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  1. The leadership convention will not be held till 2013 now, I think this is a horrible idea.
  2. I've just started listening to the extraordinary convention, I don't know how long I can handle it though. I'm hoping Jeff Jedras' amendment calling for the leadership convention to be held early next fall passes, the party shouldn't wait till 2013 to elect a new leader. While I think the party has alot more issues then just leadership they need a leader in place to help define them. I'll discuss this more later.
  3. Yes their national results were still very good, I'm getting confused with something though I don't know. Anyway this is't about the Laytonmania.
  4. Around 11% of the NDP's 30% is from Quebec. Last election Quebec account from about 3% of their national vote. So their supported really never went up that much outside Quebec.
  5. There must not have been an online story written on this over the last day but next week the PCs will be having a very interesting nomination race, former Member of Parliament Rex Barnes is challenging PC incumbent Ray Hunter in Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South. For reasons I'm not really sure of Hunter isn't very popular within the party and I've heard that MHAs in neighbouring districts are supporting Barnes. While I'm writing this I realize it does not sound the least bit exciting. Here's an old story on it. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/02/16/nl-barnes-
  6. Selinger's popularity went up a good bit lately, I'd say it will be quite a close race.
  7. Newfoundland and Labrador's next election is going to be held on October 11, 2011, and I'm hoping some people are interested in discussing it. In the last little while there has been a poll released showing that the Progressive Conservatives led by Premier Kathy Dunderdale have dropped to 57% in opinion polls while the NDP has soared to likely historic levels and are statistically tied with the Liberal Party, the NDP are at 20% while the Liberals are at 22%. According to Threehundredeight.com this would lead to the NDP forming the Official Opposition, though without regional results it is ha
  8. One big issue with the Liberals is that Harper has people convinced that the party would be fiscally irresponsible if they were in power, and the Liberals proved that by barely focusing on the economy in their latest platform and promising lots of spending. The Liberals have proven themselves on the fiscally conservative front in the past and they need to let Canadians know that they can be fiscally responsible. Their last platform was an NDP platform, there was nothing centrist about it. People voted Conservative because they were focused on the economy, people voted NDP because they liked
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