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« Reply #375 on: March 26, 2012, 02:12:24 pm »

The Appeal Court of Ontario stuck down the laws banning brothels and the law banning proxenetism.
It kept the law banning solicitation on streets.

I suppose federal government will appeal to the Supreme Court.
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« Reply #376 on: March 26, 2012, 02:40:41 pm »

The Appeal Court of Ontario stuck down the laws banning brothels and the law banning proxenetism.
It kept the law banning solicitation on streets.

I suppose federal government will appeal to the Supreme Court.

Yep.

QP today: All about Avion and Air Canada. Personally I would just amend the privatization legislation for all those ex-crown corporations and eliminate the economically nationalist provisions from them.
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« Reply #377 on: March 26, 2012, 03:16:44 pm »

The Appeal Court of Ontario stuck down the laws banning brothels and the law banning proxenetism.
It kept the law banning solicitation on streets.

I suppose federal government will appeal to the Supreme Court.

Yep.

How is prostitution a federally regulated issue? If Dad wanted to continue being horrible and appeal it, all the power to him, but Harper? Geez.
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« Reply #378 on: March 26, 2012, 03:20:42 pm »

Well, news seems to tell than the Supreme Court can't impose injunctions and than prostitution is de facto legal in Ontario right now.

Holmes, prostitution is ruled by Criminal Code (not by common law/civil law), so, it is a federal issue.
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« Reply #379 on: March 26, 2012, 03:52:53 pm »

Personally I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other on this issue- either outcome is fine with me.

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« Reply #380 on: March 27, 2012, 07:04:48 pm »

QP: More on Paradis and F-35s. Though for some reason the hunting lodge references gave me flashbacks to the final scene in Denys Arcand's Duplessis . The guy should resign but won't and Harper won't fire him. For some reason he seems to place a lot of faith in Paradis- don't ask me why. As Bellevance said on PP today, better to replace him with Lebel in both roles. Dare I say Bernier.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/olympic-official-pitched-paradis-on-quebec-arena-during-hunting-trip/article2382888/


More stuff on Le Match. Alas, I don't get Sun and will have to find another feed somehow...
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« Reply #381 on: March 27, 2012, 10:45:09 pm »

WOOO! GONNA GET SOME HOOKERS!
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« Reply #382 on: March 28, 2012, 01:15:17 pm »

Ontario budget comes down soon, but most likely Horwath folds and gives Dad the extra vote.
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« Reply #383 on: March 28, 2012, 02:29:46 pm »

I doubt than she would give them a vote.
She either deal a strike with McGuinty to have some changes in the budget or some of her MLAs will be sick the day of the voting.
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« Reply #384 on: March 28, 2012, 02:56:04 pm »

I doubt than she would give them a vote.
She either deal a strike with McGuinty to have some changes in the budget or some of her MLAs will be sick the day of the voting.

Yep. If there's to be another Ontario election, next year would be more likely.

Getting closer to Pierre Poutine.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/robo-calls-sleuth-closes-in-on-election-fraudster-pierre-poutine/article2383841/

I disagree somewhat with Den Tandt. Mulcair has to be himself- bland for him will be as authentic as Harper's sweater vests were in '08. Rae's all but declared candidacy has no effect on the Grit polling numbers or his House performance. Harper's polling numbers aren't too different than they normally are between elections, so no lasting harm done.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Each%2Bleader%2Bbleeding%2Bfrom%2Bself%2Binflicted%2Bwounds/6369610/story.html


Grits are going to launch a Permanent Campaign of their own. About time too.

http://blogs.canada.com/2012/03/28/bob-rae-says-liberals-wont-abandon-airways-to-right-wing-jerks-after-conservative-attack-ad/

As for the budget, NDP is going to pull every procedural trick to delay the inevitable. Grits seem to be critiquing us from the right financially and the left on entitlements.
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« Reply #385 on: March 29, 2012, 11:38:39 am »

Retirement age will go back to where it was before Liberal meddling... 67. Cue Dipper hysterics and Grit hedging.

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« Reply #386 on: March 29, 2012, 12:03:49 pm »

ROBBINS (who??) has released a poll.

