Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Babbler, Mar 23, 2011.
I didn't know you Canadians were such Auburn fans.
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..
Be forewarned, there may be a lot of disenfranchised Ontarians about to move to Quebec.
That's one way to stop PQ from forming a government.
With Harper having full reign to run Canada, who's to say that we wouldn't support separation?
It looks like Canada just blue itself
Warpus: you win the pun of the day!
CBC now declaring Elizabeth May elected.
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.
To quote some guy from Calgary puck: What has twice as many seats as the Bloc? My car.
If you're Iggy, how do you do this defeat speech? Stand up, cough into your hand and say, "Well, this is awkward" ?
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.
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.
Well, given that he won't even be a MP...
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.
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.
See Elizabeth, this is much easier than running against Peter MacKay, isn't it?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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