Sunday, July 12, 2009

Remember him?

Paul Forseth, the former Reform-Canadian Alliance-Conservative MP, who lost just as the Conservatives came to government in 2006, is again being rumoured as a potential Tory candidate in Burnaby-New Westminster.

Forseth had been rumoured as a potential candidate in Burnaby-New Westminster during the potential coalition in November-December 2008 but quickly played his hand for New Westminstet-Coquitlam after 2008 New Westminster-Coquitlam Conservative Yonah Martin was named to the Senate in mid-December.

Last month the Conservatives in New Westminster-Coquitlam opened their nomination for later this month. Forseth jetted off on a European holiday and was unable to file the paperwork necessary to run for the by-election nomination. The retired former MP made a lot of noise but carefully managed to not blame anyone for the inconvenient meeting date.

Prior to the current redistribution, Forseth represented a sizable part of Burnaby-New Westminster. There is no word yet on potential Liberal candidates to challenge MP Peter Julian.

34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't going to happen.

Forseth had lots of time to complete and file the nomination papers.

The bus has left the station.

7/12/2009 11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Previous blogger is correct IMO. PF has no intention of running unless he is promised something in return for merely showing the flag in a losing cause. (ie that other place). He knows how this game is played and he already has his pension.

7/13/2009 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PF was in fact thinking of returning and going for the nomination, but it would be foolish to try.

Silly speculation from the previous blogger since the deadline for nominations has since passed.

He's better off where he is.

With pension in hand.

7/13/2009 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not what Paul says on his own blog.
http://paulforseth.blogspot.com/

Of course, his last posting was a full five days ago, and these things might change, eh?

7/13/2009 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So - the source for this story is your own blog post from last year?
WTF!

7/13/2009 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doens't matter what Foreseth says in his blog. The deadline for nominations has passed.

The train is about to leave the station.

7/13/2009 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forseth says absolutely nothing about running in Burnaby-New West on his blog.

And the riding's website - http://tinyurl.com/nhkzah - still lists Sam Rakhra as the candidate.

And based on the riding's website, the local Tories aren't even interested in a nominating meeting.

So the truth is, Paul still has LOTS OF TIME to file his nomination papers in this riding - IF he so chooses.

7/14/2009 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would PF do that? He has a pension from his time as MP, and obviousy likes to travel.

If he says nothing about running in Burnaby New Westminster, what does that tell you?

Still very early for nomination meetings.

Enjoy the summer and chew on a steak.

7/14/2009 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and stand downwind of the pundits.
they tend to do a lot of farting

7/14/2009 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do the politcial hacks.

Much more than the pundits.

7/14/2009 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're still missing the joke, eh?

7/14/2009 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think whoever is saying that the deadline for nominations has past may be wrong. Paul is talking about running in Burnaby New Westminster, not New West Coquitlam Port Moody. That nomination has closed.

Doesn't matter anyways, Julian would eat him for breakfast.

There's rumours abound that Gerry Lenoski is thinking of taking a run for the Liberals in New West Coquitlam. Any other names out there for the by election?

7/14/2009 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is also a rumour that Lee Rankin is again looking to run for the Federal Libs in bby nw. Yes I nkow - he has said before he was not interested. But that was while he was planning to run in Bby Edmonds.

7/14/2009 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is also a rumour that Lee Rankin is again looking to run for the Federal Libs in bby nw. Yes I nkow - he has said before he was not interested. But that was while he was planning to run in Bby Edmonds"

Lee Rankin? That idiot?

Gurdev ("The Ayatollah") Dhillon
would have none of that.

Doesn't Rankin ever give up? He bombed in the Burnaby New Westminster portion of the civic election and bombed badly in the
provincial election.

He obviously doesn't see the big picture.

And Lenoski??

Watch for Donelley to take over from Dawn Black in New West Coquitlam.

7/14/2009 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is also a rumour that Lee Rankin is again looking to run for the Federal Libs in bby nw. Yes I nkow - he has said before he was not interested. But that was while he was planning to run in Bby Edmonds"

Lee Rankin? That idiot?

Gurdev ("The Ayatollah") Dhillon
would have none of that.

Doesn't Rankin ever give up? He bombed in the Burnaby New Westminster portion of the civic election and bombed badly in the
provincial election.

He obviously doesn't see the big picture.

And Lenoski??

Watch for Donelley to take over from Dawn Black in New West Coquitlam.

7/14/2009 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Donnelly deal is done.
He already has campaign ads on the SkyTrain.

7/15/2009 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. He's on his way.

7/15/2009 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word through the big red grapevine is that the federal Liberal are considering running former TEAM Burnaby school board trustee Helen Chang as their candidate in Burnaby-New Westminster.

