Liberalpalooza puts party back into Liberal Party – Story and Photos courtesy of Jason Setnyk – Cornwall ON – June 27, 2010

Cornwall ON – A crowd of 150 energetic people, music fans and Liberal Party supporters, attended the first ever Liberalpalooza in support of SDSG Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement.

According to event organizer Tracy Champagne, the purpose of Liberalpalooza “is all about getting younger people involved and music is one way to do that”.

At one point in the evening musician Joel Sauve did a rock and roll cover of Michael Jackson’s hit song “Beat it”. Bernadette Clement, Tracy Champagne, and former Liberal Candidate Tom Manley were all dancing!

Tom Manley thinks very highly of the current SDSG Federal Liberal Candidate. He says,

“Bernadette Clement is very personable, she’s an excellent candidate, a professional, and her experience with city council is great”.

I asked Clement how her city council experience might help her if she is elected as a Member of Parliament.

“City council is a great experience, I learned about research, communicating with the public. You get close to the people and learn a lot about the community, and what the real issues are”.

It’s not just Liberal politicians who support Clement. In the words of musician Graham Greer, “I believe in Bernadette Clement. She is an awesome person. I see her doing positive things for our community”.

Graham Greer, Sara Murphy, The Trench town Oddities, Melanie and the General Electryk, and Joel Sauve rounded out the evening of entertainment.

Liberalpalooza put the party back into Liberal Party. I think the evening can be summed up by Joel Sauve’s cover of “Keep rocking in the free world”.

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