Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday notes

A good read today from Doug Saunders:"Why did all the West’s big centrist parties go down the drain?" A useful comparative piece that suggests there are larger issues at play with the demise of many of these parties in addition to nation-specific factors. Something for Liberals to digest along with all the other analyses of late.

Second, it has been confirmed that yes, the budget will bring the axe to the political party subsidies. Joel Denis Bellavance says the government will follow through on the campaign promise of a three year transition period (phase in period, but not three years specifically, also confirmed here). Guess we'll see how fair that transition will be.

Lastly, there is a sensible letter here by some Quebec Liberals on the need for party renewal and also on the interim party leadership issue.

Have a nice long weekend Saturday morning!