Results for Hashtag #renewal

  • The talk about the NDP – LPC merger seems to be a jump at a quick fix for all that ills our party right now. We’ve performed dismally for more fundamental reasons than ”we weren’t merged with the NDP”. #renewal

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  • #renewal #communications @Bob-Rae – Obama hears from student leaders. Should we do the same for youth outreach? http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/15/white-house-connects-student-body-presidents

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  • Peter Luk posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago

    #renewal
    The recent NDP merger speculation angers and annoys and concerns me. The media and analysts are talking about a possible merger with the NDP instead of the Liberal caucus meeting. Re-building this party is the only game in town and serious Liberals know that.

    NDP merger talk is a red herring that serves Harper’s game plan. …[Read more]

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    • TOTAL AGREEMENT! The media is using this merger a talking point, for the media things don’t have to make sence. You have to understand the difference between a journalist and a reporter.
      A reporter goes out and digs into a story to tell the story properly, a journalist spews out the pap that is given to them. Harper has the best pap machine in…[Read more]

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    • The media speculation about a merger has more to do with intellectual laziness that anything else. Just because the USA has a two party system doesn’t mean that’s the best structure for Canadian politics. Recent events suggest that it might not even be the best system for the USA. It would be just as silly to suggest that Canada should copy the…[Read more]

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    • I agree and wonder if the media isn’t trying to effect events rather than just reporting them. And, who listens to talking heads anyway. I’d rather listen to and ”discuss” with my fellow Liberals even if, at times, we have to agree to disagree.

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    • I agree whole-heartedly with all the comments here. I was preparing to post a rebuttal to some of the nonsense circulating in the media from (mostly) the New Democrats, from the fallicy that Harper “united the Right” (as opposed to bringing parties BACK togather) to the myth that the Liberal and NDP parties have a similar political idealogy. …[Read more]

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    • Now that Jean Chretien has gone public about the possibility of a Liberal/NDP merger, I hope that it will be seriously considered by the membership. Perhaps there should be a poll of the members to find out how much support there is for a merger. Even though the Liberal party is in the weaker position right now it coud get a lot worse depending…[Read more]

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    • I think it is simply too soon to discuss a merger. The Liberal party is just starting to put itself back together. I’d agree with Mr. Bobbitt that we could do a poll of members to gauge support. I suspect there wouldn’t be much at this time. It’s also too early to see what will happen with the NDP. It would seem to me they are more at risk of…[Read more]

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  • #renewal Some of the main road blocks in renewal are

    1 Communications and structure of the the party

    Right now we have 3 levels – National, Provincial and Riding level associations.

    National Level must communicate to the provincial level then the provincial level communicates to the riding level.

    According to the constitutions the National…[Read more]

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  • A new member’s thoughts on #renewal

    I’m a new Liberal who joined the party at the start of the last election, and as someone who isn’t an entrenched party member I wasn’t at all surprised by the results. When I joined, there was no effort made to reach out and get me involved or feel a part of the “Liberal family”. No doubt everyone had…[Read more]

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    • #communications #renewal
      I did a search for “Outremont Liberal.ca” on Google and Martin Cauchon’s campaign page showed up. Are you in contact with his campaign team? I would like to know if their campaign has translated into a possible riding association campaign between the elections. If not, it should.

      Have you clicked on the Volunteer…[Read more]

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    • I’m looking forward to your post today. Your thoughts on how to more effectively engage new party members. Fresh ideas, and intent on implementing them, are needed.

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  • #renewal put a few ideas on my entry page – not sure how to link yet. Can not find the how-to instructions on web site – so may have offered suggestions to cyberspace. Trial and error I guess?

