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Karine Trudel is set to win the NDP nomination for the riding of Jonquière for the 2015 General Election

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It was just reported on LCN a Québec News Channel that Maria Mourani might be joining the NDP. This would not be a big surprise as Thomas Mulcair had already offered her to join the party. She is also politically more in line with the NDP now that she is a federalist. Remember she was expelled from the Bloc Québecois for being so out spoken on the Québec Charter and denouncing it as xenophobic politics. She went on to renounce soverinty and become a federalist and champion of Québec minority rights. She could become the NDP candidate for the riding of Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Rokossovsky

Sounds awewsome! My kind of people.

Stockholm

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Karine Trudel is set to win the NDP nomination for the riding of Jonquière for the 2015 General Election

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She is quite fashionably dressed!

 

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Stockholm wrote:

benhart wrote:

Karine Trudel is set to win the NDP nomination for the riding of Jonquière for the 2015 General Election

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She is quite fashionably dressed!

 

It should be pointed out that Mme.Trudel is a postal worker and is the president of the postal worker union local 390 in  Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean 

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BetterOnTheLeft

benhart wrote:

It was just reported on LCN a Québec News Channel that Maria Mourani might be joining the NDP. This would not be a big surprise as Thomas Mulcair had already offered her to join the party. She is also politically more in line with the NDP now that she is a federalist. Remember she was expelled from the Bloc Québecois for being so out spoken on the Québec Charter and denouncing it as xenophobic politics. She went on to renounce soverinty and become a federalist and champion of Québec minority rights. She could become the NDP candidate for the riding of Ahuntsic-Cartierville

French Video link
http://tvanouvelles.ca/video/3898065317001/maria-mourani-passerait-au-np...

English CBC
- http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/maria-mourani-ex-bloc-mp-to-join-ndp-cau...

 

BetterOnTheLeft

In Brantford-Brant 2011 and second place candidate Marc Laferriere, a Professor of Justice Studies at Mohawk College, is running for the nomination. 

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/11/19/laferriere-eyes-breakthrough...
http://marcyourvote.ca/about-marc/ 

Debater

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Boulerice does a great job and will become a good cabinet minister.

If he joins the Liberals, yes. Wink

Debater

What's interesting about nominations for the NDP, as it is for all the parties, is that you get a sense of perhaps where the party thinks its areas of strengths are by which ridings it has gotten nominated already, versus which ones have not been done so far or are perhaps being put off till later in case no one wants them (eg. 'paper candidate' ridings).  All parties make these calculations.

The NDP has nominated a number of candidates in Québec so far (although none so far in Liberal-held ridings from what I can tell), but not very many in Ontario except for incumbent MP's.  Of note is that the NDP has very few candidates nominated in the 905 (an area of weakness as we saw in Whitby-Oshawa this week).  The NDP also hasn't nominated very many candidates in the Maritimes, except for a few of its incumbents.  This may be because it doesn't expect to make many gains there.

In contrast to the NDP, the Conservatives have already nominated candidates for a large number of Ontario ridings, particularly in the 905.  This is not a surprise as they hold the majority of these seats and have a lot of incumbents, but it shows the Conservative machine is off to a strong start and that they know that this is where a big part of 2015 will be determined.  They also have nominated a lot of their candidates in Western Canada, not surprisingly, although still have a majority to nominate in the Maritimes (one of their weak areas).  They also have very few candidates nominated in Québec so far except for their 5 MP's and a few others here & there. (I notice that former CPC MP Sylvie Boucher is making a comeback attempt in the Beauport-Limoilou area).

The Liberals are also off to a pretty good start and are a strong 2nd to the Cons in number of candidates nominated so far.  They are really focusing on Ontario, Québec & the Maritimes.  Most of the Maritime seats already have Liberal candidates as they are expected to do well there and already have a number of incumbent MP's. (New Brunswick is the province which has the fewest Liberal candidates so far).  The Liberals also have quite a few candidates nominated in Québec - all of the incumbent MP's (except Justin Trudeau who will be nominated in Papineau this weekend.) as well as quite a few other candidates throughout Montréal and throughout the regions of Québec.   The Liberals have also nominated a large slate of candidates in Ontario and are well-ahead of the NDP there, but behind the Conservatives.  The Liberals have also nominated a number of candidates in Western Canada in what are expected to be the best Liberal ridings in Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta & Saskatchewan, but still have quite a few left to do.  Former MP Larry Bagnell has also been nominated in the Yukon.

