Monday, May 29, 2006

Monday Leadership News

Let's start off with the race on everyone's mind - the Green Party! Centrerion has scored interviews with David Chernushenko (slogan: easier name to spell than Bevilacqua) and Elizabeth May. And he's open to suggestions on what questions you'd like to see the two contenders asked. So if you have any burning Green Party of Canada issues you'd like to see raised, head on over to the site and suggest them. Personally, I'd like to ask the candidates if they're open to changing the colour of their signs to orange so that passers by can see them better.

On the same vein, I had a chance to interview Carolyn Bennett last week and will post that in the coming days. It also sounds like I will get the opportunity to sit down with another candidate later this month so if anyone has any questions they'd like to see me ask them, be they serious or not, I'm open to suggestions.

In Liberal leadership news, Gerard Kennedy had a big event in BC over the weekend, announcing Raymond Chan as his BC co-chair.

The Globe is also buzzing about endorsements this week, highlighting the teams which have lined up behind Kennedy and Ignatieff.

I don't think it breaks any rules so I didn't mention the Volpe business over the weekend. Still, it's good to see that Joe Volpe inspires youth to such a large degree that they are willing to donate over 5 grand to his campaign - each.

And, finally, this isn't leadership related, but someone needs to remind Ricky Williams that Harper has killed the pot decrim laws...

UPDATE: I've added a "Related" link to the permalink section which will take you to similar topics of posts on Canconv. If you find this really annoying or think this is a brilliant addition to the site, let me know via e-mail or in the comments section.


  • Raymond Chan?!? I guess Gerard has written off BC, eh?

    By Blogger deaner, at 5:52 p.m.  

  • Volpe... Ugh. What a slimebag.

    By Blogger Red Tory, at 6:35 p.m.  

  • I don't know about "brilliant", but I'l go for handy

    By Blogger WE Speak, at 6:41 p.m.  

  • CG, when are you going to post on Afghanistan?? Do you always duck controversial issues for meaningless, and most often, non-humourous anectdotal observations??

    By Blogger fartcatcher, at 8:16 p.m.  

  • That's why you can't count Joe Volpe out - he has the fundraising organization and connection to various immigrant groups that could make him a force come the convention.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 9:32 p.m.  

  • Thanks for the mention!

    Fart: When you write as useful a blog, then you can talk.

    Andrew: interesting point about the strength of Volpe's campaign. I still figure Dion or Ignatieff takes it, though. Maybe Volpe gets Financy critic...

    By Blogger lecentre, at 11:22 p.m.  

  • Do Volpe supporters actually think Volpe can be Prime Minister?

    What kind of leaps of logic does it take to even consider such a horid possibilty?

    By Blogger polarslam, at 12:39 p.m.  

  • I would imagine they do. I don't know much about Volpe (except that he has precious few supporters on the Internet, for some reason, considering his stature), but supporters of any candidate will logically believe that he could be PM.

    (Personally, as somewhat of an outsider, I've never quite understood what motivates this animosity towards the man. I would assume it isn't that "pizza spending" story; Brison's Income Trust ties are arguably far worse, and he still seems to get his share of support.)

    By Blogger Demosthenes, at 5:28 p.m.  

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