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canuckfan
May 2nd, 2011, 06:14 PM
Here's what our Dear Leader "has accomplished":

http://compellingcomics.justsomeguy.com/CanadaVotes2011/Canada.html

You can stop this before it's too late!

http://www.gmilburn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/harper-cat.jpg

:scared::scared::scared:

Cineast
May 2nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
Can I vote against the whole damn lot of them? ;)

Barrie_Dude
May 2nd, 2011, 08:08 PM
Voted in Ward 14/Parkdale High Park for Peggy Nash. Orange is my colour and Jack is the man

Barrie_Dude
May 2nd, 2011, 08:09 PM
Here's what our Dear Leader "has accomplished":

http://compellingcomics.justsomeguy.com/CanadaVotes2011/Canada.html

You can stop this before it's too late!

http://www.gmilburn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/harper-cat.jpg

:scared::scared::scared:
:scared: Is he going to eat that kitten? :scared:

Crazy Canuck
May 2nd, 2011, 08:25 PM
He already did, then he stuffed it. He's really into taxidermy, which is not creepy at all.

Anyway, Canada, every possible result is horrible. Just so you know. The idea that getting Harper out will magically make our country a better place is amusing. It might be slightly less terrible, we'll see... but terrible is terrible.

Barrie_Dude
May 2nd, 2011, 08:38 PM
Lesser of the 3 evils

Barrie_Dude
May 2nd, 2011, 08:40 PM
This is who I voted for:
Peggy Nash, NDP

http://www.philreporter.com/images/img111152007/Peggy-Nash_L.jpg

canuckfan
May 2nd, 2011, 08:49 PM
He already did, then he stuffed it. He's really into taxidermy, which is not creepy at all.

Anyway, Canada, every possible result is horrible. Just so you know. The idea that getting Harper out will magically make our country a better place is amusing. It might be slightly less terrible, we'll see... but terrible is terrible.

Yeah but politicians have to be punished for doing terrible things. Next election, we'll just punish the next batch...

cellophane
May 2nd, 2011, 08:49 PM
No thanks. Liberals are going to win my riding anyways. :shrug:

*JR*
May 2nd, 2011, 10:07 PM
http://compellingcomics.justsomeguy.com/CanadaVotes2011/Canada_files/5in5b.jpg

Rona Ambrose is hot, but she's an Ayn Rand worshiping "Objectivist" bitch. :spit:

I'd still bang her, though. :drool:

Ryan
May 2nd, 2011, 10:14 PM
NDP is awful, they would destroy our country. I hate Harper, but I don't care if he's back in power; better than the other options. That being said, I'm voting Liberal because the guy in our Riding is pretty awesome.

hablo
May 3rd, 2011, 12:15 AM
No thanks. Liberals are going to win my riding anyways. :shrug:

I wish it was the case in my riding. :hysteric:


NDP is awful, they would destroy our country. I hate Harper, but I don't care if he's back in power; better than the other options. That being said, I'm voting Liberal because the guy in our Riding is pretty awesome.

I voted Liberal too but I live on Cons land; if I lived in a city such as Oshawa, I would have voted NDP though for strategic reasons... :o

Ryan
May 3rd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Newfs go Liberal as always, and unfortunately a sea of BluOrange for the rest of the night. :sobbing:

*JR*
May 3rd, 2011, 01:03 AM
Canadian PM's have a tendency to let an old rival in their party take the beating for them when their time is clearly up. Pierre Trudeau did in the 80's with John Turner serving a year and then getting squashed by Brian Mulroney. Who in turn did with Kim Campbell succeeding him for maybe 9 months and getting crunched by Jean Chretien in the 90's. Who continued the tradition by letting Paul Martin serve a couple of years B4 losing to Stephen Harper in the 00's. Who I guess has a sacrificial lamb in mind for when the Libs are due to win later this decade. :shrug:

Ryan
May 3rd, 2011, 01:04 AM
Gross, my strong Liberal riding is turning Orange tonight. I might move.

hablo
May 3rd, 2011, 01:44 AM
Gross, my strong Liberal riding is turning Orange tonight. I might move.

