Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bob Rae to seek nomination in Toronto riding

Bob Rae announced Wednesday he hopes to run in the federal riding of Toronto Centre and will make it official by filing nomination papers with Liberal headquarters.
The Liberal incumbent for the riding, Bill Graham, announced last month he would not seek re-election.
Bob Rae, left, and Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion, right, gesture at the Toronto City Summit Alliance in Toronto on Feb. 27.
(Aaron Harris/Canadian Press) Rae's return to federal politics was expected after his run last year for the Liberal leadership. He finished third behind winner Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff.
In 1978, Rae won a byelection to take a seat in Parliament as an New Democratic Party member. He switched to provincial politics in Ontario in 1982 and served as NDP premier from 1990 to 1995.
The nomination is likely to be contested by other Liberal candidates, although one potential rival, Rob Oliphant, has withdrawn from the challenge.


RepoCreepo said...

That picture is great...its their response to the question...

"Whos the bigger dummy!"

Maybe Dion would be doing a lot better in the polls if he heeded the advice of his newest MP Garth Turner.

Garth has already told him to improve his english. So if GARTH says it, he should do it right away.

Kenn Chaplin said...

I was thinking somebody should get t-shirts on the back, red on the front...with pictures of Rae in both incarnations, front and rear, as Dipper and Liberal. Something tells me TC Liberals wouldn't be doing that :)

Kenn Chaplin said...

Or...a caption for the photo..."I'm with Stupid".

tokyo tintin said...

How do you feel about the vote-splitting Green Party taking away support from the NDP?

I am still mind-boggled that the Conservatives continue to gain support. AAAAGGGGHH!! Stupid people should be disenfranchised and never be allowed near a ballot box ever! What the hell is wrong with these people?

My only hope is that it will be pretty easy to make the Conservatives look bad in an election campaign, with all their politically-motivated cuts and gimmicks.