Monday, September 28, 2009

When Will Denis Coderre Put the Party First?

Update: And the Coderre cheapshots continue along with the self-absorbtion.....and on a day we, as Liberals, are preparing to topple a government. Thanks Denis. It's all about you.

The answer is never.

There is no need for me to tell those of you who know me that I have a long-standing distaste for M. Coderre and his incredible, selfish desire to undermine almost every Liberal leader since he became an MP. In the Outremont by-election against Tom Mulcair, I stood within 5 feet of him whilst he gave an "anonymous interview" raking Stephane Dion over the coals.

In caucus, he did everything in his power to destroy not only Dion, but his entire OLO.

Today, being the same self-centred SOB that he is, Coderre has called a press conference, thereby now undermining his own leader of choice, Michael Ignatieff. (The OLO has no idea what the press conference is about or what he will be saying) With any luck he will do what he has asked many other sitting MPs to do over the past few months...step down and make room for new blood.

P.S. I'm really, really, really, really trying......but.....


Friday, September 25, 2009

To All Montreal Liberals: I ask you to join Martin Cauchon's Cause

Who better to fight Tom Mulcair than Martin Cauchon? I for one am ready to board a plane tomorrow to help this man win - whether it be a nomination first, or a straight out election battle. Who among you is with me?

Here are the past results for Outremont. Notice Cauchon's smallest margin of victory was a mere 4,400 votes.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

About Rahim and Helena

Life is trying. Public life is even more trying. I am not condoning drinking and driving or drug use, but I pray that these two young people get through this extraordinary event they are going through and that Rahim finds the help he obviously needs to get back on track.

Political mistakes are one thing. Personal mistakes that lead to political gain are another. Let he without sin cast the first stone.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The New Democrats Gave up Their Right to Demand Anything

This is serious stuff.

And, this is serious bullshit:

New Democrat MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis said she's demanding an immediate investigation into the government's "callous, insensitive and incompetent" handling of swine flu preparations on First Nation reserves.

She said the government delayed sending hand sanitizers to communities and won't sponsor flu kits, but is prepared to send body bags.

"We find this absolutely abhorrent and repugnant," she said. "I think it just reflects a much deeper-rooted problem that Health Canada has in terms of recognizing the serious nature of H1N1 on reserves."

Really now Judy. If you think this government is as incompetent as all that, please feel free to relay that to your leader who is supporting them in a confidence vote.


There's an Election this week!!!

And I'm asking all available Liberals to chip in to get Dr. Eric Hoskins elected tomorrow in the St. Paul's by-election. Click here for info.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Harper Forms Coalition with Separatists and Socialists

Jack and Gilles shall stay on the hill. For Gilles, he hopes to save those 19 Bloc members due for pensions next year. For Jack, he knows he'll lose half is seats, including Olivia's. Thus, a two income family becomes a one income family. For Harper, well, he can stop running those coalition ads. Makes him look stupid now, no?


Simpson Writes About the New Conservative/NDP Coalition Gov't

Simpson makes some noteworthy points in his article today.

Here's a couple of goodies:

Yet, what have we here? All of a sudden, the NDP, faced with the prospect of an election – and the possibility (probability) of losing seats – is sounding conciliatory and sniffing around for a possible deal with those awful Conservatives, the very strategy for which the NDP gleefully excoriated the Liberals month after month after month. No wonder the voluble Mr. Layton suddenly grew quiet.


Yesterday, too, Mr. Layton was back on the NDP line that the party wants a minority Parliament to work – which is not what the party has consistently wanted in voting against almost everything the government has proposed. Parliament works, in the NDP's world, when the government does what the NDP wants, but it doesn't work when the government pays little heed. Such is the hubris of the small.


