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« Reply #725 on: September 08, 2012, 07:57:28 pm »


America should have done this. Can we switch your Harper for our Obama?
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« Reply #726 on: September 08, 2012, 09:25:19 pm »


We severed diplomatic relations with Iran over thirty years ago. Under Jimmy Carter.
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« Reply #727 on: September 08, 2012, 09:39:22 pm »
« Edited: September 09, 2012, 01:23:20 pm by Dief will be the Chief Again »


Your right, my bad.

We severed diplomatic relations with Iran over thirty years ago. Under Jimmy Carter.

Your right, my bad
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« Reply #728 on: September 11, 2012, 03:25:01 pm »

Another serious health crisis for Lougheed.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/former-alberta-premier-peter-lougheed-gravely-ill-successor-says/article4536134/
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« Reply #729 on: September 19, 2012, 02:23:28 pm »

QP today: Residential schools compensation, energy deals, Blue-Orange energy wars.
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« Reply #730 on: September 20, 2012, 05:12:54 pm »

Mostly positive reviews for the Marois cabinet, which has already closed Gentilly and canceled the tuition hikes through OIC.

http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/chroniques/lysiane-gagnon/201209/19/01-4575679-regime-minceur.php

The MP pension reform will be in the omnibus.

http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/359625/le-projet-de-loi-omnibus-federal-incluera-la-reforme-des-retraites-des-deputes


Couillard will formalize things once the rules are announced, which won't be for a few weeks.

http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/359598/couillard-laisse-planer-le-doute
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« Reply #731 on: September 20, 2012, 05:14:12 pm »

How is the NDP opposition being received?
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« Reply #732 on: September 20, 2012, 05:30:52 pm »

How is the NDP opposition being received?

They're in a dead heat with the Tories, if that's what you're wondering. More generally people are getting accustomed to it.
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« Reply #733 on: September 20, 2012, 07:51:51 pm »

MacKay trying for a reboot but he'll never be leader. Intraparty arithmetic and F-35 aside, he simply doesn't have an assertive personality. Which isn't to say he's a wimp- quite the contrary- but no oomph.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/09/20/john-ivison-peter-mackay-looks-to-rebound-political-career-after-f-35-debacle/
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« Reply #734 on: September 20, 2012, 08:20:12 pm »


Why legislate at any other time when you can just throw everything in omnibus budget bills!
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« Reply #735 on: September 20, 2012, 08:34:38 pm »

I agree with you that it should be separate, especially given the rather tripartisan nature of this bill.
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« Reply #736 on: September 20, 2012, 09:37:45 pm »


Given that there's no pesky opposition to please, it just goes faster to put all the horror and bullsh**t into a single omnibus bill given that it'll all pass anyway. The Conservatives have paid lip service to parliamentary democracy since 2008, nothing else is new.
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« Reply #737 on: September 24, 2012, 09:16:52 am »

Bachand is in.

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201209/24/01-4576840-plq-raymond-bachand-sera-de-la-course.php?
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« Reply #738 on: September 25, 2012, 09:04:32 am »

PLQ leadership race ends in February, contest won't kick off for a month.

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201209/25/01-4577244-course-liberale-un-nouveau-chef-en-fevrier.php?
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« Reply #739 on: September 25, 2012, 04:00:13 pm »

RogueBeaver, why is JT in your signature?

Also, if Peter MacKay can't make the leadership, what hopes do the Red Tories have in doing so?
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« Reply #740 on: September 25, 2012, 10:15:27 pm »

Motion 312 will be up for MP vote  tomorrow. I pray it pass. If so its a pro-life Canada. As a pro life advocate south of your border I pray you pass this.
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« Reply #741 on: September 26, 2012, 10:43:05 am »

Pray real hard!
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« Reply #742 on: September 26, 2012, 10:55:44 am »

It isn't passing. If you wanted to commit political suicide and pass an abortion-banning bill (which Woodsworth's bill isn't) you'd need a different Supreme Court or use the notwithstanding clause to override them.
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« Reply #743 on: September 26, 2012, 09:51:19 pm »

It's interesting that Harper doesn't want to touch social issues, since he was pro-life and traditional marriage. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but I believe that Harper's reluctance to deal with such issues is part of a greater goal of replacing the Grits with the Tories as the de facto ruling party of Canada.
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« Reply #744 on: September 26, 2012, 11:24:52 pm »

It's interesting that Harper doesn't want to touch social issues, since he was pro-life and traditional marriage. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but I believe that Harper's reluctance to deal with such issues is part of a greater goal of replacing the Grits with the Tories as the de facto ruling party of Canada.

Well, its mainly than he had his majority government because of suburban Ontario, which doesn't approve of social conservatism. A purely socially conservative party has an high floor, but the celling is below the majority threshold.
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« Reply #745 on: September 27, 2012, 02:59:17 am »

If any Liberal is listening here, please get rid of MacAulay, Lamoureux and the two Scarborough MPs.

Thanks.
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« Reply #746 on: September 27, 2012, 06:51:57 am »

I think during the SSM vote, every single Scarborough MP (all Liberal at the time), voted against it. Really weird, considering how much of a potential the NDP has there.

Also, lol @ Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose voting in favour of this. But then again, this is really a debate that should be decided by women.
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« Reply #747 on: September 27, 2012, 10:07:31 am »

Olivia Chow considering a mayoral run?

http://warrenkinsella.com/2012/09/chow-for-mayor/#comments
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« Reply #748 on: September 27, 2012, 05:12:34 pm »

I don't know how I feel about that. I mean I would obviously support her 1000% no matter what she plans to do, and a return to municipal politics and becoming mayor of Toronto would be awesome (anyone could defeat Ford at this point). But I love her in the House of Commons, and the people of Trinity-Spadina and Toronto would be losing an amazing representative and advocate.
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« Reply #749 on: September 27, 2012, 05:34:34 pm »

It's interesting that Harper doesn't want to touch social issues, since he was pro-life and traditional marriage. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but I believe that Harper's reluctance to deal with such issues is part of a greater goal of replacing the Grits with the Tories as the de facto ruling party of Canada.

Regardless of other political reasons involved, one would have to assume that Harper is very wary of reopening the marriage debate; any effort to do so on his part would inevitably push into the limelight some elements of his marriage he certainly prefers to keep away from public discourse...
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