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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tom Mulcair on: Today at 12:24:49 pm
FF. One of Canada's greats. While he isn't Jack Layton, I have immense hopes for PM Muclair. His straight talking style and in depth knowledge make him uniquely qualified to be PM. I've heard him called Canada's Obama, and I honestly think that's a good analogy.

Lolno. And I say that as someone who appreciates Mulcair.

The global media should be banned from ever uttering the phrase "(country)'s Obama".

Remember when Italy's Obama was Walter Veltroni?
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015 (Official Campaign Thread) on: Today at 12:21:27 pm
8 of the 10 members of  the Liberal executive of Gaspésie--îles-de-la-Madeleine resigned and endorsed the NDP incumbent, due to a lack of transparency and being imposed a candidate they don't like.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/sujet/elections-canada-2015/2015/08/04/001-association-liberale-federale-gaspesie-iles-demission-membres-appui-npd.shtml?isAutoPlay=1

It should be noted that this seat is a Bloc notional.
3  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Socialist Party - August 2015 Convention on: Today at 11:25:11 am
I support Mr. Widdershins's proposal and I also am interested in placement on the Party list.
4  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: Today at 10:52:07 am
Hashemite has the support of the three largest parties. He will win. Stop wasting everyone's time.
5  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Unofficial Interim President Nomination/Brainstorm/Self-Promotion Thread on: August 03, 2015, 04:00:06 pm
I favor granting the position to Hashemite if he wants it.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forumite with the most posts who you didn't know existed? on: August 03, 2015, 03:06:56 pm
I can kind of recognize the name TJN2024 and I've definitely seen his posts but I can't really place him. The first name that I absolutely don't know is hopper, on the bottom of page 13. I've spent too much time here.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015 (Official Campaign Thread) on: August 03, 2015, 11:52:13 am
The indy is Inky Mark, a former Reform/Alliance MP who is running as an independent. Other is polling enough in MB/SK to make him narrowly lead in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa in a three way race between the CPC and NDP candidates.

Inky Mark has always been somewhat unusual; he defected to the Rebel Alliance back when Stockwell Day was leader, but rather than returning to Reform he instead went and joined the PCs, in whose caucus he remained until the merger. Now apparently he is a member of the Green Party. (!!!)
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015 (Official Campaign Thread) on: August 03, 2015, 11:05:19 am
Man, Tories are getting obliterated in the Atlantic under your model. Not doing too fine in BC either...

Who is the other in Monitoba? speaker?

No, in Canada the Speaker runs in a normal contested partisan election. In 1984 the sitting Speaker (Lloyd Francis) actually lost his seat in Ottawa West.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015 (Official Campaign Thread) on: August 03, 2015, 12:22:45 am
Does anyone think it's possible that the NDP will try to draw from the now-plentiful NDP MLAs in Alberta? I honestly don't know if it's common for a federal party in Canada to nominate provincial legislators. Admittedly, it'd probably be easier if the Alberta NDP Government was older, but my question still stands. (I'm assuming there are no issues with an MLA serving as such while running federally.) There seem to be quite a few seats in Alberta that are ripe for the picking.

This won't happen. It's much, much rarer for politicians to move from provincial to federal politics in Canada than it is to move from state to federal politics in America, and when they do seek election to the House of Commons provincial legislators are expected to resign their provincial seats as soon as the campaign begins. That wouldn't be good just months after the election.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of DS0816? on: August 02, 2015, 02:34:53 pm
I don't know who this is but if IndyRep dislikes him then he's probably a good poster.
11  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Socialist Party - August 2015 Convention on: August 01, 2015, 03:48:19 pm
I will also stand for election.
12  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: August 01, 2015, 01:18:04 pm
I see no reason to have that clause at all.

Well, the Prime Minister needs to have the confidence of a majority in Parliament, right? The President can't just choose a member of a fringe party that doesn't have support as PM. We're not trying to make the President a dictator.

That's self-evident and there's no need to explicitly spell it out. Someone said earlier that it would be a good idea to rely on convention, which is why we won't have a constitution. This is a spot where convention would work just fine.
13  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: July 31, 2015, 10:08:07 pm
I see no reason to have that clause at all.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Labour Party leadership election 2015 on: July 31, 2015, 02:08:44 am
- Rushanara Ali: probably not ready yet, but

This would certainly be exciting.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas vs. AAD? on: July 30, 2015, 03:30:09 am
Why do you post here, BRTD?
16  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Office of RG Türkisblau on: July 29, 2015, 07:02:29 pm
I don't think there's any need to keep a list of parties. That's for individual parties to choose.

As for the rest, people are using their own names and there aren't any regions.
17  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Socialist Party on: July 29, 2015, 07:01:57 pm
I support the nomination of CrabCake.
18  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament on: July 29, 2015, 05:36:22 pm
I don't think there's any need for 1(b) to be specified.
19  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Office of RG Türkisblau on: July 29, 2015, 04:50:59 pm
We're not doing partisan registration, are we? That's an Americanism that makes no sense in this context. Personally I also strongly dislike the name "Registrar General".

How's Cabinet Secretary?

The most natural title, I think, would be Electoral Commissioner.
20  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament on: July 29, 2015, 04:17:57 pm
Again, I think that it would be proper for an elected legislature to decide this.
21  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Office of RG Türkisblau on: July 29, 2015, 03:56:56 am
We're not doing partisan registration, are we? That's an Americanism that makes no sense in this context. Personally I also strongly dislike the name "Registrar General".
22  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Issues to consider on: July 28, 2015, 12:49:15 pm
I have no interest whatsoever in playing a non-unitary state.
23  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament on: July 27, 2015, 10:01:50 pm
I think the most reasonable thing to do would be to appoint an interim head of state and let the elected Parliament pick a method of electing the head of state.
24  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament on: July 27, 2015, 03:19:18 pm
I would like to see a more comprehensive electoral law covering voter rolls as well as the selection of (at least an interim) head of state.
25  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Socialist Party on: July 27, 2015, 01:22:57 pm
Anyway, I would like to announce the formation of a Party faction to be called Socialist Unity. We stand first and foremost for a strong Party structure.

I am pleased to join Mr. Widdershins as a member of Socialist Unity.
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