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« Reply #1000 on: February 19, 2013, 07:13:04 pm »

Oops- yeah, 2005. Though not a Pelquiste I'd be happy with either Couillard or Moreau as leader. They should be aiming for a 2-cycle recovery.

Since this is a delegated convention I'd be skeptical of public polls, but Couillard led 43-14-8 in the last Leger poll of Pelquiste supporters. Meanwhile the caucus is split with 13 Couillard, 13 Moreau, 10 Bachand.
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« Reply #1001 on: February 19, 2013, 09:28:38 pm »

I worry about Moreau. He is the guy which compared Mario Dumont to Jean-Marie Le Pen and which wanted to fire all the employees of the government (and especially the jurists) which took parts in protests against hike or Bill 78, as they were disloyal to their employer.
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« Reply #1002 on: February 19, 2013, 09:56:35 pm »
« Edited: February 19, 2013, 11:18:38 pm by RogueBeaver »

While Le Pen is overboard, that whole 2007 campaign was pretty awful and Dumont was the worst. Otherwise I don't know much about him. Often painted as a rising star of sorts but I get vaguely bad vibes about his political horsepower. Couillard's a proven quantity but the Pelquistes are deluding themselves if they think he's an automatic ticket to power next time, especially since CEIC will probably Gomery them to some extent and further worsen their already guttural standing among Francophones.


Gene Whelan has died at 88. RIP. Sad

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/02/19/senator-eugene-whelan/
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« Reply #1003 on: February 20, 2013, 05:59:29 pm »

Rae now sending mixed signals: he'll stay as an MP and saying he has 2 years to decide about 2015. Ivison is usually spot-on with his scoops, plus it seems more plausible that Rae retires rather than stick around. Mission accomplished unless he wants to remain a frontbench critic, say Foreign Affairs, for the next 2 years.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2013-02-19/article-3180711/Grits-don%26rsquot-have-to-worry-about-%26lsquocrazy-uncle%26rsquo-Bob/1
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« Reply #1004 on: February 20, 2013, 08:47:34 pm »

BC, please give these pathetic desperadoes the thumping they need and deserve.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/bc-budget-reveals-a-governments-last-gasp/article8904005/
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« Reply #1005 on: February 20, 2013, 09:06:26 pm »


Here's hoping Cummins steals a great deal of seats from the Grits. Clark needs to go.
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« Reply #1006 on: February 20, 2013, 09:16:59 pm »

Not happening. BCCP is also a joke.

Also, more godawfulness from the vile Prog regime in Edmonton. Those guys need to be Kim Campbelled.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/02/20/jen-gerson-alberta-canadas-poor-little-rich-province/
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« Reply #1007 on: February 20, 2013, 10:53:10 pm »

Not happening. BCCP is also a joke.

Also, more godawfulness from the vile Prog regime in Edmonton. Those guys need to be Kim Campbelled.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/02/20/jen-gerson-alberta-canadas-poor-little-rich-province/

I'm not looking for the BCCP to win, just cost the Liberals enough votes to lose seats.

On another note, if you can't balance the budget in Alberta, you really shouldn't be a respectable candidate for school board, much less mayor.
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« Reply #1008 on: February 20, 2013, 11:00:05 pm »

Yeah, but the regime speaks fluent Simpsonese and is therefore Purely Awesome in Golden Triangle eyes. Wink
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« Reply #1009 on: February 22, 2013, 01:49:09 pm »

Small ministerial shakeover in Ottawa, to replace John Duncan, former minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, which resigned last week.

He will be replaced by Bernard Valcourt (Madawaska-Restigouche, NB), which is currently Associate Minister for Defence and Minister of State to Francophonie and to the Atlantic Canada Opportinuities Agency.

He will be replaced at the Atlantic Canada Opportinuities Agency by Gail Shea (Egmont, PEI), which is also National Revenue Minister.

He will be replaced at Francophonie by Steven Blaney (Lévis-Bellechasse, QC), which is also minister of Veteran Affairs.

For Associate Minister for Defence, he will be replaced by Kerry-Lynne Findlay (Delta-Richmond East, BC), which was the parlimentary secretary of the Justice minister.
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« Reply #1010 on: February 22, 2013, 03:52:32 pm »

Is there a reason why no federal government has ever had an actual aboriginal be Minister of Aboriginal Affairs? It's not like Harper doesn't have anyone to chose from. There might even be some native Tory senators whose names are not Brazeau.
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« Reply #1011 on: February 22, 2013, 04:00:04 pm »

Is there a reason why no federal government has ever had an actual aboriginal be Minister of Aboriginal Affairs? It's not like Harper doesn't have anyone to chose from. There might even be some native Tory senators whose names are not Brazeau.

