Sunday, May 14, 2006

Call Me David

It sounds like David Orchard was at the Bob Rae event in Saskatchewan yesterday and was clapping quite enthusiastically. It's a fairly safe bet that no one saw that alliance coming a year ago - at least not in the context of a Liberal leadership race.


In Other News...

NDP MP Nathan Cullen has apologized for saying he feared police retribution after criticizing the RCMP. When you piss off Dudley Do Right, Dudley always gets his revenge!


And David Emerson has said that provinces will have to vet any changes to forestry policy through the United States government. Considering the Premiers don't like the Canadian government interfering with their policy, I tend to think this won't be very popular. But despite the negatives to the Softwood deal, it will certainly be good for anyone with a Canfor pension. We must look at the positives, after all.

8 Comments:

  • Make mine a Rae Day, double term, no recession, no foam latte.

    By Blogger Manley Man, at 9:08 PM  

  • Hey CG
    Any comments on the Ken Dryden, Michael Ignatieff or Bob Rae events in Calgary on the weekend?

    By Blogger Aristo, at 10:01 PM  

  • I actually got a chance to interview Ken Dryden and will have the recap up shortly.

    The Rae event today was alright. Probably 50 people there, and half were already supporting other people. Rae's mic cut out midway through but he handled himself fairly well. Lots of food and he spoke alright.

    Didn't catch any of the other visits through town.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:04 PM  

  • Does Orchard think Rae is still a lefty? On my blog I write about how Rae(Bob Rae, Capitalist Tool)has moved away from the working class to embrace the kind of people who make Liberal leaders.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 10:57 AM  

  • I think there were a few conservatives[progressive cons] that were well aware of how left the PC party of Canada was with both Orchard and Vautour mingling about.

    I know the coalition is no surprise to them.

    By Blogger scott, at 1:45 PM  

  • On the vetting thing, remember that the last Softwood Agreement had a similar clause. And guess who negotiated that one?

    By Blogger The Rat, at 6:01 PM  

  • So the fact that thousands of Canadian workers in the forestry industry will have stable employment doesn't matter as much as the fact that Emerson will get the pension he's already earned Grit?

    Curious.

    I understand that the Liberals were prepared to accept a deal that was inferior to the one Harper signed? Oh yeah...almost forgot, Emerson's pension is only an issue now that he's switched Parties. My bad.

    (place eye-roll here)

    By Blogger James Halifax, at 11:39 AM  

  • Bob Rae used to be NDP, David Orchard always acted like an NDPer. Why should an alliance between them come as any sort of surprise?

    By Blogger Toronto Tory, at 9:02 PM  

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