Saturday, November 12, 2005

Quick hits, cheap shots

The Richmond Review gives a few kind words to Richmond NDP candidate Neil Smith, the poor bastard likely to be minced into a fine paste by the voters of Richmond, B.C. Despite the NDP's poor showing in 2004 (15%), three candidates vied for the nomination, with Smith defeating 2004 nominee Dale Jackaman and Balwinder Kullar in a meeting attended by "a couple dozen" NDP members at the West Richmond Community Centre...

Former Liberal MP, Tory MP and rumoured independent candidate Andre Harvey has returned to one of his folds, and will run for the Grits in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, the riding he lost to the Bloc by 863 votes in 2004 - so says the Hill Times...

The Stoney Creek News is all hot and bothered about the forthcoming clash between Hamilton East - Stoney Creek MP and Martinite Minister of Vote Counting Tony Valeri and newly nominated NDP candidate Wayne Marston, a school board trustee and president of the local labour council. This page, loathe to take shots at our former Steeltown home will only note that Mr. Valeri says "I see some fundamental transformation for Hamilton." Does he want it to look more like Stoney Creek, we wonder?