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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contesting the Singh by election is one of the meaner things this government has done , although its shown a willingness to aggressively contest any open by election regardless of the reasons or circumstances for the by election


MP died tragically doesn't matter to liberal party brass , its just the potential of 1 new MP in there minds


so contesting the Singh by election follows the pattern we've seen since 2015 , where trudeau has aggressively visited and liberals run campaigns in every open by election regardless of who previously won the seat


but there is something especially mean about the way Singh has been treated when compared to other past party leaders

this by election marks a new era of mean spirited politics not seen in Ottawa in some time
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( no surprise , the People's Party has officially announced that Laura Thompson will be its candidate in Burnaby South ,

also named a candidate for Nanaimo Ladysmith who had previously ran for and lost the cpc nomination in the same riding )



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The @peoplespca is very proud to announce the nomination of its first ever candidates in the two upcoming BC by-elections.

@LauraLynnTT will represent the PPC in Burnaby South, while @JenniferMClarke will defend our colours in Nanaimo-Ladysmith.

Congratulations to both!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thought occurs to me -- perhaps this is why the Liberals are being so churlish about letting the by-elections go ahead.

A by-election with Singh in the race would only give Singh a couple of months in the House before the next election gears up. It wouldn't be that damaging. But it would allow the People's Party to get some national coverage. Even a credible performance would help legitimize the new party. And they don't want that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
The thought occurs to me -- perhaps this is why the Liberals are being so churlish about letting the by-elections go ahead.

A by-election with Singh in the race would only give Singh a couple of months in the House before the next election gears up. It wouldn't be that damaging. But it would allow the People's Party to get some national coverage. Even a credible performance would help legitimize the new party. And they don't want that.



but keep in mind if Trudeau had called all 4 by elections on the same day as Leeds Grenville back in Dec , due to paperwork issues the people's party would not of been allowed to run any candidates

so I'm not sure the delay has anything to due with them , in fact it appears the liberals wanted them to be involved with the by elections


everyone is pretty sure the delay is about wanting to cause trouble within the ndp and weaken Singh's leadership by denying him the opportunity to sit in parliament .


historically there has always been a large % of voters who swing between the liberals and ndp , so naturally the liberals see there best chance to stay in power connected to the ndp not doing well


also the though crossed my mind that perhaps Trudeau is simply annoyed at the fact Singh keeps asking for him to call it . maybe trudeau doesn't like it when people ask him for things or demand that he does something .

and that simply could be the reason he refuses to call the by election , maybe Singh's mistake was to ask Trudeau for a favour
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singh vows he will be the one to lead the NDP into 2019 campaign


Rachel Aiello, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer

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Published Monday, January 7, 2019 2:06PM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 7, 2019 6:46PM EST

OTTAWA – Jagmeet Singh says he will lead the NDP into the 2019 election campaign, despite questions over the state of the party under his direction and his own abilities to win a seat in Parliament.

"I will absolutely be the leader that leads the New Democratic party to the 2019 general election," Singh said Monday in an interview on CTV's Power Play from his new campaign headquarters.

Singh has been leader of the federal New Democrats since October 2017, and with nine months until the next election, the party is continuing to trail the Liberals and Conservatives when it comes to fundraising and support in the polls. This, plus questions over his chances to win an upcoming byelection, has led to some skepticism among political watchers about the new leader's future with the party should he not be elected.


This assertion that he is confident he will still be the leader by the time the campaign starts comes on the heels of Singh kicking off his local campaign to get a seat in the House of Commons, despite the byelection in the riding he wants to represent having still not been called.

On the weekend, Singh rallied volunteers at his Burnaby South, B.C. campaign office in anticipation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will imminently be setting the date for a byelection in that riding, along with other vacant ridings across Canada.

During his campaign-style speech with backers and signs behind him, Singh called on Trudeau to immediately call the byelections, and criticized the prime minister for having not yet done so.

