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bekayne

mark_alfred wrote:

On CBC there was this Conservative commentator who was miffed about the above online ad.  Good stuff.

Some of the Senators pictured while the voice says "under RCMP investigation" aren't under RCMP investigation (for example, Nancy Greene Raine).

NorthReport

I thought I saw her name on a list.

Liberals defending Senators. Who knew! Frown

bekayne wrote:

mark_alfred wrote:

On CBC there was this Conservative commentator who was miffed about the above online ad.  Good stuff.

Some of the Senators pictured while the voice says "under RCMP investigation" aren't under RCMP investigation (for example, Nancy Greene Raine).

NorthReport

15 to 1 think it is fair as opposed to not fair.  Laughing

Thank you for voting!

Fair 42.86%   

The Conservatives Had it Coming 28.2%   

The NDP are just as bad 15.79%  

Don't Even Get Me Started on the Liberals 6.02%   A

pox on all their houses 4.14%   

Not Fair 2.99%   

 

Walking through the NDP’s latest attack ad on Conservative ethics


http://blogs.canoe.com/davidakin/politics/walking-through-the-ndps-lates...

mark_alfred

bekayne wrote:

mark_alfred wrote:

On CBC there was this Conservative commentator who was miffed about the above online ad.  Good stuff.

Some of the Senators pictured while the voice says "under RCMP investigation" aren't under RCMP investigation (for example, Nancy Greene Raine).

All of them with questionable expenses (including Nancy Greene) were to be reviewed by the RCMP, I think.

bekayne

NorthReport wrote:

I thought I saw her name on a list.

Yes. This list:

The 21 senators named, but not recommended for RCMP referral, in Senate audit

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/06/05/list-of-senators-named-in-...

Nicole Eaton is also on that list and appears in the ad. 

mark_alfred

bekayne wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

I thought I saw her name on a list.

Yes. This list:

The 21 senators named, but not recommended for RCMP referral, in Senate audit

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/06/05/list-of-senators-named-in-...

Nicole Eaton is also on that list and appears in the ad. 

But, as I mentioned in my previous post, the RCMP broadened its review to all 30, rather than just the nine:

Quote:
The RCMP is reviewing the auditor-general’s findings on all 30 senators flagged for questionable spending, not just the nine referred by the senate, to determine whether a broader investigation is warranted, the Star has learned.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/06/17/rcmp-to-review-findings-on...

bekayne

mark_alfred wrote:

bekayne wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

I thought I saw her name on a list.

Yes. This list:

The 21 senators named, but not recommended for RCMP referral, in Senate audit

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/06/05/list-of-senators-named-in-...

Nicole Eaton is also on that list and appears in the ad. 

But, as I mentioned in my previous post, the RCMP broadened its review to all 30, rather than just the nine:

Quote:
The RCMP is reviewing the auditor-general’s findings on all 30 senators flagged for questionable spending, not just the nine referred by the senate, to determine whether a broader investigation is warranted, the Star has learned.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/06/17/rcmp-to-review-findings-on...

I posted before I read yours

NorthReport

“Enough” is the name of the ad. 

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A healthy person's guide to being strategic in the October 19, 2015 federal election.

How to maximize your impact on the federal election

A guide to strategic participation

 

http://www.straight.com/news/488341/nicholas-ellan-how-maximize-your-imp...

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NDP to be strong federal partner for producers and the ‘family farm’

http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=di...

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"Enough" is causing a huge stir in Canadian politics.

The right-wing is flipping out.

Just saw panelists interviewed on CTV - The NDP has scored a bullseye with their latest ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmmSV1jtK3s

 

mark_alfred

Yeah, the Con woman who often is part of their political panels was flipping out over it -- "well, the NDP better hope they have lawyers for this questionable ad.  Pure hypocrisy that they plan to run a positive campaign."  It's certainly caused a stir.

Brachina

 There is nothing actionable in that ad.

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NDP launches offensive against Harper's Conservatives


http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/ndp-launches-offensive-against-harper-s-c...

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Brachina wrote:

 There is nothing actionable in that ad.

I am not a lawyer, but I think you're probably right. I also think that even if the ad contained a dozen obvious libels, the Cons would probably not sue, because the election would be over long before trial, so any vindication would be too late to make a political difference. Meanwhile, the ad would get far more mindshare than it otherwise would have, with no cost to the NDP. The Con strategists are too smart to fall into that trap.

 

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Conservative Party of Canada–Guilty of Election Fraud!

http://richardhughes.ca/cowichan-conversations/conservative-party-of-can...

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Liberal media complex making up a silly story when there is none.

Nothing to see here folks - standard practice.

