header image
The world according to David Graham

Topics

acva bili chpc columns committee conferences elections environment essays ethi faae foreign foss guelph hansard highways history indu internet leadership legal military money musings newsletter oggo pacp parlchmbr parlcmte politics presentations proc qp radio reform regs rnnr satire secu smem statements tran transit tributes tv unity

Recent entries

  1. Why do lockdowns and pandemic restrictions continue to exist?
  2. Parliamentary privilege: an arcane concept that can prevent coups
  3. It's not over yet
  4. Trump will win in 2020 (and keep an eye on 2024)
  5. A podcast with Michael Geist on technology and politics
  6. Next steps
  7. On what electoral reform reforms
  8. 2019 Fall campaign newsletter / infolettre campagne d'automne 2019
  9. 2019 Summer newsletter / infolettre été 2019
  10. 2019-07-15 SECU 171
  11. 2019-06-20 RNNR 140
  12. 2019-06-17 14:14 House intervention / intervention en chambre
  13. 2019-06-17 SECU 169
  14. 2019-06-13 PROC 162
  15. 2019-06-10 SECU 167
  16. 2019-06-06 PROC 160
  17. 2019-06-06 INDU 167
  18. 2019-06-05 23:27 House intervention / intervention en chambre
  19. 2019-06-05 15:11 House intervention / intervention en chambre
  20. 2019-06-04 INDU 166
  21. 2019-06-03 SECU 166
  22. 2019 June newsletter / infolettre juin 2019
  23. 2019-05-30 RNNR 137
  24. 2019-05-30 PROC 158
  25. 2019-05-30 INDU 165
  26. 2019-05-29 SECU 165
  27. 2019-05-29 ETHI 155
  28. 2019-05-28 ETHI 154
  29. 2019-05-28 ETHI 153
  30. 2019-05-27 ETHI 151
  31. older entries...

Conservative party does not want Guelph represented

Guelph's Con candidate, Gloria Kovach, says that Guelph has been abandoned by the Liberals. I must remind her that it is in fact her party that has abandoned Guelph by refusing to call a by-election to replace our recently retired long-serving MP. It is her party that is in charge of fixing Guelph's current lack of an MP. If she believes her own rhetoric, she should be telling her leader to call our by-election. Clearly, Kovach would much rather simply leave Guelph unrepresented than resolve the problem. Or maybe it is because she knows that the party cannot throw out the victor and put her in as the MP after she loses Guelph -- for the second time in as many years.

Posted at 09:11 on April 21, 2008

This entry has been archived. Comments can no longer be posted.

Cons can't con Canada | guelph politics | Tory spokesman: In-and-out is like AdScam, a scheme to keep money off the books


BP writes at Mon Apr 21 11:48:44 EDT 2008...

But you forgot about the lovely picture!!!

http://bp1.blogger.com/_ww9_82BR7YA/SAth7wBlHCI/AAAAAAAAADE/yX_lG-VTQek/s1600-h/Abandoned%5B1%5D.JPG

http://guelphfirst.blogspot.com/2008/04/liberal-party-abandon-guelph.html


BP writes at Mon Apr 21 11:53:39 EDT 2008...

Sorry, here's the link...

And the pic...


David Graham (cdlu.net) writes at Mon Apr 21 12:00:22 EDT 2008...

BP,

I rest my case. The tories would much rather be hollow partisan hacks than actually get us an MP -- and I didn't forget the photochop image, it is in the links included in the post.


hmmm writes at Mon Apr 21 12:45:37 EDT 2008...

Pretty sure it was only recently that Chamberlain actually left the House.

My other question, what justifies just picking up and going for no real reason?

Sure Godfrey got offered a plum postion at a private school in Toronto. But I don't understand why Brenda just decided to call it quits.

That must be frustrating to some Guelph residents i imagine.


Alan K (alanscanofcontemplation.blogspot.com) writes at Mon Apr 21 14:33:08 EDT 2008...

I believe Ms. Chamberlain has been suffering from some unknown form of cancer for a while now, so that might be the reason why she's leaving.

And she had been in the House since 1993. Paul Martin's gone, so she's not likely to get into cabinet especially since Liberals aren't the government. What's the point in staying. It's time for Guelph to turn over a new leaf.


shoes writes at Sun Apr 27 11:23:22 EDT 2008...

Great post cdlu.

I find it ironic that we have some (including the Merc) wetting themselves over the vacant MP position. These same critics are not at all reticent about denigrating politicians in general and Brenda C is particular then whine over the vacancy.

Look, the MP's constituency office can look after 90% of the issues and the rest can be dealt with from Kitchener.

What would be truly wasteful is a quickie by-election followed by a general election.

Let Gloria have her 15 minutes recornizing that her "abandoned" comment is as vacuous as her political future.

(RSS) Website generating code and content © 2001-2020 David Graham <david@davidgraham.ca>, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Comments are © their respective authors.