Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Candidates, Potential Candidates And Their Supporters

Last Friday: Joe Volpe; two days ago: Scott Brison; yesterday: Carolyn Bennett and Bob "Way-to-Screw-Ontario" Rae; Friday: Ken Dryden.

So with all these potential leaders coming out, one thing is for sure - we definitely have a buffet to choose from. And I'm glad. With so many directions for organizers and key players to be pulled in, I just hope that this doesn't turn ugly. For those of you interested to know who is running and who are their main supporters, you can thanks TDH Strategies that posted a list. Here is the content:

Former Minister of State (Public Health) and current Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett
(who, fyi, has a great website)
- Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant
- Ontario MPP Mary Anne Chambers
- Beth Webster

Former Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development & International Financial Institutions) and current Liberal MP Maurizio Bevilacqua
- Liberal MP Roy Cullen
- Tenio Evangelista
- Michael Marzonlini

Former Minister of Public Works and Government Services and current Liberal MP Scott Brison
- Liberal Senator Jim Cowan
- Richard Diamond
- Liberal MP Mark Eyking
- John Bethel
- Marlene Floyd
- Leigh Lampert
- Emmanuel Morin
- Susan Murray
- Dale Palmater
- Gray Picco
- Jonathan Schneiderman
- Leslie Swartman

Former Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen's Privy Council, Minister of the Environment and current Liberal MP Stéphane Dion
- Don Boudria
- Jamie Carroll
- Jim Goetz
- Liberal MP Marlene Jennings
- Brian Klunder
- André Lamarre
- Mark Marissen
- Byron Wilfert

Former Minister of Social Development and hockey hero and current Liberal MP Ken Dryden
- Sharon Carstairs
- Mark Watton

Martha Hall-Findlay
- Quito Maggi

Liberal MP Michael Ignatieff
(Gawd am I in love with this guy!)
- Tom Allison
- Alfred Apps
- Sylvain Beaudrey
- Dan Brock
- Aileen Carroll
- Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner
- Ian Davey
- Robert Fragasso
- Marc-André Gendron
- Kyle Harrietha
- David Hurford
- Marc Lalonde
- Paul Lalonde
- Liberal MP Derek Lee
- David Peterson
- Liberal MP Jim Peterson
- Mario Poirier
- Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez
- Liberal Senator David Smith
- Liberal MP Rober Thibault

Ontario MPP Gerard Kennedy
- Liberal MP Omar Alghabra
- Liberal MP Naveed Bains
- Social activist June Callwood
- Liberal MP Mark Holland
- David McNaughton
- Liberal Senator Terry Mercer
- Liberal MP Mario Silva
- Liberal MP Scott Simms
- Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Former NDP Ontario Premier Bob Rae
(Website is under construction - thanks Zac and Mississaugapeter)
- Raj Chahal
- Martin Cuchon (rumour has it)
- Former PC Ontario Premier Bill Davis (well, he went to his announcement)
- Paul Genest
- Eddie Goldenberg
- Liberal Senator Marc Harb
- Randy Pettipas
- Liberal Senator Jim Munson
- John Rae
- Liberal MPP George Smitherman
- Liberal MPP Greg Sorbara

Former Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Immigration Minister and current Liberal MP Joe Volpe
- Liberal MP Joe Comuzzi
- Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal
- Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis
- Liberal MP Wajid Khan
- Ted Lojko
- Liberal MP Gurbax Malhi
- Massimo Pacetti
- Ian Perkins
- Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi
- Robin Russell
- Liberal MP Lui Temelkovski


At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same list and more info at Hill Times


April 24 issue.

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Zac said...

Pedro, Rae's site is: http://bobrae.ca/

Its not open though, right now its just a welcome page. You'd think that it would be open in time to conincide with his campaign launch, but I guess that would be too smart or something.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger John Lennard said...

You might want to doublecheck your facts. Under Volpe, I think you mean Joe Comuzzi, not Joe Comartin...Comartin is an NDP MP, Comuzzi is the former Martin Cabinet Minister.

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


bobrae.ca is a dead page

bypass it by going directly to bobrae.ca/en

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Zac said...

yeah, but bobrae.ca/en seems like its not ready yet, there's still some formatting problems they have to work out.

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Bob Rae hadn't done much of what he did to Ontario, he may be better liked. ...it was a lot because of Mulroney's cutting He did two things he never should have one...one was cutting out grants for poorer University students...the other was giving Carla Homolka far too light a sentence.
I think Michael (Iggy) is really a cute guy, I like him very much, so it must be the charisma....

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Zac said...

Iggy's going to take this thing.

I dont think Rae's little Mea Culpa yesterday is going to work out for him. Neither will blaming Mulroney.

He's screwed! Period.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Pedro said...

Hey, thanks Zac and John Lennard. I'll fix it up in a sec.

I know I'm biased, but I do think that MI will win. That being said, I hope Kennedy, Rae and Brison go on to be major players. I hope/think Kennedy will be a huge part of the future of our Party

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Pedro said...

Oh, and thanks Mississaugapeter!


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