May 4, 2011

The New Face Of The NDP

Alexandrine Latendresse, NDP MP (corrected again!). Via BC Blue - "Can you hear the sound of NDP operatives deleting their new MPs' Facebook profiles and pics?"

I'm so going to be loving these next four years.

Related childishness here though, I wouldn't go hard on Ignatieff. He hasn't been in Canada long enough to learn our traditions.

Posted by Kate at May 4, 2011 1:57 PM

Only in PQ do they protest like this. I love that province unlike those douches in Man, Sask, AB, & BC.

Posted by: bb at May 4, 2011 2:02 PM

interesting how the dippers ran like it was a republic and we were electing a president . most of their voters must have been surprised smiling Jack wasnt listed on the ballot once they got into the voting booth.

check out the CBCpravda poll, we can put Justin Trudeau in as the next Lieberal leader.

CBCpravda , all liberal All the time.

Posted by: cal2 at May 4, 2011 2:08 PM

I'm not clear, is that a Facebook photo from a newly elected MP? I can't click and link to anything that shows that photograph associated with and NDP MP. Help?!

Posted by: Erik Larsen at May 4, 2011 2:09 PM

Im glad the Mop and Pail limited the details on how they do this. cups , blenders, turkey basters.

Posted by: cal2 at May 4, 2011 2:11 PM

I am shocked that came from Rosie Barton.

Of course when she wasn't tongue bathing Jack over the Velvet Touch she could actually have been pursuing a real story. Like the vulnerability of such an unexpected and inexpereinced crew. It's not like there werent any indications that this kind of stuff might happen.

In honor of Ms Brosseau....

and this one

Both are appropriate.....real world starts today.

Posted by: Stephen at May 4, 2011 2:17 PM


Posted by: Soccermom at May 4, 2011 2:18 PM

Pelosi called W to congratulate him on his part in getting OBL.
Are you implying Ig has less class than Pelosi?

Posted by: Speedy at May 4, 2011 2:19 PM

They told me if Stephen Harper got a majority there would be more radical and fringe MPs in parliament who would be muzzled by their leader...and they were right!

Posted by: Stan at May 4, 2011 2:24 PM

are these kids ready for the endless onslaught of telephone calls and demands for their time from the thirty or 40 thousand people in their ridings ? people wanting help getting their relatives into the country, people with tax problems or any host of things from all government departments ? businessmen trying to bring investment in or make deals to keep what they have ? I guarantee that before the year is out, at least one will quit because the job is 'too hard' although that first paycheque might shock a couple.

Posted by: Bemused at May 4, 2011 2:25 PM

It couldn't happen to a better province.

Posted by: Boudicae at May 4, 2011 2:30 PM

It appears the peoople of Quebec would vote for a potatoe if it were wearing NDP orange. I hope they enjoy being ignored for the next four years. The fools outed the Bloc who actually did a damn fine job of blackmailing this nation and replaced them with people who have no real world skill sets.

Posted by: Rose at May 4, 2011 2:30 PM

Welcome to all day kindergarten, Jack! Reserving a room for naps and snacks might be a good idea.

Posted by: lookout at May 4, 2011 2:33 PM

Did you notice in the "Eve" article a NDP spokesperson said that the new members of parliament were going to have to be brought up to snuff on NDP policy. So they had candidates who were running & elected who didn't know what they represented. Shouldn't the MSM be referring to this as "uninformed" ? Oh, I forgot, that can only be used against conservatives.

Posted by: RGB at May 4, 2011 2:36 PM

People are having fun at this fake facebook site:!/pages/Ruth-Ellen-Brosseau/196281490417162

Some of the entries are hilarious!

Posted by: ChrisinMB at May 4, 2011 2:36 PM

The "I still hate George Bush" t-shirt says it all.

Posted by: Mark at May 4, 2011 2:40 PM

Posted by: ChrisinMB at May 4, 2011 2:41 PM

Layton is going to be so busy trying to keep the Party together, he won't have time to do his day job. He has a Quebec contingent who outnumber his old regulars, so when "democracy" happens, the Libby Davies and Pat Martins are going to have to fight back to keep what they're going to feel are rights earned through seniority.

Wouldn't be surprised to see the NDP split into two parties.

Posted by: kakola at May 4, 2011 2:42 PM

One of his new recruits speaks NO ENGLISH....

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 2:42 PM

let's not forget the Yukon cage-fighter....

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 2:44 PM

I would rather have a Liberal Like Gooddale represent me than those idiots. At least he would sound smart. Policy aside, he would do more for local members.

Hope the home ridings don't bitch too much from a lame MP.

"Don't vote don"t bit**"

"Vote like that and.........bit** at the mirror"

Posted by: Jeff K at May 4, 2011 2:45 PM

But, according to Count Iggy, these people have been voted in by the most 'sophisticated' people in Canada.

Posted by: James Walker at May 4, 2011 2:48 PM

There's more....

