Saturday, November 25, 2006

Due to Popular Demand

Thanks to an intensive lobbying campaign by a certain individual, I'm pleased to endorse Brian Clow for the ever important VP Finance position of the Young Liberals of Canada. Brian's a great guy who will do good work and he has my vote.


  • what does the YLC do Mr. Grit?

    By Blogger fartcatcher, at 1:29 a.m.  

  • who is this indivdual who lobbied you? and why am I voting for Clow?? Just because you said so?? What does Clow stand for? What is he going to do for the party?? Does he have any sex scandals like Gary Hart??

    By Blogger fartcatcher, at 8:34 p.m.  

  • Check out his website for full details:

    1. Sarah Turnbull was the main lobbyist. She's very persistent.

    2. If you see Brian's platform on his website, you can see he has some good ideas. He wants to have the YLC fundraise for themselves so that they don't soak money away from the party. He also is commited to supporting the campus clubs and PTAs which I personally feel do more than the YLC.

    3. No, I don't know of any sex scandals.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:37 p.m.  

  • As for what the YLC does, you can also check out their website or come to the youth session on Thursday to see what they do. They provide recruitement material for campus clubs, promote policies, and help recruit youth into the party.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:39 p.m.  

  • Mr. Grit, why is there only one contested election for the YLC?? Is it an autocratic organization that does not respond to the membership and is merely in place so that certain individuals can pad their resumes? You would think in a party like the Liberal party, with so many youth who are interested and inspired because of the good work that the YLC does, there would be more individuals running for elected office. Why is nobody in the Liberal Party interested in the YLC? Why is the YLC such a joke?? Can you answer my first question, what does the YLC do, along with these subsequent questions?

    Thanks Grit

    By Blogger fartcatcher, at 8:39 p.m.  

  • I don't know. Everyone was free to run but I believe there was a slate put together so a lot of people may have been afraid to run against a slate thinking they would lose.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:40 p.m.  

  • Is that what being a young liberal is about, being afraid to lose? What if you actually stand for something, and want to get something done both in your community and within the Liberal Party? Are those people brow beaten down in the Liberal Party and forced to withdraw their candidacies because they might lose? Or do young liberals just not care enough about the issues to stand for election? Or is winning the only factor for young liberals?

    Tell me there are not "little" liberal backrooms, where the giant intellectual power of the YLC gets together to arbitrarily determine who gets to sit on their prestigious board. Tell me that the YLC is an open and inclusive organization, and that it is accepted of individuals who are outside of its little politburo power base. Tell me that every effort is made to get as many individuals to both run and participate in the YLC and that backroom deals are not made to prevent individuals from running. Can you tell me that all of this is true Mr. Grit??

    By Blogger fartcatcher, at 8:50 p.m.  

  • The youth have pushed for a lot of policies in the past so I think it's unfair to say they don't believe in anything. There have been vocal campaigns on a wide range of issues - for example, legalized marijuana and legalized prostitution at the last convention and over the years SSM, Kyoto, education, etc.

    As for the YLC itself, yes, I won't argue that a slate was put together and it likely would have been better to have lots of individuals run for the positions. But, c'est la vie in politics. I wouldn't at all be surprised if you yourself have run on a slate or two in your day FC. Many of the individuals on this slate have given a lot of time to the party.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:58 p.m.  

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