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  • #renewal One of the first matters to be dealt with by the new Board of Directors should be a detailed plan on reducing operating costs. We don’t have a lot of time to get our financial house in order. Anyone running for the board that I get a chance to speak to will be asked what ideas they will be bringing to the table if elected to deal with…[Read more]

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  • #renewal
    The Liberals should work on examining ways of addressing the widening gap between the rich and poor. The Conservatives don’t connect with struggling families and the downtrodden on the streets of downtown Toronto, Vancouver etc. The NDP will have a very difficult time making headway in rural areas. A forum could be set up here to…[Read more]

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    • Perhaps there could be daycare spaces for aboriginal or disadvantaged children. From good day care people they would learn self-esteem and self-respect as well as proper nourishment and good education.

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      • About Daycare: I urge every Liberal to remind their NDP ”friends” that we almost had national daycare until Saint Jack pulled the plug on Paul Martin’s government.

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        • Yes we should. You make a very good point. This needs to be part of the election platform too.

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          • Yes, and a part of every eledction campaign should be to point out the record of the Conservatives in this country. For example, their refusal to do anything about the “Great Depression”, their destruction of an aircraft industry and loss of all thos skills and jobs, the introduction of GST with disasterous financing that made it impossible to…[Read more]

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            • I don’t have this article, but I would like to read it. Can I get it off the Internet and how can I access it?
              Thanks.

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              • You might have to contac t the Toronto Star. The article was headed, Apocalyptic crisis budgeting”. Edmond Pries, the author of the piece, teaches in the department of global studies at Wilfred Laurier University

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                • I found the article and read it. It is an interesting perspective and it makes sense. We need to help out as many provincial Liberal incumbent MPPs as possible. There are some good new and keep those ridings Liberal. I heard that Rob Ford has been sending e-mails hoping to kick the provincial Liberals out of office. There is also the chance of NDP…[Read more]

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  • More thoughts on #renewal

    Notwithstanding the problems mentioned with only having a public facing website yesterday, I think the community section of the #website is a great way to get Liberal members involved. There is, however, a lot more that can be done to help grow the party into a force in the next election.

    The main thing that needs…[Read more]

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    • I agree, I would go to an event in Montreal, and I would love to meet Mr.Trudeau, but I can’t pay $200 for it.

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    • I give the party a couple hundred dollar a year, I feel that that is not appericated, when every thing I open is a request for more.
      A $5 hamburger and hot dogs at some local park would be more in line with ordinary people. One of Bob Rae recurring themes is we have to do stuff differently. We need the $200 dollar a plate guys, but they don’t…[Read more]

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    • Yup! FRom the article -

      “Tune out the merger talk: Like everything else in politics, the essential questions of a potential merger between the Liberals and the NDP would be: Who profits and who pays? It’s a risky business at the best of times, but right now, without a leader and without a position of strength, there’s precious little in it for…[Read more]

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      • Once we get into a position of strength, we won’t need the NDP. In fact, whether we’re in a position of weakness or strength we don’t need the NDP. I’m sick of the NDP and it’s hidebound ideological approach. A merger can’t and won’t work. Or should it. .
        Canada needs a Liberal party more than ever.

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  • #renewal We are going to have to make a decision on how we select our next leader and also how we conduct future biennial conventions. While I think the days of delegates selecting the leader and voting on policy should come to an end I have to admit I have no idea what technology would be the best to use( I am not even very good at using…[Read more]

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  • #Renewal
    No Merger for me. Why are some talking merger? Because we got a shilacking in May? Well we deserved it. Hopefully we have taken notice and will do something about it this time. The batlle will be arduous.

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    • Coalition, maybe, merger, no. Just based on my speaking with members of the Liberal party, the cultures of the two parties are too different. Similar enough to produce an alliance maybe, but not a merger.