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 2:49 PM


Posted by: Oz at May 4, 2011 2:50 PM

Above photo only try to proof
NDP is going to join Conservative for
free gun registry
and every body can have gun without registeration

start from MP with faked plastic one she only trying before hand to get real one



Rob FOrd neis is involve play boy magzine recently and we heard he does not care about health and support healthy body to add more health in Ontario his body proof that


That photo is not as bad of photo of Rob Ford conservative mayor of Toronto

by the way I heard Toronto and Ontario helped Harper this time

we will see what he can do better for Toronto that Liberal did not do it in past


So are you going to ban the Embargo from poor children in world or still we must go fight Muslim still!!!

I thought conservative like freedom of speech]
apprently Ezra levan come to cut people opinion
who ever do not like conservtive should
fire or disappear like Igy

No freedom of speech

Posted by: R at May 4, 2011 2:54 PM

The japery would be harmless if these clowns weren't elected into office. But don't mistake their serious intentions of screwing the taxpayer.

What does one expect from a party led by a lecherous home-stealer?

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at May 4, 2011 2:56 PM

We gave Quebec over $8 billion in transfer payments this fiscal year, and these are the people they have elected to ensure they get more.

Posted by: chip at May 4, 2011 2:57 PM

Correction needed. Ms Peclet is the new MP for La Pointe-de-l’Île (Montreal) and not Sherbrooke.

Posted by: anselm at May 4, 2011 2:57 PM

You have the wrong name. The photo is of Alexandrine Latendresse, NDP MP for Louis-St-Laurent.

Posted by: john g at May 4, 2011 3:03 PM

so, what youre saying Kate, is the voters in a number of ridings were so disgusted with the performance of all other parties including cpc they felt there was no alternative but NDP.

what a dilemma.

Posted by: I voted NDP at May 4, 2011 3:07 PM

No, "I voted NDP", they blindly voted for parachute candidates, and boy will they be sorry....

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 3:09 PM

Meh, functionally, it makes no difference cause most MPs could be replaced by potted plants and you would barely notice. My MP knows he will win everytime and so he is harder to find than Osama Bin Laden. I have only ever heard his name in the news once when he toured some college and presented a cheque. He's been in Parliament 13 years.

Philosophically, I love it. The more losers we elect the more people lose respect for politicians and the less likely it is they will look to them to do anything. Small government types should hope this trend continues. I am all for terrible MPs. Can you get some drug-addled homeless guys in Cabinet?

Posted by: slaw at May 4, 2011 3:09 PM

Or should I call her, the MP for Sac-a-merde qu'est-ce-que-j'ai-fait

Posted by: john g at May 4, 2011 3:10 PM

More on Ruthie's papers:

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 3:11 PM

There's even more,the future complex file critic is having questions raised about her nomination papers.

Posted by: wallyj at May 4, 2011 3:11 PM

It will be interesting watching Mr. Layton trying herd these cats. By the way, why does anyone, including the PM, think these folks are actually federalists. They were elected by BQ voters.

Posted by: Thomas_L...... at May 4, 2011 3:12 PM

These are the people the Toronto Star and the people of Quebec believe should be running the country. And they can't wrap their heads around Western Alienation???!!!

Posted by: DrD at May 4, 2011 3:13 PM

Once again, one can only imagine the hoots of derision, scathing articles and blistering news items pouring out of the MSM if these MPs were Conservatives. Since they are NDP, however, leftist rags like the Star write puffball pieces with no hint of critical opinion. It's not like they would have to find a Tory MP to offer criticism; virtually any half-sensible political commentator in the country would be able to find something very wrong with what the NDP have gotten themselves into here.

Do these wet-behind-the-ears MPs not even read on-line newspapers? If they need "coaching" on the basics of NDP foreign policy, then they must have been living in caves.

Posted by: Dennis at May 4, 2011 3:14 PM

I voted Dipper,
If by "disgusted with the performance" you mean their idea of performance is for a party to loot the country into economic ruin and hand them the loot for their vote then yes I can understand how they can be disgusted with parties that just want to shear the sheep instead of skinning it.

Posted by: Oz at May 4, 2011 3:15 PM

"what a dilemma.
Posted by: I voted NDP at May 4, 2011 3:07 PM"

Indeed, for the NDP and Quebec.

Posted by: ldd at May 4, 2011 3:15 PM

I think El Heffe will have an easy time herding those young, ignorant Dippers. He now has a whole crew of little daemons to do his bidding.

Posted by: Mark at May 4, 2011 3:19 PM

It's not clear how anyone can juxtapose the words "reality" and NDP.

Posted by: glasnost at May 4, 2011 3:19 PM

"He now has a whole crew of little daemons to do his bidding"

Don't you mean "minions" :^)))

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 3:24 PM

And there was some NDP clown on the Globe and Mail forum yesterday trying to claim that Brosseau was "an assistant manager of a multi-million dollar small business" as opposed to what she really assistant manager at a University pub.

Jack is in trouble. There are so many $2 NDP vote subsidy meat puppets that were put into place around the country and the scrutiny will be intense....and likely driven by the Liberals trying to get their base back.

Posted by: Joey at May 4, 2011 3:25 PM

From today's Globe and Mail:

Vacationing NDP candidate accused of falsifying nomination papers:

Posted by: chutzpahticular at May 4, 2011 3:32 PM

The Memory Hole is working overtime, it seems.

Posted by: grok at May 4, 2011 3:33 PM

They should go easy on The Honourable Ruth Ellen Brosseau. I look forward to hearing from her as a member of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. I'm sure The Honourable Pat Martin will take good care in coaching her.

Posted by: glasnost at May 4, 2011 3:34 PM

Want to really cheese your sausage?

Consider that each one of these kids will earn $157,731 a year for the next four or five years.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Lickmuffin at May 4, 2011 3:34 PM

Youth is wasted on the young.

Posted by: set you free at May 4, 2011 3:35 PM

The first time they are "put down" by adults in Parliament they will be looking for an HRC Commissar to protect their hurt feelings. Jack just has to make sure they know enough to support him in the House. "Remember, I'm the guy that doubles for the Video Professor".

Posted by: John Chittick at May 4, 2011 3:38 PM

I'm looking at the pictures of these kids, and I'm thinking that right now they're in the middle of doing all the stuff I did at their age. That's all the stuff that older politicians hope nobody finds out about.

You know, the having three girlfriends at once, getting drunk and riding your motorcycle at 3AM, swiping supplies from the office QM because you can't be bothered to fill out the forms, talking first and thinking later...

Going to be a fun and scandal filled four years my friends. ~:D

Posted by: The Phantom at May 4, 2011 3:42 PM

How long before these students start acting like students and end up getting forcibly removed from parliment for disgraceful behaviour? They will need to be reminded they're not dealing with some lefty prof when they decide to have a little hissy fit.

Also, they are really going to need to be coached on the difference between spewing venom in the House and saying the same outside the House. NDP lawyers had better be at the ready.

Posted by: RITFW at May 4, 2011 3:43 PM

What's with Canadians being all whiny bout President Bush?

Joey: A big, busy pub could gross over a million in a year, without much trouble.

"Pubs", it turns out, are a form of "business", and a million in revenue is a million in revenue, whether it's from selling beer or widgets.

(And who's this illiterate R person? Is it a clever joke, or simply insane?)

Posted by: Sigivald at May 4, 2011 3:43 PM

Don't vote for some who's inadequate, even if they are in the "correct" party.

Calgary West, are you listening?

Posted by: rabbit at May 4, 2011 3:47 PM

I guess Quebeckers shouldn't have believed the Anglophone press when it said a huge NDP surge was happening across the nation and chances were that Jack would end up as the Coalition P.M.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 4, 2011 3:48 PM

The NDP caucus will resemble a bunch of high school students visiting the HOC accompanied by their teachers.

Posted by: Liz J at May 4, 2011 3:49 PM

BTW, jinx, wallyj; you owe jcl a Coke.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 4, 2011 3:49 PM

(Pat) 'Martin admitted that he and others with experience in Ottawa will be busy over the coming weeks acting as mentors, coaches and tour guides to the new recruits'

Should be smooth sailing then...

Posted by: Grant at May 4, 2011 3:50 PM

It isn't the 4 years at $150K that bothers me, what about the MP pension if one of these idiots gets voted in again. I hope PM Harper amends the pension requirements for MPS

Posted by: trevor at May 4, 2011 3:51 PM

Mr Speaker, I'm like so freakin' hungry...

Posted by: Grant at May 4, 2011 3:51 PM

Fresh twitter for everyone:

Okay, this is a second attempt. I don't know what's wrong with Kate's filters, but it's getting to the point where I can't post a single thing here anymore without it vanishing into the ether.

Kate, this makes participation very frustrating. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 3:52 PM

Okay, this is a THIRD attempt. I don't know what's wrong with Kate's filters, but it's getting to the point where I can't post a single thing here anymore without it vanishing into the ether.

Kate, this makes participation very frustrating. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 3:53 PM

Meet the Orange Bloc.
When Quebec voters realize Wacko Jacko's words/promises were all bullsh*t Layton will have the feeling the kleeniex got exchanged for sandpaper.

Posted by: The Glengarrian at May 4, 2011 3:53 PM

Forgot a closing tag. Sorry.

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 3:54 PM

A committed social activist who couldn't bother to cancel her Vegas vacation to campaign?

Posted by: Stan at May 4, 2011 3:54 PM

All these new NDP were nothing more than asses to fill chairs and vote yes when the coalition took over a minority conservative government . This way we weren't seeing the Bloc Quebecois. Unfortunately , the most sophisticated voters on the planet failed to understand something . People are just as afraid of Layton as they were of the Bloc.

Posted by: cantuc at May 4, 2011 4:05 PM

Kate, that is not Eve Peclet pictured. The Star identifies the person in the photo is Alexandrine Latendresse, NDP MP for Louis-St-Laurent.

