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« 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 #1 on: January 04, 2014, 10:35:38 am »
« Edited: January 04, 2014, 11:47:45 am by You kip if you want to... »

Unsurprisingly, Trudeau wins the beer test.

I feel like he'd spend the whole time talking about himself. Eugh.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 12:03:35 pm »

The idea of a 'non-partisan' or 'independent' upper house is almost always retarded to begin with.

The cross bench doesn't make the UK upper house any more democratic.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 07:55:59 am »

Finally a real Ontario poll, from Nanos: Liberals lead 36/28/27. The Tories are at their lowest point since they were last in government. Though Greens are polling at 8, which probably wouldn't hold up in an election. Still, this is all MOE movement since last Nanos in November was 36/31/26.



Wierd. I expected PC to win the next election, but this is looking terrible for them. I suppose than Hudak will never be Ontario Premier, then. Ontarians don't seem to like him.

A bit've an Iggy situation? A Premier who no one really likes that much except the diehards, an opposition leader who people hate even more and a pretty popular NDP leader
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 11:47:28 am »

Yeah, they're not exactly the flavour of the month, but this doesn't yet strike me as the 'dead-government-walking' that it probably should be at this point.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 09:47:23 am »

BQ on the verge of 4th in Quebec. Hilarious.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 10:09:25 pm »

This is Canada. How can anyone take any of these things as a given?
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 08:16:25 am »

Quick question, but why do Canadian party leaders risk running in marginal seats when leaders in other Westminster systems generally come from ultra safe seats?

I'm thinking of the likes of Marois, Clark, Iggy and even Couillard running in a PQ seat.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 10:35:54 am »

Can this guy even win the Bloc 1 MP?
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014, 11:56:57 am »

Same. The lunatics are now running the asylum. Imagine him on the stage with Mulcair and Trudeau next year...

Would the BQ even be invited to the debates next year?
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2014, 04:48:50 pm »

Same. The lunatics are now running the asylum. Imagine him on the stage with Mulcair and Trudeau next year...

Would the BQ even be invited to the debates next year?

Yes. Reform was allowed in the '93 debates with only 1 MP (who won a by-election a couple years before). The Greens were invited in 2011 despite having no MP's at the time.

The Greens weren't there in 2011, though they were there in 2008 when they had Liberal turncout Blair Wilson. Presumably they'll be invited back this time

Just discovered that you have a riding called "West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country". Sounds like somewhere from a fairytale.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 03:24:20 pm »

Sort've a side point, but is there any hope of the NDP at least holding onto opposition next year?
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2014, 02:04:57 pm »

Leger out: 34/34/17/12 but 39/25/22/12 among Francophones. Provincially 40/27/20/9, 32/29/24 among Francophones.



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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2014, 06:38:56 pm »

Did Anglos flock to the ADQ after 2007? No
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2014, 07:02:57 pm »

Trudeau makes Harper look down to Earth.
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2014, 07:24:04 pm »

If the NDP win in Sask, will they change the name of the state in case it looks bias to the Sask Party?
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2014, 07:37:01 pm »

If the NDP win in Sask, will they change the name of the state in case it looks bias to the Sask Party?

Sask Party leader has approvals in the 60-70, so, NDP winning won't happen.

That's not what I meant...
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 12:43:21 pm »

Redford finally quits the Leg.

Could the Wildrose make a breakthrough here?
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2014, 01:25:04 pm »
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Not exactly the healthiest thing for a province with an already unhealthy attachment to one party.

If I were a PC, I wouldn't trust their kind as far as I could throw them. Danielle Smith, the Nick Clegg of the Canadian right?

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/recent-quotes-from-alberta-s-danielle-smith-1.1686899
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2014, 07:31:45 am »

Ipsos also has Mulcair with a slightly higher (57/55) approval than Trudeau but more voters believe Trudeau's ready to be PM than Mulcair.

Why do you think that is? Mulcair has a lot more experience incl. being part of a provincial government. The natural distribution would seem to be that people loved handsome, charismatic youngish Trudeau, but still recognized that he was a bit of a light weight and that old greyfaced Mulcair was after all a more quaified leader

Because when you've already had one Prime Minister Trudeau, another doesn't seem like much of a stretch.
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2015, 04:41:49 pm »

Always-classy PQ says Couillard is "impregnated with Saudi values."


"Left-wing" nationalism
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2015, 10:47:54 am »

Hatman, RogueBeaver, and all other aficionados of Canadian politics, question:

Has the bloom come off the Trudeau rose?

From sources I have read, Harper is back on top in leadership questions and polls are showing the Conservatives would take more seats than the Liberals.

Your take?

Well it's not like the LPC has anyone else...
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2015, 02:13:28 pm »

Surely the death knell for the Liberals comes if the Tories choose a socially liberal leader?
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