Your suggestions for Jagmeet Singh

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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Is he related to Jagmeet?

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Shit!  I can't believe I did that.  Fixed now.  Thanks.

Caissa

Make your leadership opponents deputy leaders.

Left Turn Left Turn's picture

I'd like for Jagmeet's proposal for a wealth transfer tax on anything over $1 million to include an exemption for primary residences, the way that Niki's did.

My parents own a house in Burnaby (which is immediately next to Vancouver and thus affected by Vancouver's sky high property values), and if Jagmeet's wealth transfer tax were implemented without an exemption for primary residences, there's a chance myself and my brother would have to pay this tax on some of the money we receive from our parent's house when we inherit it.

mark_alfred

Keep spreading the NDP message of fixing inequality, Indigenous reconciliation, climate change, and proportional representation.  Increasing the amount of people who are open to hearing the NDP's message will lead to success and government for the NDP in 2019.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Make your leadership opponents deputy leaders.

+1

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

And the titles should be "deputy leader", not "lieutenant"-especially not "Quebec lieutenant", which implies some some sort of military-style structure in which Quebec and its "lieutenant" are there to take orders from a federal leaders who acts as the commander.

 

pietro_bcc

At some point the Liberals and Conservatives will tar him with some overarching critical narrative that they hope will define Singh. One that I'm currently predicting is that they'll say he's lazy, inexperienced and is more content to spend his time partying rather than doing his work in parliament (perhaps showing clips of Singh dancing like he did in Brampton and whatever parties he attends in the future.)

The key is Singh cannot allow such character assaults change how he acts. They accuse him of being a lazy partyer, go to a party the next day and dance even more, in the face of such criticism he cannot change who he is and suddenly become "serious", that projects fakeness and weakness.

This was one of the primary reason Mulcair is not currently the NDP leader and leading a significantly bigger caucus. The opposition accused him of being "Angry Tom", he internalized it and put on that "Smiling Tom" routine that exuded fakeness and weakness.

3 things matter in politics: name recognition, strength and likeability.

You back down and change who you are in the face of criticism, you're weak and fake. Hurting 2 of the key traits a politician needs.

Also call in all the consultants who worked on Mulcair campaign, fire them all and bring in Singh's own people, Mulcair didn't come up with that smiling Tom crap, some consultant told him he had to fight against the angry tom perception, when he should've embraced it and gotten angrier.

WWWTT

Ken Burch wrote:

And the titles should be "deputy leader", not "lieutenant"-especially not "Quebec lieutenant", which implies some some sort of military-style structure in which Quebec and its "lieutenant" are there to take orders from a federal leaders who acts as the commander.

 

Agreed!

Get rid of the military war pig references.

WWWTT

Jagmeet if you are reading this brother, here's my two cents on where I feel the NDP needs to consider some focus on.

And thats vocaly supporting socialists on the international stage (and socialist movements) and speaking out against any and ALL military actions by Canada for whatever reason imagineable! This would also include domestic military style police force.

josh

Singh names Caron NDP leader in the house.

http://ipolitics.ca/2017/10/04/singh-names-caron-as-ndp-leader-in-commons/

An encouraging move since I thought he might name Cullen.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

It sounds like the guy is off to a good start.

pietro_bcc

I wasn't expecting that, excellent choice. Will definitely help the NDP in Quebec to have question period being led by a Quebecker.

cco

My suggestion: Follow through with giving the rest of his rivals high-profile shadow cabinet positions. Seeing Niki Ashton as Finance critic, for example, would go a long way towards assuaging my fears. (Not that I think it's likely.)

Mighty Middle
cco

Is she suggesting he follow the Elizabeth May strategy of running in every by-election across all of Canada, losing repeatedly, becoming a bigger laughingstock all the while, until he wins somewhere, then adopting that location as his new home?

Don't get me wrong, I think he should have a seat too. It doesn't even need to be the riding he lives in, though hopefully it'd be somewhere nearby. I just think it should be somewhere he has actual interest in representing, not a community of convenience to get him into the House. Not to mention the NDP isn't exactly replete with "safe" seats these days.

progressive17 progressive17's picture

Left Turn wrote:

I'd like for Jagmeet's proposal for a wealth transfer tax on anything over $1 million to include an exemption for primary residences, the way that Niki's did.

My parents own a house in Burnaby (which is immediately next to Vancouver and thus affected by Vancouver's sky high property values), and if Jagmeet's wealth transfer tax were implemented without an exemption for primary residences, there's a chance myself and my brother would have to pay this tax on some of the money we receive from our parent's house when we inherit it.

So taxes are OK unless you have to pay them? Sounds like an entitlement mentality to me.

Mighty Middle

cco wrote:

Is she suggesting he follow the Elizabeth May strategy of running in every by-election across all of Canada, losing repeatedly, becoming a bigger laughingstock all the while, until he wins somewhere, then adopting that location as his new home?

Elizabeth May only ran in one by-elxn. When she and Greens realized that wasn't going to work, they concentrated all their resources in preparations for the riding that had the most Green support. The one she currently represents.

cco

I remember her running in London, Cape Breton, and then Saanich, though I suppose you're right that only one of those was a by-election, whereas the other two were general elections.

josh

Left Turn wrote:

I'd like for Jagmeet's proposal for a wealth transfer tax on anything over $1 million to include an exemption for primary residences, the way that Niki's did.

My parents own a house in Burnaby (which is immediately next to Vancouver and thus affected by Vancouver's sky high property values), and if Jagmeet's wealth transfer tax were implemented without an exemption for primary residences, there's a chance myself and my brother would have to pay this tax on some of the money we receive from our parent's house when we inherit it.

So?  Are you saying you should be able to inherit the house and not pay any inheritance tax on the proceeds if you sell it?