04.06.2011 11:23 AM

Kick him to the curb

…and how a jerk like this got through candidate review is an utter mystery. The Cons attract creeps like these like flies to a bright light (as Preston Manning once admitted). But the Liberals?

What a disappointment.

63 Comments

  1. Eric says:

    I agree. The comments are reprehensible. But his org is called ‘rights for whites’? How did that fact pass muster?

  2. bigcitylib says:

    None of this stuff seems to have been buried any deeper than a few French language newspapers, and none of it predates the Internet. Very dumb that it took the NDP to find it first. Assuming of course they’ve got the right guy.

  3. MJH says:

    All parties have these serious flaws from time to time. Parties should be careful about criticizing others because none are without sin.

  4. MontrealElite says:

    If he did say it, yes turf him.

    But didn’t hear Iggy blaming the staff for it.

  5. WesternGrit says:

    Yup. Dump this creep now. No room for this type of trash in the party. Never has been… never will be.

    • Roger says:

      lots of room under the big red tent I guess, eh?

      • Patrick Hamilton says:

        This guy slipped through the cracks, obviously…..as opposed to Reform where many candidates have been picked from on high after being vetted for the right church affiliation, and of course swearing unswerving fealty to “Dear Leader” without any grassroots involvement at all, as former Manitoba Con MP Inky Mark , and the shafted would be Reform candidates in Okanagan-Coquilhalla can testify….in both ridings the fix was in long before any talk of nomination meetings….just another example of the Reformers hypocrisy…..

  6. David says:

    I agree there is no place for this in ANY party.

  7. MontrealElite says:

    O/T but the debate format’s been set.

    Ignatieff gets Harpo for a total of 12 minutes. Use it wisely.

    And the lecterns are back. Optic advantage Ignatieff.

    http://ht.ly/4uuFl

    Hope Ignatieff challenges Harpo, face to face, for another one on one at the debate.

  8. Michael S says:

    Done right it can illustrate the difference between Ignatieff and Harper.

  9. Don says:

    No, apparently there is room in the Liberal party for racist candidates.

  10. Gord says:

    I think it’s actually like MOTHS to a bright light. And flies to sh!t.

  11. Martin Cooke says:

    Also makes you wonder what this guy thought he was going to accomplish by running for the libs.

  12. Mike London says:

    I hate sounding conspiritorial, but sometimes I wonder if the Tories plant these people, and then their background comes out in the campaign. Nobody who supports the Liberal party would have these views, because it runs contrary to everything the party stands for. It just doesn’t make sense at all.

    • Ted (not the other one) says:

      Mike, if you hate sounding conspiratorial, than don’t. Seriously, it sounds just as silly as when conservatives accuse their centrist defectors as being liberal plants. It happens. The wrong people sometimes make it as candidates. Hopefully, for everyone’s sake, these racist types get exposed before they get elected. They have no place in any federal party.

    • paul b says:

      Lets get real here. The democrats in the us were the party of the kkk.
      For the libs, lets not forget this guy…
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Z%C3%BCndel

  13. JenS says:

    At least Ignatieff made the right move immediately in ordering investigation and saying if the reports were accurate, the individual would no longer be a candidate.

    It’s in stark contrast to how Jack handled a similar situation — only the person involved was a misogynist, not necessarily a bigot — last time around in my riding: http://durhamregion.com/article/109813

  14. nic coivert says:

    Ignatieff reacted well and did the right thing. NDP really tried to broadside him with it.

  15. Dude Love says:

    Being an idiot or trash is not limited to a specific party.

  16. There is no room for creeps like that in ANY party.

  17. Roger says:

    Iggy signed 308 pieces of paper…one of them is this guy’s…….makes one wonder about the other 307

    • Your headband is on too tight.

      • Roger says:

        Yes Cameron…that MUST be it…and here I was thinking this is a serious issue…

        • No – on that point you’re absolutely right, but you didn’t say that did you?

          In your original post are you not saying that there’s something wrong with either all of Iggy’s decisions and/or all the other Liberal candidates? If so, what proof are you proposing?

          By all means, correct me if I’m wrong.

          • Roger says:

            I simply asked how one would know of the character of the other candidates, assuming the same vetting procedure was used that accepted the guy in question…and you snorted back with something about a headband being too tight.

