It's Election Season in Canada(?)

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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. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    I'm in the same boat. Normally I'd be okay with a Liberal win in my riding, but the Liberal candidate is too much of a slimeball and is the kind of slimeball that the LPC really needs to rid itself of.

    I really wish I had taken the time to vote swap with an NDP voter in Saanich-Gulf Islands.
     
  2. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Just got back from voting. Since I'm in Calgary, and this riding is a guaranteed Conservative landslide anyway, voted Green.
     
  3. Eat_Up_Martha

    Eat_Up_Martha Prince

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    I love voting. I especially like how the voting stations are always located in a local community center of some sort. It's that kind of ground-level, community feel that really brings out the true value of democracy to me.

    Most of the time, governance doesn't really feel all that participatory, you know? Like Ottawa does what it wants regardless of what I feel. But every so often the people of the community and I get together and actually have our say.

    I don't really know where I'm going with this. It just feels damn good to vote.
     
  4. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Ehn, I assuage my conscience by writing the Greens a cheque.
     
  5. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Can't wait to see the results. I voted NDP in the Yukon- the riding has been securely Liberal for some time.
     
  6. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    What time do the first polls start closing?
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/

    I don't know when the polls start closing but CBC has their 'Interactive Results Map' up, so stoked, I always loved watching CBC news as a kid during the election as each region was updated with a new colour.
     
  8. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    Too bad about Ignatieff. I guess he was too educated and had to much worldly experience and seems like too much of a bright guy to be a Prime Minister. We'd rather go for slick Barbie Ken hairdo guys or shoe salesmen. PS: I don't vote Liberal, but Ignatieff seems like an awesome guy.

    Also Justin Trudeau... eeh..
     
  9. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Hard to say if Ignatieff is done yet. With the Liberals not having any real alternate leader waiting in the wings, Iggy may hold on for another go if they don't lose too many seats today.

    People thought Harper was done after losing in 2004.
     
  10. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Before all this politics business, I knew Ignatieff as an academician with a passion for human rights. Apart from this "absolute power" critique of Harper, did his scholarly experience ever manifest in his past two years of party leadership?
     
  11. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    He tried that. People found it to be too snobby.
     
  12. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    The whole he-is-too-smart-to-represent-me mindset is very frustrating.
     
  13. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    One would think expertise in international affairs would be valued in a politician. :crazyeye:
     
  14. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    But that makes them TOO SMART TO REPRESENT ME!
     
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Just voted liberal and I feel horrible, but my riding is a race between the cons and the libs, so.. the libs get my vote, as they have the best chance of defeating the harpers.
     
  16. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Bob Rae? But I agree, assuming Iggy wants to stick it out for another election, he'll probably get the chance.
     
  17. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Ugly, looks like the Tories may very well be getting that majority...
     
  18. Eat_Up_Martha

    Eat_Up_Martha Prince

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    Yeah, I'm starting to get really worried.
     
  19. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

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    The news stations aren't willing to declare it yet, but I am:

    CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY!

    A special thank you to the NDP!
     
  20. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    This is exactly what I've been predicting all along. It's almost as bad as when somehow Bush won his second term.

    Toronto, what the **** are you doing.
     

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