Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017: The Ballot

Despite the federal NDP’s candidate showcase there hasn’t been much change since last week’s rankings – and so I won’t update those for this week. Rather than ranking the candidates based on their perceived likelihood of winning, I’ll instead take the opportunity to offer my own endorsement and ballot ranking, along with some explanation as ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign as tomorrow’s showcases approach – and as members begin to fill out their ballots. – The Star’s editorial board has been meeting with the candidates, resulting in articles about Niki Ashton‘s determination that the NDP not be outflanked by Liberal rhetoric on the left and Guy Caron’s ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign in advance of tomorrow’s final official debate. (Though the Huffington Post is advertising another to come on the 27th.) – Elizabeth McSheffrey paints Charlie Angus’ purpose as being to rebuild public trust in politics as a means of giving a voice to people. – Jagmeet Singh’s response ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP leadership campaign as the August 17 membership deadline approaches. (And for those wondering, it’s possible to both check one’s membership status and sign up online.) – Kyle Duggan reports on a new Mainstreet poll showing Charlie Angus with a substantial lead among identified members – confirming where the candidates ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017: The Role of Endorsements

In previous leadership links posts, I’ve highlighted a few endorsements which have struck me as particularly significant. That said, I haven’t tried to compile anything approaching a comprehensive list. To put the past endorsements in context, I’ll take a moment for now to look more broadly at where the endorsement count currently stands – and ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The Globe and Mail Jumps the Shark

We’ve reached that point in the election cycle where the mainstream media peppers us with political endorsements telling us who, in their learned opinion, we should vote for on Oct 19.     Once again the mainstream media does not disappoint. The Globe and Mail, the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald threw their weight ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta NDP still running that other leadership contest

TweetIt is pennies compared to the $1.8 million raised by Jim Prentice during the Progressive Conservative leadership race, but in the world of the Alberta NDP leadership contest, the money is flowing. The NDP’s monthly contributions report from its leadership candidates shows Edmonton-Strathcona MLA and front-runner Rachel Notley has raised $82,826.99, Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen has ...

Left Over: Canadian Athletes: Smart Like Tractor, eh, Putin?

Vladimir Putin and the Horror at Canada House http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/ Why are you even surprised, Simon? The  fact that they are involved in the ‘owe-limp-icks’ tells you everything you need to know..they probably shop at MalWarts, and accept endorsement money from any PR hack from any company (can you say ‘Nike?) that gets waved in their ...

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – The Endorsement

As I’ve mentioned before, we can expect the bulk of the votes cast in Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership election to be cast before the convention next month – and over the past day, I’ve seen plenty of comments to the effect that members are receiving their mail-in ballots. So I’ll take the opportunity to offer my ...

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

One of the more important dates of the Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign passed yesterday, as the membership deadline will close the list of members eligible to vote for the party’s next leader. We’ll find out the official numbers before too long, but for now two of the campaigns have given an indication what we can ...

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

With the holiday break coming to an end, let’s take a quick look at what’s new in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign before taking stock as to where the candidates stand. While the official debates resume this weekend, the most important date to watch for is the January 25 membership deadline. Ryan Meili and Trent ...

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr Roundup

Once again, Saskatchewan’s NDP leadership campaign has focused largely on recent debates and other candidate forums (and I’ll be discussing those individually as I get a chance to view them). And for those interested in immediate coverage of those, Tracey Mitchell has been offering just that. But here are a few other recent developments which ...

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Endorsement Notes

As I’ve noted before, I tend to see leadership endorsements as involving diminishing returns: once a candidate has enough support to be seen as a viable contender, additional names on a list of endorsers are unlikely to have any substantial impact unless they play significantly against some widely-known expectation. And since I see all of ...

politics on CAPS LOCK: Meeting the Candidates

I’ve made my mind up about who gets my #1 vote in the NDP leadership election, March 24, 2012, in Toronto. It’s Tom Mulcair. Almost every declared and non-declared (or expectant) candidate for the national NDP leadership were in Edmonton this weekend. At first, we heard that Paul Dewar was coming Saturday night for a ...

politics on CAPS LOCK: THE BIG SHOW

YAH I KNOW I STARTED LIVE BLOGGING JUST AS ITS ALL OVER. SORRY BUSY EVENING, WHAT WITH THE BOY COMING HOME AND BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS. WATCHING SUNTV FOR THE TRASH FACTOR. WILL UPDATE IN BETWEEN BREAKES COOKING SUPPER 9:04 TIM HUDAK’S OPPOSITE OF VICTORY SPEECH. LONGER THAN PETER MACKAY’S FACE 9:08 THERE WE GO ...

The Global Express: 2011 Election Party Endorsements

With the media being our primary source of election information, the following newspapers and magazines have thrown their support behind a respected political party. If you are a reader of one of these newspapers or magazines, you may want to read what their reasoning is behind their endorsement. You may not agree with it, but ...