Federal NDP candidates 2015 part 2

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terrytowel

adma wrote:

terrytowel wrote:
But the NDP can take comfort that Olivia Chow dominated Parkdale-High Park in the mayor's race.

No.  She.  Didn't. 

And I'm flabbergasted that you'd still be spouting this nonsense after I posted this in the polling thread...

Did I say she won Parkdale-High Park? I said

"But the NDP can take comfort that Olivia Chow dominated Parkdale-High Park in the mayor's race."

She pulled in strong numbers and came within striking distance of winning that riding.

Dominating means "have a commanding influence on" as voters in that area rallied to Chow, but she still came up short.

Which bodes well for the NDP in that riding.

Debater wrote:

 You're right that Hamilton was Liberal during the Chrétien years and Sheila Copps was a popular incumbent.  But that's also when the NDP was struggling to keep official party status.  The Liberals haven't held any of the seats in the Hamilton area in about a decade.  So Michael Moriarty is correct that Hamilton is a pretty solid NDP area -- much more so than Parkdale-High Park which went Liberal as recently as 2008.

If Sheila were to return to politics, she could BEAT any NDP candidate in Hamilton (including Andrea Horwath) without breaking a sweat or even campaiging for one day. She could put her name on the ballot, go on vacation and still win by double digits over any NDP candidate.

They don't call Sheila Copps the original steeltown scrapper for nothing!

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terrytowel wrote:

If Sheila were to return to politics, she could BEAT any NDP candidate in Hamilton (including Andrea Horwath) without breaking a sweat or even campaiging for one day. She could put her name on the ballot, go on vacation and still win by double digits over any NDP candidate.

They don't call Sheila Copps the original steeltown scrapper for nothing!

tt, have you ever been to Hamilton? Have you ever met anyone who lives in Hamilton? Your opinion here certainly indicates that you haven't.

sherpa-finn

And the only way Sheila could ever get her name on the ballot would be to run as an Independent.  It was the Liberals who chased her out of Hamilton ... and then made sure she would never get her nose back in with the National Party.  Persona non grata, big time. 

Debater

sherpa-finn wrote:

And the only way Sheila could ever get her name on the ballot would be to run as an Independent.  It was the Liberals who chased her out of Hamilton ... and then made sure she would never get her nose back in with the National Party.  Persona non grata, big time. 

That's a bit of an over generalization there.  It was Paul Martin who drove Copps out of Hamilton.  Not Liberals as a whole.  Many Liberals disliked it.  I voted NDP that year in protest.  In 2004 I was in Ottawa Centre, so I supported Ed Broadbent. (something I posted about back in 2009 when I arrived here).

And Sheila Copps almost won the Presidency of the Liberal Party 2 years ago.  She only lost to Mike Crawley by about 25 votes.  Copps isn't interested in going back into electoral politics, but I don't think Trudeau would try to stop her if she wanted to.  Copps endorsed Trudeau a couple of years ago, and as far as I know they are on good terms.

Here's a photo of Copps with Trudeau when she endorsed him:

https://storify.com/thespec/justin-trudeau-lunches-on-locke-street

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And here's Copps on Twitter in 2013:

Yes, I am supporting Justin.

https://twitter.com/sheila_copps/status/300384409549430784

terrytowel

Michael Moriarity wrote:

tt, have you ever been to Hamilton? Have you ever met anyone who lives in Hamilton? Your opinion here certainly indicates that you haven't.

Yes I have several friends that live in Hamilton.

Like it or not Sheila Copps is the queen of Hamilton. No one, not even Andrea Horwath, can put a dent in her sky high popularity in Hamilton.

adma

terrytowel wrote:

adma wrote:

terrytowel wrote:
But the NDP can take comfort that Olivia Chow dominated Parkdale-High Park in the mayor's race.

No.  She.  Didn't. 

And I'm flabbergasted that you'd still be spouting this nonsense after I posted this in the polling thread...

Did I say she won Parkdale-High Park? I said

"But the NDP can take comfort that Olivia Chow dominated Parkdale-High Park in the mayor's race."

She pulled in strong numbers and came within striking distance of winning that riding.

Dominating means "have a commanding influence on" as voters in that area rallied to Chow, but she still came up short.

Which bodes well for the NDP in that riding.

Somehow, it still sounds like you're trying to self-rationalize your way out of a paper bag.  (And besides: never mind that it's her home riding, but Chow winning the Trinity-Spadina wards in toto technically couldn't have been foreseen by the provincial + fed byelection results earlier last year.)

