Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Roasting Liberal Chestnuts on an Open Fire?

Alternative Views on Federal Liberal Party Leadership Convention

If you don't think you're getting the straight deal on the federal Liberal Party leadership convention that started today, why not check out some alternative source of information online?

The Tyee , where I often write, has re-activated its Election Central section to provide some different takes on the Lib-Fest.

For a look back at the Liberal disaster that started with the bloodthirsty Paul Martin leadership campaign, check out my Tyee piece from this January that looked at the aftermath of the battle to overthrow Jean Chretien in British Columbia.

And there's much more there, with new items daily.

For a humorous poke at the Liberals and their problems in Quebec, those cheeky New Democrats have put together an annotated map of Montreal, site of the convention, titled: "Liberal Party of Canada Map of the Scars" and indeed it is.

From the location of Paul Martin's foreign-crewed Canada Steamship Lines headquarters to the offices of GroupAction - the ad firm responsible for Sponsorgate, it's all there.

The NDippers have also put together a "Liberal Lemon Quiz" and turned Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen loose on the Libs with a blog from the convention.

Of course, not to be missed on this or any other important political event is my good friend and 24 hours colleague Sean Holman's website Public Eye Online!

Lastly, this humble blog will attempt to make a few cogent comments throughout the proceedings from our snowy Vancouver vantage point.

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