Federal election 2021

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NorthReport

Roughly, excluding the seats they won, the NDP finished 2nd in 63 other seats in 2019. 

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why is he even still a candidate?

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-election-2021/n-s-conservative-c...

 

 

 

NorthReport

Gun Control basically:

Conservatives don't want it

Liberals had 6 years to deliver it

NDP wants it.

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O'Toole's misfire may cost him the election

https://torontosun.com/news/election-2021/kinsella-otooles-misfire-will-...

NDPP

Justin Trudeau is floundering halfway through the election (and vid)

https://breachmedia.ca/liberals-are-floundering/

"Where is comprehensive government and leadership? It can't just be about 'here's what's going to get me elected'.* And none of the parties has a 'genocide plan'." - Pam Palmater-

*Oh yes it can. And perhaps when the dust settles - by way of consolation -   a possible silvery lining to the dark cloud that could descend upon us all as a result of a snap election mostly only Trudeau, a few politicians and their fan clubs really ever wanted...?

"The only thing that will turn the Liberals left and the NDP more left is a Conservative minority government."

https://twitter.com/NoLore/status/1434512763666276353

Maybe. We'll see.

josh

Didn't work out that way between 2006-2011.

NorthReport

Just watched Jagmeet's presser in Hamilton this morning, talking about actually delivering on $20 an hour minimum wage for working people, $10 child care across Canada for working families, and paid sick leave for Canadian workers, as opposed to Trudeau's constant snow-job of talking but not doing anything. It was quite an impressive press conference Singh gave in contrast to what we have seen from Trudeau this election.

https://rabble.ca/columnists/2021/09/justin-trudeau-has-stepped-it

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Here is a link to the NDP's Labour Day presser this morning

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/politics/federal-election-2021/singh-highl...

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How Justin Trudeau's Inaction Undermined the Coalition Calling for Paid Sick Leave.

https://pressprogress.ca/how-justin-trudeaus-inaction-undermined-the-coa...

melovesproles

josh wrote:

Didn't work out that way between 2006-2011.

I don't disagree about the NDP, but all and all being in opposition was good for the Liberal Party. Their grassroots organized to block the crowning of one of the roommates Ignatieff/Rae to surprise everyone who was relying on the mainstream media to tell them who the next leader of the Liberal Party would be. The right of the party collaborated to sink Dion but that just ultimately weakened them more with their worst electoral showing during Ignatieff's run. Trudeau's first campaign where he brought up ending FPTP hundreds of times would have been unheard of in the Chretien/Martin years. If the NDP and Bloc had held the Liberals to a minority in 2015, we might have gotten electoral reform and we did get marijuana legalization which was completely off the table with a Martin government.

An upcoming Liberal leadership contest could easily be a battle between the awful Freedland and Goldman Sachs alumni Mark Carney but you never know, a Dion-like candidate with more respect for Parliament might sneak in as a dark horse. If the Liberals were smart they would realize their days of Majority governments are over and be thinking about how to become a party that can best build coalitions in Parliament.

NorthReport

2 weeks to go, so it must be time for the Liberals to trot out the usual 'you have to vote Liberal to keep the Conservatives out' card. At least Chretien told the truth, which rarely happens coming from the Liberals, when he said 'the Red Book (which is the Liberal election platform) is only for the election campaign, and Liberals throw it away on election nite). The main problem with all this constant Liberal election refrain, is that as soon as the election is over, the Liberals always revert back to their true selves, which is a lot more closer to the Conservatives, than the NDP. Voters getting split between the NDP and the Liberals https://globalnews.ca/news/8167090/canada-election-voter-choice-ipsos/

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Good on Rachel Notley, eh!

Conservatives remain strong in Alberta, but the NDP is the emerging ‘progressive’ choice

https://globalnews.ca/news/8165875/conservatives-remain-strong-in-albert...

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For goodness sakes, how stupid can these projectile throwers be. Please don't give Trudeau an opportunity to make himself a martyr.

Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-protestors-gravel-1.6166378

NorthReport

Some folks are getting restless.

Trudeau risks losing this election to both Singh and O'Toole.

The only major party who numbers have increased beyond the margin of error since the 2019 election is Mr Singh's NDP

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trudeau-risks-losing-th...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a pretty good organization in my opinion. They think that the NDP, despite its many flaws, is clearly the best party on the Israel/Palestine issue.