Tom Mulcair's NDP seeks advice on preparing to govern after election

New Democrat transition team looks to former senior civil servants for help

Page said he has been consulted by other parties and considers it good practice. The NDP, he said, is being responsible.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tom-mulcair-s-ndp-seeks-advice-on-prepar...

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Oh, lookie 

http://warrenkinsella.com/2015/07/counting-chickens-before-theyre-hatche...

NorthReport

HA! Ha! Ha!

Harper’s office attacks Mulcair

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office is using the cut to warn voters that now is not the time to take "unnecessary risks" by electing the NDP

http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2015/07/15/harpers-office-attacks-mulca...

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Sean in Ottawa

NorthReport wrote:

HA! Ha! Ha!

Harper’s office attacks Mulcair

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office is using the cut to warn voters that now is not the time to take "unnecessary risks" by electing the NDP

http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2015/07/15/harpers-office-attacks-mulca...

After this last week if a Conservative tells me the NDP or the Liberals are not ready to govern, I think I will just laugh in their face.

NorthReport

In federal race, the party that adapts will win

The best-laid plans of political parties often go awry. It's what happens next that matters.

Mulcair has the toughest task in that the NDP has never governed nationally. With voters getting skittish over the economy, Mulcair is highly vulnerable to an attack that simply poses the question: “At a moment when we face risks graver than any in decades can you trust these amateurs with your house, your job?”

For the first time in Canadian history the three national parties have the money, the tools, and the seasoned campaign leadership to manage this dramatically shifting political landscape. Each can probe voters’ deepest motivators to the highest-ever degree of granularity, and therefore confidence, through expensive research. Each has the ability to pivot and to re-target its central campaign messaging by 90 or even 180 degrees, through television, social media and on the ground in more than half the ridings. And each party has a leader demonstrably capable of serving as a powerful messenger to their target voter.

But in a volatile contest, with competitors bringing similar assets and capabilities to an unusually level playing field, victory will go to the campaign strategist who breaks out of their comfort zone, who challenges orthodoxy, who seizes the beau risque.


http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/07/15/in-federal-race-the...

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How refreshing.

Alberta tries a new tone on oilsands development:

There’s a new oil baron in town. Alberta’s Rachel Notley is redrawing the political map when it comes to pipelines.


http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/07/16/alberta-tries-a-new-tone-o...

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On governing alternatives

Which means in turn that this fall's election isn't only about electing a New Democratic government, but also a newly-democratic government. And in order to accomplish those goals, we'll need to push back hard against people who have no taste for either.

http://accidentaldeliberations.blogspot.ca/2015/07/on-governing-alternat...

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Canada's New Democrats seek new budget outlook due to low growth

Canada's opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) asked the country's Parliamentary Budget Officer on Monday to update federal budget figures in light of a sharply weaker economic forecast from the Bank of Canada.

Canada's Conservative government, which is facing an election in October, has pledged to balance the books this year for the first time in almost a decade. But the economy's struggles since last year's plunge in prices for oil, a major Canadian export, have raised doubts about whether this can be achieved.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jean-Denis Frechette, has a mandate to provide independent analysis to the country's lawmakers.

"The downgrade in the Canadian economic forecast is likely to have a significant impact on the fiscal projections included in budget 2015," NDP Member of Parliament Nathan Cullen, the left-leaning party's spokesman on finance, wrote Frechette.

The NDP have pulled ahead of the Conservatives in recent opinion polls, with the economy seen as a factor.

The government's budget in April forecast a narrow surplus of C$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) in the fiscal year that started on April 1, but that was predicated on economic growth of 2.0 percent in 2015.

At the time, the Bank of Canada projected a similar growth level, 1.9 percent, for 2015. But the central bank downgraded that to 1.1 percent on Wednesday and said the economy likely shrank in the first two quarters.


http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/20/reuters-america-canadas-new-democrats-see...

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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair tries to win over Ontario

Canadian cities do not need the federal government to tell them what to do, but they do need its money, says NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.

Mulcair said he has learned to be more patient and a better listener in the three years since he was elected NDP leader following the death of its leader, Jack Layton, who he says taught him more about how to manage a caucus than either former Quebec premier Jean Charest or former Quebec Liberal leader Daniel Johnson.

“I had seen what a tough job it could be and there are tough issues that come up, but I think it was Jack who taught me the most, to be honest with you, about forbearance, patience, learning how to listen to people and it’s something over the past three years I’ve developed and I’ve developed remembering how Jack used to do it,” Mulcair said.

Mulcair’s personality is often compared unfavourably to that of Layton, who appealed to voters with a folksy charm, but on this pre-campaign campaign trail it is clear that the man who has tried to get people fired up about “competent public administration” has also worked on his common touch.