It appears that the Greens have about only half a dozen candidates nominated so far, and the BQ is apparently getting several candidates of its own ready, but Alice Funke is finding it more challenging to track nominations for the Greens & BQ since they are more under the radar.

Btw, it's also interesting to see that the Liberals still retain a narrow lead over the NDP in the % of women candidates nominated.  This may be both a product of Trudeau's greater dedication to recruiting women candidates compared to prior Liberal leaders, and a corresponding weakness in this area by Mulcair.  Thus far it doesn't seem that as many women are being nominated in Mulcair's NDP, but perhaps it's too early to draw any conclusions and this could change in the months ahead as more nominations take place.

http://www.punditsguide.ca/

David Young

BetterOnTheLeft wrote:

In Brantford-Brant 2011 and second place candidate Marc Laferriere, a Professor of Justice Studies at Mohawk College, is running for the nomination. 

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/11/19/laferriere-eyes-breakthrough...
http://marcyourvote.ca/about-marc/ 

I tried both links, but was not able to get through on either one.

 

BetterOnTheLeft

David Young wrote:

BetterOnTheLeft wrote:

In Brantford-Brant 2011 and second place candidate Marc Laferriere, a Professor of Justice Studies at Mohawk College, is running for the nomination. 

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/11/19/laferriere-eyes-breakthrough...
http://marcyourvote.ca/about-marc/ 

I tried both links, but was not able to get through on either one.

 

Hope it works

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/11/19/laferriere-eyes-breakthrough...

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Martin Singh former ndp Leadership candidate, Pharmacist, and offcier in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves has been acclaimed the NDP candidate for the riding of Brampton North for the 2015 General Election

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Debater

Am I correct that the NDP candidate for Papineau is expected to be Marcos Tejada, the NDP riding President who was the candidate in 2011?

So far I am not aware of anyone else running for the NDP nomination in Papineau.  Curious to know if there are any other names coming forward.

Here's the most recent article I could find, dated August 20, 2014:

http://www.npdpapineau.com/#!Marcos-R-Tejada-candidat-à-linvesture-du-NPD-dans-Papineau/c1ge2/38FF5685-6A36-4C06-98E1-3E5EF28564BA

David Young

BetterOnTheLeft wrote:

David Young wrote:

BetterOnTheLeft wrote:

In Brantford-Brant 2011 and second place candidate Marc Laferriere, a Professor of Justice Studies at Mohawk College, is running for the nomination. 

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/11/19/laferriere-eyes-breakthrough...
http://marcyourvote.ca/about-marc/ 

I tried both links, but was not able to get through on either one.

 

Hope it works

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/11/19/laferriere-eyes-breakthrough...

Yes, I was able to access the link.

Thanks!

 

sherpa-finn

Just got my invitation to the Nomination Meeting here in Hull-Aylmer - for Monday, December 8th. Only Nicole Turmel's name mentioned, and it reads like an invitation to a party. So I am presuming she is running unopposed.

Adam T

sherpa-finn wrote:

Just got my invitation to the Nomination Meeting here in Hull-Aylmer - for Monday, December 8th. Only Nicole Turmel's name mentioned, and it reads like an invitation to a party. So I am presuming she is running unopposed.

 

Not so. John Turmel is challenging her.

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Rachel Blaney has won the NDP nomination in the riding of North Island–Powell River for the 2015 General Election

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Stockholm

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Rachel Blaney has won the NDP nomination in the riding of North Island–Powell River for the 2015 General Election

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That's a bit of an upset - she beat Dave Coles the ex-President of CEP - one of the two unions that merged to create Unifor...and it wasn't even close she won something like 385-180!

Debater

There's a nomination meeting this afternoon in Vancouver Quadra for the NDP to select the candidate to face off against MP Joyce Murray in 2015.

Sarah Blyth & Scott Andrews (not the one from Avalon Wink) are the 2 people running, I believe.

Lord Palmerston

Stockholm wrote:
That's a bit of an upset - she beat Dave Coles the ex-President of CEP - one of the two unions that merged to create Unifor...and it wasn't even close she won something like 385-180!

