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South shore seems so far away now


 

Ricardo Lopez, the Liberal candidate in Beauharnois-Salaberry, is no longer the Liberal candidate in Beauharnois-Salaberry. In fact he never was. You were imagining it.

What is true is that he sat in Brian Mulroney’s Conservative caucus fro 1984-88 and that he was a candidate for the Alliance in 2000. Also true: that in his early days as an MP, he mused about shipping all of Canada’s aboriginal populations to Labrador. It was after this news broke that Mr. Lopez became an uncandidate.

It’s all like an odd dream now.


 

South shore seems so far away now

  1. Liberal candidate Bedard thought killing Indians to build a golf course was kosher, this particular Liberal candidate is not quite as extreme, he just wanted to see them deported to Labrador.

    As Marissal states, it’s hard to beleive that this is the same party that just 8 years ago came ahead in the the popular vote and won 36 seats in Quebec. All media reports out of Quebec which I’ve come across indicate the Quebec wing of the Federal Liberal Party in utter shambles. This campaign is a write-off. Growth for the Libs will have to come somewhere else in the country.

  2. Seems to me like Liberals are in deep trouble but few are mentioning/noticing it. Basically bankrupt in Quebec, and attracting Tory cast-offs as candidates, while also taking a beating in BC according to the polls. The big red machine has become the party of toronto while still claiming to represent Canadian ‘values’.

  3. Ah yes, that sad, lonely, unpopulated, un-Canadian outpost of Toronto. How dare it be represented.

  4. Haha..Toronto and the Liberals deserve each other. Mayor Miller for Liberal leader!

  5. jwl said “…while also taking a beating in BC according to the polls.”

    I did say “[g]rowth for the Libs will have to come somewhere else in the country.” I suppose I should add that I doubt Western Canada will be that “somethere else”. There are quite literally no safe seats in western Canada for the Libs. A case in point, in the Manitoba riding of St. Boniface, historically one of the safest seats for the Liberals in western Canada, the Conservative candidate is leading the Liberal incumbent by 12% points according to a Winnipeg Free Press poll which came out yesterday.

    So growth for the Liberals will have to come from Ontario, outside of Toronto and Atlantic Canada, much of which they already hold.

  6. Gee, Paul, you’ve stirred up the Con trolls. They are very sensitive you know.

  7. The Maritimes will return fewer Liberals.

    Quite possibly, considerably fewer.

  8. So, Paul’s comments about misinformation aren’t important? Using his site for bash and trash time?

  9. Probably a severe lack of people interested in reading teh french, Sandi.

    Otherwise, what can you really say? I guess no one on any side of the political spectrum is really surprised anymore when the Liberals run hacky career politicians and opportunists instead of people with viable progressive ideas.

  10. Losing a candidate is nowhere near as serious as the massive loss of seats that is about to occur in Liberal land.

    Watching the once vaunted Liberal brand self destruct is a dream come true. Cant wait for Dion to soil himself during the english debate.

  11. Some candidates with math skills might be good.

  12. Liberal Partisan Sandi says “So, Paul’s comments about misinformation aren’t important? Using his site for bash and trash time?”

    I think Paul was being ironic Sandi, he’s been known to do that sometimes. It can take some getting used to.

    On Wednesday, La Presse reported on his candidacy, with his smiling mug in the article. Evidence that he once was the Liberal candidate for Beauharnois-Salabery? For bilingual readers here it is verbatim from the article:

    “Hier, cette recrue des libéraux conservait le profil bas sur le site du PLC. Lorsqu’on cliquait son nom dans la section «Faites connaissance avec votre candidat libéral», seuls son nom, des coordonnées générales du parti et l’ombre découpée d’une personne (un peu comme sur Facebook lorsqu’un participant ne met pas de photo) apparaissaient.”

    The salient details are that his name was on the Liberal Party of Canada website.

    So, sorry Sandi, your party recruited and then booted (after Media coverage) two of its candidates for extreme anti-Indian comments, racism in other words.

  13. Where exactly are the Liberals going to lose seats? They might lose a couple in Vancouver, probably to the NDP, but they don’t have any to lose in Quebec outside Montreal – which they won’t lose.

    Toronto is really a Liberal lock. If anything they might pick up a couple. Ditto most of Ottawa.

    They can actually expect to win two or three more seats in NL, since the Erich Honecker of the Rock is campaigning against the Tories there.

    So that leaves hinterland Ontario and the Maritimes, since they don’t have any seats to lose in the interior of BC, Alberta, or SK. (Manitoba – anybody have any idea what the mood is in Manitoba?)

    For all this talk of the Liberals imploding, they’re near rock-bottom already. Say they lose 10 seats in Ontario and a couple in the Maritimes: hardly an implosion. If the Tories increase substantially, it’ll be because of Quebec.

  14. You know – I should be shot at dawn…I just don’t like Harper, the man, the person.

    How unforgivable. Imagine that, I can see through the guy’s phony sweater image.

    I’m well aware that Paul is a Harper fan, but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with him because he a political journalist. And, it doesn’t mean I don’t respect Paul’s leanings.

    It’s Canada and it’s suppose to be a democracy and a democracy consists of more than one political stripe.

  15. They can actually expect to win two or three more seats in NL, since the Erich Honecker of the Rock is campaigning against the Tories there.

    Kim Jong Il, Enver Hoxha, and Evita, rolled into one.

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