          • Roger – let’s not let politics get in the way of trying to eradicate racism when it rears its head. I don’t think all Cons are evil and I’d hope you’d see the same in others.

            I think its actually one of the few issues that can unite Libs/Cons/NDPers.

            I take issue with extending the notion that one can paint the entire party with the same brush. I am confident Iggy will deal with it quickly and appropriately.

          • Charles does not surf says:

            Couldn’t you say the exact same thing about Harper? Is this one of those “but but but… the Liberals did it too!”

    • And you know all about the character of every single Conservative candidate… exactly how?

      Man, the quality of Conservative trolling is really dropping.

    • George says:

      I heard that the Liberals are not running candidates in all 308 ridings. Is that not the case any longer?

      • The Doctor says:

        I thought the CPC had also blown up with one candidate in the BC Lower Mainland.

      • Namesake says:

        as I note in the other thread you rumour monger about this on, they’ve got 96% of their candidates listed, to date, at
        http://www.liberal.ca/candidates/

        …and there’s still a few more days until the nominations close (which is the coming Monday, 21 days from E-day).

        They are:

        Jennifer Pollock / Calgary Centre / AB
        Stephen Randall / Calgary Centre-North / AB
        Josipa Petrunic / Calgary East / AB
        Cameron Stewart / Calgary Northeast / AB
        Brian MacPhee / Calgary Southeast / AB
        Marlene Lamontagne / Calgary Southwest / AB
        Janice Kinch / Calgary West / AB
        Margaret McLeod / Calgary-Nose Hill / AB
        Mary MacDonald / Edmonton Centre / AB
        Shafik Ruda / Edmonton East / AB
        Richard Fahlman / Edmonton-Leduc / AB
        Michael Butler / Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont / AB
        Richard Szostak / Edmonton-Sherwood Park / AB
        Chris Austin / Edmonton-Spruce Grove / AB
        Kevin Taron / Edmonton-St. Albert / AB
        Matthew Sinclair / Edmonton-Strathcona / AB
        Karen Young / Fort McMurray-Athabasca / AB
        Michael Cormican / Lethbridge / AB
        Normand Boucher / Medicine Hat / AB
        Corina Ganton / Peace River / AB
        Rob Fox / Westlock-St. Paul / AB
        Christopher Anderson / Wetaskiwin / AB
        John Reilly / Wild Rose / AB
        Zach Siezmagraff / Yellowhead / AB
        Madeleine Hardin / Abbotsford / BC
        Shan Lavell / British Columbia Southern Interior / BC
        Ken Low / Burnaby-Douglas / BC
        Garth Evans / Burnaby-New Westminster / BC
        Sangeeta Lalli / Cariboo-Prince George / BC
        Diane Janzen / Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon / BC
        Lillian Szpak / Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca / BC
        Pam Dhanoa / Fleetwood-Port Kells / BC
        Murray Todd / Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo / BC
        Kris Stewart / Kelowna-Lake Country / BC
        Betty Aitchison / Kootenay-Columbia / BC
        Rebecca Darnell / Langley / BC
        Renee Miller / Nanaimo-Alberni / BC
        Ken-Beck Lee / New Westminster-Coquitlam / BC
        Sukh Dhaliwal / Newton-North Delta / BC
        Taleeb Noormohamed / North Vancouver / BC
        John Kidder / Okanagan-Coquihalla / BC
        Janna Francis / Okanagan-Shuswap / BC
        Mandeep Bhuller / Pitt Meadow-Maple Ridge-Mission / BC
        Ben Levine / Prince George-Peace River / BC
        Joe Peschisolido / Richmond / BC
        Renée Hetherington / Saanich-Gulf Islands / BC
        Hardy Staub / South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale / BC
        Shinder Purewal / Surrey North / BC
        Hedy Fry / Vancouver Centre / BC
        Michael Holland / Vancouver Island North / BC
        Wendy Yuan / Vancouver Kingsway / BC
        Joyce Murray / Vancouver Quadra / BC
        Ujjal Dosanjh / Vancouver South / BC
        Christopher Causton / Victoria / BC
