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terrytowel

But you know Eve & Dimitri will use Chris words against Scott DuVall, accusing him of everything from an opportunist to wasting tax payers money for a by-election (his council seat) if he wins the MP seat.

Eve & Dimitri will play nasty and use public anger towards DuVall against him to win that riding.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

terrytowel wrote:

But you know Eve & Dimitri will use Chris words against Scott DuVall, accusing him of everything from an opportunist to wasting tax payers money for a by-election (his council seat) if he wins the MP seat.

Eve & Dimitri will play nasty and use public anger towards DuVall against him to win that riding.

If Trudeau and the Liberals were riding high, and looked like they were headed for a majority, this could happen. But as you have said so many times, for JT and the Libs IT'S OVER! In these circumstances, a Liberal win on the mountain is almost impossible.

terrytowel

Michael Moriarity wrote:

If Trudeau and the Liberals were riding high, and looked like they were headed for a majority, this could happen. But as you have said so many times, for JT and the Libs IT'S OVER! In these circumstances, a Liberal win on the mountain is almost impossible.

Deal is a deal, and Eve needs a riding. So Hamilton Mountain is a possibility for her.

Dimitri will do whatever it takes to get Eve elected as an MP in 2015, even if the Liberals have support in single digits.

Eve nomination loss is just a setback for him, not the end game.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

I predict that if Eve Adams gets the nomination in Hamilton Mountain, she will finish behind the Green candidate, whoever that is, and lose her deposit, because local Liberals will reject her in droves, and either stay home, or vote NDP.

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The centre-left’s divine right: The arrogance of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Peter C. Newman on how the Liberals’ current leadership is just the latest to believe it is owed power

I first became aware of their institutionalized arrogance when, as an Ottawa columnist for Maclean’s, I found myself researching a profile of Jack Pickersgill, then a senior Liberal minister in the Pearson government. “It is not merely for the well-being of Canadians, but for the good of mankind in general, that the present Liberal government should remain in office,” Pickersgill told me with a straight face. He had been a history major at Oxford, and I naively thought some book learnin’ might have rubbed off on him. It was not to be. Just like Justin, he viewed the Liberal party not as an organ of the people, but as an organ of state. Like it or not, Justin is heir to the hothouse attitude that, by accepting the burdens of office, Canada’s Liberals are bestowing a welcome benefaction on the nation at large.

That was the formula for Liberal longevity, and still is. Arrogance is as arrogance does. That was certainly true for the Liberal party under Louis St. Laurent, Mike Pearson, Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin—and particularly so under Pierre Trudeau—but also an integral part of young Justin’s inherited catechism. Familiarity ought to breed consent, and the advent of a new leadership should not, as the British essayist Havelock Ellis once complained, “merely be the exchange of one nuisance for another.” Canada’s most serious dilemma during the extended terms of Liberal dominance was not the calamitous state of our health care system, not the tragic joke called our Armed Forces, not our uneven, counterproductive tax structure, nor the insanely high price of freestanding housing. It was the growing and almost universal disbelief among Canadians that anything of substance—permanently beneficial—could be achieved through political manoeuvring.

That has been the deadly legacy of Liberal regimes. They would never admit to even considering such heresy, but their previous near-monopoly of federal power eventually undermined the efficacy of the democratic system. It was this subliminal threat that originally allowed Stephen Harper to seize power.

The big shift by the NDP was establishing its capacity to field French and English MPs with grace and substance in the House of Commons. That makes them the players to beat. The Orange Army originally attracted to the NDP’s coattails as a lark hung in, and is now dug in. Great expectations to the contrary, I once described Tom Mulcair—when he was still sporting that originally straggly beard—as looking like the kind of intimidating presence mothers hired to ensure the kids finished their spinach. I badly underestimated him, just as I badly overestimated how much of Harper’s clout was disposable. His ruthless manner leaves little doubt about the rumour being true that his cabinet ministers have to ask permission to sneeze. He is not a leader; he is a drill sergeant.

Justin’s most politically damaging decision was to publicly fire from his caucus all the senators and party veterans. They demanded nothing more than reassurance that their presence still counted for something. By cutting them off, Trudeau deprived himself of useful wisdom and freely available loyalties.

It was as if the once unbeatable Liberals were allowing themselves to be guided deeper into the political wilderness, led by a name instead of a leader. A good argument can be made that Justin Trudeau was an agent of change. A better argument can be made that he will be its first victim.

 

http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/the-centre-lefts-divine-right-the...

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The sorry saga of Eve Adams puts Trudeau’s judgment in question again

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/kelly-mcparland-the-sorry-saga...

