Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Goodbye Peter, hello Paul

Former four-term Reform/Alliance/Conservative MP Paul Forseth is seeking the Conservative nomination in Burnaby-New Westminster in the pending election.

He wishes to take on NDP incumbent Peter Julian. Forseth and Julian sat in Parliament together representing both sides of New Westminster between 2004 and 2006 when Forseth was one of only three Conservative incumbents defeated in the election of the first government of Stephen Harper.

Forseth's nomination opponent is expected to be Andy Radia, a young businessman and columnist. Radia, a first generation Canadian, ran with Coquitlam First in the 2005 municipal election, finishing in 19th place.

44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I don't think Peter Julian is going anywhere except back to Ottawa as the MP for Burnaby-New Westminster. Forseth doesn't have the stamina, spirit or strength to outwork Julian in any capacity.

One wonders why Forseth couldn't get the nomination in his own riding. Is there something those former supporters know that they're trying to keep a lid on?

9/15/2009 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye Peter, hello Paul? Surely you mean "Goodbye Peter, goodbye Paul, hello Helen!"

9/16/2009 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul (aka "Official Photographer" who pops up and down at all CPC gatherings where the PM appears) is not a bad guy. A bit cold and aloof maybe. He would fit in quite well in the Harper crowd in Ottawa.

His Bio page is a bit quiet on the subject. Does he live in the riding?

9/16/2009 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expect Peter Julian to compete against Gregor Roberston for Carol James' job before the next provincial election. Remember, you heard it here first!

9/17/2009 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah right, and wasn't it Derek Corrigan only and no one else you nuts were bleating about being the head sheep in that flock?

9/17/2009 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I thought Gregor wanted to lead the still unformulated 'Vision BC" against the NDP and Libs.

9/17/2009 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://thetyee.ca/News/2009/09/16/HarpersMajority/

Send in the body bags!

9/17/2009 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the status of Helen Chang? Is she going to carry it for the LPC?

Anyone know?

9/17/2009 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carry body bags to the federal Liberal Funeral Service on election night? They'll be needed.

9/17/2009 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little factoid about Helen Chang is that she got just about as many votes running as an independant in the 2008 Burnaby Civic election as Gerry Lenoski got running as a LIBERAL in the 2008 federal election. She only needs to maintain the support she got as an independant to match Lenoski's totals. Any votes the LIBERAL brand name gets her will put her totals well ahead of Lenoski's 2008 totals in Burnaby New Westminster.

9/17/2009 1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little factoid about Helen Chang is that she got just about as many votes running as an independant in the 2008 Burnaby Civic election as Gerry Lenoski got running as a LIBERAL in the 2008 federal election. She only needs to maintain the support she got as an independant to match Lenoski's totals. Any votes the LIBERAL brand name gets her will put her totals well ahead of Lenoski's 2008 totals in Burnaby New Westminster.

9/17/2009 1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big deal. The concept is to win the riding, not equal what the previous Liberal candidate received.

9/17/2009 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helen Chang got over 1,100 votes as a Green in the last provincial election. Burnaby Lougheed has a large asian vote. I guess she did not get those votes and with her Leader Iggy supporting the HST -they definitely will not vote for her now.

9/17/2009 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Paul is a good candidate and should do well against Julian. After all he used to hold this seat!

rm99

9/17/2009 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Ignatieff and the federal Liberals do NOT support the HST! In fact they refer to it as the HARPER SALES TAX!

9/18/2009 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Liberals support the HST. In fact the Liberals proposed to get rid of the GST once the budget was balanced and never did get rid of it.

9/18/2009 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

British Columbians have been sold on the lie that all taxes are bad, and government can't be trusted.

Fomenting outrage is easy.
Running a government is not.

9/18/2009 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Liberals support the HST."

The provincial Liberals "Yes!"

The Federal Liberals, "No!"

Everyone present at Ken Low nomination meeting heard both Ken and Ujjal Dosanjh speak out AGAINST the HST!

Get your facts straight!

9/18/2009 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dosanjh has spoken on a few things he supported but later didn't. The
Fastcats being one of them.

Why not get your facts straight. The federal Liberals said they would remove the GST (and therefore with it the HST that was
in place in Atlantic Canada) but didn't.

You cannot have a harmonized sales tax without a GST!

So if the federal Liberals don't support the HST, then where's the policy that they would get rid of the GST???

9/18/2009 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chretien Liberal Government gave the 3 Atlantic provinces lots of money to offset the impact of a blended sales tax and took the money.

