Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 02, 2016, 05:26:15 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2016 predictions are now open!.

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 847
1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: Today at 09:27:40 am

As for electoral reform, methinks the Liberals will fudge a compromise where a referendum on reform will take place simultaneously with the next federal election, both to reduce overhead costs and to guarantee high enough turnout to enshrine public legitimacy of any subsequent reform.

If they tie a referendum to the next general election, the chances of electoral reform passing are quite low as well. So, the Liberals may not hate that option too much.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of CGPGrey on: December 01, 2016, 05:32:51 pm
flawed FF. I'm more of a Brady fan, myself.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: December 01, 2016, 11:40:43 am
Electoral reform is one of my bread and butter issues, and I could've spent a lot of time working on submitting my opinions and proposals to the committee. But I knew in the end it would be a big waste of time.

No more sunny ways, eh?
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: December 01, 2016, 11:31:27 am
Damn. I so want to ironically support the Kellie Leitch campaign, but I still feel gross about doing that for Trump.


Do you think Kevin O'Leary will run for the Conservative leadership or not?

No. Anyways, he is just so loathsome to me that I couldn't even ironically support him.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: December 01, 2016, 09:52:00 am
Damn. I so want to ironically support the Kellie Leitch campaign, but I still feel gross about doing that for Trump.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2016 (next event: Quebec provincial byelections [Dec 5]) on: December 01, 2016, 09:47:49 am
Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Roger Parent (SP) has died due to cancer. By-election will of course be next year, but putting this here anyways.

The riding is usually an NDP seat, but has gone for the Sask Party since 2011 due to Brad Wall being more popular than Jesus.
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: November 30, 2016, 01:34:20 pm
Alberta poll

Tory: 39%
Wildrose: 25%
NDP: 14%!
Liberal: 14%



JUNK POLL!

Here is another one, with more sane numbers: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/embargoed-new-alberta-poll-shows-tight-race

Wildrose: 35
NDP: 31
PC: 24
Liberal: 4
AP: 3

8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 30, 2016, 10:22:27 am
Well, he talks about climate change, and helping the disadvantaged and all that (our church does a lot of charity work in the community, as it's smack-dab in the middle of the city's urban core). About what you'd expect. It's been a while since I've gone, so I can't recall anything specific, but I do remember him saying things that I agreed with, but I thought would be cringe-worthy for even a Red Tory. I remember after the 2011 election, he mentioned to the congregation that he was upset that Tony Martin lost his seat in Sault Ste. Marie and that Mike Savage lost his seat (perhaps some partisan balance?) due to their work in poverty. I think he may have been a minister in Nova Scotia for some time.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 29, 2016, 03:38:48 pm
United Church congregations... what is left of them tend to be conservative leaning, yes. I mean, these are the people that still attend church regularly... in 2016. The leadership however is still very progressive, and still preach progressive values. The minister at my church is definitely an NDP supporter, and always preaches the social gospel at church, which is why I never feel alienated at church. Wonder what is going on in the heads of the old people when he does that.

There are also many urban United Church congregations that are very progressive. They are the ones where many LGBT go to.

It is (culturally) unfortunate that the church is dying so quickly. Many progressives don't believe in God, so don't feel the need to go to church, and many conservatives feel the church is too progressive, so have found other denominations.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Since Trump's election have you noticed any increase in Xenophobia/racism? on: November 29, 2016, 02:47:57 pm
Yes. Some teenage punk has been terrorizing the Jewish community here by spay painting swastikas and the word "kike" on people's homes. Luckily he was caught.

11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 29, 2016, 02:40:28 pm
I get being culturally Jewish or culturally Catholic, but what does it mean to be a "cultural United Churcher"?



I think it means being a generic WASP

Well, a progressive WASP.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: November 28, 2016, 10:45:33 am
I don't recall any outrage when the King of Saudi Arabia died. What will happen when the next Chinese Premier dies?

Castro was a dictator yes, but let's not pretend this is any more than vilifying a leftist bogeyman who just so happened to not be our best friend.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 28, 2016, 10:40:53 am
I saw youtube clip of Charlie Angus speaking French and it was painful...his accent was so awful that listening to him was like listening to fingernails scratching a blackboard...sorry but this will not cut it. Its a pity because he has a lot to offer otherwise.

Charlie Angus = GONG
He represents a Francophone riding in Ontario, and they didn't seem to have an issue with it.

I mean, if you can call a 30% French riding "Francophone".
It's actually about 44% Francophone, and I was confusing it with the provincial Timmins - James Bay, which includes Kap and Hearst.  That riding is over 50% francophone.

Where are you getting that information?

The riding is actually 32% French (30% was a back of the envelope calculation) if you do the math: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35107&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Timmins&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1



If you're looking at knowledge of official languages, French is at about 44%.  When you look at language most often spoken at home, and/or mother tongue, the number goes down to 30%.

It should also be noted that because of the huge land mass, the way that the boundaries were cut, and the Aboriginal populations, the number looks smaller than it should be.  Could you imagine telling someone in Val D'or (Quebec) that their riding is only 60% Francophone?  They feel much more Francophone than the numbers indicate.


If someone wants to try, I'm avaliable. Well, as the name of the riding indicates, it's a mix of various areas, which consider each other separate (and have quite different realities, honestly).

Nonetheless, the population centres in the ridings are quite more Francophone than the riding demographics would have you believe.

There are more Christians than Jews in Thornhill, yet people call it a Jewish riding. 

The point is, you can still label a riding, or city, by a name that identifies a large group of its people (even if they fall below 50% in the area, or is not the largest group) if it has a significant population. 
Timmins-James Bay is a Francophone riding in Ontario.