Posted by: john g at May 4, 2011 4:07 PM

BTW, shouldn't her T-shirt read, "If only these were brains"?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 4, 2011 4:08 PM


"BTW, jinx, wallyj; you owe jcl a Coke."

Yeah, that's hilarious, same time stamp, same exact link.

Posted by: jcl at May 4, 2011 4:13 PM

When your leader is a sexual deviant this is the kind of candidate he attracts.

Posted by: BL@KBIRD at May 4, 2011 4:18 PM

BTW, jinx, wallyj; you owe jcl a Coke.-andycanuck.

Sure,but my Coke comes one way only,with dark rum.

Posted by: wallyj at May 4, 2011 4:18 PM

That look, is the last look, 100 million people saw.

I can see the Killing Fields from my house.

Posted by: richfisher at May 4, 2011 4:25 PM

I can see it now. The Opposition all pumping their fists in the air, chanting ndp...ndp...

The liberals chanting...rise up...

Posted by: Terry Anderson at May 4, 2011 4:27 PM

Grant at 3:51 PM,

Totally hilarious!

Posted by: glasnost at May 4, 2011 4:27 PM

I wonder if the NDP shadow cabinet critic for child care issues will also get stuck with babysitting duties for the new kiddies in the House?

Posted by: john g at May 4, 2011 4:28 PM

How OLD is this person? Twelve? Shouldn't Mom be calling her in for supper?

Posted by: tower at May 4, 2011 4:29 PM

I love that this all comes out after the election. Good job lamestream media, especially you @kady and @rosiebarton!

Posted by: james at May 4, 2011 4:40 PM

Sigivald says "Joey: A big, busy pub could gross over a million in a year, without much trouble."

Yeah, it sure could...but you see, the attempt by the NDP stooge to portray the situation as a "multi-million dollar small business" is nothing more than an attempt to hide the truth....which is, she is an assistant manager/beer slinger at a University pub (which she doesn't own). It is a deliberate twisting of the truth. Much like Layton and his "shiatsu" massage BS. NDP supporters might be stupid enough to swallow such crap, but anyone with an IQ above that of a handball knows better.

Posted by: Joey at May 4, 2011 4:41 PM

Quote of the day goes, unbelievably, to Aaron Wherry at Macleans:

Q: "What are the greatest challenges for the NDP going forward?"

A: "Checking with their new MPs' parents to ensure they've got permission for this four-year field trip, I suppose."

Posted by: john g at May 4, 2011 4:48 PM

People of bigger caliber crumbled under the weight of ego boost after being admitted to the halls of power. Many personal tragic stories with HOC in the background are yet to be written.
By the way, to make politics more appealing to young people, the next election's ballot should include option "whatever".

Posted by: xiat at May 4, 2011 4:49 PM

"Child MP's... with GUNS... in our Parliament... in CANADA!"

Posted by: mojo at May 4, 2011 4:50 PM

Makes one consider watching CPAC when Parliament convenes, may be better than Letterman

Posted by: Dennis Krupski at May 4, 2011 4:53 PM

Soundofmusak - the filter is grabbing your stuff for having too many links. I think probably due to the way you're writing them. Hotlinking a comment is higher risk of alerting the junk filters than simple cut/paste.

I know it can be frustrating, but few people understand how quickly spam attacks can shut down an unprotected site.

Posted by: Kate at May 4, 2011 4:54 PM

So what does this say abot the people of Quebec?

They really want these kids to represent them in Ottawa?
Why, oh why did we not let them seperate decades ago?

Posted by: bluetech at May 4, 2011 4:56 PM

Let's call this what it is. A mockery of our system.

When is that next vote for separation anyway?

Posted by: Frank Q. at May 4, 2011 4:57 PM

Is it just me or is there something kooky about about a bunch of Quebec people who thought it was cool that a perty leader got a hand job 15 years ago so they elect a pack of toil foil wearing university students to represent them in government?

The next 4 years being labelled as 'interesting' is a little understated!

Posted by: Eskimo at May 4, 2011 5:00 PM

Those PQers sure are smart.

Wonder which of their new dually elected Reps will thro a Tantrum when asked what they do for a living.

Posted by: Na-Van at May 4, 2011 5:02 PM

So I guess Iggy IS a sore loser after all. What a coward.

Posted by: Eskimo at May 4, 2011 5:02 PM

I'm thinking that maybe these little facts should be strung out over a few months,maybe to be used when Jack lavishes praise upon the youth of his party. But,what the heck;

"NDP MP Laurin Liu is a McGill University student who admits that until recently she'd barely visited the Quebec riding where she was elected Monday night." And there's more;

"Liu, who doesn't have a driver's licence or a car, doesn't know how she will commute to the riding from her home. She is hoping to continue her studies part-time."

Wow,she does not understand that she will be working in Ottawa.

Posted by: wallyj at May 4, 2011 5:05 PM

Thank you, Kate. I do understand the intricacies, DDoS, etc.

