What's happening in Canada?

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    Jan 22, 2009 11:54 PM GMT
    Has Sister G-G lifted the ban on parliament or are they still in lock-down while Harper the First tries to get his act together?
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    Jan 23, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    The lockout is still going strong. Little Harper is hiding out and can only be seen in public at minor league hockey games. After the cash talks in about a week, we will see if the 3 stooges decide to kick him to the curb and take power.

    Here's hoping. Nothing like a good coup d'état to start the year off right.
  • OMGitsRoy

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    Jan 23, 2009 1:34 AM GMT

    Agreed CDN_KIWI !!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Vive La Revolution !!! icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 23, 2009 1:46 AM GMT
    The three stooges' get going in a couple of weeks. Politics here in Canada are a joke. Stephan Harper, Michael Ignat.....? and Jack Layton are the best we could come up with. I think we should set up a Royal commission to fine out why we can't have a leader that leads not runs and hides, LOL.
  • dantoujours

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    Jan 23, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Parliament is prorogued until January 26th. Then it will resume, the Government will present its budget and vote on it. The 3 opposition parties will have to support it else Government will fall.

    The 3 opposition parties formed a coalition in December with the intent to replace Government, but whether that remains in place is questionable and whether they will attempt to replace the Government is in doubt.

    But they have the power to bring down the Government, replace the Conservatives, or the country could hold another election.
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    Jan 23, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    Oh good ...the 26th isnt far away
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    Jan 23, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    Election! Election! Election!
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 23, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    Has there been anything happening in US politics lately?

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    Jan 23, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach said, "Has there been anything happening in US politics lately?"icon_lol.gif

    ....you crack me and Bill up! Painlessly, honest!

    Maybe we should all vote for Michelle Jean! Wouldn't THAT show all 'the boys' in parliament wacking each other with wet towels (aka our tax dollars)


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    Jan 23, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidHas there been anything happening in US politics lately?

    Your response seems a bit churlish. If we pay no attention to Canada, then you whine about being ignored and knowing nothing about you. But then if we ask what is the latest, we get a stupid retort. There is no pleasing some people.

    But to answer you; Nothing that is gonna be overturned in 3 months. Our elections stick.



  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 23, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    Michelle Jean, She's Hawt!!!!!
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    Jan 23, 2009 3:02 AM GMT




    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaëlle_Jean


    .....sorry guys - it won't link for some reason!
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    Jan 23, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    When is this political gridlock going to end? Canadian Federalism is clearly badly designed, but we can't rework it without opening "la question nationale" as we call it here. That's the real issue we need to be discussing. I would like to start a petition calling for a Royal Comission of Enquiry concerning federal governance.
  • Freddo

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    Jan 23, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidHas there been anything happening in US politics lately?



    I don't think so... have you heard anything?

    /s
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    Jan 23, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    4outof6 saidWhen is this political gridlock going to end? Canadian Federalism is clearly badly designed, but we can't rework it without opening "la question nationale" as we call it here. That's the real issue we need to be discussing. I would like to start a petition calling for a Royal Comission of Enquiry concerning federal governance.

    And for god's sake, dont sneeze. It will blow the whole confederacy to bits. The only thing that unites Canada is that it isnt America.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 23, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    There's been nothing in the papers about Canadian federal politics here.
    It's all the Olympic Village cost over runs, and the Pattullo Bridge.

    What's up in your area?
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    Jan 23, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Want to make a gentlemanly wager over which province bolts first? I know Quebec would seem to be the favorite. But I think it could very be NFL....taking its oil and saying tootle-loo. Thanks for the subsidies! KTHXBAI
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    Caslon8000 said
    And for god's sake, dont sneeze. It will blow the whole confederacy to bits. The only thing that unites Canada is that it isnt America.


    I can't tell if you're trying to goad us or not lol. That statement is so reductionist I'll assume it's a tease.

    RE: your second message - I think we're living in a house of cards - you pull one out and the whole thing is going to come down together. QC, NFL, AB... (almost) every province seems to have an axe to grind. I don't think it would be bad if we ended up separate countries, maybe unified like the EU?
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    God.. i've been so wrapped up in CNN and Obama I had forgotten about all this..

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    4outof6 said
    Caslon8000 said
    And for god's sake, dont sneeze. It will blow the whole confederacy to bits. The only thing that unites Canada is that it isnt America.


    I can't tell if you're trying to goad us or not lol. That statement is so reductionist I'll assume it's a tease.

    The only thing that united you was trying to build a railroad....and now you only hang together out of habit.
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    Jan 24, 2009 3:29 AM GMT



    Caslon, our observation is that RJ , like Canada, is full of disparate personalities (provinces), but could anyone say we all stay together here out of habit?
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    Jan 24, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    Sean_85 saidGod.. i've been so wrapped up in CNN and Obama I had forgotten about all this..



    ay, sad but true... all i know is that we're about to dive into a budget deficit again, after proudly showing our face at the last G7 summit as the only member with a balanced budget... well, thing of the past. $60b+ in deficit now, thanks to the tories...
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    meninlove said


    Caslon, our observation is that RJ , like Canada, is full of disparate personalities (provinces), but could anyone say we all stay together here out of habit?

    Oh I am just teasing you all with your own penchant to deride yourselves for a lack of distinctive culture, a confederacy that appears wobbly at times and constantly on the verge of redefining itself, and with my own impression that it took you all an ungodly long time and lot of trouble to build your transcontinental railroad.
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:20 AM GMT


    We're easy to tease! Hah, we DO move along about as fast as maple syrup in January.....
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 24, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    I thought we were united by our hatred of Ottawa.