I mean, yes: generically speaking, Chow doing well bodes well.  But by your barometer, she performed "dominatingly" virtually *everywhere* in the former City of Toronto south of Bloor/Dupont-ish--PHP isn't alone on that count.  (And such "domination" is simply the token expression of how, contrary to common presumption, she actually *outperformed* in a citywide race where she was "supposed" to be, in the end, marginalized a la Joe Pants on behalf of a stop-Ford pro-Tory united bloc.)

Yeah, it's ironic how the more NDP-partisan (yet realistic) among us are actually more cautious about unreservedly blowing the Peggy Nash horn--and it's not about her, it's about things potentially beyond her control; indeed, the fact that John Tory outpolled the "dominating" Chow even here could be argued as boding potentially well for the Grits, who have a *much* longer history of federal electability to boast of here.  And yes, the present Grit candidate may be a "no-name"--but then again, so was Han Dong vs Marchese.  (Now, the one way the Libs can *really* blow it is to defy Justin and demographics and go back to the future and nominate a "Stan Haidasz socon", as if the Polish-Canadian voting bloc still dominated the way it used to.)

ctrl190

While the NDP has a strong base in Parkdale-High Park, I wouldn't call P-HP a "safe bet" by any means. I think Davenport, where Andrew Cash won by 10,000 votes in 2011, and Toronto-Danforth, where Craig Scott matched Jack Layton's 2011 numbers in the 2012 by-election, are stronger NDP bets.

The NDP will definitely have a challenge keeping York South-Weston, Scarborough Southwest and Beaches-East York, where their 2011 margins were lower. I can't forecast Rathika's re-election in the new Scarborough North riding because I don't know the demographics.

McQuaig has as really good shot at Toronto-Centre now that Rosedale has relocated to the new "University-Rosedale" riding.

Debater

NDP considers replacing MP Pierre Jacob (Brome-Missisquoi):

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Le député Pierre Jacob pourrait être remplacé

le 24 février 2015

http://www.lerefletdulac.com/Actualites/Politique/2015-02-24/article-405...

sherpa-finn

The NDP has nominated John Hanson in Kanata-Carleton, an open riding outside of Ottawa. He ran provincially in the recent Ontario Provincial election and is described as an engineer with roots in the local tech industry.

sherpa-finn

Mathew Rowlinson was elected yesterday as the NDP candidate in London West. He is an English Prof at Western. This is considered a fairly secure Con seat, currently held by Ed Holder.

sherpa-finn

Yesterday in Weyburn, Vicky O'dell was selected NDP candidate for the riding of Souris - Moose Mountain, in south east Saskatchewan. This is another secure Con riding since forever. The incumbent (Ed Komarnicki) has stepped down and the Cons had a highly contested nomination battle for this one last November.  (Sinecure for life....)

ETA: And there are 4 more NDP nomination meetings today.

David Young

sherpa-finn wrote:

Mathew Rowlinson was elected yesterday as the NDP candidate in London West. He is an English Prof at Western. This is considered a fairly secure Con seat, currently held by Ed Holder.

That's what was said about London West provincially until the by-electon in 2013, when Peggy Statler won the riding, and then held it for the NDP in the 2014 provincial election.

 

jjuares

Debater wrote:

trotwood73 wrote:

Debater wrote:

[...], but remember that Trudeau is considered to have handled the sexual harassment issue better than Mulcair by some people, including Chantal Hébert.

Seriously? SERIOUSLY!?!?! Are you STILL going there!?!?! Let's make this very serious situation (that STILL isn't resolved) about sexual harassment about whose leader scored more points!?!?

You Liberals are scum....  

You totally missed the point.  And then you resort to name-calling - like so many other NDPers here.

The way leaders handle serious issues resonates with voters.  The point is that Trudeau took a strong stand on the issue and called for an investigation whereas Mulcair waffled around and wanted to keep it behind closed doors.  He struggled to articulate a clear position on a serious issue.  That's what Chantal Hébert was saying.

And obviously in a riding affected by the issue, the way voters feel about how it was handled is relevant!

And I was responding to someone else's post who brought up Massimo Pacetti and how it might benefit the NDP politically in the riding.  So it was an NDPer who was thinking about it in terms of political again.  You missed that part as well.


