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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 am    Post subject: Tobique Mactaquac NB lib mp TJ Harvey to not run Reply with quote

( in a surprise move a rookie Liberal mp from New Brunswick has announced he isn't running again after only 1 term in Ottawa )



February 19, 2019 9:26 am Updated: February 19, 2019 10:00 am

Liberal MP TJ Harvey announces he will not run in 2019 federal election

Rebecca Lau | Global News By Rebecca Lau
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Tobique-Mactaquac MP TJ Harvey has announced he is not re-offering in the next federal election.

tjharveyparl.liberal.ca


New Brunswick MP T.J. Harvey has announced he will not run for re-election in the next federal election after one term in office.


Harvey was elected to represent the riding of Tobique-Mactaquac in 2015.

In a statement, the Liberal MP says his decision was about his “desire to return to work in the private sector.”



“Earlier this month, I informed the Prime Minister of my decision and conveyed my sincere thanks for having had the opportunity to work on behalf of New Brunswickers and rural Canadians from across the country,” his statement reads.


“I remain fully supportive of the efforts of our Liberal government, our Prime Minister and the Liberal Party of Canada and have thoroughly enjoyed my public role.”

Harvey, a former farmer and entrepreneur, had more than 46 per cent of the votes in the last election, ahead of Conservative candidate Richard Bragdon. Prior to Harvey’s election, the riding had been Conservative since 2006.


Fellow Atlantic Canada Liberal MP Colin Fraser has also indicated he will not re-offer in the next federal election.

The Nova Scotia MP, who represents West Nova and was also elected in 2015, said he wanted to return to his legal career and serve the community in other ways.


https://globalnews.ca/news/4974314/tj-harvey-not-running/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( this mp also had a verbal confrontation with the PM around a year over the gun bill , one has to wonder if that has anything to do with his decision to not run again . he was also chair of the liberal rural caucus )



Upcoming gun bill ‘scaring the hell out of the Liberal caucus,’ and Trudeau’s response to Harvey’s concerns puts a chill on backbenchers, say Liberals

By Abbas Rana Mar. 12, 2018


Liberal MPs question why PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts and chief of staff Katie Telford regularly attend all national caucus meetings, and say they should be meetings of only elected MPs.


Liberal MPs want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his cool when his caucus colleagues raise tough questions in closed-door caucus meetings. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s angry response to a rural MP’s concerns raised at a recent national caucus meeting on the Hill over the government’s upcoming gun legislation did not go over well with some Liberal MPs who say it will have a “chilling” effect on their ability to speak candidly at the closed-door meetings.

According to Liberal MPs and insiders, Mr. Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) verbally “attacked” rookie Liberal MP T.J. Harvey (Tobique-Mactaquac, N.B.), chair of the Liberal rural caucus, during the Feb. 28 national caucus meeting on Parliament Hill. Mr. Harvey stood up to say that there was a “lack” of meaningful consultation with the caucus over the government’s upcoming gun control legislation.

“Justin was much too vitriolic and attacked him,” one Liberal MP, referring to Mr. Harvey, told The Hill Times, who spoke on condition of anonymity since the closed-door caucus meetings are confidential. “We’re also supposed to have the right to voice our opinion.”

This MP said the soon to be tabled gun legislation is “scaring the hell out of the Liberal caucus,” especially the ones representing rural ridings.


Citing confidentiality, in a telephone interview with The Hill Times, Mr. Harvey, chair of the 55-member Liberal rural caucus, declined to comment on his exchange with the prime minister at the meeting. But Liberal MPs who were present in the caucus told The Hill Times that Mr. Harvey told Mr. Trudeau that rural MPs feel that there has not been adequate consultation with them on the gun legislation expected to be tabled in the coming weeks.

According to sources, Mr. Trudeau, “went after” Mr. Harvey and “asserted” that there has already been a “robust, more than sufficient consultation,” and no more consultation was needed. Sources said that the whole caucus was taken aback by the prime minister’s unusually angry tone, which they said would have an “intimidating effect” on MPs’ willingness to raise issues in future caucus meetings.


https://www.hilltimes.com/2018/03/12/upcoming-gun-legislation-scaring-hell-liberal-caucus-pm-trudeaus-vitriolic-response-grit-mp-harveys-concerns-put/137000
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( I think its definitely worth looking into why this mp isn't running , he was chair of the rural liberal caucus and would of seemed to have a future in Ottawa .

although his riding swings between the liberals and conservatives regularly so he might of had a difficult time getting back in even if he had run again .

his open riding is now one of the top cpc targets on the east coast , a seat they should be able to win back )



Don Martin‏Verified account @DonMartinCTV · 5h5 hours ago


Don Martin Retweeted TJ Harvey

Another Atlantic Liberal MP- this time a rookie who won't get a pension - is stepping aside with no future plans. Maybe means something. Or nothing.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobique-Mactaquac is likely one of the ridings the CPC would target if their appeared to be an opening in New Brunswick

It was a fairly safe CPC riding for a pair of elections, so its possible riding level internal polling isn't looking promising and Harvey feels he can secure a better opportunity now on his time table.

Or he is just sick of Ottawa.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its tough to say what his reasons are , one thing I noticed about his riding is the economy seems to be doing much worse than it was in 2015 , so perhaps the liberal brand isn't doing as well or things like a carbon tax aren't seen as the solution to the ridings problems


there has been a couple high profile plant closures , I found articles online about 2 of them , losing a couple plants isn't a big deal in Toronto but in rural New Brunswick when there is few other employers its a big loss


Canada Bread plant closed and eliminated 70 jobs in Woodstock NB

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/woodstock-canada-bread-closed-1.4742350

Dr Oetker's pizza plant closed in Grand Falls and eliminated 180 jobs

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/dr-oetker-closes-grand-falls-plant-1.4510545
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking thru the mp's who aren't running there is a trend I'm starting to notice , many more white men retiring than women or minorities


of the 10 conservative mp's not running in 2019 , only 1 is a women ( Kellie Leitch )



of the 7 liberals not running in 2019 or who resigned in recent weeks , all are white men


so far not a single female liberal mp is retiring in 2019 , even old long time one's who seemed nearly certain to retire apparently aren't ( Hedy Fry , Judy Sgro and Carolyn Bennett ) those 3 have all been in parliament for long periods of time and who think they'd be ready to retire



of the 9 ndp mp's who left or not running in 2019 , 5 men and 4 women , more women retiring due to the fact ndp has more female mp's I guess


but overall many more white male mp's retiring than women so far , 20 white men , 5 women and 1 Aboriginal mp
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