Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Better Know a Future NDP MP

Some people in the comments section think I've been "unfair" to the NDP of late. And maybe I have been. After all, if Jack says he can solve Canada's doctor shortage by paying new doctors $3,472 a head, then who am I to doubt him? The man has a nice smile, so I guess he should be taken at his word.

So in an effort to make amends, I will begin profiling members of his team. Sadly, many of his candidates are unknown to Canadians, by virtue of them not having told anyone they're running for office. To ensure Jack's poll numbers translate into seats, it's important for Canadians to get to know who they will be voting for.

So, let's begin!

Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier--Maskinongé - Quebec): Ruth is an assistant manager at Oliver's Pub, and enjoys rehabilitating injured animals. She is currently vacationing in Las Vegas, and who can blame her? She's already hit the jackpot once, being nominated as an NDP candidate, so why not ride this lucky streak out!

Sadly, Ruth could not cancel her vacation plans, but I'm sure Prime Minister Layton will tackle the unfairness of non-refundable airline tickets once he has solved other pressing issues facing the country, such as high ATM and credit card fees.


  • Dude - Ruth Ellen Brosseau is smoking hot.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:59 p.m.  

  • Hotness is all that really matters, that and a nice smile.

    By Blogger Jordan, at 5:46 p.m.  

  • OMG - One of the NDP candidates is a joke! It's never happened before in Canadian electoral history that a joke candidate has run (or even won!)

    Come on, you're just looking bitter here.

    This is probably one of the few safe Bloc ridings, which explains why nobody of substance wanted to take on Guy André (who was a social worker when he got himself elected MP)

    Check out the Tory candidate, a "Businesswoman" who is owner of "Bijoux So Nice inc." (and what is that, precisely? It has no web presence) She seems like almost as big of a joke:

    Marie-Claude Godue
    Marie-Claude lives in the Berthier-Maskinongé riding with her husband, Serge Dubeau, and their 12-year old daughter. She is a businesswoman who is committed and involved in her community as an active member of the Regroupement des femmes de carrière de la Mauricie, a member of l’Accueil Feminine women’s group, a member of “Les Dames de Gerlaise” guild, a member of the Trois-Rivières Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Maskinongé RCM Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Danse Encore.

    Marie-Claude is the best candidate to represent the people of Berthier-Maskinongé because she listens to people, knows her riding well and is known in her community. She wants to move forward on many issues in the region, especially revitalization of the riding, retaining the younger generation in the community by getting them involved and providing high-speed Internet access to the entire population.

    Marie-Claude believes that the Lanaudière region must be represented effectively in Ottawa by a party that works in the interest of Quebecers from our region. Only the Conservative Party can deliver the goods to people in the riding by taking concrete action that help the families of Berthier-Maskinongé, notably with tax breaks.

    By Blogger Jeremy, at 5:50 p.m.  

  • Jeremy - Chill. I'm just having fun with what is obviously a funny story.

    But if Layton does elect 50 MPs from Quebec, he's going to have half a caucus made up of placeholder candidates. I think that's a fair concern.

    I have nothing against the McGill NDP club, but I'm not sure they should all be going to Ottawa as MPs.

    More concerning would be the number of soft separatists Jack brings with him to Ottawa.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 5:59 p.m.  

  • I'll add that I posted when the LPC candidate was pulled for making racist comments.

    If the NDP want to be taken seriously as a contender for power, they deserve the same level of platform and candidate scrutiny as the other parties.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 6:29 p.m.  

  • Sometimes you get the feeling the NDP would rather you not know who these people are. In my riding, there's a huge Jack Layton sign, and one half that size for the actual NDP candidate in the riding. When I drive by them, I can hardly see the name.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 7:22 p.m.  

  • This is a lot more partisan than you usually are.

    I think the Anonymous Liberal whip trolls have gotten to you. "Wah, wah, wah, stop posting NDP's ads now that we are in third. We don't care you've been posting everyone's while we were polling second. Aren't you loyal? Wah, wah, wah."

    By Anonymous Leo, at 7:51 p.m.  

  • Keepin 'em honest, like they do to our candidates...

    This candidate is doing quite well for a no-show 8,000+

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:56 p.m.  

  • Why do people think they come to a blog named Calgary GRIT and get s non-partisan unbiased overview of the latest election news?

    By Blogger Jordan, at 8:02 p.m.  

  • "This is a lot more partisan than you usually are."

    Are you serious?

    It is not overly partisan to question the credentials of candidates running in an election. Frankly, I would say that is responsible.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 8:33 p.m.  

  • I think Dan asks a valid question, even if the tone is a bit more partisan than he usually is.

    I used to live with someone who ran for the NDP as a pylon candidate. The thought of him riding a chance wave into legislator-hood is concerning.

    It's also worth asking how many soft separatists there could potentially be. It doesn't bother me that much, however many people would balk at the idea, yet are relatively unaware of it happening.

    I think the tone of this piece is un-Dan-like, not the usual him you read on-line. Still, there are several joke candidates out there, and it's valid to point it out. It looks like a few of them may make it to Ottawa...

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 8:52 p.m.  

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