Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Busy season

Before New Democrats head off to the Italian Cultural Centre to cheer on Carole James and her team next Tuesday night, they will be getting together on Saturday of the long weekend to launch the Kathy Corrigan campaign for Burnaby-Deer Lake.

Corrigan headquarters is on Imperial at Central Boulevard near Metrotown. The launch is Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4PM.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new in that one (Corrigan's office location). There's a union headquarters in there, and I'm sure the building is owned by that union.

Next door is Domino's Pizza.

4/08/2009 7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how much rent she is paying.

4/09/2009 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The financial disclosures will come out AFTER the election.

But will former BC Environment Minister Joan Sawicki be at the grand opening???
I think this is the same building that housed Joan's constituency office.

4/09/2009 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was, but it might be difficult for her to be there.

She's living a nice life away from politics near Bella Coola.

Expect Corrigan, Chouhan, Saliwhal, Caledino, and the other socialists to be there.

But this isn't much different than the nauseating office openings done by Lee Rankin and Harry Bloy.

4/09/2009 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Joan ;-)

4/10/2009 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was certainly a better MLA than Harry Bloy and Patti Sahota.

4/10/2009 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was a terriible Speaker of the Legislature and even more of an abysmal failure as Minister of Environment.

Too bad Elwood Veitch was not around, now that was a great MLA who brought bacon and lots of it to Burnaby.

4/11/2009 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if people are changing their minds, as we all know that the capitalists are having a 10% lead on the socialists. But we all know BCNDP always has more volunteers while BCLIB always has more independents, so far anyways.

Like the Democrats in 2004 against George Bush, we can hate the incumbent governments all we want and how wrong they may be, the front issue will have the NDP at a disadvantage, even with a moderate platform.

Though I do feel liberals will lose support in Burnaby and I can easily see all BCLIB MLA's defeated in these ridings. And given the distribution of votes, a 5% support flip may mean 10-15% of gains on ridings for BCNDP in urban areas.

As an independent however, if I were to vote with tradition, borrow and spend could easily be a kiss of death for BCNDP. But such policy has now the holy blessings from near-almighty Barack Obama, BCNDP may very well hold the edge on economic issues (one would hope that BCNDP can have more economists like socialist Nobel Laureate Paul Krueman endorsing their platform).

So in conclusion, BCNDP's platform in fact does embrace much of Obama's ideology of "change" in it, but the deciding factor will be how Carole James can defend it. It is very rare socialist ideology is embraced by the world and this is just about the ideal time for BCNDP to come back to power and it will be up to Carole James, who too is a changed woman, to convince the voters. Leadership debates do change minds, one would hope Carole James will start embracing the independents and convince us to vote for change.

4/11/2009 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone certainly couldn't find anything better to do on a Saturday evening.

4/11/2009 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me, BCNDP are pretty good at crowd control, (unlike BCLIB who have to "pay" people to hold signs, literally).

Though more importantly, Helen Chung from Team Burnaby, now a Green Party candidate, is now challenging Harry Bloy and Harry Bloy's razor thin winning margin may simply vanish. Talk about a fractured Team Burnaby whose chairman may soon be tried for treason by BCLIB. Seriously though, it would be more interesting to observe how many people actually showed up at Lee Rankin's office, other than those related of course, biologically and financially.

4/11/2009 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"it would be more interesting to observe how many people actually showed up at Lee Rankin's office, other than those related of course, biologically and financially."

Ooooohhh Direct hit to Rankin and he goes into the boards.

*Tweet!* and there's the stop in the play...

4/11/2009 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did someone compare just carole james to barrack obama??


4/12/2009 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"did someone compare just carole james to barrack obama??"

Yes, you would be correct.

Only ignorant cannot see that the premier is now being framed as "G.W.B" of the province, leaving people behind.

The similarity.....

1. tax and spend ideology at a time it has become the central themes for all stimulus package.

2. a challenger running against a long time incumbent who is perceived as "anti-people", especially coming from a minority candidate.

3. running at a time of economic recession where its left wing policy in creating a safety net will gain quite a few votes.

Seriously, NDP could have done more, e.g. stimulus package, E.I. period extension, or GST cuts pairing with gas tax repeal (same principles). But as we all know however, BCNDP has been owing us an explanation for a very long time already, we should see if Carole James whose future is on the line can convince us with her centrist view of seeing things.

4/12/2009 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did someone just compare carole james to barrack obama... twice??



that's even better than when bctf jinny sims compared herself to rosa parks!

dont stop there, keep it up... hey isnt shane simpson is sorta like the Dalai Lama? and dont you think that jenny kwan is truly the next margaret thatcher?

i admire your courage in trying to make the ludicrous sound convincing, but please... give your head a shake!

4/13/2009 3:43 AM  

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