NDPP

Election 2021: GL/GV Questions for Candidates & Canvassers

https://greenleft.ca/en/federal-election/

"When you are approached by a political party, a local campaign or a candidate during the federal election, Green Left - Gauche Verte suggests that you raise some or all of the following issues with them. Whether at your door-step, by phone, or via other media, the questions below will help focus on ecosocialist priorities..."

 

A Modest Proposal for Reimagining Canadian Foreign Policy

https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/a-modest-proposal-for-reimag...

"Kim Campbell once said, ' an election is no time to discuss serious issues.' While most politicians would reject the former pm's bluntness, they largely follow her logic, offering sound bites of snappy proposals rather than substantial policy reforms.

Recognizing the often rigid parameters of electioneering, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute has developed a concise, practical and cost-free foreign policy platform we believe most progressive voters could endorse...

Ahead of the next federal election, candidates from all parties should be asked if they support these modest proposals."

kropotkin1951

Michael Moriarity wrote:

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a pretty good organization in my opinion. They think that the NDP, despite its many flaws, is clearly the best party on the Israel/Palestine issue.

 I received the same e-mail this morning. I tend to agree with their relative assessment of the parties but I think they have given too many A's.

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Election 2021: GL/GV Questions for Candidates & Canvassers

https://greenleft.ca/en/federal-election/

"When you are approached by a political party, a local campaign or a candidate during the federal election, Green Left - Gauche Verte suggests that you raise some or all of the following issues with them. Whether at your door-step, by phone, or via other media, the questions below will help focus on ecosocialist priorities..."

3. As the deplorable situation in Afghanistan shows, the US-based approach to security is beyond the end of its shelf life. Moreover, militarism is causing massive amounts of carbon pollution and environmental degradation. Do you support Canada’s withdrawal from senseless overseas military  commitments, an end to wasting money on military hardware, conversion of war industries to peaceful production and establishing relations of respect and cooperation with other nations?

Unfortunately the NDP is H & K led and the only foreign policy issue the media wants to talk about is the two Michaels. Imagine if the NDP was actually brave enough to call bullshit and say they indeed are spies and we need to end the sham with Meng Wanzhou and open up talks with the Chinese on a release of our spies. They did no acts of terrorism but merely intelligence gathering so it should be no problem for competent diplomats to achieve their return.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

 I received the same e-mail this morning. I tend to agree with their relative assessment of the parties but I think they have given too many A's.

I agree, none of the parties are particularly good in an absolute sense.

NorthReport

Why would anyone would pay attention to election promises made by the party in power. The Liberals have already had 6 years. If the Liberals couldn't get it done in 6 years why would anyone believe the Liberals would get it done with additional time? 

Singh pledges to make public transit fully electric by 2030 by doubling funding

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/8171744/singh-public-transit-electric/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/singh-trudeau-transit-funding-climate-1...

NDPP

[quote=kropotkin1951]

Election 2021: GL/GV Questions for Candidates & Canvassers...

Unfortunately the NDP is H & K led and the only foreign policy issue the media wants to talk about is the two Michaels. Imagine if the NDP was actually brave enough to call bullshit and say they indeed are spies and we need to end the sham with Meng Wanzhou and open up talks with the Chinese on a release of our spies. They did no acts of terrorism but merely intelligence gathering so it should be no problem for competent diplomats to achieve their return.

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War criminals from Israel, Ukraine, America etc are more than welcome here and visit all the time. But Palestinian activists or  people like George Galloway and now apparently Chelsea Manning are routinely refused as 'too dangerous.'

Will Hill & Knowlton allow the leader of the NDP to speak up? Not a delegated minion's tweet please, we want to hear you on this outrage Jagmeet Singh! (Why must we even ask!?)

"Federal officials are preparing to argue that Ms Manning's past crimes render her too dangerous to be allowed entry into the country..."

https://twitter.com/globeandmail/status/1435262397019791361

[email protected]

NorthReport

Apparently the pebble thrower is connected with the PPC.

NDPP

"...It's not very thoughtful, considerate or careful to call an election at this time', Mire said, calling the snap election irresponsible. 'So many people who desperately need a different kind of progressive leadership will be challenged to get to the polls.'

(In June, before the election was called but widely speculated to be happening this fall, Mire penned an op-ed for rabble.ca about the pitfalls of a pandemic election.) In her view, a pandemic election is anti-democratic because it presents more barriers to voting for society's most vulnerable."

