Monday, October 01, 2007

As dangerous as Dosanjh (and Harris)

According to Public Eye Online, there is one MP from each of the three parties in BC that do not yet have an opponent. The Liberal is Vancouver South MP Ujjal Dosanjh. The Conservative is Cariboo-Prince George MP Dick Harris. For the NDP, it is Peter Julian, the Burnaby-New Westminster MP.

Harris and Dosanjh are solid frontrunners who are in a better position than most of their respective parties colleagues. Has Peter Julian become the NDP's cornerstone in BC? Solid NDP MPs Nathan Cullen, Libby Davies, and even Burnaby-Douglas's Bill Siksay have at least one opponent lined up already.

The Conservatives appear to have candidates who are ready to run, while the Liberals have gone through candidates like nobody's business. At the moment, it appears that Lily Harvey is the only nomination candidate. No dates are set for either party or for the Green Party.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could we finally see the re-alignment of anti-NDP support behind the federal governing party?
If that's so, expect great fireworks b/w the son of a Harper cabinet member who is catching up to the two-time nomination runner-up who has wanted to face Peter Julian for the past three years. Expect to see BCL MLA's becoming more involved in the process if there is enough anti-NDP support behind him.

10/01/2007 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BCL Liberal MLA's should keep the hell out of the Conservatives.

John Nuraney and Richard Lee are not Conservatives. They are federal Liberal.

As for the other one, Harry Bloy
who gives a rat's ass what he thinks?

10/01/2007 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do people actually believe that Richard Lee and John Nuraney are going to back Bill Cunningham's campaign? If David Emerson can jump to the tories, just about anyone in GVRD can, and it is not the first time we saw ex-liberals coming to tories.

No, Richard Lee is not going to suddenly resign tomorrow and start running against ndp's as a member of the federal government. While he would have excellent chance of winning against Bill Siksay as the anti-NDP federal candidate, like all politicians he will take the safe route and run for re-election with key cabinet appointment coming up.

We should all know however shall he be associated with federal liberals in 2008, what is his chance in 2009 really running as the anti-NDP candidate as he risks starving off the political donations from tory backers.

10/01/2007 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do people actually believe that Richard Lee and John Nuraney are going to back Bill Cunningham's campaign?"

Why would there be a need? Going back to that campaign does not mean a renewal of their federal Liberal ties.

"If David Emerson can jump to the tories, just about anyone in GVRD can, and it is not the first time we saw ex-liberals coming to tories. "

A one time event. Not a comparison.

"No, Richard Lee is not going to suddenly resign tomorrow and start running against ndp's as a member of the federal government. While he would have excellent chance of winning against Bill Siksay as the anti-NDP federal candidate, like all politicians he will take the safe route and run for re-election with key cabinet appointment coming up."

Richard is a parliamentary secretary and he wouldn't give that up for silly political conjecture. Besides that riding already has a federal Liberal candidate and the Tories have one candidate in mind, but it is not Richard Lee.

"We should all know however shall he be associated with federal liberals in 2008, what is his chance in 2009 really running as the anti-NDP candidate as he risks starving off the political donations from tory backers."

Irrevalaent. Many of those Tory backers voted for him in 2005 and would do the same in 2009.

You might want to try another hobby. Your predictions are wrong and way off the mark.

10/02/2007 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do people actually believe that Richard Lee and John Nuraney are going to back Bill Cunningham's campaign?"

Why would there be a need? Going back to that campaign does not mean a renewal of their federal Liberal ties.

"If David Emerson can jump to the tories, just about anyone in GVRD can, and it is not the first time we saw ex-liberals coming to tories. "

A one time event. Not a comparison.

"No, Richard Lee is not going to suddenly resign tomorrow and start running against ndp's as a member of the federal government. While he would have excellent chance of winning against Bill Siksay as the anti-NDP federal candidate, like all politicians he will take the safe route and run for re-election with key cabinet appointment coming up."

Richard is a parliamentary secretary and he wouldn't give that up for silly political conjecture. Besides that riding already has a federal Liberal candidate and the Tories have one candidate in mind, but it is not Richard Lee.

"We should all know however shall he be associated with federal liberals in 2008, what is his chance in 2009 really running as the anti-NDP candidate as he risks starving off the political donations from tory backers."

Irrevalaent. Many of those Tory backers voted for him in 2005 and would do the same in 2009.

You might want to try another hobby. Your predictions are wrong and way off the mark.

10/02/2007 9:36 AM  

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