01 December 2008

Exercise your franchise: Pick a coalition cabinet

18 Liberals.

6 New Democrats.

You guess 'em.  Bonus if you can suggest the portfolios. The links above take you to the current caucus for each party.

Leave a comment to make your guess. [Note:  for this contest, we'll relax the rules on anony-comments.  Of course, if you want to collect the prize, you'll have to come out of the cyber closet at some point so we can wing your winnings to your mailbox via Canada Post.]

Almost immediate update, but with goodies attached:  An inveterate e-mailer reminded your humble e-scribbler that it's a good idea to offer prizes.

Well, okay. 

Sound suggestion.

Good idea.

The person who comes closest to the actual coalition cabinet (names only) will be the proud recipient of a new-design Bond Papers coffee mug (suitable for java or your spare change) and a Clyde Wells lapel button for your collection of campaign memorabilia.

 

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9 comments:

Dennis said...

While I'm not going to venture a guess, I am betting that the proportion of NL'ers in Cabinet will fall far short of the proportion of NL'ers in the Liberal and NDP caucuses.

Anonymous said...

I won't guess at the portfolios, or even who the leader will be, but these will be your 18 Liberals and 6 NDP Cabinet Ministers:

Stephane Dion
Michael Ignatieff
Bob Rae
Dominic LeBlanc
Ralph Goodale
Scott Brison
Ken Dryden
Dr. Carolyn Bennett
Marlene Jennings
John McCallum
Glen Pearson
Gerard Kennedy
Ujjal Dosanjh
Denis Coderre
Irwin Cotler
Bonnie Crombie
Ruby Dhalla
Siobhan Coady
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NDP:
Jack Layton
Thomas Mulcair
Linda Duncan
Pat Martin
Libby Davies
Joe Comartin

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- Dan F.

WJM said...

While I'm not going to venture a guess, I am betting that the proportion of NL'ers in Cabinet will fall far short of the proportion of NL'ers in the Liberal and NDP caucuses.

With 6% of a coalition government's members, the province would have, if Cabinet seats were doled out proportionately, about 1.5 Ministers.

How many are you thinking?

IslandLiberal said...

Liberals:

Carolyn Bennett
Scott Brison
Siobhan Coady
Irwin Cotler
Stephane Dion
Ujjal Dosanjh
Ken Dryden
Wayne Easter
Gerard Kennedy
Ralph Goodale
Martha Hall-Findlay
Michael Ignatieff
Dominic LeBlanc
John McCallum
Anita Neville
Bob Rae
Marcel Proulx
Justin Trudeau

NDP:

Joe Comartin
Libby Davies
Linda Duncan
Jack Layton
Thomas Mulcair
Judy Wasylyca-Leis

Anonymous said...

Hint:

The Leader of the Government in the Senate is by deifinition a cabinet minister.

Jack from Views from the Left said...

Liberals:

Navdeep Bains
Larry Bagnell
Carolyn Bennett
Scott Brison
Siobhan Coady
Irwin Cotler
Stephane Dion
Ujjal Dosanjh
Ken Dryden
Wayne Easter
Gerard Kennedy
Ralph Goodale
Martha Hall-Findlay
Michael Ignatieff
Dominic LeBlanc
John McCallum
Anita Neville
Bob Rae

NDP:

Joe Comartin
Libby Davies
Linda Duncan
Jack Harris
Jack Layton
Thomas Mulcair

Anonymous said...

Stephane Dion
Ralph Goodale
Scott Brison
Ken Dryden
Carolyn Bennett
Marlene Jennings
John McCallum
Glen Pearson
Gerard Kennedy
Ujjal Dosanjh
Denis Coderre
Irwin Cotler
Bonnie Crombie
Ruby Dhalla
Siobhan Coady
Wayne Easter
Keith Martin
Martha Hall-Findlay


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NDP:
Jack Layton
Thomas Mulcair
Linda Duncan
Pat Martin
Libby Davies
Joe Comartin

IslandLiberal said...

Oh, and depending on whether those 18 seats counts the Senate leader position: Claudette Tardif; Alberta will be pissed off either way, but at least give them two.

Subtract either Neville or one of the Quebeckers if it does.

Anonymous said...

i think Gerry Byrne may get the nod over Siobhan