When holding a news conference about his plan for small businesses at a woodworking plant in Mississauga Tuesday morning, he sometimes turned and spoke directly to the owners, rather than the cameras, as if he wanted to underscore how much he knew they were the ones he needed to win over.

 

 

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/07/23/ndp-leader-thomas-mulcair-...

NorthReport

NDP need to be clear, focused, and have their act together on Canada's failing economy - it's the jobs stupid!

Oil price collapse warning issued by Morgan Stanley 

Crash may be worst in more than 45 years

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/energy/price+collapse+warning+is...

mark_alfred

I see the NDP redesigned their website.  I'm not a great fan of the new design, but oh well.  Makes sense to make it more election splashy, I suppose.

NorthReport

Can Canada's NDP do it as well?  Smile

Hope for radical progressives might be found in the tale of Jeremy Corbyn

Needless to say, Corbyn has become the firm favourite to become leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition. It is a development unprecedented in postwar British history — and this, by the way, is quantifiable; one major betting house had Corbyn at 100-to-1 to win the leadership when he entered the race. (He’s a smidgen away from even odds now.) The thought of Corbyn calmly expounding on austerity, while his not-easily-distinguishable rivals bandy about welfare cuts and defence needs, has proven magnetic to young progressives, to nostalgic oldies who run the local constituencies and to the labour unions. All are lining up behind him and polls of Labour cardholders suggest he will have a big first-ballot lead.

If you ask me “what’s so interesting about the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon,” my answer will be, “everything.” To a student of Labour party history, the rocket-like rise of Corbynism is an addicting, action-packed cartoon, with new episodes daily. But when you pair the Corbyn moment with the startling early success of socialist Bernie Sanders in the campaign for the U.S. Democratic nomination — Sanders being so far to the left end of the Democrats that he is literally outside the party — you may even have the hint of a serious Anglosphere trend.

Trends, notoriously, require a third data point, and maybe that could be Alberta’s May election. Rachel Notley’s success at knocking off a feckless, centrist Conservative government was, like the nascent Corbyn and Sanders waves, visibly youth-driven. After months of thinking, I still cannot escape a generational interpretation of the Alberta election. Alberta is, in brute demographic terms, on the cusp of a handover of power from Baby Boomers to millennials. It’s all about the age-sex pyramid. (You notice that, when you’re in the narrow, politically impotent part of it.)

Many personality features are carelessly ascribed to millennials by professional bloviators. (No rigour! Coddled, under-educated indoor weenies raised by Google and video games!) What is indisputable is that millennials have personal memories that do not include the Cold War or double-digit inflation. They have no interest in socialism or social democracy, but they do not associate those terms with positions in a death struggle of organizing principles for civilization. They are children of a dampened business cycle — what economists call “The Great Moderation.”

The Moderation blew a tire in 2007, and that is the kind of event that calls verities into question. In the U.K., it has led to the paradox of Jeremy Corbyn, almost literally the lone survivor of a trampled and forgotten political clique, seeming new and incredibly refreshing. Even I feel it, watching him. Perhaps he represents hope for radicals of all species.

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/colby-cosh-hope-for-radical-pr...

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Rachel Notley in Alberta, Bernie Sanders in the U.S., Jeremy Corbyn in Britain: The left is rising

Colby Cosh: As millenials begin to assert themselves politically, left-wing politicians are gaining levels of support not seen in a generation

 

Brachina

 Mulcair maybe the fourth point on that in October.

 

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Nick Kouvalis ‏@NickKouvalis  6h6 hours ago

No one can predict final seat count, but it is clear that Mulcair seems like the leader that could beat PM. #topoli #onpoli #cdnpoli 1/...

 

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Mulcair hopes to extend 'orange wave' with campaign launch

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndp-leader-tom-mulcair-hits...

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NDP's Proposal for a Federal Minimum Wage, Explained

Who would benefit? Who's opposed? And more questions answered.


http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/08/11/NDP-Federal-Minimum-Wage/

 

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Warren Kinsella ✔@kinsellawarren

Serious question: where is the #ndp war room? #cpc and #lpc scoring on 'em, big time, but no return fire. What gives? #elxn42 #cdnpoli

11:04 AM - 11 Aug 2015

 

http://warrenkinsella.com/2015/08/after-10-days/

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mark_alfred

New online NDP ad:  A Case For Change.

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Norman Spector ‏@nspector4  3h3 hours ago

Norman Spector retweeted Trillium Flowers

When you're going after and trying to take the place of the big fish, you don't swim with minnows

 

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