Thornhill's an interesting case, because Jews make up a plurality (larger than any Christian denomination). And in when looking an Canadian religion demos, we usually don't lump all Christians together as one cohesive group.
Speaking for myself, as a non-Christian, I do group them together.  I think it's more people within Christianity who don't like to group themselves with other denominations. 

We say particular region's or ridings have large Indigenous (or Aboriginal) populations, we don't further classify.  But within the Indigenous community, they seem to further classify the different Aboriginal groups / languages.

Perhaps it appears that we don't group Christians as a cohesive group because they are the majority group.  It's kind of coming from a privileged stance to stay, in Christianity, we don't identify as a cohesive group.  We don't because you are the majority, and that's the way you see it.

I dunno.. the United Church (my church) and DC's Reformed church are like night and day theologically.  I'm also an atheist (would still check off United on the census for cultural reasons), but I have no qualms going to church once in a while. I would feel quite at home at that church in Toronto where the minister is an atheist.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 25, 2016, 11:05:11 pm
I saw youtube clip of Charlie Angus speaking French and it was painful...his accent was so awful that listening to him was like listening to fingernails scratching a blackboard...sorry but this will not cut it. Its a pity because he has a lot to offer otherwise.

Charlie Angus = GONG
He represents a Francophone riding in Ontario, and they didn't seem to have an issue with it.

I mean, if you can call a 30% French riding "Francophone".
It's actually about 44% Francophone, and I was confusing it with the provincial Timmins - James Bay, which includes Kap and Hearst.  That riding is over 50% francophone.

Where are you getting that information?

The riding is actually 32% French (30% was a back of the envelope calculation) if you do the math: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35107&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Timmins&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1



If you're looking at knowledge of official languages, French is at about 44%.  When you look at language most often spoken at home, and/or mother tongue, the number goes down to 30%.

It should also be noted that because of the huge land mass, the way that the boundaries were cut, and the Aboriginal populations, the number looks smaller than it should be.  Could you imagine telling someone in Val D'or (Quebec) that their riding is only 60% Francophone?  They feel much more Francophone than the numbers indicate.


If someone wants to try, I'm avaliable. Well, as the name of the riding indicates, it's a mix of various areas, which consider each other separate (and have quite different realities, honestly).

Nonetheless, the population centres in the ridings are quite more Francophone than the riding demographics would have you believe.

There are more Christians than Jews in Thornhill, yet people call it a Jewish riding. 

The point is, you can still label a riding, or city, by a name that identifies a large group of its people (even if they fall below 50% in the area, or is not the largest group) if it has a significant population. 
Timmins-James Bay is a Francophone riding in Ontario.

Thornhill's an interesting case, because Jews make up a plurality (larger than any Christian denomination). And in when looking an Canadian religion demos, we usually don't lump all Christians together as one cohesive group.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: November 24, 2016, 10:10:19 pm
Unfortunately for her, the leadership race isn't a winner-take-all system like the Republican primaries.

Right; I guess who ever comes in 2nd on the first ballot will probably win the race.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 24, 2016, 10:08:38 pm
If you're going by language knowledge, than Timmins-James Bay is 99% Anglo. That's not how you measure language populations :p
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: November 24, 2016, 06:30:13 pm
Also, due to the crowded field, anyone who sets themselves apart from the rest will have an advantage. That's how Trump did it. I would not be surprised if Leitch leads on the first ballot, even if it's just 20%.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did your family argue about the election? on: November 24, 2016, 06:26:50 pm
Trying to find a Trump supporter around here is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Especially if you extend that to unironic support.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: November 24, 2016, 01:40:24 pm
oh wow.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1052 - Anti-Terror Coalition Resolution (FINAL VOTE) on: November 24, 2016, 09:35:54 am
aye
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1056 - Postal Service Community Financial Lending Act of 2016 (FINALVOT) on: November 24, 2016, 09:34:54 am
aye
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2016 (next event: Quebec provincial byelections [Dec 5]) on: November 23, 2016, 10:15:40 am
Since when did Quebec allow for such trivial municipal referendums anyways? This kind of thing is unheard in Canada outside of BC. Well, I guess there were those de-merger referendums, but that's all I can think of.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 23, 2016, 09:57:11 am
I saw youtube clip of Charlie Angus speaking French and it was painful...his accent was so awful that listening to him was like listening to fingernails scratching a blackboard...sorry but this will not cut it. Its a pity because he has a lot to offer otherwise.

Charlie Angus = GONG
He represents a Francophone riding in Ontario, and they didn't seem to have an issue with it.

I mean, if you can call a 30% French riding "Francophone".
It's actually about 44% Francophone, and I was confusing it with the provincial Timmins - James Bay, which includes Kap and Hearst.  That riding is over 50% francophone.

Where are you getting that information?

The riding is actually 32% French (30% was a back of the envelope calculation) if you do the math: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED2013&Code1=35107&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Timmins&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1

24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2016 (next event: Quebec provincial byelections [Dec 5]) on: November 22, 2016, 04:38:40 pm
Is using a bicycle on the Sabbath forbidden?


25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: November 22, 2016, 04:35:07 pm
I saw youtube clip of Charlie Angus speaking French and it was painful...his accent was so awful that listening to him was like listening to fingernails scratching a blackboard...sorry but this will not cut it. Its a pity because he has a lot to offer otherwise.

Charlie Angus = GONG
He represents a Francophone riding in Ontario, and they didn't seem to have an issue with it.

I mean, if you can call a 30% French riding "Francophone".
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 847


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines