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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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    I didn't know you Canadians were such Auburn fans. :p
     
  2. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    Turnout was exceptionally high today, with 70-80 total new registrants and turnout at ~1,500 at 5 PM in a central polling place of ~3,000 eligible electors. Montreal and Quebec is unrecognizable politically. Comfortable Conservative majority. What a day. These next four years will be interesting federally and Quebec provincially..
     
  3. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Be forewarned, there may be a lot of disenfranchised Ontarians about to move to Quebec.
     
  4. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    That's one way to stop PQ from forming a government.
     
  5. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    With Harper having full reign to run Canada, who's to say that we wouldn't support separation? :p
     
  6. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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  7. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Warpus: you win the pun of the day!


    CBC now declaring Elizabeth May elected.
     
  8. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    My riding is less than 1% difference in votes right now with the NDP leading over the cons. Less than 2500 people voted for the Liberals and Greens, and less than 200 for the Independent and Marxist Leninist. EDIT: And it just flipped again, cons leading with 30 votes. I bet it will flip back in a poll or two.

    And congrats to May! I knew she could do it.
     
  9. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    To quote some guy from Calgary puck: What has twice as many seats as the Bloc? My car.
     
  10. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    If you're Iggy, how do you do this defeat speech? Stand up, cough into your hand and say, "Well, this is awkward" ?
     
  11. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Honestly, I would use the opportunity to berate the people who voted Tory. Sure it won't do a damn bit of good, but it won't hurt him, and it would feel just awesome.

    Or perhaps announce a plan to un-cleft the left.
     
  12. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    The Liberal party has been itching towards the right so much that I'm not sure I can really call them "left" anymore. Let's all them "centrist"

    And good for May! Even though I have a hard time supporting the Greens (due to the anti nuclear power stance as well as their support for homeopathy) May is pretty intelligent and driven - this can only lead to good.
     
  13. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Well, given that he won't even be a MP...
     
  14. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Duceppe has resigned. Ignatieff probably to follow suit.

    With that, I'm off to bed, and will wake up tomorrow to figure out what progressive minded Canadians can do for the next four years to figure out how to keep our country from going to the dogs.
     
  15. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Put our faith in the provincial/federal balance, and vote in our provinces, which still control much of the social stuff.

    Put our faith also in the Constitution, and the Supreme Court to ward off assaults against the Constitutions by Conservatives lawmaking.

    The battle for Canada's future begins. It's not over.
     
  16. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    See Elizabeth, this is much easier than running against Peter MacKay, isn't it?
     
  17. Arwon

    Arwon

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    An alternative to merging would be for the Libs and NDP to form a coalition and an agreement to not run against each other. Staying out of May's seat would now also be a decent idea.
     
  18. Orange Seeds

    Orange Seeds playing with cymbals

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    You go to that forum? I've been lurking there since that year when the Flames crashed to end the year and missed the playoffs. It's my dirty secret. I relish the misery of rival fans.

    My Facebook status:

     
  19. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Hmm. Well, the douchebag finally got a majority, but at least he's our douchebag, which is all that really matters.

    It's a shame it had to be like this. :(
     
  20. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Requires figuring out who gets to claim each riding. Sounds like a messy affair, especially the ones that are pretty evenly split between the two.

    Well put.
     

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