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« on: January 10, 2012, 12:01:22 am »

RogueBeaver, considering that that article about First Nations education policy mentions Canada's history of using education to undermine First Nations cultures, have any major tribes come out either in favor of or opposition to the Government's proposals yet? Also, am I correct in understanding that, at least in the Senate, this isn't an entirely partisan issue?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 07:13:40 pm »

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

'Les électeurs ont voté pour Jack Layton. Jack Layton est mort.'

Jesus Christ. You stay classy, Mme St-Denis.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 08:34:20 pm »

I love how it looks even worse in French.

That's exactly why I did a few minutes of Googling for the French version. It's impossible to say that sort of thing and seem remotely decent in most Romance languages.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 10:14:46 pm »
« Edited: January 10, 2012, 10:17:14 pm by Nathan »

There's such a finality to the word "mort".

It's the stop at the end in some dialects, like Old French, which I'm actually more familiar with morphologically than modern French because of my interest in the Middle Ages. Same reason 'dead' sounds more final than 'deceased' or 'late' and 'deceased' and 'late' are in turn harsher than 'passed away', which ends in an open syllable, or the noun form 'death'. In dialects where the T is silent, like modern standard French, the MAAWWR aspect is still kind of maudlin and depressing in a way that the curt Anglo-Saxon 'dead' really isn't.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 01:17:29 pm »

What appeal do/could the Tories have in Quebec?
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 09:36:25 pm »

Remember, this is going to be out of 338 seats, Xahar.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 03:04:13 pm »

prorogation.

Wow, it's almost like Stephen Harper doesn't enjoy having to work with a Parliament or something! Either that or, does prorogation work differently, politically speaking, with a majority government?
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 03:43:26 pm »

Oh, okay. So when Harper prorogued Parliament before I think it was the 2008 election, that was controversial because of the specifics of that circumstance? Forgive me; I didn't really start following Canadian politics until sometime in 2010.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 03:16:47 am »

I hate to ask but...is Alexandre Duplessis any relation?
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