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So, the Conservative leadership race - does anybody care? I do wish the Canadian media would actually properly cover the candidates instead of giving 3238120932 minutes to Leitch or O'Leary and 5 to everybody else. I simply refuse to believe that there aren't' a couple of decent candidates but I simply cannot hear them over this rubbish. Point me in a direction, somebody.
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No one cares about the Conservative leadership race... Trudeau will kill whoever comes up against him anyway, just like his father.


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Unless they NDP come out with an actual platform and strong leader, then I do hope that is true. However, the Liberals need to tread carefully. They have completely fucked up the electoral reform thing, among other things. If the average voter doesn't see an improvement in their job prospects/living situation in the next couple of years, they will take it out on their local MP.

Also, while I realize that provincial and federal politics do not always align, it can't help that Ontario's Liberal party has very much shat the bed and is up for election in 2018. Who knows which way the province will go...

I've only been back in the country for less than a year and I can say this much for sure - Ontario blows.
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Re: Canadian Politics... Such As It Is :p

This is very true. While I'll still vote for Trudeau/Liberals in the next election, but they definitely have not walked the walk that they've been talking up so highly.

I think that they need to pivot very quickly to action items that will make a tangible difference to voters, however small those may be. People like Trudeau (most Canadians I think) and if he gives them any reason to keep the Liberals in power, he'll win again. If he relies on a negative campaign against whoever the Conservatives appoint, that may not be enough.
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Electoral reform! Who cares? My entire facebook feed, populated by NDP lovers, is enraged and convinced that if they all just don't vote for the liberals again next election, this will be the thing that costs them the election! I laugh bigly every time I see that shit.

Some people do have legit gripes about the whole issue and I do agree that the Liberals managed it poorly though. What a stupid thing to campaign on. Jesus, Trudeau. The party was never going to actually let you do that. On the other hand, I extra do not care about this particular issue, so it will have zero impact on my next vote.
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O'Leary is Canada's Trump...



Canada badly needs him to win. With Trudeau Canada takes all illegal immigrants from the USA and the USA attracts all the jobs from Canada
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O'Leary is Canada's Trump...

Canada badly needs him to win. With Trudeau Canada takes all illegal immigrants from the USA and the USA attracts all the jobs from Canada
Damn, you're always so on the mark, I mean seriously, how do you come up with these completely insightful revelations?... that are completely wrong. Canada actually takes all the PhD's and MBA's etc. that the USA boots out of their country as soon as they graduate... just because they are foreign students and their visas run out. Plus, with Drumpf in power, we are getting all the best and brightest from around the world... America is getting stuck with all the retards, which of course will help the Republicans in future elections. Here, do some reading...

Forbes Welcome

Job Searches and applications from around the world (including America) are way up in Canada since Drumpf took office and, according to my buddies at StatsCan, are up even more since his ridiculous attempt at a travel ban.

We need O'Leary like we need a hole in our head... we don't want our country filling up with racist retards, America might get jealous.

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It's true. With all these educated people wanting to pour in, I might be out of a job soon. I could be mad about this and be like "immigration are stealing my jobs!" Or I could shut up and become better. I wonder why I will choose?
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Making Canada Great Again

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Yes, to all of that.
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If this happens, the lulz will be non-stop and definitely fantastic, but please isn't there anyone better for us poor Canadians?

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Sarah Palin "represents the descent of politics," wrote the Ottawa Citizen's Andrew Cohen. "We see today a direct line from Palin to Trump. Politically, Trump is Palin's child." (Photo: AP)
Rumors that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could be the next ambassador to Canada have been met with a resounding "No Siree," as Canadians this week have erupted in a chorus of (hilarious) outrage.
The backlash erupted after White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday refused to rule out the appointment when questioned directly.
"We have no additional ambassador nominations or announcements to make on that front," Spicer told reporters. "I'm sure at some point we will have, soon." Canadian Prime Minister Justice Trudeau is expected to meet with U.S. Donald Trump on Monday.
Several Canadian lawmakers swiftly responded with their own thoughts on the reports.
"Well that would show how little Steve Bannon and his pal @realDonaldTrump think of Canada," Member of Parliament (MP) Charlie Angus wrote on social media. Fellow New Democrat Nathan Cullen said Palin's appointment would be "tantamount to having to deal with two Donald Trumps," according to CBC News.
"She has never been very comfortable with the truth," Cullen told reporters on Thursday. "Couldn't recognize it most mornings if it jumped up and knocked her on the head."
In a searing op-ed, Ottawa Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen argued that the appointment would not be out of the realm of possibility for Trump and warned that if appointed, the former vice presidential candidate and reality TV star "would bring her traveling carnival to Canada."
"If the Captain of Chaos wants to disrupt everything—including resetting relations with little ol' Canada—Palin would be the one to break the china," Cohen wrote. Palin, he continued, "represents the descent of politics. We see today a direct line from Palin to Trump. Politically, Trump is Palin's child."
Should she be appointed, Cohen concluded, she would remind Canada, "lest we forget, of our new life through the looking glass."
As the rumors percolated, other neighbors to the north took to Twitter to voice their opposition and to revel in the morose comedy of it all.
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Pro-Refugee Trudeau Set to Bite His Tongue on Trump Visit



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The now-45-year-old Canadian prime minister -- hailed by Joe Biden as one of the last champions of liberalism -- heads to Washington for his first meeting with Trump, 70, whose bellicose statements and immigration restrictions reveal a deep gulf between the two leaders. They will meet privately at the Oval Office, attend a roundtable with women executives and a hold a joint press conference at 2 p.m.

But U.S. liberals hoping for Trudeau to emerge as Trump’s foil shouldn’t hold their breath. He’s already bit his tongue and focused almost exclusively on an economic relationship that accounts for three-quarters of Canada’s exports. The White House visit will test just how far Trudeau can go to woo the president and preserve trade without selling out his core values.

“We both got elected on commitments to strengthen the middle class, and support those working hard to join it,” Trudeau said last week. “And that’s exactly what we’re going to be focused on.”

He has little choice. Nearly two-thirds of all Canadian trade is with the U.S., the highest ratio of Group of 20 nations and quadruple all but Mexico. Almost all of Canada’s oil goes to the U.S. and most of the country’s manufacturing is geared toward meeting U.S. demand. Americans hold C$2.3 trillion ($1.8 trillion) in Canadian assets, almost exactly the same amount held by Canadians in the U.S.

A Deutsche Bank AG report this month that looked at the potential impact of Trump policies on all the U.S.’s major partners found Canada would be among the hardest hit, forcing the country to cede about $70 billion in trade to the U.S.

The threats to Canada from Trump’s agenda go beyond trade. Trump has shown an interest in overhauling the U.S. tax system in a way that would impose financial disincentives against imports. The border-adjusted tax plan would focus levies on domestic income and imports while exempting exports and offshore income. It has met opposition from retailers and oil refiners but is supported by major exporters. It’s unclear whether the president fully favors that approach.
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Trudeau unreasonably accepting muslim "migrants" with no rules and regulations and causing unnecessary danger and burden to Canada and Canadian society - a very bad move
Trudeau visiting Trump and talking to rightfully elected president of major neighboring country - a very good move.
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Shouldn't this be in my Canadian Politics thread?



I hope my boy Justin takes a few rounds out of Drumpf...

he could whoop his ass!

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