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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( there is actually a couple other people running against PMO staffer Den Tandt in Bruce Grey Owen Sound )


Time right for Anderson to seek Liberal nod


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Published on: January 6, 2019 | Last Updated: January 6, 2019 11:39 AM EST


For a while now Rod Anderson has mulled over the idea of getting involved in federal politics.
That time has arrived for the Tobermory resident as he has announced plans to seek the federal Liberal nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.

“I was in politics for 16 years – municipal, grassroots stuff – and the federal end of politics always intrigued me,” Anderson said Saturday. “Like everything else it is timing. It is a major commitment even at this beginning stage, and if it evolves it gets more time consuming.”
Anderson is one of three candidates who have expressed an interest in running for the position, along with former Sun Times editor Michael Den Tandt and Meghan Lipka, who currently serves as vice-chair of the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Federal Liberal Association.

Anderson sees the interest in the position as a good thing for the party locally.
“That is what we need because it stirs up a little more interest,” said Anderson. “It gives us a chance to hone our skills and come up with platforms we believe in and see if they are popular with the rest of the riding.”
Anderson grew up in Ottawa, but has called the Bruce Peninsula home since 1975. He is married to Valerie, and they have two grown children – daughter Jessie and son Graeme.

Anderson was in politics on the Bruce Peninsula during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. He served on St. Edmunds Township before amalgamation in 1998, where he served as reeve for a number of years. He was elected to the council of Northern Bruce Peninsula in 2000, where he held the deputy-mayor’s position until 2003.

Anderson, 64, feels his municipal experience would help at the federal level.
“I realize there are a lot of things the federal government has control of that we don’t at the local level,” said Anderson. “From the federal side of things you have a better understanding of what the riding needs because you have been on the grassroots, municipal end of things.”

Anderson said he had recently expressed an interest in the position, but he took a step back when it looked like he was going to leave the country for six months to work with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
That mission fell through at the last minute, and now he has the time to pursue the nomination.
Anderson said the main reason he wants to run is because the riding needs a “good Liberal member” in what he predicts will be another Liberal majority government after the election in the fall.

“There is no doubt in my mind that in the next election it will be a Liberal majority and it is always nice to have your local member part of the governing party,” said Anderson. “I think you get a little more sway even if you are a back-bencher.”
The riding has been held by Conservative Larry Miller since he was first elected in 2004. Before that, Liberal Ovid Jackson was MP of the riding for 11 years.
Anderson said it is time for a change again.

“The change will come,” said Anderson. “Again, there is no doubt in my mind that there will be a Liberal majority, and we would do well to have a Liberal from this area.”
Anderson, who is a hyperbaric medical technician at the diver chamber in Tobermory, said he is happy with the way the Liberal government is running the country. The issues they are pursing, such as battling climate change, are ones he feels strongly about.

“One of the things I am concerned about are environmental issues like plastics, toxins and clean water,” said Anderson.
With Medicins Sans Frontieres he has worked with refugees in areas of civil unrest, conflicts zones and civil wars, which has given him insight into the suffering people are going through. He feels Canada is doing the right thing by being welcoming too refugees.

“No one asks to be a refugee and they all deserve respect and that is what we should be doing,” said Anderson. “We have to show embracement and respect to everyone, whether it is a politician across the aisle from you or a refugee from another country.”
A concern of Anderson’s is the direction politics are going in many areas of the world.
“It is the erosion of a civil democracy. We are starting to turn into a bunch of naysayers, name callers and that sort of thing,” said Anderson. “It would be nice to see civility brought back into politics.”

Local Liberal association chair Anne Robertson said via e-mail that a time and place for a Liberal nomination meeting has yet to be determined.
Robertson said the party will set a date for a nomination meeting once candidates have been given time to file their applications.


https://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/news/local-news/time-right-for-anderson-to-seek-liberal-nod
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( sad when its almost not even a surprise to read this story , that a grassroots liberal candidate was forced out of the race to make way for there preferred candidate )



Former Liberal candidate accuses Trudeau and Liberal Party of rigging nomination contest in Milton, Ont.

