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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:30 am
 


[QUOTE BY= peacedove]<br /> The Liberals dominate Toronto<br /> Toronto is the business capital of Canada<br /> <br /> Conservatives dominate Edmonton<br /> Edmonton is a blue collar working class city<br /> <br /> Need I say more.[/QUOTE]<br /> <br /> Both TO and Edmonton are provincial capitals with a huge unionized government workforces as well whose machines are very active during elections? Occam's razor?<br /> <br /> But large cities tend to appear more 'liberal', but actually just more tolerant as in a large city you are likely to come in contact with a much more diverse interests and opinions. Whereas in a small town or rural district, the people tend to be insular and so is their politics--fewer issues creates fewer opportunities for 'liberal' parties to deploy interest group machines.<br /> <br /> Hard to astro-turf a party position in a sparsely populated area, but in a city you can make your numbers (and your particular causes) seem like they have far more support and relevence than they really do on the ground.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:08 pm
 


There are a hell of a lot more blue collar workers in Toronto than there are in Edmonton. Need I say more?


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:23 pm
 


[QUOTE BY= Marcarc] There are a hell of a lot more blue collar workers in Toronto than there are in Edmonton. Need I say more?[/QUOTE]<br /> <br /> Do blue collar workers vote for 'liberals' anymore? I figured it was just some parties putting the slogan 'working families' in their election literature in the HOPES that 'blue-collar' people will AGAIN vote for them.<br /> <br /> Cities do have suburbs, you know <img align=absmiddle src='images/smilies/smile.gif' alt='Smile'>


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