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4676  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 15, 2008, 11:53:15 pm
Good result in Churchill, Earl.
4677  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 15, 2008, 11:13:07 pm
Looks like Angus Reid was pretty accurate in their polling:

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Throughout the federal election campaign, many of our members were invited to participate in a number of election related polls and ‘Daily Questions’ surveys. Thanks to the participation and dedication of our members, we are pleased to announce that the election polling conducted on the Angus Reid Forum delivered the most accurate results among Canadian public opinion firms in predicting the final outcome of the election on October 14th, 2008.

Below is a comparison of the results from our final Angus Reid survey that was conducted during the three days preceding the federal ballot to the results from the election. A representative sample of 1,039 of our members who were absolutely certain to cast a ballot completed this survey. Our results were the most accurate to the final outcome – a testament to the strength of your voice on the Angus Reid Forum!

% of Vote               Angus Reid Forum Results    Overall Election Results
Conservatives                 37%                                   37.63%
Liberals                                 27%                                   26.24%
NDP                                 20%                                   18.20%
Bloc Québécois                   9%                                     9.97%
Green Party                   7%                                     6.80%
Independent                   n/a                                     0.65%
Other                                   n/a                                     0.51%
4678  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: A.C.T. Election October 18 on: October 15, 2008, 11:08:38 pm
Yeah, I've been hearing minority Labor Government a bit, which is about as good as it gets for us in Canberra.
4679  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 15, 2008, 11:06:51 pm
Canadian elections are so depressing. 4 left of center parties against 1 right of center party in a FPTP system is fail.

I know it's sad, but how bad can Canadian conservatives be?

Speaking as a right winger, the Canadian conservatives are pretty moderate from my perspective.
4680  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Why Don't Canadian Conservatives Support Quebec Secession? on: October 15, 2008, 08:12:41 am
I've argued this point with my fiancee previously - and I'd think she'd be more in favour because she's just about Bloc Albertois, but she doesn't want to see her country broken up. She puts it down to patriotism. I can respect that, even though Quebec Secession would clearly benefit the Tories.
4681  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 15, 2008, 08:08:21 am
Btw, didn't the Liberals do better in Calgary than in Edmonton at the last provincial election (in seats only I think. Or was it in votes only? Whatever.)

That's because Stelmach's an idiot who is unpopular in Calgary, not because Calgary necessarily favours the Liberals, but rather because they disfavour the Tory Premier.
4682  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 15, 2008, 03:36:26 am
Fantastic result in Thornhill. Peter Kent was a strong candidate. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in a Parliamentary Secretaryship.

One of the guys working on the Ottawa South campaign is from Thornhill. (Jewish, of course). He was very pissed at the results there.

Overall, terrible result for us in Ottawa South. Ugh... I didn't think it was possible to do worse than the 2007 provincial election. At least we beat the arrogant prick running for the Green Party.

As for Ottawa Centre, where I voted... hip hip hurrah!

From what I hear, it was the Jewish vote that handed it to the Conservatives there.
4683  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Comedy Goldmine VII: Straight-to-DVD Christmas Special on: October 15, 2008, 03:22:33 am
Italian people can't become President.  They'll do well in the polls out of fear (the Godfather Effect), but in the end they will vote against them.

LOL.

Yeah, that was a good one.

Scrap "Amend for Arnie"... "Amend for Italians" has a much nicer ring to it!
4684  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Opinion of the Kings of the United Monarchy 2: David on: October 15, 2008, 02:37:31 am
King David expanded Israel to it's largest area as a Kingdom, he wanted to build the Temple (although God said no, because he was a man of war), he was a man after God's own heart, and God was happy enough with him to decide that his lineage would lead to Jesus.

He made a few mistakes, but overall he was a successful king. I definitely view him favourably.
4685  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 15, 2008, 02:25:58 am
Fantastic result in Thornhill. Peter Kent was a strong candidate. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in a Parliamentary Secretaryship.
4686  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 11:09:50 pm
I don't suppose there are any election results maps out there for anyone wanting to look at the big picture?



Not a map, but shows seats and who held them last election:
http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&template_id=1142&lang=e
4687  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 10:54:00 pm
CBC called Edmonton-Strathcona a long time ago, but Linda Duncan has now come extremely close (within three points) with still 78 polls out. Maybe they know more than I do about what's out.

Like I said earlier, CBC are getting stupid with this early calling.

It's U of A in his Riding.
4688  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 10:16:51 pm
Tories haven't held Thornhill since Mulroney's first election.
4689  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 10:11:22 pm
Ford back in the lead

Go Ford!
4690  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 10:10:46 pm
Raymond Chan in trouble in Richmond.
4691  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 09:57:21 pm
West Vancouver looking like an epic fail for the Greens.
4692  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 09:55:05 pm
I hope Andre hangs on in Portneuf. He's presently 450-ish ahead.
4693  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 09:53:54 pm
Anyone know who James Ford is? He's winning Edmonton-Sherwood Park right now.

http://jimmyford.ca/

I guess we should all refer to him as Jimmy Ford! from now on if he manages to get elected.

Tim Uppal lost preselection against Mike Lake last election and threatened to leave the party and do all sorts of things. To calm him down, he was parachuted into Edmonton-Sherwood Park and won the nomination. James Ford worked for the Tories all his life in Edmonton and was understandably upset to lose the nomination to Tim Uppal, and is running as an independent and presently trailing by just 30 odd votes.
4694  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 09:48:58 pm
Sue Barnes is trailing big time in London West.

Garth Turner got his comeupance in Halton. Crossing the floor to join the Grits, now destroyed by the Tories.
4695  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 09:28:52 pm
Bonnie Brown's trailing by 1300 votes! Couldn't happen to a nicer MP [/sarcasm]
4696  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 09:26:35 pm
Edmonton Centre stayed Tory. It was realistically the only Alberta riding the Grits had a chance in.
4697  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Results Thread on: October 14, 2008, 08:49:57 pm
Lots of Tory gains in NB. Stupid people.

I see you share Elizabeth May's views about Canadians being stupid.
4698  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canada 2008: Official Thread on: October 14, 2008, 07:37:39 pm
I'm going to miss this thread once the election is over.
4699  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Regional Protection Party: October Convention on: October 14, 2008, 09:11:46 am
Mr Chairman, I seek to move a substantive policy motion in my name.

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I move that:

The RPP Policy Platform be amended to include the words

Taxation Policy

We believe that burdensome taxes stifle opportunity and should be minimised.

We believe that a budget deficit is a deferred tax that will need to be paid in future budgets, and as such we believe that the government's priority should be balancing the budget.

We believe that our tax system exists to fund decent services in health, education, aged care, and other services that Atlasians legitimately expect and are entitled to receive. If after we provide for those services, invest for the future, and balance our budget, we can reduce the tax burden, we should do so.


If there is a seconder to my motion, I shall rise to speak to the motion in the morning. The rules of debate would then allow the seconder to speak to the motion, followed by a speaker against, and alternating speakers in favour and opposed until there are no further speakers, and then I have a right of reply as mover of the motion, whereupon the motion is put to the vote.
4700  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of the following make you old? on: October 14, 2008, 05:33:29 am
Am I the only one who remembers The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

No!  I loved that show.
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