:lol:

Randy H
May 3rd, 2011, 02:25 AM
Gross, my strong Liberal riding is turning Orange tonight. I might move.

Just drink the Orange Crush with the rest of us Ryan, you'll feel better ;)

canuckfan
May 3rd, 2011, 02:58 AM
Holy shit this is disastrous so far...

Ryan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:01 AM
Worse showing than DION? Really, Ignatieff? I cannot wait for the Liberals to have Justin Trudeau as their leader in 10 years. :cool: We need a younger, French-Canadian Liberal to win back this country.

canuckfan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:05 AM
Worse showing than DION? Really, Ignatieff? I cannot wait for the Liberals to have Justin Trudeau as their leader in 10 years. :cool: We need a younger, French-Canadian Liberal to win back this country.

Justin Trudeau is a fucking idiot. No substance at all. And everyone hates him in Quebec.

canuckfan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:12 AM
LOL at the NDP sweeping Quebec.

We'll have a conservative majority with an opposition made up of NPD no-names :weirdo:

Ryan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:28 AM
Trudeau will win the French fucks over, don't worry. :cool:



Yeah, these NDP MP's better enjoy their session in Ottawa, cuz they don't have much substance/background to keep them there for long (hopefully).

Randy H
May 3rd, 2011, 03:36 AM
Voted in Ward 14/Parkdale High Park for Peggy Nash. Orange is my colour and Jack is the man

:yeah:

I'm thrilled to see the NDP enjoying such a breakthrough result tonight. Quite frankly, the Liberals come off as smug and I'm glad the voters are giving it back to them tonight.

Time will tell with how the NDP perform as opposition, but I think it's clear that people are ready to look at an alternative and give a new party a chance to gain more experience in the House Of Commons. I think it's a huge testament to Jack Layton's leadership.

Wiggly
May 3rd, 2011, 03:38 AM
Le Bloc. OUCH.
The worse thing is that if the Torries fail to get the majority, they'll have all the decisive power with uhm, 3 people in Ottawa.

hablo
May 3rd, 2011, 03:48 AM
Le Bloc. OUCH.
The worse thing is that if the Torries fail to get the majority, they'll have all the decisive power with uhm, 3 people in Ottawa.

Why did the Bloc do so bladly? :scratch:

canuckfan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:51 AM
Why did the Bloc do so bladly? :scratch:

NDP is the new flavor of the month basically.

I don't mind the recent surge of popularity of the NPD, but it just shows that we quebecers are quite dumb politically.

A few years ago, everyone started to vote for the right-wing ADQ in the political elections. Now everyone votes for the left wing NDP. It just shows that people don't even know what they vote for. Sheeps...

canuckfan
May 3rd, 2011, 03:52 AM
Well we have it: conservative majority.

FUCK. THIS. COUNTRY

Cineast
May 3rd, 2011, 04:02 AM
Worse showing than DION? Really, Ignatieff? I cannot wait for the Liberals to have Justin Trudeau as their leader in 10 years. :cool: We need a younger, French-Canadian Liberal to win back this country.
Could you Canadians do to Celine Dion what you did to Stephane Dion, please?

And with the Liberals' disastrous showing, I don't think Justin Bieber could lead them back right now, even though by the time he's old enough to run he'd have all the youth vote. :tape:

I'm also looking forward to my daily download of the CBC's podcast tomorrow. Are they going to be irritated with the Conservative majority, or orgasmic that they got Elizabeth May elected?

hablo
May 3rd, 2011, 04:06 AM
Well we have it: conservative majority.

FUCK. THIS. COUNTRY

I second your sentiment. What a sad day................ :sad:

njnetswill
May 3rd, 2011, 05:25 AM
:hug: My Canadian neighbors.

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 3rd, 2011, 05:45 AM
:sad: @ the Conservative Majority

:D NDP

:wavey: Bloc

Qrystyna
May 3rd, 2011, 06:07 AM
Sickening.


Happy about the NDP's huge gains though, and the decimation of the Bloc.

¤CharlDa¤
May 3rd, 2011, 06:26 AM
I'm just ashamed of the results tonight, honestly. And a lot of Quebeckers are.

