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« on: April 20, 2012, 03:42:14 pm »


Desperate.

People should be calling for electoral reform, not a merger, but whatever.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 07:57:28 pm »

I happen to think the Liberals and NDP aren't quite so ideologically compatible. Indeed, on economic, defence and national unity issues they're closer to we Tories. And as Coyne pointed out last night, they would have about as much influence in the new party as the old PCs do in ours. Namely none.



I agree. From what I know about the Liberals and the NDP, it'd work as well as Labour merging with the Liberal Democrats...
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 03:18:37 pm »


I intern in his office! But, I haven't been there in a couple of weeks. This really affects me a lot. I've been counting on contract work in that office to supplement my income.

What do I do?

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How does that change your employment status? Or is your contract to him include something about the party?

Well, it's contract work. I work for x hrs for x $ on certain office projects. I don't think party affiliation matters. I just hate turncoats, so this is just a struggle within myself. Do I even put my work in his office on my resume when looking for an NDP job? Hmm...

No one has to know you worked there beyond his defection...
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 02:52:39 pm »

Question from an international: what's the deal with Bob Rae being so hated in Ontario?
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 09:06:42 am »

The Liberals lack a coherent ideology. They are what you want them to be.

The party started as being pro-free trade, pro business etc, pro immigration, pro US then some wars came along, and they became pro-welfare state (one wonders if they would have gone that direction without pressure from the CCF/NDP). During the Trudeau years, the party was quite socially liberal, even to the left of the NDP, and were economically left of centre as well. By the free trade election of 1988, they had done a 180 on their platform of 100 years ago. Then came the recession of the early 1990s, and the party was forced to the right economically, and that's where they were the last time they were in power.

That's just what Liberal parties do...
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 10:33:09 am »


Didn't the Tories win a landslide here, late last year!?
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 09:30:46 am »

That Place projects an Orange 2001. NDP 74, Libs 4, Indies 2, Tories 1. Dixquake incoming.

Another hilarious (yet brilliant) result of FPTP.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 04:43:58 pm »

Marois seems like one of those politicians who becomes a hate figure once they get in office.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 07:09:55 pm »


The PQ. Lefties who want a united Canada wouldn't feel the need to go the PQ every time, hoping they'll not get crazy.
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 02:36:28 pm »

What's the likelihood of Conservatives holding on to their majority in Parliament after the elections in 2015 or so? I have my thoughts (especially when you consider the economic recovery from this recent recession will likely be in full throttle by then), but what are yours? 

Voter fatigue normally hits in majorly around the 7-8th year
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 12:40:37 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.

Oh, Quebec. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 04:11:01 pm »


Is that real!?

Since when is Justin Trudeau a cast member on The West Wing?
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2013, 07:45:20 pm »

Breaking: Cabinet expected to vote non-confidence in Clark. Just like Dief half a century ago. If they do then she'll be out if they can find a replacement.

Why not just call a snap election to save the party the bother of a convention?
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 02:34:31 pm »


If you believe their polling, the NDP has been steadily gaining over the past year (their results go 11-18-18-22-26, Feb-May-Aug-Nov-Feb, for the NDP). 26% (and 16% for the PCs) may be an outlier, but they definitely seem to have gained considerable ground.

The PCs are between leaders at the moment, though. Who knows what will happen when they get a new leader.

I wish our devolved politics was as unpredictable Sad
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 06:35:11 pm »


Trying to be something of a Tom Mulblair then?
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 08:21:46 pm »

That's rather sh*tty. Why not just replace socialism with social democracy?



It's too wordy for floating voters.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013, 08:48:24 am »

What's the general perception of Mulcair? Potential PM or not?
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 02:32:04 pm »

Any chances of a Premier Horwath?
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 02:10:37 pm »

Is Trudeau really as good as the polls are making out or were Dion and Ignatieff just so crap?

I imagine it's not exactly the party's brand that's been damaged, per say, like in the case of the UK Tories, more just lack of inspiration and competence. It is, after all, difficult to hate centrist parties.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 09:03:06 am »

Meanwhile in Quebec, per CROP the PQ is tanking with the PLQ grabbing a double-digit lead over Marois, as the LPC's numbers also rebound into first.

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/politique/201304/23/01-4643923-sondage-crop-la-trudeaumanie-revit-avec-justin.php?





How has the CPC suddenly surged?
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 05:58:33 pm »

Well, if we head back to around the time that the CAQ was formed, everyone knew that Marois was never going to make a good premier. Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 02:07:07 pm »

Is there any hope for the NDP? Or do they just have to bet on Justin self destructing into a ball of vanity?
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2013, 04:09:42 pm »


Seems pretty inane not to for a country with a region like Quebec.
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 04:56:53 pm »

Probably a silly question, but should Christie Clark end up being deeply unpopular at the time of the next federal election, will Justin Trudeau be trying to run away from the BC Liberals or can voters actively separate the two, rather different, entities?
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2013, 09:17:28 am »

Why wasn't Hudak dumped after the last election anyway? This is what I don't understand.

The PC result wasn't good when you consider the lead they had before the campaign and it became about McGuinty Vs Hudak. And from what I gather, voters weren't exactly head-over-heels for Dalton.
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