Violence against Trudeau a consequence of not taking hate seriously. Awa Y Mire

https://buff.ly/2X8qAyD

NDPP

Voting Liberal, NDP or Green would be dangerous for Quebec, Legault says

https://montrealgazette.com/news/national/election-2021/voting-liberal-n...

"...A minority Conservative government in Ottawa would be better for the Quebec nation, the premier says..."

Ken Burch

NDPP wrote:

Voting Liberal, NDP or Green would be dangerous for Quebec, Legault says

https://montrealgazette.com/news/national/election-2021/voting-liberal-n...

"...A minority Conservative government in Ottawa would be better for the Quebec nation, the premier says..."

Given that the CAQ is, for all practical purposes, the Quebec wing of the Conservatives, this is simply what you'd expect Legault to say.

NorthReport

Not the protests so much, but the calling of the unnecessary election is what is giving Canadians grief. Looks like Trudeau had gambled and lost

https://globalnews.ca/news/8178087/protests-election-ipsos-poll/

NDPP

Indigenous groups enduring 4-day fast to raise TMX construction concerns near Coquitlam

https://www.tricitynews.com/local-news/indigenous-groups-enduring-four-d...

"...Those against the $12.6 billion project are set to undergo a four-day ceremonial fast in hopes federal leaders can understand why they believe the pipeline shouldn't be built.

'TMX plans to divert 26 million litres of Fraser River water and drill a large hole beneath the river to build a pipeline from the tar sands,' reads a UBCIC release sent to the Tri-City News. 'This project, if allowed to continue, will have devastating and irreversible impacts on salmon, fish and Indigenous culture and welfare..."

HELLO CANDIDATES! SHUT THIS MONSTROUS PROJECT DOWN NOW!

NorthReport

Ballot box issue continues to be: Why are we have this usless election in the middle of the pandemic when the Liberals had 2 more years to go in Parliament?

https://globalnews.ca/news/8178087/protests-election-ipsos-poll/amp/

https://www.macleans.ca/news/justin-trudeau-confronts-the-eternal-questi...

NorthReport

Can Trudeau actually open his mouth without lying?

https://globalnews.ca/news/8180689/canada-election-trudeau-covid-coronav...

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Indigenous groups enduring 4-day fast to raise TMX construction concerns near Coquitlam

https://www.tricitynews.com/local-news/indigenous-groups-enduring-four-d...

"...Those against the $12.6 billion project are set to undergo a four-day ceremonial fast in hopes federal leaders can understand why they believe the pipeline shouldn't be built.

'TMX plans to divert 26 million litres of Fraser River water and drill a large hole beneath the river to build a pipeline from the tar sands,' reads a UBCIC release sent to the Tri-City News. 'This project, if allowed to continue, will have devastating and irreversible impacts on salmon, fish and Indigenous culture and welfare..."

HELLO CANDIDATES! SHUT THIS MONSTROUS PROJECT DOWN NOW!

Jagmeet is an asshole. He parachuted in from Ontario because the people of Burnaby vote for socialists and now he is not leading the charge against TMX. There is no study that needs to be done and besides in BC we know what it means when the NDP says it opposes something but has to study it when they take office. Site C and Coast Gas tell us all we need to  know. He would also send the RCMP to arrest Land Defenders as soon as his Ottawa handlers told him the pipeline has to be built.

If he was serious about climate change and indigenous rights he would be spending a day fasting with them and stridently calling for the immediate halt of construction, especially of the tank farm and other infrastructure being built in Burnaby's residential neighbourhoods.

kropotkin1951

This is what did not make center stage in the national debate despite it being done in Jagmeet's backyard, by a government of Canada hired contractor. Fuck you Jagmeet, go back to Ontario where you belong, a real BC politician would have been standing on the national stage defending his neighbour's opposition, to a state owned pipeline.

Burnaby Tree Sit Under Attack!

Photo Credit: Burnaby Now!

The tree-sit at Lost Creek in Burnaby that is blocking construction of the Trans-Mountain pipeline in the area is under attack.A large number of Trans-Mountain security and workers arrived at Lost Creek on September 8, to put up fencing to block supplies from reaching the tree-sit.Trans-Mountain appears to be trying to force the tree-sit to disband, either by starving it out, or if that fails, by forcefully removing it.Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) are calling on all available opponents of Trans-Mountain that can make it to the Lost Creek site to come and engage in direct action to try and protect the tree sit, through Friday September 10 at least. Attendees should be prepared to be arrested, should it come to that.Read More: Trans Mountain protesters occupying Burnaby trees ‘under siege’ after fence erected.

https://thethorn.substack.com/p/four-protests-and-an-election

NorthReport

Indian in the Cabinet

Speaking Truth to Power

coming out on September 14th

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Indian-Cabinet-Speaking-Truth-Power/dp/1443465364/...

