Blog Profile / A BCer in Toronto


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Archived Since:March 18, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Sun sets on Trudeau's relationship with a certain broadcaster

So, Justin Trudeau isn't talking to Sun Media reporters, or opinionators, or whatever other categories of people they employ, until the organization apologies for a ridiculous Ezra Levant segment I don't care to describe -- suffice it...Show More Summary

Danielle Takacs is the Liberal candidate for Brantford-Brant

It was great to join over 100 Liberals on Thursday evening as my friend Danielle Takacs was nominated as the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in her hometown of Brantford. There was a palpable energy in the room, and a sense that with hope and hard work anything is possible in 2015. Show More Summary

Preparing Liberal activists to communicate to win in 2015

This blog is cross-posted from my LPC(O) vice-president, communications web site. Please visit there to learn more about my campaign.I first considered seeking the position of vice-president, communications of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) in February during the national biennial in Montreal. Show More Summary

I'm running for LPC(O) vice-president communications

I am excited to announce I have decided to seek the position of vice-president, communications of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario).There is tremendous opportunity for our party to move forward and accomplish great things for Canadians under our new leader, Justin Trudeau, but he can’t do it alone. Show More Summary

Proud to be part of a Liberal Party that stands for choice

The drama around the revelation that only those with pro-choice views (incumbents exempted) will be allowed to run for Liberal Party of Canada nominations has been interesting to watch, with so many commentators turning to democracyShow More Summary

Kyle Harrietha nominated as Liberal byelection candidate for Fort McMurray-Athabasca

Big news out of Northern Alberta, where on Saturday evening in a contested nomination, my friend Kyle Harrietha was nominated as the Liberal Party of Canada's candidate for the upcoming by-election in Fort McMurray-Athabasca.The vacancy...Show More Summary

#SelfiesWithBroadhurst -- The definitive retrospective from #lib14

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Lessons from Stephen McNeil’s landslide Liberal victory in Nova Scotia

As part of the Liberal Party of Canada biennial session this afternoon on provincial and municipal best practices, we got an inside look at how the Nova Scotia Liberals won a historic majority government from campaign director (and federal Liberal VP English) Chris MacInnes. Show More Summary

Five keys to political success from Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s chief of staff, Chima Nkemdirim

I attended a panel on political best practices this afternoon at the Liberal Party of Canada 2014 biennial in Montreal, and one of the speakers was Chima Nkemdirim, chief of staff to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Describing himself to...Show More Summary

The bloggers meet Broadhurst: On the economy, 3000+ attendees and #selfieswithbroadhurst

Our contingent of bloggers had a wide-ranging briefing this morning in with Liberal Party of Canada national director Jeremy Broadhurst – you may know him from the popular new Twitter meme, #SelfiesWithBroadhurst. Lets start with a few stats. Show More Summary

My choices for Liberal national executive: Anna Gainey and Leanne Bourassa

I’m on the train for Montreal, and I decided that I’d make my voting decisions for the Liberal biennial before crossing the border. So, before I dive too deeply into the open bar, here are my picks: Anna Gainey for national president and Leanne Bourassa for national membership secretary. Show More Summary

New lobby group Legalize Canada wants to elect pro-marijuana MPs in 2015

Following the lead of successful campaigns in several U.S. states, a new Canadian lobby group has a $7 million budget and a two-year plan to elect Members of Parliament hat support the legalization of marijuana in Canada.Voters in Colorado...Show More Summary

A Liberal Air Force Brat’s take on Andrew Leslie’s $72,000 move

If you haven’t heard of this story, you probably stayed off social media over the Family Day long weekend, and deserve congratulations for having something of a life. But long story short, cough someone cough passed documents to CTV showing that when Lt. Show More Summary

Liberal Party of Canada presidential candidate interview: Anna Gainey

From February 20-23, federal Liberals will gather in Montreal, and one of their tasks will be to elect a new national executive. Last week, I published interviews with some of the table officer candidates. This week, I finish with the candidates for party president. Show More Summary

LPC national board candidate interview: Maryanne Kampouris for national policy chair

From February 20-23, federal Liberals will gather in Montreal, and one of their tasks will be to elect a new national executive. In the coming days, I’ll be publishing interviews with some of the candidates seeking election to the party’s national board. Show More Summary

Why Nancy Leblanc will beat Cheri DeNovo in Parkdale-High Park

My friend Nancy LeBlanc (you may also know her as Impolitical) is running for the Ontario Liberal nomination in Parkdale-High Park, and I think she's going to beat the NDP's Cheri DeNovo in the next election. Why? Because she'll work harder.I haven't met many people -- particularly candidates -- that genuinely enjoy canvassing as much as Nancy does. Show More Summary

Robyn Doolittle talks Rob Ford and Crazy Town

Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle discussed her new book Crazy Town -- about the drama surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, the investigation that led to admission to having used crack cocaine and how the Ford phenomenon -- with Twitter...Show More Summary

LPC national board candidate interview: Chris MacInnes for vice-president, English

From February 20-23, federal Liberals will gather in Montreal, and one of their tasks will be to elect a new national executive. In the coming days, I’ll be publishing interviews with some of the candidates seeking election to the party’s national board. Show More Summary

Trudeau’s Senate play a bold stroke. But what’s next?

I think everyone was surprised by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s move this morning – particularly 32 Senators – that he was removing all Senators from the Liberal parliamentary caucus, and that as Prime Minister, he would only appoint Senators selected through a non-partisan review process. Show More Summary

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