By Abbas Rana Jan. 19, 2019


Businessman Azim Rizvee says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party preferred to have Olympic champion Adam van Koeverden as their candidate, and forced him to withdraw from the nomination contest.


Businessman Azim Rizvee has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of forcing him to withdraw from the nomination contest to make way for star candidate Adam van Koeverden. Photograph courtesy of Twitter



A former Liberal candidate who came within a five percentage point-margin of unseating Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt in the 2015 election is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of manipulating a nomination contest to make way for their preferred candidate, Olympic gold medalist Adam van Koeverden, for the 2019 election.

In a press release, businessman Azim Rizvee said he was “forced” by the party to withdraw from the nomination for Milton, Ont., after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) personally told him and his wife that Mr. van Koeverden, an Olympic gold medalist in sprint kayaking, is his preferred candidate.

Mr. Rizvee won 40.4 per cent of the votes in the 2015 election in Milton, losing to Ms. Raitt, who garnered 45.3 per cent of the vote.

Mr. Rizvee said he’s holding a press conference at 2 pm this afternoon at 1195 Winter Crescent in Milton, Ont. to provide more details about his experience about the nomination contest with the media.


“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, personally told me and my wife very aggressively that Adam van Koeverden is his preferred candidate for the Milton riding: ‘I am little worried for you guys but I will keep pushing Adam van Koeverden, He is a good man and we need him in Ottawa,'” Mr. Rizvee wrote in the press release. “We felt threatened, harassed and bullied.”

The nomination contest is scheduled to take place tomorrow.

In an emailed response to The Hill Times, Braeden Caley, senior director of communications to the Liberal Party, said that the nomination contest will be fair and in accordance with the party’s rules.

“Milton has seen exciting growth in Liberal support over the past year, with hundreds of new registered Liberals looking forward to running a campaign focused on Justin Trudeau’s positive progress to strengthen the middle class and grow the economy,” wrote Mr. Caley in his email.


“Grassroots Liberals will be voting to nominate their 2019 candidate tomorrow, and the nomination process is fully in line with all of the Liberal Party of Canada’s national nomination rules.”

Mr. Trudeau promised free, fair, and open nominations when he ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013. But since then there have been numerous cases of candidates raising serious questions about the fairness of Liberal nomination contests.

By deadline, the prime minister’s office was not available for comment.


https://www.hilltimes.com/2019/01/19/former-federal-liberal-candidate-rizvee-accuses-pm-trudeau-liberal-party-rigging-nomination-contest-milton-ont/184612
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( not much of a challenge to win the nomination when no one else was allowed to run against him . his main opponent was basically forced to drop out of the race by the PM himself )




CP24‏Verified account @CP24 · 39m39 minutes ago


JUST IN: Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden has won the federal Liberal nomination in Milton to challenge Conservative MP Lisa Raitt in the upcoming federal election.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( he was assured victory as his only real opponent had been forced out , not sure where his campaign is headed .
well he has profile he's not really known for any actual political issues in Ottawa and something about running against the deputy cpc leader mostly because she got trudeau annoyed in the house . to me leaves question marks surrounding his actual purpose of being a candidate ? )




Milton Liberals have Olympic flag-bearer

van Koerverden wins riding’s nomination for federal election

News 06:48 PM by Steve LeBlanc  Milton Canadian Champion|


Milton Liberal nomination


Adam van Koeverden joins with some of his enthusiastic supporters during his win of the Milton Liberal riding nomination Sunday. - Graham Paine / Metroland

Milton Liberal nomination


Adam van Koeverden (left) wins the nomination to be the Milton federal Liberal candidate for the upcoming federal election, defeating challenger Mian Abubaqr. - Graham Paine / Metroland

A victory for Milton and a victory for progress.

That’s how Adam van Koeverden characterized his successful bid for the local federal riding nomination, which came to fruition among hundreds of supporters at Bishop Reding Secondary School Sunday evening.

“We’ll go faster, go forward, together,” said the four-time Olympic kayak medallist, among raucous chants of congratulations after getting the nod over Mian Abubaqr among the 812 party members who cast a ballot. As is commonplace in nomination votes, the results were not made public. “You all came together, and everyone won.”


