Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It Looks Like it's On

It seems that Harper is finally prepared to call the by-elections.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to call the byelections this week in the Montreal-area ridings of Westmount-Ville Marie and St. Lambert and the southwestern Ontario riding of Guelph.
If you live in these ridings, I'd love to hear what you think about how things are shaping up.
Here are the Lib candidates. Saint-Lambert, Roxanne Stanners. Westmount- Ville Marie, Marc Garneau. Guelph, Frank Valeriote.
As an aside, don't you love how non biased CTV is in their reporting?
The stakes are highest for the Liberals, who won two of the three ridings in the 2006 election.
Moreover, they offer Dion a chance to solidify his fragile grip on the reins of his party after suffering embarrassing losses in two previous sets of byelections.
Good grief. Fragile grip? Will anyone in the news bring perspective to stories?
Sigh.

9 comments:

ottlib said...

"The stakes are highest for the Liberals, who won two of the three ridings in the 2006 election.
Moreover, they offer Dion a chance to solidify his fragile grip on the reins of his party after suffering embarrassing losses in two previous sets of byelections."

Translation: The Conservatives have very little chance in any of these ridings so we better focus on the other guys.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Let's hope crybaby Garneau wins this time, I could not stand to hear bitch and moan about losing one more time.
After his defeat in Vaudreuil-Soulange and hearing him complain, I've lost much respect for him...

knb said...

Indeed ottlib, indeed.

knb said...

cwtf, I remember that too, but you have to admit that he was portrayed dishonestly in the media.

Yes, he'd better win and in this riding I think he will.

You're there, what do you think?

Antonio said...

Liberals losing westmount would be a bigger upset than if Rae or Findlay had lost in Ontario.

The riding is THAT safe.

Antonio said...

as for the portayal in the media of Dion, it is true that the grip on the leadership is rather fragile.

Liberals can try and look it with rose-colored glasses, but the Dion leadership, even from an objective standpoint, has been anything but a success.

Saint Lambert will tell us just how strong the Tories are in suburban Montreal. The ADQ did very well in this area provincially, almost winning one of the ridings in this area.

If the Tories get creamed here, as in distant third, Michael Fortier is almost guaranteed to lose. Where he is running, there will always be 10 000 Liberal votes, which is just too hard to try and consolidate.

knb said...

Thanks for the info Antonio.

Do you know if the ADQ is going to work with the Tories on the ground?

samuel John said...

I live in this riding for 12 years.
I don't see any presence of Conservatives and may be little of NDP.
It should be easy win for Garneau.
sam

knb said...

Thanks sam. It's nice to hear information first hand.