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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tories targeting Mark Holland's seat

Woo hoo!!! I'm a big fan of getting the two Liberal document thieves out of the House!

By the way... what punishment was ever given to these two by the Speaker of the House for their clear violation of the Parliament of Canada Act? Anyone?
Former Afghan envoy seeks nomination
Chris Alexander says Canada and its allies should hold a conference to set new goals for Afghanistan. Chris Alexander hopes to run for the Conservative Party in the next election in Ontario's Ajax-Pickering

Sonia Verma
Toronto — Globe and Mail
Thursday, Sep. 17, 2009 02:15PM EDT

Chris Alexander, Canada's former ambassador to Afghanistan, has announced he is seeking nomination in Ajax-Pickering for the Conservative Party in the next federal election.

Mr. Alexander, 41, was seen as a star diplomat when he served as a Liberal-appointed envoy to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. He stayed on in the country following that posting, as the deputy special representative for the United Nations Secretary-General.

Today, he is widely considered the most qualified Canadian observer of Afghanistan, with Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to the region , and Kai Eide, the top UN official in the country, regularly seeking his advice.

Speculation had been mounting that he would seek political office when he decided to return to Canada with his wife and their young baby last month. However, his decision to seek nomination with the Conservatives comes as a surprise to some observers who predicted he would have sought to ally himself with the Liberals.

Mr. Alexander, in an interview with The Globe, hinted that his choice to run for the Conservatives reflected his belief that the party's view on Afghanistan was more in line with his own.

He pushed back against growing doubts over the merits of Canada's mission there, calling for more international troops on the ground and a renewed focus on attacking militant targets in Pakistan. Mr. Alexander has called on Canada and its allies to hold an international conference on Afghanistan later this year to set new goals to reflect the changing reality on the ground.

“Yes, this mission is taking longer than everyone had hoped, or than we expected because the conflict is getting worse. So we need to have a serious discussion about how we can succeed with the investments that we are prepared to make,” he told The Globe and Mail on Wednesday.

His comments coincide with a mounting debate in both Canada and the United States over how the war should evolve.

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama set new goals to boost the ability of Pakistan and Afghanistan to fight militants, but he is struggling to muster support within his own party to approve a surge of fighting forces. Ottawa has also just issued a grim assessment of its Afghan operations, outlining in a quarterly report how Canada's mission is falling short of its military and reconstruction goals as instability worsens.

There are a multitude of problems facing Afghanistan, and foreign involvement there, but they are not insurmountable, Mr. Alexander argues.

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  • At Thu. Sep. 17, 04:21:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would *love* to see the back of Mark Holland's head, and this guy seems like a truly great candidate. Wonderful news!

  • At Thu. Sep. 17, 04:35:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Chuck80 said…

    I can think of a hundred other reasons for them to target that rat bastage. If there ever was a poster boy for Liberal Party Hackery, this guys wins the nomination.

    He is so revoltingly partisan that he makes even hard-core right wingers look moderate!

    Some Blogging Tory featured Holland in a blog post interview not long ago that was absolutely dripping with sycophantic drool.

    I was wondering if I had inadvertently gone to by mistake but when I double-checked I was supposedly at the website of a Blogging Tory.

    Not all tories are Tories, if you get my drift.

  • At Thu. Sep. 17, 09:40:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Blame Crash said…

    Mark Holland ??

    Is that the same guy who has “issues” with Alberta and wants to "shut us down".

    Hmmm….. are Albertans allowed to chip in 20 bucks to this Chris Alexander’s campaign??

    Yup, they'll be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth over at "The Politic"

    They really, really Love him over there. And they're not accepting comments that doesn’t support that narrative. Well, they’re not accepting mine anyway. Perhaps they were too insensitive.

    You have to read that post of theirs to believe it. Its good for a laugh or two.

  • At Thu. Sep. 17, 10:22:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Good news Blame Crash... you can donate up to $1100 to his EDA RIGHT NOW... no waiting for the next election required!!! ;-)

  • At Sun. Sep. 20, 11:27:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Save your money for real tories, Crash, not this red tory.If Alexander was dancing with the Liberals like everyone claims, you know all you need to know about him - blue on the outside, Liberal red inside. Watch him, if Harper doesnt get a majority next time to the polls, he'll be one of the first to call for "new leadership" (ie more like the Liberals) . Southern ontario has served up one Belinda already, no need for a male re-run.

  • At Sat. Feb. 06, 02:30:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Right on. This guy's dad is best buds with Joe Clark, for crying out loud. Who needs a Liberal stealth candidate in this riding?

  • At Wed. Jun. 23, 04:17:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Merch said…

    Canadian firearms owners are also targeting Mr. Holland's seat:

  • At Fri. Sep. 03, 08:58:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Nancy said…

    I know Chris Alexander personally and I can assure you, he's no Liberal inside! In my dealings with him he has shown himself to be the very best of what we can expect from the Conservative party - he's demonstrated integrity, hardwork, honesty, good character, inspiration, commitment to his party, his team and his country and his family.

    My vote will be cast for Chris Alexander in Ajax-Pickering in the next federal election. He's simply the best candidate for the job!


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