Tuesday, January 20, 2004

NOMINATIONS

Ed Broadbent has won the NDP nomination in Ottawa-Centre. As expected he won it pretty handily, by margin of about 4-1. Said Broadbent:

"Forty to 50 NDP MPs would turn the Liberals upside down. Fifty to 100 would turn Canada rightside up."

We'll see what Broadbent has to say in class tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Paul Martin has moved to strike certain troubling questions from a form all candidates seeking a Liberal nomination are required to complete. The questions asked if prospective candidates had ever been treated for mental illness, including schizophrenia, paranoia, bipolar disease or manic-depressive symptoms. The questions had been critisized by various MP's including Shelia Copps along with the president of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Sometimes the Liberal party is just a little to regimented for their own good.

Posted by Matthew @ 10:28 PM