I like to make my links clickable for the others so I wrap them in an anchor tag. I've done this several times in the past.

Such links do appear above, and throughout all the other threads. I don't know how to do it otherwise.

Surely it isn't just the anchor tag tripping the filter?


I will do a simple cut & paste next to test...

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 5:05 PM

Okay, here's the link I tried to post earlier, no markup:

(crosses fingers)

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 5:06 PM

Ah! instant markup -- cool! That's new. :-)

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 5:07 PM

jcl sez:

"Don't you mean "minions" :^)))"

Well, wouldn't the women then be 'filly minions?'

Thanks very much, I'll be here all week.

Posted by: another_anon at May 4, 2011 5:08 PM

But how can they vote "Present" when they are in Vegas?

Posted by: Brent Weston at May 4, 2011 5:08 PM

The linked article from gets even better than the picture of the new NDP MP Latendresse speaking truth to power with a toy pistol and a clownish jersey: Meet new NDP MP Eve Peclet, who recently appeared as a participant on a Quebec reality cooking show: " In the series, she dances, botches a meal and lies about preparing the lamb marinade herself. It was enough, it appears, to win the long-held Bloc Québécois riding of La Pointe-de-l’Île."

Speaking about his new MPs, NDP leader Jack Layton commented, “It’s a diverse group”.

"Ian Capstick, a former NDP press secretary who took on the task of welcoming new party members to Ottawa back when those numbers were more manageable" added this observation: " The key, I think, is getting them all up to a point where they sound like members of Parliament, they act like members of Parliament and they’re able to be re-elected as members of Parliament.”

Read it all.

Posted by: small c conservative at May 4, 2011 5:10 PM

I wonder if Smiling Jack has to pay these youngsters extra -----for doing a real good JOB?

Posted by: Na-Van at May 4, 2011 5:15 PM

richfisher @ 4:25, you may be more accurate than you think.

Does it surprise anyone here that Jack Layton would field candidates like this?

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at May 4, 2011 5:18 PM

So, if I were a reporter in Quebec, and a Bloquiste (but I repeat myself), I would be shadowing these youngsters and highlighting their every error, in order to help the correct party to win PQ in the next election.

If it entertains us Anglos, well that's OK too.

Posted by: another_anon at May 4, 2011 5:18 PM

andycanuck - 'BTW, shouldn't her T-shirt read, "If only these were brains"?'

Careful - are you sure she's old enough for that to be a legal thought?

Posted by: Black Mamba at May 4, 2011 5:19 PM

"That is OK my child. You did your best.

Now make Jackie smile."

Posted by: Na-Van at May 4, 2011 5:23 PM

If anyone thinks there is any hope for Quebec, then all they have to do is look at the people they elected for the NDP. Why don't we just write them off. If I were Mr. Harper I wouldn't give them a cent....and then I would call a referendum for the rest of Canada to see if we wanted to keep would be a re-sounding no way.

Dumb Just Dumb...

Posted by: Mike L. at May 4, 2011 5:25 PM

evansolomoncbc -
Thomas Mulcair tells me that he does NOT believe the US has any pictures of a dead Osama Bin Laden.Says they do not exist #cdnpoli

This is supposed to be one of the seasoned dipper veterans. This is going to be an awesome gong show to watch folks. I had forgotten about the NDP penchant for the 9/11 troofer movement.

Posted by: james at May 4, 2011 5:30 PM

Iggy exhorted his followers to "Rise up."

Jack selected his followers to make him "Rise Up".

Posted by: Na-Van at May 4, 2011 5:32 PM

From that photo it looks like she has a nice rack. I'd do her. Angry commie broads are a good roll in the hay.

Posted by: max at May 4, 2011 5:33 PM

BTW speaking of inexperience Elizabeth May last night on Power and Politics told Evan that she awaiting her "package explaining what an MP does". Evan didn't even blink of course but I thought that tells me all I need to know.

Posted by: james at May 4, 2011 5:34 PM

These new MP's,4 out of 5, were all part of Mulcair's campaign group. It appears that the NDP were in desperate need of candidates and signed up whoever they could,thinking that at least they would deliver the vote subsidy to NDP coffers. I doubt that the possibility of them being elected ever crossed Mulcair's mind. He now has to coach the little precious ones.They may turn out to be responsible politicians. Then again....

I'll bet Jack is wishing that someone would have had the foresight to put a masseuse or two on the candidates list.

Posted by: wallyj at May 4, 2011 5:38 PM

nice gunz

Posted by: Indiana Homez at May 4, 2011 5:46 PM

Jack now has a full compliment of "Jefferson Smith, Boy Ranger"-types in his entourage. Two words: Willett Creek.

Posted by: TheNewNumberTwo at May 4, 2011 5:53 PM

Probably Jack will try to exploit rather than hide the inexperience and innocence of his new playmates.

It would play reasonably well to that part of the electorate (especially the young) who are tired of the long tradition of a parliament full of lawyers, accountants and party hacks.