NDP 34%
Tories 33%
Liberals 26.5%
Other 6.5%
Undecided 14%

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Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats score at 2011 election levels in Quebec currently (43%), with Liberals down to (17%) and Conservatives at (11%) in Quebec. Stephen Harpers Conservatives remain in the lead in Ontario but have lost support down to (35%), with the Liberals at (31%) and the New Democrats (28.5%). In British Columbia the New Democrats lead with (38%), the Conservatives are down to (32%) and the Liberals have come up to (26%).

http://www.robbinssceresearch.com/polls/poll_893.html

Forum released one as well.

NDP 35%
Tories 35%
Liberals 19%

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NDP in first place: BC (43%), Manitoba and Sask (44%), Quebec (40%),Ages 18-34, 45-54, Women

Cons in first ATL (39%-NDP second @34) ON (42% NDP second @30) AB (52% NDP second @31) Ages 35-44, 55-64, 65+ Men

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1153428--poll-new-democrats-riding-mulcair-wave

wtf@ first in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. *shrug* Small samples probably, and the election is about 3 years away anyway, so it doesn't really matter. Maybe Mulcair will get his trees in Saskatchewan, after all though.
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« Reply #387 on: March 29, 2012, 12:14:22 pm »

Mulcair gets his post-convention bounce.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1153428--poll-new-democrats-riding-mulcair-wave

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« Reply #388 on: March 29, 2012, 08:22:50 pm »

Apparently, the 0.01$ coin will be abolished.
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« Reply #389 on: March 29, 2012, 09:47:34 pm »

Apparently, the 0.01$ coin will be abolished.

Yep. The budget is tamer than I hoped it would be, but overall I'd give it a B+.
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« Reply #390 on: March 29, 2012, 10:57:42 pm »

Apparently, the 0.01$ coin will be abolished.

Will it be abolished entirely or kept around like the Canadian 50˘ coin for inclusion in mint sets and the like?
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« Reply #391 on: March 29, 2012, 10:59:46 pm »

The BC numbers are really encouraging, although that seems to arise from dissatisfaction with the BC Liberals as much as anything. The NDP will still be in power in Winnipeg come next election, so I wouldn't expect a good result there.
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« Reply #392 on: March 30, 2012, 04:25:29 am »

Unbroken link to the poll please?
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« Reply #393 on: March 30, 2012, 05:44:16 am »

Getting rid of worthless coinage and legalizing prostitution in Ontario, good job Canada!


(and just in case that confuses some people, I'm NOT being sarcastic and very much approve of both actions and wish the US would follow suit as soon as possible)
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« Reply #394 on: March 30, 2012, 04:05:13 pm »

Predictably horrible ideologically-driven budget, but meh. I think we all knew this would come when our retarded countrymen gave Steevie a majority.
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« Reply #395 on: March 30, 2012, 04:08:07 pm »

Steve Harper is really one of my favorite incumbent world leaders. C'mon.
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« Reply #396 on: March 31, 2012, 10:18:15 pm »

Trudeau socked it to Brazeau in the just-concluded Thrilla on the Hilla. I thought he'd win, but didn't realize just how lopsided 'twud be. Plus they raised 30k for the cause. Kudos to Justin.
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« Reply #397 on: April 03, 2012, 12:32:42 pm »

BC Liberals are apparently in a death spiral.

Quebec wants an injunction against the gun registry's destruction.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/quebec-seeks-injunction-against-destruction-of-gun-registry-data/article2390646/

She'll probably cave on the tax hike in exchange for McGuinty accepting the rest, unless she's dead-set on an election.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndp-conditions-on-ontario-budget-include-tax-hike-for-highest-earners/article2390643/

It depends what your general opinion of Justin was before the match.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/lawrence-martin/justin-trudeau-in-the-name-of-the-father/article2389682/
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« Reply #398 on: April 05, 2012, 07:42:02 pm »

More F-35 stuff.


http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/04/05/michael-den-tandt-conservatives-credibility-in-tatters-if-the-auditor-general-is-right-about-f-35s/

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1157256--tim-harper-stephen-harper-should-be-seeking-some-cabinet-resignations?bn=1

Good.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/04/05/restaurant-owner-vigilante-support.html

Dippers do the soft sell. Sweater vests Mk II methinks.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120405/ndp-ad-features-thomas-mulcair-120405/
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« Reply #399 on: April 05, 2012, 07:51:11 pm »

Here's the ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJZNhikfWXI
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