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« Reply #325 on: March 03, 2012, 11:10:41 pm »

Our Quebec bench was wiped out when Cannon and Verner lost. Unless Bernier manages to rehab himself ASAP in the next 4 years... not looking good. Pelciquistes have the best bench. The Hill Times had a lot of nice things to say about Paradis in their latest issue. Then again, they also really like Vic Toews.

All that said, I do agree that it's nepotism.

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« Reply #326 on: March 03, 2012, 11:29:02 pm »
« Edited: March 03, 2012, 11:44:59 pm by Chemistry & Sleep Deprivation »

I just want to add than I'm sorry for using unfair words. I do think than the Conservative Party is committed to democracy.

I'm just very frustated by their antics of the recent weeks (C-30, the calls, that). It's just way too much and make me quite annoyed.

But I don't think I should contest their commitment to democracy.

EDIT: Honestly, it thinks it is because our political climate degraded so much in the last weeks. I suppose you will all agree with me on that.
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« Reply #327 on: March 04, 2012, 12:16:42 am »

Let's just say that the Purgatories in a majority government have performed beyond and above my wildest nightmares of what such a majority government for them would be like.
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« Reply #328 on: March 04, 2012, 04:33:49 pm »

Well, the Tories are more committed to Senate reform than the Liberals
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« Reply #329 on: March 05, 2012, 11:13:41 am »

New Nanos poll: Tories 36, Grits 30, Dippers 25. That Place pegs a Liberal OO and Tory minority.
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« Reply #330 on: March 05, 2012, 02:46:13 pm »

Dippers go for some nationalist showboating.

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/201203/05/01-4502646-francais-au-travail-le-npd-blame-les-autres-partis.php
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« Reply #331 on: March 05, 2012, 03:20:25 pm »

Robocalls, OAS, F-35. Now if someone can explain why the Grits voted against the Jordanian FTA... thx.
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« Reply #332 on: March 05, 2012, 03:36:39 pm »

Nanos is a Tory pollster, and has been an outlier for a while. Always shows bad numbers for the NDP.
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« Reply #333 on: March 05, 2012, 03:48:25 pm »

QP should have a different tone with Mulcair in LOTO's seat. Personally I'm waiting for the Grits to retake second place in the polls.
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« Reply #334 on: March 05, 2012, 05:21:55 pm »

BC teachers go on strike.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/05/b-c-schools-shut-down-across-the-province-as-teachers-begin-strike/
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« Reply #335 on: March 07, 2012, 05:34:17 pm »

QP has been the same this week, so I'll only update if something different happens.

1) Harper v. Turmel, we all know who wins that one.

2) Pat Martin gets up and acts entirely in character.

3) Del Maestro gets up and acts entirely in character.

4) Boulerice or Angus fire off a robocall question.

5) Poilievre or Del Maestro give either nonsequiturs or sarcastic barbs in response.

6) Rae scores a hit on Harper. Sometimes Harper scores back, but that hasn't happened since pre-Vikileaks.

7) Peter Julian asks an economic question. Always a draw with whichever Tory answers.

8] Either veterans' or fisheries issues are raised by their respective critics.

9) White noise from Dipper poteaux.

10) Miscellaneous questions from various opposition MPs.

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« Reply #336 on: March 08, 2012, 10:39:59 am »

Air Canada strike? What Air Canada strike?

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Government%2Bappears%2Bpoised%2Bprevent%2BCanada%2Bstrike/6267915/story.html
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« Reply #337 on: March 08, 2012, 12:06:59 pm »

Le Match will be nationally televised.

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2012/03/20120307-174840.html
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« Reply #338 on: March 08, 2012, 12:46:22 pm »

Joe Volpe is accusing Conservatives of registering at least 2700 false electors in Eglinton-Lawrence last election.
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« Reply #339 on: March 08, 2012, 12:53:24 pm »

Let the judge handle that. We don't know a) if it's true b) if they voted, and c) it wouldn't change the outcome.

Excellent news.

http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/344550/engorgement-du-systeme-d-immigration-la-solution-d-ottawa-ne-fait-pas-l-unanimite

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/201203/08/01-4503632-plus-de-pouvoirs-denquete-reclames-pour-elections-canada.php
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« Reply #340 on: March 08, 2012, 12:59:50 pm »

Which brings me to a larger point raised by, IIRC, Chantal Hebert: all these allegations make it hard to separate wheat from chaff. Right now the only wheat is in Guelph.
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« Reply #341 on: March 08, 2012, 01:39:17 pm »

Not than I care about Joe Volpe. I think I prefer a Conservative over a fake Liberal like Volpe.

I have a strong dislike of this man.
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« Reply #342 on: March 08, 2012, 01:53:45 pm »

Volpe is just "meh" to me. If any GTA Liberal were to come back, I'd take Kennedy and/or Hall Findlay. No one else.

Air Canada: Meh. I don't think airlines are an absolutely essential service, but I wouldn't be upset if Raitt kept the planes flying.

Immigration: Keep it coming.

Le Match: I'm rooting for Trudeau, but I don't think this is nearly the BFD media's making it out to be. 'Tis for charity, people.
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« Reply #343 on: March 08, 2012, 02:37:36 pm »

Air Canada lockout starts Monday.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/air-canada-to-lock-out-pilots/article2362836/
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« Reply #344 on: March 08, 2012, 05:28:57 pm »

Scratch that, Raitt's referring it to the IRB.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Government%2Bappears%2Bpoised%2Bprevent%2BCanada%2Bstrike/6267915/story.html
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« Reply #345 on: March 08, 2012, 10:35:35 pm »

Excellent.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/03/08/pierre-poutine-robocalls/

http://www.canada.com/life/Sweeping%2BTory%2Bbudget%2Bplans%2Bbreathtaking%2Bscope%2BTandt/6273161/story.html

 
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« Reply #346 on: March 09, 2012, 03:13:18 pm »

Alas, this will have to be the norm because we'll never get an RTW law.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/03/09/air-canada-harper.html
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« Reply #347 on: March 10, 2012, 03:36:31 pm »
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Dual messaging? Cause that's not what Flaherty's saying.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/03/10/pol-tony-clement-march-budget-culture-shift.html

Agreed, and very regrettable.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Where%2BConservatives/6280804/story.html

My already-favourable opinion of Diane Finley increases weekly.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Feds%2Bwant%2Bprivate%2Bsector%2Bplug%2Bholes%2Bsocial%2Bsafety/6282478/story.html


In case no one saw last week, Trudeau gave his tacit approval to Charest's tuition hike.
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« Reply #348 on: March 10, 2012, 03:59:19 pm »

Surprise!

The Conservative Party isn't conservative, it is neoliberal.

And while I have respect for conservatism, I have no for neoliberalism.
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« Reply #349 on: March 10, 2012, 04:21:45 pm »

Surprise!

The Conservative Party isn't conservative, it is neoliberal.

And while I have respect for conservatism, I have no for neoliberalism.

Coyne's article bemoaned Harper/Flaherty's deficit spending, it wasn't a Red Tory lament. Brison does the same thing whenever he gets an opportunity in the House.
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