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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your 3 favorite/least favorite Obama and Romney states on: Today at 09:56:36 am
Favourite Obama states: Vermont, New York, Minnesota
Least favourite Obama states: California, Florida, Hawaii

Favourite Romney states: Alaska, Montana, North Dakota
Lesast favourite Romney states: Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who were your Senators and Representative when you and your parents were born? on: Today at 09:51:24 am
Are we talking about the district where the hospital was, or how who represented our current district when were born?

MP for where I was born when I was born: Barry Turner
MP for where I live now when I was born: Jean-Robert Gauthier

Parents
MP for where my mom was born, when she was born:  George McIlraith
MP for where my dad was born, when he was born: Jack Garland
MP for where my parents live now when they were born: Joseph-Omer Gour
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: Today at 09:40:18 am
2011 was the latest census :p
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 26, 2015, 10:26:12 pm

1993 is a great example of how voters can drift; a majority of the NDP caucus was from a province where they are currently shut out!

The entire NDP caucus was from Western Canada, no less.

And the only place in *Canada* which has seen continual NDP representation since 1993 is whatever inherited portion of Svend Robinson's 1993 constituency remains.  (And if any of it was inherited by Libby Davies in '97 or Peter Julian in '04--I'm not sure what the geographic configurations are.)

The entire Burnaby portion of the 1993 Burnaby-Kingsway riding has remained NDP since then. Fitting that the riding is now named for Tommy Douglas. If the NDP loses the new riding of Burnaby North-Seymour but keeps Burnaby South, then it the NDP continuous area will be reduced to a narrow strip.

Northeastern Burnaby (east of Spelling Ave) has gone NDP continuously since 1972, probably the part of the country that has had an NDP MP the longest. What's really amazing is this area may not have even voted NDP on its own in 2011.

Much different for the Liberals who have had parts of Mount Royal since the 20's.

#naturalgoverningparty
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: State rivalries on: January 26, 2015, 10:17:36 pm
Most rivalries in Canada are intra-provincial (think Edmonton vs. Calgary). I suppose there's a bit of one between Ontario and Quebec and with Saskatchewan and Manitoba (especially with football).
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 26, 2015, 10:08:14 pm

1993 is a great example of how voters can drift; a majority of the NDP caucus was from a province where they are currently shut out!

The entire NDP caucus was from Western Canada, no less.

And the only place in *Canada* which has seen continual NDP representation since 1993 is whatever inherited portion of Svend Robinson's 1993 constituency remains.  (And if any of it was inherited by Libby Davies in '97 or Peter Julian in '04--I'm not sure what the geographic configurations are.)

The entire Burnaby portion of the 1993 Burnaby-Kingsway riding has remained NDP since then. Fitting that the riding is now named for Tommy Douglas. If the NDP loses the new riding of Burnaby North-Seymour but keeps Burnaby South, then it the NDP continuous area will be reduced to a narrow strip.

Northeastern Burnaby (east of Spelling Ave) has gone NDP continuously since 1972, probably the part of the country that has had an NDP MP the longest. What's really amazing is this area may not have even voted NDP on its own in 2011.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Mideast Assembly Thread on: January 26, 2015, 08:40:32 pm
Does someone have to nominate him? I nominate Canadaland for Speaker.
8  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: SURVIVOR: Flags of Japanese Prefectures - Round 11 BACK IN BUSINESS on: January 26, 2015, 08:36:28 pm
3 - Fukushima
2 Wakayama
2 Tokushima
1 Okinawa
1 Miyagi
1 - Okayama

-2 Tokyo Metro
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 26, 2015, 11:23:55 am
Van East will stay NDP unless we see a 1993 style wave election.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 25, 2015, 09:41:30 pm
Shaun Chen, the Chair of the Toronto District School Board wins the Liberal nomination in Scarborough North.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 25, 2015, 11:33:46 am
Back to nomination races, we have two contested races today:

* In Scarborough North, ON, the Liberals will be choosing between five candidates. The NDP have already nominated Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan as the candidate here.
* In Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, BC, the NDP will be choosing between six candidates to replace outgoing MP Jean Crowder who is retiring. 
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Which world leaders do average Americans know the best (or at all?) on: January 24, 2015, 11:42:49 pm
I don't think your average American has ever known who any of the Canadian PMs are. Sorry, guys, but we really don't think about your country at all apart from stereotypes about hockey and "eh."

