Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau: Full Text Of Montreal Leadership Address

In Montreal Tuesday, Papineau MP Justin Trudeau announced his bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. Here’s the full text of his address: “Make no small dreams, they have not the power to move the soul”  – Goethe Now that’ll take courage, but more than that, it’ll take hard, honest work. So let me ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: Will Toronto go Liberal? Poll says Yes

A Forum poll taken this past weekend (before Trudeau confirmed he is running for leadership of the Liberal Party), shows a huge shift in votes in Toronto, the major city of battleground Ontario: Toronto 2015 ridings With Trudeau as their leader, the Liberals would claim 40 per cent of the vote in Toronto if an ...

Canadian Soapbox: Trudeau has the Conservative base worried

I’ve been reading a lot of the news on Justin Trudeau’s ‘non-news’ announcement that’s he’s running for the leadership of the Liberal party.  Obviously everyone already knew, I blogged about it on August 30th…and if I knew then everyone not living in a cave knew. Say whatever you want about Canada’s Johnny Depp look-a-like, but there’s no ...

The Progressive Right: I Support Justin Trudeau

I support Justin Trudeau for leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. For the record, this will be my second* Liberal leadership campaign as a federal Liberal. You’re going to hear a lot from the commentariat that Justin’s too young, that he’s too inexperienced, that he’s too whatever. What Canada lacks is energy and a ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau Announces Liberal Party Leadership Bid

After months of speculation, it’s official! Justin Trudeau is running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. And he’s already dreaming big: he wants to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister. Announcing his leadership bid in Montreal Tuesday, the Papineau MP delivered a speech unequivocally pointing in that direction. The speech opened with the famous ...

calgaryliberal.com: Vincent on Power Play, CBC Radio

In the interview-panel, Vincent is joined by Sheilla Copps and Karine Cousineau to talk about Liberals in Alberta, politics, and Justin Trudeau’s entrance into the leadership race. Click to access the eight minute panel. Vincent also appeared on CBC morning radio at 7:30 am today and will be on the morning opener on CBC radio at ...

CuriosityCat: Brian Mulroney believes Justin Trudeau has the right eye of newt and toe of frog

William Shakespeare’s powerful Macbeth introduced us to the unforgettable three witches, huddled around a cauldron in a dark cave, thunder echoing overhead. The witches toss amazing things into their witches’ brew: Just in time brewing 1 WITCH.  Round about the caldron go;     In the poison’d entrails throw.—     Toad, that under cold ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: Controlling the narrative

The Trudeau camp have shown deft footwork in recent weeks by their control of the Trudeau narrative through speedy responses. Two attacks on the Trudeau brand have been immediately countered, and successfully changed into a more positive narrative. PET & hat The Branding Attack The anti-Trudeau commentators struck out with two frames: Justin Trudeau is ...

LeDaro: Justin Trudeau Announces Leadership Candidacy

I had a chance to watch Justin Trudeau’s campaign launch speech last night. I was impressed. He hit on themes I have not heard from any Canadian politician in a long time. He emphasized the importance of multiculturalism and diversity, and talked about repatriation of the constitution, how Canada was no longer a colony or ...

Calgary Grit: Ready Or Not, Here He Comes

Xavier Trudeau (left) has quickly emerged as the 2051 Liberal leadership frontrunner. Today marks the 12 year anniversary of the first time Liberals recognized there was something special about Justin Trudeau. Justin’s moving eulogy of his father brought Liberals to tears but, Liberals being Liberals, it also made many of them wonder if one day ...

Trashy's World: But is there substance?

Cuz Justin The T sure as hell has the sizzle. His speech yesterday was what many of we progressives were waiting for. It was honest, open and positive. I really cannot picture The Robot or Mr. Angry saying those words because absent were the vindictive hateful diatribe.  Can you even picture either of those guys ...

Montreal Simon: The Liberal Messiah and King Harper’s Nightmare

Lordy. It's lucky Stephen Harper is a secret religious fanatic eh?So he can console himself by reading how King Herod felt about the birth of the baby Jesus Justin.Liberal MP Justin Trudeau launched his long-speculated Liberal party leadership bid Tuesday, aiming to establish himself as a contender in his announcement speech by hitting out at ...