Describing Milton as a community with the ‘best answers and ideas,’ van Koeverden — a newcomer to politics — had knocked on more than two thousand doors during his nomination campaign, joking that they shouldn’t be held in winter.

On a more serious note, he said the real work ‘starts tomorrow’ and that he looks forward to working with Abubaqr.

“Hopefully we can turn Milton (Liberal) red.”

Said Abubaqr, “Congratulations Adam … all the best to you.”

The highly-accomplished kayaker turned politician said his top priority is to foster a team atmosphere and make sure everyone feels like they belong.

Among his many supports at Bishop Reding Sunday — where ‘Go Adam Go’ chants rang out shortly before the final votes were cast — were young campaign volunteers Cameron Sabino and Bilal Khan.

Both were looking to become involved in the political process for the upcoming election and found van Koeverden very approachable.



“He’s a great individual. He was open and a great communicator about the party,” said 14-year-old Sabino, a Grade 9 student at Milton District High School.

Added 17-year-old Craig Kielburger Secondary School 11th grader Khan, “Adam was really open to teaching us. He’s a really nice guy.”

van Koeverden aims to promote Liberal Party of Canada values such as investing in the middle class, growing the economy and creating new opportunities for young Canadians.


“I’ve been so fortunate to spend this time connecting with so many Miltonians,” he said. “I’m honoured to continue this conversation over the next few months and will be working hard to advocate for your interests and earn your support in the next federal election.”

The federal election is set for Oct. 21.


https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/9134796-milton-liberals-have-olympic-flag-bearer/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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( he was assured victory as his only real opponent had been forced out , not sure where his campaign is headed .
well he has profile he's not really known for any actual political issues in Ottawa and something about running against the deputy cpc leader mostly because she got trudeau annoyed in the house . to me leaves question marks surrounding his actual purpose of being a candidate ? )


His actual purpose as a candidate is that he has a high profile name and they're hoping that will help defeat Raitt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( interesting article from the east coast about a young women from Cape Breton who wanted to run against incumbent lib mp Mark Ayking who she felt had gone stale from being in Ottawa too long . only to find out the liberals had created rules making it impossible for someone like her to run in her own riding )



DAVID DELANEY: Running for federal politics is not that easy


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Published: 20 hours ago


David Delaney - Point of View - Greg McNeil

Plenty of hurdles to leap through


Imagine, if you will, a woman who is a single mother of two teenage children. She lives in Alder Point. She is hard working as a school bus driver and, during the summer, a server in a local restaurant. She is energetic, bright and interested in our community. She is a member of the Liberal Party in the Sydney-Victoria riding. Like her parents and grandparents before her she has supported the local Liberal MP Mark Eyking.

Despite her past support for Eyking, she is interested in seeking the Liberal nomination to run as that party’s candidate in the next federal election. After all, she has listened with admiration to the prime minister, her party’s national leader, talk of fairness, openness, inclusiveness and, of course, the wonders of the democratic process. Besides, of which, she brings a new perspective to what she now considers the stale and stagnant atmosphere present after a near quarter century of one candidate representation

In being the sole provider to a young family she knows what it means to struggle to pay the bills at the end of the month. Hers is the real world and she believes this would suit her well as one of our elected representatives. She is correct.

She realizes that she will have a daunting task in taking on an incumbent MP. Yet, as long as her odds may be, she figures she at least shall have a shot at it. All it will take is a good campaign among Party members and then the vote at the nomination meeting. There is, of course, the matter of the Party rules governing nominations. She necessarily will review them so that she might be aware of all proper procedures.


She discovers these rules total some 25 pages
; her initial belief being that this provides lots of space for outlining all that much talked about fairness and equality

Sure enough, they start off very well, extolling the virtues of their being interpreted in a “fair and equitable manner.” So far, so good, she would think.

The subsequent clause echoes the first, saying “these rules will operate without discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, gender, identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability.” Wow! Is there any need to read further? Likely not. But, she presses on, nonetheless.

