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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Grenier has a good article explaining the changes in terms of upgrading MPs in urban centers where the Liberals hope to hold on to power in case present voting trends continue.

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Moving François-Philippe Champagne from International Trade to Infrastructure means an effective communicator will be spending more time across the country — and in Quebec — on one of the platform planks that helped elect the Liberals in 2015.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politic.....-1.4750085


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another wrinkle ...

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‘Tory whisperer’ Dominic LeBlanc to spearhead Ottawa’s provincial relations in new role
LAURA STONE PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER
OTTAWA
PUBLISHED 18 HOURS AGO
UPDATED JULY 18, 2018

He’s known around Parliament Hill as a shrewd political communicator with a jocular side, not to mention the fact that he’s one of Justin Trudeau’s oldest friends.

Now, Dominic LeBlanc is taking over one of the Prime Minister’s own posts as the new Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, at a critical time in federal-provincial relations.

Experienced, confident and well-liked – although he’s proved to be unafraid of a political tussle – Mr. LeBlanc will be in charge of advancing the Trudeau agenda in the face of growing provincial opposition from Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the looming threat of United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney in Alberta.

It is a task Mr. LeBlanc, a 50-year-old trained lawyer who has been a New Brunswick MP for 18 years, seems to relish, even referred to by Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt on Wednesday as a “Tory whisperer” – although she also called him tough and “extremely partisan,” too. [....]
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-tory-whisperer-dominic-leblanc-to-spearhead-ottawas-provincial/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Liberals would be very well served dropping in someone with a wealth of international private sector experience into the Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel by-election.

If they can wait till after the Quebec Provincial Election they may be able to snag themselves someone from the Quebec Liberal Party to assist in some of the areas they are having some struggles in.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
Another wrinkle ...

Quote:
‘Tory whisperer’ Dominic LeBlanc to spearhead Ottawa’s provincial relations in new role
LAURA STONE PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER
OTTAWA
PUBLISHED 18 HOURS AGO
UPDATED JULY 18, 2018

He’s known around Parliament Hill as a shrewd political communicator with a jocular side, not to mention the fact that he’s one of Justin Trudeau’s oldest friends.

Now, Dominic LeBlanc is taking over one of the Prime Minister’s own posts as the new Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, at a critical time in federal-provincial relations.

Experienced, confident and well-liked – although he’s proved to be unafraid of a political tussle – Mr. LeBlanc will be in charge of advancing the Trudeau agenda in the face of growing provincial opposition from Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the looming threat of United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney in Alberta.

It is a task Mr. LeBlanc, a 50-year-old trained lawyer who has been a New Brunswick MP for 18 years, seems to relish, even referred to by Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt on Wednesday as a “Tory whisperer” – although she also called him tough and “extremely partisan,” too. [....]
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-tory-whisperer-dominic-leblanc-to-spearhead-ottawas-provincial/


He's to save baby-face from getting roughed up ... he's the flak-catcher, as Tom Wolfe might say ...


The Prime Minister faced minimal opposition from the largest Provinces since he was elected. Wynne, Notley, and to an extent Philippe Couillard were largely supporters if not at a minimum not active detractors of his agenda.

Brad Wall was really the lone wolf.

Now you have Ford, Moe, Pallister, potentially Jason Kenney and François Legault (maybe Blaine Higgs?) shortly down the line and you now have the Provincial Governments of the majority of the population actively opposing you.

To your point, Dominic LeBlanc is there to absorb the abuse so the Prime Minister doesn't have to.

With Wynne gone and Notley looking as though she may be gone it becomes a cold cold place for the Prime Minister.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmostein wrote:
Bugs wrote:
Another wrinkle ...

Quote:
‘Tory whisperer’ Dominic LeBlanc to spearhead Ottawa’s provincial relations in new role
LAURA STONE PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER
OTTAWA
PUBLISHED 18 HOURS AGO
UPDATED JULY 18, 2018

He’s known around Parliament Hill as a shrewd political communicator with a jocular side, not to mention the fact that he’s one of Justin Trudeau’s oldest friends.

Now, Dominic LeBlanc is taking over one of the Prime Minister’s own posts as the new Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, at a critical time in federal-provincial relations.

Experienced, confident and well-liked – although he’s proved to be unafraid of a political tussle – Mr. LeBlanc will be in charge of advancing the Trudeau agenda in the face of growing provincial opposition from Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the looming threat of United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney in Alberta.

It is a task Mr. LeBlanc, a 50-year-old trained lawyer who has been a New Brunswick MP for 18 years, seems to relish, even referred to by Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt on Wednesday as a “Tory whisperer” – although she also called him tough and “extremely partisan,” too. [....]
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-tory-whisperer-dominic-leblanc-to-spearhead-ottawas-provincial/


He's to save baby-face from getting roughed up ... he's the flak-catcher, as Tom Wolfe might say ...


The Prime Minister faced minimal opposition from the largest Provinces since he was elected. Wynne, Notley, and to an extent Philippe Couillard were largely supporters if not at a minimum not active detractors of his agenda.

Brad Wall was really the lone wolf.

Now you have Ford, Moe, Pallister, potentially Jason Kenney and François Legault (maybe Blaine Higgs?) shortly down the line and you now have the Provincial Governments of the majority of the population actively opposing you.

To your point, Dominic LeBlanc is there to absorb the abuse so the Prime Minister doesn't have to.

With Wynne gone and Notley looking as though she may be gone it becomes a cold cold place for the Prime Minister.



provincial relations are turning into an issue for trudeau , what was once almost an entirely liberal or at least progressive slate of provincial counterparts is quickly shifting to the right or further left and leaving provincial liberal parties in the dust


since 2015 we've seen the BC liberals lose to the ndp , the Manitoba ndp lose to the pc's , the Ontario liberals lose to the pc's and the Sask party got re elected easily

only the Yukon shifted to the liberals where the conservative minded Yukon party lost


and come the fall its highly likely the quebec liberals will lose there majority and possibly even lose government to the CAQ


in alberta no one really expects the ndp to win another majority , the UCP are clear favourites going into the next election


on the east coast , I'd say the PEI liberal government is the least likely to get re elected , New Brunswick the liberals might have a chance as pc's so weak among the francophone voters , Newfoundland will be a real race in a few years and in Nova Scotia the pc's keep winning more seats every election


if your trudeau you have to start wondering what provincial allies will be left in a few years ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Interprovincial agreements, it isn't a democracy in the sense that one province = one vote. The heavyweight provinces are Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. Also important BC and Saskatchewan. Basically, they fight about funding.
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