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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. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Wow, the Bloc is getting eviscerated.
     
  2. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I am disappoint...
     
  3. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Unfortunately, the vote split is what did it.
     
  4. Eat_Up_Martha

    Eat_Up_Martha Prince

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    Wow, NDP is crushing the Liberals.
     
  5. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Ignatieff is in trouble in his own riding.
     
  6. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    On the other hand, combine a Conservative majority that Quebec hates with the provincial Liberals of Jean Charest getting potentially kicked out because of corruption scandals next election (and replaced by Parti Quebecois)... You have some explosive situation there.
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Looking at the number of votes counted so far, they are pathetically small, many less than 2000. So a lot still will change, declaring a conservative majority now is pretty bloody arrogant and rash.
     
  8. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    The tory number is sort of stagnating in the last 15 minutes... eehh.. Fingers crossed.
     
  9. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Still much of the west to come, very Tory friendly territory. Unless there's a big NDP surge out there, I'm afraid we're stuck with five more years of Harper.
     
  10. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    At this point BC preliminary numbers are pretty much all that's missing. And uh... yeah. Please Vancouver?
     
  11. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Okay Canada, consider the difference between NDP / Green / Liberals okay? Now compare those differences to the difference between any of those 3 and the Conservatives. This vote splitting is getting really really stupid.

    New Liberal Party has a nice ring to it, I think.

    Looks like Conservatives will end up with around the same number of seats they already had, but Bloc has been destroyed and Liberals humiliated.
     
  12. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Geez, Torys and NDP top two parties... we've turned into the UK.
     
  13. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    If I can take one good thing out of tonight, my riding has gone the way I want, Silva is as good as out.
     
  14. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Seriously, 40% of the vote, Liberals + NDP alone are at 52%... 56% with green. And we get a Conservative government. I can only hope the left stops splitting hairs.
     
  15. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

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    The tory in my riding (a rookie candidate and total unknown) is leading, and my riding had gone Liberal by a 2-1 margin the last several elections. Wow..
     
  16. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Either that or get rid of FPTP. And since we are never going to get rid of FPTP, a merger between the two is really the only hope.
     
  17. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    I would have thought otherwise, but even with all of the efforts to avoid vote splitting and strategic voting, it's still not proving enough.

    I dread a two party system, but perhaps an NDP/Liberal merger could see the Greens evolve into a third party.

    Still, I'd prefer to see preferential voting brought in.
     
  18. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

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    Global News is calling a Conservative majority.
     
  19. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    Vote splitting is REALLY hurting anyone who isn't a Tory in the suburbs of Toronto. So many Tories are in the lead there with a handful of votes at around 35-40% votes. It's horrible. These people don't want the Tories and they are electing them.
     
  20. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    I don't want a two-party system, no, but I don't want to see majority Conservative governments from a surge in support to 40%

    There's enough of those ridings where it's a few dozen to a hundred votes separate a conservative front runner from a Liberal or NDP candidate. I hope a few of them break against Torries, giving them a minority government not a majority.
     

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