Who’s got Erin O’Toole’s back?

Politics Insider for September 24, 2021: Effort to Oust O’Toole Begins; Liberals are betting big on Facebook; cabinet speculation

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It’s starting to look like Erin O’Toole will face a concerted effort to oust him after he failed to make progress in Monday’s election, because someone is labor the telephones.

There are few critics in the caucus who speak publicly, however, although Chris warkentin, Representative from Grande Prairie-Mackenzie, saying City and country news that the party began to struggle when it departed from conservative positions.

“It was when our party leader started arguing about some of the policies that we had put forward and it was not clear that I believed that Canadians became insecure and did not want to keep looking at our party as an alternative,” Warkentin said. “I think that was the beginning of the polls backing down in favor of the Liberals.”

Sherwood Park – Fort Saskatchewan Deputy Garnett Genuis, who was 2017 Maclean’s MP of the year, by the way, saying CP that parliamentarians should avoid “another round of internal conflict or look at the public navel”, CP reports: “We must learn the lessons of the elections, share constructive comments and stand united behind Erin O’Toole,” he tweeted on Thursday.

Leslyn lewis spoke loud for O’Toole on Facebook. Michael Harris, the former prime minister of Ontario, has a column at Sun I support it. CBC has a raid from the news of conservative infighting.

We weren’t ready: On TVO, Matt gurney have a meaty post-election tick from an anonymous high-ranking conservative insider, who acknowledges that the gun discussion pushed back the campaign.

Some of that are just things we have to improve on. But particularly in arms control, that is a complicated issue, because some of those things are resolved with negotiations with the caucus, right? And if we need to change policy on the fly, we can’t just do it on a whim. So there is a process and that takes time. But I think your analysis is basically correct. We weren’t prepared for the questions we should have been prepared for. And the liberals pounced on that. They are really good at this.

We are ready: Tonda MacCharles and Stephanie levitz have something good things behind the scenes of anonymous high-ranking liberals in the Star.

“It’s the old Mike tyson quote, right? ‘Everybody has a plan until they hit you in the face.“So we got punched in the face from the start,” admitted a leading liberal strategist. “And then it was, ‘Okaaaay.’ Campaign different from what we were perhaps anticipating. There was a kind of regrouping. “

Liberals very online: Also in the Star, Susan delacourt have some information about the Liberals ‘digital campaign, which, according to the Liberals, was better than their rivals’ digital campaigns.

“Facebook’s ad library shows that in the 90 days leading up to Election Day, the Liberal campaign invested $ 4.12 million in Facebook and Instagram (almost as much as the other two parties combined), compared to $ 2.63 million for the Conservative campaign and $ 2.13 million for the NDP campaign. “In addition, the Liberals say, his party had more than 14,800 iterations of Facebook ads in that same time frame, compared to about 1,400 for the Conservatives and 1,250 for the NDP.

Questions about Singh: At Balloon, Lawrence Martin has a column asking some questions about By Jagmeet Singh choice, and wondering if Alexandre Boulerice should replace it.

Who, exactly, is the idiot? Twitter post Maxime bernier in the penalty box for 12 hours and made him delete a tweet that called reporters idiots and shared his contact information, CP reports. Bernier’s tweet led extremists to bombard journalists with vile messages. Global reports that flying monkeys in far-right social media spaces were happy to do Bernier’s orders.

In another separate screenshot, users in a discord chat celebrated Bernier’s decision to share the emails. That group, according to Balgord, is a “white supremacist youth group.”

“Find me another political leader doing doxxing journos kek,” said one user. “We back him, he has ours, apparently.”

Cabinet speculation: In Global, David Akin | have a admirably comprehensive article speculating on which newcomers might end up in the cabinet.

Three days later: SNC-Lavalin Inc. and two former senior executives have been charged with a series of crimes of fraud and forgery linked to a 2002 Montreal bridge contract, the Balloon reports. A deferred processing agreement is in the offing. Brian lilley, writing in the Sun, find the suspicious moment.

Guilty ex-MP: Former Liberal MP Marwan tabbara pleaded guilty Thursday to assault after a “deranged” and terrifying nighttime attack on her former spouse and her new boyfriend, the Mail reports.

Vuong should stop smoking: A lot of people think Kevin Vuong“Whoever was elected as a liberal in Toronto even though he had been fired by the party” should resign due to a dropped sexual assault charge. Global has the history.

Signs of our failure: On Maclean’s, Paul Wells has a sad memory of a trip to Afghanistan, where so many things went wrong.

To be fair, any attempt to do the math led to increasingly disappointing results. Afghanistan was a disaster on a scale beyond comprehension. A desperately poor country whose median age is under 20 has been occupied by successive waves of outsiders for longer than most Afghans have ever lived. Millions of Afghans had learned rational lessons from watching armies come and go: Loyalties must change because circumstances would. The money or influence should be used as long as it is available because neither would last.

The 37-member Western coalition constantly told itself that its tens of thousands of soldiers and officials were there just to help the Afghan government. It was a transparent fiction, beginning with the notion of an “Afghan government.” We walk into a cabinet minister’s office and there’s a US Army officer, huge and in desert camouflage, standing in the background, saying nothing after introducing himself. “I am the minister’s advisor,” said the soldier. Had the human and strategic stakes not been so high, the outcome would have seemed like an epic satire of government inefficiency., the novel that crowned his career Franz Kafka never ended.

– Stephen Maher



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