William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

(Their claim is that this Dion teamwork is the start of the PC defeat?)

The Gomery Gate party just won two seats in TO
Out in Vancouver Quadra they too won the show
Dion is so happy with that old campaigner Bob Rae
A seat won by Martha Findlay has helped make his day

Vancouver Quadra was won by only 151 votes
It was so close that it is absolutely no joke!
If the claw back was fixed would it have swung it our way?
Perhaps the old vets could have synched it at the end of the day?

All across Canada there are similar close two party seats
Where Canadian Veterans could win or bring on defeats
If the pension plan was amended and the claw back was gone
Many close PC seats could be won just by just righting this wrong

Now the Libranos and Dion they have started to gloat
By winning three seats in the by-election vote
It is the time for PM Harper to take a real action note
Admit Canada’s Veterans could sink the Librano boat!

Do away with the claw back and put the amendment on the Floor
Assist these old Canadian Veterans (many who are poor)
You’ll be helping those who served in the Afghanistan War
And You’ll guarantee PC seats, perhaps three, four or more!

Author’s Note: Food for thought Canadian political poetry gleaned from current events. Inspired by Times Colonist Article reproduced hereunder

Photo: Tyler Anderson, CanWest News Service
Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion sits with Liberal by-election winners Bob Rae, left, and Martha Hall Findlay during a news conference in Toronto yesterday. Photo: Tyler Anderson, CanWest News Service


ZOSIA BIELSKI: Canwest News Service

TORONTO — Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion declared victory yesterday, the day after his party won three of four by-elections in ridings that were previously held by the Liberals.

“Yesterday has been a very good day for Liberals,” Dion announced at a news conference, where he was joined by former leadership rivals Bob Rae and Martha Hall Findlay — who handily won their Toronto ridings.

The Liberals also reclaimed Vancouver Quadra, but lost a Saskatchewan riding to the Conservatives.

Two of the newest Liberal MPs from Toronto sat with Dion as he spoke of teamwork in the Liberal party.

“Leadership is to also to know that you cannot go there alone,” he said. “You need to build a team, work with your team.”

Dion then launched in on Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“It’s not a one-man show as Mr. Harper seems to think. It was obvious that I had the better team than him but since yesterday night, it’s clearer than ever.”

Still Dion was circumspect about the prospect of a spring election.

“We are always ready for an election but we’ll choose our time, and our priority is that this government will be held accountable.”

Dion seemed particularly pleased about the win in Vancouver-Quadra, where former provincial environment minister Joyce Murray edged her Conservative rival by 151 votes.

The Liberals only loss Monday was in the northern Saskatchewan riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, where Joan Beatty, hand-picked by Dion from the provincial NDP ranks, lost out to Conservative Rob Clarke.