Chief of the CPC

He has his work cut out; make himself and the Conservatives more interesting
Rahman Mohamed

In 2011 Michael Ignatieff stepped down as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.  After defeat in the 2015 General Election former Prime Minister Stephen Harper stepped as leader and later away from politics.   Bob Rae took Ignatieff’s place as interim leader for the Liberal Party.  Similar to Rona Ambrose who took Harper’s place, Bob Rae did not run for the position of leader for the Liberal Party despite encouragement.  Bob Rae put a brake on politics after the race; Rona Ambrose plans to do the same.  The Liberal Leadership Race started with 9 candidates; it ended with 6 candidates on the ballot.  The Conservative Leadership Race started with 17 candidates.  Although it ended with 14 candidates on the ballot, surprising Canadians who perceived Kevin O’Leary as the next leader, he dropped out of the race.  His name was on the ballot but he withdraw from the race; at the time it was too late to take his name of the ballot.  13 finalists were on the list

On the 1st ballot presumed leader Maxime Bernier was first.  Bernier secured 28.9% of points.  On the 3rd ballot O’Leary was knocked off.  After the 7th ballot, Bernier stayed at number one rising to 30.51%; 6 candidates had been knocked off of the list.  The Conservative Leadership race went right down to the wire.  On the 13th/last ballot Andrew Scheer secured 51% of the vote becoming the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada; Maxime Bernier was ahead until the last ballot.

As expected Justin Trudeau clinched the leadership on the first ballot with 80.9% of the points.  On the other hand the Conservative Race came to nail biting end.

There was more excitement for the Liberal Leadership race than the Conservative Leadership race.  Both had many candidates, drop outs, and votes from across Canada.  The two make up the original parties from Confederation – John A. MacDonald’s Progressive Conservatives and Wilfrid Laurier’s Liberals.

So why was there more attention for the Liberal race than the Conservative?

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The Freeze: A Sequel to the Big Chill

Hopefully not something that will effect a lake near you
Rahman Mohamed

3 years earlier in Canada (2014) the Conservative government under Stephen Harper produced what was known as “The Big Chill“.  In this picture, one that was a hit at the box office of Canadians and reviewed across the media landscape, the story was based on scientists who worked under the government being told “Don’t tweet, post or talk to the media about your work.  That’s an order”.

Justin Trudeau was elected as Prime Minister in November 2015; cold was entering the environment in the Great White North when he was elected, but in less than a week the “Science Frost” appeared; on November 8 CBC reported that a short story by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had premiered on screens: “Scientists’ and Government Ministers’ Lips Unsealed“. This new picture was an immediate hit.  In fact, it was so popular that a scientist’s post was reported to be going viral.  After its unexpected premier and a steady run in the box offices “The Big Chill” seemed to have run its course.

It has just been learned that what appears to a sequel to “The Big Chill” is slowly appearing on screens in the United States.  Viewers say that President of the United States of America Donald Trump is tremendous in playing the role of the evil villain, the anti-science silencer in addition to Lead Producer and Director.

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The Next Exit

Stationery Americans seeking to move to Canada
Rahman Mohamed
Updated 19 November 2016

Much of the world including both Canada and Britain have seen the fear: not mass emigration but the threat of a union breaking apart.  Will the United States of America be next?

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