Canada federal election October 21, 2019 part 2

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The Green Party's biggest asset. Yikes!

http://warrenkinsella.com/

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josh

Modi is an ethno-religious fascist, so it's possible.

Debater

Interesting article on why many MPs in various parties decided not to run again in 2019:

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/06/21/mps-opting-out-of-another-run-cite-partisanship-rancour/

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NDPP

Stephen Harper Heads A Global Org That Helps Get Right-Wing Parties Elected. What Will It Do For Andrew Scheer?

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/08/06/Harper-Heads-Global-Org-Help-Elec...

"Voter suppression works. Ask the Kochs, Trump and our very own robocall fakers...'The IDU website says Harper had overseen 'a dramatic deepening of relations with India.' The right-wing Hindu nationalist ruling BJP party joined the IDU in February 2016. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-right party, Likud became the 73rd member of the IDU in 2018. The party's initiation was marked by a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, presided over by Harper.

Here in Canada, Andrew Scheer has an important ally in his quest for a majority government - the new chairman of the IDU, his old boss, Stephen Harper. And he has already penned fundraising emails for Andrew Scheer..."

But surely no match for the power and connections of billionaire Stephen Bronfman, chief Liberal fundraiser,  who pens them for Justin Trudeau...?

NorthReport

No wonder we are probably headed for a minority government Good God!

https://globalnews.ca/news/5737566/ethics-commissioner-investigating-liberal-mp/

Debater

Sounds like a minor issue involving a Liberal MP's law firm -- being given extra attention from the pro-Conservative Global Network.

NorthReport

True to form, downplays any Liberal wrongdoings and makes a mountain out of a molehill for any other political party

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He is truly amazin’

How’s his French

I wonder if Don has any leadership aspirations 

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/08/07/ndp-presses-government-for-details-on-ensuring-pharmaceutical-supplies/

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Let’s get that Bernier’s Peoples Party some support, eh!

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/08/stephen-harpers-still-game-and-looking-score

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Trudeau's Star Roster Has Shrunk, While Scheer Runs Without One

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trudeaus-star-roster-ha...

"The Foreign Affairs Minister is doing a lot of travel within Canada...She is now the biggest political asset in Mr Trudeau's cabinet...."

Given that virtually every file she has handled has turned to shit, from Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, USMA, CETA, this puff piece propaganda by the Glob is gloriously outlandish.

Debater

Trudeau’s Liberals have the edge on Scheer’s Conservatives in this pre-election season

Chantal Hébert

Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Canada’s two main parties may be tied in voting intentions at the national level, but the pre-election season has so far been kinder to Justin Trudeau’s Liberals than to Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/08/12/trudeaus-liberals-have-the-edge-on-scheers-conservative-in-this-pre-election-season.html

R.E.Wood

Where the federal leaders have been travelling this summer — and why it matters

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-scheer-singh-may-summer-travel-...

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Campaigning For Scheer? Or Trudeau?  (and vid)

https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/08/racist-toronto-woman-talya-davidson-...

"A 28-year old woman named Talya Davison was arrested and charged with four counts of assault in downtown Toronto on Monday after screaming racial slurs in Nathan Philips Square and spitting on at least one person. This much is fact, as verified by Toronto Police and multiple witnesses.

As for why the young woman did what she did, nobody can definitely say...And yet, with a federal election on the horizon, some speculate that her actions on Monday afternoon were part of a ploy to influence voters..."

Aristotleded24

R.E.Wood wrote:
Where the federal leaders have been travelling this summer — and why it matters

 

">https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-scheer-singh-may-summer-travel-...

This is absolutely ridiculous! Why is the NDP leader wasting time in Brampton and Mississauga where there is no realistic chance of breakthrough? Even the Ontario NDP didn't win seats in Mississauga last time around. No mention of the NDP leader swinging by Winnipeg even with one seat available for pick-up and one in danger of falling. Why hasn't the NDP leader visited Saskatchewan? Those are seats that can make a difference in stopping the rise of the Conservatives. The Green leader has been in Calgary, a gutsy move considering that province's opposition to the carbon tax. Why hasn't the NDP leader visited Edmonton to capitalize on the strong showing of the provincial NDP in that last election? The Green leader is also in Newfoundland and Labrador, despite the provincial party having almost no presence there. Why wasn't the NDP leader in St. Johns to try and capitalize on a local area of strength for the NDP?

