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« Reply #1800 on: August 26, 2013, 01:54:06 pm »

Bachand will announce his retirement from politics today. No surprise since it was leadership or bust for him. Meanwhile Couillard is planning to raise the QST, which is already the country's highest provincial sales tax at 9.75%. Making the PLQ attempt to out-left the PQ even more laughable. Cause God forbid they cut spending instead of raising taxes.

To be fair, he wants to raise the QST to lower income tax. Obviously, that's an right-wing idea since that will lead the lower and middle classes to pay more tax, while the wealthy will pay less, since QST, like all sales tax, is a flat regressive tax.

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« Reply #1801 on: August 26, 2013, 03:19:05 pm »

Mac Harb has resigned from the Senate and repaid the $231k. Good riddance. Court will hear the Senate case in November, and Harper won't appoint any new senators till more progress is made on his Senate bill.
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« Reply #1802 on: August 26, 2013, 09:55:30 pm »

Wright coordinated with Stewart-Olsen and Tkachuk on the Duffy deal.
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« Reply #1803 on: August 28, 2013, 09:45:07 am »

Legault would support a "values" bill which was restricted to authority figures, including public school employees.

Federally, Trudeau has hired Stephen Bronfman as his chief fundraiser.
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« Reply #1804 on: August 28, 2013, 02:30:24 pm »

Looks like everyone and their mother is admitting pot use. I guess they saw how much it helped Trudeau in the polls.
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« Reply #1805 on: August 29, 2013, 09:28:48 am »

Trudeau is wooing Gregor Robertson to run in 2015, but Robertson isn't interested.
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« Reply #1806 on: August 29, 2013, 04:04:17 pm »

Good. Hate to see a New Democrat jump ship.

Speaking of jumping ships, former Tory Tom Osborne has joined the Liberals in Nfld. Making that allusive official opposition status there for the NDP harder to get.
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« Reply #1807 on: August 29, 2013, 05:11:17 pm »

Question for the dippers out there? How come the CCF/NDP never found the success that their labourist counterparts elsewhere did until 2011? Was the Canadian electorate too right wing, the CCF/NDP too left wing or were the Liberals more competent than their UK counterparts?
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« Reply #1808 on: August 29, 2013, 05:12:29 pm »

Yes on all three.
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« Reply #1809 on: August 29, 2013, 11:22:01 pm »

Harris-Decima poll out on federal leadership. Harper leads 43/21/15 on experience. 39/20/19, in the same order, on economic management. 28-24-17 for best judgment. 32/21/19 on "cares about people like me", 33/24/17 on "shares my values", 33/29/14 on PPM.
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« Reply #1810 on: August 29, 2013, 11:41:27 pm »
« Edited: August 31, 2013, 07:19:52 am by Smid »

Lol at all the people who are all "Harper has the most experience, is the best economic manager and exercises the best judgement, but I want Trudeau to be Prime Minister. He's, like, OMG, so cool and stuff."
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« Reply #1811 on: August 30, 2013, 08:03:47 am »

More Senate news: Ontario will argue before the Court that unanimity, not 7/50, is required for abolition. Quebec supports a transcontinental pipeline.
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« Reply #1812 on: August 30, 2013, 01:46:25 pm »

Harper has tapped a new PBO.
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« Reply #1813 on: August 30, 2013, 11:40:27 pm »

Am I the only who thinks those speculating about a Tory-Grit contest in 2015 are wildly premature? Mulcair has 2 years to carve out his own narrative.
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« Reply #1814 on: August 31, 2013, 07:38:20 am »

And much can happen in two years, beyond Mulcair's control. Currently, the Liberals are bouyed by Trudeau's popularity, but that shine may well come off, and there is very little depth beyond the image. A by-election in a Liberal seat, especially one that will be hard to retain (a Goodale retirement, for example) and the media will spin it as the honeymoon being over, and if non-conservative voters get a feel that the NDP has the better chance at forming government, or at least knocking off Harper, the polls will move quickly and there will be the stampede for the exits. That sort of a thing could happen without Mulcair setting the agenda.
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« Reply #1815 on: August 31, 2013, 08:47:05 am »

Alberta has joined Saskatchewan and the feds in their 7/50 claim. Even the Star wants Trudeau to release economic policy.
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« Reply #1816 on: August 31, 2013, 09:35:24 am »

And much can happen in two years, beyond Mulcair's control. Currently, the Liberals are bouyed by Trudeau's popularity, but that shine may well come off, and there is very little depth beyond the image. A by-election in a Liberal seat, especially one that will be hard to retain (a Goodale retirement, for example) and the media will spin it as the honeymoon being over, and if non-conservative voters get a feel that the NDP has the better chance at forming government, or at least knocking off Harper, the polls will move quickly and there will be the stampede for the exits. That sort of a thing could happen without Mulcair setting the agenda.

Agreed. This would also have the benefit of forcing blue liberals to acknowledge that the NDP might form government which might give the Tories a small boost.
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« Reply #1817 on: August 31, 2013, 11:04:11 am »

New QC Leger provincial poll out (also has QC federal, but can't find that part): PLQ 36, PQ 32, CAQ 18, QS 6. PQ leads 40-25 among Francophones province-wide. PQ trusted on most issues except economy (PLQ) and wealth redistribution (QS). Dunno how those numbers translate, but could well be another PQ minority. Which is my early prediction for next spring's election.
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« Reply #1818 on: August 31, 2013, 11:36:39 am »


Who cares? He smoked pot. He understands average Canadians such as myself.
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« Reply #1819 on: August 31, 2013, 11:43:41 am »


I'm keeping that for my next sig. Tongue
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« Reply #1820 on: August 31, 2013, 01:45:00 pm »

I met up with Michael Sona (aka "Pierre Poutine") last night at a mutual friend's birthday party. He thinks his chances are pretty good in winning the case. Says he barely knows the "witnesses" who claim he did it.
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« Reply #1821 on: August 31, 2013, 09:14:02 pm »

I met up with Michael Sona (aka "Pierre Poutine") last night at a mutual friend's birthday party. He thinks his chances are pretty good in winning the case. Says he barely knows the "witnesses" who claim he did it.

You have an interesting circle of friends Earl.
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« Reply #1822 on: September 02, 2013, 09:13:03 am »

Geez media, Poilievre only hinted as much last month about Senate being a political repositioning.

Question: should we start the new thread with the Throne Speech or wait till we hit ~1000 posts? Hopefully those rumours of May 2015 are true so we don't have to create a third. Tongue
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« Reply #1823 on: September 02, 2013, 08:47:07 pm »

I vaguely recall Dave saying that he prefers fewer threads with more posts, because the site runs faster that way? I think Inks then merged some threads in FC.
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« Reply #1824 on: September 03, 2013, 09:02:32 am »

Here's the federal part of that Leger poll: PLC 35, NPD 31, BQ 23, PCC 9.  Ahead in Montreal but tied everywhere else with the Dippers.
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