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'People are engaged, positive and ready to work,' Rota

Monday, February 24, 2014   by: Kate Adams

As Liberals from coast to coast to coast make their way home from Montreal on the heels of the Biennial Convention participants say the last several days were vital helping to shape the Liberals' ideas and priorities.

Party officials say Canadians from across the country came together to discuss how Liberals can build the team and build the plan that will create economic growth for the middle class.

For former MP Anthony Rota, who attended with his wife Chantal and daughter Sam as well as local riding association members which included fellow candidate Monique Lugli, says the convention helped strengthen his resolve in seeking the Nipissing-Timiskaming Liberal nomination and a return to Parliament.

“It's about building a country that Canadians can be proud to live in,” Rota tells BayToday.

“We have to work together to build a country where citizens build something that reflects our collective successes.”

“We as a party have stood with Canadians to build their dreams. It's time we get back to nation building together.”

He says the mood of the party under Justin Trudeau’s leadership is different than the last few conventions and that it has galvanised everyone with a common goal.

“The energy here is exceptional,” he tells BayToday.

“The big difference from previous years is the increase in our youth delegates.”

"It was also a thrill having the Nipissing-Timiskaming Young Liberals at the convention where I introduced them to many of my former colleagues." 

“People are engaged, positive and ready to work.”

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whaaazz up 2/24/2014 1:54:04 PM Report

Just(in) a pile of nonsense coming
out of this Convention.
No explanation of how or when all
these "GOODIES" will be accomplished
and the big Question will remain un-
answered !
Just (in ) how in hell will we pay
for them ????????
Justice for All 2/24/2014 4:20:27 PM Report

It was a very positive Convention from all reports and frankly as a Canadian that's what I want to see.

We can not continue in such negative, divisive and covert manner as the current Harper Conservatives. It truly is time for HOPE and HARDWORK.

Trudeau and the Liberal party would be foolish to be too explicit in terms of policy yet, with the Harper Conservatives prepared to either jump on it with another negative ad campaign or take it as their own. It is also important that the grassroots have their say...and Trudeau is listening, unlike Harper who does not allow input.

Please remember Harper did not come out with concrete policies until four days into the 2011 federal election campaign...where he promised amongst other things Income Splitting...but he killed that idea last week.

Harper's first campaign promised transparency and accountability and everyone knows we have seen just the reverse of that, even before the PMO/Senate scandal.

Harper has shown us he has lost the principles he once had.

Conservatives are our neighbours and they are recognizing that the Harper Cons are not the Conservatives of old and they are disappointed and feeling disenfranchised.
dealer 2/25/2014 8:12:26 AM Report

Thats typical 'justice' rhetoric whazzzz.....blah blah blah....nothing ever gets done....the fiberals just like to hear the sound of their own voices...........

To them....when the conservatives are in power, they whine and cry the world is coming to an end.....but when they take power, there is hope! blah blah blah!!
IGuard 2/25/2014 10:50:25 AM Report

Well Foghorn as I read your juvenile tantrum I notice you seem to be the one whinning and crying. And it is pretty much there every time you beat your chest. It's a nice day get out of the basement and go play.
dealer 2/25/2014 11:07:20 AM Report

geez patsy....take a good look in the mirror.....u r nothing more than a bully with childish talk............lol
dealer 2/25/2014 11:15:43 AM Report

forgot to mention patsy....i see your liberals got 'beat up' in the 2 recent by elections....to bad so sad....:)

Seem's the general public has caught on to our unelected leaders snow job:)

have a great day patsy:)
IGuard 2/25/2014 12:41:20 PM Report

Go away little man.
dealer 2/25/2014 1:51:07 PM Report

ahhhh patsy....dream all u want....lol:)
whaaazz up 2/25/2014 1:53:11 PM Report

Just when the comments get going they
pull the subject.
I really don't think we should be
concerned about Little Justin being
Prime Minister.
Every time he opens his mouth he
sticks his foot in it.
Did you ever see such a LOSER ????
dealer 2/25/2014 2:04:03 PM Report

when patsy says....'go away little man'....he actually means justin trudeau....lol:)
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