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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm
 


Title: Wexit Canada becomes eligible federal political party
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Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2020-01-12 15:43:48
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm
 


Another possibility to choose from on the ballot next election, at least for the western provinces. I wonder how much support will go towards them.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:30 pm
 


If they bleed off enough support from the Tories that it results in seat losses then their only real legacy will be that they ensured Li'l Potato gets another majority in the next election. Be damn weird and difficult to process if the Conservative's reliable ol' Fortress Alberta falls, not to liberal or left-wing parties, but to really angry and hardcore-right separatists.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm
 


Strutz wrote:
Another possibility to choose from on the ballot next election, at least for the western provinces. I wonder how much support will go towards them.


They'll draw votes away from the Tories, but not enough to become a viable party in their own right. They'll end up being a redux of the Reform Party, where they eventually get absorbed into the Tories.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:38 pm
 


Not sure of that assessment. Wexit seems to despise the Tories, not as much as they hate the Liberals but they're certainly not conservative-friendly either. I doubt they'd merge with the Conservatives any more than the PQ or BQ would ever formally terminate their own existence to join the Liberals.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:51 pm
 


It's interesting that CBC has a quite different article about this.

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The party's stated goal is to push for a referendum that would withdraw Alberta from Confederation. From there, the party plans to establish its own defence force, police and currency, and elect a president of Alberta.

The group also hopes to run candidates at the provincial level in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba


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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5423793


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:01 pm
 


Bloc Alberta...


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Bloc Alberta...


Here's what the founder of the Bloc had to say recently...

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The Bloc would not have lifted off the ground as impressively as it did were it not for Lucien Bouchard’s charisma and popularity.

But even in the heady pre-referendum days, when support for secession was running at over 60 per cent in the polls, Bouchard kept insisting that the Bloc should not become a permanent fixture on Parliament Hill.

If Quebecers opted to remain in the federation in the referendum, he believed, they should not consign themselves to the opposition sidelines in the House of Commons.

Those words, of course, fell mostly on deaf ears.

Almost three decades on, the Bloc is still alive and kicking, but Bouchard has remained steadfast in his opinion.

Asked to comment on the resurgence of the party he founded, the former premier said he would rather have three ministers at the federal government’s table than 30 Bloc MPs.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:25 pm
 


xerxes wrote:
They'll end up being a redux of the Reform Party, where they eventually get absorbed into the Tories.


I think you have kind of backwards.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:38 pm
 


We could solve this separation nonsense if we all just get together and decide rather than separate we'll kick Ontario out. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:40 pm
 


Strutz wrote:
It's interesting that CBC has a quite different article about this.

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The party's stated goal is to push for a referendum that would withdraw Alberta from Confederation. From there, the party plans to establish its own defence force, police and currency, and elect a president of Alberta.

The group also hopes to run candidates at the provincial level in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba


More here:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5423793



See, this is a great example of the lazy ignorance of the CBC.

They are too stupid to recognize what is really going on.


Trying to compare this new Wexit to the Bloc is simply wrong, the Bloc is on par with
the SNP in Scotland, a small regional rump party, that simply screws up the Labour Party.

No, the real work by Wexit needs to be to scare the Conservatives enough to force them into making real changes.

It was the fear of UKIP draining a lot of votes from the UK Conservatives that forced Cameron to offer a referendum in 2015, he didn't do it for any magnanimous reasons,
nor because he thought it was a good idea. :lol:

It was also the Brexit Party's support of the Tories in 2019 that allowed them to
increase their majority, by bleeding Labour support in their ridings, while not
competing with the Conservatives in theirs.

Farage won without ever having more than a couple of MPs in the UK Parliament.

If Wexit takes this approach, they van be successful.


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You will know a "separatist" is serious when he discusses separation from the central bank.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 am
 


The Wexit Party will receive a donation from me. Whatever is allowed by law.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
The Wexit Party will receive a donation from me. Whatever is allowed by law.

Do you want Alberta to possibly move towards leaving Canada?


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BartSimpson wrote:
The Wexit Party will receive a donation from me. Whatever is allowed by law.
How much??


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