Whooee! Well, friend an’ foes, I just sent an email to a few NDP MPs via an online thingamajig that lets you send it automagically. The online tool has a pre-written letter that you can sign but you can change it or write yer own letter in the space pr…Continue reading
[My original thoughts on the long gun registry, dated in November 2009, are here. I have seen nothing in the past few months that changes my mind one iota.]The Press ReleaseThere was a press release making the rounds yesterday, allegedly released by th…Continue reading
It seems the opposition NDP and Liberals are dancing around each other, both wanting the same result yet shouting at each other about how to get there; and the Conservatives are providing the music they are dancing to. The Liberals support the gun registry in principle, but would introduce legislation if they form government to […]Continue reading
I have tried to avoid righting anything about the gun registry in the interests of non-partisanship, but I feel that now is the time to weigh in on it. My colleague Chad is invited to argue this one with me if he so wishes.
The Firearms Registry was e…Continue reading
Just saw this post about NDP-Liberal Coalitions by Gregory Morrow over on democraticSpace and my comment was getting so long it might as well be a blog post. Greg makes the point that with all this talk of how the NDP and Liberals should form an alliance or coalition before or after the election one […]Continue reading
One of the primary objectives of this series of podcasts, Meet an Alberta Progressive, is to demonstrate that progressives are a diverse group of people with diverse backgrounds, but to help us all to think about where our commonalities might lie.
I saw this tweet come across the #lpc channel in Twitter the other day:
Salhousser — 55$ for breakfast with Iggy at the Stampede. Yeah. Way to connect with the regular folk. #lpc #regularfolkfail
I have been noticing this kind of messaging from the…
The Alberta Liberal party placed an advertisement Wednesday inviting other progressive parties to talk about opportunities for cooperation. I spent a great amount of time campaigning in 2004 in Edmonton Glenora when a high profile NDP candidate and a h…Continue reading
The recent talk of ‘talk’ of a merger in the works between the NDP and Federal Liberals is pure fantasy – even if it were true. Members of both parties would never stand for it.
This is nothing like the ‘unite the right’ movement in the 90’s after the …
The hearty partisans don’t like one another. The ground troops work against each other. The voters believe that the parties are different. But the leadership,Continue reading
There has been a lot of talk in the past week or so about the possibility of some kind of political alliance between the LPC and the NDP. Mr. Ignatieff is reported to have said today that while he has no intention of any kind of pre-election deal with …Continue reading
Two links to the growing discussion about suggestions that the Liberals and NDP form some kind of coalition to win the next federal election. First, the Globe. Scott Reid asks that we “Don’t sacrifice the Liberal Party for a coalition of the centre-left”. He makes some good points that the idea of a formal coalition […]Continue reading
Why is there both a New Democratic Party (NDP) and a Green Party? Examine them, really read their positions and philosophies. The two parties areContinue reading
Could you just imagine a headline like that? Only if you accept the fact that the federal Liberal party is finished as a viable political entity. It was this particular realization, coupled with Warren Kinsella’s post earlier today, that got me thinkin…Continue reading
Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, I like the discussions that take place over at Steve V’s Far and Wide. They’re mostly Grits but they tolerate my Green-tinged rants and the partisanship doesn’t permeate the conversation as much as on some other blogs. T…Continue reading
Gordon Gibson has a nice piece today in the Globe and Mail today on how the Liberals can differentiate themselves in the next election and help the country with a big problem at the same time. It turns out, Gordon agrees with me, that Electoral Reform is the safest and most exciting issue for the […]Continue reading
Throughout our land today, we raise our voices for democracy. We march in peaceful protest to send a message to you who claim to lead us, be you blue, red or orange. The message: This shall not stand. We raise our voices today to remind you that you serve at our leisure, not your own, […]Continue reading
Charlie Angus (NDP) penned an open letter1 (.doc) (26 January 2010) to Peter Van Loan (Conservative Minister of International Trade) regarding the ongoing secretive ACTA negotiations and Canadian copyright issues. ConsideringContinue reading
I’ve been putting off this article for a week or so, and its been piling up links, so here’s some unsolicited advice from me to the leaders of her majesty’s loyal opposition, both Mr. Ignatieff and Mr. Layton. Start opposing with something Canadians actually want, not what the media punditocrocy and ‘common wisdom’ tell you. […]Continue reading