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« Reply #1075 on: March 17, 2013, 01:02:03 pm »

Bachand said he'd support Moreau if Moreau placed second. Couillard's people expect 60% or so on the first ballot, which will be announced sometime in the next half hour.
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« Reply #1076 on: March 17, 2013, 01:53:57 pm »

Couillard has been elected PLQ leader with 58.5% on the first ballot. Moreau in second with 22% and Bachand 3rd with 19%. Just like 30 years ago when Paradis edged Johnson for a very distant second...

While I probably won't vote PLQ next time- too soon- Couillard has my 100% support.
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« Reply #1077 on: March 17, 2013, 02:14:40 pm »

Great speech by Couillard. Talked a lot about listening to everyone, grassroots, regions, etc. Also said getting Quebec's signature on the Constitution is a pet project of his... good luck with that. More relevantly he'll need to find a seat in the Assembly.
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« Reply #1078 on: March 17, 2013, 02:56:09 pm »

Couillard has been elected PLQ leader with 58.5% on the first ballot. Moreau in second with 22% and Bachand 3rd with 19%. Just like 30 years ago when Paradis edged Johnson for a very distant second...

While I probably won't vote PLQ next time- too soon- Couillard has my 100% support.
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« Reply #1079 on: March 17, 2013, 03:33:22 pm »

Ugh. Couillard is basically what's wrong with contemporary politics.
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« Reply #1080 on: March 17, 2013, 05:29:18 pm »
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Ugh. Couillard is basically what's wrong with contemporary politics.

Porter, healthcare, opportunism (or as the PLQ has it, prodigal son returns)? All of the above?

Also: apparently he won't be seeking a seat before the next election, so Fournier or someone else will remain parliamentary leader.
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« Reply #1081 on: March 18, 2013, 06:34:33 am »

Major Cabinet shuffle in late June or early July. Not a moment too soon. Apparently more women- Glover and Bergen?- will be featured.

http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2013/03/18/pmo-confirms-harper-plans-%E2%80%98major-changes%E2%80%99-to-cabinet-this-summer/34047
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« Reply #1082 on: March 18, 2013, 06:53:19 am »

Porter, healthcare, opportunism (or as the PLQ has it, prodigal son returns)? All of the above?

All of the above. Hopefully he goes down in flames as any scumbag of his type should, but voters are morons.

As for this 'major' cabinet shuffle, is this actually going to be a 'major' one or another of the usual yearly replacement of whichever minister turned out to be too much of a retard or a crook since the last shuffle?
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« Reply #1083 on: March 18, 2013, 07:23:15 am »

Being billed as the former, obviously we should only believe it when we see it.
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« Reply #1084 on: March 18, 2013, 03:16:35 pm »
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I'm certainly no fan of Mulcair's energy views, but Redford is way overdoing it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/18/pol-redford-slams-mulcair.html

Penashue's current dilemma isn't new.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/18/pol-penashue-warned-to-get-filing-done.html

How?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/03/18/pol-greg-weston-harper-skilled-jobs.html
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« Reply #1085 on: March 19, 2013, 09:40:35 am »

Charbonneau extended till April 19, 2015. Interim report next January. Have fun PLQ. Smiley
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« Reply #1086 on: March 20, 2013, 12:27:49 pm »

Ralph Klein won't be with us for much longer. Losing both Western legends in 6 months... Sad

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/sources-say-klein-s-health-failing-1.1203232

Also, Flaherty acted stupidly with his mortgage interference. Should stay out of their business.
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« Reply #1087 on: March 29, 2013, 03:08:25 pm »

King Ralph has passed away. RIP to a great Canadian. Sad

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/29/former-alberta-premier-ralph-klein-dies-at-70/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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« Reply #1088 on: March 29, 2013, 04:07:20 pm »

RIP to a man I never really liked, but he was quite amusing.

One of my university profs (Rand Dyck) was a high school classmate of Klein's, and told us that he never expected much out of Klein, and he was voted "least likely to succeed" in the class.
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« Reply #1089 on: March 29, 2013, 07:00:46 pm »
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New Leger federal poll: 32 Grit, 25 Dipper/Bloc in Quebec with JT, 29 BQ, 28 Grit and 24 NDP without him. Federally he increases Grit support from 30 to 37.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Trudeau+would+draw+more+Liberal+votes+Quebec+poll/8171424/story.html

On the provincial side, PLQ gets a leadership bounce to 33-29 but still trailing 36-24 (!) among Francophones. Couillard trails in all the important areas: dead last on the economy, third behind None and Marois on integrity and trailing 41-19 on defence of Quebec's interests. They lead in Quebec City and Montreal but trail in ROQ. QS at 9% provincewide.

http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/374540/couillard-propulse-le-plq-au-premier-rang
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« Reply #1090 on: March 30, 2013, 02:11:06 pm »

RIP Peter Kormos Sad
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« Reply #1091 on: March 30, 2013, 02:47:35 pm »

Oh, that's a shame. He wasn't that old, was he?
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« Reply #1092 on: March 30, 2013, 02:50:11 pm »

Oh, that's a shame. He wasn't that old, was he?

60. No one knows the cause of death yet. Art Philips also died today.
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« Reply #1093 on: March 30, 2013, 03:51:54 pm »

Apparently Kormos was a Niagara Regional Councillor, having been elected in a by-election almost a year ago to the day. He had replaced Cindy Forster who had replaced him as MPP.  I guess another by-election is in order for Welland.
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« Reply #1094 on: April 02, 2013, 03:22:47 pm »

Michael Sona has been charged by Elections Canada on robocalls. Hmm.
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« Reply #1095 on: April 02, 2013, 04:57:54 pm »

Michael Sona has been charged by Elections Canada on robocalls. Hmm.

Oh wow. You know, he is a friend of a friend of a friend of mine. I've not met him, but one of my best friends has.
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« Reply #1096 on: April 02, 2013, 06:59:18 pm »

Tories will hit the airwaves with anti-Trudeau attack ads immediately after he's ratified as leader. PG-13 stuff, not R. There'll also be a Grit counteroffensive.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/04/02/john-ivison-conservatives-have-attack-ads-set-to-launch-against-justin-trudeau/

Pam Wallin temporarily leaving her committee work for personal reasons.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/04/02/conservative_senator_pamela_wallin_steps_down_from_committees_for_personal_reasons.html
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« Reply #1097 on: April 03, 2013, 08:21:01 am »

Excellent. Almost makes me want to donate to the Conservative Party. Almost.
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« Reply #1098 on: April 03, 2013, 08:23:38 am »

He's also a threat to the NDP, so when are you guys putting up your own ads? Wink
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« Reply #1099 on: April 03, 2013, 01:17:02 pm »

Doug Ford will seek a PC nomination in the next provincial election. I hope he fails.

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/wynne-welcomes-ford-s-challenge-but-no-election-looming-1.1222365
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