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« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2014, 08:39:39 pm »

Why does the election have to be this year? Isn't it scheduled for Fall 2015? What does the law say?
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« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2014, 08:48:45 pm »

Why does the election have to be this year? Isn't it scheduled for Fall 2015? What does the law say?

Quote from: BILL 40 AN ACT TO AMEND THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ACT AND THE ELECTIONS ACT, 1991
Election on change of Premier
3.1 Where the leader of the political party that forms the government resigns his or her position as leader and as Premier of the province before the end of the third year following the most recent general election, the person who is elected by the party to replace him or her as the leader of the party and who is sworn in as the Premier of the province by the Lieutenant-Governor shall, not later than 12 months afterward, provide advice to the Lieutenant-Governor that the House of Assembly be dissolved and a general election be held.

http://www.assembly.nl.ca/business/bills/Bill0440.htm
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« Reply #102 on: January 21, 2014, 08:48:58 pm »
« Edited: January 21, 2014, 08:50:39 pm by RogueBeaver »

Thanks Hash. Wonder if any other province has something like that. Seems a bit strange to me.
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« Reply #103 on: January 21, 2014, 09:01:31 pm »

Thanks for that, Hash. Technically, the election could be held in Jan 2015, no? Most likely it will be in the Fall.

An interesting law; I've never heard of anything similar to that, but I like the idea of it.
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« Reply #104 on: January 22, 2014, 07:01:12 pm »

PLQ has been completely useless and pathetic on the charter, as even their staunchest supporters admit. Now Couillard loses a previously unknown backbencher (Fatima Houda-Pepin) he should've booted eons ago, instead of being pushed around. Even Dion and Iggy didn't get pushed around by random backbenchers.

Now, Fatima Houda-Pépin is in news and is saying than Couillard offered her a Cabinet job in the next Liberal government if she endorsed the Liberal position on religion. Liberal Party is denying.
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« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2014, 07:15:23 pm »

Which would be even more ridiculous.
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« Reply #106 on: January 22, 2014, 07:33:41 pm »

Hebert also thinks the tea leaves look good for an early election.
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« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2014, 11:56:00 pm »

Reminder of what happened last time a Canadian PM visited Israel. Laughingstock is an understatement.
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« Reply #108 on: January 24, 2014, 01:46:41 pm »

Country singer George Canyon will run for the CPC nomination in Bow River
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« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2014, 06:09:46 pm »

Jean Crowder is retiring next year, as are Cotler and St. Denis. I've always thought (and heard rumblings) that Cotler wouldn't run again. St. Denis obviously wasn't running given the switch and health. I assume the Grits would like to line up a name candidate in one of their crown jewels, no idea who that might be.
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« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2014, 07:15:19 pm »

Jean Crowder is retiring next year, as are Cotler and St. Denis. I've always thought (and heard rumblings) that Cotler wouldn't run again. St. Denis obviously wasn't running given the switch and health. I assume the Grits would like to line up a name candidate in one of their crown jewels, no idea who that might be.

They ought to get someone good now that they are legitimate contenders in power again. Safe seat for life is an attractive prospect.
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« Reply #111 on: January 25, 2014, 01:36:48 pm »

Don't know if this was covered, but Manitoba Torries continue to trump the NDP
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« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2014, 09:08:47 pm »

Woot, they're back tomorrow. Budget, contract negotiations and Ukraine. I guess the EC bill at some point this sitting too. Wonder how many Serious People beaks get tweaked or worse till June. More the merrier, right? Tongue
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« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2014, 02:57:33 pm »

Budget 2 weeks from tomorrow.
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« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2014, 06:58:17 pm »

CROP from last week: PLC up 40/28/17. No regional breakdown so no idea what that translates to... my guess is Grits need a bit more for a Quebec seat majority. Yet Mulcair's still by far the most popular federal politician at 60% approval. While even sovereigntists are divided on BQ viability, there's still a core remaining.

Liberal incumbents will be renominated in a few weeks, purposefully frontloaded as part of a 3-stage nomination cycle. Again, open in name only.
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« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2014, 07:48:52 pm »

Speaking of Mulcair is that Quebec NDP thing still in the works?
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« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2014, 08:12:52 pm »

We're doing a poll as well, results should be out tomorrow, I'd say.
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« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2014, 10:02:27 am »

VIA's QC-Maritime service could be cancelled soon.
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« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2014, 11:16:01 am »

Considering that the freight service is being abandoned on that stretch of track, it doesn't really make much sense to keep low speed passenger rail on it.
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« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2014, 11:35:20 am »

True. If any service cuts make headlines next year it'll be Canada Post.

No shortage of potential social issues this year but as usual no one will touch them unless the courts mandate it.
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« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2014, 12:21:08 pm »

Charbonneau interim report gets released today. Won't discuss any charter stuff except to briefly mention that Bouchard warned about public opinion once someone gets fired and that the PLQ might as well endorse the whole thing.
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« Reply #121 on: January 29, 2014, 09:20:21 am »

This is beyond absurd: Trudeau said all Liberal senators will sit as Indies and if elected, he'll make "non-partisan" appointments.
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« Reply #122 on: January 29, 2014, 09:55:20 am »

Not only absurd, but a stone faced lie.
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« Reply #123 on: January 29, 2014, 10:08:38 am »

Poilievre correctly calls it a smokescreen, says senators will still be "unelected" and even more unaccountable. How will they organize themselves? I hope Poilievre makes great hay with this, as usual, in QP this afternoon.
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« Reply #124 on: January 29, 2014, 10:36:38 am »

Sadly the idiots in this country will probably eat it up as some great visionary policy/above-the-parties move/'working across the aisles' or whatever idiotic term(s) they hatch for this bullsh**t.

Biebertrudeau continues to be crap.
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