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It's Election Season in Canada(?)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Babbler, Mar 23, 2011.

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Who would you vote for?

  1. Canadian - Conservative Party

    9.6%
  2. Canadian - Liberal Party

    16.0%
  3. Canadian - Bloc Quebecois

    1.1%
  4. Canadian - New Democratic Party

    11.7%
  5. Canadian - Green Party

    9.6%
  6. Canadian - Other Party/Independent

    1.1%
  7. Non-Canadian - Conservative Party

    11.7%
  8. Non-Canadian - Liberal Party

    7.4%
  9. Non-Canadian - Bloc Quebecois

    8.5%
  10. Non-Canadian - New Democratic Party

    9.6%
  11. Non-Canadian - Green Party

    7.4%
  12. Non-Canadian - Other Party/Independent

    6.4%
  1. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


    Stockwell Day isn't running this time... and alas, Rick Mercer never did succeed in getting him to change his name to 'Doris'. :p
     
  2. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Fixed this for you.

    EDIT: Beaten to it :/
     
  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Which is ironic for a party where most members don't believe in evolution.
     
  4. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Just went to vote, some guy had a parrot on his shoulder.
     
  5. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    I think a professorship at Harvard is about to open up again.
     
  6. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I know the NDP are surging, but 28%?
     
  7. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Is your friend as much of a fan of the NDP as you are?
     
  8. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Looking at the Liberal / NDP numbers, looks like the magic recipe for Conservatives winning districts in liberal ridings.
     
  9. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Its interesting to note that now only about 15% of people asked agree to be surveyed, where as 30 years ago 70-80% of people agreed. They also tend to be older, rural and less educated than the general population.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/can...011/04/polling-and-the-ndp-surge.html?ref=rss

    There's also one poll that predicts 100 seats for the NDP :p
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...cts-100-seats-for-surging-ndp/article1998361/

    I'd disappointed that the Conservatives aren't losing as much ground as I'd like to see, I can't help but wonder if their supporters are supporting them out of habit (though lots of people do that for other parties too) and/or over a few issues rather than taking a look at all the platforms and candidates.
     
  10. Orange Seeds

    Orange Seeds playing with cymbals

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    The day the NDP takes over as the centre-left party in this great nation is the day I rue for the rest of my life. Has anyone read their platform? There are some pretty exorbitant funding promises in there. I want my economically shrewd, socially progressive liberals back!
     
  11. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Even Ed Broadbent couldn't pull off anything close to 100 seats. If Layton does, it's not so much in favor of the NDP, as against the others. But every seat counts, no matter the reason.

    Actually, I think that's a hopelessly optimistic number. People say one thing in a poll, but when they go to vote, it only takes a second to shrug off all the logical arguments for supporting somebody other than the twits we have running the country at present.
     
  12. SimSimSalabim

    SimSimSalabim Chieftain

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    if the NDP has burgeoning support, the Conservatives might gain a majority. If Harper was smart, he'd be calling the NDP "credible partners in the reckless coalition"
     
  13. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    No, she's Liberal.
     
  14. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    And I wouldn't be surprised if a large portion of people who refuse to say who they will vote for actually vote for the Conservatives, around here anyway. I have a lot of experience with the riding where Maxime Bernier (the infamous conservative minister/deputy) won with super large margins (he had like 20,000 more votes than the next candidate), yet I never ever got anyone to tell me they voted for the conservatives. Where are these voters? They're in my face and using strawman arguments to avoid my questions "as soon as they're in power they're all crooked anyway". Whatever.
     
  15. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Really, from the media I've read I cannot understand how any thinking person can endorse the Tories.

    Here's a blog article I stumbled across last night:
    http://ratsinthebelfry.blogspot.com/2010/02/duggs-voters-guide-conservatives.html

     
  16. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Those election ads with Harper wearing the Infamous Sweater and tormenting that poor kitten (doesn't the poor thing just look thrilled to be poked and prodded by the Prime Ministerial digits? :rolleyes:) are from the previous election. Nobody outside of the Conservatives was fooled by this suddenly "normal, folksy, family man" Harper who manifested on the TV screens.

    I wouldn't go quite that far. I've been reading the book about Mulroney's years as PM called On the Take. This book came out long before we knew just how much of a crook he was with his dealings with Karl-Heinz Schreiber. I still don't understand why Mulroney isn't in jail.

    I don't think Harper's reached those depths... yet.
     
  17. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    I recall viewing the official Conservative Party website once circa 2008 and again some months afterward. The first time there was an "information" section on the Liberals' plan to reach out to young voters that had Dion and Ignatieff photoshopped (poorly) as rappers. The other time the title banner was a photo of Harper and his family in front of a fireplace.

    Does a leading political party really insult the intelligence of the electorate so unashamedly?
     
  18. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Yes .
     
  19. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    You must be new here. :p
     
  20. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Well, it appears I might need to apologize to Kerozine...Chambly-Borduas might not be such a Bloc fortress this time around.

    Several recent polls projects the gap has narrowing down from 21000 votes in 2008 and 2006 to a 1200-2000 vote edge to the Bloc against the NDP (with everyone else trailing far behind).

    DEFINITELY voting NDP now.
     

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