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« Reply #75 on: January 12, 2012, 03:53:24 pm »

Coderre is not well known in RoC
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« Reply #76 on: January 12, 2012, 06:35:10 pm »

Coderre is not well known in RoC

I know. I wrote "French people", too, in my message.
They are lucky, I find him very annoying.
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« Reply #77 on: January 12, 2012, 06:46:22 pm »

No kidding. At QP he always bellows at the top of his lungs with feigned outrage- textbook definition of a blowhard. The only Liberal I dislike more is Hedy Fry, which I don't think requires explanation. Another Grit I intensely dislike is Kirsty Duncan. Other than that, I'm either meh, OK with or like the rest of their caucus.
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« Reply #78 on: January 12, 2012, 07:54:54 pm »

There are a number of fat white francos with bad haircuts in the Liberal Party, and every single one of them need to go.
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« Reply #79 on: January 12, 2012, 08:05:32 pm »

There are a number of fat white francos with bad haircuts in the Liberal Party, and every single one of them need to go.

Besides Coderre, who? LeBland?
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« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2012, 08:39:24 pm »

No, he's alright. Mostly these are people from Montreal, or, who should be from Montreal.

Cauchon, Pettigrew, Belanger.

These people are the kind that if you told them they are "entitled" they'd slap you and say "no, we are VERY entitled", and beyond that, they, especially Coderre and Belanger, are the type that you think if you ever met them and shook hands with them that you hand would end up covered in disgusting slime even if they had just come out of the shower.

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« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2012, 08:41:17 pm »

OK, but the first 2 haven't been around for years and Belanger is a nonentity within caucus.
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« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2012, 10:07:46 pm »

Doesn't mean I can't hate him.
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« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2012, 11:26:01 pm »

I don't mind Belanger so much. He endorsed (former NDPer) Alex Munter in the 2006 mayoral race over fellow Liberal (and then incumbent) Bob Chiarelli.
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« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2012, 09:23:46 am »

Belanger was my MP and while he did seem a bit entitled when I saw him during the coalition crisis, he was a very good MP and he was miles better in what he did than my useless Purgatory hack is. Though in terms of O-V representatives, I still prefer Madeleine Meilleur who is a really nice person and works really hard (I worked for her once, but still).
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« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2012, 11:34:08 am »

The Tories are going to make a law allowing for the early reporting of election results.
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« Reply #86 on: January 13, 2012, 12:05:39 pm »

Excellent. Now we can see results from the get-go rather than losing so much fun. Smiley
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« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2012, 12:07:28 pm »

CBC liveblog of the Grit convention. Fun won't be till Sunday when the new president is elected.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2012/01/liveblogging-the-2012-liberal-convention-lpc12.html
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« Reply #88 on: January 13, 2012, 12:29:52 pm »

Causes of Grit decline in Quebec: leadership, lack of clear policy, Adscam. Two are now fixed, the last can only heal with time.

http://www.lactualite.com/politique/les-nouveaux-habits-du-plc
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« Reply #89 on: January 13, 2012, 12:31:04 pm »

The Tories are going to make a law allowing for the early reporting of election results.

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« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2012, 12:34:17 pm »

I will make a point of totally ignoring the Liberal convention.
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« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2012, 12:39:33 pm »

Oh come on... admit seeing *President* Copps giving an acceptance speech will be amusing. Plus I want to see what The Architect (Brison) has to say.
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« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2012, 02:45:15 pm »

Oh come on... admit seeing *President* Copps giving an acceptance speech will be amusing. Plus I want to see what The Architect (Brison) has to say.

No. If I watch anything this weekend, it'll be the Continental Cup.
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« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2012, 11:26:43 pm »

Apart from some mild exaggeration on Quebec, I agree almost entirely with Trudeau's diagnosis. They will need at least Martin's 21 seats if they ever hope to form government again.

http://www.cjad.com/blog/AaronRandShow/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10335368
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« Reply #94 on: January 15, 2012, 10:29:36 am »

Now that the Liberals will be letting anyone vote in their convention, it's time to hijack the race by getting a bunch of us to rally behind a radical right wing candidate.
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« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2012, 02:00:28 pm »

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2012/01/15/19246886.html
liberals back preferential balloting

I am proud to be a card-carrying Liberal. Not only did we pick the good guy for President, but we have backed Preferential Balloting. Excellent. This is great news.
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« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2012, 02:05:31 pm »

Well, I'm a bit surprised.
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« Reply #97 on: January 15, 2012, 03:40:38 pm »

That would require a constitutional amendment, so in practice the PR resolution means little. As for pot... rest assured we'll milk that to the last drop if Brison doesn't persuade Rae to veto it.

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« Reply #98 on: January 15, 2012, 06:05:22 pm »

That would require a constitutional amendment, so in practice the PR resolution means little. As for pot... rest assured we'll milk that to the last drop if Brison doesn't persuade Rae to veto it.



Why? The Elections Act can be amended by Parliament, as it was this year.
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« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2012, 10:49:20 pm »

Aye.

There are a lot of election systems that we could reform to, but this is one that we could move to rather easily, and, it would advantage the Liberals in places like Ontario, but help the NDP even out west or in Quebec. Both parties would back it (though the NDP only as a step to something more) and it would have one huge benefit that would help it carry Quebec - it would truly end the Bloc and ensure it could never return.
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