JWR and Philpot to Run As Independents MPs


petros
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Green Party Elizabeth May disappointed the won't be running under her party's banner
Kathleen Harris - CBC News

Posted: 4 Hours Ago
Last Updated: 17 Minutes Ago

Former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott will seek re-election as Independent candidates in the fall election campaign, having rejected an offer to join the Green Party after weeks of talks with leader Elizabeth May.

The MPs made their announcements at separate, back-to-back news conferences in their ridings, nearly two months after being expelled from the Liberal caucus.

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In her Vancouver-Granville riding this morning, Wilson-Raybould said a non-partisan approach is the best way to change the way politics is done in Canada.

She said she decided to seek re-election after hearing encouragement from people in the riding.

"With your support, I am confident that running as an independent is the best way to go about it at this time, and the best way to transform our political culture," she said.

Wilson-Raybould, Philpott won't run as Greens in fall election
Wilson-Raybould said she will work with like-minded parties on issues like the environment. She said she believes the best way to tackle the big issues confronting Canada is through collective efforts.

"In this reality, there is less room for overt partisanship in our evolving democracy," she said. "Rising to these challenges requires Ottawa to operate more openly and transparently in the spirit of non-partisanship with increased cooperation."

Philpott told a gathering of supporters in her own Ontario riding of Markham-Stouffville this morning that she was urged by her constituents to stay in federal politics, and that stepping back from the federal fray now would have sent the wrong message to young women.

She said people are growing tired of hyper-partisan politics and the fighting and dysfunction in the federal system, and instead want politicians to treat each other with respect and look for real solutions.

"We need political will and who better to build political will than independent voices who aren't afraid of anybody?" she said.

'They weren't interested'
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today she was disappointed Wilson-Raybould and Philpott decided not to join her party after weeks of discussions.

She said she would have happily welcomed them as potential future leadership candidates, but it was a moot point because both politicians told her they had no aspirations to lead the Green Party.

"I was interested in making sure everything was on the table. They weren't interested," she said. "I just wanted to discuss with them what was open, what's possible."

May said that she has no immediate plan to step aside as leader and her eventual successor will be chosen by the grassroots members. She said she plans to stay on as an MP after a successor is chosen and, for that reason, she has a vested interest in backing a candidate with whom she could work well.

May said she couldn't say why the two ultimately decided not to join the Greens, but speculated they had feelings of "deep unhappiness" lingering from their involvement in the Liberal Party and felt reluctant to join another.

Wilson-Raybould and Philpott both praised May and the Green Party's commitment to fighting climate change, and promised to be allies on environmental issues.

Philpott said confronting issues like climate change, electoral reform and reconciliation with Indigenous people requires political collaboration.

'Cry for cooperation'
"These are all the big challenges that we can't solve if we're constantly fighting with one another," she said. "This is a cry for cooperation. Let's cooperate. Let's collaborate. It's the only way we're going to solve these hard problems."

Philpott said she hopes other people who don't fit into a partisan "box" will put their names on the ballot as independent candidates.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the two MPs statements today serve as a "clear reminder" that there's no room in the Liberal Party for those who stand up to Justin Trudeau.

"While it is unfortunate that the Liberal leader kicked Ms. Jody Wilson Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott out of caucus for simply telling the truth in the face of his scandals, it is heartening to hear that they have decided to continue standing up for what they believe in," he said in a statement.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled Wilson-Raybould and Philpott from the Liberal caucus on April 2, saying trust with the two former cabinet ministers had been irreparably broken as the government worked to beat back allegations that officials inappropriately pressured Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin criminal case.

Soured relations with the two MPs came to a head when Wilson-Raybould released a secretly taped audio recording of a conversation she had with Michael Wernick, who has since retired as clerk of the Privy Council.

Philpott says clear apology from Trudeau could have quickly contained SNC-Lavalin scandal
'I'll continue to speak my voice': Jody Wilson-Raybould 'incredibly open' to future in federal politics
Trudeau delivered news of the expulsions to the national Liberal caucus during an open, televised meeting, saying the two could not stay on because they could not express confidence in the caucus.
 
bill barilko
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Who again?
 
spaminator
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thought they would have joined the ndp
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Green Party Elizabeth May disappointed the won't be running under her party's banner
Kathleen Harris - CBC News

Posted: 4 Hours Ago
Last Updated: 17 Minutes Ago

Former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott will seek re-election as Independent candidates in the fall election campaign, having rejected an offer to join the Green Party after weeks of talks with leader Elizabeth May.

