The Endorsements Roll In
1) As someone with a deep respect for the Liberal MLAs in the Alberta Liberal Party, I was very glad to learn earlier this week that three of them have decided to publicly support Gerard. Mo Elsalhy, Bill Bonko, and Bruce Miller have all endorsed Gerard and two of them will even be running as delegates. Given how hesitant provincial Liberals are to be associated with the federal party, I think it says a lot that they're willing to stick their necks out on this one. One of the three who I talked to said he'd met with Gerard and another candidate (I won't name names) on the same day and he asked them both the same question on national unity - according to him, Gerard said twice as much in half the time and this won him over.
2) Vince MacLean, the former leader of the Nova Scotia Liberals has endorsed Kennedy.
3) By all indications, Gerard will do very well in British Columbia this weekend. And even though Western Canada gets ignored in certain polls, there are a lot of delegates who will be going to this convention from the West.