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The above sign for Andrew Cash, since 2011 the NDP MP for my riding of Davenport, stands on the front yard of one of my neighbours. In August, I took a picture of Cash’s advertisement at Dufferin station, and I’ve been blogging about Andrew Cash since at least April 2011, when he appeared as a promising challenger.
Barring something unexpected, I’ll be voting for Andrew Cash as my MP, and by extension for the NDP, next month. The Conservative government’s reoord, like the chicanery over the census and information more generally that I blogged about earlier tonight at Demography Matters, is one I strongly dislike. As for the Liberal Party, well, Tim Harper’s Toronto Star article looking at Davenport says what needs to be said.
[Julie] Dzerowicz attended McGill with Trudeau and his senior advisor, Gerald Butts, and she, while working on the Jean Chrétien leadership campaign, sold Butts his first Liberal membership.
At the door one evening, mentions of Justin Trudeau brighten a number of voters along Caledonia Street and the Liberal leader was mobbed at the spring Portuguese Day parade, a Davenport ritual.
She approaches voters in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese at the door, but Dzerowicz is still working to introduce herself to voters here. Stroll the streets here with Cash, and voters are as apt to approach him as he is to greet them.
She, too, knows the anti-terror bill causes concern in this riding. She calls the bill “unacceptable” as it stands (the Liberals pushed for amendments, but ultimately supported it). She will push for further changes if that is what the voters in Davenport want her to do.
But here and in other ridings, the anti-terror bill works against the Liberals and plays to NDP strengths and one is left with the unmistakable sense that tepid Liberal support for the legislation is going to cost them election day.
The Liberals have a long way to go to regain credibility.
What about you? How do you plan to vote? Is there anything that might change your mind?