Saturday, March 27, 2010

Canada at 150: Liberals in Montreal, Vancouver, not Burnaby

The Canada at 150 Liberal "thinkers conference" is on this weekend in Montreal. Liberals and Liberal-minded thinkers have gathered to hash out ideas for the future of Canada, or at least the future of the Liberal Party.

The exclusive event has 300 invited participants. For the many Liberal activists not involved, several ridings have scheduled local gatherings to look at the future.

While three Vancouver ridings have made the effort to put on events, neither Burnaby-Douglas nor Burnaby-New Westminster are putting on local gatherings to draw out Liberals interested in the party's future under the leadership of Michael Ignatieff and beyond.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Iggy comes to Burnaby

Burried in Barbara Yaffe's column is news that Michael Ignatieff is coming to Burnaby next Friday.

Ignatieff is in the process of redefining what it means to be a Liberal in Canada. His 150 conference later this month in Montreal hopes to follow in the footsteps of Pearson and Chretien. After their conferences they found their way to government within three years.

The Liberals have nominated Ken Lee in Burnaby-Douglas. They have yet to nominate a candidate in Burnaby-New Westminster.