Anne McGrath Returns To NDP As Its National Director

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Anne McGrath Returns To NDP As Its National Director

In its official release from the NDP

Congratulations to Anne McGrath on being named the new National Director of Canada's NDP. Anne is an experienced leader in our movement with a strong commitment to our values. We're excited to work with her to build on what we accomplished during the campaign & fight for people.

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Why do these figures in NDP leadership who fail election after election keep getting shuffled around and rehired? Flush them all out and get some new people in instead of these people who perpetually fail.

Misfit Misfit's picture

Well she was once a communist. That would not matter to many progressive people in the NDP. However, all a Conservative or Liberal opponent would have to tell voters is that she was once a communist. That would end her chances right there.

Secondly, Alberta is not the best place for the NDP to do well. It is not just her.

Thirdly, I know of many candidates who are excellent and never get elected. Emilio Taman is one that I can think of.

Nettie Wiebe from Saskatchewan is another. Nettie Wiebe ran for the leadership of the NDP in Saskatchewan after Roy Romanow retired. Then she ran federally unsuccessfully three times and it breaks my heart just thinking of the loss. I think that if she had won her seat that she would have been hands down the very best MP in all of Canada. That is not to put down other excellent members of parliament but it does speak to her remarkable talents and qualities. She is truly in a league of her own.

A person who persistently loses does not mean that he or she is unfit for working in the national office. She may be a poor choice for the role. I don't know her nor anything really about her have an opinion, but many very great candidate hopefuls have lost many times and that says nothing about their capability to handle a position within the party.

Unionist

Sorry, is this the same sycophant who was National Director before? What a useless directionless party.

NDPP

The NEW [Hill & Knowlton] Democratic Party

https://rabble.ca/comment/5654496#comment-5654496

"Our belief is that brands with a clear, authentic purpose, and performance strategies aligned to business objectives are most likely to succeed..."

Oh well. Pretend harder.

Aristotleded24

Just the fact that she (along with Brad Lavigne) was cheering the Liberal victory on national TV in 2015 as the NDP was presiding over the worst ever seat loss in its history should disqualify her from being anywhere near a leadership role within the NDP.

NorthReport

Who does the hiring? How does that work anyways?

josh

Failure rewarded.

Aristotleded24

I just received a fundraising e-mail from Anne McGrath. I was quite angered by that. I know they have to meet fundraising targets, but people are worried about losing their jobs and being able to have food for next week. Or maybe I am just over-reacting and organizations still need to raise funds to stay afloat in this time. Can someone help me out here? Am I overreacting by being this angry?

kropotkin1951

I donated during the last election because of my great MP and the largest number of daily spam e-mails are NDP fundraising appeals. I have told them I will not donate while Anne is the Director and they still send me spam telling me who she is and that I should send them money because she and her team are so good. Many of her team will be able to find work from home duties including but hopefully not limited to online marketing.

 

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

In the last election, I contributed both to my local NDP candidate and the national party. I shall not be making any more donations to the national party as long as Ms. McGrath is running the operation.

Aristotleded24

Michael Moriarity wrote:
In the last election, I contributed both to my local NDP candidate and the national party. I shall not be making any more donations to the national party as long as Ms. McGrath is running the operation.

Maybe that message needs to be sent to our NDP MPs. I've just sent a message to my NDP MP expressing my concerns.

lagatta4

Michael, I contributed only to my MP, Alexandre Boulerice, and to Nîma Machouf. I don't contribute to the national NDP.

Aristotleded24

Michael Moriarity wrote:
In the last election, I contributed both to my local NDP candidate and the national party. I shall not be making any more donations to the national party as long as Ms. McGrath is running the operation.

I think it's time to adopt this approach nationwide. Support individual NDP riding associations where they are effective, but starve out the federal party until they either change their approach or die. Leah Gazan won Winnipeg Centre entirely based on local community support that had nothing to do with trends in the national campaign. If the NDP can do that in Winnipeg Centre, it can do that anywhere.

Sean in Ottawa

I think this is wise as well. People can make choices about the individuals they want to support and direct the funds accordingly. You do not need to support your local riding either. 

kropotkin1951

Sean in Ottawa wrote:

I think this is wise as well. People can make choices about the individuals they want to support and direct the funds accordingly. You do not need to support your local riding either. 

When I was involved with Svend and Bill's campaigns they received donations from around the country and during the campaign we had people from around the Lower Mainland volunteer. We elect MP's not parties or their leaders. I tend to live in places where people share my basic world view so I again have a great MP, Gord Johns.