        Dan Veniez / West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country / BC
        Robert Clement / Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia / MB
        Sydney Garrioch / Churchill / MB
        Wendy Menzies / Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette / MB
        Ilona Niemczyk / Elmwood-Transcona / MB
        Victor Andres / Kildonan-St. Paul / MB
        Martha Willard / Portage-Lisgar / MB
        Terrance Hayward / Provencher / MB
        Ray Simard / Saint Boniface / MB
        Duncan Geisler / Selkirk-Interlake / MB
        Allan Wise / Winnipeg Centre / MB
        Kevin Lamoureux / Winnipeg North / MB
        Terry Duguid / Winnipeg South / MB
        Anita Neville / Winnipeg South Centre / MB
        Jean Marie Gionet / Acadie-Bathurst / NB
        Dominic Leblanc / Beauséjour / NB
        Linda Ann Wilhelm / Fundy Royal / NB
        Jean-Claude D’Amours / Madawaska-Restigouche / NB
        Keith Vickers / Miramichi / NB
        Brian Murphy / Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe / NB
        Kelly Wilson / New Brunswick Southwest / NB
        Stephen Chase / Saint John / NB
        Chuck Chiasson / Tobique-Mactaquac / NB
        Scott Andrews / Avalon / NL
        Scott Simms / Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor / NL
        Gerry Byrne / Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte / NL
        Todd Russell / Labrador / NL
        Judy Foote / Random-Burin-St. George’s / NL
        John Allan / St. John’s East / NL
        Siobhan Coady / St. John’s South-Mount Pearl / NL
        Rodger Cuzner / Cape Breton-Canso / NS
        John Hamilton / Central Nova / NS
        Jim Burrows / Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley / NS
        Michael Savage / Dartmouth-Cole Harbour / NS
        Stan Kutcher / Halifax / NS
        Geoff Regan / Halifax West / NS
        Scott Brison / Kings-Hants / NS
        Scott Hemming / Sackville-Eastern Shore / NS
        Derek Wells / South Shore-St. Margaret’s / NS
        Mark Eyking / Sydney-Victoria / NS
        Robert Thibault / West Nova / NS
        Joe Handley / Western Arctic / NT
        Mark Holland / Ajax-Pickering / ON
        François Cloutier / Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing / ON
        Dave Braden / Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale / ON
        Colin Wilson / Barrie / ON
        Maria Minna / Beaches-East York / ON
        Gurbax Malhi / Bramalea-Gore-Malton / ON
        Andrew Kania / Brampton West / ON
        Ruby Dhalla / Brampton-Springdale / ON
        Lloyd St. Amand / Brant / ON
        Kimberley Love / Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound / ON
        Alyssa Brierley / Burlington / ON
        Bryan May / Cambridge / ON
        Karen McCrimmon / Carleton-Mississippi Mills / ON
        Matthew Daudlin / Chatham-Kent Essex / ON
        Mario Silva / Davenport / ON
        Yasmin Ratansi / Don Valley East / ON
        Rob Oliphant / Don Valley West / ON
        Bill Prout / Dufferin-Caledon / ON
        Grant Humes / Durham / ON
        Joe Volpe / Eglinton-Lawrence / ON
        Graham Warwick / Elgin-Middlesex-London / ON
        Nelson Santos / Essex / ON
        Borys Wrzesnewskyj / Etobicoke Centre / ON
        Kirsty Duncan / Etobicoke North / ON
        Michael Ignatieff / Etobicoke-Lakeshore / ON
        Julie Bourgeois / Glengarry-Prescott-Russell / ON
        Frank Valeriote / Guelph / ON
        Bob Speller / Haldimand-Norfolk / ON
        Laura Redman / Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock / ON
        Connie Laurin-Bowie / Halton / ON
        Anne Tennier / Hamilton Centre / ON
        Michelle Stockwell / Hamilton East-Stoney Creek / ON
        Marie Bountrogianni / Hamilton Mountain / ON
        Charles Bagnato / Huron-Bruce / ON
        Roger Valley / Kenora / ON
        Ted Hsu / Kingston and the Islands / ON
        Karen Redman / Kitchener Centre / ON
        Robert Rosehart / Kitchener–Conestoga / ON
        Andrew Telegdi / Kitchener-Waterloo / ON
