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Most the key arguments, some of which I personally would emphasize more than others:
What do you say to this?
It's a start. Most of that brochure is about the problems with the Tory plan more than advocacy for an amalgamation plan. I would say the website itself with the more current content is a much better link to give people than the brochure, it looks like there's a good amount of resources there.
Here's a good link:
There are some numbers there too. Overall i am pretty impressed.
I'd say linking to that site and showcasing different resources on that site here on babble, yeah that's really useful.
I think many people would be very happy if the NDP were to be successful in the next election while having some kind of amalgamation phase in plan in their platform. Whether that's possible seems to be the question for people right now.
I think it's pretty unconnected with the leadership campaign though. I think there are more significant things to be talking with the candidates about. Perhaps if any of them had come out in favour of amalgamation (rather than just in favour of talking about it) it may have been different.
I don't think the choice of leader will have much of an effect on whether this issue comes forward. I think if onessn activists (not really sure to call the group of people actively seeking amalgamation) are organized and industrious, they could be building the case in the public mind over the next few years and make a hard pitch at the convention in 2011. If the membership can be won over then i think it would become a priority--but it has to be a good pitch because it's only going to happen once. If the NDP are timid then what they need is a plan in which to feel confident.
I think the www.onessn.org site is good, they could've picked a better domain, and they definitely need to update more often. I think they should add a blog to add a more personal component to the site. That way, even if there's not much going on, once a week there's a blog post that summarizes a document in their resources. They've got a lot of resources so that's a lot of easy posts to write. A couple people writing makes people feel more engaged too.
The copyright sign says 2007 though.