Gerard Kennedy Maverick Watch - Macleans.ca
 

Gerard Kennedy Maverick Watch


 

Liberal incumbent Gerard Kennedy talks to The Mark about the trouble with Parliament.


 

Gerard Kennedy Maverick Watch

  1. I wonder how much of a dark horse Kennedy is for future lberal leadership…he doesn't have much of a constituency that i can see. Hopefully i'm wrong. He's young, thoughful and articulate…and he's from the west. He ought to be ,along with Trudeau, a big part of his parties future. Maybe the libs should have developed their inhouse prospects a little more, rather than going outside for Ignatieff…oops i'm off message.

  2. I wonder how much of a dark horse Kennedy is for future lberal leadership…he doesn't have much of a constituency that i can see. Hopefully i'm wrong. He's young, thoughful and articulate…and he's from the west. He ought to be ,along with Trudeau, a big part of his parties future. Maybe the libs should have developed their inhouse prospects a little more, rather than going outside for Ignatieff…oops i'm off message.

  3. Ignatieff was in-house. He's worked for the party before.

  4. Having the good fortune of living in Kennedy's riding certainly is making it easier for me to vote Liberal for the 2nd time in my life :)

  5. Having the good fortune of living in Kennedy's riding certainly is making it easier for me to vote Liberal for the 2nd time in my life :)

  6. That's a stretch. What was he at Pierre's coronation in 68?

  7. That's a stretch. What was he at Pierre's coronation in 68?

    • Pas de stretch

      As well, Ignatieff volunteered for the Liberal Party during the 1965 federal election by canvassing the York South riding. He resumed his work for the Liberal Party in 1968, as a national youth organizer and party delegate for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau party leadership campaign.

    • Wait a minute–are you saying you must have been in the party for 30 years before you gain any relevance?

      That's crap. How can we expect parties to change and grow, adapt, etc. if it is a closed clique? That's the very thing wrong with political parties!

      • Calm down Jenn. Of course i'm saying no such thing. Remember Trudeau himself was drafted late into the party. Some people were surprised he didn't go NDP given his roots and friends. It was no biggie. Emily claimed MI was inhouse – i just thought it a stretch.Technically she's right. It is fair to say his most logical home, given his history and world view, was with the libs.

  8. Pas de stretch

    As well, Ignatieff volunteered for the Liberal Party during the 1965 federal election by canvassing the York South riding. He resumed his work for the Liberal Party in 1968, as a national youth organizer and party delegate for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau party leadership campaign.

  9. Wait a minute–are you saying you must have been in the party for 30 years before you gain any relevance?

    That's crap. How can we expect parties to change and grow, adapt, etc. if it is a closed clique? That's the very thing wrong with political parties!

  10. Calm down Jenn. Of course i'm saying no such thing. Remember Trudeau himself was drafted late into the party. Some people were surprised he didn't go NDP given his roots and friends. It was no biggie. Emily claimed MI was inhouse – i just thought it a stretch.Technically she's right. It is fair to say his most logical home, given his history and world view, was with the libs.

  11. How would Kennedy know what's wrong with Parliament? He's barely ever even there.

  12. How would Kennedy know what's wrong with Parliament? He's barely ever even there.

  13. Gerard Kennedy is an MP who is very present in the riding and spends a lot of time working with citizens and community groups. I know this from personal experience. Canada Post was planning to move our local post office out of the Junction and I contacted every politician I could think of including our city rep, provincial mp, party leaders at the federal level, everyone. Understanding Canada Post is a federal entity but hoping people who care about the Junction would lend their voices just to help as they have done for other higher profile, more newsworthy issues in the riding. The only politician who answered my request and responded was Gerard Kennedy. He worked tirelessly and quickly with the citizens and as a result Canada Post relented and our post office was saved. Whatever the outcome of this election, I am grateful to Mr. Kennedy for his efforts and it's nice to have my faith in the political system at least partially restored.

  14. Gerard Kennedy is an MP who is very present in the riding and spends a lot of time working with citizens and community groups. I know this from personal experience. Canada Post was planning to move our local post office out of the Junction and I contacted every politician I could think of including our city rep, provincial mp, party leaders at the federal level, everyone. Understanding Canada Post is a federal entity but hoping people who care about the Junction would lend their voices just to help as they have done for other higher profile, more newsworthy issues in the riding. The only politician who answered my request and responded was Gerard Kennedy. He worked tirelessly and quickly with the citizens and as a result Canada Post relented and our post office was saved. Whatever the outcome of this election, I am grateful to Mr. Kennedy for his efforts and it's nice to have my faith in the political system at least partially restored.