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A hard act to follow

Wed May 4, 2005 Miss Vicky 

Our MP Ed Broadbent has just announced he won't be seeking re-election. His wife, Lucille, has been very ill and he (quite rightly) feels that he needs to focus on her right now.

As much as I understand and respect his reasons for not running, I can't help but feel more than a twinge of disappointment. I mean, it's pretty cool to have Ed Broadbent as your MP. He's the kind of person you're proud to have representing you. And his tenure as Ottawa Centre's MP was way too brief.

One of Miss Vicky's readers wrote:

I see now it's 'cause of his wife's health.

Damn fine reason if you ask me.

Think this riding is on it's way to becoming an NDP riding instead of an Ed riding?


A fine question, and I'd like to know what others think. Ed likes to say that he think most Canadians are social democrats. He might be right. Let's look at the issues that seem most important to people in this community: building healthy neighbourhoods, strong public services, accessible education and training, a commitment to public transit and environmental sustainability.... sounds a lot like what the NDP has been pushing lately, doesn't it?

Ed is the kind of politician everyone respects, even folks who disagree with his ideology, because of his integrity, his commitment, his intellect, his passion for human rights. He cares about people, particularly our most vulnerable, and he is persisent about making a difference. I mean, one of the reasons he got back into politics was out of frustration at the government's inaction on eliminating child poverty - an effort he spearheaded while he was leader.

Big shoes to fill, indeed. It will be an interesting race.

Some people were moved to reply

Flanders May 5, 2005 09:50 AM said:

Every election is different...Ed's departure (and I wish him and Lucille all the best) is a blow for the NDP's chances, but it is not necessarily the "TSN Turning Point." We're weeks away from a campaign and I can't remember the Liberals starting from such a position of weakness before (at the national level). A lot will depend on how the central campaign is run, who the candidates are, and a whole host of other issues. If the NDP nominates someone who can connect with the voters in the west end of the riding, and if they run a smart central campaign pointing out how their presence in the House led directly to $4.6 billion of support to their core initiatives, they can (and should) win again. The slogan that can work here, and in about 60 ridings where the race is between the NDP and Liberals, is "If you want NDP policies, vote NDP."

Ottawa Centre will never be an "NDP riding" like, say Vancouver East or Elmwood-Transcona. Nor will it be a "Liberal riding" like St.Laurent-Cartierville or St. Leonard-St. Michel. That makes it more interesting!

amckay May 5, 2005 12:09 PM said:

Ed was definitely a ringer and there was never really any question that he'd win the riding. It will be very interesting to see who steps up next for the NDP.

I seem to recall that the process is simply that candidates put their name up, and the party members in the local riding simply vote for the candidate they want most. Is that right?

Now with the scandal I think a lot of people are going to be fleeing the liberal party, and I have a gut feeling that the NDP is really going to benefit there, especially now that Martin is dealing with Layton and thus giving him and the party a lot more credibility. It will be interesting, indeed!

Miss Vicky May 5, 2005 02:11 PM said:

Any member can run. The riding association will strike a candidate search committee and go out and ask people they think would be good. Those who come forward are given an opportunity to contact members in the riding, there's usually a debate or two, and then a nomination meeting where the members will make their choice. With any luck this one will be hotly contested.

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