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Old 08-04-2015, 12:32 PM   #1
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2015 Canadian Federal Election

Well, Stephen Harper has once again decided to say "fuck you" to the Canadian taxpayer and start the election campaign a full six weeks early. Instead of the usual month or so of relentlessly stupid attack ads and bullshit platitudes we normally get, this time around we get two and a half months.

This is the first time in recent memory in Canada that all three major parties have a legit shot at winning. The Liberals had it in the bag about six months ago but mis-steps (Bill C-51, Eve Adams, etc) have seen much of that support shift to the NDP.

Who's gonna win?

I predict a bare NDP minority, with the Liberals doing better than last time (that's a bold prediction) and working with the NDP. I also predict that the NDP government won't last the full term, although I won't venture a guess as to how that will turn out afterwards.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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Whatever happens, please launch Harper into the sun on behalf of everyone.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:37 PM   #3
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My riding is in downtown Toronto, Spadina-Fort York. It's going to be a battleground between Olivia Chow and Adam Vaughan. I will ultimately vote for whichever one's party appears to have the best chance of booting the Conservatives - I'd prefer the NDP, but priority one is getting rid of Harper.
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I know this isn't really the case (checked Wikipedia) but it feels like Harper has long been approaching Mugabe/Putin lengths of tenure.
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Instead of the usual month or so of relentlessly stupid attack ads and bullshit platitudes we normally get, this time around we get two and a half months.
Ugh those annoying "Justin Trudeau; he's just not ready" adds have been running for weeks even before the election was called.

I may vote Liberal primarily because of how much I hate those stupid adds
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:03 PM   #6
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The best part of those "not ready" ads is the future endorsement of Trudeau.

"I'm not saying never, just not now."

So does that mean Harper will vote for Trudeau in 2023?
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hey Maple Leafers!

Just Wiki'd Canadian Major Federal Parties so i could see what's up. I thought a conservative government was in charge right now. I see i was right . But didn't know what the difference between Liberal & NDP is. And a slew of other parties as well.

Good Luck! i'll try to remember to stop by. No net @home. So limited time on here etc
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Rob Ford Says Brother Would Run If Canada’s Harper Steps Down - Bloomberg Business



The fact that the headline "PRIME MINISTER FORD TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP" is not entirely outside the realm of possibility right now makes me want to vomit.
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Tomorrow is the big day. Finally. Not sure how Americans do it. This was a 78-day campaign, longest in Canadian history, and I didn't really pay attention until a couple of weeks ago.

Looks certain to be a minority, likely Liberal, but you never really know. Hopefully it's Stephen Harper's last day.
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apparently the 905ers could tip it

Canada ections might hinge on immigrant and religious issues - LA Times
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I really don't know how Americans do it - I am sick to death of all the ads and it was only 78 days of them.

For me this election is a bit of a "hold your nose and go vote" - I'm voting against Harper more than for the Liberals and I very much wish I could vote for Tom Mulcair because I think he's the sharpest one of them all. Alas I am in one of those split ridings where the conservative got elected with 39% of the vote last time while the Liberals and NDP accounted for about 59% so strategic voting it is. I also have to say I have never before voted so blatantly against my own economic self-interest. Aside from Trudeau raising taxes on us, we have to give up the (albeit silly) baby bonus on the baby I'm having in a week, and can't use income splitting during the year of mat leave. But Harper must go.
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Trudeau looks like a smug nerd I would like to fight.
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Lots of people are voting against their economic self interest and for the greater good.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2284429/va...er-goes-viral/

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