And while I agree that Quebeckers are sheeps and this is kinda ridiculous, and that the Bloc being gone IS a good thing: I think separatism ideas will get a hhhhhuge rise in Quebec after this.

It's funny, the separatist party loses and dies, but separatism rises. But see it happen, tonight will be, for a lot of Quebeckers, seen as a proof of how different our values are.

And I say all of that without being a convinced separatist. But this does bring me on the fence, to be honest.

¤CharlDa¤
May 3rd, 2011, 06:27 AM
And, please, no one can complain about Quebec votes this time. WE did what we had to do to get rid of Harper tonight. The rest of Canada didn't.

dementieva's fan
May 3rd, 2011, 07:44 AM
I'm disgusted at this country. The fall of the Liberal party is probably the most depressing thing to happen in the history of this country. NDP and the Tories are the opposite side of the same coin; they are utter idealoges who place ideology ahead of doing the right thing. What's great about the Liberals is that they are willing to take the best ideas from the right and the left and combine them together in a meaningful way that makes sense for the country. For example, under Chretien the same Liberal party dramatically reduced the influence of the unions at the same time as reducing the influence of the big corporations by banning huge donations to political parties this is a perfect example of awesome policy that transcendences the right left spectrum. Unfortunately policies like this don't endear the Libs to either the partisans of the right or the left. Without the Liberal party we might be headed to a US style two sided back and forth pissing contest where both the parties froth at the mouth at every idea outside their ideology.

NDP makes me sick to the stomach. Watching Mulclair talking about their ridiculous credit card policy made we wanna throw up. Does the NDP want 20 yrs of conservative goverment? because that's what's gonna happen if they don't take a serious look at some of the batshit ideas in their economic policy. Not to mention the contingent of NDP clowns that are coming from Quebec including the all time greats such as Madame Ruth Ellen (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/ndp-candidate-ruth-ellen-brosseau-wins-quebec-riding-042238054.html) .

Also NDP fans gloating disgust me! Thanks to the NDP we have a tory majority. You increased your seat count and crushed the Libs well bravo! give yourself a pat on the back for giving us a tory majority. And don't forget it was Jack Layton bringing down the Martin government in 2006 that we have Harper as a pm in the first place. I don't know how Jack Layton or the NDP supporters sleep at night. Good for you that you got 100 seats but you have given us a Harper majority. One small step ahead for the NDP, one giant leap backwards for progressivism. And BTW Quebec seats are nothing to gloat over, there is no place in the country more fickle than Quebec, a few years ago they en-masse voted for the right wing ADQ (which is more to the right then the tories), I woundn't be surprised if Quebec chews and spits the NDP out in a couple of years like they did with the ADQ.

Crazy Canuck
May 3rd, 2011, 07:45 AM
Worse showing than DION? Really, Ignatieff? I cannot wait for the Liberals to have Justin Trudeau as their leader in 10 years. :cool: We need a younger, French-Canadian Liberal to win back this country.

Dion was too French (and bumbling), and Ignatieff was too American. In other words, Canadians are idiots. Enjoy your results, voters!

Crazy Canuck
May 3rd, 2011, 07:48 AM
I don't really see why another minority government would have been a good thing. Harper now has the power to do what he will, which means people might actually want to get rid of him in a few years. Or not. Maybe he won't totally suck.

dementieva's fan
May 3rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
It's funny, the separatist party loses and dies, but separatism rises. But see it happen, tonight will be, for a lot of Quebeckers, seen as a proof of how different our values are.

And I say all of that without being a convinced separatist. But this does bring me on the fence, to be honest.

Is voting for the NDP really a representation of 'Quebec values'? Or is it just doing the fashionable and trendy thing in the province? I think it's the later. If you look at the past 5 yrs, Quebec has voted en-mass for the centrist provincial Liberals, then the far-right ADQ and now the left-wing NDP. I don't know what Quebec values are but looking at the schizophrenia in the election results from the past 5 or so years, it seems neither do the Quebercors.

