"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday 15 September 2013

N.D.P.. Candidate for Nomination for Toronto Centre

Linda McQuaig is a candidate for the N.D.P.nomination for the  Toronto Centre Riding vacated by Bob Rae, former  Leader of the N.D.P., turned Liberal.

I mention it because I think Ms. McQuaig would be an outstanding candidate for any political party.

Everything  I know about  the candidate makes me realize how badly we need candidates of her calibre  to serve  the nation.

If I were a  resident of Toronto Centre  I would take out a membership  in the NDP to be able to vote for Linda McQuaig


Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that the Liberals have closed their membership lists to limit any new comers. It is said to help shield their selected candidate from a couple of challengers. But a lot of allegations are going to be tossed around.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to see you say that McQuaig "would be an outstanding candidate fort any political party."

I would have to go with Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal candidate. She was born in Peace River, Alberta.

And my decision is not based on party politics or philosophy.

She is a graduate from Harvard University with a Master's degree from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Freeland's career in journalism with the Financial Times, Washington Post and The Economist speaks to her experience in international affairs as well as economics. She has served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, the managing director and editor of consumer news at Thomson Reuters and most recently as United States managing editor at the Financial Times, based in New York City.

A recent book, a New York Times bestseller, was the winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize for non-fiction reporting on foreign affairs. It also won the 2013 National Business Book Award for the most outstanding Canadian business-related book.

Stephen Harper is an economist by education and has never held an honest job in his life.

McQuaig has a distinguished career that is skewed toward the social side of life, as in socialism, which by itself is not a bad thing. But the NDP will not form the official opposition following the next election and her potential role as an MP will be wasted.

While I am not a great Trudeau supporter, mainly because he lacks the experience, I think Freeland might play a major role in designing a Liberal platform, and not just with reference to economics. And depending on how things play out during the next couple of years - any more scandals? - the Liberals might win a minority.

I would rather be Green than NDP.

Anonymous said...

"I would rather be Green than NDP"

Heck, I'd rather be dead than NDP.

Anonymous said...


Giving up one's life rather than belonging to a political party must surely be an extreme statement.

Anonymous said...

13:50... The NDP are an extreme party!