As Kady points out, Jason Kenney's new job as Green Shift critic just got a little harder.
The Liberals have tapped into the farming community for one of their candidates in the next federal election.
Bob Friesen, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, will be the party’s candidate in the Winnipeg riding of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia.
This is obviously really good news as he was recently depicted as being against the plan because it did not sufficiently address the needs of farmers. He raised his concerns and the Liberals obviously listened, so now not only does he support the plan, he's willing to run for the party and promote it. Tough to get a stronger endorsement than that for the farming sector.
Not only are the Liberals picking up excellent candidates, this one will help to expose Kenney's idiotic rants for the lies that they are. How can Kenney continue to bellow that the Liberals are attacking farmers? Of course, I have no doubt that the Con's and Kenney specifically will begin bashing Friesen at the first opportunity but I suggest they do that at their peril.
I don't know if there are any more of these surprise candidate announcements, but this coupled with yesterday's news of Calvin Johnston joining the team indicates that, not only are we countering Con talking points, if these 2 win, we're going to have a pretty terrific team.
Compare that team to what Harper has to present and well, what can I say?