This is frustrating. I have friends who are Conservative supporters who I'm sure can do a better job running the NDP than the current people in charge.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Aristotleded24 wrote:

This is frustrating. I have friends who are Conservative supporters who I'm sure can do a better job running the NDP than the current people in charge.

I have made a contribution to the Hamilton Centre NDP campaign, but I am not inclined to entrust my limited funds to the current national NDP strategists.

Mighty Middle

CTV did a report on nominated candidates for each party. NDP still lags behind at 149. With 338 ridings that is not even 50% of the slate being filled.

Debater

I'm surprised by how far behind the NDP is in candidate selection.  While they weren't expected to be in contention to form government in the 2019 Election, it's still striking how many areas of the country don't have NDP candidates yet.

nicky

Aristotle, there is every reason why Jagmeet is campaigning in Brampton.

It is his home town. He was elected there twice in provincial elections.

Brampton is also trending NDP. It won 3 out of 5 seats there in last year’s provincial election.

While it may be difficult to make a breakthrough there on current polling the party does have reasonable prospects.

brookmere

nicky wrote:

Aristotle, there is every reason why Jagmeet is campaigning in Brampton. It is his home town.

It isn't. He was born in Scarborough and grew up in St. John's and Windsor. Did he ever actually live there? I had the impression he lived in Toronto. He was a regular in the night clubs there.

More broadly, I get the impression that Singh just isn't comfortable outside his own orbit. Look at the way he wrote off Saskatchewan, and is MIA in interior BC,  in the prairies and on the east coast. It appears that he believes the narrative that he's the anwswer to a  breakthough in Greater Toronto.

 

nicky

Yes Jagmeet lived in Brampton, practiced law there and was twice elected to the legislature from Brampton Gore Malton

brookmere

According to a  profile in Toronto Life in 2013, two years into his first term as MPP, Singh lived in Mississauga. But that's pretty close.

https://torontolife.com/style/fashion/torontos-most-stylish-2013/3/

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Derry West Village is just across Hwy 407 away from Brampton. 

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pietro_bcc

I wonder what effect a possible win by the NDP in the Manitoba election might have on the NDP's national results.

Remember, in the run up to the 2015 election the NDP was actually in 3rd place, they only jumped to 1st place in May after the NDP won the Alberta election because that win made people believe that the NDP could win. If the NDP scores an upset in Manitoba it could lift the NDP's fortunes, definitely not into first place but maybe to the 25% range which would be huge for the party.

There was a poll released today showing the NDP 1 point behind the PCs (though with the huge caveat that it was by a firm called Converso Engagement Services Inc which is a new polling firm doing their first political poll, so the methodology might've been off.)

Aristotleded24

pietro_bcc wrote:
I wonder what effect a possible win by the NDP in the Manitoba election might have on the NDP's national results.

None whatsoever. The NDP won Manitoba in 1999, only to go on and have a bad result in the 2000 election nationally. There was almost no national spill-over effect from provincial into federal politics. If there had been, the NDP would have taken most Winnnipeg seats, along with rural seats in Selkirk, Dauphin, and Brandon in the 2004 federal campaign. It might give Daniel Blaikie, Kyle Mason, and Leah Gazan enough of a bounce for them to win their seats, but that is about it.

WWWTT

NDPP wrote:

Trudeau's Star Roster Has Shrunk, While Scheer Runs Without One

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trudeaus-star-roster-ha...

"The Foreign Affairs Minister is doing a lot of travel within Canada...She is now the biggest political asset in Mr Trudeau's cabinet...."

Given that virtually every file she has handled has turned to shit, from Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, USMA, CETA, this puff piece propaganda by the Glob is gloriously outlandish.

