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  • Kate 23:37 on 2017/04/03 Permalink | Reply  

    Denis Coderre is being grilled about a gift of $25,000 he passes off as “pas un cadeau… un coup de main.” (Joey linked the story first in a comment below, but I think this is important enough to give it its own post.)

    Valérie Plante is making hay with it.

     
    • ant6n 23:58 on 2017/04/03 Permalink

      Let’s hope she’ll be turning that hay into gold.

  • Kate 23:19 on 2017/04/03 Permalink | Reply  

    Emmanuella Lambropoulos, the newcomer who landed the Liberal nomination in St-Laurent, is projected to have won the byelection held Monday night.

     
    • ant6n 00:28 on 2017/04/04 Permalink

      The more election promises the Liberals break, and the less experienced the local candidate is, the more the electorate just ignores everything and votes the same.

    • Chris 09:37 on 2017/04/04 Permalink

      Which says a lot about their other choices.

    • Kate 10:12 on 2017/04/04 Permalink

      Sometimes in politics lack of experience is an asset, or at least is seen in a favourable light by the electorate. Party members, for example, chose the very young, astonishingly fragile-looking Lambropoulos over the experienced Yolande James. So either Lambropoulos is smart enough to have already started building her own machine, or they wanted a new broom, or a bit of both.

    • Michael Black 10:59 on 2017/04/04 Permalink

      Or they resented the party’s attempt to control things. So whatshisname wasn’t allowed to run, but they parachuted in Yoland James. So they voted for anyone but.

      It’s not the first time there’s been resentment that a party higher up tries to decide who the best candidate is.

      Michael

    • Joey 11:33 on 2017/04/04 Permalink

      Also, I gather she’s a local who was politically engaged and was willing to do the grunt work of meeting constituents and building support.

    • Kate 11:37 on 2017/04/04 Permalink

      Alan DeSousa really wanted the job, which is a shoo-in, but he just barely avoided the shadow cast by the Tremblay years and I’m willing to bet the party knew that if he stepped into Dion’s shoes there were enough questions remaining to make the Conservative backroom boys smile. So I can excuse their excluding DeSousa, but I find it pretty hard to forgive their trying to force a party hack on the riding.

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