They provide for a National Committee, something called a Greenlight Committee and the authority of these groups to interview, review, evaluate and either accept or reject the right of a Liberal Party member to seek her Party’s nomination. So, really it is not up to the constituency association but instead to the Party’s central committee system in Ottawa to determine who might run. Well, she is disappointed but figures she can live with that rule. As once was said in Moscow, the Party is never wrong. Who needs local autonomy anyway in a world where fairness is mandated?

However, the rules do not end there. There is more. The Party has added to this already convoluted and bizarre set of contradictory words and phrases something innocuously titled Schedule ‘A.’ This turns out to be a special set of rules for constituencies which already have incumbent Liberal members, Sydney-Victoria with Mr. Eyking, being one.



"It’s an insider’s game from start to finish."


Schedule ‘A’ comes down to this: Liberal MPs need not be required to seek the Party’s nomination to run. They are given it outright by the Party provided they first do several things. There are some nebulous ones, such as establishing enough social media presence and providing evidence of pre-election canvassing. These are placed there simply to provide cover for the real one. That being money, more particularly raising enough of it for the Party.

Yes, in the fair and open Liberal Party, dedicated as it is to every measure of equality, if you are an MP you can buy your nomination back without first going through the tawdry and unpleasant task of first being voted in as your Party’s candidate. Simply ensure you can dump enough money into the hands of the Party’s high command in Ottawa.

The next time your local MP tells you about the importance of the democratic process and all that it means to you, ask him what it means to him? Once in they close the door to all but those who can pour money into Party coffers. For the single mother from Alder Point and anyone like her, its sitting at the back of the hall and doing all the grunt work at election time that is left for you.

But don’t be offended. The other two mainline parties are much the same. It’s an insider’s game from start to finish.

David Delaney keeps a close eye on political issues. He lives in Albert Bridge.


https://www.capebretonpost.com/opinion/columnists/david-delaney-running-for-federal-politics-is-not-that-easy-277577/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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( he was assured victory as his only real opponent had been forced out , not sure where his campaign is headed .
well he has profile he's not really known for any actual political issues in Ottawa and something about running against the deputy cpc leader mostly because she got trudeau annoyed in the house . to me leaves question marks surrounding his actual purpose of being a candidate ? )


His actual purpose as a candidate is that he has a high profile name and they're hoping that will help defeat Raitt.


I'm not sure what his candidacy is all about

if we look back it was announced on CTV morning ( not in Milton ) literally the day after Raitt had a high profile question period run in with Trudeau

it would seem to be more of a feel story for the liberal party than anything else that this high profile athlete wanted to run for public office . not that he was actually known for anything political or actually held public office in this riding before


in my view it seems doomed for failure unless the changing demographics in Milton have created a riding much different , know it was the fasted growing city in Canada for a few years


but it says to the opposition if you do your job and try and hold the government to account , the government will go after you and target your seat specifically .


and so much for having more women and minorities in politics , apparently those don't seem to matter much anymore to the liberals , at least not to those in the PMO office who decided to target a high profile female cpc mp and told a former liberal candidate of south Asian origins ? he couldn't run again cause those in the know in the liberal party had already decided it would be Van Koeverden not actually decided by the riding itself
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But why are you surprised? And why do you think that the other parties don't do the same things when they can? Wouldn't the opposition like to defeat someone like Morneau, for example?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But why are you surprised? And why do you think that the other parties don't do the same things when they can? Wouldn't the opposition like to defeat someone like Morneau, for example?




this was the kind of thing the liberals accused the Harper conservatives of doing , now there doing the same thing themselves


they said they were going to be different , instead there more partisan and hold more bitterness towards the opposition than any government in years past


the liberals are targeting a very high number of opposition held seats this year , you think having a majority with 180 plus mp's you'd be just focused on keeping those but not good enough for them , they want them all , as many seats as they can get
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They all do it when it suits them, although parties who are far from power are less aggressive about it. But would the NDP stand for a rock-ribbed socialist who thought boys are boys and girls are girls? Not likely.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( trudeau is now giving speeches where he attacks former PM , R.B Bennent . a man who was unfortunate to have been PM in the days of the great depression . seriously our PM's speechwriters are losing it if this is all they can come up with .

as for Fundy Royal not sure if the PM visit makes much difference , its still one of the hardest seats in Atlantic Canada for the liberals to retain . its almost always voted conservative other than 93 and 2015 both liberal wave elections . all 5 provincial ridings within it voted pc this fall by large margins )



Trudeau drops into southern New Brunswick to boost MP in battleground riding

The Canadian Press
January 23, 2019 06:52 PM


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart at her nomination event in Quispamsis, N.B., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan


QUISPAMSIS, N.B. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew across the country to briefly boost a New Brunswick MP at a rally Wednesday evening in a battleground riding where the Liberals managed a narrow 2015 victory in a traditionally Tory area.

