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Author:  Thanos [ Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Public_Domain's Election Thread! [Topic: "Meh."]

I can see them wanting BC, and with BC's recent massive turn against any oil & gas activity in their province at all there's a good chance they could claim all of Vancouver and the Island one day. They do have a vested interested though in maintaining what Pierre Trudeau began with demonizing Alberta until most other Canadians think that we're actively their enemies out here when all we're really doing is running a big gas station for them. There isn't a politician, left or right, that doesn't need a convenient enemy to lay all the evil in the world on and Alberta fits the bill too well for them, and has for the last forty five years, to ever give up on using us as The Ultimate No-Goodnik Punching Bag. The Dippers have been as good at playing this card, especially since Harper became PM, as the Trudeau Liberals ever were.

Author:  DrCaleb [ Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Public_Domain's Election Thread! [Topic: "Meh."]

Here's a little website that fact checks the statements made by politicians:

http://factscan.ca/

eg:

Quote:
Tom Mulcair: “Mr. Harper promised solemnly to Canadians that he would never name an appointed senator. He has gone on to appoint … them.”


The first question is simple to answer: Yes.

Only one example is needed. Harper appointed Josée Verner on June 14, 2011.

While in office, Harper made 59 appointments to the Senate, including two re-appointments for a total of 57 people. The majority were unelected.



http://factscan.ca/tom-mulcair-appointed-senator/

Quote:
Stephen Harper: “On July 20 the biggest single benefit in Cdn history will be distributed to families across Cda.”

Verdict? By all measures, looking beyond family-specific benefits, the UCCB payments that Canadians received on or around July 20 do not qualify as the biggest.



http://factscan.ca/stephen-harper-bigge ... e-benefit/

Author:  PublicAnimalNo9 [ Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Public_Domain's Election Thread! [Topic: "Meh."]

CDN_PATRIOT wrote:
Public_Domain wrote:
AND... I'll complain as much as I damn well please...

Convince me to vote for a party and I might. Been ranting politics here for almost 10 years and I haven't been convinced. Spoiling my ballot will at least let me keep my integrity while still "participating".


You don't vote for someone, you don't have a right to complain. Period.

-J.

Au contraire. Spoiling one's ballot is a form of protest, that the candidates being presented suck ass. I don't need a bunch of losing end jackasses deciding whether I should have no confidence in a PM or their party AFTER an election. I can make those decisions myself when I vote, or spoil my ballot as the case may and probably will be, again.

Author:  Strutz [ Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Public_Domain's Election Thread! [Topic: "Meh."]

Count me as undecided for now.

I have an interesting choice to make this election.

I could either vote in the riding where I'm registered and where I still have a residence but I will not be there on election day or on the days of advance voting so I'd have to apply to vote by mail.

Or, I could change my address with Elections Canada and vote in the riding I've been living and working in these past 2 years.


Two VERY different places but oddly enough when I was just checking info on the Elections Canada website both ridings are showing just 2 official candidates in the running as of today. Both have an NDP and a Conservative. :lol: Made me chuckle. I'm sure that will change in the coming weeks.

Author:  Public_Domain [ Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Public_Domain's Election Thread! Topic: The Party that Can't

Updated the first post with the newest polls, also put that factcan link in, thanks DrCaleb

These new numbers are showing an ebb in the orange flow, and if the election went by these numbers, we'd get a Conservative mimority government.

Least at this point we seem to be guaranteed a minority government of one sort or the other.

Author:  Zipperfish [ Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Public_Domain's Election Thread! Topic: The Party that Can't

I don't think anyone is going to get a majority, unless things change pretty wildly. It's interesting that, as parties, the Liberal sand NDP go at each other so much, yet their supporters don't seem to care--polling indicates a huge ABC vote out there.

For minority government, the mopst popular was an NDP minority with Liberal support (55% of all voters) and the least popular minority was a COnservative government with NDP support

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