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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

NDP: 19 - 1 = 18

Looks like Ms. Desjarlais will be joining the likes of Ms. Parrish, Mr. Kilgour and Mr. O'Brien in the realm of Independent MP's.

7 comments:

Socialist Swine said...

If she disagrees with the party on a primary policy position it probably makes the most sense for her to run independently. The issue of same sex marriage was one of the lynch pin views of the party (like maintaining public health care is now). So Ms. Desjarlais will probably be better able to espouse her own views (and hopefully the views of her constituents, if they agree with her) than if she remained with the NDP.

-Socialist Swine

holtopia said...

Strangely, the Voltaire's Bastard Party has never yet lost an MP to discord over a policy position.

Brian Appel said...

She could have simply gone quietly into that good night, but noooo, she had to stick around and split the NDP vote next time...

Mike said...

I don't know. Niki Ashton might just be a great candidate after all.

http://www.nikiashton.ca/NikiAshton.htm

It might just be that the SSM had nothing to do with it - the riding association may simply believe that Niki Ashton is a better candidate.

Jim said...

I guess she dispels the myth that the NDP is the party that nominates second-year philosophy majors all the time. [/snark]

Mike said...

Shucks, I never heard THAT myth...we usually get hit with the "union hacks" myth.

How many members of the CPC can speak 2 languages, let alone 8. How many eve CARE to learn Cree.

Just saying, she looks like a good candidate. Much better than my MP, CPC Wunderkind and 25-year-old never-actually-finished-my-degree Pierre "Media Whore" Poilievre.

daveberta said...

is Ms. Desjarlais running again?

"Strangely, the Voltaire's Bastard Party has never yet lost an MP to discord over a policy position."

Terrific! One more point in our basket!