Unmitigated claptrap. Mulcair wasn't trying to bury it behind closed doors. He was asking that the process reflected the wishes of the victims. Whatever that was. That was his motivation not trying to protect the reputation of two Liberal MP's. As for who looked better in the process, Mulcair or Trudeau, I don't care. I just wished that Trudeau had showed more respect for the victims wishes and I also would like it if you showed a smidgen of integrity and withdrew your scummy and ridiculous accusation.

Debater

What was scummy was trotwood making a sexist attack on Melanie Joly on another thread.  Which Meg B. has now addressed.

This whole sexual harassment controversy, like everything else between the Liberals & NDP, ends up descending into arguing and name-calling.

Who knows what Mulcair's motivation was?  You don't know.  And I don't know, either.  So let's stop pretending we do.

The point is that Mulcair's response was confusing and contradictory and he didn't clearly articulate what his position on the issue was.  What I was trying to say is that Trudeau took a strong stand against sexual harassment in the workplace in the year 2014 and that clarity came through.

Mulcair's response was confused.  Chantal Hébert explains it here (It's in the first few minutes of this 'At Issue')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuwpboMZMDk

Debater

Geting back to the actual topic...

First Quebec #NDP MP to face nom challenge (Marc-Andre Morin), loses bid to rural doctor (Simon-Pierre Landry) in Laurentides-Labelle, QC.

https://twitter.com/punditsguide/status/572096948565622784

janfromthebruce

sherpa-finn wrote:

Yesterday in Weyburn, Vicky O'dell was selected NDP candidate for the riding of Souris - Moose Mountain, in south east Saskatchewan. This is another secure Con riding since forever. The incumbent (Ed Komarnicki) has stepped down and the Cons had a highly contested nomination battle for this one last November.  (Sinecure for life....)

ETA: And there are 4 more NDP nomination meetings today.

Since not forever. This was Tommy Douglas' home stomping ground.

Kiefer Sutherland unveils Tommy Douglas statue TV star in Weyburn, Sask., for monument dedicated to grandfather

janfromthebruce

Debater wrote:

Geting back to the actual topic...

First Quebec #NDP MP to face nom challenge (Marc-Andre Morin), loses bid to rural doctor (Simon-Pierre Landry) in Laurentides-Labelle, QC.

https://twitter.com/punditsguide/status/572096948565622784

Newly nominated NDP candidate had a small video. Well done for sure. As an aside, the party was unaware this nomination would be contested.

http://vimeo.com/117073876

Debater

Yes, I do think Simon-Pierre Landry's video is very strong.  As other people have noted, he has a Kathleen Wynne type moment in there that shows him jogging in the outdoors.

Strong images & vision comes across.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1059889940693795

janfromthebruce

the only person I've seen mention similarity to Wynne is a partisan Lib on twitter to pundit's guide post. One person.

sherpa-finn

Thread drift alert: Jan corrected me above when I suggested that the Weyburn area had been Conservative 'since forever', by pointing out quite correctly that Weyburn was of course Tommy Douglas's home and first federal seat back in the 1940s, before he turned his attention to provincial politics. Good catch.

Of course, I am inclined to suggest that if the last time a progressive won a seat was under the CCF banner, - and in the sixty intervening years even the Libs have only held it once, fleetingly, - well, this is pretty much a Conservative stronghold in my books. 

For those wondering, - when TC Douglas returned to federal politics at the head of the NDP in the 1960s, he was first defeated in Saskatchewan before winning in Burnaby, BC and then subsequently in Nanaimo. 

sherpa-finn

And Dan Harris, MP has just been renominated in Scarborough Southwest.

sherpa-finn

And a big shindig in Toronto Centre where Linda McQuaig is in the process of being nominated as I write. #GoLinda!

Todrick of Chat...

Janfromthebruce,

What do you know about the Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound NDP Candidate? 

 

 

sherpa-finn

And I see that in Winipeg North, Levy Abad will be running for the NDP against Arthur's favourite Liberal, the incumbent MP Kevin Lamoureux.

Any pithy observations on that race, Mr Cramer?

Debater

Who is Levy Abad?  I'm not familiar with the name.

NDP has taken a while to find a candidate in Winnipeg North, so maybe the NDP thinks Lamoureux will be difficult to beat?

terrytowel

sherpa-finn wrote:

And I see that in Winipeg North, Levy Abad will be running for the NDP against Arthur's favourite Liberal, the incumbent MP Kevin Lamoureux.

Any pithy observations on that race, Mr Cramer?

David Akin & Pundits guide has pegged the riding to stay Liberal.

Kevin Lamoureux is very popular with residents, and one of the few Western Liberals to hang on to their seats.