        Gayle Stucke / Lambton-Kent-Middlesex / ON
        David Remington / Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington / ON
        Marjory Loveys / Leeds-Grenville / ON
        Glen Pearson / London North Centre / ON
        Doug Ferguson / London West / ON
        Roger Caranci / London-Fanshawe / ON
        John McCallum / Markham-Unionville / ON
        Peter Fonseca / Mississauga East-Cooksville / ON
        Paul Szabo / Mississauga South / ON
        Navdeep Bains / Mississauga-Brampton South / ON
        Omar Alghabra / Mississauga-Erindale / ON
        Bonnie Crombie / Mississauga-Streetsville / ON
        Ryan Keon / Nepean-Carleton / ON
        Kyle Peterson / Newmarket-Aurora / ON
        Beverly Hodgson / Niagara Falls / ON
        Stephen Bieda / Niagara West-Glanbrook / ON
        Joe Cormier / Nickel Belt / ON
        Anthony Rota / Nipissing-Timiskaming / ON
        Kim Rudd / Northumberland-Quinte West / ON
        Lui Temelkovski / Oak Ridges-Markham / ON
        Max Khan / Oakville / ON
        James Morton / Oshawa / ON
        Scott Bradley / Ottawa Centre / ON
        David McGuinty / Ottawa South / ON
        Anita Vandenbeld / Ottawa West-Nepean / ON
        David Bertschi / Ottawa-Orléans / ON
        Mauril Bélanger / Ottawa-Vanier / ON
        Tim Lobzun / Oxford / ON
        Gerard Kennedy / Parkdale-High Park / ON
        Cindy Waters / Parry Sound-Muskoka / ON
        Robert McTavish / Perth-Wellington / ON
        Betsy McGregor / Peterborough / ON
        Dan McTeague / Pickering-Scarborough East / ON
        Peter Tinsley / Prince Edward-Hastings / ON
        Christine Tabbert / Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke / ON
        Bryon Wilfert / Richmond Hill / ON
        Tim Fugard / Sarnia-Lambton / ON
        Christian Provenzano / Sault Ste. Marie / ON
        John Cannis / Scarborough Centre / ON
        Michelle Simson / Scarborough Southwest / ON
        Jim Karygiannis / Scarborough-Agincourt / ON
        John McKay / Scarborough-Guildwood / ON
        Rana Sarkar / Scarborough-Rouge River / ON
        Steve Clarke / Simcoe North / ON
        Alexander Smardenka / Simcoe-Grey / ON
        Andrew Gill / St. Catharines / ON
        Carolyn Bennett / St. Paul’s / ON
        Bernadette Clement / Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry / ON
        Carol Hartman / Sudbury / ON
        Karen Mock / Thornhill / ON
        Ken Boshcoff / Thunder Bay-Rainy River / ON
        Yves Fricot / Thunder Bay-Superior North / ON
        Marilyn Wood / Timmins-James Bay / ON
        Bob Rae / Toronto Centre / ON
        Andrew Lang / Toronto-Danforth / ON
        Christine Innes / Trinity-Spadina / ON
        Mario Ferri / Vaughan / ON
        John Maloney / Welland / ON
        Barry Peters / Wellington-Halton Hills / ON
        Trevor Bardens / Whitby-Oshawa / ON
        Martha Hall Findlay / Willowdale / ON
        Melanie Deveau / Windsor West / ON
        Irek Kusmierczyk / Windsor-Tecumseh / ON
        Ken Dryden / York Centre / ON
        Alan Tonks / York South-Weston / ON
        Judy Sgro / York West / ON
        Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux / York-Simcoe / ON
        Lawrence MacAulay / Cardigan / PE
        Sean Casey / Charlottetown / PE
        Guy Gallant / Egmont / PE
        Wayne Easter / Malpeque / PE
        Léandre Gervais / Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou / QC
        Suzie Grenon / Abitibi-Témiscamingue / QC
        Noushig Eloyan / Ahuntsic / QC
        Angelo Iacono / Alfred-Pellan / QC
        Daniel Fox / Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel / QC
        Réal Blais / Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour / QC
        Claude Morin / Beauce / QC
        François Deslandres / Beauharnois-Salaberry / QC
        Lorraine Chartier / Beauport-Limoilou / QC
        Francine Gaudet / Berthier-Maskinongé / QC
        Denis Coderre / Bourassa / QC
        Denis Paradis / Brome-Missisquoi / QC
        Alexandra Mendès / Brossard-La Prairie / QC
        Bernard Delorme / Chambly-Borduas / QC
