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by Warren Kinsella
A year ago this month, Justin Trudeau was a candidate for the Liberal Party leadership. He gave a big speech to delegates at what was called the “Liberal leadership showcase.”
Among other things, Trudeau said this: “The only person Mr. Harper wants his caucus to serve is their leader. Well, that’s not good enough. We need to be a party of community leaders, devoted to community service. That’s why I am calling for open nominations for all Liberal candidates in every single riding in the next election.”
“Open nominations” is political-speak. It basically means what the phrase implies: the selection of candidates is wide open, and there is no special treatment for supposed star candidates. In a true open nomination process, there are no barriers to anyone wanting to be a Liberal candidate – and, in particular, the leader stays out of it. Read more…
This is the number one single in Britain right now from Calgary’s own Kiesza who is believe it or not a Navy vet. It is poppy, catchy and incredibly familiar all at once.
More from the Calgary Sun:
Last summer, Kiesza was preparing to catching a flight from New York to L.A. when her friend and producer Rami Samir Afuni started creating the beat for Hideaway.
“I dropped my bags and went back into the studio,” she said.
“It was written in an hour and mixed and mastered half an hour after that.”
And she still made her flight.