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Election 42 Post-mortem. Good things ahead for Liberals nationally, and in Brantford-Brant

The campaign is over for the 42nd general election, and I will make a slow but gradual return to normalcy and to blogging. I have been notably absent from here.. mainly because I have more or less been volunteering on my friend Danielle Takacs’ Brantford-Brant campaign full time (more on that in a bit). As with regards to the election, from a Liberal point of view, it turned out way better then we could have hoped for. We knew we had momentum going into the final day(s) of the campaign from the polls, but the question would be how efficient our vote would be.

The answer as it turned out […]

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Calm before the political storm

Twitter was all aflutter yesterday from some journalists saying several people had told them they had heard an election was going to be called today and the writ dropped for April. That set everyone into panic mode or excited mode, depending on your point of view. So far as of this blogpost, it hasn’t occurred. I’m on record and on a political bet with one of my Liberal colleagues that there won’t be a Spring Election. It may not be on October 19, but I don’t think it will be in the Spring, so we’ll see if I manage to win another political bet (and no, this time it isn’t […]

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If LPC anticipates early election call, let’s get candidates nominated sooner, not later

The story in the Star yesterday – the Liberals are preparing for Harper to call an early Spring election, much earlier then he needs to:

Trudeau told reporters the Liberals are preparing for the possibility that Prime Minister Stephen Harper may call an election much earlier than October 2015, the legislated date for the next federal vote.“Mr. Harper has not once followed his own fixed-election-date law in the setting of elections, so I think it’s only prudent to try and make sure that we’re going to be ready,” Trudeau told reporters.

I agree with that sentiment, and that is why it is good – from my point of view – […]

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More women MPP’s in Ontario; will there be more women MP’s after next federal election?

One of the things I was interested in highlighting today was comparing and contrasting post-Ontario election the number of women that are now active MPP’s in the new Ontario legislature, as there have been many discussions in recent years about the lack of female representatives running or being elected to the political halls of power, and what can be done to increase that.

Specifically, the Ontario Liberal Party has elected nine new Liberal women MPP’s, and has the most elected women MPP’s in caucus. Overall in the legislature, the combined three parties have elected 38 women MPP’s representing 35.5% of the Ontario legislature – the most women ever to sit […]

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George Tackach is back in Etobicoke-Lakeshore for 2015

Well, almost back:

Today, I am committing all of my efforts towards building a better, stronger future for hardworking families throughout Etobicoke-Lakeshore…I believe that the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore deserve better representation from their Member of Parliament; a representative who understands that they are accountable to those who elected them; a representative who knows the value of listening…A better, more open government and a stronger voice in the House of Commons. That’s why I am seeking the Liberal Nomination in Etobicoke-Lakeshore for 2015

He has to win the Liberal nomination first, of course.. but I presume he’ll be the favorite to win it.. and he’s got a good headstart to 2015. […]

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