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« on: March 29, 2012, 10:57:42 pm »

Apparently, the 0.01$ coin will be abolished.

Will it be abolished entirely or kept around like the Canadian 50 coin for inclusion in mint sets and the like?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 07:59:46 pm »

Haha. "We're so horrible and pathetic, let's change our name. Maybe people won't know who we really are."

True, but suppose the B.C. Conservatives and B.C. Liberals were to merge, what would be an acceptable name?  B.C. Progressives?
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 08:40:38 pm »

I have no idea why they should merge (other than the obvious of forming a united front against the BC NDP.  But the article you gave the link for on the idea of a name change for the B.C. Liberals indicated that their leader thought a name change would help the prospects of a merge.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 12:10:14 pm »

I knew everything cost more in Nunavut, but some of these prices are really shocking: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/08/nunavut-food-hunger-protest_n_1581485.html#s=more231471

$82 for a 12 pack of Ginger Ale (355mL cans)!

It may sound heartless, but no one is forcing them to live there.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 07:59:28 pm »

I knew everything cost more in Nunavut, but some of these prices are really shocking: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/08/nunavut-food-hunger-protest_n_1581485.html#s=more231471

$82 for a 12 pack of Ginger Ale (355mL cans)!

It may sound heartless, but no one is forcing them to live there.

If that's your response to income inequality, hunger and high food prices in the northern territories, then you wouldn't make a good social democrat. But I'm sure you already knew that. Smiley

How does providing subsidies to those living in certain areas but not in others make one a good social democrat?  I'd oppose such subsidies for the same reason I am opposed to the US flood insurance program that subsidizes people who choose to live along the coast in hurricane zones.

Under the circumstances tho, I could see offering the people who live north of 55N assistance in relocating to a less remote location.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 02:40:02 pm »

To be as fair as possible to Tom, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with looking at such images per se, the wrong is in the manner in which they are produced. It is to prevent the production of the images that for quite justified reasons the possession and distribution of them is severely punished by the law. That Tom didn't comprehend that indicates he's an idiot.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 03:39:23 pm »

So unprecedented leadership drama/bitching in addition to the PEI PCs being a useless Moderate Hero party...

You'd think they'd have learnt from the federal Liberal experience that this approach doesn't work...

I'd think the experience of the federal Progressive Conservatives would be more to the point.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 10:56:30 am »

Is a Security Council seat worth worrying about?
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 01:03:55 pm »

308's take on Atlantic Grit-mania. Plus the current federal polls. Always amazing to look back and see how quickly PET and Mulroney went south in their final terms.

I think the situation is worse when you consider that half of the majority re-elections were won by Jean Chretien who had the advantage of an almost perfectly divided right wing.

Yet doesn't Harper have the advantage of a divided left wing?
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 10:44:45 pm »

Washington Post does a satirical story on Rob Ford

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In Washington, Pentagon planners were said to be preparing for a possible military intervention should political instability spread to Canada's oil-producing regions.

War Plan Crimson anyone?
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 02:35:29 am »

At least Canada has only 1 member for Halliburton. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 02:52:47 pm »

I had to look up what "the 905" was; useful to know.

Using area codes as commonplace shorthand like this is a very Canadian phenomenon.

But not exclusively Canadian:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_404#Pop_Culture_References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_619#In_popular_culture
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 06:37:10 pm »

Start a thread in the new year.  This one's getting a little long and whether it is true or not, long threads are alleged to be a performance bottleneck.
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 08:57:55 pm »

No, this is not The Onion. Worse than the perennial attempts to inject linguistic politics into hockey.

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Its cover is illustrated with a turkey.
  Does the French language not have the same negative connotations of idiocy with the turkey bird that English does.  I wouldn't think that they would want to suggest that Bill 60 is a turkey.
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