Indeed, that is an upset. 

BTW what do you think of the policy of "destroying the ballots and making it unanimous" policy of the NDP? 

DLivings

Lord Palmerston wrote:

Stockholm wrote:
That's a bit of an upset - she beat Dave Coles the ex-President of CEP - one of the two unions that merged to create Unifor...and it wasn't even close she won something like 385-180!

Indeed, that is an upset. 

BTW what do you think of the policy of "destroying the ballots and making it unanimous" policy of the NDP? 

Without knowing this particular situation, typically there is a "scrutineer" for each of the candidates.  So there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with destroying the ballots.  If one kept the ballot there is always a chance of a future challenge in which case the ballots would need to be secured for the duration... in a double locked safety deposit box?   It seems unnecessary if there is wide participation in the balloting and counting.

sherpa-finn

The destroying of ballots and making a vote unanimous are not a particularly NDP practice. 

The destruction of ballots is standard procedure under Roberts Rules of Order and is normally done promptly if teh result of a vote is not challenged.

The moving of a motion to "make the vote unanimous" is a pretty standard 'courtesy' in internal party elections where post-vote unity is sought. And is usually moved by the losing candidate as part of his/her concession speech. (Let the healing begin!)

greyscale

Scott Andrews won the Vancouver Quadra nomination tonight

Unionist

benhart wrote:

Rachel Blaney has won the NDP nomination in the riding of North Island–Powell River for the 2015 General Election

Too bad. Oh well.

 

Debater

greyscale wrote:

Scott Andrews won the Vancouver Quadra nomination tonight

'Scott Andrews' is going to cause some confusion in the months ahead!

BetterOnTheLeft

Stockholm wrote:

benhart wrote:

Rachel Blaney has won the NDP nomination in the riding of North Island–Powell River for the 2015 General Election

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That's a bit of an upset - she beat Dave Coles the ex-President of CEP - one of the two unions that merged to create Unifor...and it wasn't even close she won something like 385-180!

Rachel still has quite the CV so I think she makes a good candidate; Also, there is nothing stopping Coles from running in another Van Island Riding or in another BC one... but all ridings on the Island are going to be contested and competative, the NDP has some real strength on the island both federally and provincially. Although based on his Facebook page, he probably won't run anywhere else...

 

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April Bourgeois has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate for the riding of Regina—Wascana for the 2015 General Election

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*** my offical NDP/NPD cadidates list will follow that of Alice Funke Punditsguide.ca***

Debater

BetterOnTheLeft wrote:

Rachel still has quite the CV so I think she makes a good candidate; Also, there is nothing stopping Coles from running in another Van Island Riding or in another BC one... but all ridings on the Island are going to be contested and competative, the NDP has some real strength on the island both federally and provincially. Although based on his Facebook page, he probably won't run anywhere else...

In the Victoria by-election in 2012, NDP support dropped quite substantially and almost lost the seat to the Greens.

Mulcair could be a drag on NDP fortunes in British Columbia, and if so, Elizabeth May could be the main beneficiary on Vancouver Island.  After nearly taking Victoria from the NDP two years ago, it will obviously be one of the areas where the Greens focus on electing another MP.

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(Punditsguide.ca) OFFICIAL NDP/NPD CANDIDATES FOR 2015 ELECTION UPDATE

---NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR---

 Ryan Cleary: St. John's South–Mount Pearl

---PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND---

 Joe Bryne: Charlottetown

 Dr.Herb Dickieson: Egmont

---NOVA SCOTIA---

 Robert Chisholm: Dartmouth–Cole Harbour

 Megan Leslie: Halifax

 Peter Stoffer: Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook

---QUEBÉC---

 Rosane Doré Lefebvre: Alfred-Pellan

 Raymond Côté: Beauport–Limoilou

 Anne-Marie Day: Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles

 Sylvain Chicoine: Châteauguay–Lacolle

 François Choquette: Drummond

 Philip Toone: Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

 Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet: Hochelaga

 Paulina Ayala: Honoré-Mercier

 Ève Péclet: La Pointe-de-l'Île

 Hélène LeBlanc: LaSalle–Émard–Verdun

 Hélène Laverdière: Laurier–Sainte-Marie

 Sadia Groguhé: Longueuil–Charles-LeMoyne

 Pierre Nantel: Longueuil–Saint-Hubert

 Denis Blanchette: Louis-Hébert

 Jonathan Genest-Jourdain: Manicouagan

 Mylène Freeman: Mirabel

 Djaouida Sellah: Montarville

 Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe: Pierrefonds–Dollard

 Mathieu Ravignat: Pontiac

 Annick Papillon: Québec

 Guy Caron: Rimouski-Neigette–Témiscouata–Les Basques

 Pierre Dionne Labelle: Rivière-du-Nord

 Charmaine Borg: Terrebonne

  Alain Giguère: Thérèse-De Blainville

---ONTARIO---

 Matthew Kellway: Beaches–East York

 Martin Singh: Brampton North

 Tony Walsh: Chatham-Kent–Leamington

 Wayne Marston: Hamilton East–Stoney Creek

 Irene Mathyssen: London–Fanshawe

 Fayaz P. Karim: Mississauga–Streetsville

 Malcolm Allen: Niagara Centre

 Claude Gravelle: Nickel Belt

 Paul Dewar: Ottawa Centre

 Glenn Thibeault: Sudbury

 Brian Masse: Windsor West

---MANITOBA---

 Niki Ashton: Churchill–Keewatinook Aski

 Daniel Blaikie: Elmwood–Transcona

---SASKATCHEWAN---

 Trevor Peterson: Cypress Hills–Grasslands

 Lon Borgerson: Prince Albert

 Erin Weir: Regina–Lewvan

 Nial Kuyek: Regina–Qu'Appelle

 April Bourgeois: Regina—Wascana

 Sheri Benson: Saskatoon West

 Claire Card: Saskatoon—University

---ALBERTA---

 Michael Connolly: Calgary Midnapore

 Janis Irwin: Edmonton Griesbach

 Linda Duncan: Edmonton Strathcona

 Cheryl Meheden: Lethbridge

---BRITISH COLUMBIA---

 Kennedy Stewart: Burnaby South

 Gord Johns: Courtenay–Alberni

 Randall Garrison: Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke

 Bill Sundhu: Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo

 Shelia Malcolmson: Nanaimo–Ladysmith

 Peter Julian: New Westminster–Burnaby

 Rachel Blaney: North Island–Powell River

 Jacqui Gingras: North Okanagan–Shuswap

 Fin Donnelly: Port Moody–Coquitlam

 Nathan Cullen: Skeena–Bulkley Valley

 Dick Cannings: South Okanagan–West Kootenay

 Jasbir Sandhu: Surrey Centre

 Jinny Sims: Surrey–Newton

 Don Davies: Vancouver Kingsway

 Scott Andrews: Vancouver Quadra

 Murray Rankin: Victoria

 Larry Koopman: West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country

Elvi

Does anyone know who might be running in the Mount Royal riding?  I helped a bit in 2011 but haven't heard anything for 2015.

Debater

Mount Royal is a Liberal vs. Conservative race, and hopefully most NDPers will coalesce behind the new Liberal candidate.  The NDP finished a distant 3rd in Mount Royal in 2011, even though it was the year of the Layton wave.

Thus far the NDP hasn't nominated a candidate yet.  Last time Jeff Itcush was recruited by Jack Layton.  NDP support did go up, but that resulted in Irwin Cotler's margin going down and making it easier for Conservative Saulie Zajdel to narrow the gap.

The new Liberal candidate will be nominated this weekend, and I think the Conservatives will nominate their new candidate soon, too.

nicky

There are any number of seats that are NDP vs. Conservative races, and hopefully most Liberals will coalesce behind the NDP candidates.  The Liberals finished a distant 3rd in many of these races in 2011.

Debater

That was 2011.  We are now in 2014.  NDP is 3rd in both polling & by-election results, and very few people expect the NDP to be in contention to form Government in 2015.

Stephen Harper certainly doesn't consider the NDP a threat - that's why he largely ignores Mulcair.

sherpa-finn

You just don't get it, Nicky, do you.

When the Libs are in second place but falling in the polls (see 2011) we should all rally behind the Libs to ensure the Cons don't get in.

