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Old 05-02-2011, 10:15 PM   #46
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wow...some very interesting shifts in the dynamic tonight
as historical as it gets here in Canada
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #47
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Whats so dorky about that?
Yeah I'm familiar with news organizations voluntarily not releasing projected winners until immediately after polls close in the respective state. But British Columbians can't know how Nova Scotia voted under penalty of law? That strikes me as a little silly.

...So are we looking at another Conservative minority government?
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:21 PM   #48
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Its an agreed understanding. Kinda like an FBI warning above a movie.

BTW, Canadians are generally more gentlemanly less legalistic than the US. For better or worse.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:25 PM   #49
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perhaps we are seeing the near destruction of one of the founding parties of this country; the "Natural Ruling Party". So far, it looks like Ignatieff may not even win his riding! Neither may Duceppe.

I'm very interesting in the outcome of all this
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:30 PM   #50
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It is very healthy indeed
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #51
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Tory majority. NDP official opposition. Libs and Bloc decimated. I even think Iggy might lose his riding!
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:00 PM   #52
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I am tentatively alright with this, though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little wary of a conservative majority. I really do worry about what they will do with such a majority.

But, I'm willing to be optimistic.

The message I take from Canadians here is that we don't want any risky economic measures, but we also don't want to neglect our social programs and duties.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:03 AM   #53
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Looks like Harper has finally won his Conservative majority. And where the hell did the NDP come from???? What an exciting night for Canadian politics, and this is coming from a strong Liberal supporter.
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What we learned tonite is that Harper really cares only about the economy and so do a majority of Canadians.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:26 AM   #55
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Its an agreed understanding. Kinda like an FBI warning above a movie.

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an agreed silly understanding, then.

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An opposition-dominated Commons committee has voted to find Stephen Harper’s government in contempt of Parliament – a historic first as parties gird for a possible election call later this week.

The move paves the way for MPs in the House of Commons to find the Harper government in contempt for stonewalling on the full costs of its tough-on-crime agenda including big prison expansions.
Well, looks like Harper got the last laugh. Did the whole contempt thing become a major issue?
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:47 AM   #56
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Harper did have the last laugh. And my point as above is he really doesn't value democracy or a bunch of other concepts that many hold dear.

Contempt wasn't an issue, nor was the disruptions at the G8. Concepts such as parlimentary tradition are just afterthoughts for Harper and the economy.
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now he is going to extend this bs afghan mission and we will have to suffer through crap about 'heros' all of the time.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:11 AM   #58
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don't be so quick to say that a majority of Canadians voted for him, unless 39% is a majority. I think that 60% of the country should be able to hold this guy to account.

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now he is going to extend this bs afghan mission and we will have to suffer through crap about 'heros' all of the time
Ignatieff also wanted Canada to stay on in a non-military capacity.

How about everyone chill out and stop with the dire predictions? My facebook was full of moaning about the end of Canada. I think I'm just gonna walk on by that boat.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:31 AM   #59
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Yes! Good job Harper! Stick to the economy and crime.

As Duceppe accidently stated: Mrs. Ignatieff He can go plant trees somewhere like he used to do.

Jack Layton will have to find away to make Quebec happy and stay federalist. That will be his challenge before the next election cycle. Can the Bloc come back or are Quebecois tired of seperatist politics? We will see.

Yay no election for 4 years!
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I'm not a happy camper this morning. Under 40% is not a majority. I am happy with the NDP and that my NDP representative kept his seat.
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