Gerard Kennedy to Face Peggy Nash

ontarioMy NDP MP Peggy Nash will have a difficult battle on her hands when we next go to the polls. Gerard Kennedy plans to run for the federal Liberals in the riding of Parkdale-High Park where he was MPP for over seven years.

Gerard Kennedy is quite popular in these parts and historically Parkdale-High Park has voted Liberal. Peggy Nash rode an anti-Sarmite Bulte wave to power, but can she beat Kennedy?

I'm thinking we could be going red again.

For more on Peggy Nash's victory, check out these entries.

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Freddie P.

When you say "my" NDP MP surely you mean MP for "my" riding, not "my" MP as in I voted for her.
There's no way Toronto Mike would vote for the NDP. After all, a vote for this sinking party is actually a vote for the Conservatives.
By the way, has Jack insulted our military lately?

February 6, 2007 @ 1:33 PM

Mike Boon

We vote for the candidate for MP, not the party we want in power, right?

Bulte wasn't getting my vote and I wasn't turning blue. We'll see what happens this year...

February 6, 2007 @ 2:27 PM

Freddie P.

No.. on the contrary. There's not a lot your MP can do for you if their party isn't in power. When it comes to federal politics I vote party.
Honestly, when's the last time you had any contact with your MP.

February 7, 2007 @ 11:43 AM

Mike Boon

Freddie P, you've hit upon the flaw in our parliamentary system. We essentially have to vote for a party to choose who is in power, regardless of whose name is on the ballot we've checked.

I used to vote party. In 2006, I voted for the best candidate in my riding. In an ideal world, my vote would go to the best candidate who was also representing the party I wanted in power.

Wouldn't that be nice?

February 7, 2007 @ 11:57 AM

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