Tuesday, January 23, 2007

One down, four to go?

About a year ago this time tonight Burnaby returned its two MPs, Bill Siksay and Peter Julian.

Will they still be there a year from now? Because there was another election?

Discuss.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup.

1/23/2007 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*sigh* unfortunately yes unless some lucky break comes along.

More years of publicity hounds, and poor representation from two MP's who can really do nothing except talk.

not to mention more years of having to read Peter Julian's position on things he doesn't know much about.

1/23/2007 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Bill Cunningham is not star candidate no more and George Drazenovic has been a joke two times too many. Bill Siksay is probably facing a new group of candidates in the next election. (where is MR. Democracy when we want him the most).

Peter Julian should expect to face stronger candidates this time around. Mary Pynenburg cant talk and should be replaced by someone else. Both tory nomination contestants have much stronger grassroot popular support comparing to Peter who continues to lose touch with constituents. He better hope he wont be carried by Bill Siksay again in the next election.

1/25/2007 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, Bill Cunningham is not star candidate no more and George Drazenovic has been a joke two times too many. Bill Siksay is probably facing a new group of candidates in the next election. (where is MR. Democracy when we want him the most)."

The federal Liberals will probably try to slip Billy Boy through, but hopefully not.

Mr. Democracy was all show.

"Peter Julian should expect to face stronger candidates this time around. Mary Pynenburg cant talk and should be replaced by someone else. Both tory nomination contestants have much stronger grassroot popular support comparing to Peter who continues to lose touch with constituents. He better hope he wont be carried by Bill Siksay again in the next election. "

Peter's boring, and Mary doesn't even live in these parts as she is now in the Okanagan.

1/26/2007 7:51 AM  
Anonymous FHK said...

You are right, Bill will probably again get the nomination with him being Dion supporter and president of the BC wing for LPC. (I mentioned Mr. Democracy was just for fun, Bill single handedly took Tony out in 2004 even before the nomination meeting by asking Mr. Dipper to appoint him. I must say Mr. Demoracy is miles behind Billy Boy in playing politics.)

However, seeing that Dion has this "committment" to appoint "assassins" (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_general_election,_2005#Polls_and_results) to various BC ridings given the only Liberal women MP from BC is none other than Hedy Fry and male dominace of the riding, I think Bill will step aside for a female candidate as this is one of the few seats Liberals actually have a shot of winning.

1/26/2007 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Paddy said...

Siksay only won by 1000 votes or so last time round since the Cons ran a wheelchair-confined lame duck candidate. This time looks like some Bible pounding lepricon will get the job...
My money is on the Libs if even if they run Bill Boy from the Bully Pulpit.

1/27/2007 10:35 PM  
Anonymous FHK said...

Well paddy, exactly how many times would a candidate lose before the liberals call him a loser? Is it just me and has the liberals lost touch with the city of Burnaby.

1/30/2007 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well paddy, exactly how many times would a candidate lose before the liberals call him a loser?"

Obviously an awful lot. Go ask Billy Boy

Is it just me and has the liberals lost touch with the city of Burnaby. "

Ask Billy Boy.

1/31/2007 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know, but maybe we can ask Bill Siksay after he lost in Vancouver Centre where he lived until a year ago.

Lets face it Julian and Siksay are disasters. They couldn't spell Burnaby if there was a sign in front of them with the name on it.

2/01/2007 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Julian will win and Siksay will lose, probably to the Liberals, based on the job they have done. Julian seems to understand what people in Burnaby like to hear, whereas Siksay just isn't a replacement for Svend.

2/06/2007 10:24 AM  
Anonymous FHK said...

I agree, Julian is in the safest seat in the Lower Mainland after Vancouver East. Bill Siksay however may lose unless liberals decide to run someone OTHER THAN Billy Boy, or Mr. Democracy.

2/07/2007 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Burnaby Politics to "effects of excessive use of pot on your brain."

This blog makes me laugh. Do any of you venture out into the real world at all??? Has anyone seen the competition to Julian from the fibs and cons. Patty Sahota and Daniel Lee, and Sam Rahkra and Ryan "Daddy and me... for MP" Wawara?

Lets see, you've got the former minister of state for golf courses, resorts and watering holes (and an abject failure as an MLA when it came to looking after her constituents), Daniel Lee who has no connection at all to the riding that anyone knows about, beyond being a liberal and having some kind of political ambition to getting his ass kicked twice by the NDP.

Then on the far right, you've got Ryan "Daddy and me... for MP" Wawara, yet another far right leaning neo con, and Sam Rahkra, who has been an also ran in the past 2 nominations, to Redmond (Mike Smyth clone) and to a guy who's name escapes me because he was that memorable a candidate.

Hell even Joyce Murray, with all her political acumen (now that's a joke) pulled up stakes and is going after the Quadra riding. Her Dion handlers probably told her she has a better chance there, than against Julian, who's a strong candidate, with support across the board.

Mind you, joyce is basically a rent a candidate. If there's no one credible, and even the graveyard can't provide a suitable person for nomination, then Joyce is ready willing and able to set in and run.

Whenever the election is, my money's on Julian. The guy works in the community, and works and works. His formula that he uses has been eminently successful in the past, in terms of winning elections over the long term, in this riding.

It's good that Burnaby Politics blog exists. I guess its group therapy for all the neo cons and libs. And provides some humour and laughter to those of us in the real world.

2/17/2007 7:35 AM  

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