I think Pierre Trudeau was somewhat well known in the US. But yeah, I wouldn't expect many Americans to know who Harper is. I think Obama probably has a bigger name recognition in Canada than Harper does.
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Poll: When Charles becomes King should Camilla get the title of Queen Consort? on: January 24, 2015, 11:39:34 pm
In English, a king is always a man. It would be so much weirder to start calling Elizabeth "King Elizabeth II" then to call Prince Phillip "King Consort". This isn't Scandinavia we're talking about. In the common vernacular in English, "King" and "Queen" are equal titles, and should be treated as such. The history of the language doesn't matter. Languages evolve. I can just as easily cite the game of chess as an equally ridiculous reason for why the Queen is more powerful.

The connotation of King (konge) is exactly the same in Scandinavian languages as in English. All Germanic languages are the same in this regard. I am just pointing out it would more sense from a historical perspective if you wanted gender equality.

Also, vernacular is not relevant when it comes to constitutional practice.

"King" and "Queen" are equal titles, and should be treated as such.

They are clearly not given that a King is per definition a regent, while a Queen is his consort. That is the basis. A Queen Regnant is an anomaly (historically something you chose when no male heirs were available) hence the need to specify the "regnant" part.

I understand what the "definition" is, but I'm speaking more on behalf of the vernacular definition, and there's no reason why a constitution couldn't reflect the vernacular.

This kind of sexism doesn't stop at kings & queens. The wives of those who are knighted become ladies, but the husbands of dames do not become lords. I suppose in this case it comes down to the "definition" of lord.

It's all this sexism in the name of tradition that makes it harder for me to be sympathetic towards the monarchy.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 11:34:12 pm
You'd think that, but there is still a correlation between NDP areas and BQ areas in Quebec. I'm not sure which ridings would most likely attract the kinds of people you describe. Perhaps more rural areas?
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Poll: When Charles becomes King should Camilla get the title of Queen Consort? on: January 24, 2015, 10:51:52 pm
In English, a king is always a man. It would be so much weirder to start calling Elizabeth "King Elizabeth II" then to call Prince Phillip "King Consort". This isn't Scandinavia we're talking about. In the common vernacular in English, "King" and "Queen" are equal titles, and should be treated as such. The history of the language doesn't matter. Languages evolve. I can just as easily cite the game of chess as an equally ridiculous reason for why the Queen is more powerful.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 08:04:59 pm
It's a crap shoot which riding to pick, really, since the NDP and Bloc are going after the same kind of voters at this point.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Map on: January 24, 2015, 08:02:22 pm
Labrador will keep 4 seats: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mha-reduction-cynical-move-but-smart-for-tories-1.2929921

18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 06:15:58 pm
BQ leader Mario Beaulieu will be running in La Pointe-de-l'Ile, an NDP held riding in working class/nationalist stronghold in the east end of Montreal.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Map on: January 24, 2015, 06:06:08 pm
I never understood why Sheshatshiu wasn't in the Torngat Mountains riding. If they wanted to have an Aboriginal only riding, why exclude the only other major Aboriginal community in the riding, especially if the riding was under populated?

I asked this question on Twitter, and got a response from @mclabradore:

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Rationale for Torngat was the isolated nature of the communities; Sheshatshiu is physically close to HVGB; Moving Sheshatshiu into Torngat was proposed during the 93 EBC process, but rejected.

So, based on this, Sheshatshiu should stay in whatever riding HVGB is in, which will be difficult with a 3 seat Labrador plan.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Wikipedia help... on: January 24, 2015, 03:43:52 pm
Is your friend's band even notable?
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: More and Better Teachers Act (Failed) on: January 24, 2015, 02:44:47 pm
Education is pretty important, we should find something in the budget to cut to compensate and re-submit.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: January 24, 2015, 02:40:37 pm
I, Earl A. "Hatman" Washburn, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of Mideast Assemblyman and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia and the Mideast Region, so help me God and Dave.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: Require Assemblymen to be Mideasterners Amendment on: January 23, 2015, 05:36:52 pm
yes
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Americans Only: Who sould you vote for 2015 on: January 23, 2015, 05:34:39 pm
Labour (Canadian)
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Map on: January 23, 2015, 05:33:23 pm


I still pine for the days here on Ontario of the old 70-75K based seats

Yes, which is why I made that map a few months ago of my proposal for 75K seats. I think you saw it, right?
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