Just my very limited experience but I have let my membership to a certain political party lapse as I was constantly being hit up for money. Not sure what other experiences are.
That seems more like a publicity stunt then actual voting for the leadership since all the ballots were mailed to the members, and they have to be mailed back. The only difference in voting from what we are used to in general elections is that the Conservative leadership ballot is a ranked ballot.I've never been a member of a political party, but is voting for party leadership generally different than any other kind of election? My local MP set up in front of a gun store (because of course he did ) with an amazon box with a hole hacked in the top with a sign on it saying Pierre Pollievre for Prime Minister, collecting ballots. Seemed weird to me, but maybe that's normal?
Even if you are a member, don’t you have to be at the actual convention to vote? Or can you vote, uhm, remotely?
What do you think PP can provide you, that Charest cannot?Well. I still haven't sent my ballot in.. But I've decided to support Pierre Poilievre. Have been back and forth between him and Charest from the beginning.. Originally on the Charest wagon, and whenever I'd come around to going for PP, Jenni Byrne would say something to piss me off... I need to plug my nose and move forward.. ;-)
Some excitement. I hate Trudeau. Can't wait to see PP vs. Trudeau in debates. PP is attracting new people to the party who are fed up wtih the way the Trudeau Government has been behaving... I still wish Rona Ambrose would have run...she would have been the perfect candidate IMO... But Charest is recycled and yesterday's man... Just can't get behind him, as much as I wanted to vote for the "moderate" alternate.What do you think PP can provide you, that Charest cannot?
Thanks for responding @fsfann.
I think Charest has a much better chance of being PM than PP, but maybe I’m over estimating the voting public. I would’ve seriously considered a vote between JC and JT, but PP if he is elected, will ruin people’s lives by not taking his job seriously (everything will be about him and his power) and bring more hatred into this country in a way that will harm us forever.
There’s a reason why more moderate candidates didn’t throw their hat in. Blinded by their hatred of Trudeau, the CPC sold its soul to white supremacist violent groups and actors.
But as long as you’re entertained…
I also don’t think JT will run in the next election. We shall see.
Definitely some naivete for sure, but I completely understood why she recorded him, since she saw the writing on the wall with how this was all going to go down... And she was correct. She was also being asked to do something that fundamentally was wrong, and I respect her for holding her ground on that front.I’ve never been a Trudeau fan, I keep waiting for a viable NDP option and I’m sadly still waiting. I very much like Nate Erskine-Smith, but he’s leaning towards the Ontario Liberals leadership more than the federal.
Knowing a bit of the machinerie of government, I will say however that JWR demonstrated cluelessness/naïveté/arrogance in dealing with her job and internal politics. Recording the Clerk of PCO would never be forgiven. I also think she was in over her head at Justice (her huge memos explaining her delayed decisions, her letting some pour sod wait 18 months for a new trial that was sure to exonerate him, etc.) She was only named there because JT thought it would look good but she thought (and still thinks) she was aces.
Philpott I respect a lot, but you don’t keep your Cabinet job by siding with your friend over the PM. Naïveté there too.
I’ve encountered enough MPs to know that most think because they are successful in their professional lives, they will be successful in Parliament. It’s a whole different dysfunctional beast that after many years working on and around it, I couldn’t come close to mastering. Which is fine, because I’m just watching as a spectator now.
I’ve encountered enough MPs to know that most think because they are successful in their professional lives, they will be successful in Parliament. It’s a whole different dysfunctional beast
It certainly gets in the way of getting strong leaders, since being bilingual is essentially mandatory to become PM. Personally, I think that's unfortunate...Totally agree with this. There's nothing wrong with expecting it to run efficiently and to use resources sensibly, but it's not a business and it's never going to run like one.
IMO what also throws people sideways is realizing the extent to which French/English bilingualism is entrenched in the federal system, and how some participants in that system get ahead because they're bilingual and they're good at internal politicking, not necessarily because they're qualified. NOTE: I am not saying that bilingualism is a bad thing, I'm fully in favour of it, but it gets way more weight in the federal govt and its associated agencies than is seen from the outside.
Melfort RCMP have issued a provincewide dangerous persons alert after multiple people were stabbed in the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Sask.
RCMP said in a press conference at 3:40 CT that they found 10 people deceased and at least 15 people have been hospitalized. RCMP said they found 13 incident locations in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.
"There maybe additional injured victims who transported themselves to various hospitals," Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, said.
"We are currently actively looking for it, dedicating maximum resources to this."
That’s all you need to cater to Quebec.@Desperado I don't have any worries about whether bilingual native-French speakers or bilingual native-English speakers get ahead more quickly. However IME the patterns aren't consistent across departments. In the agencies I interacted with, bilingual native-French speakers were favoured and were regularly promoted or given prestigious assignments more often than bilingual native-English speakers.
And geez, I would certainly not cite Stephen Harper as a good example of someone who became proficiently bilingual in order to become PM. Able to read French text aloud without embarrassing himself too badly, maybe, but that's about it.
Brothers who hasn’t spoken in 30 years both running for mayor of small town! Hollywood couldn’t make this stuff up!
Did you watch the footage of Trudeau calling out Polievre in the House of Commons?Catching up on some news from up north:
Danielle Smith wins Alberta UCP leadership race
Danielle Smith, who spent years as a political outcast, must now do what her predecessor could not: unite a party that has become increasingly dividedwww.theglobeandmail.com
Smith needs to unify UCP after close vote to win party leadership: political commentators | Globalnews.caDanielle Smith won the leadership of the United Conservative Party on Thursday to become Alberta's premier-designate.globalnews.ca
It took six ballots but she prevailed, and took immediate aim at Ottawa. “We will not have our voices silence or censored.”www.thestar.com
Trudeau warns of increasingly toxic atmosphere in politics and journalism, with robust debate replaced by slurs and harassmentwww.theguardian.com
Pierre Poilievre’s YouTube channel included hidden misogynistic tag to promote videos - National | Globalnews.caPoilievre's office said the misogynistic term has been embedded in his YouTube videos for four and a half years, but was removed when Global News alerted them to its use.globalnews.ca
Ford has a lot going wrong right now - if only it would actually get him and the stupid sycophant Lecce to eff off and stop abusing our Charter.Big controversy over the provincial government passing laws to ban education workers from striking. Unions and individuals could face heavy fines for protesting.
Move comes after Canada’s most populous province fast-tracked bill that fines striking workers C$4,000 a daywww.theguardian.com