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« Reply #825 on: November 20, 2012, 09:47:05 pm »

As expected, the Quebec opposition parties will not trigger an election over the budget. 

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/quebecers-might-be-heading-back-to-the-polls-after-threats-to-defeat-the-budget-180225281.html
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« Reply #826 on: November 20, 2012, 09:58:34 pm »

(also, for those more fluent in French, what is "l'obligation d'utiliser un générique en français avec un nom de commerce anglais"? The only sense I can make of this is that it's about things like saying "un mouchoir" instead of "un kleenex", but surely they're not going to write that into the law?)

No, it's not that. Its the stores which must have a French name. The government already requires it, but some businesses aren't willing to follow, saying they interpret the law another way. It's on the way to the courts.

To solve that, PQ wants to clearly write it in the law. For example, Starbucks Coffee is called Café Starbucks and Staples is called Bureau en Gros, Giant Tiger is called Tigre Géant.

Other businesses must add a generical French name to their name (magasin, électronique, etc.). Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Costco, Gap, Old Navy and Guess are suing.


Some companies have been doing this for years, like KFC (PFK).
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« Reply #827 on: November 21, 2012, 01:29:41 pm »

David McGuinty is an ass, Brazeau continues to be pukeworthy, and Christy Clark's party is still a train wreck.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/senator-who-lives-near-ottawa-gets-20k-housing-allowance-1.1046956

http://www.canada.com/news/Entire%2BLiberal%2Briding%2Bassociation%2Bboard%2Bresigns%2Bover/7586334/story.html

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/justin-trudeau-alberta-tories-react-to-go-home-comments-by-liberal-mcguinty-180285351.html
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« Reply #828 on: November 21, 2012, 01:35:34 pm »

So just a normal day in Canadian politics
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« Reply #829 on: November 21, 2012, 02:33:30 pm »

Rae apologizes for McGuinty.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/rae-apologizes-for-liberal-mps-assertion-that-alberta-tories-should-go-home-180391011.html


Joe Fontana has been indicted by the RCMP.

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2012/11/20121121-133355.html
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« Reply #830 on: November 21, 2012, 02:50:53 pm »

lol London
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« Reply #831 on: November 21, 2012, 05:25:19 pm »

McGuinty has resigned as natural resources critic, per Twitter.
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« Reply #832 on: November 21, 2012, 08:17:43 pm »

I just remembered that the photo of David McGuinty on Wikipedia has me in the background. No idea who took it. You can sort of see my NDP pin.  It was taken at my old high school.
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« Reply #833 on: November 21, 2012, 08:30:42 pm »

I just remembered that the photo of David McGuinty on Wikipedia has me in the background. No idea who took it. You can sort of see my NDP pin.  It was taken at my old high school.


Are you the guy in the Nordiques hat?
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« Reply #834 on: November 21, 2012, 08:39:29 pm »

I just remembered that the photo of David McGuinty on Wikipedia has me in the background. No idea who took it. You can sort of see my NDP pin.  It was taken at my old high school.


Are you the guy in the Nordiques hat?

Yup Cheesy
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« Reply #835 on: November 21, 2012, 08:43:10 pm »

I just remembered that the photo of David McGuinty on Wikipedia has me in the background. No idea who took it. You can sort of see my NDP pin.  It was taken at my old high school.


Are you the guy in the Nordiques hat?

Yup Cheesy

Wow that's amazing, way to troll!
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« Reply #836 on: November 21, 2012, 09:22:26 pm »

Garneau is the new natural resources critic, at least for now.

Annual parliamentary awards now up.

MP of the Year: Elizabeth May

Speaker of the Year: Bob Rae

Most Collegial: Peter Stoffer

Most Knowledgeable: Stephen Harper

Hardest Worker: Kirsty Duncan

Most Promising: Michelle Rempel
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« Reply #837 on: November 21, 2012, 10:03:32 pm »

Tonight's an all-nighter on 3000 Brison amendments- consecutively, no debate. He's one of my favourite MPs, but seriously, 3000 amendments is just douchy.
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« Reply #838 on: November 21, 2012, 10:37:56 pm »

Tonight's an all-nighter on 3000 Brison amendments- consecutively, no debate. He's one of my favourite MPs, but seriously, 3000 amendments is just douchy.

I've always wondered if other MP's would sit down and "have a chat" with the people who make them stay up voting Nay all night. After 1000+ amendments, I'd be ready to punch him out no matter what my party affiliation was.
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« Reply #839 on: November 21, 2012, 10:51:30 pm »

Or just change the rules so they could be bundled, one up-or-down vote. Applied to all packages of 500+ amendments, give everyone time to read them first.
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« Reply #840 on: November 21, 2012, 11:28:07 pm »

More jackassery from the Brothers Ford: "Olivia Chow is no Jack Layton." Ugh.
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« Reply #841 on: November 22, 2012, 12:22:27 am »

Tonight's an all-nighter on 3000 Brison amendments- consecutively, no debate. He's one of my favourite MPs, but seriously, 3000 amendments is just douchy.

I've always wondered if other MP's would sit down and "have a chat" with the people who make them stay up voting Nay all night. After 1000+ amendments, I'd be ready to punch him out no matter what my party affiliation was.

If I remember well, the Alliance invented that trick (over Indian treaties), so they aren't in a position to complain.
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« Reply #842 on: November 22, 2012, 12:52:02 am »

The Canadian Filibuster?
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« Reply #843 on: November 22, 2012, 01:07:19 am »

Tonight's an all-nighter on 3000 Brison amendments- consecutively, no debate. He's one of my favourite MPs, but seriously, 3000 amendments is just douchy.

I've always wondered if other MP's would sit down and "have a chat" with the people who make them stay up voting Nay all night. After 1000+ amendments, I'd be ready to punch him out no matter what my party affiliation was.

If I remember well, the Alliance invented that trick (over Indian treaties), so they aren't in a position to complain.

It wasn't the Alliance but the Reform Party (the same thing) with 471 amendments, in December 1999.

42 hours of votes to reject them, over the "Nisga'a Final Agreement"
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« Reply #844 on: November 22, 2012, 07:29:14 am »

More jackassery from the Brothers Ford: "Olivia Chow is no Jack Layton." Ugh.

lol wut. I've actually heard that Olivia is quite a bit smarter than Jack.
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« Reply #845 on: November 22, 2012, 08:38:39 am »


LOL at Sun News promoting the EDL on the left of the page.  
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« Reply #846 on: November 22, 2012, 09:03:35 am »

Nanos tracking poll has Tories 34, Grits 29, NDP 27.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/21/pol-nanos-number-nov21-comptency.html

Sun: Yeah I know, but when I posted they were the only ones with the story...
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« Reply #847 on: November 22, 2012, 10:21:49 am »

Nanos tracking poll has Tories 34, Grits 29, NDP 27.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/21/pol-nanos-number-nov21-comptency.html

Sun: Yeah I know, but when I posted they were the only ones with the story...

Those are decent numbers coming from Nanos.
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« Reply #848 on: November 22, 2012, 11:57:46 am »

No No No No No NO NO NO NO!  I knew Mulcair was a rotten egg. 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/15/pol-cp-ndp-trade-policy.html
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« Reply #849 on: November 22, 2012, 12:03:07 pm »


??
It's not surprising, free trade is very popular outside of Southern Ontario. Canadian economy is based on natural ressources, not manifacturing, so, free trade is good for Canada, that is not new.

The left being pro-trade isn't new from Mulcair. The votes against free trade was only posturing to please unions, it was obvious since a while.
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