Trudeau spoke for just four minutes, taking swipes at the economic records of former Conservative prime ministers, including his predecessor Stephen Harper, and R.B. Bennett, who was born in the province and led the country amidst the worst years of the Great Depression.


But Trudeau's main focus was on the Liberal MP for Fundy Royal, businesswoman Alaina Lockhart.

"I don't think I know anyone in caucus who works harder, is more connected to her community, who is a strong voice for rural issues, small businesses, tourism, and passionate about her community and all that it stands for," he said.


"I need you to make sure you send her back to Ottawa."

The Liberals hold all 10 seats in the province, but Lockhart's victory margin of 3.8 per cent over Harper-era cabinet minister Rob Moore was among the narrower of the wins in the last campaign, and she faces a tough race in the 2019 federal campaign.

After his brief comments, Trudeau handed the microphone to Lockhart, who spoke for the remaining time during the rally.

She proceeded to list off various investments in the riding in southwestern New Brunswick, emphasizing a coastal highway funded through a federal-provincial agreement that is projected to increase tourism in the region.

Trudeau, looking slightly weary, had flown from from Saskatchewan for his evening visit to the riding, his fourth since 2014.

His welcome at the Quispamsis gathering wasn't entirely friendly.

A group of disgruntled postal workers turned their backs on Trudeau during his brief comments.

The workers say they are bitter over the fact the federal government ended their strike in December by legislating them back to work.

"We just wanted to show the Liberals our disapproval with the events that took place when we were on strike and were illegally legislated back to work," said Dave Dudley, second vice president of the Fundy local of CUPW.

"Under the Canadian Charter, as a unionized workforce we have the right to negotiate a fair contract, and that right was illegally taken away from us," he said.

The group did not get a chance to speak with the prime minister or Lockhart.

Lockhart later said she understands the position of the postal workers.

"I appreciate that the postal workers are in a tough time right now and there's nothing I want more than for them to get a deal and continue to have a good career with Canada Post. In the meantime I have to balance my decision with what I was hearing from the rest of my constituents as well," she said.

Lockhart said she heard from a lot of seniors who were worried they would not receive their mail and their bills.

She said she hopes there will be an opportunity to sit down with the union and resolve the issues.

Trudeau is scheduled to make a number of stops in southern New Brunswick Thursday morning before heading to the north of the province for a town hall style meeting in Miramichi Thursday evening.


https://www.weyburnreview.com/trudeau-drops-into-southern-new-brunswick-to-boost-mp-in-battleground-riding-1.23610461
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A significant part of Justin's original appeal was that he was not preposterously partisan, that he thought less in terms of party and more in terms of solving problems in a practical way.

Now, look at him.

Don't blame his speech-writers. Trudeau chooses the people who shape his words for him. He takes suggestions and works with the actual writers to focus on what he wants to talk about.

There seems to be no way to confuse Andrew Scheer with Stephen Harper, and there will be even less reason to confuse Andrew Scheer with R.B. Bennett. You could confuse him with Howdy Doody with more success.

What he should be talking about is the next step in his plan to revitalize the Canadian economy after nine years of Harper's stewardship, and how his brilliant decision led to ... well, tariffs ... but we're hitting back with new tariffs ... and we made get the new treaty actually signed soon ... he could explain our foreign policy to us. .. why he made us look like a vassal state by arresting Meng ... even putting her in an ankle bracelet ... and why that's a good thing. Somehow.

This is how they slander a party and seem "classy" about it. They pretend to scholarship. It seems tp be clear already -- they mean to fight this election on the basis that the Conservatives are deplorable! (Which by now is code for "racist sexist homophobic cis-gendered whites -- especially the males".)