Freeland is the liberals top asset? Perfect example of how stupid Canadian voters are!

Thanks for posting this link NDPP! Prime example of how Canada’s veiled right wing party, the liberals, popularize imperialist corporate stooges like Freeland to promote imperialist raping into the new fashionable lefty democracy 

WWWTT

nicky wrote:

Yes Jagmeet lived in Brampton, practiced law there and was twice elected to the legislature from Brampton Gore Malton

It was actually called Bramalea Gore Malton. East central Peel region around Pearson international aeroport. Malton is part of Mississauga I believe. 

As a side note, Jag first ran in the 2011 federal election and came in an surprising strong second! I attended his rally at an Indian banquet hall. Layton was there. I convinced my union brother Bill Signal to accompany me. Bill then convinced Sid Ryan to be there. The Layton campaign ran that rally in tv adds!

Bill and Sid told me that was the biggest best NDP rally they ever saw in Peel! And Jag made it happen!

Everyone here on this board knows for a fucking fact that the NDP has the hardest time promoting itself in the corporate imperialist country of Canada. And it’s because of the imperialist corporate media! But for some reason, after the imperialist corporate media successfully destroys the NDP at the polls, Hard core NDP supporters start ripping at each other (I’m also guilty) This is what the corporate elite want the NDP supporters to do!

NDPP

"It appears that the Trudeau government's frontal assault on the right to strike has not deterred Jerry Dias from cozying up to Justin Trudeau..."

https://twitter.com/dimitrilascaris/status/1163358304099282945

No surprise, given his shameful performance cheerleading the NAFTA 2.0 sellout.

Debater

Trudeau, Singh & May meet again at Montreal Pride:

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Twice today, I've gotten ads on YouTube from an organization called Fair Path Forward about how the carbon tax will benefit 8 out of 10 Canadians, and all the negative things you may hear about it are literally fake news. According to their About page:

Quote:

we’re a group of concerned Canadians

We’re worried about climate change and are committed to advocating for policy that can help us solve our climate crisis. We believe a carbon tax and rebate program is the best tool we have—it’s fair, affordable and effective.

We’re committed to educating other Canadians about why any credible climate plan should include a carbon tax and rebate.

Our campaign is run by Canadians for Clean Prosperity, an independent non-profit that focuses on market-solutions to climate change.

Learn more about us below.

And below, we find 2 bios:

Quote:

Michael Berstein

executive director

Michael joined Clean Prosperity in 2018 after a career that spanned business, management consulting, international development and politics.

Prior to Clean Prosperity, Michael was the CEO of Mama Earth Organics, a small business that delivered organic produce from local farms to families around the Greater Toronto Area. He worked directly with dozens of farmers and saw first-hand the effects climate change was having on the farms he worked with. As a father of 2 young kids, he’s also very concerned about the future that we’re leaving to the next generation.

Before working in the local food sector, Michael was a business management consultant at McKinsey where he advised Fortune 500 companies, institutional investors and governments on key strategic and business issues. He also worked with InvestEco Capital to set up an advisory service that offered support to companies in the sustainable food sector.

When he’s not working on climate change, you can find him building lego airplanes with his kids or doing his best karaoke impression of Vanilla Ice.

and

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Jennifer Powell

vice president, marketing

Jennifer is a social media strategist and event producer with a mammoth size heart. Her ethos is to work with brands and organizations who want to help make this world we live in a better place. Through her work, Jennifer has supported campaigns for the Village Education Project Kilimanjaro with Intrepid Travel, Toonies for Tummies with the Grocery Foundation, Paddle the Don with Manulife and the Tim Hortons Camp Foundation. In volunteering, she is especially fond of working with Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Autism Speaks, Local Love with the United Way and Unicef.

She is a big advocate in supporting those on the Autism Spectrum (including her son) by shifting the language & perception from what special needs people can’t do to the amazing things they can.