If he could survive the orange waves, he can fight off the NDP this October.

jjuares

Debater wrote:

What was scummy was trotwood making a sexist attack on Melanie Joly on another thread.  Which Meg B. has now addressed.

This whole sexual harassment controversy, like everything else between the Liberals & NDP, ends up descending into arguing and name-calling.

Who knows what Mulcair's motivation was?  You don't know.  And I don't know, either.  So let's stop pretending we do.

The point is that Mulcair's response was confusing and contradictory and he didn't clearly articulate what his position on the issue was.  What I was trying to say is that Trudeau took a strong stand against sexual harassment in the workplace in the year 2014 and that clarity came through.

Mulcair's response was confused.  Chantal Hébert explains it here (It's in the first few minutes of this 'At Issue')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuwpboMZMDk


Well actually Mulcair explained pretty clearly the motivation behind his actions-he wanted to follow the wishes of the victims.wherever that would take him. You are the one who is insinuating that he "wanted to keep it behind closed doors" and pretending that was his goal. If you have some proof that your bullshit is accurate lets hear it.

nicky

Linda McQuaig was nominated by acclamation today in Toronto Centre. There was an entusiastic crowd of about 300. She came out swinging at Harper and right-wing Liberal candidate Bill Morneau, parachuted in from the Bridle Path.

sherpa-finn

Debater asked who is Levy Abad, NDP's recently nominated candidate in Winnipeg North.

Levy is a former political staffer of the provincial Minister of Multiculturalism, curently works in the Ministry as an Outreach Officer, and has roots in the Winnipegs Filippino community.

Aristotleded24

sherpa-finn wrote:
And I see that in Winipeg North, Levy Abad will be running for the NDP against Arthur's favourite Liberal, the incumbent MP Kevin Lamoureux.

Any pithy observations on that race, Mr Cramer?

I'm not Art, but I'm not expecting a real race, I'm expecting Lameroux to take this riding again quite handily.

tducey1

Yes, Lamoreux's a decent candidate, perhaps a minister from Manitoba should trudeau win government?

Rokossovsky

nicky wrote:

Linda McQuaig was nominated by acclamation today in Toronto Centre. There was an entusiastic crowd of about 300. She came out swinging at Harper and right-wing Liberal candidate Bill Morneau, parachuted in from the Bridle Path.

Slumming it, is he?

Debater

sherpa-finn wrote:

Debater asked who is Levy Abad, NDP's recently nominated candidate in Winnipeg North.

Levy is a former political staffer of the provincial Minister of Multiculturalism, curently works in the Ministry as an Outreach Officer, and has roots in the Winnipegs Filippino community.

Yes, I found out that he is a singer/songwriter, too.  Interesting.

http://filipinojournal.com/levy-abad-winnipegs-lone-filipino-folk-singer...

Website:

http://www.levyabad.com/

Stockholm

tducey1 wrote:

Yes, Lamoreux's a decent candidate, perhaps a minister from Manitoba should trudeau win government?

Keep in mind that Lamoreux is a notorious anti-abortion fanatic.

Debater

No, he's not.

He supports Trudeau's pro-choice edict.  Already said so last year.

Personally is against it, but will follow Liberal Party policy.

I wish you'd verify your facts sometimes, Stockholm.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trudeau-s-mandatory-pro-choice-st...

Stockholm

He may be willing to swallow his beliefs in order to avoid expulsion from the Liberal caucus - but Lamoureux has a long history of ties to the so caled "pro-life" movement - so as far I'm concerned he's still a jerk

Rokossovsky

Anything to get ahead.

SocDem

Marc-Andre Morin, NDP MP for Laurentides-Labelle has lost the nomination to be the NDP candiate in the next election.  Dr. Landry looks like a strong candidate, but the article indictes that Mr. Morin was very upset and will consider all of his options.  It can be messy, but this is what genuine open nominations look like.

http://www.linformationdunordsainteagathe.ca/2015/03/01/le-depute-morin-...

Debater

There are a few extra characters at the end of your URL.  I've re-copied it here & it should work. Smile

http://www.linformationdunordsainteagathe.ca/2015/03/01/le-depute-morin-...

David Young

The date for the South Shore-St. Margaret's NDP nomination meeting has been set for Sunday, April 12th at the Italy Cross Fire Hall, 17722 Hwy 103, Lunenburg Co.

