Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Only By-Elections this Year

This was on the radio news this morning, but here is the only press version I have found so far. Harper will hold by-elections to replace Jean Lapierre in Outremont, Yvan Loubier in Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Michel Gauthier in Roberval and that will be it for this year. Unless, of course, according to Harper, the three opposition parties scheme to bring down the government.

A rumoured Liberal candidate for Outremont is Jocelyn Coulon, which makes one wonder about the claim that this coveted riding - as well as Lasalle-Emard - will be given to a woman. One can only hope that the Liberals come up with better candidates for the other two ridings than they did last time. Preferably females, too.

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At 8:44 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry - I must be missing something. Is "Jocelyn" a man? How does this make us wonder about the commitment on women?

At 8:47 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn I knew I posted that too quickly ; ) . . . why yes, he is.

I'll slink off to the corner now . . .

At 10:41 p.m., Blogger Sinestra said...

Hey, no worries. I know many women named Jocelyn who are anglos. In QC, though, francos will add an 'e'. Come on out from that corner :)

At 10:00 a.m., Blogger Political Outsider said...

What a perfect opportunity for Garth Turner to show his strength of character and allow the voters of Halton riding to decide which side of the House he should sit on (or find other employment).

And perhaps the voters of Newmarket-Aurora could find a new MP who wants the position, not someone who squeezes in it after her day job.


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