The MPs made their announcements at separate, back-to-back news conferences in their ridings, nearly two months after being expelled from the Liberal caucus.

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In her Vancouver-Granville riding this morning, Wilson-Raybould said a non-partisan approach is the best way to change the way politics is done in Canada.

She said she decided to seek re-election after hearing encouragement from people in the riding.

"With your support, I am confident that running as an independent is the best way to go about it at this time, and the best way to transform our political culture," she said.

Wilson-Raybould, Philpott won't run as Greens in fall election
Wilson-Raybould said she will work with like-minded parties on issues like the environment. She said she believes the best way to tackle the big issues confronting Canada is through collective efforts.

"In this reality, there is less room for overt partisanship in our evolving democracy," she said. "Rising to these challenges requires Ottawa to operate more openly and transparently in the spirit of non-partisanship with increased cooperation."

Philpott told a gathering of supporters in her own Ontario riding of Markham-Stouffville this morning that she was urged by her constituents to stay in federal politics, and that stepping back from the federal fray now would have sent the wrong message to young women.

She said people are growing tired of hyper-partisan politics and the fighting and dysfunction in the federal system, and instead want politicians to treat each other with respect and look for real solutions.

"We need political will and who better to build political will than independent voices who aren't afraid of anybody?" she said.

'They weren't interested'
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today she was disappointed Wilson-Raybould and Philpott decided not to join her party after weeks of discussions.

She said she would have happily welcomed them as potential future leadership candidates, but it was a moot point because both politicians told her they had no aspirations to lead the Green Party.

"I was interested in making sure everything was on the table. They weren't interested," she said. "I just wanted to discuss with them what was open, what's possible."

May said that she has no immediate plan to step aside as leader and her eventual successor will be chosen by the grassroots members. She said she plans to stay on as an MP after a successor is chosen and, for that reason, she has a vested interest in backing a candidate with whom she could work well.

May said she couldn't say why the two ultimately decided not to join the Greens, but speculated they had feelings of "deep unhappiness" lingering from their involvement in the Liberal Party and felt reluctant to join another.

Wilson-Raybould and Philpott both praised May and the Green Party's commitment to fighting climate change, and promised to be allies on environmental issues.

Philpott said confronting issues like climate change, electoral reform and reconciliation with Indigenous people requires political collaboration.

'Cry for cooperation'
"These are all the big challenges that we can't solve if we're constantly fighting with one another," she said. "This is a cry for cooperation. Let's cooperate. Let's collaborate. It's the only way we're going to solve these hard problems."

Philpott said she hopes other people who don't fit into a partisan "box" will put their names on the ballot as independent candidates.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the two MPs statements today serve as a "clear reminder" that there's no room in the Liberal Party for those who stand up to Justin Trudeau.

"While it is unfortunate that the Liberal leader kicked Ms. Jody Wilson Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott out of caucus for simply telling the truth in the face of his scandals, it is heartening to hear that they have decided to continue standing up for what they believe in," he said in a statement.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled Wilson-Raybould and Philpott from the Liberal caucus on April 2, saying trust with the two former cabinet ministers had been irreparably broken as the government worked to beat back allegations that officials inappropriately pressured Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin criminal case.

Soured relations with the two MPs came to a head when Wilson-Raybould released a secretly taped audio recording of a conversation she had with Michael Wernick, who has since retired as clerk of the Privy Council.

Philpott says clear apology from Trudeau could have quickly contained SNC-Lavalin scandal
'I'll continue to speak my voice': Jody Wilson-Raybould 'incredibly open' to future in federal politics
Trudeau delivered news of the expulsions to the national Liberal caucus during an open, televised meeting, saying the two could not stay on because they could not express confidence in the caucus.


Sticking point with at least one of these women joining the Greens would have been the 'future' part of the leadership question - especially as she is arrogant enough to believe she deserves it immediately. If they win, I do hope they enjoy keeping the backbenches warm.
 
