Jesse Helmer
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Jesse Helmer is a grassroots Liberal committed to renewing the Liberal Party. He is Director, Communications & Development at the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, which grants Loran Awards worth up to $80,000 to young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership potential. He blogs at www.helmer.ca and is on Twitter @jesse_helmer.

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Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Pilot To Reduce Poverty

(6) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Imagine you are a young single mother on social assistance. You decide you want to further your education by enrolling at your local university. When you are accepted as a mature student, you are thrilled! But as soon as you inform your case worker that you've been accepted, your social...

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Why Liberals Should Resist the Temptation to Boast

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 1:08 PM

With news last week that that the Liberal Party of Canada has 294K supporters who may be eligible to vote in the upcoming leadership election and a public opinion poll showing the Liberals in second place, the sun is shining on federal Liberals. But we should not get...

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Martha Hall Findlay and Liberty: Recipe for a Liberal Resurgence

(5) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 5:35 PM

I'm supporting Martha Hall Findlay in the Liberal leadership race because she is the best candidate to put liberty back at the centre of the Liberal Party of Canada.

I'm a Liberal because I believe in liberalism and our party's principles of "individual freedom, responsibility and human dignity within the...

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Time For Liberals to Take Long, Hard Look in the Mirror

(36) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 3:02 PM

At this week's Liberal Party convention, my fellow delegates -- beyond debating and deciding on the candidates, constitutional amendments, and policy resolutions on the agenda -- need to confront the uncomfortable causes of our party's steady decline over the past decade.

We must acknowledge that we have a serious, self-inflicted credibility problem. In...

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