CANADA - Liberals Win Canadian Election, Ousting Harper, Justin Trudeau's Liberal party wins

  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2015 4:51 AM GMT
    Liberals Win Canadian Election, Ousting Harper, According To Projections

    The projected win ends the Conservatives' nine-year run in power.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harper-at-risk-as-progressive-parties-surge-in-canada-election_5624f4bde4b0bce34701442b


    http://www.cbc.ca/includes/federalelection/dashboard/index.html
  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2015 4:53 AM GMT
    Canada votes first new leader in 10 years as Justin Trudeau's Liberal party wins

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/world/canadian-election/index.html


    Justin Trudeau, Canada's Liberal Party end Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rule

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/10/19/canadas-parliamentary-election-could-end-10-years-conservative-rule/74215956/


    In Canada, a Surprise Victory for Justin Trudeau

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/world/americas/canada-election-stephen-harper-justin-trudeau.html
  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2015 4:58 AM GMT
    Stephen Harper steps down as Tory leader

    Stephen Harper is poised to step down as Conservative party leader, but will stay on as an MP for Calgary Heritage.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election/2015/10/20/harper-steps-down-as-tory-leader.html
  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2015 5:24 AM GMT
    I have some friends from Canada that are so happy with the results and others that are just happy that Harper is gone! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 20, 2015 9:06 AM GMT
    Trudeau will be fine and if you get a chance to listen to his wife Sophie, you'll be impressed.
  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2015 3:44 PM GMT
    ‘Trudeaumania’ heir becomes Canada’s next prime minister

    "More than 40 years ago, no less than the most powerful man on the planet predicted the younger Trudeau’s destiny.

    “Tonight we’ll dispense with the formalities. I’d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to Justin Pierre Trudeau,” Richard Nixon said during a state dinner in Ottawa hosted by Pierre Trudeau in 1972.

    Justin Trudeau was four months old that day, the first born of a dashing prime minister who drew comparisons to John F. Kennedy after rising to power in 1968 on a wave of support dubbed “Trudeaumania.” The architect of Canada‘s version of the Bill of Rights, Pierre Trudeau remains to this day one of the few Canadian politicians widely known to Americans.

    Harper fought hard to reverse the image of a Liberal Canada, cutting corporate and sales taxes and removing Canada from a climate change agreement. The younger Trudeau wants to put Canada back on the course his father set, pledging to hike taxes on the rich and run deficits for three years to boost government spending and shore up a shaky economy."


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/10/trudeaumania-heir-becomes-canadas-next-prime-minister/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 20, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Canada's national elections are none of my damn business.
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    Oct 20, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    Good luck up there! icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 20, 2015 4:48 PM GMT
    He's hot too!
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    Oct 20, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    It's not as if gay rights suffered at all under Harper and the Conservatives; indeed, like Canada's economy, they advanced even further than they did under Obama and the Demos, and gay marriage was firmly established when Harper took power in 2005; he saw no reason to "reopen this question in the future" in December '06. Now, let's see how the economy and the rest of Canada's issues fare under Trudeau. I wish them all well, and will be back in BC next Summer.
  • sjc_wpg

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    Oct 20, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
    so happy Harper's reign of tyranny is over. Our rights are safe as long as the Con-men are out of power
  • metta

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    Oct 20, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    Canada Voter Turnout In This Election Was The Highest In 2 Decades


    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/20/canada-voter-turnout_n_8335662.html
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    Oct 20, 2015 8:45 PM GMT
    sjc_wpg saidso happy Harper's reign of tyranny is over. Our rights are safe as long as the Con-men are out of power


    Please elaborate. You do realize that it was Harper himself who put the kabosh on any challenges to Canada's acceptance of gay marriage, per my post above. Just how was Harper a tyrant? What rights were ever in jeopardy during his tenure? Don't trash Trudeau's win with misrepresentations about what did or didn't happen under Harper.
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    Oct 20, 2015 8:52 PM GMT
    metta saidCanada Voter Turnout In This Election Was The Highest In 2 Decades


    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/20/canada-voter-turnout_n_8335662.html


    Indeed it was, providing further proof that requiring voter ID, as Canada does for its citizens, is no impediment to voting. Read the full article; it's worth it:

    http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=poli/rep1&document=index〈=e
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    Oct 20, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHe's hot too!


    He is. I don't think that did him any harm, even if the Conservatives did try to portray his looks as a liability. As attack ads go, it was a rather desperate ploy.



