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Martha Hall Findlay

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg It's not fun being played, or being forced to indulge in other people's self-indulgent fantasies. So it's very hard to write about the speeches of Justin Trudeau's five hopeless opponents without feeling like a captive guest at a particularly bratty five-year-old's tea party. Mmm, yes, what a tasty mud pie.
The six remaining Liberal leadership hopefuls — Justin Trudeau, Joyce Murray, Martha Hall Findlay, Karen McCrimmon, Deborah
The six remaining Liberal leadership contenders made their final pitches to Grits today and said goodbye to outgoing, interim
Federal Liberals are set to pick a new leader who will be asked to bring the once-mighty party back to prominence. The Huffington
When Liberals gather to hear the results of their leadership race on April 14, most of the suspense will be about who will
Would electoral co-operation between the Liberals, the NDP and the Green Party lead to Prime Minister Thomas Mulcair? According
It was Marc Garneau who was recently saying, "we cannot wait until after the leadership race is over to find out what we signed up for." These comments were, of course, pointed squarely at Garneau's leading opponent in the Grit's leadership race, Justin Trudeau. But what do we do when our father-figure departs from his own wisdom?
The fat lady can start warming up her vocal chords. About 294,000 Canadians have signed up to vote for the next leader of
Martha Hall Findlay believes that lessons from an ‘80s Liberal icon may help the once-mighty party win big again. And no
When it comes to food prices, Canadians often complain about paying too much. Who or what is to blame? Martha Hall Findlay points the finger at the supply management (SM) system. But Richard Doyle says SM has little to do with the price of milk -- it just benefits the economy. What do you think? Have a look at what Hall Findlay and Doyle have to say in our online debate. Then decide whose case is more persuasive, and cast your vote...
Repetitive softball questions do nothing to advance the public policy discourse Liberals say we need. At least these Liberals, at Saturday's interview in Winnipeg, appear to believe that weed, cheaper milk and eggs, rural farming, and a pipeline that will never see the light of day, are important enough to virtually monopolize two hours.
Traders in an online marketplace are giving Justin Trudeau a 75-per-cent chance of winning the Liberal party leadership following
Since the 1990s it has become less about who one's grandparents voted for and more about ideas and principles, what a party stands for, as a clearer left-right spectrum has emerged. Liberals can be the party that is not afraid to push the limits of political debate with bold ideas. It is a new political terrain for the party, one that will necessitate a greater need to define what exactly "Liberalism" is.
Why do political handlers confuse contrarianism with "substance"? The Justin Trudeau campaign, keen to put to bed allegations of its candidate being a lightweight, just put out an opinion piece embracing the takeover of Nexen by China's state owned CNOOC. Unexpected, eh? It must therefore be substantive. Who knows, a real debate about Canada with real options beyond the current narrow bandwidth may open up and engage Canadians in politics again. Goodness knows that what's currently on offer isn't exactly inspiring.
2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Avid news junkies know there's really five other folks "running," but c'mon folks, this is the leadership of the Liberal Party you're running for, a job only the most eminently experienced children of dead prime ministers are qualified to fill. In reality, of course, Wednesday was a date like any other for a nation that's already been toiling under the weight of a Liberal leadership tournament ever since Bob Rae stepped down last June, or at latest since that crisp October evening when Justin Trudeau threw his shimmering locks into the ring.
2012-11-14-LIBERALBANNER.jpg I am not an MP, and I do not come from the Ottawa bubble, and I do not believe that Canadians think the job criteria for a politician is being a politician. I want to bring a fresh and new approach to politics, one that is welcoming, inclusive, and values each individual for their contribution. I have recently driven across the country, not flown over it as many politicians tend to do. I have stopped in smaller towns and cities and talked to folks, and actually listened to them. When you do that, you hear what it is that actually concerns Canadians, and it also gives me a chance to share my vision of Canada with them.