Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday: Partisan Bits and Bites

It has been a thrilling week in Liberaland. It started early Sunday morning at the U of M with policy platform outreach with the candidate for Willowdale. Martha engaged Montreal-area Liberals in French and English. Naturally, among Quebecers the environment was a huge topic, but I will not say more given the number of Conservatives who frequent this blog -we all know how they like to steal our ideas and especially my wise counsel on their neck props.

In the afternoon, Martha engaged Eastern Townships Liberals at Bishops University in the Compton-Stanstead riding. She was equally well-received there and made a very good statement on the importance of electing more women. Lots of great ideas came out of these two sessions and I encourage anyone who cannot attend a session with Martha to send your ideas to outreach @

Meanwhile in the same riding on the same day, Compton-Stanstead Conservatives turfed party heavy-weights Brian Mitchell and Dany Renaud aside in favour of low-profile nomination candidate, Maurice Gagné.

In other Conservative entertainment, I would encourage everyone to visit the website of Senator Michael Fortier. Not too sure about the rest of you, but I find the fact that this unelected senatorminister cash-dispenser has opened two so-called constituency offices and now claims to be acting as the MP is quite bizarre. Now, I know democracy is not the CPC forté, but I am quite sure that Vaudreuil-Soulanges has an MP. Her name is Meili Faille, by all accounts she is a good MP and she was duly elected. Does the arrogance ever end, I wonder. If you peruse the photo gallery, you will notice that he also has interesting taste in ties - especially for someone who has not been elected.

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At 9:34 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Marsha was well behaved (for Marsha) at the Montreal event.
When did the chaos errupt?

At 12:20 p.m., Blogger Sinestra said...

Well.... since you asked, antonymous. The only chaotic thing that happened was when a certain MD - in a mirror-image of last week's talking points - suggested Bob Rae was the bane of the Liberal Party; he followed his remarks by saying he had been a spinner for Michael Ignatieff - his words not mine. Not terribly subtle, though.


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