  • Apparition

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    Oct 20, 2015 11:28 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    sjc_wpg saidso happy Harper's reign of tyranny is over. Our rights are safe as long as the Con-men are out of power


    Please elaborate. You do realize that it was Harper himself who put the kabosh on any challenges to Canada's acceptance of gay marriage, per my post above. Just how was Harper a tyrant? What rights were ever in jeopardy during his tenure? Don't trash Trudeau's win with misrepresentations about what did or didn't happen under Harper.


    harper, on a christmas morning, removed the right of msm from donating their organs for transplant. as well as bill c51, oh ya, and tpp. trying to sign a trade bill you cant back out of for a minimum of 30 years, that has secret tribunals between china and the government, which you cannot even PUBLISH the fact that they happened or the results is pretty tyranty
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    Oct 20, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    Canada's economy has problems due to the declining price of oil. The only thing green about this new liberal is the dollars he's expecting by supporting the Keystone Pipeline.
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    Oct 21, 2015 12:33 AM GMT
    How liberal is their agenda?

    Somewhat of a trick question.
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    Oct 21, 2015 1:38 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    MGINSD said
    sjc_wpg saidso happy Harper's reign of tyranny is over. Our rights are safe as long as the Con-men are out of power


    Please elaborate. You do realize that it was Harper himself who put the kabosh on any challenges to Canada's acceptance of gay marriage, per my post above. Just how was Harper a tyrant? What rights were ever in jeopardy during his tenure? Don't trash Trudeau's win with misrepresentations about what did or didn't happen under Harper.


    harper, on a christmas morning, removed the right of msm from donating their organs for transplant. as well as bill c51, oh ya, and tpp. trying to sign a trade bill you cant back out of for a minimum of 30 years, that has secret tribunals between china and the government, which you cannot even PUBLISH the fact that they happened or the results is pretty tyranty


    Governments like Harper's come into power when citizens disengage from politics too long.
    Looks like Canadians are now paying attention. That alone will help a Liberal administration stay more honest.
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    Oct 21, 2015 2:11 PM GMT
    Happy to hear
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    Oct 21, 2015 2:22 PM GMT
    aevans saidHappy to hear

    I'm delighted. Harper was an enemy of the environment, and a friend only to corporate interests. Just like his con-men counterparts in the US. The Canadian economy faltered during his tenure, and not because of oil prices.

    Canadian oil shale was actually a plus. And since when is paying less for gas at the pumps bad for the economy? Only if your focus is solely corporate oil profits, and not the public having money to spend elsewhere, or maybe put into savings.
  • toastvenom

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    Oct 21, 2015 6:27 PM GMT
    still a sad testament to the inertia of the Canadian population. harper was in power for how long? a decade, more? who were the idiots voting for George w bush jr. jr in the first place? a pile of dog shit would have won the election this time around cuz harper just went to far cutting health care and showing favoritism to the corporate elite. either way NDP would have been the eay to go. c mon Canada, its more than a two party system, start paying attention and weighing your other options.
  • metta

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    Oct 21, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    Trudeau to Obama: Canada to pull out of bombing campaign against ISIS

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/21/middleeast/syria-iraq-isis-fight/index.html
  • sjc_wpg

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    Oct 21, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    robbaker saidSo it seems the only thing liberals care about is the looks of their politicians or so this article would suggest. It makes sense. When you don't have to work any more because liberal governments will take care of you from cradle to grave, the only thing left to decide is how good looking is our guy/gal. Tell me how does that work when the system fails because the majority are on the dole and those who aren't smart enough to see the light can no long provide enough to maintain the freebies? Liberals continue to misunderstand human nature. Only in their Utopian dream do things work like they want.


    robbaker has never seen Jean Chretien
  • sjc_wpg

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    Oct 21, 2015 9:20 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    sjc_wpg saidso happy Harper's reign of tyranny is over. Our rights are safe as long as the Con-men are out of power


    Please elaborate. You do realize that it was Harper himself who put the kabosh on any challenges to Canada's acceptance of gay marriage, per my post above. Just how was Harper a tyrant? What rights were ever in jeopardy during his tenure? Don't trash Trudeau's win with misrepresentations about what did or didn't happen under Harper.


    he was appointing judges that he could later put on the supreme court of Canada to get rid of things his base despise like gay marriage and abortion.