Crazy Canuck
May 3rd, 2011, 07:51 AM
I'm disgusted at this country. The fall of the Liberal party is probably the most depressing thing to happen in the history of this country. NDP and the Tories are the opposite side of the same coin; they are utter idealoges who place ideology ahead of doing the right thing. What's great about the Liberals is that they are willing to take the best ideas from the right and the left and combine them together in a meaningful way that makes sense for the country. For example, under Chretien the same Liberal party dramatically reduced the influence of the unions at the same time as reducing the influence of the big corporations by banning huge donations to political parties this is a perfect example of awesome policy that transcendences the right left spectrum. Unfortunately policies like this don't endear the Libs to either the partisans of the right or the left. Without the Liberal party we might be headed to a US style two sided back and forth pissing contest where both the parties froth at the mouth and every idea outside their ideology.

NDP makes me sick to the stomach. Watching Mulclair talking about their ridiculous credit card policy made we wanna throw up. Does the NDP want 20 yrs of conservative goverment? because that's what's gonna happen if they don't take a serious look at some of the batshit ideas in their economic policy. Not to mention the contingent of NDP clowns that are coming from Quebec including the all time greats such as Madame Ruth Ellen (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/ndp-candidate-ruth-ellen-brosseau-wins-quebec-riding-042238054.html) .

Also NDP fans gloating disgust me! Thanks to the NDP we have a tory majority. You increased your seat count and crushed the Libs well bravo! give yourself a pat on the back for giving us a tory majority. And don't forget it was Jack Layton bringing down the Martin government in 2006 that we have Harper as a pm in the first place. I don't know how Jack Layton or the NDP supporters sleep at night. Good for you that you got 100 seats but you have given us a Harper majority. One small step ahead for the NDP, one giant leap backwards for progressivism. And BTW Quebec seats are nothing to gloat over, there is no place in the country more fickle than Quebec, a few years ago they en-masse voted for the right wing ADQ (which is more to the right then the tories), I woundn't be surprised if Quebec chews and spits the NDP out in a couple of years like they did with the ADQ.
So the NDP should just retire as a party, as the results of this election are totally their fault because they actually kind of tried? And absolutely none of this is on the liberals? Or Canadians as a whole, who are too anti-American to support a guy who - God forbid! - lived in the US for a while?

dementieva's fan
May 3rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Worse showing than DION? Really, Ignatieff? I cannot wait for the Liberals to have Justin Trudeau as their leader in 10 years. :cool: We need a younger, French-Canadian Liberal to win back this country.

10 years??? Considering the Liberal bloodbath, all the leadership candidates have been taken out. Bob Rae is the only one left and I doubt Libs would vote for another boring old man. The leadership is Truedeau's right now, if he wants it.

Ryan
May 3rd, 2011, 12:05 PM
Bob Rae is awful. I would love for Trudeau to take it NOW haha, I just thought he might wait. Do we have any western Liberal MPs who could take it and win us back the West? :o

new-york
May 3rd, 2011, 01:16 PM
And, please, no one can complain about Quebec votes this time. WE did what we had to do to get rid of Harper tonight. The rest of Canada didn't.

:worship:

DaMamaJama87
May 3rd, 2011, 03:47 PM
I voted! :angel:

*JR*
May 3rd, 2011, 04:32 PM
Even ex-Hab HOF goaltender Ken Dryden (a former Minister in the last Liberal government) gave up a powerplay goal :help: err, lost his seat. :o

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1974/1125_large.jpg

As did both Liberal Leader Michael "Harvard" Ignatieff and Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe. (First time this has happened to a party leader since Brian Mulroney's sacrificial lamb as Conservative PM for 4 months Kim Campbell did in the early 90s?)

Looks like Dominic LeBlanc (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/05/03/nb-dominic-leblanc-leadership-0503.html) will seek the Liberal leadership again. Anyhow, as former Conservative Leader Stockwell "Doris" Day would say: Que sera sera. :devil: (And maybe Judy Sgro can bring in some more Romanian strippers to do get-out-the-vote stuff for the Liberals) :tape:

NAT
May 3rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
For those of you who are "disgusted" with our country, I hope you enjoyed your stay, feel free to drop a line from wherever you move to. I am not a huge fan of Harper, but we live in a democracy, and 40% of Canadians felt he was the best choice. Yes, I realize that is less than half, but by the same logic, one could say 80% of Canadians were against the Liberals, and 70% against the NDP. Despite all the fear mongering, Canada has not gone to hell under the Conservatives, our economy survived the recession much better than most of the world, and no scary social value declines happened. They deserve a chance. If they are so terrible, then in 4 years if the other parties can get their shit together, they can replace them. Jack layton seems like a nice guy, bt if you honestly think Canada would be better off with the NDP running the country, you are delusional.

The Witch-king
May 3rd, 2011, 06:56 PM
*votes*

Barrie_Dude
May 3rd, 2011, 07:00 PM
Peggy Nash won in my riding but the evil Harper won his majority. We are all going to hell now

A Magicman
May 3rd, 2011, 10:11 PM
Just out of curiosity - did the commies from NDP care to elaborate on how they were planning to finance their spilling out of the horn of plenty? :lol:

Randy H
May 3rd, 2011, 11:28 PM
I'm disgusted at this country. The fall of the Liberal party is probably the most depressing thing to happen in the history of this country. NDP and the Tories are the opposite side of the same coin; they are utter idealoges who place ideology ahead of doing the right thing. What's great about the Liberals is that they are willing to take the best ideas from the right and the left and combine them together in a meaningful way that makes sense for the country. For example, under Chretien the same Liberal party dramatically reduced the influence of the unions at the same time as reducing the influence of the big corporations by banning huge donations to political parties this is a perfect example of awesome policy that transcendences the right left spectrum. Unfortunately policies like this don't endear the Libs to either the partisans of the right or the left. Without the Liberal party we might be headed to a US style two sided back and forth pissing contest where both the parties froth at the mouth at every idea outside their ideology.

NDP makes me sick to the stomach. Watching Mulclair talking about their ridiculous credit card policy made we wanna throw up. Does the NDP want 20 yrs of conservative goverment? because that's what's gonna happen if they don't take a serious look at some of the batshit ideas in their economic policy. Not to mention the contingent of NDP clowns that are coming from Quebec including the all time greats such as Madame Ruth Ellen (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/ndp-candidate-ruth-ellen-brosseau-wins-quebec-riding-042238054.html) .

Also NDP fans gloating disgust me! Thanks to the NDP we have a tory majority. You increased your seat count and crushed the Libs well bravo! give yourself a pat on the back for giving us a tory majority. And don't forget it was Jack Layton bringing down the Martin government in 2006 that we have Harper as a pm in the first place. I don't know how Jack Layton or the NDP supporters sleep at night. Good for you that you got 100 seats but you have given us a Harper majority. One small step ahead for the NDP, one giant leap backwards for progressivism. And BTW Quebec seats are nothing to gloat over, there is no place in the country more fickle than Quebec, a few years ago they en-masse voted for the right wing ADQ (which is more to the right then the tories), I woundn't be surprised if Quebec chews and spits the NDP out in a couple of years like they did with the ADQ.

Your post is exactly why so many people are so sick of the Liberal Party of Canada right now - The Liberal party and so many of its (apprently few at the moment) supporters seem to think that they are the only right choice for Canada, and any other alternative means that the rest of us must be idiots. I find it so ironic that the party who pushed in this election about the need for democracy, are so bitter and petty now that they've lost both to Conservatives and the NDP. So much for that democratic freedom, right? Only if it suits the Liberals, apparently.

As far as I am concerned, Harper either needed to get a majority, or he needed to be replaced - Majority it is, and we'll see how he performs. One thing is sure, is that any decisions going forward cannot be blamed behind dealing with a minority situation.

That said, I am very proud to have voted for the NDP, as I have in the past - Do I lose any sleep over a Conserative majority? Absolutely not. I am glad that others are seeing that the Liberals are not the only alternative, and that they chose to vote for the party that spoke to them the most, not just choosing to safely vote Liberal as a means to try and block a majority government as has happened so many times. I sleep *much* better at night knowing that I voted for the party that I want, than the party that I chose to vote for out of spite for opposition - That's not what voting should be about.

