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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:11 pm
 


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Who do you think should be at the helm?


Layton for now, and likely for the election after next.

After that, it's hard to say. I've got my eye on Dewar from Ottawa Centre though...he's young, bright, and personable. I'd also like to see Libby Davis take a run at it, but I've heard a few people say that she has no interest in the leadership. Judy Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) is quite capable, but I think she comes across as too harsh, especially on TV (she's not, but she comes across that way).

We're looking at 4-6 years though, I think, so it's likely that a few options will show up. I knew SFA about Layton when he won the leadership after all, and I was pushing for Blaikie. Layton has won me over though. He's increased the seat count, the membership, and that all-important cash flow. He's done that while remaining true to NDP principles and championing social justice and the environment.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:44 pm
 


It would be great for this country if they could be in the official opposition place then I feel it would be a great benefit for this country.I'll have to check out Dewar


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:44 am
 


If we could get Gilles Duceppe away from the Bloc Québécois we would have an excellent leader.Too bad he has a mindset for the seperation of Canada....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:26 pm
 


adahen wrote:
If we could get Gilles Duceppe away from the Bloc Québécois we would have an excellent leader.Too bad he has a mindset for the seperation of Canada....


No Gilles isn't left-wing enough. The best leader the NDP could have is Pierre Ducasse who ran against Layton however lost. I had the pleasure of meeting him once and I will never forget him. He has such an optimistic view of the NDP that it is amazing. Here is a quote from one of his speech's:

"What is democratic socialism?

The philosopher would say that it's an ideology of collective responsibility and common good.

The professor of political science would say that it is a set of government policies.

The activist would say that it is about defending specific issues or groups, or challenging the current social order.

The union member would say that democratic socialism is about defending workers' rights.

The opposition MP would say that it is about attacking the right wing agenda in Parliament.

All of these assumptions are partly true. But they are missing the basic idea.

And that is that democratic socialism, in Michael Harrington's words, is, before anything else, a hope. It is the true hope of humankind for a fair, fraternal and free future.

So the next time someone asks you 'why?' You tell 'em, 'Why? This is why! Because this is our hope!'"


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:49 pm
 


First of all Harper is one of those born again reformers who I don't like and don't trust. I don't like him linking Canada with US policy on almost anything. I am against his environmental policies, and his attitudes toward daycare, and the list goes on.
The only thing I support him on is the stand we taking with regard to Afghanistan.
That is the one place more of the world should be, instead of attacking Iraq which was a legitimate government whether we like it or not I don't want to see canada with a tory government at any time and the one thing I like about a minority is that at some point soon we will be rid of the political right wing for at least another generation


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