Please delete thanks

84 posts / 0 new
Last post
NorthReport
Please delete thanks

NDP’s Singh has opening to turn election into three-way race

 

"Singh needs to prevent Trudeau and Scheer from polarizing a culture war. Singh has developed a double-skewering narrative, calling Liberal indifference about economic anxiety a fuel for Conservative exclusion. He can’t let up on it."

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh sees the opening. His challenge, before summer, is to climb through it and make it a three-way race.

The Trudeau Liberals dragged out the Burnaby South byelection, pinning the seatless NDP leader on the west coast as long as possible — at 164 days from seat vacancy to byelection vote, the longest a Prime Minister has ever blocked an opposition leader. Singh’s support eroded, dropping the NDP to about 13 per cent.

But Singh made opportunity from necessity, building Vancouver-area networks. Coming out of the byelection, his NDP has continuing BC support. Premier John Horgan’s popular NDP government helps.

With the byelection done, Singh quickly pivoted to Quebec. He appointed MP Alexandre Boulerice as his new deputy, boosted new Montreal candidate Nima Machouf (who holds a strong Quebec Solidaire connection), and met Premier François Legault.

And since winning, three recent polls — IPSOS, Angus Reid and Nanos — show a significant rebound. A Quebec recovery may be underway — while IPSOS still puts NDP’s Quebec support at 12 per cent, both Angus Reid and Nanos put it at 18. Angus Reid shows Singh’s NDP leading in the city of Vancouver. And nationally, NDP support is pegged at 21, 17 and 20 per cent, respectively.

Written off only weeks ago, Singh’s NDP is back in business. But no cork-popping: before summer Singh needs to hit the next level — 25 per cent — to say it’s a three-way race.

He has opportunities. The SNC-Lavalin scandal has set the Liberal house afire — and the burnline couldn’t be better for him. The scandal shows Trudeau Liberals doing just about anything to aid powerful corporate friends. And it exposes the pretense of Liberal identity politics — a clever play to use appropriated identities as cloaks over same-old Liberal politics.

Quebec political realignment may help. The Parti Quebecois, which took the Quebec left in a cultural-nationalist direction, is being edged out by Quebec Solidaire, which has helpful NDP policy overlaps. The QS, in a policy switch last weekend, will oppose the CAQ bill on religious symbols, arguing secularism is for institutions, not individuals. Now, on this sensitive issue, the federal NDP position is backed by a party inside the Quebec National Assembly — no longer a foreign intervention from outside Quebec’s cultural debates.

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/04/01/ndps-singh-has-opening-to-turn-election-into-three-way-race/

NorthReport
NorthReport

So who are feminists going to vote for now?

Trudeau is not a fake feminist because, because, because - look at Scheer! 

https://mobile.twitter.com/Tom_Parkin_/status/1114576906882621440

NorthReport

Jagmeet Singh must be pinching himself and thanking his lucky stars this morning as he appears to be NDP Leader at a most opportune time.

With Justin crashing and burning in the current polling due to his childlike mismanagement of the SNC file, certainly at least in the BC region as exemplified by the Justason polling released this morning NDP MPs and NDP candidates for the upcoming election must be feeling that extra shot of adrenaline these days. Andrew Scheer perhaps not so much

NorthReport

Jagmeet Singh writes to Justin about labeling Muslim and Sikh communities as terrorists

https://www.voiceonline.com/jagmeet-singh-writes-to-trudeau-about-labeling-muslim-and-sikh-communities-as-terrorists/

Unionist

Having another conversation with yourself in another redundant thread?

If I want unalloyed NDP partisan rah rah propaganda, I can always visit ndp.ca.

NorthReport
NorthReport

The timing could not be better for Jagmeet’s arrival in Ottawa.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5085098

NorthReport

So Singh’s NDP may be heading into the general election coming off  another by-election win in BC

 

https://www.cheknews.ca/jagmeet-singh-campaigns-in-nanaimo-with-new-by-election-candidate-548106/

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

JKR

What about Hazen Argue, Ed Broadbent, Audrey McLaughlin, and Alexa McDonough?

Unionist

Unionist

JKR

Thanks!

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

NorthReport
Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

JKR

Unionist wrote:

Who could forget Ed Schryer! The former Manitoba NDP premier and then Governor General appointed by Liberal Prime Minister Trudeau the First.

