Friday, March 28, 2008

CLC President Expecting a Challenge Next Month

Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti may be facing a challenge at the CLC convention in May. CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan and Toronto & District Labour Council President John Cartwright are both being touted as possible challengers. I suspect the latter two labour leaders are upset over Georgetti's decision not to condemn the CAW's Magna deal.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Where are the results?

The Ontario provincial election took place almost 6 months ago and Elections Ontario has still not published official poll-by-poll results... what's the hold up?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Peter Tabuns and the Ontario NDP Leadership

Still unconvinced by this and this?

How about the fact that the domain name ndp.on.ca is now pointing to Peter Tabuns' webpage? The domain name was registered back in 2000, six years before Tabuns was even elected to the legislative assembly.

Also, the brains behind this is rumoured to have abandoned the project at the urging of the Tabuns people, who would rather see Howie step down gracefully than pushed down the stairs.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Joan Beatty Putting "God First" in Saskatchewan By-election.

Joan Beatty, the federal Liberal candidate in the Desneth√©Missinippi–Churchill River by-election, has an interesting explanation for why she is running on here website.

My father’s advice about the election was simple: “Always put God first..."


Oh brother... maybe losing her to Liberals wasn't such a terrible loss after all.

By the way, why does the Saskatchewan NDP continue to list her as an MLA?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Is it just me...

Or does it seem strange that the only photo on the New Brunswick NDP's mainpage features a group shot of New Democrats, most of whom do not live in New Brunswick, in the lobby of the House of Commons?

Here's a tip: try featuring your new leader.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

NDP Loses Two Seats in Alberta

NDP leader Brian Mason and newcomer Rachel Notley won seats for the NDP last night, but former NDP leader Ray Martin and rookie MLA David Eggen unexpectedly went down to defeat. The only party feeling worse than the NDP today is the Alberta Liberal Party, who dropped from 16 seats to just eight. (Whereas the NDP was expected to simply hold onto its base, the Liberals were actually expected to increase their seat total).