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Upcoming Federal Newsletter

The Ottawa West Nepean Federal Liberal Association’s newsletter is going to be released at some point in the next month. I write a blurb for the youth section every time that it is released and I thought I’d include it here.

The Ottawa West Nepean Young Liberals are more active than ever before! In the last couple months we have been out canvassing and we have been at a bunch of great federal events. We’re thinking about hosting a rebuilding session for Young Liberals and a couple of us are meeting to discuss that on March 18th at 1:00pm at the Royal Oak in Centrepointe. We’re looking forward to being very active in the months to come!

We do need your help with something. We’re looking for new members and we want you to tell any and all youth that you might know to come out to our next full meeting on April 2nd at 7:30pm at the Royal Oak in Centrepointe. Our club provides young Liberals with a chance to talk with other youth about the things that matter to them. Tell your friends between the ages of 14 and 25 about us; they’ll be pleased that you did!

This is, in fact, all very true. We are having a meeting on April 2nd and we would love to see you there!


Josh Kaine


OAS and Pensions Event: March 7th

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 7 pm @ 102 Greenwood Avenue

Next week Ottawa West Nepean’s Federal Riding Association will be hosting the next in its series of discussion forum events. We’ll be talking about Canada’s pension system and particularly about the Harper government’s plans  to increase the age at which seniors can claim OAS from 65 to 67.

The event should be lots of fun and there are plenty of reasons to come check it out. The Liberal Party’s opposition critic for seniors and pensions, the Hon. Judy Sgro,  will be there along with two other guest speakers. This is a chance to come meet a prominent elected official and a representative of the Liberal Party. That said, the event is open to non-Liberals and anyone can come. Pensions and the OAS are an important issue. Even if you aren’t old enough now for this issue to affect you, chances are that you know someone who is affected.

This event presents you with the chance to learn more about pensions and the OAS, whether or not you’re a Liberal.

We hope you can make it!

the political wife

You know the content is awesome when this up-and-coming English teacher forgives a consistent lack of capitalization.

the political wife

Broadcaster and author Gill Deacon writes about the tension and reclamation of her new role as the political wife as her husband Grant Gordon runs in the by-election in Toronto-Danforth. It’s really worth a look!

From the article:

[…] there’s no denying the challenge of my role in this adventure, not least of which is that moniker: political wife. it sounds so plastic, saccharine, thankless.

so i’ve decided to embrace it—and reinvent the term— by writing this blog, chronicling the ups and downs of my family’s first step into federal politics. i’m a writer, it’s how i process what’s happening in my world. and there’s a hellluva lot happening in my world right now.

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Meeting Review – Feb 15, 2012

Whoo! We should have installed a revolving door last night for all the coming and going. Most of the evening was catching up–it’s been a while since any of us have gotten together, even a small number!–and a bit of ridiculousness ensued, as per usual. If you saw this site at any point last night you might have seen “NUMCHUCKS” written all over it. That was… I don’t even know. It happened.

We went over a few agenda items, mostly to whittle down some of the stuff we want to go over in a larger meeting in a couple of weeks. Here’s the Cole’s Notes:

  • Shirts are in! We need to have a social soon, a whiteboard party, take Sharpies to one another and turn these shirts into real Liberal swag.
  •  Our list of events that we wanted to host is way too long. We want to refocus on socials and a youth rebuilding event.
  • You’ll probably notice that the website has been revamped–we did some serious numchucking and tweaking. If you want to contribute to the blog, email us and we’ll set you up with a login.
  • We want to start building out policy to run up the chain. Who knows–next convention, it might be OWN that makes the big splash!
  • The Biennial Reports were a hit with the OWNYLs in attendance, and producing video content is going to be one of our priorities moving forward. When we do stuff, we’ll shoot video and show people what the Young Liberals look like when they’re making a difference. Brian (who has an awesome bio up now) has offered to write some music for OWNYLtv!

Head over to the Facebook page and keep an eye out for when the next meeting is! We’ll of course create an event and send out an email when we’re getting together again.

Catch you on the flip, guys and gals

Your humble Secretary,


Bob Busts Fantino on F-35s

Interim Leader Bob Rae had a few questions for the government today during QP. Well, he had one question, but needed to ask it a few times to get anywhere. Well, he had to ask it a few times. Gauge for yourself the answer he got.

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