Monday, December 1, 2008

Rae First to File Nomination Papers

That rules him out for interim PM I'd say. CBC has the story.

I will be backing Bob Rae and look forward to his input on this coalition government, since he is the only one in the House of Commons that has the experience in such matters.

8 comments:

Andrew P. said...

the picture of Iggy eyeing Dion's seat (at least I hope its his seat) in that article is priceless

Bo Green said...

I like Rae quite a lot.

I wasn't going to bother posting, but then I saw that the word verification was "driddles", and thought, 'Oh, what the heck'.

Also, while I'm at it, I'm against Rae/LeBlanc/Ignatieff leading a coalition government. It should be Dion or an interim leader. The leadership candidates should face the convention as candidates, not installed leaders.

red and proud said...

This is good news. Off topic, but a rally has been planned in support of the coalition government. It is to take place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 4th at noon. Plans are in the works for rallies to take place in other cities as well. For more details, here's the link:

http://makeparliamentwork.ca/

roblaw said...

Curious for thoughts of Liberals.. I know (and to some extent agree) with your complaints regarding the Harper financial plan..

Beyond that, however, having regard to the concerns raised by Martin et all when the Cons obtained support of the BQ in a non-confidence motion.. is there any downside to a party in re-building mode - such that a coalition could be "short term gain, long term pain" for the Liberals?

That is - was Martin, with complete party support, just blowing air when he said, "Stephen Harper has made it so clear that he is prepared to do the Bloc's bidding in Parliament, which I find incomprehensible...”(Ottawa Citizen, April 28, 2005)

Numerous quotes of similar nature can be found from Martin, Brison, etc..

sjw said...

I believe we are dealing with two very different separatist dynamics when talking about 2005 and today. Is the Bloc a still a sovereignist entity? Obviously. Is sovereignty itself a hot-button issue with many Quebeckers today? No it is not. In many ways I believe the Bloc Quebecois has become a 'federalist' option for Quebeckers who wish to send MPs to Ottawa for the purpose of protecting their interests within Confederation. This whipped up rhetoric that portrays the Bloc as some form of treasonous swine with an agenda designed for Canadian destruction does more to alienate the peoples of La Belle Province then it does to endear them to the cause of unity.

RuralSandi said...

Geez - can't you people let the candidate partisanship go for one day. This is a historical moment in Canadian history for heavens sake.

roblaw said...

..hmm. Ok.. just wondering. Guess all that money spent on "advertising" in Quebec wasn't really needed.

James Curran said...

That dog won't bite Rob. Liberals paid the price for that already. Zero convicitions of a single solitary Liberal Party MP.