Saturday, April 23, 2011

Party Like It's 1995

Jean Chretien will join the Liberal campaign this week, and Jacques Parizeau will join the Bloc campaign.

29 Comments:

  • Excellent. Parizaeau will bring money and the ethnic vote into the party.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:47 PM  

  • Sweet. What other 90's classics should come out?

    By Blogger Chris, at 11:57 PM  

  • What other 90's classics should come out?

    Nominating Preston Manning....

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 12:09 AM  

  • Perfect and Capt Morgan will sew up Brampton

    By Blogger saratoga, at 12:41 AM  

  • Why bring out the Prime Minister who was in charge when Ad-scam took place? Thit is still fresh upon many Canadians and prov of Quebec's mind. Bad move for you, yet great news for rest of Canada.

    Last time he was involved was when he and Ed were talking about taking over an elected party and Canadians reacted by going out and protesting on the streets - and will do it again if the three parties [and Green] try it again.

    Why not admidt that the NDP will be the new official opposition party, while you rebuild from grass roots up. [Hopefully the same group will not parachute in another leader like Iggy - particurally Bob, who started to Ontario into a have not prov..]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:15 AM  

  • Anonymous, you not make sense great deal please software you must update or you will continue to sound like Yoda.

    By Blogger Gene Rayburn, at 8:20 AM  

  • Of course, you being on Darth Vader's side will not understand what is known to all. Yoda good - Darth not understand good - because Yoda wise. [sarc off]

    Now, can you point out the positive of bringing out former PM into the election? Why not Dion? After all, the Liberals will bring in Cap and Trade - which will be worse than Green Shaft.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 AM  

  • Because Jean Chretien is a hero to many Liberals.

    Unlike Calgary Grit, Jean Chretien knows Michael Ignatieff has passion, vision and a dedication to Canada that will make Ignatieff the greatest Prime Minister of any country that has Prime Ministers in history.

    Ignatieff will be bigger than Gladstone, bigger than Disraeli, bigger than Gandhi, bigger than Vladimir Putin.

    Ignatieff is the Lady Gaga of social justice.

    Jack Layton is the Tiffany of social justice.

    Rise up Canada!

    By Anonymous Canadians who believe Ignatieff should be beatified, at 9:09 AM  

  • Why bring out the Prime Minister who was in charge when Ad-scam took place?

    Why keep a leader, Harper, whose government was found in contempt of Parliament? Why run MPs who've lost documents when they were Cabinet ministers -- Raitt and Bernier? Why keep an MP, Oda, who's lied to Parliament?

    It's just some of those quirky things parties do. :P

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 9:44 AM  

  • While I agree bringing out Chrétien is puzzling (for non-Libs

    I think the good news for you guys will start soon - Iggy's rise will start tonight with the Tout Le Monde On Parle appearance. I've watched it and if you can speak French it's pretty hard to flub that one.

    It's perfectly timed for some election momentum for the final week.

    By Anonymous Marc from soccer, at 10:27 AM  

  • Here'a picture of Iggy in North Vancouver. Is he coming or going?

    http://www.pbase.com/image/134164196

    By Blogger JimTan, at 10:33 AM  

  • While I agree bringing out Chrétien is puzzling (for non-Libs

    Maybe he can do the Shawinigan handshake.... hey, it's popular with the young folk. :P

    I think the good news for you guys will start soon
    Being realistic... I'm just hoping that Harper doesn't get enough seats for a majority.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 10:46 AM  

  • I'd be proud of a grip like that too :)

    I think Harper has had his majority in the bag since the start of the election, NDP 'surge' or not - he only needs a couple of seats in each region

    With some incumbents retiring, an NDP provincial government in NS, some targeted campaigns (e.g. Brampton) and no Danny Williams, a Harper majority was a foregone conclusion if you look at the individual seat-by-seat races, for me at least.

    I think he could lose votes, nationally, and still win 156 or better

    By Anonymous Marc from soccer, at 10:52 AM  

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    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 11:06 AM  

  • With some incumbents retiring, an NDP provincial government in NS, some targeted campaigns (e.g. Brampton) and no Danny Williams, a Harper majority was a foregone conclusion if you look at the individual seat-by-seat races, for me at least.

    I had the thought too, especially about the targeting -- it's efective since it puts the opposition on defense.

    The Conservatives' campaign this time around has been more gaff-proned than previous ones.

    Bah. Maybe people might end up voting strategically (go Elizabeth May)... but there was the same hope in 2008....

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 11:10 AM  

  • To be fair, let's not forget that harper is a habitual liar like most extreme conservatives.

    "When Harper Says 'Simply Not True'... Is It?"

    http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/04/21/SimplyNotTrue/

    By Blogger JimTan, at 11:27 AM  

  • Finally, Layton may become Leader of the Opposition. While he (and the NDP) celebrates, harper (and the nut caes) have their majority.

    What's the NDP going to do for the union members, the poor and needy?

