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Monday Morning Musings

A couple of items that have caught my attention:

– There has been a rising chorus of folks that have been allied with Chief Teresa Spence publicly saying that they feel she should end her hunger strike; Those now include Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come (he of the Cree in Northern Quebec that took on the Quebec government over hydroelectric development), noted NDP commentator, Gerry Caplan, and now Leader of the Opposition/NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. I agree with these calls, even as I am in sympathy with her. She may not have had the PM and the Governor-General in the same room, but she still got to meet both separately, […]


Another update re: accreditation process for blogging at the OLP Leadership Convention

I spoke with Christine McMillan by phone today, and I have some more information from her regarding the accreditation process:

– The blogger accreditation form will be up at the main website of the OLP soon (as soon as things settle down there re the weekend events). They will announce when it is up on their Twitter account (@OntLiberal), and probably a website release (and I think she will be firing off an email to me as well, so I can relay it).

– She did not have a number for me as to how many bloggers they are going to be admitting; it will depend primarily upon space. I […]


Good news/more details from the OLP re: blogger accreditation

I received an email this evening from Christine McMillan. She is the Secretary General of the upcoming OLP Leadership and the VP of Communications for OLP. She has sent me more details about blogger accreditation to the OLP, and its all very good. I wanted to repost her email word for word, but as I dont have her permission yet to do that (she’s not responded to my request), I’ll paraphrase what she said, as I know lots of bloggers are wondering, judging from the communications I’ve been getting:

– The OLP will have a dedicated space for the accredited bloggers to work from in the concourse area. – The […]


‘For those asking, #olpldr Convention will include access for accredited bloggers. #olp #onpoli’

This was just tweeted on the Ontario Liberal Party Twitter account;

Great news obviously. Also obviously, we will need more details on the process involved in applying for accreditation, what accreditation gives us, who our contact person will be for this, and at the OLP Convention, etc. but I am pleased to see this is the decision.


A disquieting rumor on the Ontario Liberal Convention blogging front

I’m still away on Christmas/New Years vacation, hence my absence from here… so Happy New Year to everyone.

Secondly, just a little update on the Ontario Liberal Leadership convention and whether or not they will be accrediting bloggers to cover the convention as social/new media. Nothing official has come yet either way. I would send a friendly suggestion to those at the OLP organizing this that they should be making a decision sooner rather then later, and if your decision is to have bloggers attending to cover you as new media/social media journalists, you need to set some time for yourself to send out applications for accreditation, check the applications […]

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