Tuesday, September 29, 2009

From the horse's mouth

Paul Forseth is the Tory candidate against Peter Julian.

According to Forseth's own Facebook post, "I have been nominated as the Conservative Party candidate inthe district of Burnaby-New Westminster. I am offering myself for service,as our community needs a Conservative voice at the national level. I trust that voters will see the wisdom of choosing a Conservative government,and that there will be a local determination to become a significant partof the answer for a hope-filled future." A more lengthy case for Forseth can be found on his blog.

It appears Andy Radia, the other expected Conservative nomination contestant, failed to complete the application process.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Paul. He will bring name recognition and a cetain competence to the next campaign.

9/30/2009 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Forseth has some interesting stuff on his blog.

Who would'a known that he's an internationalist?

10/01/2009 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would'a known that someone actually cares.

10/01/2009 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just like seeing my words in print.

10/02/2009 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to see your words in print, write on a McDonald's napkin.

10/02/2009 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I prefer the free media. You can say whatever you want, how you want and still ignore the real issues.

By the way, anyone know if Andy Radhia is satisfied with his treatment by the Conservative Party?
Or will he be writing about it in his column?

10/03/2009 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy who?

10/03/2009 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forseth and Julian are both overrated. When June Francis becomes the Liberal candidate, she's going to spank both of them at the polls.

10/04/2009 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you stating maybe Francis is some kind of dominatrix?

The federal Liberals should think of getting a replacement for their leader rather than local Liberals worrying about their probable candidate being able to act out someone's fetish.

10/04/2009 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Steve.

10/04/2009 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

June Francis is a well respected professor of Business Administration at SFU. She teaches in the same department as granted Joyce Murray her MBA degree.

10/04/2009 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why would such a distinguished person want to represent the federal Liberals, a party with a non functioning leader?

In fact, why would she even agree to be the token candidate for the federal Liberals?

10/04/2009 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Token candidate?
Because she's a woman?

Maybe you should go to an allcandidates meeting and raise your concerns.

And don't forget to yell!

10/05/2009 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently the federal Liberals want a woman to run, doesn't matter what the membership thinks?

She has credentials, but affirmative action just doesn't cut the bread in this day and age.

She can stand for the nomination like anyone else.

I'm surprised there's no yelling from the Asian community since a few of them were boasting about
Low and other Asian candidates.

10/05/2009 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Joyce Murray campaigns in NW with June Francis and go to the St. Mary's hospital site. She sure will beat Julian and Forseth!!! I think not

10/06/2009 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a good idea, since while Murray was MLA for the area, the BC Liberals had the bright idea to bring an end to St. Mary's and not make it into a satellite hospital for Royal Columbian.

Even a second time volunteer in campaigning wouldn't recommend something that stupid to a candidate.

But with the federal Liberals there are hacks that would do anything to snag a coveted paid political job.

10/06/2009 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joyce was definitely duped on that one.

Probably because she was acting on old information - like the fact that the NDP once opposed public health funding for 'private hospitals' such as St. Mary's.

10/08/2009 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Mary's wasn't exactly a private hospital in the true sense of the word. It was run similarly to St. Paul's downtown. In fact it was a regional hospital before Eagle Ridge was completed, taking the additional capacity for non emergency and complicated cases from Royal Columbian.

The NDP provided health care funding for St. Mary's during their first term in office (1972-1975) with no problems in doing so.

Murray was not acting on old information, she was provided with what was then 'current information'
by the BC Liberals and she was foolish to accept it without launching a fight/

10/08/2009 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'old NDP' - the Cocke machine and their colleagues who ran the provincial wing for almost two decades - hated the fact that public money was going to a branch of the Catholic church, namely Providence Health Services.

Sure, they funded St Mary's. But that's only because they knew what the inevitable consequences of acting on their 'principles' would have been.

And your "new" information is nothing new.
The NDP changed its position because it was politically expedient.

That's politics, and you gotta love it, eh?

10/09/2009 2:02 PM  

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