Over the last few weeks PM Harper and his government are caught in one of the biggest scandal seasons over the last decade or so. They succeed in creating such amazing number of scandals, some of them tightly related, some totally unrelated, but after all extremly damaging. The biggest is so called “Duffy Gate” or Wright/Duffy affair which is still going on very strong and according to latest media reports it will stay strong for a while. Continue reading “Harper in bad situation, Opposition is playing games”
Excellent comment by Andrew Coyne
The current issue of The New Yorker contains an absorbing piece by Jill Lepore on Campaigns Inc., the “first political consulting firm in the history of the world.” Established in 1933 by a pair of former journalists, the firm went on to win 70 of 75 elections for its clients over the next two decades, in the process writing the rules for every campaign that was to follow.
As Lepore summarizes them, they include: “Make it personal: candidates are easier to sell than issues… Pretend that you are the Voice of the People… Attack, attack, attack… Never explain… Say the same thing over and over again… Simplify, simplify, simplify…” And, a personal favourite: “You can put on a fight, or you can put on a show.”
So no, the Harper Conservatives did not invent dumb, dishonest, attack-dog politics — though they may have perfected it. The return of…
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SURREY – BC political scene is getting hotter and hotter as we’re approaching start of new Legislature session and Premiers press conference on jobs plan which is scheduled for next week, in light of these events leading party is starting new campaign to fight against political rivals in effort to warn BC citizens on bad politics and policies which are coming from BC NDP and newly formed BC Conservative Party. On Thursday morning BC Liberals kicked off campaign targeting BBC leader John Cummins and his previous and current political decision and moves, according to statement issued by BC Liberals leader of this campaign will be Langley MLA Mary Polak. Continue reading “BC Liberals in Anti-Cummins campaign”
SURREY – In next two to three weeks newly elected MP’s will start their work in House of Commons, in totally new atmosphere. Conservatives will enjoy their work as majority and for the first time in last five years all of their bills will be almost easily passed and accepted on the House floor. Even if they’re surprise of this elections, much interesting is opposition side of the House. Unusually but widely supported NDP Leader Jack Layton will have a full hands of work, Liberals will fight for survival on political scene for the first time since Canada become Federation nearly 150 years ago.
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SURREY – Orange surge as many of my colleagues are describing high popularity of NDP and its leader Jack Layton is one of the biggest surprises which Canadian politics saw in last five years since Stephen Harper earned a right to govern. On that Friday morning when a Parliament on opposition initiative found Canadian government in contempt of Parliament and forced elections, no one was seeing NDP in a 2nd place and much less Jack Layton in possible opposition leader chair. As much this is about Orange surge, much more is about two other major or let’s say mainstream parties which were main candidates for power in a days after May 2nd.
More than ever is clear that Canadians are saying “no” to Conservatives and Liberals on their pledges to give them a support and elect then as majority government next Monday. Punishment is coming after a years of unsuccessful and unproductive struggle for power and political overpowering over each other between Conservatives and Liberals. It is coming also, more on Conservative side, as a reflection of mounting scandals, irregularities and unwillingness to work and talk to people during this campaign. Continue reading “Canadians are saying “NO” to Harper and Ignatieff”
SURREY – As we learned this week latest polls are showing big surge in support for NDP and Jack Layton not only in Quebec but on national level could be and should be warning to other three major contestants in election race in days prior to May 2. Numbers presented in polls are not the most important element in this story, bigger importance to Jack Layton and his party is let’s say final recognition of their work and acceptance of their ideas among Canadians especially in Quebec.
SURREY – Federal elections are in less than three weeks, leaders already crossed country for several times in effort to reach every single voter and to ensure their party will become new Canadian majority government, they faced themselves in two debates and we didn’t saw anything new or interesting up to this moment. Only upstanding elements of this campaign are endless repetitions of words coalition, reckless, scandal, jails, jets, lair, etc. Everyone wants majority, everyone is prime minister and everyone will work with everyone but also will not work with other side of political spectrum.