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Old 01-22-2006, 02:08 AM   #211
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Yeah, but they're the one who lost the election for him in 2004. It is scary. Seriously, I follow politics quite closely but I can't name you more than a handful of Conservative candidates!

And if Stockwell Day becomes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as some are speculating, I might just quit my job!
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:13 AM   #212
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You folks in Ottawa will probably see a lot of changes in the next few months if Harpur wins.

I wouldn't be surprised to see some eye-rolling about Canada after this election, and I have no problem with that.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:13 AM   #213
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There is the possibility the Conservatives could win a majority the next time around but we have to bear in mind the Liberals are the "natural governing party of Canada".

The Liberals are on to something in this regard - just today Harper announced all media conferences, interviews with candidates, etc are now forbidden until after the election. It really does make one wonder...
Good points...I think the Conservatives' longest run was 11 years, so the Liberals' record of 22 is very much a symbolic doubling of success that's been carried throughout the history of both parties.

It does feel, now, at 13 years, feel that the Linerals' latest run is about to end. Perhaps it's just the ebb and flow of reality, and of politics. Maybe stale platforms need a kick in the arse before they become clear again.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:17 AM   #214
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I wouldn't be surprised to see some eye-rolling about Canada after this election, and I have no problem with that.
I think you can argue the eye-rolling has been around for a while...especially with the U.S.
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There is the possibility the Conservatives could win a majority the next time around but we have to bear in mind the Liberals are the "natural governing party of Canada".
Indeed we know that pretty well.

What I am suggesting is that for those who are resigned to a Conservative minority and think it's safe to lash out at the Liberals by voting for the NDP or whoever else may want to consider that Harper's ride might be a little longer than people anticipate.

In which case he could be fairly disruptive with a majority until we put the Libs back in to gain back our happy medium.

But yeah, I doubt he'll be able to keep a short enough leash on his rabid flock over the next few months lol.
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Well, today is the big day. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds. Apparently today is also the most depressing day of the year according to some British scientist. Nice date to hold the election guys!
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Good luck, Canadians!

As an American Democrat, I feel for you today, more than you know. Please don't repeat our mistakes!
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i've done my part. now it's up to the rest of you.

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I shall be voting on my way home from work.
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i've done my bit as well.

i don't think i've drawn an 'X' that emphatically in my life.

i went over it three times and almost broke my little pencil.

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Civil duty done, not the waiting begins.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:43 PM   #222
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i voted this morning.

standing in the booth i went over the choices over and over again.

i had to make sure my support would not be lent to the party i did not want.

and it's not like you can ask for another ballot.

this evening is really gonna suck.

if only ontario pulls through...the tories won't win that many seats in quebec...it all falls down on ontario and b.c.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:46 PM   #223
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i've done my bit as well.

i don't think i've drawn an 'X' that emphatically in my life.

i went over it three times and almost broke my little pencil.

I did the same thing. I was briefly afraid I'd tear the paper, and thus have my vote invalidated.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:50 PM   #224
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if only ontario pulls through...the tories won't win that many seats in quebec...it all falls down on ontario and b.c.
Agreeance.

The Tory support in Quebec is misleading, IMO - overall their numbers aren't bad but I don't see them actually defeating the Bloc from riding to riding, so that's neither here nor there.

What will make the difference will be B.C. (Vancouver and area is really tight) and the Toronto Area suburbs (905 region) + 519 region.

I've voted.
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..it all falls down on ontario and b.c.
I'd imagine BC is pretty liberal, is that correct?
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