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« on: January 01, 2014, 12:20:34 am »

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to the new thread! I found this year's Bye-Bye about as amusing as last year's, which is to say 6/10. Room for improvement.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 12:32:56 am »

Looking forward to it. What's coming up this year? New Brunswick votes in the fall and possibly Quebec/Ontario. Anything else?
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 12:41:06 am »

Toronto votes in October. New boundaries take effect May 1. Grits will be picking their candidates this year. If the federal election's next spring - Harper has said as much due to the provincial votes scheduled next fall - then this summer kicks off the pre-writ period. Insofar as it still exists in the Permanent Campaign. Tongue  This will also be the last deficit budget, hopefully.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 01:45:48 am »

It's my resolution to learn more about Canadian politics in 2014 then I did in 2013.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 02:13:55 am »

Does anyone get the feeling that Justin Trudeau could be Canada's Barack Obama? I'm getting a    Bush vibe from Stephen Harper as well.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 02:28:40 am »

Does anyone get the feeling that Justin Trudeau could be Canada's Barack Obama? I'm getting a    Bush vibe from Stephen Harper as well.

No.

(One of the important secrets of Canadian politics is that the Conservatives were the first to embrace the Obama campaign's big-data tactics - though they had to cancel their newest voter database project.)
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 09:24:34 am »

Does anyone get the feeling that Justin Trudeau could be Canada's Barack Obama? I'm getting a    Bush vibe from Stephen Harper as well.

No.

(One of the important secrets of Canadian politics is that the Conservatives were the first to embrace the Obama campaign's big-data tactics - though they had to cancel their newest voter database project.)

Yeah. if Harper is like a Bush, he'd be Bush I. Dull and competent.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 09:47:28 am »

14 PMBs to watch.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 10:02:56 am »

I get a Justin Bieber vibe from Justin Trudeau.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 10:09:19 am »

EKOS year-end poll is out. Greatest Canadian of 2013 is Hatfield by a wide margin, Ford Biggest Villain, Trudeau Preferred Drinking Companion, most Canadians expect either the Tories or Grits to win next year.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 11:29:06 am »

Toronto votes in October. 

Ahem. All of Ontario's municipalities vote in October. >(

EKOS year-end poll is out. Greatest Canadian of 2013 is Hatfield by a wide margin, Ford Biggest Villain, Trudeau Preferred Drinking Companion, most Canadians expect either the Tories or Grits to win next year.

Again, no one has an ipolitics account! Here is the EKOS link: http://www.ekospolitics.com/index.php/2013/12/looking-backward-and-looking-forward-part-1/
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 11:31:14 am »

FTR, I mentioned they should include Justin Bieber in that poll. They were having none of that.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 03:10:19 pm »

Jim Coutts has died after a long battle with cancer. RIP.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 03:15:47 pm »

FTR, I mentioned they should include Justin Bieber in that poll. They were having none of that.

No Bieber but Carly Rae Jepson was included in the choice for greatest canadian. (she received 0.5%)
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2014, 06:02:19 pm »

Isn't Trudeau only Liberal leader because his father was? (In terms of the whole 'sentiment' thing).
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2014, 06:32:50 pm »

Isn't Trudeau only Liberal leader because his father was? (In terms of the whole 'sentiment' thing).

Yes. If his last name wasn't Trudeau I doubt he would've even won the nomination in his own riding.
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2014, 07:03:43 pm »

Isn't Trudeau only Liberal leader because his father was? (In terms of the whole 'sentiment' thing).

Yes. If his last name wasn't Trudeau I doubt he would've even won the nomination in his own riding.

For me, in terms of the whole "in it for himself/famous last name" thing, he's less deserving of his position than Iggy.
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2014, 07:14:49 pm »

There's a long dynastic tradition in federal politics and certain provinces (BC, Ontario, Quebec in particular) too, but that's faded over the years. Federally, this is the first time a party leader's son led that party. In the '70s David and Stephen Lewis led the federal and Ontario NDP concurrently for a few years. Mulcair's descended from legendary PLQ premier Honoré Mercier, BTW.
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2014, 07:55:49 pm »

I get a Justin Bieber vibe from Justin Trudeau.

Is Trudeau Chapiteau as bad as Beiber Fever or are the two clowns not really comparable?
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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2014, 08:04:52 pm »

9 questions on Ontarian politics.

TF: Since you asked.
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« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 09:35:06 am »

Ford has filed for reelection "Ford More Years." Chow and Tory won't declare for another month or 2, if they do.
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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 02:06:43 pm »

So there are more people who feel that Rob Ford (or basically any politician) is a greater Canadian than Carly Rae Jepsen? Please end the world.

(and apparently the idiots spelled her name wrong. Please prepare the drones)
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 03:43:41 pm »

So there are more people who feel that Rob Ford (or basically any politician) is a greater Canadian than Carly Rae Jepsen? Please end the world.

(and apparently the idiots spelled her name wrong. Please prepare the drones)

I'll let the guy who made the mistake know that you personally think he's an idiot Roll Eyes

Luckily, it was spelled correctly on the survey itself.
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2014, 07:27:34 pm »

Solid Paul Adams piece on class.
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 10:06:02 am »

Grits narrowly won Q4, $2.2 to $1.7 million. Anyone know the Dipper numbers?
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