Results for Hashtag #Toronto

  • Today in #Toronto, #RobFord garnered quite a bit of praise for finally appearing at a public event in support of the gay community. And frankly, good for him. I don’t particularly like Rob Ford, I disagree with most of his policies, I loath his approach to public discourse, but I’ll give praise where praise is due. Good for him. He’s a…[Read more]

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    • I agree wholeheartedly. The Liberal party isn’t about telling people what they should believe it’s about asking them.

      I think Bob Rae very eloquently spoke to this concept in his “Social policy speech” (Vancouver YWCA, Jan 28).

      A few quotes from the speech:

      “The conversation about policy has to go well beyond any particular political party…[Read more]

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    • Jeff,
      We have to be carefull about changing positions on issues. If our original position was evidence based then any change should be made because of evidence and not because our original position was unpopular. A consistent message goes a long way towards building a relationship with the electorate. I know that in the west we have a lot of work…[Read more]

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      • Hi Jim

        I won’t say that I entirely disagree. We need to be careful, for example, about changing our positions on things at the drop of a hat. But despite our new mantra of “evidence based policy” as the solution to all our ills, we can’t lose sight of the fact that conclusions from evidence have as much to do with the evidence you pay heed…[Read more]

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        • Jeff,
          when I was a young man voting for the first time Canadians new what the Liberal Party of Canada stood for. It stood for a united, bilinqual, multicultural Canada.
          The reason they knew it was because Pierre Trudeau never stopped reminding them of it.
          The same can be said for the party position with regard to the constitution and for…[Read more]

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          • Please excuse the spelling errors. Thankfully my daughter who is an english teacher won’t get to see this post.

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            • @Jim – I don’t actually think we disagree at all. We definitely need to refine our messaging to Canadians, and it can’t be as generic or as baldly brokerage as “we want to be the party you want!” At the same time, we can’t commit narrowly or immovably to a specific set of policy positions. Your example of Trudeau’s messaging illustrates…[Read more]

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  • David Momotiuk posted an update 5 months ago

    #renewal #policy #summercaucus #communications

    The continuous pattern of police forces in Canada that are overstepping their authority should be our next big issue to address in Parliament.

    Aspects of crowd control, investigative practices, excessive force against protesters, and post-event harassment should be reviewed. These police actions…[Read more]

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