Posts Tagged ‘marc garneau

VIDEO: Lisa Kirbie and I: “Justin keeps winning every time out. He doesn’t get into a fight he doesn’t think he’ll win”

- February 18th, 2013

A clip from Battleground on Sun News Network tonight — our reporter Kristy Kirkup shows two highlights from Saturday’s Liberal leadership debate in Mississauga, Ont., the opening Garneau vs. Trudeau bit and then, the comments Martha Hall Findlay made that prompted her apology the next day. Then, Liberal strategist Lisa Kirbie and I assess the field after Saturday’s race. I argue that, for all intents and purposes, there are now just three candidates who have any chance of winning this race. And one of them is not Martha Hall Findlay.

Liberals, household chores and fickle TV program directors

- February 3rd, 2013
Marc Garneau at Winnipeg leadership event

WINNIPEG – Marc Garneau had what seemed to be the most talked-about remark at the Liberal leadership event on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Winnipeg: He likes to vacuum. (QMI Agency Photo)

About 400 Liberals and their supporters paid $20 each Saturday afternoon to watch a Liberal leadership event in which a failed Liberal candidate (Harvey Locke, last seen coming in a respectable second to Joan Crockatt in a Calgary Centre byelection) read largely the same questions to the nine leadership contestants in separate 11-minute long “interviews.” The biggest revelation after two hours of this was that Marc Garneau enjoys cooking — and frittatas specifically — and he also enjoys vacuuming. Martha Hall Findlay, on the other hand, Read more…

To infinity and beyond! The Liberal leadership race gets its astronaut!

- November 28th, 2012

In Montreal this morning, MP Marc Garneau – who also holds the title as first Canadian in space — announced he will seek the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.

The Twitterverse could not resist coming up with some campaign slogans. Some samples: Read more…

Ray Heard argues: NDP merger issue may be most divisive for Liberals

- June 15th, 2012

Ray Heard was John Turner’s communications director. He’s been around for a while, watching lots of internal Liberal Party of Canada fights — and participating in almost all of them. He says that the big issue in the nascent Liberal leadership race will be whether or not to merge with the New Democrats and that that issue will be more divisive than the Martin/Chretien or Chretien/Turner fights.  I talked to Ray about that tonight on my program with Zach Churchill, a Liberal MLA in Nova Scotia. (Zach, incidentally, was born in the same year – 1984 — that Turner was, briefly, prime minister):

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