Asked why he thinks Trudeau has yet to call the race, Singh said: "I think they’re afraid to face the polls, I think they’re afraid to face their track record."

Byelection expected in February

In November, CTV News confirmed that sometime this month the three outstanding byelections would be called, to be held in February. Under Elections Canada rules, the date the elections are set to occur have to be 36 days after the byelection is called, allowing for the minimum of just over a month to campaign.

"It's clear they're not doing this in the best interest of Burnaby South; they're not doing this in the best interest of Canadians; they're doing it in their own political interest and that's deeply disappointing,” Singh said on the weekend.

The constituents in Burnaby South have been without federal representation since mid-September, when then-NDP MP Kennedy Stewart resigned his seat to run, and later become the mayor of Vancouver.

From Brampton, Ont., Singh and his wife have recently moved to Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

In the area, many affordable rental buildings have been torn down to make room for new high-rise condos, and Singh is already making the federal NDP push for affordable housing part of his local campaign platform.

Singh will be facing off in the riding against Liberal candidate and daycare owner Karen Wang, and Conservative hopeful and corporate lawyer Jay Shin. The Green Party chose to extend Singh a “leader’s courtesy” and not run a candidate against him.

In addition to Burnaby South, Trudeau is expected to call the byelections in the Montreal riding of Outremont, left vacant in August by the resignation of former NDP leader Tom Mulcair, and the Ontario riding of York-Simcoe, left vacant by the September resignation of Conservative MP Peter Van Loan.

The prime minister has up to 180 days to call a byelection after a seat is vacated


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/singh-vows-he-will-be-the-one-to-lead-the-ndp-into-2019-campaign-1.4243690
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( to complicate things for Singh , elections Canada just released a notice for the Nanaimo Ladysmith riding , doesn't mean one will occur but trudeau could call one by Jan 18 or it could sit vacant until the fall )



A By-election Will Take Place in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

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Jan 08, 2019, 15:56 ET

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ -

•On Monday, January 7, 2019, the Chief Electoral Officer, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from the Speaker of the House of Commons that the seat for Nanaimo–Ladysmith (British Columbia) is vacant. A by-election will take place to fill the vacant seat.
•The date of the by-election must be announced between January 18 and July 6, 2019. This announcement signals the start of the by-election period.
•The by-election must be held on a Monday, at least 36 days after the day on which the by-election is announced. Therefore, the earliest date that the Nanaimo–Ladysmith by‑election can be held is Monday, February 25, 2019.
•The Canada Elections Act does not prescribe a maximum length of time for a by-election period.
•See a list of all vacant seats in the House of Commons since the 2015 general election.

Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament.

Subscribe to our news service at elections.ca.

SOURCE Elections Canada


https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/a-by-election-will-take-place-in-nanaimo-ladysmith-829221758.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( there is also no word on who the ndp candidate or liberal candidate would be in the riding although the cpc and people's party have nominated already )



Federal parties prepare for Nanaimo by-election


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Sharon Vanhouwe, staff Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 2019

The Federal Parties are getting their ducks in a row for a by-election in Nanaimo.

The People’s Party of Canada has nominated Jennifer Clarke in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith constituency.

Clarke ran as a school trustee in the October local government election but didn’t make the cut.

She’s also made a run for the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the riding.

The constituency was vacated by NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson who stepped down to run in the provincial by-election.

The People’s Party of Canada was formed by Maxime Bernier, who was a Conservative MP for more than a decade before announcing he was leaving the fold to start his own party.

The party’s platform is still being finalized.

The Conservative Party of Canada has nominated John Hirst in the constituency.

Hirst is an associate manager with Sun Life Financial and president of the Nanaimo Gyro Club

https://www.mycoastnow.com/45637/federal-parties-prepare-for-nanaimo-by-election/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elections Canada says byelection required in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The earliest a byelection could take place is Feb. 25
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A byelection will be required to choose a new member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Ladysmith.

Elections Canada announced Tuesday that a byelection will take place in the riding, though no date has been announced.