NorthReport
NorthReport

Another Liberal Bombshell!

Liberal Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould refused to lie for Trudeau

https://globalnews.ca/news/8183019/trudeau-jody-wilson-raybould-book-snc...

NorthReport
NorthReport

Could Wison-Raybould, whose book is coming out on Tuesday, cost the Liberals their only purpose of this election, their majority?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-jody-wilson-raybould-ur...

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O'Toole's stupidity over not enforcing vaccines on all his CPC candidates could be costing him the election. And I hope it does.

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Will Port Moody-Coquitlam be an NDP pickup?

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/election-2021/election-2021-inten...

NDPP

Federal parties hurry to address housing issues but miss root cause

https://storeys.com/federal-parties-election-housing-issues-miss-root-ca...

"Although housing affordability is a major crisis for Canadians, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, experts say federal party platforms fail to meaningfully recognize that crisis.

Political science professor Stewart Prest, who teaches at SFU, says 'we haven't seen a party roll out a set of policies that are going to plausibly address the root cause, which is the unaffordability of housing for a significant subset of the people. So this unmet need will continue to be unmet most likely. I don't think we are seeing anything transformational out of these parties..."

NDPP

NDP's same old foreign policy is a massive disappointment

https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/ndps-same-old-foreign-policy...

"New Democrats' draft foreign policy suggests little would change if the party formed government. What's more, the NDP promotes Washington's 'new Cold War' with China..."

NDP=No Difference Party

kropotkin1951

When I was active getting NDP MP's elected from Burnaby the party stood for Canada's withdrawal from NATO and our BC MP's marched in anti-apartheid Israel protests. The party has moved to the right and I can't follow it because it is too much to swallow.

NorthReport

Oops!

Trudeau pledges to cut Canada's oil emissions even as country keeps pumping more

Canadian oil production will expand for nearly two more decades, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) forecast last November.

Trudeau’s pledge comes with numerous unknowns, including the rate of emissions decline it wants and how the government would enforce the lower levels.

“The announcement they made is too vague to really inspire confidence,” said Cam Fenton, Canada team leader at environmental group 350.org.

Curbing emissions from oil extraction while allowing production to rise would not be meaningful, since most of crude’s associated emissions occur when it is used in combustion engines, Fenton said.

 

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/canada-election-crude/trudeau-pledges-to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raj Saini stands to gain $93,000 payoff — but no pension — after standing down

 

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2021/09/13/raj-saini-stands-to-gain-93...

NorthReport

When you look at mainstream media in Canada a week before the election, and that is almost every federal election, it's as if it's wall to wall coverage depicting a giant Liberal commercial 24/7 for the entire week. That the NDP elects anyone in such an unbalanced and unfair political system boggles the mind, and is a testament to the strength of what the NDP represents to a lot of Canadians. The NDP brought us universal health care - contrast that with the shit show that takes place South of our border which our Liberals and Conservatives are so much in love with.

NDPP

Maxine Bernier honoured by local chief after Indigenous platform announcement

https://twitter.com/RussDiabo/status/1437413086248452102

"LOL! The far right white supremacist party of Mad Max has attracted some 'Indigenous' Canadians and support."

 Recruiting 'Indigenous support' continues to be an objective of all settler-state colonizer parties. 'Our object is to continue until there is not a single Indian that has not been absorbed into the body politic of Canada...' Duncan Campbell Scott: Indian Affairs, 1920

NDPP

The White Saviors (podcast)

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-white-saviors/id1579997111

"Where did the money go? Where are all the schools that WE says it built? A political scandal breaks the dam on decades of silence. Revelations pile up of donor fraud, racism, child abuse..."

 

NDPP

Challenge your local candidates on Palestine!

https://twitter.com/CJPME/status/1437804218979602435

"Ask them to sign the VOTE PALESTINE pledge! Send an email now..."

NDPP

Canadian [NDP] parliamentary candidate apologizes for anti-semitic claim that Israel is stealing US coronavirus vaccines

https://t.co/ZlQ4ASfvsA

"A Canadian parliamentary candidate apologized on Sunday after tweets emerged showing that she had claimed Israel was stealing coronavirus vaccines from the US.

