Olivia Chow launches bid for Parliament, lauding NDP child-care plan


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Olivia Chow launches bid for Parliament, lauding NDP child-care plan

Former New Democrat MP Olivia Chow said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is the only person who can beat Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as she announced she's running once again in a downtown Toronto riding.

"I refuse to stand on the sideline while we can deliver change," Chow said Tuesday, pointing to the NDP's plan to provide one million affordable daycare spaces across the country.

"Tom Mulcair is the only leader that can defeat Stephen Harper," she said.

Chow is running for the NDP in the upcoming federal election in the same general downtown Toronto area she represented for years, although her former riding now has a new name and different boundaries.

Chow, the widow of onetime NDP leader Jack Layton, resigned her seat in Parliament in 2014 to run in Toronto's mayoral election, which she lost to John Tory. Now, she'll face off with former city councillor Adam Vaughan, who captured the Trinity–Spadina riding for the Liberal Party last summer.

That riding, which Chow represented for eight years, was redistributed and renamed Spadina—Fort York in the redrawing of Canada's electoral boundaries last year that will see the addition of 30 ridings in this election.

Spadina—Fort York encompasses much of the downtown core as well as the city's waterfront, a space that's seen a tremendous condo boom.

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/politics/ol...plan-1.3170722
 
Locutus
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Steve PaikinVerified account ‏@spaikin

"Progressives" are not necessarily happy about two heavyweights like @oliviachow & @TOadamvaughan facing each other.



who is cooler? 11-times remortage his house big-belly thomas or never had a real job, couldn't satsify jack and snuck into social housing olivia?
 
mentalfloss
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5 year old debunked talking points.

I'm disappointed in you.
 
taxslave
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As in any election the voters will get the representation or lack thereof that they deserve.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

5 year old debunked talking points.

I'm disappointed in you.

Debunked my donkey.
 
mentalfloss
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You are what you ride.
 
55Mercury
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

You are what you ride.

is that why you think you're the catz azz?

(you're really not, ya know)
 
Curious Cdn
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...sick of Olivia Chow ...
 
damngrumpy
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I wondered how long it would be before the Commie crap would start.
I ain't no commie but I will likely be supporting Mulcair as I would not
vote for Trudeau.
The only one I have heard that applies is the Info Tel reporter here in the
Okanagan. He referred to Harper as "The man in the blue suit" and no
name.
For good reason Harper avoids the media and always dances through the
rehearsed words of his script.
I don't think Olivia is going to win the Toronto Riding she is running in her
time was attached to Jack's coat tails and that is likely the end for her.
 
personal touch
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I have always found Olivia Chow a very convicted politicion who walks her talk.

In a recent interview I heard state "repersenting my constitiuents" many times,usually you hear politicions talk about their allegiance to their political party they belong to,
it is rare to hear the words of "repersentation" during an election,never mind "repersentation of my constituents".
Ms.Chow convictions are real and creditable.
 
Ludlow
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chow mein good eatin
 
mentalfloss
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You know, for her age....
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

I wondered how long it would be before the Commie crap would start.
I ain't no commie but I will likely be supporting Mulcair as I would not
vote for Trudeau.

Was there any doubt in your mind?
There was no doubt in anyone's mind in the rest of the forum...
 
personal touch
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i think i am going to eat my ballet?

Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

chow mein good eatin

what does this mean?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by personal touch View Post

Ms.Chow convictions are real and creditable.

Maybe!
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by personal touch View Post

i think i am going to eat my ballet?


what does this mean?

it's a type of Chinese food. Many folks consider this dish to be good eatin.
 
personal touch
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

it's a type of Chinese food. Many folks consider this dish to be good eatin.

what does it have to do with Ms. Chow?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by personal touch View Post

what does it have to do with Ms. Chow?

Probably named after her!
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably named after her!

yeah what he sayed
 
Locutus
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Lorrie GoldsteinVerified account ‏@sunlorrie

Now that Mulcair supports Scarborough subway will Chow become 'subway champion' too? Remember this? http://natpo.st/1LcGbiN #cdnpoli #topoli
 
mentalfloss
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You really enjoy posting things that can be easily refuted don't you?
 
JLM
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I'm wondering if Livvy isn't getting some mileage out of Layton's reputation!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

You really enjoy posting things that can be easily refuted don't you?

Yet strangely, they aren't.
 

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