And it also plays to the civil libertarian impulse that says, why should everyone be on their guard all the time about their internet postings, because the other side of that coin is an East German style surveillance of the population by bureaucrats.

Of course, when you hope to become that sort of government one day, you can play an elaborate double game, something that Jack is already quite used to doing.

The good news for Liz May in all of this is, she's going to seem relatively normal.

Posted by: Peter O'Donnell at May 4, 2011 6:04 PM

One of Jacks newbies from Quebec has a political degree from the university of Moscow!!!!

Well at least thats consistent with the ndp mindset.

I call it being commie scum, others might be kinder.

Time to dig out the beer and popcorn, just the backdrop has changed, or maybe faded, from red to orange.


Posted by: FREE at May 4, 2011 6:07 PM

looks like Manson family rejects will form the official Opposition.

Posted by: Sean M at May 4, 2011 6:08 PM

Lizzy is in there because of her Beauty,

Definitely not because of her Mind.

Posted by: Na-Van at May 4, 2011 6:10 PM

Lizzy thinks someone is gonna send her a Parliament package to direct her through the system.

One more big HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: FREE at May 4, 2011 6:15 PM

It appears there's a crack in the NDP big orange crush,

I'd call the cops not elections Canada, alleged fraud, forgery and identity theft already HoeJacko?

Posted by: Rose at May 4, 2011 6:16 PM

some of these childern may turn out more mature than Lizzard Maybe

Posted by: GYM at May 4, 2011 6:24 PM

Yes, let’s bring on another referendum—but this time, the Rest of Canada (RoC) gets to decide whether Quebec stays or not.

I’m altogether fed up with this loser province: it behaves like a petulant, dysfunctional teenager. Among other signs of dysfunction, Quebec has the highest abortion and suicide rates, as well as the lowest married (versus cohabitation, with all the instability and drawbacks of that lifestyle, especially for children) and church going population in Canada. Quebeckers live in narcissistic, socialist, Me-Me-Me, La-La Land, where, for example, they pay the lowest child care and university fees in the country—heavily subsidized by the RoC. Are Quebeckers grateful? No way. In fact, at the Copenhagen Climate Conference, the Quebec Minister of the Environment had the audacity to criticize Alberta and the oil sands—the source of much of Quebec’s transfer payments from the RoC. Do les Quebecois have no shame? The short answer: NON!

As a parasite province, including forced bilingualism on the RoC, while it remains unilingual, Quebec is, in total, a drain on Canada. It takes, takes, takes, and takes again. Then it turns around and sticks out its collective tongue at the RoC. This latest farce—the NDP teeny boppers masquerading as MPs, on our dime—is further proof of the disdain Quebec has for the institutions of the RoC. I say to hell with Quebec. Vraiement.

So, let’s bring on another referendum—and the RoC can let Quebec know we’re quite happy for them to go fly a kite. And bonne chance!

Posted by: lookout at May 4, 2011 6:37 PM

Can you imagine any of these kids going up against the likes of the Conservative front bench?
I'm guessing Layton's health is a lot worse than he has let on. Having to deal with the stress this bunch will give him......I wouldn't be surprised if he takes the high jump early on in this parliament.

Posted by: abtrapper at May 4, 2011 6:40 PM

"Lizzy thinks someone is gonna send her a Parliament package to direct her through the system."

Well it is how they started the Green Party, except the package came from GERMANY.

Posted by: richfisher at May 4, 2011 6:44 PM

What lookout says.

My Canada does not include Quebec. Especially now.

Posted by: batb at May 4, 2011 6:45 PM

To Quebec NDP voters:

Are you ready for the 4 year hangover??

Seemed like a good idea at the time??

Posted by: anne (not from Cornwall) at May 4, 2011 6:47 PM

All said and done. It really does not matter. The NDP actually had some power a few weeks ago. Now they have none. The collection of bartenders, students and martial arts instructors will have no impact on the running of our country. Probably a good thing too Jack and Tom. As a beloved leftist icon once said

"MPs are nobodies when they get 100 yards away from Parliament Hill"

I would add a large portion of them will be nobodies even when they are on the hill.

BTW. Thanks Jack. Hope it was as good for you as it was for me.

Posted by: wnmc at May 4, 2011 6:48 PM

abtrapper: "Can you imagine any of these kids going up against the likes of the Conservative front bench?"


I only wish that the CPC had a worthy Opposition.

This NDP/Quebecois party is a total joke. Apparently, the chick, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who holidayed in Las Vegas during the campaign, had at least one signature on her application form to run as an NDP candidate of a person who says he never signed it. Her bio says she is concerned about the plight of injured animals and finding homes for stray animals.

Oh boy.

She's an assistant manager for Oliver's Pub, a bar on the campus of at Carleton University, which, presumably, means she lives in Ottawa as well. Go figure.

The CPC will eat them for breakfast -- and the media will say how mean PMSH, John Baird, and all of the other CPC MPs are. Kyrie eleison.