        Martine Gaudreault / Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles / QC
        Linda Schwey / Châteauguay-Saint-Constant / QC
        Marc Pettersen / Chicoutimi-Le Fjord / QC
        William Hogg / Compton-Stanstead / QC
        Pierre Côté / Drummond / QC
        Jules Duguay / Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine / QC
        Steve MacKinnon / Gatineau / QC
        Nancy Charest / Haute-Gaspésie-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia / QC
        Gilbert Thibodeau / Hochelaga / QC
        Pablo Rodriguez / Honoré-Mercier / QC
        Marcel Proulx / Hull-Aylmer / QC
        Mark Bruneau / Jeanne-Le Ber / QC
        François Boucher / Joliette / QC
        Claude Ringuette / Jonquière-Alma / QC
        Olivier Coulombe / La Pointe-de-l’Île / QC
        Francis Scarpaleggia / Lac-Saint-Louis / QC
        Lise Zarac / LaSalle-Émard / QC
        Jean-Marc Lacoste / Laurentides-Labelle / QC
        Philippe Allard / Laurier-Sainte-Marie / QC
        Eva Nassif / Laval / QC
        Karine Joizil / Laval-Les Îles / QC
        Francis Laforesterie / Lévis-Bellechasse / QC
        Kevan Falsafi / Longueuil-Pierre-Boucher / QC
        Nicole Larouche / Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière / QC
        Jean Beaupré / Louis-Hébert / QC
        Philippe Mérel / Louis-Saint-Laurent / QC
        Eduardo Agurto / Marc-Aurèle-Fortin / QC
        René Roy / Mégantic-L’Érable / QC
        Yves Dufour / Montcalm / QC
        Andrew Caddell / Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup / QC
        Robert Gauthier / Montmorency-Charlevoix-Haute-Côte-Nord / QC
        Irwin Cotler / Mount Royal / QC
        Marlene Jennings / Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Lachine / QC
        Martin Cauchon / Outremont / QC
        Justin Trudeau / Papineau / QC
        Bernard Patry / Pierrefonds-Dollard / QC
        Cindy Duncan McMillan / Pontiac / QC
        Réjean Thériault / Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier / QC
        François Payeur / Québec / QC
        Chantal Perreault / Repentigny / QC
        Marie-Josée Talbot / Richmond-Arthabaska / QC
        Pierre Cadieux / Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques / QC
        Denis Joannette / Rivière-des-Mille-Îles / QC
        Jonathan Juteau / Rivière-du-Nord / QC
        Bernard Garneau / Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean / QC
        Kettly Beauregard / Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie / QC
        Michel Picard / Saint-Bruno-Saint-Hubert / QC
        Denis Vallée / Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot / QC
        Robert M. David / Saint-Jean / QC
        Roxane Stanners / Saint-Lambert / QC
        Stéphane Dion / Saint-Laurent-Cartierville / QC
        Massimo Pacetti / Saint-Léonard-Saint-Michel / QC
        Yves Tousignant / Saint-Maurice-Champlain / QC
        Bernard Demers / Shefford / QC
        Eric Deslauriers-Joannette / Sherbrooke / QC
        Robert Frégeau / Terrebonne-Blainville / QC
        Patrice Mangin / Trois-Rivières / QC
        Lyne Pelchat / Vaudreuil-Soulanges / QC
        Pier-Luc Therrien-Peloquin / Verchères-Les Patriotes / QC
        Marc Garneau / Westmount-Ville-Marie / QC
        Jordan Laplante / Battlefords-Lloydminster / SK
        Deborah Walker / Blackstrap / SK
        Duane Filson / Cypress Hills-Grasslands / SK
        Gabe Lafond / Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River / SK
        Russell Collicott / Palliser / SK
        Ronald Wassill / Prince Albert / SK
        Monica Lysack / Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre / SK
        Jacqueline Miller / Regina-Qu’Appelle / SK
        Darren Hill / Saskatoon-Humboldt / SK
        Lee Reaney / Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar / SK
        Patricia Zipchen / Saskatoon-Wanuskewin / SK
        Gerald Borrowman / Souris-Moose Mountain / SK
        Ralph Goodale / Wascana / SK
        Kasmer Andreychuk / Yorkton-Melville / SK
        Larry Bagnell / Yukon / YT