Jennifer’s award-winning expertise as a social media strategist and innovator empowered her to build the premiere social media conference for top influencers in Canada, BlissDom Canada. An annual event that connected brands and influencers together through networking, education & fun. Her approach to digital strategy includes utilisation of unique digital technologies, integrated social channels and emotional storytelling to engage audiences in a way that is both genuine & effective.

Jennifer is also a writer at MomDadCuppaKids.com, an honest, raw and humourous account of life as we know it. The family of 4 recently returned from around the world Their goal was simple. To teach their kids to become global citizens; where community, compassion and respect are at the centre of their heart and values. Known as change agents and influencers, their belief is to lead with kindness and embrace every chance for human connection.

Now, this may not be a Liberal front site, but it can't be CPC, because they hate the carbon tax, and it appears a bit too "market oriented" for even today's NDP, so unless it's a Green venture, it seems to be the Libs they are supporting. The production values of the ads are very high, I'm sure they cost a lot to make. By the way, doing a whois search on fairpathforward.ca shows that the domain was created last January 15, and the registrant is Aubs & Mugg Inc. a design firm.

NDPP

Unifor Convention Gives Centre-Stage To Trudeau, Freeland and the Liberal Re-Election Campaign

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/24/unif-a24.html

"Unifor's triennial convention, held in Quebec City this past week, had more the character of an extended Liberal Party of Canada election campaign rally than a trade union gathering. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland were invited to deliver keynote speeches as Unifor's top brass made clear they will mobilize the resources of Canada's biggest industrial union to keep the big business, pro-austerity and pro-war Liberals in power.

The Prime Minister, who has ordered a 70 percent hike in military spending, criminalized a strike by 50,000 postal workers and aided Trump's crackdown on refugees was hailed by Dias as someone who 'listens and gives respect to unions.' Unifor conspicuously kept NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and all other federal NDP politicians off the convention platform. The Unifor bureaucrats have apparently concluded - given the NDP's own rapid march right - that there are more perks to be had from backing the original servant of corporate Canada's interests rather than a pale imitation..."

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Or perhaps they think the NDP is too left-wing. For instance, the NDP opposes arms sales to Saudi Arabia (Liberals still arm Saudi Arabia, and are supported in this by Unifor). 

NorthReport

Same ole Buzz Hargrove shit!

Debater

The Liberals have removed Hassan Guillet as the candidate for Saint-Léonard Saint-Michel after Bnaibrith found anti-Semitic & anti-Israel comments in his history:

https://twitter.com/davidakin/status/1167544855456825347

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The Liberals know how to win elections and good on them for that

Go for a hike and see your prime minister

Trudeau spotted on Grouse Grind

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctvnews.ca/local/british-columbia/2019/8/30/1_4572775.html

NorthReport

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Jack Layton’s family celebrate former leader’s life

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/politics/jack-layton-s-family-and-ndp-leader-celebrate-former-leader-s-life-1.4561209

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bekayne

According to Andy, Pharmacare isn't needed because 95% of Canadians already have it. Glad he's cleared all that up.

 

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A political grid humming with hatred Who taps its energy? Read this to understand what’s on the line for Canada’s coming election

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/04/29/Political-Grid-Humming-Hatred/

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Debater

Former PQ health minister Réjean Hébert confirmed as federal Liberal candidate for Longueuil—Saint-Hubert

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/rejean-hebert-liberals-1.5275483

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

pietro_bcc wrote:

I wonder what effect a possible win by the NDP in the Manitoba election might have on the NDP's national results.

Remember, in the run up to the 2015 election the NDP was actually in 3rd place, they only jumped to 1st place in May after the NDP won the Alberta election because that win made people believe that the NDP could win. If the NDP scores an upset in Manitoba it could lift the NDP's fortunes, definitely not into first place but maybe to the 25% range which would be huge for the party.

There was a poll released today showing the NDP 1 point behind the PCs (though with the huge caveat that it was by a firm called Converso Engagement Services Inc which is a new polling firm doing their first political poll, so the methodology might've been off.)

There was an earlier poll which put the PC's only two points ahead before being corrected.  It would be a bit weird if there were two "rogue polls" during the same campaign.

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