What about former NDP Premiers Bob Rae and Ujjal Dosanjh?

Unionist

When he was still NDP.

Unionist

1972.

Unionist

Unionist

Unionist

Sean in Ottawa

Unionist wrote:

When he was still NDP.

He is not a happy camper right now. His twitter feed of late has seemed kinder to New Democrats than Liberals.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Unionist wrote:

Er...THAT guy?  He's the one who stabbed the party in the back, in the early 60s when it was struggling to merely hang on, by defecting to the Liberals.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

(self-delete).

NorthReport
Unionist

Ken Burch wrote:

Er...THAT guy?  He's the one who stabbed the party in the back, in the early 60s when it was struggling to merely hang on, by defecting to the Liberals.

I know - but JKR wanted a picture of Hazen Argue. I was just following orders. Jawohl!

NorthReport

Jagmeet Singh’s NDP sets a new standard with its vision of national pharmacare

 

https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/9273019-ndp-sets-a-new-standard-with-its-vision-of-national-pharmacare/

JKR

Unionist wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

Er...THAT guy?  He's the one who stabbed the party in the back, in the early 60s when it was struggling to merely hang on, by defecting to the Liberals.

I know - but JKR wanted a picture of Hazen Argue. I was just following orders. Jawohl!

The title of this thread currently is “welcome back New Democrats” so I thought we could welcome back Argue from the dark side. 

Pondering

NorthReport wrote:

Jagmeet Singh’s NDP sets a new standard with its vision of national pharmacare

 

https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/9273019-ndp-sets-a-new-standard-with-its-vision-of-national-pharmacare/

Not happy about the NDPs exclusion of Quebec citizens from the right to national Pharmacare and the pandering to provincial politicians who want more power. 

WWWTT

Here’s a thread that makes no sense?

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Unionist wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

Er...THAT guy?  He's the one who stabbed the party in the back, in the early 60s when it was struggling to merely hang on, by defecting to the Liberals.

I know - but JKR wanted a picture of Hazen Argue. I was just following orders. Jawohl!

OK.  

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Unionist wrote:

That may be the single dorkiest photo of Ed Broadbent ever taken.

Unionist

WWWTT wrote:

Here’s a thread that makes no sense?

"No sense"?? What do you mean??? We're welcoming back New Democrats! C'mon, join in the fun. This was from the founding meeting of the CCF (Calgary, 1932):

Unionist

I love this one:

Federal CCF Caucus, in 1942 with new leader M.J. Coldwell. Left to right, Tommy Douglas, George Castleden, Angus MacInnis, Coldwell, Clarie Gillis, Joe Noseworthy, Sandy Nicholson, and Percy Wright.

Unionist

Quick quiz: Can you spot J.S. Woodsworth? [Rating: EASY]

JKR

Name that tune:

 

Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out
Welcome back, to that same old place that you laughed about
Well the names have all changed since you hung around
But those dreams have remained and they've turned around
Who'd have thought they'd lead ya
(Who'd have thought they'd lead ya)
Back here where we need ya
(Back here where we need ya)
Yeah we tease him a lot 'cause we got him on the spot
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back

We always could spot a friend, welcome back
And I smile when I think how you must have been
And I know what a scene you were learning in
Was there something that made you come back again
And what could ever lead ya
(What could ever lead ya)
Back here where we need ya
(Back here where we need ya)
Yeah we tease him a lot 'cause we got him on the spot
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
Welcome back, welcome back

And I know what a scene you were learning in
Was there something that made you come back again
And what could ever lead ya
(What could ever lead ya)
Back here where we need ya
(Back here where we need ya)
Yeah we tease him a lot 'cause we got him on the spot
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
Welcome back, welcome back

Yeah we tease him a lot, welcome back, welcome back
Cause we got him on the spot, welcome back, welcome back

Yeah we tease him a lot 'cause we got him on the spot
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back

Unionist

*

NorthReport

FollowFollow @CharlieAngusNDP

More

Galen Weston is worth $13.55 billion and showed up at one of his stores to give his company $12 million - after being found guilty of price fixing bread prices. SNC, KPMG, Kinder Morgan - 's idea of the needy.

Unionist

Pages

Topic locked