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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: Today at 07:16:17 am
My profile of Monday's Alberta by-elections: http://canadianelectionatlas.blogspot.ca/2014/10/alberta-provincial-by-elections-monday.html
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 24, 2014, 09:07:50 am
Winnipeg results map:


The fact that Judy still won 3 wards shows you how polarized the city is. She won four wards in 2010 (she lost Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry this time).

Turnout was really good, at 50%. The candidacy of Robert-Falcon Ouellette helped turnout among the first nations community and other disadvanted groups, which allowed him to finish 2nd in Daniel McIntyre Ward (Bowman finished 3rd there!) and in Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry. He really ate into Judy's support there. She went from winning the ward in 2010, to placing third!

As suspected, Judy won the advance polls, but lost badly on election day.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2014 General Election - President and Regional Senators on: October 24, 2014, 05:50:59 am
President:

1) Al / Hash
2) Poirot / Shua
3) Marokai / Antonio

Senate:

1) Windjammer
4  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 23, 2014, 01:43:23 pm
The world's media certainly made it seem like this event really struck terror in this country: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/10/23/ottawa-shooting-global-coverage_n_6034270.html

I was a mile away from the events, and at no point yesterday was I ever in "terror".
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 23, 2014, 12:40:03 pm
Did Obama call this terrorism? Will Ottawa be the new Benghazi? 
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 23, 2014, 10:27:54 am
Being a centrist provincial New Democrat in Manitoba means being a Liberal in most other provinces.  Except Saskatchewan or B.C.
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 23, 2014, 10:25:40 am
Great job, Wikipedia:


Blame America, a US editor did that. Someone fixed it before I got a chance to.

I was arguing on the talk page of the incident about the naming of the article. It was at "2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa" which is obviously a wrong title, considering the first shooting was at the War Memorial. I've renamed it twice, and I figure it's going to get moved back to the erroneous title pretty soon.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 23, 2014, 09:06:22 am
There's a gunman walking around downtown Halifax. I am locked in my office. No shots fired AFAIK.


The copycats have begun Sad
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 23, 2014, 09:05:49 am
All flags on federal buildings will be flown at half-mast. Ottawa police confirm there was only one shooter.

Oddly enough, the legion across the street from work did not have their flag at half mast.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 23, 2014, 09:04:42 am
Schreyer's worst ever decision. Doesn't make sense for one municipality to have over half a province's population. And it may mean Winnipeg will never have a progressive mayor.

The only parallel in Tory vs Chow is that instead of the right wing coalescing around one candidate, it's centrists coalescing around one candidate, which doesn't happen as often.

Anyways, Winnipeg doesn't have any poll results yet, but Brandon does, so here is a map:



Chrest won every ward, but Decter Hirst won one poll and tied another. Her best ward was Rosser (Downtown Brandon), which was also her best in 2010. Still, Chrest won 50% of the vote there.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 09:06:17 pm
My cousin has done ceremonial guard stuff on the hill (maybe also at the war memorial) in the past. He's also fought in Afghanistan, so he's definitely been in worse danger.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 08:50:11 pm
Looks like Bowman is going to win this. Argh. Shades of Ottawa's 2006 election.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 08:40:32 pm
Bowman pulling away now Sad
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 08:35:36 pm
144 polls in and Bowman is now ahead by 1%.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 08:30:29 pm
68 polls in. Judy leads 37-35%
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 08:14:51 pm
Judy leading in Winnipeg 39-35 so far, 27/686 polls
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 08:02:51 pm
Polls have closed
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 02:59:50 pm
I think this whole thing is over at this point.
Is there still a shooter still at large, or have they confirmed that only one attacker was involved?

Police aren't saying anything, which tells me there is no one at large at the moment. I think the whole city would be under lock down if that were the case.

19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 02:42:48 pm
I think this whole thing is over at this point.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Manitoba municipal elections (Today: Oct 22, 2014) on: October 22, 2014, 01:42:22 pm
Blog post: http://canadianelectionatlas.blogspot.ca/2014/10/manitoba-municipal-elections-today.html

Two great races to watch tonight. In Winnipeg, outgoing right of centre mayor Sam Katz is stepping down. Polls show a tight race between former NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis and centre-right candidate Brian Bowman.

In Brandon, the mayor, former NDP MLA Shari Decter Herst is facing a tough battle against centrist Rich Chrest, the former Deputy Mayor.

Interestingly, both NDP candidates are using magenta as their campaign colours.
21  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 12:38:16 pm
The war memorial never used to have soldiers stationed there, until some kids decided to urinate on it a few years ago on Canada Day.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 12:07:42 pm
Streets in Centretown (where I work) are pretty empty, I'm told.
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 12:02:09 pm
Hash, are you stuck on campus? I think I'm outside the lockdown zone. Kinda scary.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Taylor Swift accidentally releases 8 seconds of white noise, tops iTunes charts on: October 22, 2014, 06:53:16 am
When I first heard about this, I thought it was a parody from an onion like site (The Beaverton or CBC's "This and That")
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: October 22, 2014, 06:50:02 am
"Forces et Démocratie" is a pretty weird name for a political party.

In Canada yes, but at the same time it's a very français de France kind of party name (clunky and meaningless).

Not weird at all for Quebec. Have you seen the names for some municipal parties in Quebec?
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