Wiggly
May 3rd, 2011, 11:30 PM
Is voting for the NDP really a representation of 'Quebec values'? Or is it just doing the fashionable and trendy thing in the province? I think it's the later. If you look at the past 5 yrs, Quebec has voted en-mass for the centrist provincial Liberals, then the far-right ADQ and now the left-wing NDP. I don't know what Quebec values are but looking at the schizophrenia in the election results from the past 5 or so years, it seems neither do the Quebercors.

Spot on.

Randy H
May 3rd, 2011, 11:40 PM
Is voting for the NDP really a representation of 'Quebec values'? Or is it just doing the fashionable and trendy thing in the province? I think it's the later. If you look at the past 5 yrs, Quebec has voted en-mass for the centrist provincial Liberals, then the far-right ADQ and now the left-wing NDP. I don't know what Quebec values are but looking at the schizophrenia in the election results from the past 5 or so years, it seems neither do the Quebercors.

I don't think it's about being trendy at all - I think it's a sign that Quebec has tried to listen to other parties who are full of promises about listening to the needs of the citizens of Quebec, and understanding that there are differences. Judging by the amount of different shifts they have made, they have been open-minded enough to give those opportunities. NDP's have their turn now, and we will see if they are able to deliver on some of the issues that brought them that support. I think it shows that Quebec is tired of listening to the same promises from the same people, with no results.

Tennisation
May 3rd, 2011, 11:55 PM
Canada, you is a mess :lol:

Wiggly
May 4th, 2011, 12:12 AM
I don't think it's about being trendy at all - I think it's a sign that Quebec has tried to listen to other parties who are full of promises about listening to the needs of the citizens of Quebec, and understanding that there are differences. Judging by the amount of different shifts they have made, they have been open-minded enough to give those opportunities. NDP's have their turn now, and we will see if they are able to deliver on some of the issues that brought them that support. I think it shows that Quebec is tired of listening to the same promises from the same people, with no results.

We elected a bunch of nobodies that nobody ever heard of.
Some people from the NPD barely campaigned and were away on trips and still got a 150K/year job.

njnetswill
May 4th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Canada, you is a mess :lol:

It's fascinating. Gets no coverage here in the States. It makes me wonder what having a multiparty system would be like.

Our politics is still a bigger mess though :sobbing: :o

*JR*
May 4th, 2011, 01:45 AM
And while I agree that Quebeckers are sheeps and this is kinda ridiculous, and that the Bloc being gone IS a good thing: I think separatism ideas will get a hhhhhuge rise in Quebec after this.

It's funny, the separatist party loses and dies, but separatism rises. But see it happen, tonight will be, for a lot of Quebeckers, seen as a proof of how different our values are.

And I say all of that without being a convinced separatist. But this does bring me on the fence, to be honest.

fZwkxHYM7lI

I know, what's left of Acadia today is in New Brunswick, not Kuh-BECK. ;) Anyhow, maybe "Mariev" Pelletier (the fencer, not the tennis player of course) can teach her compatriots to pick up the sword for real. :help: And if the separtists form a new party, I hope Melanie Mahwah plays a leading role. Et Les Habs' Classiques Zhee Lafleur & Zhee Lapointe.

DaMamaJama87
May 4th, 2011, 02:08 AM
I know, what's left of Acadia today is in New Brunswick, not Kuh-BECK. ;) Anyhow, maybe "Mariev" Pelletier (the fencer, not the tennis player of course) can teach her compatriots to pick up the sword for real. :help: And if the separtists form a new party, I hope Melanie Mahwah plays a leading role. Et Les Habs' Classiques Zhee Lafleur & Zhee Lapointe.

What does Acadia have to do with this? What do Melani Marois, Marie-Eve Pelletier and the two Guys have to do with this? Just trying to show off that you know some names of Francophone athletes? :lol:

BTW, it's pronounced Gi, not Zhee :help:

The separatists got their comeuppance but I don't think Quebec voters have anything to be proud of today. Sending a 19 year old, an ex-communist, a waitress that doesn't even live in her riding and can't speak French and lots of other ignorant rubes to parliament on their behalf will only ensure that nothing will get done in their constituencies. Congratulations! Oh, and if you're still thinking about separating, take Northern Ontario and downtown Toronto with you. They seem to share your views :tape: :wavey:

*JR*
May 4th, 2011, 02:20 AM
What does Acadia have to do with this?