And when the NDP is in second place but falling in the polls (see 2014), we should all rally behind the Libs to ensure the Cons don't get in.

ARE YOU DEAF OR SOMETHING!?!?  Get with the program.

Debater

NDP has never won a federal election.  Liberals have - many times.

NDP was only able to win one province in 2011, despite being at 30% nationally and having its most popular leader ever.

NDP has not been able to take away any seats or support from the Conservatives since 2011.  Liberals have.

NDP has had dismal by-election results the entire time Mulcair has been leader, and it has gotten even worse recently.

As Chantal Hébert wrote last week, the Liberals have the clear advantage going into 2015 as the main alternative to the Conservatives.

Elvi

Debater, thanks for the update on Mount Royal.  I am starting to think that the NDP might be a "0" entity in the riding in 2015.  I worked with Itcush and knew that a lot of people who voted NDP only voted for Itcush.  He was different than a lot of the NDPers who I met at places like the Rialto during the campaign.  He was a good speaker on the media but seemd a bit centrist.  

 

Looks like it might be the Libs for me next time.

Elvi

Debater, thanks for the update on Mount Royal.  I am starting to think that the NDP might be a "0" entity in the riding in 2015.  I worked with Itcush and knew that a lot of people who voted NDP only voted for Itcush.  He was different than a lot of the NDPers who I met at places like the Rialto during the campaign.  He was a good speaker on the media but seemed a bit centrist.  

 

Looks like it might be the Libs for me next time.

Elvi

Rokossovsky

Debater wrote:

That was 2011.  We are now in 2014.  NDP is 3rd in both polling & by-election results, and very few people expect the NDP to be in contention to form Government in 2015.

Stephen Harper certainly doesn't consider the NDP a threat - that's why he largely ignores Mulcair.

Ignoring the fact that the NDP was far further behind in 2011, going into the campaign, as it is now. No one thought the NDP would be in contention in 2010, either. What is your point?

Harper plays to his strength. He knows he can beat Trudeau, but doesn't know if he can beat Mulcair if he makes it into a contest between himself, and the only parliamentarian ever to make his voice crack in the house. It's not really clear to me that your object is to defeat the Conservatives, all you ever talk about is the failings of the NDP.

Adam T

Saskatoon-Grasswood NDP nomination tonight.

Join the Saskatoon Grasswood federal New Democrats as we nominate our next Member of Parliament on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Cliff Wright Branch Library in the Lakewood Civic Centre.
Registration opens at 6:00 pm and the meeting will be called to order at 7:00 pm

Two candidates are seeking the nomination:
Scott Bell and Lilian Nguema-Emane. 

Our guest speaker is Dr. Ryan Meili

Scott Bell,

Federal Department of Justice aboriginal lawyer

http://www.rootedinthecommunity.net/

Lilian Nguema-Emane 

nouveau directeur généralde l'AJF

trotwood73

Debater wrote:

NDP has never won a federal election.  Liberals have - many times.

[...]

SERIOUSLY!?! This is your leading argument? Do yourself a favour and stop drinking that red Kool-Aid they serve at Liberal HQ.

Hey! Why not just take it a step further:

[insert more Liberal propaganda here:]

"NDP has never walked on water. But Justin Trudeau has!

NDP has never raised the dead. But Justin Trudeau has!

NDP has never been resurrected! But thanks to Justin Trudeau, the Liberal party has!"

 
But in reality:

- NDP had never had never elected an MP in Quebec. Liberals have ... [WAIT!] Mulcair was elected in the 2007 by-election.*

- NDP has never swept Quebec. Liberals have ... [WAIT!] There is that little matter of the Orange Wave of 2011.

So Debater, when you start to spew the self-righteous Liberal entitlement "we're the natural governing party of Canada" b*lls**t that come up time and time again like:

NDP has never won a federal election.  Liberals have - many times 

Just remember: there is a first time for everything.

____________
* Technically, the first elected NDP MP in Quebec was Louis-Phillip (Phil) Edmonston in 1990 (also a by-election).  

 

 

 

Adam T

"NDP has never walked on water. But Justin Trudeau has!

NDP has never raised the dead. But Justin Trudeau has!

NDP has never been resurrected! But thanks to Justin Trudeau, the Liberal party has!"

