The man we're all waiting for

So when will provincial Liberal backbencher Lorne Mayencourt say whether he's running for the federal Conservatives in the upcoming election? Some thought that announcement might have happened immediately following his annual fundraiser - which was attended by Tory poo-bahs Lyall Knott and John Reynolds. But that didn't happen. So now the suspicion is that a decision will be made somewhere on or about March 31. And that should give Mr. Mayencourt time to practice Mr. Reynolds name, whom he accidentally introduced as John Fraser during that fundraiser.

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Not newsworthy. But it's entertainment.

Entertaining to see a few people fall over themselves to try and be the one who correctly
predicted when an event or outcome would occur.

Why? There's no big money in putting hands over
a glass globe to predict the future, or to say "abra kadabra" while waving the star on a stick.

"Not newsworthy. But it's entertainment."

For sure. The story posted by huh, on the other hand... now, THAT's a story that might be worth following for more than sheer entertainment value. Particularly as it wasn't the first example of Tory interference in the Ottawa mayoral race to come to light.

"For sure. The story posted by huh, on the other hand... now, THAT's a story that might be worth following for more than sheer entertainment value. Particularly as it wasn't the first example of Tory interference in the Ottawa mayoral race to come to light."

Borning stuff.

If you want entertainment, watch The Simpsons.

I like Lorne Mayencourt but don't understand why he wants to run in Van Centre. The Tories came in 3rd in the riding last time. And say what you want about Hedy Fry, she is welled liked by her constituents and will win this seat again and as many itmes as she wants to.

And say what you want about Hedy Fry, she is welled liked by her constituents and will win this seat again and as many itmes as she wants to.

I think Lorne has mistaken a Liberal lock with the hold that a popular MP may have on a riding. The truth is that if Lorne were the federal Liberal candidate he would have the riding in his pocket.

This is all part of John Reynolds job to convince Lorne to run. As he is doing in many ridings. Of course Lorne would lose but he would distract Liberals and stop a few workers from going into winnable ridings.

What is Lorne thinking? I thought he was joking when he mentioned that he might run against Hedy Fry. He should start filling out his EI paperwork now.

When has Hedy Fry ever been liked by constituents? She can march in the gay parade a million times and people will continue to avoid her as much as possible.

As for Lorne's motive in running for the election, is everyone so sure that he will be running against Hedy Fry? Guess who is the oldest MP from BC, that's right. People are assuming that she is ready to serve for another 30 years, but I personally dont think she has much time left. When she leaves, she will have left no legacy and also no successor. The conservatives have just pre-empted a threat and Lorne will help conservatives gain a seat shall Hedy decide to walk away.

When she leaves, she will have left no legacy and also no successor. The conservatives have just pre-empted a threat and Lorne will help conservatives gain a seat shall Hedy decide to walk away.

You too miscalculate, FHK. If Fry does retire, the impact is zero. The downtown night club vote is firmly attached to the national Liberal label, and it doesn't matter one iota who the local candidates are for any of the parties.

Svend Robinson's complete lack os success last time proved that the local candidates are simply not the issue. The riding's voters regard themselves as super sophisticated, and that means Liberal. They don't want any part of boring, earnest social democrats or stodgy, right-wing religious types either.


"Borning stuff.

If you want entertainment, watch The Simpsons."

Yes, very boring. Shenanigans involving alleged bribes to also-ran candidates in mayoral races usually are, particularly where the winning candidate is buddy-buddy with a senior Tory official.

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