Also, the BC NDP government of which Ujjal Dosanjh was a member that brought in the current PST. Ujjal did not stand up for BC and now wants to standup for canada.
The previous Social Credit government had no such expanded sales tax. Nor did they have the Corporation Capital tax. Ujjal is now a free- enterpriser - hogwash

9/18/2009 4:14 PM  
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9/18/2009 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Julian is not going anywhere except that he will go back to Ottawa to represent for Burnaby-New Westminster again.

9/18/2009 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every election is a new dynamic of issues, candidates, resources etc. Paul should not be counted out just yet. He will know how to put together a much more professional effort than Sam. Several of the idiots that have long passed themselves off as expert campaign mgrs will be encouraged to stuff envelopes instead.

Then there is the possibility that the Libs will choose a truly nutbar candidate opening up the possibility for typical liberal voters to vote CPC instead.

Mr Julien is a windbag forever trapped outside any ability to help Burnaby. All his rants and attempts to get federal money for the Police and firemen games got Bunaby less instead of more. Paul Forseth could have got the money early and got it all. Same for the federal portion of money to dredge Burnaby Lake.

Paul might not be the warmest individual, but he would work hard for the riding. He might never be in cabinet, but at least he will get his calls returned when asking for federal help on Burnaby issues.

9/19/2009 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/n9ndah

It's gonna be so much fun when the writ drops.

9/20/2009 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Liberals chosing a nutbar candidate.

Don't tell me Rankin is thinking of running?

9/20/2009 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could be worse. What if it is, yipes, Patty Sahota?

9/20/2009 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone please tell us Rankin is not going to be a candidate in Bby-NW.

9/21/2009 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know anything about Rankin, but there are rumours that Surrey MP Sukh Dhaliwal and Mark Marissen henchman Jatinder Rai are trying to get former MLA Patty Sahota to run for the Liberal nomination in Burnaby-New Westminster.

9/21/2009 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that Vancouver Quadra MP and former New Westminster MLA Joyce Murray was championing SFU professor June Frances as her choice for the Liberal nomination in Burnaby-New Westminster.

9/21/2009 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patty Sahota, what a joke. She couldn't even hang on to her provincial seat in 2005.

and who cares what Joyce Murray thinks? She doesn't live here anymore.

Anyone who wants to run would have to get by The Ayatollah first. Doesn't matter what Marissen thinks.

But the federal Fiberals could invoke their anti-democratic Leader appoints the candidate ruse again.

9/21/2009 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, it does matter what Mark Marissen and Joyce Murray think. Of the Liberal party's three BC campaign co-chairs, one of them works for Marissen's in his day job, another doubles as Joyce Murray's riding association president.

9/22/2009 2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time to end Marissen's influences. This guy has goen from Martin, through Dion and now Iggy.

He should get a real job in the private business world, away from being a "consultant" and into sales, support, etc.

It only matters if the membership lets it matter.

9/22/2009 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to get rid of Marissen's influence, there is no better place to start than the lpcbc convention which is scheduled for this November at Whistler. Put together a slate and run for the party executive. Marissen isn't goingto go away on his own. As long as he has stooges occupying the party positions, the Liberal party will march to his drumbeat.

9/22/2009 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly.

Marissen will only be there if the membership lets him. He doesn't own the party.

He should be dumped, he's had his time with the Liberals and it should be time to get someone else in that position, otherwise nothing changes.

Your choice.

9/23/2009 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he'll make a like a painted turtle, and go into hibernation!

9/23/2009 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marissen will be like a fly.

He doesn't buzz off.

9/23/2009 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you boasting again?

9/27/2009 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that he's been narrowly edged out for the Richmond nomination, I wonder if the Liberals will try to recruit Mason Loh as their candidate in Burnaby New Westminsater?

9/28/2009 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

run mason run!

9/29/2009 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mason Loh would be nice. But the party brass wants a woman to run for the Liberals in Burnaby New Westminster. So the candidate will likely be either Helen Chang or June Francis.

9/30/2009 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people only knew... the truth and reality of the character of the candidates... had to laugh at "one wonders why Forseth couldn't get the nomination in his own riding. Is there something those former supporters know that they're trying to keep a lid on?"... what a perceptive cookie...

And to say that Paul is "cold" is an understatement... he's that plus so much more...

9/30/2009 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

canada is a cold country, and our politicians surely have to reflect that, eh?

10/01/2009 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marissen doesn't hold a position in the party right now - so how could you "dump him"?

10/02/2009 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy. Get the leader to just go to him personallyand say "Mark, you've contributed greatly to our Party, but we're wanting new faces. Your involvement with our BC team has now ended."

10/04/2009 10:31 AM  

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