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    After the thumping we took in October, Edmonton was inevitably about Tom. And it came to a conclusion that I think was necessary and hopeful. And yet my heart sank when I heard the news. Because I know he gave all of himself to the job. Because I thought then - in 2012 - and remain convinced that he was the only one who gave us a chance to form government in 2015. Because I know that would have hurt - deeply. But mostly, because I believe that the real issue that we have to wrestle to the ground wasn't/isn't the leader. It's bigger than that. It's not about, as so many pundits have suggested, whether we're too far to the left or too far to the right. The continuum we have to consider is not ideological - it's temporal. There is a social democratic present and future for Canada that we have not fully, properly considered and imagined yet. (It isn't Leap - although Leap may take that shape over the next two years. But Leap came down from above and, as such, needs to be tested, proven, made actionable and real.) We have forsaken the search for answers to the present and our future - consistent with what we value - to play a game that is deeply cynical, wholly superficial, too often farcical. And old...and tired.... That isn't to say that we've been dishonest. That which we did put forward was done so with the intention of changing that which offended, mitigating that which harmed and pushing toward that which we think would be better for most. But we shouldn't have been caught playing this game - manoeuvering around the same game board as the other guys. This was the subtext, at least, to my urban agenda - that a national political discourse absent cities could not be of this time and place much less the future of this place or, indeed, the urbanizing world we live in. Such a political discourse can only be partially real and relevant, at best. I note - with some bitterness still (but I'm healing!) - that we didn't talk about cities in our campaign. So it wasn't Tom, I don't think. It was a Party that hasn't stopped to rethink the present and future and, in all of that, how we ought to govern Canada to ensure, as someone once put it, "the production and reproduction of humans and humankind - according to humankind's own measure." They went on to say, "it's the easy things that are hard to do." But this is, I believe, the task before us. It's not about left or right. Leave it to the pundits to put us on their continuum, as they will. But it is about a social democratic present and future for Canada that we, and only we, can define. As we wait for a new leader to emerge, we better get started.
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    As the MP for BEY, I presented this petition in the HoC to stop private, for-profit blood clinics from setting up shop in Canada. The Federal Government needs to take action. The tainted blood crisis was our country's most devastating health tragedy. 30,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and HepC. Let's not let this happen again. (Thank you MP Don Davies for sponsoring this e-petition. Thank you MP Kennedy Stewart for making e-petitions part of our democracy.)
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    CLOSING DOWN OFFICES We are in the process of shutting down our offices (Ottawa and Toronto). If you have a casework file with us, you are welcome to pick it up between the hours of 3 and 7pm on either Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Please call ahead (416.467.0860 or e-mail matthew.kellway.c1@parl.gc.ca ) to advise Mandy that you'd like your materials returned 2. We are only able to return YOUR materials and provide file identification numbers. 3. We have only retained photocopies in our files. We have no original documentation. Thank you - it has been an honour to assist all residents of Beaches-East York during the past four and a half years.
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    Thank you for so many and such beautifully written messages last night and today. They have eased a terrible disappointment. I have taken greatest solace in the fact that my kids tell me that they are, nevertheless, proud. And Rory...he was the happiest kid in the riding today. How can that not break through the sadness?! Many have asked what adventures await. I don't know yet. I know only that you can't do that job properly while putting your mind to Plan B. For the moment, it'll be about being a better - or at least more present and helpful - husband and dad. And, I look forward to getting more active in the community. We'll start next week with the Kellway annual Halloween Food Drive in our 'hood. I want to thank everybody who helped in any manner or by any measure with the campaign. It was a large, determined progressive collective - young and older, staff and volunteer, day by day as seasons passed! - that pushed for real, lasting change (as opposed to #realchange). You were an inspiration and I am deeply indebted. I know you are disappointed that we fell short - indeed fell back from - what we hoped for. But I know too that as we watched the results come in last night, that eternal political question was the first to everybody's lips: "So what do we do?" So...down today. Tomorrow...we rise again. Thank you for your support!
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    Every vote will count in this election. Polls open to 9:30 pm. Find out where you vote at http://www.ndp.ca/where-to-vote
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