Posted by: batb at May 4, 2011 7:00 PM

"Radio-Canada reported Wednesday that the signatures of René Young and his wife are on Brosseau's papers, but the couple doesn't remember agreeing to endorse her.

Young says the signature looks like his, but he has no recollection of being asked to support Brosseau's nomination as a candidate in the Quebec riding of Berthier-Maskinongé. He said his wife's name is also on the list but the signature bears no resemblance to hers."

as his highschool/university aged boys looked on awkwardly.

"Ward where's the Beaver?"

Posted by: richfisher at May 4, 2011 7:03 PM

Not all Quebeckers like Orange Crush, guys and gals. Trust me, I are wun.

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 7:04 PM

I am absolutely astounded, amazed and incredibly gleeful at the turn of events that took place Monday night;
1. Bloc eliminated
2. Liberals decimated
3. NDP official opposition
Of the 3, the last is most heartwarming.
The candidates elected by the ever savvy Quebec electorate are predominantly lambs walking into a wolves den. Harper should get drunk every night Parliament is in session just knowing the calibre of opposition he faces.
Baird is straining at the chain like a rabid wolverine just slathering at the chance to vivisect this troupe of children.
Ya wanna play in the big leagues Jack?
Should'a checked your roster.
I would PAY for t.v. access to question period!!!

Posted by: Jeff at May 4, 2011 7:08 PM

I can't help but feel we have dodged a very big bullet, on May 2nd, by electing a majority Conservative government.
Just imagine the scenario of PM Layton and the Orange Bloc from Quebec holding the reins of power. Shudder.
Can anyone explain how someone gets elected when they don't live in a riding, are unknown to the electorate, never even visited the riding and don't even so much as put up election signs...and it happened in numerous Quebec ridings....

Posted by: The Glengarrian at May 4, 2011 7:15 PM

Tha Glengarrian, "Can anyone explain how someone gets elected when they don't live in a riding, are unknown to the electorate, never even visited the riding and don't even so much as put up election signs...and it happened in numerous Quebec ridings...."?

GOOD QUESTION. Let's see if we ever get to the bottom of it.

Posted by: lookout at May 4, 2011 7:20 PM

Jack may have to switch his cane for a cattle prod.

Posted by: wnmc at May 4, 2011 7:23 PM

They're going to be back-benchers so we don't have to worry about that, but their constituents are well and truly screwed for help from their MP's office. Welcome to tough love, mes amis.

BTW, if the kids are forced to resign, the CPC should refuse to run candidates so there will be no getting new government-side MPs for these ridings.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 4, 2011 7:32 PM

A little digging and Elections Canada may run out of fingers counting up invalid nominations for "Insérer ici le nom"

Globe: "The Liberals have also heard that the person who collected the signatures told people they were signing a petition calling on the NDP to name a candidate for the race because the riding was without representation from the party early in the campaign."

Posted by: mikey at May 4, 2011 7:32 PM

This is great . The NDP will do to Quebec what they have done to BC, Manitoba. Having Held Saskatchewan prisoner & poverty stricken, as they now do Ontario.
Quebec will never be the same after this children's socialist crusade.
Have fun Quebec with the wee ones running your lives. Kids don't think like adults which you will speedy find out.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at May 4, 2011 7:36 PM

Lizzy Mae is behind the times. They don't send a MP package anymore, there's an app for that.

Posted by: Texas-Canuck at May 4, 2011 7:36 PM

This is great example of what happens when the media spends 90% reporting their opinions and 10% of the time reporting the news. The funny thing is, these new MPs are probably better qualified then what they had, at least they will be naive enought to actually show up for work.

Posted by: m at May 4, 2011 7:39 PM

I may be reading too much in to this but I'm wondering if the following possible scenario took place;
Quebecers could not openly vote for the Conservatives, it would go against their thought process.
They did however realize that there was a need to join Canada to keep the trough full.
Only one way to do it, vote in incompetent children that the suspected Conservative majority would just blatantly ignore as non-entities for 4 years.
Works out the same as voting for the Conservatives without the guilty feeling at bed-time.

Posted by: Jeff at May 4, 2011 7:46 PM

She's hot. Just sayin'...

Posted by: the rat at May 4, 2011 8:18 PM

Jack: Young man I don't appreciate you ordering in a pizza during MY caucus meeting!

Spicoli: But Mr. Layton, if you're here, and I'm here, doesn't that make it OUR caucus meeting?

Posted by: GMC at May 4, 2011 8:40 PM

@GMC @ 8:40 FTW!

(May I tweet that? :-)

Posted by: soundofmusak at May 4, 2011 8:45 PM

Sure thing!

Posted by: GMC at May 4, 2011 8:49 PM

Jeff @7:08 - Great post!

But I can't agree with you @ 7:46. They're too conniving to pull away from the trough for any length of time. They really thought they were holding the big hammer with the balance of power.

They'll rue their choice and soon realize they crapped their nest! (if not already).