There are two seeking the nomination:  Courtney Wentzell, the Constituency Assistant to provincial NDP member for Queen-Shelburne Sterling Beliveau, and Alex Godbold, a teacher from New Germany, Lunenburg Co.

 

Debater

It will be interesting to see what happens in South Shore-St. Margaret's.

The Liberals are doing very well in Nova Scotia right now, and are currently projected to win this seat, but they haven't actually been competitive in it for several years.

The NDP has been the runner-up to the Conservatives in the last couple federal elections.

But with Gerald Keddy retiring and the Liberals ahead of the NDP in Nova Scotia federally & provincially, will that change?

greyscale

Georgina Jolibois has announced she will run in Desnethe - Missinippi - Churchill River

BetterOnTheLeft

greyscale wrote:

Georgina Jolibois has announced she will run in Desnethe - Missinippi - Churchill River

just so we all know who she is "Georgina Jolibois has served as the mayor of La Loche since 2003 and is the current chairperson of the Saskatchewan Association of Northern Communities, also known as New North."

nicky

An interesting race is shaping up for. the NDP nomination in Ville Marie etc. with the vote set for March 29.

Incumbent Tyrone Benskin is being challenged by Vincent H'Erthier and Allison Turner who looks very impressive:

https://www.facebook.com/allisonturnerNPD/timeline?ref=page_internal

It seems that the NDP is attracting a number of prestigious new candidates in Quebec with several incumbents stepping aside or being challenged for renomination.

scott16

greyscale wrote:

Georgina Jolibois has announced she will run in Desnethe - Missinippi - Churchill River

Do you have any articles or sites that say this?

I couldn't find any but maybe none have been released yet. I'm just curious is all?

scott16

scott16 wrote:

greyscale wrote:

Georgina Jolibois has announced she will run in Desnethe - Missinippi - Churchill River

Do you have any articles or sites that say this?

I couldn't find any but maybe none have been released yet. I'm just curious is all?

I'll answer my own question.

http://mbcradio.com/index.php/mbc-news/14716-la-loche-mayor-announces-in...

 

robbie_dee

SocDem wrote:

Dr. Landry looks like a strong candidate...

Please tell me he's not just a pedagogue.

NorthReport

Here's a seat that the NDP might gain from the Conservatives.

Federal election: Cranbrook’s Wayne Stetski announces NDP candidacy for Kootenay–Columbia

Former Cranbrook mayor Wayne Stetski has declared his candidacy for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding of Kootenay–Columbia in the fall federal election.

By Aaron Orlando - Mar 4, 2015Wayne Stetski will seek election for the NDP in the riding of Kootenay–Columbia in the federal election expected in October. Photo: Contributed by the NDP Kootenay–Columbia Riding Association

“Since his election in 2011, David Wilks has been heard saying he is not allowed to vote the way his constituents want him to in parliament. He can only vote the way Stephen Harper tells him to, even when his constituents tell him that they strongly disagree,” Stetski said in a statement. “Democracy is poorly served by silencing a whole region in this way. The people of Kootenay–Columbia deserve better.”

http://revelstokemountaineer.com/federal-election-cranbrooks-wayne-stets...

BetterOnTheLeft

Farheen Khan – a Peel-based social worker, author and community activist – will be the NDP candidate from Mississauga Centre. Nomination will be Sunday. They mention a Special event, not sure what that means but the nomination falls on Int'l Women's day

http://www.mississauga.com/community-story/5461064-farheen-khan-to-get-n...

scott16

NorthReport wrote:

Here's a seat that the NDP might gain from the Conservatives.

Federal election: Cranbrook’s Wayne Stetski announces NDP candidacy for Kootenay–Columbia

Former Cranbrook mayor Wayne Stetski has declared his candidacy for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding of Kootenay–Columbia in the fall federal election.

By Aaron Orlando - Mar 4, 2015Wayne Stetski will seek election for the NDP in the riding of Kootenay–Columbia in the federal election expected in October. Photo: Contributed by the NDP Kootenay–Columbia Riding Association

“Since his election in 2011, David Wilks has been heard saying he is not allowed to vote the way his constituents want him to in parliament. He can only vote the way Stephen Harper tells him to, even when his constituents tell him that they strongly disagree,” Stetski said in a statement. “Democracy is poorly served by silencing a whole region in this way. The people of Kootenay–Columbia deserve better.”

http://revelstokemountaineer.com/federal-election-cranbrooks-wayne-stets...

Can anyone with knowledge of BC interior politics give me some info on Mr. Stetski? How well known is he?

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