White_Unifier
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I like independent candidates. I hope to meet one in my riding.
 
MHz
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At least there should be no confusion about where they stand on certain issues or would they just lie to the people on their riding like all other politicians do?
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Green Party Elizabeth May disappointed the won't be running under her party's banner
Kathleen Harris - CBC News

Posted: 4 Hours Ago
Last Updated: 17 Minutes Ago

Former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott will seek re-election as Independent candidates in the fall election campaign, having rejected an offer to join the Green Party after weeks of talks with leader Elizabeth May.

The MPs made their announcements at separate, back-to-back news conferences in their ridings, nearly two months after being expelled from the Liberal caucus.

ADVERTISEMENT


In her Vancouver-Granville riding this morning, Wilson-Raybould said a non-partisan approach is the best way to change the way politics is done in Canada.

She said she decided to seek re-election after hearing encouragement from people in the riding.
With your support, I am confident that r
"unning as an independent is the best way to go about it at this time, and the best way to transform our political culture," she said.

Wilson-Raybould, Philpott won't run as Greens in fall election
Wilson-Raybould said she will work with like-minded parties on issues like the environment. She said she believes the best way to tackle the big issues confronting Canada is through collective efforts.

"In this reality, there is less room for overt partisanship in our evolving democracy," she said. "Rising to these challenges requires Ottawa to operate more openly and transparently in the spirit of non-partisanship with increased cooperation."

Philpott told a gathering of supporters in her own Ontario riding of Markham-Stouffville this morning that she was urged by her constituents to stay in federal politics, and that stepping back from the federal fray now would have sent the wrong message to young women.

She said people are growing tired of hyper-partisan politics and the fighting and dysfunction in the federal system, and instead want politicians to treat each other with respect and look for real solutions.

"We need political will and who better to build political will than independent voices who aren't afraid of anybody?" she said.

'They weren't interested'
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today she was disappointed Wilson-Raybould and Philpott decided not to join her party after weeks of discussions.

She said she would have happily welcomed them as potential future leadership candidates, but it was a moot point because both politicians told her they had no aspirations to lead the Green Party.

"I was interested in making sure everything was on the table. They weren't interested," she said. "I just wanted to discuss with them what was open, what's possible."

May said that she has no immediate plan to step aside as leader and her eventual successor will be chosen by the grassroots members. She said she plans to stay on as an MP after a successor is chosen and, for that reason, she has a vested interest in backing a candidate with whom she could work well.

May said she couldn't say why the two ultimately decided not to join the Greens, but speculated they had feelings of "deep unhappiness" lingering from their involvement in the Liberal Party and felt reluctant to join another.

Wilson-Raybould and Philpott both praised May and the Green Party's commitment to fighting climate change, and promised to be allies on environmental issues.

Philpott said confronting issues like climate change, electoral reform and reconciliation with Indigenous people requires political collaboration.

'Cry for cooperation'
"These are all the big challenges that we can't solve if we're constantly fighting with one another," she said. "This is a cry for cooperation. Let's cooperate. Let's collaborate. It's the only way we're going to solve these hard problems."

Philpott said she hopes other people who don't fit into a partisan "box" will put their names on the ballot as independent candidates.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the two MPs statements today serve as a "clear reminder" that there's no room in the Liberal Party for those who stand up to Justin Trudeau.

"While it is unfortunate that the Liberal leader kicked Ms. Jody Wilson Raybould and Dr. Jane Philpott out of caucus for simply telling the truth in the face of his scandals, it is heartening to hear that they have decided to continue standing up for what they believe in," he said in a statement.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled Wilson-Raybould and Philpott from the Liberal caucus on April 2, saying trust with the two former cabinet ministers had been irreparably broken as the government worked to beat back allegations that officials inappropriately pressured Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin criminal case.

Soured relations with the two MPs came to a head when Wilson-Raybould released a secretly taped audio recording of a conversation she had with Michael Wernick, who has since retired as clerk of the Privy Council.

