This led to a lot of scrambling behind the scenes by many of the Liberal bloggers to set a similar group up. However, while I'm a proud Liberal and would gladly join a group of Blogging Liberals, this blog is not affiliated with and does not speak for the Liberal Party, and a lot of bloggers out there are hesitant to openly declare their affiliation for a given party. We also felt that the only real way to provide balance to the Blogging Tories would be to unite all bloggers who share a Progressive vision of Canada. That isn't a slag at the Blogging Tories because there are a lot of great blogs in that group, but there needs to be a way to bring centre and centre-left blogs together.
So, thanks to Wayne at freethought, we have decided to launch the Progressive Bloggers. Whether you're NDP, Liberal, Green, a Red Tory, or an unaligned blogger with a progressive vision of Canada, you're welcome to join this group. On the main page you can see recent posts from the Progressive Bloggers and we hope to shortly allow posting directly to the site by Progressive Canadians who do not have their own blogs. So spread the word, add the code to your site, and join the group.