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How can this not be fun?


 

Secretary of State Kenney to hold Press Conference
on the risks posed by Stéphane Dion’s top policy advisor

OTTAWA – Secretary of State Jason Kenney, P.C., will be holding a press conference today – Wednesday, September 17 – at the National Press Theatre.

Ottawa, ON

2:00 PM (ET)            Press Conference
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON

Wells again: I note that they’ve simply abandoned any hope of getting reporters out to the Little Shop of Tories in, what, Kingston or wherever it is.


 

How can this not be fun?

  1. It’s about time! People were almost discussing policy… time to get the sideshow back on track as the main event.

    I heard Dion’s top policy advisor was seen in a sweater vest that clashed with his slacks. If this is true, can you trust your vote to someone who lacks clothing coordination?

    Jason Kenney will let us know.

  2. I’m actually quite excited by the idea that everything a leader’s associates have ever said or done, going back nearly two decades, must now be taken as that party’s policy proposals for this campaign. Guess who wrote the 1993 Reform platform?

  3. Little Shop of Tories? I thought it was the Shop of Little Tories.

  4. Does that press release imply this will be an ad hominem attack?

  5. Well, unless Stephane Dion’s top policy advisor is listeria, I think I’m probably safe from him/her.

  6. “I’m actually quite excited by the idea that everything a leader’s associates have ever said or done, going back nearly two decades, must now be taken as that party’s policy proposals for this campaign. Guess who wrote the 1993 Reform platform”

    I’m interested too see whether he’ll actually say that screwing up Ontario should disqualify your from being anywhere near the public purse.

  7. I imagine that they are going to spin that the top policy advisor is Elizabeth May and use the press conference to rip into her platform.

    On notaleader.ca there was a slot machine game that generated liberal party policy and often the game generated green party policy. It appears the conservatives are going to use Stephane Dion’s support of Elizabeth May in Central Nova as support and endoresement for the Green Party’s platform. Slightly disingenous.

  8. Yeah, Peter beat me to it, but I assume this is about May.

    Which, I guess makes Andre Arthur comments fair game to attack the Tories on, right?

  9. By that analysis Peter, would that mean Liberals can now consider Andre Arthur to be Harper’s top policy advisor since the Conservatives are not running a candidate against him?

  10. Bah, Calgary Grit beat me to it.

  11. “”Since it’s our plan, the ‘Green Shift’ plan, I can explain it fully,” she said, claiming that Dion was “brave enough” to accept parts of her party’s environmental platform.

    “I think the fact that I can explain it may be useful to Canadians in making up their minds on how to vote. This is not a contest about who is the best debater … If you care about Kyoto, if you care about climate action, it’s very clear that Mr. Harper is the worst possible choice,” she said.” CTV September 14th.

    May is claiming that Green Shift is her ‘plan’ and she can explain it better than Dion. Seems like May thinks of herself as Dion adviser so it makes sense to lump the two of them together.

  12. If I recall Stephane Dion’s leadership campaign was based on adding a third pillar (the environment) to the other two pillars of the Libreal party (economy and justice). This is now referred to a Richer, Fairer, Greener Canada. But I think the Green Party’s platform in 2004 and/or 2006 was based on the same kind of messaging.

  13. “I’m interested too see whether he’ll actually say that screwing up Ontario should disqualify your from being anywhere near the public purse.”

    That would disqualify pretty much every party except the Bloc & Greens. They haven’t been given the chance yet.

  14. jwl: To be fair, the Greens have had their “Green Shift Tax Plan” out for far longer than Dion’s plan, and it purports to go further as well, cutting both payroll and income taxes in exchange for carbon and consumption taxes.

    It’s actually that very policy that first attracted me to the Greens.. before May became leader.

  15. Why does he get to use the National Press Theatre? Aren’t federal government resources out of bounds during elections?

  16. The NPT is actually run by the gallery, and as such, can be used by any third party organization that makes arrangement to do so — including a campaign spokesperson.

  17. Spamming is never fun. Good grief.

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