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Coalition Bloggers – supporting the Coalition For Change

Coalition Bloggers

NDP blogger Erin Sikora, Progressive bloggerVast Left Wing Conspiracy aggregator administrator Kelly John Rose, and I, in the spirit of this new NDP-Liberal cooperation and (proposed) coalition government, have created a button (that you see above and over at the sidebar) to show support for the new coalition formally announced today.

We are planning on launching a website too (, but we are still working out the details on what the site would do (you’ll notice that when by clicking on the button will lead you currently to a “website not found” error, but we wanted to get the word out about this and so thats why we’ve put out the button to the website which WILL eventually be operational.) Maybe a forum for discussion? An aggregator for pro-coalition bloggers? What do you think? We are open to suggestions.

For now, post the button on your profile/website/blog so that we can show how widespread the support is for this exciting new coalition government.

Here is the code (replace the round brackets with the greater then/less then symbols when typing them in:

(a href=””)(img src=”” alt=”Coalition Bloggers” title=”I’m a Coalition Blogger!” /)(/a)

I’d like to thank Erin for coming up with the concept, for including me in brainstorming with her, and to Kelly for helping with the design of the logo and hosting of the potential new site.

UPDATE @ 11:08 pm: I was asked about another logo that would work with older browsers. The code for that would be:

(a href=””)(img src=”” alt=”Coalition Bloggers” title=”I’m a Coalition Blogger!” /)(/a)

UPDATE 2 @ Dec 2, 10:06 am: After getting some email and some discussion amongst us, we’ve decided to remove the party names on the coalition bloggers logo, in order that non-partisan bloggers who support the coalition will feel more comfortable displaying it without it implying they support specific party names. The change was done internally, so all who already have the logo on their website will only need to refresh their page and the change will automatically happen.


24 comments to Coalition Bloggers – supporting the Coalition For Change

  • Your graphic is a few millimeters too wide for me to place on my sidebar. Any chance you could minimize it a bit?

  • Originally Posted By Roll TideThis accord with the separatists may be the biggest miscalculation in Canadian History. “The deal is good for the separatist cause” says Duceppe.

    The Liberal Party used to stand for Canada, no more.

    Oh woe is you. Need a fainting couch?

    Of course Duceppe would say that. He has to sell the coalition idea to his supporters just like the other parties do.

  • Roll Tide

    This accord with the separatists may be the biggest miscalculation in Canadian History. “The deal is good for the separatist cause” says Duceppe.

    The Liberal Party used to stand for Canada, no more.

  • kwittet

    but to lay down and sleep with the devil(BLOC) who in my opinion are TRAITORS to this country disgusts me!!

    you liberals say you are for this country but you are willing to go ask the bloc who want to break it up and ask for help.

    so to me it looks like a desperate power grab..but who knows..i guess we will see how it alll works out..and i would love to know where the billions are going to come from..thousands laid off so less taxes coming in and not too long ago you were all screaming because harper said he may need to run a deficit…bet that is going to be the new liberal keyword for this crisis..deficit..and we are all smart enough to realize it cant be avoided no matter who is in power!!

  • Anony

    And where is the banner for Bloc bloggers, hmm? You know, your OTHER partners in this “coalition”? Conveniently forgot about that, didn’t we?

    Thank you “Coalition” for the deepening balkanization of this nation.

  • janfromthebruce

    Vicky, they missed some quote marks. I had to fixed the code a bit to make it work in blogger. If you need some help, I can help you later today.

  • You’re missing the separatist logo from your graphic.

  • You’re not gonna mention the Bloc on the logo? Seriously?

  • Lee

    It’s funny how I’ve seen JC posting roughly the same message on several Liberal blogs. The Cons media machine hard at work.

  • Love the logo Scott, doesn’t work in blogger though… 🙁

    i would have loved to be able to add it

    • @Vicky

      HI Vicky.

      It DOES work in Blogger. My NDP colleague who helped create it has it directly on her site… so that’s how I know it does 😉 It might just be something you’re not doing in your configuration.

  • janfromthebruce

    thanks you guys – I said we needed one and you all delivered. Got it up and it looks sweet.

  • JC Kelan

    The most important job of a Canadian Prime Minister is national unity.

    Stephane Dion has failed on this point already.

    By entering into a formal accord with the Bloc, he has:

    – given them legitimacy in the eyes of soft nationalist and even federalist voters.
    – made it easier for the Bloc to campaign in the next election as being “not really” about separation.
    – made the separatists seem a whole lot less scary for voters.

    The Liberal Party are creating winning conditions for separatists.


    JC Kelan

  • Upon reading the full quote I realise I shot myself in the foot. My bad. *embarrassed and heading for the door*

  • Sorry everyone, that was my fault.

    Mustn’t feed the trolls.

  • How bout we drag up Harper quotes for dear old JC to read. Like this one:

    “Quebeckers know who they are, they know they’ve participated in the foundation, in the founding of Canada and its development and in its greatness. They know that they’ve protected their language and unique culture but they also promoted their values and interests within Canada. The real question is straightforward: Do Quebeckers form a nation within a united Canada? The answer is yes. Do Quebeckers form an independent nation from Canada? The answer is no and it will always be no! I say to my federalist colleagues and I also say to the separatist side that we here will do what we must, what our forefathers have always done to preserve this country, Canada, strong, united independent and free.”

    Stephen Harper, (Soon to be) Former PM of Canada

  • JC Kelan


    The Tories championed the Quebec nation resolution?

    Hardly, it was your boy Iggy who created a national unity crisis where none existed by raising the whole issue in the first place. Harper brought in the resolution to calm those storms.

    No, it was clearly a mess created by the Liberals that Harper had to fix.

    I expect we’ll see the same thing again as Canadians watch the Liberal-Bloc love-in. Personally, I think I’ll vomit at your nationalistic cowardice.

  • LKO,

    JC has been going around trolling blogs with that exact same statement…

  • Scott,

    Is there a version of the image with a white background? The transparent is excellently done, and looks good, but a white background might look nicer on blogs with a darker background.

  • Uh, JC, wasn’t it the Tories who championed recognizing Quebec as a nation?

  • JC Kelan

    From the preamble of the Accord:

    “a belief in the role of Government to act as a partner with Canadians and Quebecers.”

    You have already partitioned the country! This is the first government ever to have agreed to such a thing. Woe, Canada!

    This is treasonous behaviour. Shame, shame, shame. Liberals will regret the day that they undermined our country for the sake of power.

    JC Kelan

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