 

Sir Humphrey Appleby: Minister, if you block honours pending economies, you might create a dangerous precedent.

James Hacker: You mean that if we do the right thing this time, we might have to do the right thing again next time. It seems on that philosophy, nothing would ever get done at all.

Sir Humphrey Appleby: On the contrary, many, many things must be done...

Sir Humphrey ApplebyJames Hacker: [together] but nothing must be done for the first time.

 

Debater

Rokossovsky wrote:

Debater wrote:

That was 2011.  We are now in 2014.  NDP is 3rd in both polling & by-election results, and very few people expect the NDP to be in contention to form Government in 2015.

Stephen Harper certainly doesn't consider the NDP a threat - that's why he largely ignores Mulcair.

Ignoring the fact that the NDP was far further behind in 2011, going into the campaign, as it is now. No one thought the NDP would be in contention in 2010, either. What is your point?

Harper plays to his strength. He knows he can beat Trudeau, but doesn't know if he can beat Mulcair if he makes it into a contest between himself, and the only parliamentarian ever to make his voice crack in the house. It's not really clear to me that your object is to defeat the Conservatives, all you ever talk about is the failings of the NDP.

1.  NDP supporters keep bringing up the fact that the NDP was further behind in 2011.  The NDP was the 4th Party then.  Why does this keep getting left out of the analysis?  The NDP is now the Official Opposition.  Official Opposition parties are not supposed to be 3rd in the polls, 3rd in by-election results & 3rd in fundraising.  Even Dion & Ignatief had better numbers than Mulcair has now.

2.  How do you know what Harper knows?  This sounds like NDP spin to me.  Most logical, objective analysts consider Trudeau to be Harper's main opponent.  The Conservatives know the Liberals are far more likely to beat them than the NDP, that's why they largely ignore the NDP.  If the NDP are able to beat the Conservatives, why have they not been able to challenge the Conservatives in any of the polls or by-elections in the past 3 years since Mulcair has been leader?

3.  I've been very critical of the NDP, yes.  Because this is what the NDP has been doing to the Liberals.  It has been more interested in pointing out the failings of the Liberals than in defeating the Conservatives.  The NDP went after the Liberals in 2011, and Harper got a Majority.  And here it is now nearly 2015 and the NDP is still attacking the Liberals even though the Liberals are the only ones who have demonstrated they can beat Harper.  Both in 2004 when they actually did so, and in recent by-elections under Trudeau.

greyscale

Debater wrote:

Rokossovsky wrote:

Debater wrote:

That was 2011.  We are now in 2014.  NDP is 3rd in both polling & by-election results, and very few people expect the NDP to be in contention to form Government in 2015.

Stephen Harper certainly doesn't consider the NDP a threat - that's why he largely ignores Mulcair.

Ignoring the fact that the NDP was far further behind in 2011, going into the campaign, as it is now. No one thought the NDP would be in contention in 2010, either. What is your point?

Harper plays to his strength. He knows he can beat Trudeau, but doesn't know if he can beat Mulcair if he makes it into a contest between himself, and the only parliamentarian ever to make his voice crack in the house. It's not really clear to me that your object is to defeat the Conservatives, all you ever talk about is the failings of the NDP.

1.  NDP supporters keep bringing up the fact that the NDP was further behind in 2011.  The NDP was the 4th Party then.  Why does this keep getting left out of the analysis?  The NDP is now the Official Opposition.  Official Opposition parties are not supposed to be 3rd in the polls, 3rd in by-election results & 3rd in fundraising.  Even Dion & Ignatief had better numbers than Mulcair has now.

2.  How do you know what Harper knows?  This sounds like NDP spin to me.  Most logical, objective analysts consider Trudeau to be Harper's main opponent.  The Conservatives know the Liberals are far more likely to beat them than the NDP, that's why they largely ignore the NDP.  If the NDP are able to beat the Conservatives, why have they not been able to challenge the Conservatives in any of the polls or by-elections in the past 3 years since Mulcair has been leader?

3.  I've been very critical of the NDP, yes.  Because this is what the NDP has been doing to the Liberals.  It has been more interested in pointing out the failings of the Liberals than in defeating the Conservatives.  The NDP went after the Liberals in 2011, and Harper got a Majority.  And here it is now nearly 2015 and the NDP is still attacking the Liberals even though the Liberals are the only ones who have demonstrated they can beat Harper.  Both in 2004 when they actually did so, and in recent by-elections under Trudeau.