Canadian Soapbox: Justin Trudeau understands social media…

Nice touch, hopefully young Mr. Trudeau can get Canada’s youth excited about politics again.   Its been a while.

Canadian Soapbox: Stephen Harper is Sooooo unpopular that…..

I’m not going to put any stock in a recent poll that suggests the Liberals led by Justin Trudeau would easily win a federal election if one were held right now, because there’s no campaign going on.   But it does say something about how Canadians  feel about Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.   All ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: Two core principles in his launching speech

There were a few pointers in his speech about his way forward, and where he wants to take the party. Two critical ones leaped out at me. The first is the disengagement of Canadians from what happens in their Parliament: To millions and millions of Canadians, their government has become irrelevant, remote from their daily ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: A Political Tinkerer or a man with a Bold Vision for Canada?

Lawrence Martin in today’s Globe & Mail raises a very important question about what Justin Trudeau might do to change the system: Idealism is the currency of the young and, if Justin Trudeau is to succeed and the Liberal Party to have new life, a new sense of it is essential. His appeal should be ...

Northern Reflections: Engaging The Young

Today — when Justin Trudeau formally enters the Liberal leadership race — his mission, Lawrence Martin writes in the Globe, will be to shake up the system: At 40, Justin Trudeau isn’t terribly young, but he has the aura of youth. As such, and given the other marketing advantages he possesses, he has the potential ...

Impolitical: A middle class pitch

There’s a certain dynamic going on in Canadian politics that you may not have noticed. Or, maybe you did because you’re a sharp cookie. A broader angle that gets lost in the daily hurly-burly. You may have noticed two words in particular that jumped out in yesterday’s preview reporting on today’s Justin Trudeau leadership launch. ...

Calgary Grit: Trudeau’s Challenging Cakewalk

With victory almost assured, Trudeau can work on his form, rather than swing for the knock-out Now that we have confirmation about what we’ve known all summer, and now that we’ve exhausted every conceivable boxing-is-politics metaphor, we can begin speculating about what the Justin Trudeau leadership campaign will look like. Names of some key players ...

CuriosityCat: How Justin Trudeau can leave a legacy as great as his father did

Ask anybody about Pierre Trudeau’s major contributions to Canadian politics, and you will find many who will point to the repatriation of the constitution, and the enshrinement in our new constitution of our now world-famous Charter of Rights & Freedoms. That Charter has resounded throughout the world, and is used as a template wherever people ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: Well said, Andrew Cohen!

Andrew Cohen reflects in the Ottawa Citizen upon the Trudeau brand, and its impact on  Justin Trudeau, in a good summary of what Pierre Trudeau means to Canadians: Andrew Cohen on Trudeau His name is Trudeau. In political currency, his name is a promissory note of hope, expectation and sentimentality, much like a Gandhi in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Thomas Walkom discusses how the McGuinty Libs are going beyond imposing immediate pay freezes on the public sector, and instead passing what’s better seen as the War on Workers Measures Act – giving Ontario’s government the power to dictate labour outcomes by decree without any forum for review: ...

Northern Reflections: Justin’s Time

Justin Trudeau has concluded that it’s now or never. He’s probably right. But we still need to know whether or not he’s the right choice. Andrew Coyne writes: We have no idea what kind of leader he would make for the Liberal party. We don’t know what his plans are to rebuild the party, or ...

Scott's DiaTribes: On Justin Trudeau

I thought this might deserve its own blogpost column. I was asked by a Liberal friend (who has been involved with organizing other Liberal leadership campaigns) what I thought of Justin Trudeau if/when he decided to run, and whether I’d support him. It was done in the backdrop of that aforementioned Forum poll result, so ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Polls on Liberal (would-be) contenders and NDP leads.

You might have seen a poll out in the past couple of days from Forum Research stating that if Justin Trudeau became Liberal Party leader, he’d receive 39% of the vote, Stephen Harper’s CPC getting 32% and the NDP reverting back to their long held 3rd party status with 20%. You might have also seen ...