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Brachina

"I agree with you totally on both questions about this author. Some of these authors think they have this gift of telepathy, when really they hate to be proven wrong, because it rattles their egos. This guy is a washed up writer. And like a lot of other writers and the media have this creepy obsession with Trudeau, and trying to bring the liberal party down, they have no other objectives other than write diatribes and hope voters soak up their kool aid. CBC are out again today doing a election promotion for the NDP, It never lets up with the CBC and the NDP. No wonder Harper wants to dump the CBC. I’m am now beginning to understand his reasoning for wanting to dump the CBC, between the ‘This Hour’ crew, CBC news channel, and even Rosie Barton(I’m not too impressed with her overall, not tough enough on the dippers), they never let up going after Trudeau either.. NDP for 2015, be careful what you wish for, and I’m still not sold on these pols, because they only drown out policy statements during elections, just what the dippers and cons are hoping for, smoke and mirrors, with a touch of anger and attacks."

 

 This was from a comment on Peter C. Newman's column.

 When the Liberals are feeling abaddoned by the CBC, they're really in shit.

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Huge!

Harper will have to cancel an attack ad he had planned against the NDP and maybe the NDP should launch one against Tweedledee and Tweeledum for their bullshit. 

The Liberal and Conservative kangaroo court needs to move on now.

NDP satellite offices legal challenge won't see courtroom until 2016

http://www.canada.com/News/canada/Gargoyle+satellite+offices+legal+chall...

terrytowel

But they have still stripped the NDP of their office and travel budget.

jerrym

terrytowel wrote:

It is not over for Eve Adams. Not by a long shot. Liberals are toying with the idea of parachuting her into Hamilton Mountain as the NDP candidate running is extremely unpopular with voters.

Might be an easier win for her in that riding.

If they do that the NDP have a guaranteed win. 

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The fates are working in Mulcair's favour - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail - ‎15 minutes ago‎The federal NDP had nothing to do with the provincial party's victory in that province. Remember Mr. Mulcair's talk of dutch disease? It was hardly a hit on the flatlands. Team Orange also got a good boost from the oil price plunge, which has put ...

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Harper: Canada's failed Republican PM | Vancouver 24 hrs

24 Hours Vancouver - ‎58 minutes ago‎The remaining question is whether Conservative voters will experience electoral indigestion in October's election. Bill Tieleman is a former NDP strategist. Read his blog at http://billtieleman.blogspot.com or Email: weststar@telus.net Twitter ...

 

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This election, the question is: Does Harper deserve another term? - The Globe ...

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, former NDP national director and regular panelist on CBC's Power and Politics. As every political insider will tell you, the real purpose of all campaigning is to establish the ballot question – that is, what each of ...

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LEGER: Here's some money, vote for me | The Chronicle Herald

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎Back in 2003, a Tory government was struggling to keep itself afloat and needed something fast to save its faltering prospects. The NDP was threatening to take over and banish the Tories to the wilderness. This wasn't Ottawa. This was Nova Scotia, and ...

terrytowel

As I had said Justin Trudeau and the Liberals

IT"S OVER!

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But Trudeau could still be shadowed by the Adams defection through the as-yet unofficial election campaign, University of Toronto political science professor Peter Loewen predicted.

"I think it was a mistake for (Trudeau) ever to invite her in. He should have asked his caucus and given the caucus a chance to pass judgment on her membership,'' said Loewen.

"It was a strategic mistake, it was a political mistake on values. It was just a bad mistake all around.''

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/27/eve-adams_n_7881942.html?utm_hp_...

terrytowel

As Stephen Maher of the National Post writes today

"He (Trudeau) is now trailing in the polls, and his party (The Liberals) is sharpening knives and complaining about him and his team, while the other parties are out looking for votes."

It's now undisputable.

The Liberals and Justin Trudeau - IT'S OVER!

I don't even think he will be party leader much longer once this election is over.

Jacob Two-Two

Oh yeah, there's nobody in the Liberal camp who can see past their own nose. As soon as one leader fails, they dump him and move to the next. Always chasing that voodoo fetish that will bring the magic back rather than wonder what it is exactly that's not working.

Eve Adams is already laying the groundwork for her leadership run, I'm sure.

Doug Woodard

I agree, but considering the the optics and the effect on the party faithful, what Dmitri delivers had better be good. Something of Zacardelli impact would be about right, but I'm not expecting it.

nicky

More evidence of Liberal panic?

Ray Heard ‏@RayHeard  3m3 minutes agoToronto, Ontario

@nspector4 I hear Butts will soon be gone, replaced by Martin thug David Herle, who masterminded Wynne sweep

 

Further rumours of this on Kinsella's blog:

http://warrenkinsella.com/2015/07/wow-6/#comments

 

Butts has been Justin's Swengali, scripting him on everything he utters. 

terrytowel

It's too late. WIth less than 13 weeks to E-day NO WAY can they turn things around

The Liberals and Justin Trudeau - IT'S OVER!

