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 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Liberals have stopped drop in support: poll

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:05 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1033


Aside from the sharp decline of the Bloc, I don't see what the big deal here is. It's not like the Conservatives are down overall - they're fine. The Liberals are getting some support back from the Greens, which was what many political experts expected to happen. Toronto is liberal... very liberal. ...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Dion fights 'soft on crime' image with new agenda

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:44 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 1581


In all cases where conditional sentences are handed out for sexual offences, electronic monitering devices were used.(As indicated from pg. 28 of below document) These decices are attached to the offenders ankle if the device is removed, or even if the offender leaves the perimeter the authorities ...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Dion fights 'soft on crime' image with new agenda

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:52 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 1581


If Judges did not so frequently abuse their discretion by being far too easy on convicted criminals, I would be against mandatory minimum sentencing as well. However, whenever this issue comes up, you inevitably run into numerous examples of Judges being too soft on crime. Period. Well, if someone a...

 Forum: Improve Canada!   Topic: Interesting New Take On Abortion

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:11 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 957


I tend to be pro-abortion, but in a very, very limited way. To me, it seems obvious abortion should be illegal as soon as there's a hint of brain in the fetus, because at that point you *have* a human being, no longer just a blob of cells. The thing is, the brain starts developping around the 8th w...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Jane Taber really went after the Liberals today.

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:54 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 493


On today's Question Period, there was one segment where Jane Taber was interviewing three different Liberal MPs (including Scott Brison) over the recent poll numbers. She made some interesting comments... "If I was a Liberal, I'd be shaking in my boots right now!" (from this, I think that ...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Should the NDP and Greens become one party?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:45 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 713


In looking at some of the recent poll numbers, and given how the two parties are probably not that far apart on actual political policy, I think it may be to the mutual benefit of the Greens and the NDP if the two parties joined. Their combined support in one recent poll would put them almost neck-a...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Tories widening lead over Liberals: CBC

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:39 pm 

Replies: 110
Views: 3896


Ignatieff would have been a better pick for the Liberals, and it's really starting to show. Dion's English is good enough for most bi-lingual professions that don't require a great deal of public speaking... but it really is pretty weak for a Prime Minister. That, combined with the slick attack ads,...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: The charitable and the cheap: Which one are you?"

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:05 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 640


Jesus strongly encouraged His followers to give generously (and as directly as possible) to those who approach us in need. Marxist-Leninist philosophy emphasizes the centrality of the state, and how wealth redistribution is a state concern. In modern times, wealth redistribution does not come from a...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: More Ignatieff Brilliance on Foreign Policy!

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:35 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 581


Patrik - It IS strange for a person with Ignatieff's point of view to be in a party that's so overwhelmingly anti-Iraq war, and often quite happy to make anti-American comments (however valid they may be). I agree with the sentiment that the Liberals will seem very strange indeed if they try to push...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: More Ignatieff Brilliance on Foreign Policy!

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:24 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 581


Clogeroo Clogeroo:
Interesting article. It may have been long but worth the read. R=UP


I agree.

Strange that conservatives are attacking this.

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Why are the Liberals better?

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:45 am 

Replies: 154
Views: 3344


Well since the Conservative popularity seems to be slipping outside of Alberta, I'm curious to know why people in Canada think the Liberals under Dion or anyone are a better party. I know Harper isn't a perfect leader, and the Conservatives are not a perfect party. Are they really worse than the Li...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Would Canadians fight against a North American Union?

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:19 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 1450


I think that the cultural differences between America, Canada, and Mexico, would make it a very tough sell in America and Canada (I could see the Mexicans going for it since it would get around the illegal immigration issue with the US). I'd be very leery of it, and would fight against it. By and la...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Tories to unveil major eco-friendly initiatives

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:54 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 847


source Looks like Dion's not getting the green traction he wanted. The numbers for the NDP should be higher, but I'm glad that people aren't forgetting the Liberals' record on this issue - which is abyssmal. Green-house gas emissions increased under the Liberals. If this poll is in any way reflecti...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: What Is The Point Of The NDP?

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:26 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 894


:lol: I can't stop laughing.....get a grip on reality. I think that I have such a grip on reality. Ultimately, a Stephen Harper government isn't that drastically different from a Paul Martin government. How much we pay in taxes is similiar in both cases, the basic government agencies and health car...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: What Is The Point Of The NDP?

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:27 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 894


I view the NDP as the principled left, whereas the Liberals have few issues that they are TRULY passionate about - by and large, they'll simply go where Ontario and Quebec is polled as wanting them to go (in fairness, the Conservatives are becoming a bit like that themselves). In reality, the Conser...
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