First up, lets go out west to Victoria and meet...
Paul Summerville - VictoriaPaul should be known to Liberals who frequent Liblogs.ca - he's the author of the site Excellent Future, and posts those many "Smart Links" articles, which I find quite interesting at times. Check it out if you have a chance.
Something you may not know, however, is that Paul was the 2006 candidate in St. Paul's... for the New Democrats. But like all good NDP, he came to the realization that the Liberals were the true opposition to the Conservative regime, and ran in the race to become the National Policy Chair for the Liberals in the January 2012 convention. I didn't vote for Paul - I supported Zach Paikin - but I saw a lot of his material being read and discussed, and I his ideas were well thought out and communicated perfectly, a definite asset to the party. He's a committed Liberal and will be a great candidate to take back Victoria versus the incumbent NDP and their candidate Murray Rankin. The Conservatives have yet to nominate someone.
Harvey Locke - Calgary CentreHarvey Locke is someone that should be known to Alberta Liberals, as he served as the provincial party's President for two years, and has been involved in it ever sense. He's also a respected conservationist and published author, all good things to have on your resume.
Harvey has a tough job ahead of him out there in Alberta, facing off against a strong media personality (but total Harper stooge) in Joan Crockatt. But with a strong candidate like him, we may have a shot at making an impact in Alberta. I said before that I thought the NDP would end up being the main opposition in Calgary Centre, but with their no-name candidates and our strong momentum coming into our leadership race, I think now is the time we should be able to elect someone as qualified as Harvey Locke to our first Alberta seat since 2006.
Grant Humes - Durham
Grant Humes is a dedicated Liberal from the opposite end of the GTA from where I live, a former member of the Toronto Board of Trade and a long resume to go with it. This will also be the second time he's carried the Liberal banner in Durham, the first being in 2011 where he faced off against Bev Oda, but unfortunately ended up third after the NDP surged across Canada.
But that hasn't daunted Grant obviously, who will be running against Conservative candidate Erin O'Toole and the NDP's candidate (whenever they get one). Durham is the type of riding we need to rebuild our party in, so lets help out Grant any way we can.
Borys Wrzesnewskyj - Etobicoke Centre
Though the Supreme Court has yet to make its decision, Borys, who was MP for Etobicoke Centre from 2004 to 2011, has been campaigning tirelessly to ensure that voters in the Toronto riding know what the stakes are, and who will best represent their interests when the by-election is called. Remember, it was only a margin of 26 votes in May 2011, and I'm sure Harper has pissed off at least 26,000 people this month with his antics. Help Borys out (I know I've received calls to help campaign, I just can't find the time!) so we can take back Etobicoke Cente for good!