Actually nothing, but I can't get a revolution going in Northern Ireland right now. :devil:



Oh, and if you're still thinking about separating, take Northern Ontario and downtown Toronto with you. They seem to share your views :tape: :wavey:

You think Canada can unite in the next election to make Naomi Klein (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3ANaomi+Klein&keywords=Naomi+Klein&ie=UTF8&qid=1304471939&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B001H6QPIC)PM? :p

DaMamaJama87
May 4th, 2011, 03:00 AM
You think Canada can unite in the next election to make Naomi Klein (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3ANaomi+Klein&keywords=Naomi+Klein&ie=UTF8&qid=1304471939&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B001H6QPIC)PM? :p

Do you think you sound knowledgeable about Canada by just listing off Canadians you know of? What's next? Joni Mitchell? Martin Short? Lester Pearson? :tape:

The only worse leader the Liberal party could have picked than Michael Ignatieff would have been Naomi Klein. No one takes her seriously. She spends no time in Canada as she is busy doing book tours for her loony criticisms of capitalism and has no political experience. :tape:

Qrystyna
May 5th, 2011, 05:04 AM
DaMamaJama has to be one of the most humourless posters I've encountered on TF.

I'm ashamed that he/she/it is from Canada.

A Magicman
May 5th, 2011, 07:17 AM
He's the only reasonable person in here.

I mean, I shouldn't care, but as almost all parties in Canada, even the Bloc, are about social democracy, socialism, welfare galore, I wonder why everyone should be happy about creating a state like especially promised by NDP out of their home country. NDP sounds like the former ruling party of East Germany sounds when campaigning here. This is giving me the creeps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Left_(Germany)#Policies

The left is fragmented, that's what made the right get a vast absolute majority, though scoring less than 40%.

dementieva's fan
May 5th, 2011, 07:55 AM
NDP’s deputy leader doubts existence of bin Laden photos (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndps-deputy-leader-doubts-existence-of-bin-laden-photos/article2010535/)

WOW! What a moronic thing to say for a high ranking politician.

New NDP MP from Quebec cannot speak french and accused of falsifying nomination papers (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/rookie-ndp-mp-accused-of-using-falsified-nomination-paper/article2009898/)

The NDP comedy circus has begun. What a way to start your reign as the official opposition. The stupid comment from Mulclair proves that NDP is not trying to be a serious party. Seems like an appeal to get the endorsement of Donald Trump. Ignatieff and the Liberals aren't looking so bad now, are they Canada?

dementieva's fan
May 5th, 2011, 07:59 AM
So the NDP should just retire as a party, as the results of this election are totally their fault because they actually kind of tried? And absolutely none of this is on the liberals? Or Canadians as a whole, who are too anti-American to support a guy who - God forbid! - lived in the US for a while?

Obviously the public is stupid there is no doubt about that. But NDP has lost its way, NDP used to be the conscience of Canadian politics but now it has become a powerhungry organisation that's willing to give the conservatives power just to gain a few seats for themselves.

Barrie_Dude
May 6th, 2011, 06:09 PM
We elected a bunch of nobodies that nobody ever heard of.
Some people from the NPD barely campaigned and were away on trips and still got a 150K/year job.
Which speaks volumes about how Quebec feels about the PQ

Crazy Canuck
May 6th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Obviously the public is stupid there is no doubt about that. But NDP has lost its way, NDP used to be the conscience of Canadian politics but now it has become a powerhungry organisation that's willing to give the conservatives power just to gain a few seats for themselves.
I'm confused. What is it that you think they ought to be doing, if not trying to succeed as a political power? Ideas are swell, but without political power they go nowhere.

¤CharlDa¤
May 7th, 2011, 04:38 AM
I really don't understand this discussion. If nobody voted Liberals, there is probably an explanation other than 'people are stupid'.

I do agree with Ignatieff though, that having a right-wing party in power with a left-wing opposition is probably the best thing for the Liberals to rise from the ashes.