Debby Carlson Edmonton Centre Grant Mitchell Mary MacDonald Ralph Goodale

recap: ralph goodale visits edmonton-centre.

Around 100 Liberal supporters packed the Westmount Community League Hall last night to hear Saskatchewan MP Ralph Goodale speak. Goodale is in Edmonton this week helping shore up support for Edmonton-Centre Liberal candidate Mary MacDonald. He is a talented stump speaker, which makes it easy to understand how he has been able to win elections in Saskatchewan for seven terms, but even after his sales pitch I’m still unconvinced that Canadians need to rush to the polls anytime soon.

Edm Centre Candidate Mary MacDonaldRalph Goodale and Daveberta

I had a chance to speak with Goodale after his speech (see the picture of Goodale and the scruffy looking blogger above) and was generally impressed by what he had to say. I was dismayed by his support of the Carbon Capture Scheme, but he redeemed himself when we discussed the need for a national R& D and Innovation strategy for Canada (which he supports).
I also had a chance have a conversation about social media with Senator Grant Mitchell, who can now be found on twitter at @SenMitchell. Mitchell and former Edmonton-Ellerslie MLA Debby Carlson are heading up Liberals’ central campaign in Edmonton in preparation for an upcoming federal election.

(Thanks to Annet Swart for emailing me the picture that she snapped of Goodale and I last night)

Edmonton Centre Laurie Blakeman

eggs with your favorite grit.

Here’s a free pitch for one of my favorite MLA’s…

Have Eggs With Your Favorite Grit Friends of Laurie Blakeman invite you to attend a vitally important re-election fundraiser

Bring your friends and family for a scrumptious brunch by one of Edmonton’s most popular caterers

Bring your chequebook and bid on some fabulous items like a Peter Field ‘Chicken’ painting, a cooking class with Gail Hall, theatre subscriptions, and other fun stuff at the Sunny-Side-Up Silent Auction

Sunday, February 11, 2007 12-3 pm
St. Andrews Centre
12720-111th Avenue
Tickets: $35.00

Tables of 8: $245.00

TICKET PURCHASES: Sarah at 886-1588 or
Deanne at 452-1338 or

Sponsored by the Friends of Laurie Blakeman