7/20/2009 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has got to be a spoof. Do they know anything about her?

7/21/2009 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helen Chang has a better chance of winning the Liberal nomination than Lee Rankin does.

7/21/2009 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is,Ken Lee has signed up 1000 members in his quest for the New West Coquitlam Liberal nomination. That means Gerry "empty pockets" Lenoski's chances are pretty much toast unless there is back room manipulation of the nomination process.

7/22/2009 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would Rankin really try for the nomination? It would put him in line for a hat trick. I.E. running and losing at all three levels of gvt in a 12 month period.

7/22/2009 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Signing up members and actually getting the nomination are two different things.

Why would the federal Liberals be dumb enough to nominate Lee when he couldn't even get acceptable support in that part of Burnaby that makes up the federal riding when he ran in the civic election?

Must be a product of someone trying to find him a job.

Even even he did win the nomination, he wouldn't make it past Peter Julian. No way.

The NDP would once again snack on him.

and yes in the Burnaby part, it would be the same people who help Raj Chouhan win over Lee that would help Julian win over Rankin.

7/22/2009 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Lee signed up members for New Westminster Coquitlam, not Burnaby New-Westminster. He won't be running against Julian, but rather Dawn Black's replacement.

7/22/2009 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Successor, not "replacement".

7/26/2009 4:57 PM  
Blogger Rav said...

Diana Dilworth has won the CPC nomination in NW-Coq. She will be very tough to beat! She is an awesome campaigner. It will be great to get NW-Coq seat back from the Dippers.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/newwestminsternewsleader/news/Dilworth_named_Tory_candidate_in_New_Westminster-Coquitlam.html

7/27/2009 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diana who? Port Moody is the smallest fraction of the 3 cities represented in the riding. Fin Donnelly has good support in both Coquitlam and New West. I don't think anyone outside of Port Moody has ever heard of Diana Dilworth.

As for taking the seat back, I don't think so. I'd love to hear how the cons are going to spin the fact that they ran on a no deficit agenda then promptly racked up one hell of one, and seem to want to continue that trend for the next while.

And remember its Fin you're running against, not Dawn.

7/27/2009 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fin will take the seat no question.

This Diana lady probably had those fools who were power playing for Yonah Martin.

Martin lost last time, but to her credit, not by much. But she got a Senate seat as a consolation prize.

But doesn't matter. The NDP are masters at election organizing.

It will be Fin Donnelly, MP after the next election.

7/27/2009 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fin wins easily in a by-election (thanks largely to the non-presence of the Liberals).

But things *might* turn out differently if Harper is forced into, or calls, a nationwide federal election this fall.

As our recent provincial election clearly demonstrated, the NDP has not done a good job of rebuilding its base over the past decade, ... and that could continue to work against them.

The real issue is always - who has the most believable vision for the country.

Fin would be more *believable* if the NDP were able to work out some kind of deal with the Greens and Libs. And if that sounds like an unofficial coalition, well, ... gosh.

7/30/2009 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But things *might* turn out differently if Harper is forced into, or calls, a nationwide federal election this fall. "

No it won't. By-election will be cancalled, the candidates will just be bounced into the federal election (no new nomination races).

"As our recent provincial election clearly demonstrated, the NDP has not done a good job of rebuilding its base over the past decade, ... and that could continue to work against them. "

Well actualy they did. They did well in Burnaby, as they rubbed out one BC Liberal MLA and kept New Westminster.

They did well in the federal riding, and kept the two Burnaby ridings.

"The real issue is always - who has the most believable vision for the country. "

Depends on who can best faze the voting public the most.

"Fin would be more *believable* if the NDP were able to work out some kind of deal with the Greens and Libs."

That won't happen.


And if that sounds like an unofficial coalition, well, ... gosh.

Well that won't happen either. The last attempt was a disaster for the federal Liberals and the NDP.

They'd be fools to try that one again.

7/30/2009 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I read that correctly?

"Depends on who can best faze the voting public the most."

If you're voting for the party that can 'best faze the voting public' then you are working to destroy this country, you stupid idiot.

Ideas like that are ruining what used to be a decent country!

7/31/2009 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you're voting for the party that can 'best faze the voting public' then you are working to destroy this country, you stupid idiot. "

Wrong. There's been many politicians that end up fazing the voting public.

"Ideas like that are ruining what used to be a decent country!"

The federal Liberals did a good job of doing that in the 1970's and 1990's.

7/31/2009 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the Liberal party sources it's starting to look more and more like Helen Chang will be the Liberal candidate in Burnaby New Westminster.

8/04/2009 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Julian will be returned as MP for Burnaby New Westminster.

8/05/2009 6:52 AM  

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