Fullard vs. Flaherty
Posted By Senator McCoy Sep 08 2008 11:21AM
Sarah Palin he's not, but it should be entertaining (and informative) to watch Brent Fullard savage Jim Flaherty on the campaign trail in Whitby-Oshawa. Brent's indefatigable energy and superior financial expertise will impale Flaherty as he tries to defend the Conservatives' broken promise regarding income trusts. Not to mention a series of other less than salubrious economic policies.
The Fullard vs. Flaherty show is one riding battle that deserves full national coverage.
Posted On Sep 12 11:15AM
I don't think income trusts will generate interest in this election for the working or middle class Canadian -- most voters. It may be a big issue in Alberta (esp. for seniors), but I rarely even hear it make the voter radar here in Ontario.
Sadly, the Harper sweater vests seem to be generating the most mainstream media and comments!
I think the election, despite the bumpy first week for Conservatives, will be about the economy writ large, and who is best seen to handle this effectively.
Since Dion is seen as bumbling (management style, anyway) and Layton is seen as pro-union and May as fringe, that leaves Harper the bully (the competent bully) as the least likable, but seemingly the most competent during an economic downturn.
That's what he's going to be selling anyway.
Posted On Sep 08 04:42PM
How can Flaherty possibly win this riding. He's done nothing to help the autosector except by trying to bribe them three hours before the election started. I don't know if anyone saw Hugh Segal's blatantly biased editorial in the Citizen today. I thought he was for Senate reform but instead seems to be using his office to distribute the PMs messages. McCoy is really on to something when she says that real Senate reform needs to make the institution less partisan, Segal does not address this issue. And, the Senate is finally rid of the most partisan member of all, Senator Fortier. He has apparently quit to run in the election. I doubt if he would win either.
Posted On Sep 08 01:28PM
Whitby-Oshawa may be a good surrogate for Ontario, but I don't think it will reflect the mood & issues in Alberta. Not that we're entirely monolithic in our political stance. Ken Chapman, widely known here as a Red Tory, has been scorching Harper over the past few weeks on his blog
. "I expect Harper’s election campaign will prove unequivocally to the majority of Canadians that he is not to be trusted", he says. I wish I could be as confident as Ken about that, but at least it's an example of a little bit of diversity in our province.
Posted On Sep 08 11:56AM
Hmmm, a long forgotten issue for some. I wonder if it will have any affect on the campaign....
Granola mom wanting to make the world a better place for her children.
Posted On Sep 08 11:43AM
An interesting event, I am impressed that the Mininster is atttending!
Rick Mercer would be the icing on the cake!
Posted On Sep 08 11:37AM
Whoooeee! I think we should scrap the leaders' debate and just go with full time, blow-by-blow coverage of this race. How about getting Rick Mercer as colour commentator? Whitby-Oshawa will be the perfect microcosm to illustrate exactly how unenlightened and self-serving Cons have crapped all over Canadians.