    By Blogger JimTan, at 11:30 AM  

  • I find it very odd that some Liberals plan to blame a Harper majority on the NDP, and not the failure of the Liberals to present a solid, attractive alternative to Harper.

    Considering how extreme Harper is, it shouldn't be that hard for the party with the most governing experience in the country.

    Harper getting elected is not due to the NDP. Increased NDP vote is one of the symptoms.

    By Anonymous Marc from soccer, at 12:03 PM  

  • "Harper getting elected is not due to the NDP. Increased NDP vote is one of the symptoms."

    I certainly agree. Iggy looks like he's just collecting his salary/pension.

    Point is that Layton will have the hot seat if harper has a majority!

    Even if harper doesn't have a majority, how will Layton unite the opposition after attacking Iggy and campaigning in Gilles' riding?

    harper and the nut cases thank ya all!

    By Blogger JimTan, at 12:16 PM  

  • Ha ha ha ha ha

    Jim is scared of Jack

    Hee hee hee hee hee hee

    By Blogger Joseph Kerr, at 12:58 PM  

  • And we should not forget the Red Book, full of promises that WILL be broken. I am reminded what Martain said about Red Book:

    "Referring to the Liberal Red Book, Paul Martin said “Screw the Red Book… Don’t tell me what’s in the Red Book. I wrote the goddamned thing. And I know that it’s a lot of crap.” (Wilson-Smith, Greenspon, 1996)

    The same could be said about it today. If it were so good why is it not the talk-of-the-town and the party is embrassed by what it says ... I hear no debate about promises - some from the origional Red Book - and cost to tax-payer. Why is Cap and Trade very rarely mentioned? I see hidden agfenda by your party, at least we know the NDP will be a voice as official opposition.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:33 PM  

  • Maybe Cruton is coming back to tell us where the ADSCAM money is hidden

    By Anonymous W. Kansella, at 4:51 PM  

  • Are there Liberal trolls on blogs by Conservatives and NDP supporters? Just curious on this.

    As for the Red Book, a number of promises were kept -- the helicopter contract canceled, the sale of Pearson Internation canceled, cutting the deficit, stricter gun control laws, cutting the size of the military. Here's the view of the economist who worked on the original Red Book.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 5:06 PM  

  • Lets see:

    the helicopter contract canceled,
    Never to be replaced, and during the first Gulf war the Liberal defance minister refused to use the old helicopters and caught a ride with the US.

    the sale of Pearson Internation canceled, who cares

    cutting the deficit - by cutting health care, taking UIC money and putting it in general revenues,

    stricter gun control laws, Can't wait until this Billion dollar budget gets revised

    cutting the size of the military. to the point ew were the laughing stock of the world, and the Cons were the first to increase spending and gave us pride back for the military. lowered military spending to the point where, when the troops were sent to fight, had their combat greens - I think the US or UK provided the Canadians with proper uniforms.


    The carbon footprint increased under the Liberals - and nothing done until the Cons took over.

    Promised to get rid of GST - and when it was lowered, Iggy said he will bring it back to 7%.

    Cap and Trade - simular to Green Shaft - but everything will be affected - biggest tax grab and fraud in this century because carbon is not a dangerous gas.

    Voted for reductipn of corporastion tax - but lied and now if they get into power - will increase it to the point where industry will actually leave Canada.

    Have an appointed leader who Dion looks great in compairson - the grass root members never had a say.

    The list can go on, but why do you care, no promises by the Liberals will actually help Canadians.

    It will be great when NDP finally become official opposition instead of the Liberal example of being back-benchers to the Cons - they even voted against their own bills. Do you think they have the right to lead this country under the coalition [or what ever name they use] with a leader that wasn't even voted in by grass root members to be the leader?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:25 PM  

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    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 8:33 PM  

  • So wait, you want to applaud the work the Conservatives have done in decreasing the carbon footprint, but at the sametime you dismiss CO2 as not being dangerous?

    (The Carbon footprint hasn't been reduced under the Conservatives, it appears to be increasing. There's been a lot of spin on this.)

    Oh, and please becareful around CO2. If the concentration is high enough, it can kill. Even low concentrations of the gas can cause headache and unconsciousness. Don't let anyone sell you on the idea that it's a harmless gas.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 9:40 PM  

  • If the Libs are going to attack Layton over his plan to open up the constitution and his cozying up with the separatists, Chretien is the guy to do it.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 10:15 PM  

  • I think choosing Chretien is not a bad choice. I don't know if it will help, but I cannot see it hurting. After all he did win three majorities. As for Jacques Parizeau, this will probably help the Liberals hold Papineau and Brossard-La Prairie and pick up Ahuntsic. These ridings have a large ethnic population and I suspect they are not keen on going for party supported by a guy who blamed "money and the ethnic vote" for losing the 1995 referendum.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 10:32 PM  

  • "Are there Liberal trolls on blogs by Conservatives and NDP supporters? Just curious on this."

    It's curious. Just mention conservative nut cases, and they'll come out of the wood work!

    By Blogger JimTan, at 10:39 PM  

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