April 19, 2007

Papineau Nomination 10 Days Away and its Too Close to Call

In 10 days, Papineau residents will flock to College Andre Grasset and pick their future MP. In what has been a heated nomination to say the least and after the card deadline has passed, I can report that nobody is expected to win on the first ballot.

Less than 3000 cards were sold.

Leading in first place is Wonderchild Justin Trudeau, whose main accomplishments include finding Papineau on a Map, and playing a guy named Papineau in a movie. He leads the pack with about 37%. But he has nice hair. It really is a toss up. (Ugh I sound like Jane Taber)

In second place is City Councillor and Robert Bourassa Extension Stalwart Mary Deros, who has sold about a third of the cards in this nomination race. Her base is the Greek community in Park Extension. If Mary gets her vote out, she will likely finish second.

Placing third in membership sales is Corriere Italiano editor Basilio Giordano, whose support is based on the Italian base in the riding. He has more than 25% of the card sales and is within 10% of Justin Trudeau, so expect the race to be close.

Of the riding’s 600 present members, many of whom are associated to former Pettigrew assistant and one of my favorite targets JS Marineau, Giordano may have a leg up as rumor is Marineau has given Giordano his blessing.

Nominations are all about getting out the vote. I will be at Andre Grasset to document the festivities. Rumor of a shotgun deal being made between Deros and Giordano have the Trudeau camp feeling very much like Michael Ignatieff facing the shotgun deal that sunk him.

Nationalism is not an antiquated 19th century concept. When Justin Trudeau takes on the Italians and the Greeks next Sunday, he may just learn the hard way.

6 Commentaires:

Blogger Phil a dit...

You make it sound like you like people voting solely along ethnic lines.

4/19/2007 4:55 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

not always,

I didnt support Joe Volpe, but when 11 delegates in Saint Leonard are for Volpe, you cant deny that it doesnt still exist in parts of Montreal and im sure elsewhere in the Liberal Party...

4/19/2007 6:35 p.m.  
Blogger DivaRachel a dit...

Go Justin!

4/19/2007 9:32 p.m.  
Blogger Jason Cherniak a dit...

Why is the woman in second, second, while the guy in third is close?

4/19/2007 10:23 p.m.  
Blogger fatness a dit...

Oh Jason, you sound like our dear friend Shoshana, trying to stir up sexism where there isn't any.

Honey, why don't you do something constructive and get back to playing with your Lord of the Rings dolls.

4/20/2007 2:41 a.m.  
Blogger Sinestra a dit...

Marineau. Snicker, snicker. I'd forgotten all about that guy. A deeply confused individual, for sure.

4/20/2007 9:09 a.m.  

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