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« on: January 09, 2012, 07:02:55 pm »

Because he will obviously lose it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 11:43:44 am »

Quebec Dipper backbencher defects to the Grits. She represents the Strangler's old riding. IIRC this is the first defection since Blair Wilson's 4 years ago.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/10/pol-lib-rae-coderre.html

It is me, or the article is more or less implying than she left because she didn't got a good position.
Anyways, she will lose next time, if she bothers to run.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 03:38:05 pm »

I think than for French people Coderre is more known than Garneau.
Most people aren't aware than Garneau became an MP, while virtually everybody knows Coderre, as he the very definition of a media whore.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 06:35:10 pm »

Coderre is not well known in RoC

I know. I wrote "French people", too, in my message.
They are lucky, I find him very annoying.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 05:07:03 pm »

Gérard Deltell is not agreeing than the 3rd party leader is the most popular.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 01:55:06 pm »

I oppose free trade with if EU doesn't back off on imposing the same rules than in EU on state monopolies and obligations to deal with the private sector for all.

In my city, the right-wing mayor cancelled the garbage collection and the snow removal contracts with the private (the first because they were charging inflated prices, the second because the quality of their job was very low and there was having much complains). Under EU rules, cities would be forced to ask to the private to do it.

For retirement reform, well, hey, good luck getting retirees' votes next time. He is underestimating the retiree lobby power. He won't be able to shut them as he do with all opponents. And he can't do as he did with natives and ecologists, calling them ennemies of Canada.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 04:07:08 pm »

Oh, surprise!

Liberals were caught being inconsistent.
Not surprising when you campaign on the left and govern at the right.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2012, 01:12:26 pm »

Senator Boisvenu (a stupid guy whose daughters has been killed and became a "victims rights campaigner", even if he doesn't make consensus at all, because he doesn't give a damn about victims, he only cares about vengeance and honestly needs a therapy, not a policital office) said than "each murderer should have a rope in his cell".

I think he should retire and take a therapy and stop tarnishing his name in the public place, because it looks pathetic and quite sad.
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2012, 03:51:33 pm »

Lisa Raitt?

Mrs. Cancer is sexy?
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 12:21:26 am »

To give an idea of the problems of the Liberals, they had found a good candidate for my riding in 2008 (a former mayor of the main city), but, as they refused to commit money for his campaign, he declined.

Usually, those kinds of details doesn't go public, but they decided to write his name on the Liberal website anyways and saying to local media than he was their candidate.

He wasn't happy of that and didn't ran..
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 03:37:00 pm »

What is Gateway? I follow things, but it is remembering me nothing. I suppose it i called another way in French?

Or that is the oleoduc project in BC?
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 06:20:59 pm »

Well, they talk about actual problems.

The whole Native system needs a majot overhull and government, despite what it is saying, will mess with pensions in a way or another.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 10:13:37 pm »

Vic Toews is saying than people opposing the new Internet law, autorising police to get IP addresses without the authorisation of a judge, are allies of paedophiles.

Roque, I hope you don't agree with that?
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 11:52:31 pm »

Anyways, that kind of argument isn't good, this week.

Opposition can just answer "By opposing gun control, you are the allies of gun killers".
Not great, but, the level would be the same, i.e. dismal.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 10:19:01 am »

You forgot "extremist ecologist".
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 10:54:10 am »

Well, his view is shared by me and a few people I know.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 11:32:17 am »

Stephen Harper used a diluted version of that argument in the Firewall Letter. If he'd tweaked it to say "We need all regions to keep our current, moderate, political balance of power" then I'd agree. As the Globe points out, the chances of repealing gay marriage or imposing abortion restrictions are somewhere between zero and nil, so it isn't like this hypothesis will ever be tested. The rest of that interview is mostly restating that leadership will have to wait until his kids are older. In practice, his ambition to renew the family lease on Sussex is entirely dependent on how successful Bob Rae is 3 years from now.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/would-justin-trudeau-separate-from-stephen-harpers-canada-maybe/article2337672/

I know that. My parents were sure than he would try to screw Quebec because it didn't voted for him.

I said them than no. Harper isn't dumb. He is a fantastic strategist. He knows than screwing Quebec could lead to independance and than messing with gay marriage and abortion would make him lose the moderate vote and would lead to a Tory defeat in 2015.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 03:49:14 pm »

Very ironic than Harper destroyed the Census because it was "invasive on the private life", while C-30 is way more invasive.

And C-15 is probably anticonstituonnal.
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 04:14:42 pm »

From what we saw, his appointees are way more often in the majority (of the court) than on the side of the government.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 12:00:55 am »

Oh, her, again?

Good thing than such a whiner left the party.
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 08:24:38 pm »

That's not funny, it's vile shiit which has no place in our public discourse.

Sorry, but I'm not able to have pity for a man which is transforming Canada in a police state and who says than opponents of his project are allies of paedophiles.

He searched it.
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 01:28:14 am »

House doesn't sit this week.

This is a "constituency week", I suppose.
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 05:46:49 pm »

If Harper made mistakes, good.

The idea of fixed sentences is an abheration.
And whole use of the "victims rights" to promote insane ideas on the justice system is sickening and is an insult to the noble cause of victims rights.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012, 07:04:48 pm »

His mistake was not keeping Bellemare in reserve as a star candidate. Lord knows our Quebec team is weak.



Oh, look, if he wants to do lose en election again, no problem.
I remember you than he was heavily defeated both times when he ran for Quebec mayorship.
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 08:19:44 pm »

Not a great week for Tories.
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