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Coyne on LPC leadership

Whether you agree with Andrew’s points or not, I sensed that he was trying to be positive, which readers often say they want from writers.

So, he’s being positive: thank him for it.

5 Responses to “Coyne on LPC leadership”

  1. Glen says:

    “…confirmation that the monarchical principle is alive and well in Canadian politics.”

    Heh heh.

  2. Peter says:

    With all due respect, Dan, that sounds like the appraoch of an anti-Harperite who has just been talking to other anti-Harperites for too long. If there is one think that underpins electoral respect for Harper, it’s his fiscal management in a “Steady as she goes–don’t f&%k up” sense. Do you really think you can attack that when the public keeps hearing reports about how the OECD, the IMF and even Germany think we’re a global model? The same is largely true about immigration despite all the visceral contempt and breast-beating about Kenny on the left.

    I must say that while the issues Coyne links to the candidates may excite the faithful in a leadership campaign, they strike me as wedge issues for the general public that appeal mainly to wonks. Electoral reform? Repeal the indian Act?!! Be still, my beating heart. the Libs have been talking vision for quite a while, but none have them have yet found one that addresses what is really on the public mind. I know it’s a minefield, but if any of the candidates grabbed onto healthcare reform in a knowledgeable way grounded in demographic and technological realities, a lot of people would sit up and take notice. What do you think is ultimately more important to people, Chief Spence’s theatre or their aging parents dying slowly in confused, impersonal squalor? Youth training/unemployment and urban social services, particularly for mental health, are also good candidates. Shouldn’t those be naturals for the Libs?

  3. The Doctor says:

    I think it’s a bit too early to tell whether that “good fiscal managers” thing could really work in 2015. If the Canadian and world economies are in slow/steady recovery mode, then I don’t see that as a big winner of an issue. Fact is, the federal deficits have been coming gradually down (albeit with some bumps in the road), and they’ll continue to come down as long as the economy continues to recover. There’s the rub: it’s in the LPC’s best interest for something to go seriously wrong with the economy between now and 2015, to take the govt’s economic forecasting seriously off-track.

  4. Peter says:

    Stephen Harper is about to surpass Pierre Trudeau in debt accrual

    So, you suggest that should be the Liberal rallying cry that will lead Justin to power? :-)

  5. Ronald O'Dowd says:


    My two favourite phrases with a couple of antonyms: prudent fiscal manager and re-elected government.

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