Canadian Politics Thread!

  • Myles_

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    Dec 07, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
    Lets talk Canadian politics!
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    Dec 07, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    lol.. typical response.. noone really cares much.. at least not the younger generation..
  • Myles_

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    Dec 07, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    Sadness.

    yourname2000, are you voting on the election? who if you are?
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    Dec 07, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    How's the Parti Quebecois leadership working out so far?

    I know the students were happy because the PQ is maintaining low tuitions but otherwise I haven't heard how the business community is reacting.

    Dieu Les bénit. J'aime le Québec.
  • PIccadilly

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    Dec 07, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    Canadian politics is boring compared to American politics. But I'm up for a smart discussion.

    I for one can't wait for 2015.
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    Dec 07, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    Piccadilly saidCanadian politics is boring compared to American politics. But I'm up for a smart discussion.

    I for one can't wait for 2015.


    Us as well...Luke-I-Am-Your-Father will hopefully not get in again. icon_lol.gif


  • Myles_

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    Dec 07, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Myles_ saidSadness.

    yourname2000, are you voting on the election? who if you are?

    In 2015? Not sure.


    No BC election!
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    BC NDP has a great candidate running in Vancouver - False Creek. graduate degree in economics; experience as a diplomat, a heralded media entrepreneur. There is considerable momentum in BC for the NDP.

    In PEI, the NDP sits at 22%; our new leader at 15%. The PCs remain far behind the governing provincial Liberals and their leader has just resigned.
    In Nova Scotia, the NDP government is doing fairly well.

    PEI next goes to the polls provincially in 2016 (to avoid a near simultaneous federal election in 2015). The NDP_PEI is experiencing growth and momentum internally and with public confidence. The Party will field a full slate of candidates in the next election.

    Federally, PEI is on the roadmap to government; we have four federal ridings; one is held by a conservative cabinet minister; the other three are held by the last place federal Liberal Party. The next federal election will offer PEIslanders a choice between the sitting Opposition on the Left or the Conservatives on the right. The Liberals will be at best far backbenchers if they are elected as Liberals in a Conservative or NDP Parliament.


    The importance being placed on PEI is evident in the Opposition leader having already visited twice and is coming again in April; there is a steady progression of visiting sitting NDP MPs - from various critic portfolios.

    The Liberal MPs are working very hard in their constituencies to keep up their vote; Justin Trudeau was quick to visit, Bob Rae made an apearance as interim Liberal leader.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 10, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Canadian politics is none of my damned business even though I live near the international border with Canada.
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    Dec 11, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    What type of system does Canada even have? LOL

    In America we discuss European government systems and even some Latin American countries.

    We never discuss Canada on anything.
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidcrickets.gif?w=450
    Exactly the reason why certain Canadians repost and rant about American politics/news. icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidWhat type of system does Canada even have? LOL

    In America we discuss European government systems and even some Latin American countries.

    We never discuss Canada on anything.


    Parliamentary, same as the UK and Oz

    I heard there was a lotta discussion going on down Texas way about the Keystone Pipeline from Canada.

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    Dec 11, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    beneful1 said
    msuNtx saidWhat type of system does Canada even have? LOL

    In America we discuss European government systems and even some Latin American countries.

    We never discuss Canada on anything.


    Parliamentary, same as the UK and Oz

    I heard there was a lotta discussion going on down Texas way about the Keystone Pipeline from Canada.



    Maybe among the oil men. Not the education systems