Sidney Coles, a candidate for the left-wing New Democratic Party, made the comments in a response to a Jan 29 tweet, saying that 'millions of vaccines in America' were missing. 'Uh I think Israel might be able to help you solve the mystery,' Coles replied..."

Erroneous, unfounded claims may only be made with impunity about China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela etc. not Israel.

kropotkin1951

I think this analysis  of the election is spot on. I agree that our politics are pedestrian but would add that their shoes are worn out. Canadian democracy is not about citizens engaging with politicians so that the leaders know what the people want it is about PR companies trying to convince people to vote for a pig in a poke. The only thing our politicians agree on is that other countries need to be sanctioned because they are not democratic like us.

From this mundane, motley crew, Canadians are expected to choose.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/9/14/canada-is-a-pedestrian-nation

NorthReport

She should have stepped down as a candidate for her inappropriate comments.

Cabinet Ministers no longer step down on a matter of principle any more when the department they are responsible for screws up, and Prime Ministers now lie more frequently than the number of cups of coffee they drink. 

The race to the bottom is full steam ahead!

NDPP wrote:

Canadian [NDP] parliamentary candidate apologizes for anti-semitic claim that Israel is stealing US coronavirus vaccines

https://t.co/ZlQ4ASfvsA

"A Canadian parliamentary candidate apologized on Sunday after tweets emerged showing that she had claimed Israel was stealing coronavirus vaccines from the US.

Sidney Coles, a candidate for the left-wing New Democratic Party, made the comments in a response to a Jan 29 tweet, saying that 'millions of vaccines in America' were missing. 'Uh I think Israel might be able to help you solve the mystery,' Coles replied..."

Erroneous, unfounded claims may only be made with impunity about China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela etc. not Israel.

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United Steelworkers Canada endorses Singh-led NDP outright

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/politics/federal-election-2021/unions-reje...

NorthReport
NDPP

Two NDP Candidates Reign Following 'Unacceptable' Online Comments

https://www.cbc.ca/politics/ndp-candidates-resign-1.6176338

"The NDP says two of its candidates have quit the federal election race with less than a week to go, promising to learn more about antisemitism.

Party spokesperson George Soule said Wednesday morning that Sidney Coles, running in Toronto-St Pauls and Dan Osborne, running in the Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester, are resigning by choice, but the party supports their decision. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called the messages 'unacceptable'..."

NorthReport

Jody Wilson-Raybould's book about Trudeau paints an ugly picture of our PM

https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/corbella-jody-wilson-raybou...

NorthReport
NorthReport
kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Two NDP Candidates Reign Following 'Unacceptable' Online Comments

https://www.cbc.ca/politics/ndp-candidates-resign-1.6176338

"The NDP says two of its candidates have quit the federal election race with less than a week to go, promising to learn more about antisemitism.

Party spokesperson George Soule said Wednesday morning that Sidney Coles, running in Toronto-St Pauls and Dan Osborne, running in the Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester, are resigning by choice, but the party supports their decision. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called the messages 'unacceptable'..."

A 16 year old makes a stupid tweet and they are no longer suitable to ever have a place in the public discourse. All politicians from his generation will learn how narrow the scope of debate is in our democracy.  The candidate in Toronto on the other hand was old enough to know better, spreading falsehoods during a pandemic is not excusable.

NorthReport

Time for Singh to make an appeal for the Green vote, whatever is left of it. Apparently in Nova Scotia the Green vote has completely collapsed, and has gone over to the NDP, making it a 3 way race in NS.

NorthReport

She should resign on principle but she won't, just like Trudeau won't resign for holding that crowded indoor rally with zero social distancing last nite.

Tory candidate says she ‘misspoke’ in opposing vaccine passports — twice

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/8193354/canada-election-covid-vaccine-passpor...

NorthReport

https://publish.twitter.com/?query=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FScott_Gil... ------- https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/sensing-opportunity-singh-rallies-nd... -------- Almost every article or news report written about the NDP on the CBC has a negative comment. It's second nature to those bastions of credible journalism. Everyone knows it takes place yet nothing is ever done about it, and it just goes on and on. There is only one solution and that is to shut down the CBC News Department as they are nothing more than a media front for the Liberals. Too bad. https://twitter.com/PierrePoilievre/status/1438131693412573185?s=20

 

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