessly run by the Conservative media over a year ago during the Ontario election.

You wonder why Kinsella resurrects it now.

Except, it is no mystery that the Greens see their mission, as they ofetn have, of surpassing the NDP. They are more interested in heaping dirt on the NDP than in running against the Liberals or Tories.

Debater

The Greens have the Liberals in their sights too.  That's what Kinsella is there for.  He's said his mission this year is to bring down Trudeau.

But whether the Greens are going after the Libs or the NDP, it shows that Liz May isn't the honourable person she has potrayed herself to be, and it's going to cost her the support of many Lib/NDP/Green voters this year who want to prevent the Cons winning.

nicky

Kinsella is backing the Greens in order to defeat Trudeau, not to elect Greens. He knowsthat if the Greens poll 10% they will elect very few extra MPs but at the same time drain enough votes from the Libs and NDP to elect numerous Conservatives.

WWWTT

brookmere wrote:

WWWTT wrote:
Not attending the Calgary stampede is probably the best thing to do for a major political leader like Jag, in contrast to attending.
Not quite. Not attending the Calgary Stampede and saying why would be a good thing for him to do. Simply not showing up makes him look MIA, yet again.

Ya sorry but I don't think Canadian voters are that smart (actually, I know this for a fact!)

Jag knows he's wasting his time attending the stampede. Explaining why he's not attending is begging for greif to come his way.

WWWTT

nicky wrote:

Kinsella is backing the Greens in order to defeat Trudeau, not to elect Greens. He knowsthat if the Greens poll 10% they will elect very few extra MPs but at the same time drain enough votes from the Libs and NDP to elect numerous Conservatives.

Maybe, maybe not?

Hard to say because May and this other character that I won't bother researching are both liberal hacks. The difference between liberals and conservatives is invisible. There's a difference between a big chunk of the core supporters on either side. The liberal and conservative politicians want to make voters thing there is a difference. Lots of posters here think there's a difference. But the only difference is maybe 3 years. 4?

Debater

I agree with Nicky (and we don't usually agree!)

WWWTT, Kinsella hasn't been a Liberal for years.  He's been supporting the Conservatives and writes for The Sun.  And May is not a Liberal, either.

Nicky is correct that the Greens & the Cons are trying to harm the Liberals & NDP.

Misfit Misfit's picture

E May is a Liberal.

Debater

May is not a Liberal.  She has never worked for the Liberals.

She used to work for the old Progressive Conservatives under Mulroney.

And now she is working with Liberal hater Warren Kinsella to help pull votes away from the Libs & NDP.

R.E.Wood

Are there still NDP voters in a province that just passed a religious symbols law? Singh looks to find out

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ndp-voters-quebec-secularism-bil...

pietro_bcc

I think there are people in Quebec who would consider voting for Singh's NDP, but he's looking in the wrong places. The focus should be on Montreal, as that is where there is a significant population against Bill 21. Sadly in most of the rest of Quebec the vast majority don't like people like Singh and they won't change their minds in 4 months. Those seats are lost, focus on trying to maintain Montreal seats and possibly even gain in Montreal by using Bill 21 as a wedge issue against the Liberals.

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