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      • I agree. While I have respect for many members of the NDP and feel that the parties can find common ground while not in government, the real conflict would begin once government was formed. While in government the strength of the Liberal party has been that can move between moderate right and moderate left based on the conditions of the time.…[Read more]

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      • Ya I hear what you’re saying. We may seem to be similar, yet so different. I get the coalition part, it’s like we are dividing the votes, however I’m a bit concerned that Liberal/Right support might defect to the Cons. I believe that is what happened in May when people saw the Orange Wave coming. I think Harper himself was even surprised how…[Read more]

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        • I saw two things in the last election: 1) yes, many otherwise centrist votes defected to the Cons to stop the NDP, but 2) many progressives jumped from Lib to NDP to stop the Tories. In a way, the media whipped up this “Orange surge” hype in part to create those two conditions. Well, it certainly felt deliberate. In the past 6 years, never have…[Read more]

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      • Curious, would you know what their take is on possibly losing support to the Cons, with a coalition/alliance? P&P talked about that this week as a matter of fact.

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    • I agree 100%. Why is there only talk of merging when the Liberals don’t do well? When the NDP had 14 seats, no mention of merging then was there? And, when they are there again, there’ll be no chance of it then. I think that, when Jack Layton clicked in Qubec, people were looking for an alternative to Harper and, unfortunately, Iggy wasn’t it.…[Read more]

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  • #renewal
    The Liberal Democratic Party of Canada…asap

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    • Oh come on! The Liberal party has a great future standing on it’s own.

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    • Douglas, I agree completely. See my comments to Peters entry earlier.

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    • I would have to see a significant change in the NDP before I’d want to see us merge with them. If we were to merge with anyone, I’d say our dance partner is more likely the Greens. I’ve even told the Greens that they are my second choice, the NDP being my third, inanimate carbon rods being my fourth, and the Conservatives being my fifth.

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    • If the Liberal’s and NDP had been merged during the 1990’s, I wonder what Canada’s credit rating would be today?

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  • #renewal I have seen a lot of great ideas on this site but getting them from ideas to policy is still an issue that has to be dealt with. Instead of the various stages that proposed consitutional changes go through why can’t members submit proposed changes directly to the membership by posting them on this or some similar page as well as email.…[Read more]

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  • Bob Rae posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago

    #renewal. I listened carefully to Antonia Maioni and read her article, and agree with just about every word. The January convention will have some important decisions to make, most notably the structure of the party and how we chose the next leader. These are two critical issues and there will be others. The comments here will find their way…[Read more]

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  • Gary Martin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    In reply to: David MacFarlane posted an update A new member’s thoughts on #renewal – I’m a new Liberal who joined the party at the start of the last election, and as someone who isn’t an entrenched party member I wasn’t at […] View

    #communications #renewal
    I did a search for “Outremont Liberal.ca” on Google and Martin Cauchon’s campaign page showed up. Are you in contact with his campaign team? I would like to know if their campaign has translated into a possible riding association campaign between the elections. If not, it should.

    Have you clicked on the Volunteer…[Read more]

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  • #renewal I think we really need to make an effort to talk to Canadians, to listen to what their concerns are, and to develop our policies and strategies based on what we’re hearing from Canadians. Politicians always say “Canadians want” this or that, but how many of them actually ask? Let’s get out there and talk to them, one person at a…[Read more]

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  • Gary Martin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    In reply to: Bob Rae posted an update #renewal. I listened carefully to Antonia Maioni and read her article, and agree with just about every word. The January convention will have some important decisions to make, most […] View

    Thanks Bob for the reply. I cross-posted your response to the Facebook group discussing this article: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Liberalsrebuild/?view=permalink&id=187546221314246 #LKM #renewal

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  • Vikram Ignatius posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    In reply to: Bob Rae posted an update #renewal. I listened carefully to Antonia Maioni and read her article, and agree with just about every word. The January convention will have some important decisions to make, most […] View

    #renewal. After reading the article (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/grits-be-bold-or-get-lost/article2149382/?from=sec368) I connected with two points that Maioni made.

    The first being “move away from the middle of the road” I feel that the Liberal Party has been walking this fine line of trying to stay in the middle,…[Read more]

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