The Elections Canada press release indicated that the byelection date must be announced between Jan. 18 and July 6, with the byelection to be held at least 36 days after it is announced.


“Therefore, the earliest date that the Nanaimo-Ladysmith by-election can be held is Monday, Feb. 25,” noted the press release.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding is vacant because former MP Sheila Malcolmson resigned to pursue the MLA seat in the provincial Nanaimo riding. At the time she announced her intentions, she said, “I’m confident this can be done without triggering a federal byelection.”

The Conservative Party of Canada has chosen John Hirst as its candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith and the People’s Party of Canada recently chose Jennifer Clarke as its candidate.

Nanaimo voters are going to the polls in a provincial byelection Jan. 30.



https://www.saobserver.net/news/elections-canada-says-byelection-required-in-nanaimo-ladysmith/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anti-trans activist tapped to run against NDP's Singh in byelection

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A Burnaby School Board candidate who campaigned on a platform of opposition to BC’s sexual orientation and gender identity policy (SOGI) now plans to run against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in an upcoming byelection for the riding of Burnaby South, as a candidate with the newly-formed People’s Party of Canada.


And while an official date for the byelection has yet to be called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, both the party and the candidate – Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson – made the announcement via Twitter.


On Facebook, Thompson laid out the reasoning behind her decision to run.

“About a year ago, I became extremely aware that Canada was changing very fast,” she wrote. “I saw laws being made that did not represent the grassroots conservative folks in Canada. It was alarming to see the speed at which our Country was changing.”

She recalled travelling to Ottawa at the beginning of 2018 for the National Prayer Breakfast and got to see where the politicians speak out at Question Period.

“That day changed my life… I knew it was time to stand with courage.”

Following that day, a series of “fascinating coincidences” eventually lead Thompson to a meeting with PPC leader Maxime Bernier.

“He bravely declared the death of political correctness,” she explained. “He opened the door for conversations, healthy debate and holding fast to what is really Canadian – freedom. He is willing to take the heat to do politics a different way.”

Thompson said she plans to fight along with Bernier and “the whole team” of the PPC.

“We’re going to fight for a better Canada. For freedom, integrity, prosperity and personal responsibility.”

She added that she intends to “put 1,000% effort into overturning this NDP riding and my ultimate goal is to see integrity restored to Parliament.”

The anti-SOGI activist is also a former talk show host, an outspoken opponent of abortion and a contributor to Christian lifestyle magazine, The Light.

In an article for The Light written in July of last year, Thompson referred to SOGI as “the greatest and most insidious assault against our children that this nation has ever seen.”

She said that upon learning about the policy, she “couldn’t believe they would confuse the children of our nation by telling little boys they could be a girl and telling little girls they could be a boy. I had to fight for them.”

In her bid for a seat on the Burnaby School Board during last fall’s municipal election, Thompson said she gets called a hater, homophobe, and transphobe for speaking out, because of her view that “something is really wrong with this picture. We think that teaching little kids not to love themselves for who they are as God had made them is wrong.”

She claimed in a video that while SOGI purports to be about anti-bullying, they “bully people who disagree with them,” and that this “gender-bending belief has no place in schools and should be kept out.”

In the conclusion of her campaign kick-off announcement this week, Thompson implores those who have followed her journey and share her beliefs to “walk with me to see ‘God keep our land glorious and free.'”


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see on Wikipedia , that the liberals are having there " York Simcoe " nomination on Jan 12 and re nominating 2015 candidate Shaun Tanaka


so perhaps that gives us an idea when the by elections might occur , if the liberals have candidates nominated in all 3 by Jan 12 , it would seem likely they'd be called soon afterwords
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( looks like Singh got his wish , 3 by elections have been called )



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FINALLY! @justinTrudeau announces by-elections in Burnaby South, Outremont, and York-Simcoe. E-Day is Feb 25. #elxn42
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bernier's chance ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( yikes Mulcair is even admitting it will be tough for the ndp in Outremont and saying Singh's days are numbered if he doesn't win in Burnaby )


Singh's leadership days likely numbered if he loses byelection: Mulcair


Rachel Gilmore, Power Play producer
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 6:05PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:24PM EST


The NDP’s previous leader says the new one, Jagmeet Singh, would have a tough time staying on as NDP leader if he loses the Burnaby South byelection.

Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair said, should Singh fail in his bid for a B.C. seat, “it would be extremely difficult for Mr. Singh to stick around.”

“Indications are -- and I’ve talked to people within the party -- they’re comfortable that they can win the riding but they’re far from being confident that they will,” Mulcair told host Don Martin on Wednesday’s episode of CTV’s Power Play.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called three byelections on Wednesday for Feb. 25:

Burnaby South in B.C., Outremont in Quebec, and York—Simcoe in Ontario. The announcement came just days after the NDP criticized Trudeau for refusing to call the byelection sooner.

The byelection will be the first public test of the new NDP leader, who took the reins of the party after a leadership race in October 2017.

Should he lose, however, Singh has vowed to stay on as leader of the NDP as the party heads into a federal election in October of 2019.

“I will absolutely be the leader that leads the New Democratic Party to the 2019 general election," Singh told Don Martin during Monday’s episode of CTV's Power Play.

According to Mulcair, this means the party will throw everything it has at ensuring Singh secures a win. If he loses, Mulcair said “it would be very, very difficult for him” to lead the NDP into the fall election.

“I think that anybody who knows anything about politics would agree with what I just said,” Mulcair added.

Because of this pressure, Mulcair said the party will likely throw all of its resources at Singh’s race – which could be to the detriment of the other two byelections.

“The number one place where the NDP is going to be putting its time, money and energy is of course in Burnaby South, where Mr. Singh has finally decided to run in a byelection,” Mulcair said.

“I think that it’s going to be very tough for Julia Sanchez and the NDP in Outremont.”

Outremont is Mulcair’s old riding -- but when he won in a 2007 byelection, the conditions were very different.

“People were getting tired of the Bloc, the Liberals, of course, were still mired in the echo from the scandal involving sponsorship,” he said.


“We had never come anywhere near winning a seat in that type of election in Quebec but we threw everything we had at it and there was a novelty to the NDP.”

However, even if those added resources help bolster a byelection win for Singh, he likely won’t be sitting in the House of Commons until mid-March.

Mulcair said that might be too late for him to make a real impact.

“It’s not very much because in March, for all intents and purposes, we will be in the election. You can expect Justin Trudeau to be using all of the perks of his office,” he said.

However, the former NDP leader said it’s better than nothing.

“It’s certainly better than the situation he’s in now which is -- frankly -- nobody gets a chance to see him and nobody’s paying much attention to what he says,” Mulcair said.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/singh-s-leadership-days-likely-numbered-if-he-loses-byelection-mulcair-1.4247166
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( there is a post online which indicates the ndp already has a plan B if Singh loses , and it doesn't involve a leadership race , rather a caucus vote on a couple existing mp's )



NDP Caucus Present "Plan B" If Singh Loses By-Election - Nathan Cullen or Guy Caron As Leader In 2019 Election


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NDP Caucus Present "Plan B" If Singh Loses By-Election - Nathan Cullen or Guy Caron As Leader In 2019 Election


Joël-Denis Bellavance appeared on CTV Power Play today revealing what his NDP sources are telling him should Jagmeet Singh lose this by-election in Burnaby-South.

The caucus convened a meeting shortly before Christmas break. Preparing a "Plan B" if Singh loses this by-election. There will not be a leadership race, because of lack of funds. Instead the caucus will elect a leader by "consensus" and the two names that have been put forward for leader are Nathan Cullen and Guy Caron.

Go 40:40 into video for Bellavance's remarks

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.811563


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The optics here are terrible. The NDP's problems are only getting worse. It's almost as if they are implementing Plan B before Plan A has been abandoned.
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