 

 

....ok, well.....anyway, Scott Bell was just nominated as the NDP candidate in Saskatoon-Grasswood. He's a lawyer with many years of experience in Aboriginal law and is vice president of the Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon.

Adam T

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....ok, well.....anyway, Scott Bell was just nominated as the NDP candidate in Saskatoon-Grasswood. He's a lawyer with many years of experience in Aboriginal law and is vice president of the Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon.

I mentioned the nomination being tonight on the previous page.  Bell beat Lilian Nguema-Emane. What kind of profile does Scott Bell have? 

BTW, as Kenny Bania would say "what's the deal with grasswood, is it grass or is it wood?"

 

Adam T

B.C federal NDP candidates for nomination

1.Burnaby-North Seymour

A.Michael Charrois,51 Theatre Arts Instructor and Actor (North Vancouver resident)

B.Trevor Ritchie,25, Teacher (Burnaby resident)

2.Cariboo-Prince George

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3.Abbotsford

Jennifer Martel?, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, CUPE Local Vice President, Biologist (not sure if running)

4.Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

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5.Chilliwack-Hope

Seonaign MacPherson? (female), Adult Education Professor (not sure if running)

6.Cloverdale-Langley City

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7.Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam

A.Sara Norman, News1130 Radio Reporter, Mensa Member

8.Cowichan-Malahat-Langford (Nomination Date: January 25, 2015)

A.Alistar MacGregor, M.P Jean Crowder Constituency Assistant

B.Hilary Abbott,56, (male) Artisan Cheesemaker (Hilary's Artisan Cheese)

C.Ellen Oxman, B.C Ferry and Marine Worker's Union Office Manager, Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council President, former Credit Union Service Representative

D.Nick Wade, Island Savings Personal Banking Advisor, Volunteer Firefighter

E.Ian Morrison,53, Financial Services Representative, Volunteer Firefighter, Cowichan Valley Regional District Director (Electoral Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls)), 

F.Georgia Collins, Executive Director Shawnigan Basin Society

Every NDP Banker in the province is running for the nomination of this riding!

9.Delta

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10.Fleetwood-Port Kells

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11.Kelowna-Lake Country

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12.Kootenay-Columbia

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13.Langley-Aldergrove

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14.Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

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15.North Vancouver

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16.Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge

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17.Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies

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18.Richmond Centre

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19.Saanich-Gulf Islands

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20.South Surrey-White Rock

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21.Steveston-Richmond East

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22.Vancouver Centre (Nomination Date: November 29)

A.Constance Barnes, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens Partnership and Rentals Executive Manager and fomer Sales and Marketing Manager, former Actress, Parks Commissioner 2008-2014

B.Alisdair Smith, National learning Facilitator CUSO Credit Union Knowledge Network, Anglican Deacon and Business Chaplain, former DARE Communications firm Principal, B.A-Communications, M.A-Theology and Ethics

23.Vancouver-Granville

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24.Vancouver South

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ctrl190

Does anyone know if Rathika is running in the newly created Scarborough North or Scarborough Rouge Park?

robbie_dee
Debater

Scarborough-Rouge Park is likely to be a Liberal-Conservative race (re-distribution gives the Liberals the edge), so it's not surprising that Rathika would prefer Scarborough North.  It's more favourable to the NDP (although that's based on Layton's 2011 numbers, it's not looking as good under Mulcair).

Marco C

Hello all my NDP brothers and sisters... and my progesvise friends who can't admit the Liberal Party is just conservatives in red.

 

I'm writing to let anyone in the riding of Richmond Hill, Ontario know that we will be holding its nomination meeting in the next 60 days. Anyone interested in putting thier name forwards for nomination should please contontact us ASAP. As well, if you live in the riding or are interested in what's going on with the Richmond Hill NDP you should contact us.

 

I am Also orginizing the new riding of King-Vaughan and anyone who lives in King City, Maple, Vaughan, Woodbridge or Kleinburg please contact me ASAP.

 

I can be contact at marco@richmondhillndp.ca

 

In Solidarity,

 

Marco Coletta

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