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This past week, Michael Ignatieff was in Edmonton at a reception hosted at the home of Senator Grant Mitchell. I didn’t get the chance to go, but I heard there was a decent turnout of around 50 people at the Mitchell residence in southwest Edmonton.

Speaking of Federal Liberal leadership candidates, Gerard Kennedy will be in Edmonton on Tuesday at a BBQ at the Ottwell Community Hall (5920 93A Avenue) from 7pm to 9pm. It’s a free event too! I think I’ll try to make it out.

Speaking of Gerard Kennedy, the by-election for his former seat of Parkdale-High Park in the Ontario Provincial Parliament was this week. Ontario NDP candidate Cheri DiNovo trumped Ontario Liberal Sylvia Watson. The final results look like:

Cheri DiNovo, NDP – 11,675 (41%)
Sylvia Watson, Liberal – 9,387 (33%)
David Hutcheon, PC – 4,921 (17.3%)
Frank DeJong, Grn – 1,758 (6.2%)
Stan Grzywna, FCP – 366 (1.3%)
Jim McIntosh, Libertarian – 162 (0.6%)
Silvio Ursomarzo, Freedom – 111 (0.4%)
John Turmel, Ind – 77 (0.3%)

It’s not totally surprising that the Ontario NDP picked up the seat, as I am predicting they will pick up more in the next Ontario provincial election expected next spring.

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