Did a province ever did, anyways?
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« Reply #1012 on: February 22, 2013, 04:10:48 pm »

Forum Ontario polls incoming: 36 PC, 29 OLP, 28 NDP.

http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2013/02/22/poll_suggests_hudak_tories_could_win_minority_but_wynne_has_pulled_liberals_out_of_tailspin.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/02/22/justin_trudeau_could_help_liberals_regain_ontario_poll.html

Moreau: We gotta listen to Anglos.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Moreau+likes+chances+Liberal+race/7999118/story.html
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« Reply #1013 on: February 22, 2013, 05:05:15 pm »

Is there a reason why no federal government has ever had an actual aboriginal be Minister of Aboriginal Affairs? It's not like Harper doesn't have anyone to chose from. There might even be some native Tory senators whose names are not Brazeau.

Leona Aglukkaq might be a good choice for AANDC, given that unlike most of the caucus she's actually talented and competent. I think she's overdue for a promotion to something better than health (where she's done good but it's not a big portfolio federally). Peter Penashue would have been a good choice in the past obviously, but he's damaged goods now.
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« Reply #1014 on: February 22, 2013, 07:11:18 pm »

Is there a reason why no federal government has ever had an actual aboriginal be Minister of Aboriginal Affairs? It's not like Harper doesn't have anyone to chose from. There might even be some native Tory senators whose names are not Brazeau.

Leona Aglukkaq might be a good choice for AANDC, given that unlike most of the caucus she's actually talented and competent. I think she's overdue for a promotion to something better than health (where she's done good but it's not a big portfolio federally). Peter Penashue would have been a good choice in the past obviously, but he's damaged goods now.

It would be a demotion of Aglukkaq; Isn't Bruinooge Metis or something?

Maybe one reason no govt has made an aboriginal in charge of that dept is because of a fear they may favour one tribe over another? We all know how Aboriginal voting patterns are.
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« Reply #1015 on: February 22, 2013, 07:15:05 pm »

The other aboriginal star is Metis Shelly Glover, but she'd be a much better fit for Public Safety.
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« Reply #1016 on: February 23, 2013, 12:35:31 am »
« Edited: February 23, 2013, 12:41:56 am by RogueBeaver »

PLQ update: Couillard will obviously win on the first ballot, no one's sure who places second. Ridings left in the selection process favour Bachand though. Eerily similar to their last convention 30 (summarizes them in a single number, n'est ce pas?) years ago, when Paradis edged out Johnson for 2nd in an upset. I hope Moreau places second. Should also be interesting to see how Couillard interacts with the federal parties. And of course how he gets back in the Assembly.

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201302/22/01-4624644-plq-couillard-devrait-lemporter-des-le-premier-tour.php

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« Reply #1017 on: February 24, 2013, 04:12:23 pm »

In Quebec, Green party leader resigned during the party convention, a few hours before the result of the leadership review were to be announced.

He said he will perhaps run in the leadership race to succeed himself.

As usual, Quebec Green Party is being a joke.
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« Reply #1018 on: February 28, 2013, 11:52:48 am »

NDP loses another MP in Quebec, Claude Patry, MP for Jonquière-Alma joins Bloc.

He cites the position of the NDP of Clarity Law and the NDP support to the Muskrat Falls project as his reasons.
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« Reply #1019 on: February 28, 2013, 12:02:18 pm »

Then there's Tom Flanagan's Akinesque musings on child porn yesterday. (NSFW) PMO has already repudiated them as "repugnant, ignorant and appalling." Hear hear.

http://o.canada.com/2013/02/28/tom-flanagan-is-okay-with-child-pornography/

Tom Mulcair will be holding a House foyer presser in 15 minutes. Dunno if Patry's the issue he wants to talk about.
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« Reply #1020 on: February 28, 2013, 12:15:33 pm »

Danielle Smith has also repudiated him. WTF was he thinking? Waiting for CBC to comment, though they might just suspend him.

http://www.wildrose.ca/feature/wildrose-leader-smith-condemns-flanagans-child-porn-remarks/
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« Reply #1021 on: February 28, 2013, 12:32:45 pm »

Mulcair: We'll take that riding if Patry runs as a Dipper. PM now referring to NDP as Bloc Orange.
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« Reply #1022 on: February 28, 2013, 01:02:12 pm »

Ugh. Good riddance, I suppose.
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« Reply #1023 on: February 28, 2013, 01:21:47 pm »

Might not be the last either.

On another note, Flanagan is still speaking at the Manning Conference. CBC has just terminated him.

Another Manning speaker: John Howard. Awesome. Cheesy
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« Reply #1024 on: February 28, 2013, 01:28:55 pm »

Perhaps he is upset at redistricting. Him and the Chicoutimi-Le Fjord MP would live in the same riding, now and the party would give a preference to the other one?
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