Thursday, November 23, 2006

An Endorsement

For the record, I'll be voting for Senator Marie Poulin for LPC President at the upcoming leadership convention. I'd like to re-emphasize that all three candidates are very qualified and will do great work should they be elected. In my view Senator Poulin has the best grasp on the challenges facing the Liberal Party at this point and has thought long and hard about the solutions to them. She's got an extremely detailed fundraising section of her platform and, having talked to her, she's committed to switching the focus to grass roots fundraising and going for the smaller donations.

I've also been impressed with her focus on the internet and technology. As a former CBC executive, she understands the needs to communicate to the grass roots and she's been very vocal about the party using the Internet and technology for fundraising and communications.

For more information, be sure to visit the candidate websites or read blog interviews they've done. If you're still on the fence, be sure to check out their speeches at convention and make sure to vote because this is an important, albeit incredibly unglamorous, vote.

Senator Marie Poulin
Gauntlet interview
CG Interview

Tony Ianno
Gauntlet Interview

Bobbi Ethier
Gauntlet interview
CG interview


  • CG will the Senator be resigning from the Senate or will the Liberal party hand the other parties another reason to say that the Liberal party uses tax dollars to fund its activities beyond the $1.75 per vote?

    By Blogger Tony, at 11:05 a.m.  

  • Well, the party has a history of having party presidents in the Senate and it's never been an issue before.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 12:12 p.m.  

  • Tony, I think there are more important questions than whether or not Sen. M. Poulin will remain the the senate.

    While we are on the subject, Mr. Ianno has said he will run in the next election.

    By Blogger DivaRachel, at 12:47 p.m.  

  • CG, I am surprised at your comment about the past. It is what the Liberal party did in the past that needs to be changed and having someone on the public payroll acting as the party's president is just bad optics. Diva is right that there are important things for the Liberals ti fix within the party but not fixing a key item that got the party in trouble in the past is just asking for trouble.

    By Blogger Tony, at 1:29 p.m.  

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