Layton Supports New Harper Coalition and Tax on Everything

See if you can guess what his base will call him.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Harper to form Coalition with Socialist Layton

I always knew Jack was full of it. Sure as heck he won't risk his seats to vote the government down next Friday. Say goodbye to your leadership and your base Jack. As for you Mr. Harper? Might wanna take those coalition ads off the air.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Marc Lavigne for President LPCQ

I know one thing is for certain - if I lived in Quebec, I'd be campaigning for this guy. Hell, I live in Ontario and I'm campaigning for this guy.

A message from Marc:

Cher(ère) membre du PLC,

Sous la gouverne de notre chef, Michael Ignatieff, le Parti libéral du Canada connaît un vent de renouveau. Le lieutenant du Québec, Denis Coderre, a parcouru les différentes régions du Québec cet été afin de souligner l’importance de l’unité du parti et de l’implication de tous les membres.

Nous vous invitons à participer au Congrès biennal du PLC (Q) qui se tiendra du 2 au 4 octobre 2009 à Québec. Il faut prendre les décisions qui s’imposent pour le parti, élire un nouveau président de l’aile québécoise du PLC ainsi qu’un nouvel exécutif.

Notre parti ne peut rien faire sans votre engagement et sans votre participation. Il est important de faire entendre votre voix en devenant délégué(e)!

Marc Lavigne, candidat riche d’une vaste expérience, se présente à la présidence de l’aile québécoise du Parti libéral du Canada et aimerait pouvoir compter sur vous. Marc croit à une participation active de la base militante, à une présence importante du parti dans chacune des régions du Québec et finalement, à un parti qui se dote de finances solides et d’une saine gestion.

Pour plus de détails concernant le programme et la carrière de Marc Lavigne, veuillez consulter le site Internet la Campagne Marc Lavigne au

Soyez au cœur de cet important événement! Nous vous prions de compléter le formulaire d’inscription au congrès ci-joint et de l’envoyer par télécopieur au PLC(Q) au (514) 381-1515 avant la date limite du 11 septembre 2009.

Merci de nous confirmer votre engagement en tant que délégué(e) à

Ensemble, tout est possible !

La Campagne Marc Lavigne

Dear Liberal friend,

Under Michael Ignatieff’s leadership, the Liberal Party of Canada is undergoing an important renewal. The Québec Lieutenant, Denis Corderre, has spent the past months travelling throughout the province and emphasizing the importance of unity within the Party and of the involvement of all its members.

Consequently, we would like to invite you to take part in the Biennial Convention of the Quebec wing of the Liberal Party of Canada, which will be held October 2-4 in Quebec City. The Convention will allow us to make important decisions for the Party as well as to elect a new President and an executive for the Quebec wing of the Party.

Our Party can do nothing without your commitment and without your participation. It is therefore important to make your voice heard by becoming a delegate!

Marc Lavigne, an experienced political organizer and a successful businessman, is a candidate for the presidency of the Quebec wing of the Liberal Party of Canada and would like to count on your support. Marc believes in active grassroots participation, in a significant presence of the Party in all the regions of Quebec and especially in a Party with healthy finances and with sound management.

For further details concerning Marc Lavigne’s platform and career, please consult the website for the Marc Lavigne Campaign:

Be at the heart of this important event! We encourage you to fill out the attached form and to fax it to the LPC(Q) headquarters at (514) 381-1515 before the September 11, 2009 deadline.

Furthermore, please confirm your participation as a delegate at

Together, everything is possible!

The Marc Lavigne Campaign


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Voting is Over...It's an Ignatieff Minority

Our totally unscientific poll, with a margin of error of +/- 20 or so, has predicted an Ignatieff led Liberal minority victory in a fall election.

There ya have it.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

You're Screwed Now Mr. Harper

Because many of us agree with Boris.


Julie Couillard. The Gift That Keeps on Giving

So, once again, Stephen Harper lied to the Canadian people. And, once again, I was waaaay correct when I said this story would have legs as long as Uma Thurman, what, a year ago now. Some senior Liberal strategists (the papers never name names, so why should I) begged to differ. I bet they ain't differing today. But hey, they're all in Ottawa and as a "former liberal activist", what do I know?