Philpott says clear apology from Trudeau could have quickly contained SNC-Lavalin scandal
'I'll continue to speak my voice': Jody Wilson-Raybould 'incredibly open' to future in federal politics
Trudeau delivered news of the expulsions to the national Liberal caucus during an open, televised meeting, saying the two could not stay on because they could not express confidence in the caucus.


She has no choice.....Every nomination has to be accepted by the party leader andTrudeau would never have accepted her nomination as a Liberal
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Sticking point with at least one of these women joining the Greens would have been the 'future' part of the leadership question - especially as she is arrogant enough to believe she deserves it immediately. If they win, I do hope they enjoy keeping the backbenches warm.

The could be the start of the end for the Liberal Party.
 
Twin_Moose
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Wilson-Raybould to face crowded field in Vancouver-Granville as independent
 
Walter
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More proof Turdoh is toast.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

More proof Turdoh is toast.

He's not even in the same riding as they are.
 
coldstream
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They need 6 years to qualify for the MPs Pension and benefits. Guess its worth a go. They could just win given Trudeau's such a mammoth clutz and would register a protest vote.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

He's not even in the same riding as they are.

You’re kidding.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

You’re kidding.

Their ridings aren't even in the same provinces.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Their ridings aren't even in the same provinces.

Really?
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Really?

Yes, really.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

More proof Turdoh is toast.

I hear the libs are considering asking Mark Carney to run for the leadership. Appears his job with the Bank of England just happens to be up this coming October.

www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/05/28/liberal-insiders-looking-at-mark-carney-as-trudeaus-successor.html

Didn't work out so well for the last guy they parachuted in from out of the country - for the guy or the party.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I hear the libs are considering asking Mark Carney to run for the leadership. Appears his job with the Bank of England just happens to be up this coming October.
www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/05/28/liberal-insiders-looking-at-mark-carney-as-trudeaus-successor.html
Didn't work out so well for the last guy they parachuted in from out of the country - for the guy or the party.

The Liberals are scared. At least 20% of Liberal supporters said they will NOT vote Liberal with Groper as the party leader. They must be "white natty" Liberals.

Groper's approval rating is at risk of leaving a big smoking crater in the ground. He has now lost more points in 3 1/2 years than Harper did in 8. It's unlikely he'll reach Mulroney levels of hate but he's in the serious running to be the #2 man. But at least he could still get a job with the TSA that's right up his alley; Groping people.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Yes, really.

I still say this is more proof that Turdoh is toast.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

He's not even in the same riding as they are.

Relevance?
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Relevance?

They can't take votes from him even if they wanted to because they're not even in the same riding as he is. In other words, his local constituents cannot vote for JWR or Philpot even if they wanted to.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

They can't take votes from him even if they wanted to because they're not even in the same riding as he is. In other words, his local constituents cannot vote for JWR or Philpot even if they wanted to.


Which is beside the point at this juncture. For him to remain as P.M. Libs may have to win the ridings they are running in, granted it's probably a moot point. (But we don't want to take any chances)
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Which is beside the point at this juncture. For him to remain as P.M. Libs may have to win the ridings they are running in, granted it's probably a moot point. (But we don't want to take any chances)

Shhhhhh, you’re ruining my fun.
 
MHz
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Is Philpot supposed to be the woman in this series?? If so the 'meds' nit getting in was the cause of the various diseases. Bio warfare lab in the day and hug as many people as you can as soon as you are off work?? I found that part to be quite creepy as it would be an insane thing to do.
The Black Death escaped a similar lab in 1350 for a period of a few years and then 'vanished' until the blacks in South Africa and the Indians in North America and the Natives in South America and the Aboriginals in Australia in similar 'accidents' , . . . . .

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4131818/
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Shhhhhh, you’re ruining my fun.

Wouldn't want to see a crimp in any of that.
1.How much did you make?
2.How many 'innocents' died so #1 could be as large as possible?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Wouldn't want to see a crimp in any of that.
1.How much did you make?
2.How many 'innocents' died so #1 could be as large as possible?


What are you talkin' about?
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Which is beside the point at this juncture. For him to remain as P.M. Libs may have to win the ridings they are running in, granted it's probably a moot point. (But we don't want to take any chances)

Even the PM gets only one vote in Parliament.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

What are you talkin' about?

Nobody knows....................... not even him
 

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