Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dryden/Volpe/Findlay of one mind?

Although she seems to have softened her position, was not Martha Hall Findlay initially the only leadership candidate to refuse any recognition of a Quebecois nation, however qualified? If nothing else, she seems profoundly uncomfortable with the idea.

That would make 3 out of the 4 also-rans (somewhat) natural Kennedy backers, no? That's got to mean something. Surely Dryden and Volpe, at least, could not go to Dion now. They both voted against the tide to defeat his bill.

This is to say nothing of all those Trudeauvian federalism who understand now how limited their protest options are.

The Globe article that gives Dion momentum down the home stretch is about 36 hours out of date, as far as I'm concerned.

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A wonderful by-election result in London last night! Dianne Haskett was vaulting into 'most hateable Canadian politician' status but had her momentum stomped. In the climate change-less Xanadu that was her recent home of Washington DC, she never could've dreamed she would be bested by the Green candidate. The NDP was ravaged, and why not? They are markedly less necessary today then are the Greens.

4 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Great by-election! Pearson is the kind of Liberal we can really be proud to send to Ottawa.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Sholdice said...

what did I tell you about Gerry except that he is pure gossamer?

10:54 AM  
Blogger WestmountLiberal said...

Why could they not go to Dion or any other candidate for that matter?
Kennedy's own Ontario campaign chair accepts the nation motion. Should he thus resign.
One issue a leader does not make.

11:00 AM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

I think it's clear to everyone that this issue is going to factor larger than 'one issue'. Am I wrong?

12:38 PM  

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