This might just do Jack in!
No cause for worry tho, if he doesn't make it, he's bequeathed his title of Official Loyal Opposition Leader to Olivia. She won't even have to vacate Stornoway. She'll just have to tidy up the guest room where Jack's been living off the sofa.

Posted by: Snagglepuss at May 4, 2011 9:18 PM

I can see a few of them at their first Caucus meeting.
"Like, who's the old bald guy, with the cane?"
"I dunno his name, but someone told me he runs a clinic in Taranna."

Posted by: Ghost of Ed at May 4, 2011 9:54 PM

I can see CPAC ratings climbing all the way to #1 already.

Posted by: Dave B. at May 4, 2011 11:20 PM

Sure would like to read an expose of how the Quebec voter manipulation works.
Is a job description the most reliable guide to a candidate's political background?
Have the family of a candidate been reds and activists all the way back to Lenin?
The answer to such a question would seem somewhat more informative.

This reminds me of the MSM's "don't look, don't tell" pre election whitewash of Obamugabe.

Posted by: Sgt Lejaune at May 4, 2011 11:35 PM

""Lizzy thinks someone is gonna send her a Parliament package to direct her through the system.""

Could be some comedy gold for someone with some PhotoShop/PDF skills to put together a "spoof" Parliamentary Package and send it to Dim Lizzy. It would take her months if not years to figure out she had been had: "...but is said right here in the Parliamentary package that I have to wear a tinfoil hat..." etc.

Posted by: Bad News Quillan at May 4, 2011 11:56 PM

xiat @ 4:49 p.m.: "... to make politics more appealing to young people, the next election's ballot should include option 'whatever'."

I can see that option for Parliamentary votes too:

"All those in favour"

"All those opposed"

"All those whatever"

Another poster read my mind with a comment about herding cats.

What's the over/under on how many of these baby MPs will be obsessed with Israel to the exclusion of all else?

I dub the Official Opposition E. Jack U. Layton and the 102 Wet Kleenexes.

Posted by: nv53 at May 5, 2011 1:59 AM

The election of people like this simply shows how screwed Quebec society has become. When self respect, honor, self reliance; those old fashioned values are replaced with vague feelings of contempt for Canada and Canadian institutions things can go off the rails quickly.

Posted by: nold at May 5, 2011 9:02 AM

I think we have to be careful here. Everyone loves an underdog; if I were Jack Layton I'd be picking the brightest of these ingenues I could find, coach them just enough, and then dangle them in front of the CPC's attack dog du jour. The sympathy for the NDP generated by the resultant bloodbath would be worth its weight in gold.

Most people couldn't care less about the issues, they care about who looks "mean".

Posted by: Daniel Ream at May 5, 2011 11:43 AM

Can anyone tell me if these new MPs, who greatly outnumber Layton's old ones, could simply ignore him or replace him with someone named ... oh let's say, Jacques? As I wondered earlier, considering they were elected by former BQ voters, how can we say that they are federalists?

Posted by: Thomas_L........ at May 5, 2011 12:04 PM

Overheard in a massage parlor:

"Why Jack, that's a mighty big caucus you have there..."

Posted by: jcl at May 5, 2011 12:09 PM

Uh oh! A Second NDP candidate may have forged nomination signatures in Quebec, its certainly amateur hour.

Posted by: Paul at May 5, 2011 6:31 PM

This is what happens when people try to scam government programs...and most of those vote ndp...

Jacko needed candidates to stuff into ridings because win or lose, he wanted that $2/ he's stuck with them because he forgot that NOBODY can smell government money faster than a bloc voter..they were attracted to the ndp like flies to honey

It's a shame for jacko that the money won't be there after the next budget and he'll still have to answer for the utter lunacy his politically naive moonbats are going to come up with...question period should be moved to the comedy channel.

Posted by: Bemused at May 5, 2011 9:27 PM

I'm just envious of those smart young people; just signup in Quebec as a NDP candidate, give Jack a kiss then go to Vegas. Go to parliament with my new PSP along with my new smartphone for texting & facebook. After, go to my new apartment, get my personal assitant (my BFF) to order pizza and "drinks" or better yet, get fellow MP to mix drinks.
Pass Go, collect $157k a year for four years, do the math and buy a Porsche Carrera. Run in the next election for the "La belle province", get elected again. La vie est doux (Life is Sweet). Only in (French) Canada you say?

Posted by: Yellow_Gaigin at May 5, 2011 10:40 PM

bang your dead capitalism hahahahaha

Posted by: nv53 at May 6, 2011 1:23 AM

If you believe what the Red Star is saying, Vegas Brosseau even gave birth while they were writing their article; she goes from having one child to having two a few paragraphs later. But who fact-checks while they're waiting for that asteroid?

Posted by: Anthony at May 6, 2011 5:05 PM

Ruth Ellen Brosseau. She's Canada's Alvin Green

Posted by: atwoodsux at May 7, 2011 12:55 AM


Posted by: Erik Larsen at May 7, 2011 6:38 PM

Nice picture of the larval stage socialist.

Posted by: Stan at May 8, 2011 6:28 PM