Look southward, my fellow Canadians. They're slandering schoolboys for the hats they wear. They are organizing to harass people out of restaurants. You can be randomly punched for your politics on the streets. I don't expect it to become that way here, but they will be taking a step in that direction.

Is ths wrong? How will Andrew play his hand?
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A significant part of Justin's original appeal was that he was not preposterously partisan, that he thought less in terms of party and more in terms of solving problems in a practical way.

Now, look at him.

Don't blame his speech-writers. Trudeau chooses the people who shape his words for him. He takes suggestions and works with the actual writers to focus on what he wants to talk about.

There seems to be no way to confuse Andrew Scheer with Stephen Harper, and there will be even less reason to confuse Andrew Scheer with R.B. Bennett. You could confuse him with Howdy Doody with more success.

What he should be talking about is the next step in his plan to revitalize the Canadian economy after nine years of Harper's stewardship, and how his brilliant decision led to ... well, tariffs ... but we're hitting back with new tariffs ... and we made get the new treaty actually signed soon ... he could explain our foreign policy to us. .. why he made us look like a vassal state by arresting Meng ... even putting her in an ankle bracelet ... and why that's a good thing. Somehow.

This is how they slander a party and seem "classy" about it. They pretend to scholarship. It seems tp be clear already -- they eant to fight this election on the basis that the Conservatives are deplorable! (Which by now is code for "racist sexist homophobic cis-gendered white males".)




I don't know if I can ever recall a similar attack , trying to compare a modern politician to someone from the 1920's era


its odd and unusual on so many levels , few Canadians would have any idea who R B Bennent was anyways
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There are memory traces of Bennett. But you're right, because nobody alive now remembers the Depression. Only a few have even heard depression stories.

The bigger point is that it is an attack on Conservative economic management. They are going to chip away at what has been the party's forte. They are going to say that Conservatives are deplorable people who act from the basest of motives, and who can't even run the economy "fairly".

Scheer has seemed in the past to let these allegations slide. Let's see if he stands up to them this time, or if he waits ....
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MP Terry Sheehan acclaimed as Sault Liberal candidate


'Proud and encouraged' by support, says Sheehan

about 14 hours ago by: SooToday Staff



Provided photo shows Sault MP Terry Sheehan and his family at today's nomination celebration. L-R Riley, Lisa, Kate and Terry
Provided photo shows Sault MP Terry Sheehan at his nomination celebration.

NEWS RELEASE
TERRY SHEEHAN
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Supporters packed the Mane Street Café and Lounge on Sunday afternoon for an election style rally. The unopposed Terry Sheehan spoke to members of the Sault Ste. Marie Federal Liberal Riding Association, saying he was honoured to be running for re-election as Member of Parliament for the Riding of Sault Ste. Marie.
Sheehan said it was great to launch his re-election campaign at a small business in the City's downtown during Small Business Week.

Sheehan reminded those gathered that on Jan. 1, 2019 the Liberals had once again reduced the small business tax rate, this time from 11 per cent to nine per cent, noting that this rate is one of the lowest small business tax rates in the world.


Looking back, Sheehan listed many historic investments that he had been involved in, right here in the riding, since he became MP in 2015. Investments in our postsecondary institutions, local industry, small businesses and infrastructure.

At the same time taxes for the middle class were cut and the Canada Child Benefit was introduced, raising Canadian children out of poverty.

The Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors was also given a boost, providing greater income security for 900,000 seniors. The age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the GIS was also restored to 65 from 67 years.

Sheehan said that he and the federal Liberals won the last election because “We ran a positive campaign of hope and hard work. We had the power of the people; that is, a great number of volunteers. I am proud and encouraged that I am continually approached by more and more people wanting to help out on this upcoming re-election campaign.”

If you wish to volunteer or support Terry's re-election please email reelectterrysheehan@gmail.com or call the Riding Association at 705-257-2844.

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/mp-terry-sheehan-acclaimed-as-sault-liberal-candidate-1215307
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Federal Liberals to begin nominating candidates

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