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Canadian Election
« on: October 19, 2015, 02:41:27 pm »
Hey guys! Just wanted to point out that the Canadian election is happening today. For the USians on the board, it affects our poliitcs more than we generally think, and obviously it affects those in Canada. Results will be posted around 7:00 pm AST so stay tuned and get a hot drink!
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 03:02:31 pm »
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Hey guys! Just wanted to point out that the Canadian election is happening today. For the USians on the board, it affects our poliitcs more than we generally think, and obviously it affects those in Canada. Results will be posted around 7:00 pm AST so stay tuned and get a hot drink!

 
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 03:47:06 pm »
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Rooting for anyone but Harper!

What would this be? His fourth term? You'd think people would be tired of him by now.
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 07:14:40 pm »
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What would this be? His fourth term? You'd think people would be tired of him by now.

 
We don't have term limits and PMs can be PMs multiple times. Our longest serving PM was PM for 21 years. Harper is only our 6th longest-serving PM at this point, having been in since 2006. (This would be the end of his 3rd "term".)

Also, Harper commits election fraud like it's going out of style, and we have 3 progressive parties amongst which to split the vote*, and the way the Canadian electoral system works is we don't elect the PM directly, we vote for parties who choose a leader -- so being sick of him doesn't necessarily mean we'd be able to oust him. In the 2011 federal election the Conservative party won with 39% of the popular vote -- with a voter turnout of only about 61%.

*I really hate when discussions about our politics degrade into people screaming at me that I'm a vote-splitter, because it is not always the case. Vote splitting does happen, but that doesn't mean that anyone who votes for a certain party is a splitter 100% of the time. It's WAY MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT just like most of our politics. And also involves the behaviour of the parties, not just the voters. (Kinda pissed at all 3 of them right now to be honest.)
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 07:56:26 pm »
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What would this be? His fourth term? You'd think people would be tired of him by now.


Yep. and Yep.

I too am on the NotHarper bandwagon. Between the Niqab thing and the over-the-top attack ads  the Conservatives have really jumped the shark.

Personally I'm hoping for the Liberals. Trudeau gives a much better impression than NDP-guy IMO.

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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 12:29:14 am »
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Yep. and Yep.

I too am on the NotHarper bandwagon. Between the Niqab thing and the over-the-top attack ads  the Conservatives have really jumped the shark.

Personally I'm hoping for the Liberals. Trudeau gives a much better impression than NDP-guy IMO.

 
I'm not cognizant of Canadian politics, but I have to say I was really impressed when I heard on NPR's Morning Edition that your campaign season was only eleven weeks long. Considering the two-year mania we US-ians suffer through, eleven weeks sounds like nirvana to me.
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 10:20:33 am »
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Personally I'm hoping for the Liberals. Trudeau gives a much better impression than NDP-guy IMO.


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Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party Prevail With Stunning Rout in Canada

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

Congrats, Canada! It doesn't hurt that Trudeau isn't hard on the eyes, either.
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 10:33:53 am »
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Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party Prevail With Stunning Rout in Canada

This non-Canadian is glad to see Harper out.
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 10:35:00 am »
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This non-Canadian is glad to see Harper out.

 
Same here.
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 06:53:50 pm »
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I'm not cognizant of Canadian politics, but I have to say I was really impressed when I heard on NPR's Morning Edition that your campaign season was only eleven weeks long. Considering the two-year mania we US-ians suffer through, eleven weeks sounds like nirvana to me.


Actually, the current campaign is the longest in Canadian history at 78 days.

This is partly because unlike in the US where everyone knows far in advance when election day is, in Canada the current government can call an election anytime up to the end of their term.

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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2015, 06:56:00 pm »
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Your wish is granted!

Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party Prevail With Stunning Rout in Canada

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

Congrats, Canada! It doesn't hurt that Trudeau isn't hard on the eyes, either.

 
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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2015, 07:29:11 pm »
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Your wish is granted!

Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party Prevail With Stunning Rout in Canada

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

Congrats, Canada! It doesn't hurt that Trudeau isn't hard on the eyes, either.

 
Glad Harper is gone, but personally would have preferred NDP. Too bad being an NDP voter is like being a Canucks fan -- "Go go go -- no, what are you doing? Pass it. Pass it. PASS IT. DID YOU JUST START PLAYING YESTERDAY? WHAT? Oh gods, no, stop it, you are fucking up everything annnnnnd they lost. Goddammit." Mulcair really dropped the ball.

I'm cautiously optimistic about Trudeau. Not letting myself get too hopeful yet. I have been burned before.

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Re: Canadian Election
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2015, 07:37:08 pm »
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Your wish is granted!

Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party Prevail With Stunning Rout in Canada

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

Congrats, Canada! It doesn't hurt that Trudeau isn't hard on the eyes, either.


I never really expected Harper to make it out with his premiership intact; but I'm quietly disappointed. He was a good monarchist, never went turncoat like Abbott.

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