    • Namesake says:

      If by “lots” you mean 13, as of yesterday (including the newly vacated one), then, yes; and nominations have to be filed by E-day minus 21 days, so: Monday, April 11. And, given that nearly 75% of your riding vote CPC, I’m not surprised that they’re having trouble even finding a non-skeleton-ridden Liberal there, much less one who wants to be a lamb to the slaughter & lose income & years of sticky relations by putting their name forward.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Deer_%28electoral_district%29

  18. Paul R Martin says:

    Obviously he has to be dumped. Unfortunately, every party attracts a few idiots and some of them slip through their vetting. I do wonder if the other parties will use this incident in their advertising?

  19. V. Malaise says:

    I guess this is what “a big tent” means. 🙂

  20. MontrealElite says:

    Breaking News!

    http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/02/05/harper-cp-6202508.jpg

    Harper better be careful. If his staffer see this pic of him with Ignatieff, he may get turfed from this own events!

  21. MontrealElite says:

    Dude has been dumped.

    Right thing to do Michael.

    Nice that you didn’t fob it off on the staff.

    • Roger says:

      He signed his nomination papers…the strong condemnation coming from Iggy now is due to the fact that someone else uncovered the truth….hard to believe nobody was aware of this Liberal candidate’s point of view.

      • MontrealElite says:

        Ignatieff took action.

        Harper does not.

        • Roger says:

          He took action when he was caught….

          • Charles does not surf says:

            And your point? Harper still just fires an underling, blames bureaucrats or flat-out lies.

          • James Bow says:

            And Harper takes action almost never.

          • smelter rat says:

            Yes Roger, unlike Harper who denies there is a problem and shirks his responsibilities.

          • Pomo says:

            When who was “caught”? Sounds like you think Ignatieff tried to get away with something here… Seems to me that having something unacceptable brought to your attention – by the ndp or anyone else – that you then take swift action to correct is a far cry from being caught. Unless you think he actually wanted to sneak a white supremacist into parliament. Is that what you think? something in this process of vetting went wrong. That has been acknowledged. If you think Ignatieff was turning a blind eye to something like this, you might want to consider putting down the glue. I wouldn’t accuse Harper of courting white supremacist candidates or knowingly allowing them to run by turning a blind eye. Please don’t disabuse me of my naive notion that cons – by and large- are on the same side as the libs and dippers when it comes to these basic standards.

          • MontrealElite says:

            Harper was caught.

            And still did nothing.

            You’re a failure Roger.

  22. Roger says:

    This is priceless…is it true that Mr. Forbes was nominated in 2009?…..nobody knew about any of his views for two years?

  23. conoisseur says:

    La Presse just reported that the candidate in question was shown the door. Mike didn`t waste time, or blame some poor backroom aide, or say he didn`t know anything about anything. He took affirmative action.

    Now everyone can relax, all is well in Québec once again!

    • Wayne says:

      Except for the fact the libs are like 10% in Quebec. But other than that everything is hunky dory.

      • Namesake says:

        Wayne lives in his own little world.

        Today’s Ekos — with a 2 point smaller gap nationally than their last one (for 9, now), BTW — actually puts the Libs far ahead of the CPC and nearly tied with the Bloc
        http://urlm.in/hmbp

        In fact, only one of these major pollsters sees the CPC ahead of the LPC in QC, and they all put the Libs a lot closer to 20 than to 10.