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The reason the LPC is a bust is Martin's people have never left town and they still run the LPC.  

If Butts is booted and Herle takes over he may as well bring back Scott Reid as well as those 2 were telling everyone Martin was going to win 250 seats.

Beer and popcorn anyone?

Norman Spector ‏@nspector4  4h4 hours ago

Trudeau now trailing in the polls, and his party is sharpening knives and complaining about him and his team

 

sherpa-finn

For anyone complaining that the Cons aren't taking the NDP seriously, - otherwise they would make an attack ad about us. Your wishes have been answered:

NDP Satellite Offices Front And Centre Of New Tory Attack

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/28/conservative-party-pay-it-back-n...

 

socialdemocrati...

That's a pretty weak attack. Half the ad is actually actually builds to the statement that hiring campaign staff is "nothing nefarious". The other half is trying to explain what's so nefarious. 

There's an addage in American politics repeated by everyone left and right: if you're explaining, you're losing.

 

terrytowel

Remeber the Cons have STRIPPED the NDP of their travel & office budget

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It's before the Courts so that will have to be rescinded, yes?

terrytowel wrote:

Remeber the Cons have STRIPPED the NDP of their travel & office budget

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Justin Trudeau may not last long as Liberal leader, political scientist says


http://www.straight.com/news/496896/justin-trudeau-may-not-last-long-lib...

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Trudeau didn’t have to put his party through this defeat

http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/5752643-trudeau-didn-t-have-to-pu...

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Justin Trudeau may not last long as Liberal leader, political scientist says


http://www.straight.com/news/496896/justin-trudeau-may-not-last-long-lib...

sez former NDP candidate

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Conservative insider won huge contract to build Harper’s Arctic project

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/07/28/news/conservative-insider-won...

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Stephen Harper can't ignore recession out of existence

The Harper government may still be in denial, but the evidence of a recession is mounting, and it’s time for Ottawa to change tack on the economy.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/07/15/stephen-harper-cant...

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Carlito Pablo - when and where was that?

bekayne wrote:

sez former NDP candidate

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NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen says NDP all about job creationNDP Finance Critic Nathan Cullen, left, and local candidate Gord Johns are excited about their party’s chances in the Oct. 19 federal election. - AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

http://www.pqbnews.com/news/318893751.html

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$15/day childcare, $15 min wage - NDP priorities 

http://www.nugget.ca/2015/07/27/15day-childcare-15-min-wage----ndp-prior...

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There’s no way to spin yourself out of a recession, Mr. Harper

The PBO’s deficit call was based on the Bank of Canada’s July 15 economic forecast, and followed a request from opposition finance critics for a fiscal outlook. Both NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau jumped all over it.

And the hits just keep hitting. This week, the Conference Board of Canada reported its Index of Consumer Confidence fell 4.1 points in June to 98.6 — a drop that wiped out half the gains of the previous two months.

The economy and fiscal management are the Conservatives’ signature issues, the heart of their brand. A recession, a deficit and declining consumer confidence all at once — these are not the kind of burdens you want to take with you into a difficult campaign.


http://ipolitics.ca/2015/07/28/theres-no-way-to-spin-yourself-out-of-a-r...

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bekayne

NorthReport wrote:

Carlito Pablo - when and where was that?

bekayne wrote:

sez former NDP candidate

Peter Prontzos, the Prof interviewed in the story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBHeWSfR1tU

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Here's the thing becayne,

It is not just that political scientist

The attacks on Trudeau are starting to come in fast and thick from within the Liberal party itself

Is Trudeau just too lazy for the job?

Trudeau disappears for long periods at a time

Lifestyle of the idle rich I suppose

Sean in Ottawa

Right -- so perhaps the Conservatives get smashed -- Trudeau resigns as well.

The Conservatives and the Liberals may want to turn a page. Usually it does not work to go federal from provincial but this time it might be the right formula: Someone like Brad Wall, Christy Clark, Bernard Lord, Robert Ghiz could go federal -- to lead either one of those parties in a bid to absorb the support of the other to create something similar to the old PC party  -- it could be called the Liberals or the Conservatives, or, if both brands are badly enough damaged -- the progressive Conservatives or the Canada party.

JeffWells

Election call this Sunday?

 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may request a federal election call as early as Sunday, Aug. 2.

Sources tell The Huffington Post Canada that the Conservative Party is planning a rally in Montreal Sunday evening — a natural stopover for Harper after taking a stroll to the Governor General’s residence in Ottawa and asking for Parliament to be dissolved.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/29/federal-canada-election-2015-wri...

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Backers fear that missing-in-action, Trudeau losing bid to lead Canada

http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCAKCN0Q30BQ20150729

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On terror rhetoric, Public Safety Minister ignores RCMP and his own advisors

http://globalnews.ca/news/2137578/on-terror-rhetoric-public-safety-minis...

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