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Edmonton-Strathcona

Catch 22 recommends Linda Duncan (NDP)

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MP: Linda Duncan, NDP

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2011

Democracy

It's Tuesday, May 3. My local MP, Linda Duncan, defeated her Conservative opponent by more than 6,000 votes (she won by less than 500 votes in 2008). That's good. Linda is an impressive MP and I wish her well.

 

On the other hand, Harper will lead a majority Conservative government. I hope I've misjudged the risk to Canada's democracy. I hope the Conservatives' fundamentalist capitalism leaves some room for listening, for compassion.

 

Thank-you to all who shared their views and their hopes on this forum. Now we need your hope and determination for a better Canada more than ever.

 

best regards,

Mark,

Catch22 group admin

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Comment by Pamela Allard on March 29, 2011 at 7:02am
I don't live in the riding (am in ON) but joined this group because I feel that we need to do everything possible to help Linda retain this seat. Besides the obvious reason of preventing the Cons. of sweeping Alberta, friends there have told me that she is an excellent M.P.
Comment by Mark Gordon on March 29, 2011 at 12:45am
I'll make sure there are more opportunities for us to get together Alvin. Thanks for leading me to visit http://www.pialberta.org.
Comment by Alvin Finkel on March 29, 2011 at 12:31am
Good idea, Mark. But the Public Interest Alberta conference is this weekend and I'm a delegate.
Comment by Mark Gordon on March 28, 2011 at 11:38pm

Hi Everyone: I've volunteered to be the administrator for the Edmonton-Strathcona group. I'm organizing a meetup for the group's members at some commercial establishment (location TBD). I've created a poll for people to indicate a preference for when to hold the event: http://www.doodle.com/uauhcw8m9q34i2yw. The poll offers choices for this coming Thursday evening and Saturday. Please select all that work for you.

 

If you have questions about the E-S group, this website or Catch 22 in general, I'll try to find answers. To contact me, click on my name and on the resulting page click on the "Send a Message" link.

 

cheers,

Mark

Comment by Catch 22 on March 28, 2011 at 9:43pm

Please note that you can also start discussions if you belong to the group. It's a good way to organize discussion on different themes instead one long wall discussion about several things.

Gary

p.s. - You can also add video, pics etc in the Text box space

Comment by Catch 22 on March 28, 2011 at 9:39pm

If you come across any good links, please post them and we'll add them to the profile page which is missing content.

Thanks

 

Comment by Russell Bryant on March 28, 2011 at 9:27pm
I was just reading up on the Conservative candidate to see who he is.  Ryan Hastman cannot possibly be as lazy and arrogant as Jaffer was but there are some unsettling parallels.  He is very young (graduated from University in 2002); he has an interest in politics, but has not put himself out there to help in the community; he is not necessarily committed to the community, he has been in Ottawa a good deal of the last few years; he does not have any vision for the community outside of the pat "better economy, less crime" sort of thing.  He might be a nice guy and he might have something to offer but it is unsettling that he has a good chance of becoming our MP while he has not gathered any more of the life skills than Jaffer did when he was first elected, and he has not demonstrated that he is qualified to be an MP other than the fact that his campaign signs are blue.
Comment by Catch 22 on March 28, 2011 at 8:55pm

Could someone organize a Catch 22 meeting in Edmonton. We just successfully used Skype to participate in the Ottawa meeting this evening. This online E-S group (and others like it) have been created to let people network, share and organize.Encourage your friends to join!

Gary

Comment by Russell Bryant on March 28, 2011 at 8:48pm

In many issues such as the Expo 2017, Linda was the ONLY MP to speak up for Alberta.  The current environment in the Conservative caucus discourages Conservative MPs to speak up and represent their constituents when it is not politically expedient.  Alberta is the political football, being taken for granted.  

 

This is the kind of argument that should resonate with most people, regardless of their political stripes.  In Edmonton Strathcona, it is either Harper or Linda Duncan.  When put the average voter I think that people will support her.

Comment by Bob Morgan on March 28, 2011 at 2:54am
I travelled to Edmonton and helped with Linda Duncan's campaign team on Saturday and Sunday and will do so again, hopefully in a couple of weeks.  They are well organized but with the Conservatives pushing hard to remove Linda, they still need all the help they can get.  I would like to meet at least some other members of the Catch 22 team next time i travel up to Edmonton if possible.
 

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