        Ekos, April 4-5, 2011
        19.4% CPC / 26.8% LPC / 17.7% NDP / 6.7% GR / 28.3% BQ
        1.2% Other

        Nanos, April 3-5, 2011
        23.3% CPC / 17.9% LPC / 18.8% NDP / 2.0% GR / 36.8% BQ
        1.2% Other

        Leger, March 30 -April 2 2011
        20% CPC / 20% LPC / 15% NDP / 5% GR / 39% BQ / 1% Other

        Harris-Decima, March 31-April 3
        17% CPC / 19% LPC / 15% NDP / 5% GR / 42% BQ

        • Namesake says:

          well, Nanos/SES was in ’06, sure, but Leger was in ’08 — as you might expect from one with TRIPLE Nanos’ sample size — when you compare each one’s most recent results on decided voters to the actual election’s popular vote:

          Nanos didn’t get ANY of them right, and was only within 1 point for the… gasp! … NDP:

          2008 Election

          Actual Share of Votes:
          10.0 37.6 6.8 26.2 18.2
          BQ CPC Gr LPC NDP

          Ekos Apr 4-5, n=1171, MOE 2.9%
          7 37 9 28 16

          Nanos Apr 2-4, n=986, MOE 3.1 %
          8 40 4 30 17

          Decima Mar 31-Apr-3, n=1000, MOE 3.1 %
          10 35 8 28 17

          Leger Mar 30-Apr 2, n=3549, +/- 1.7%
          10 37 8 26 18

          http://www.sfu.ca/~aheard/elections/polls.html

  24. Robert Jago says:

    But the Liberals?

    Why so surprised? The Liberals ran a couple anti-native candidates in Quebec last election as well. They should have had their eyes open for them this time. Obviously they didnt, which says something about the EDA – some people who also have a lot of explaining to do. And it says that this may be a systemic problem. 2 elections 3 Quebec ridings …

    That all said, good on Ignatieff for being far quicker to dump the candidates than Dion was.

  25. Alberta Liberal says:

    This guy should definitely run as a Conservative the next election

  26. Wayne says:

    “I think we’re in a very bad place when you’ve got a prime minister who does a background check on his audience, at a democratic crowd, and doesn’t seem to do a background check on the people he hires in the Prime Minister’s Office, like Mr. Carson.”
    Michael Ignatieff, quoted in the Vancouver Sun

    A day in politics can be a lifetime, eh Mikey?

    Looks good on him.

    • JS Rothwell says:

      Yeah that’s the same as a 5 time convicted fraudster & picking on university students. Don’t you have some Charolais to tend Wayne?

    • Name-sake says:

      Hey, if ‘busting in one’s heart’ was legitimate grounds to pre-emptively remove anyone who might secretly wish the bully boy ill, they’d have to vacate half the HOC & PPG and indeed many cities, when he was present.

      But such private thought bubbles or even semi-public venting are still no reason to bring in the RCMP when they’re clearly JUST thoughts, and when the worst that might happen is that they might heckle; and the RCMP themselves have finally acknowledged this & said they won’t be thought-police bouncers any more:

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/04/06/cv-election-rcmp-rallies.html

  27. Craig Chamberlain says:

    Better to dump him now than to have this as a scandal for PM Ignatieff later.

    Take it as another opportunity for Ignatieff to demonstrate Liberal values and an alternative style of leadership where someone other than the lowly staffers get canned.

  28. Steven says:

    It’s noteworthy that Layton today tried to spin this in Quebec as evidence of the LPC harbouring racists.

    Leave it to the NDP to be political whores when it suits them, even when it means undermining federalist parties in Quebec.

  29. Alberta Liberal says:

    Ignorant? Hardly, as the article states, “the Cons attracts creeps like these like flies to a bright light” And similiar views like this guy’s still exist in the Reform/Conservative party, the only thing is, Harper tells them all to keep their traps shut, who’s kidding who? IMO

    • Alberta Liberal says:

      You’re not calling Mr. Kinsella a liar are you? You don’t believe Stephen Harper controls what his candidates/MPs say? There’s ignorance and then there’s naivety, you must be both.

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2008/09/26/harper-reax-richardson.html

      Yeah, Mr. Harper as usual blamed the press, (quite different than the way Ignatieff handled his candidate) and oh yeah, Richardson is still an MP, because in Alberta you could have a Conservative candidate made up entirely of cardboard, he or she would still be elected.

      Racism and bigotry are prevalent more in the Conservative/Reform party than any of the other parties. And if you think that’s a false statement, then you must be the one who’s ignorant.

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