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May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
Why all these stories about Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the G&M? Do they have to keep using the same picture?
The NDP as official opposition is a dog standing on its legs and preaching. This article, What Jack Layton has to work with – The Globe and Mail, by a former NDP national campaign director is somewhat interesting. In the past the Liberals have always eaten their young, their healthy and their old – it provided a lot of nutrition. Now they have a lot less to snack on. He also calls Layton sunny. I like that. That may make a government
The new faces headed to Ottawa – The Globe and Mail is a photo gallery of new MPs being photogenic (except, of course, REB). We have a 19 year old elected for the NDP. The former record holder was Claude-André Lachance at 20 when he was elected as a Liberal in 1974. Lachance went on to have a 10 year career, a cabinet post and became a lobbyist for Dow Corning.
Vote splits, Harper’s majority and the fate of the NDP’s hard left – The Globe and Mail walks us through the quandary of vote splitting by Liberals and NDP letting Conservatives get elected. While Liberals might not merge, they may fade away (like the 3 MPs who didn’t join the Conservatives in 2004). And sure, the class warfare talk can make people nervous. He ends with an appeal to remember Tommy Douglas and his success at governing. And now that I think of it, Tommy was very sunny.