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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

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Posted:Alright, tonight is election night again in Canada. I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet.

It's going to be interesting, very tight I think, between the Liberals and the Conservatives. Most pepole I talk to are sick of the Liberal's BS, and especially of Martin, but fear what Canada would be like under rule of the Conservatives and Harper. Maybe this is the time for NDP to shine? Not likely, Canada isn't that socialist. But a lot of people don't know where to turn this election.

Things seem to be stirring up in Quebec as well, especially with Duceppe stating (finally, some maight say) that Quebec is a nation within Canada itself. I'm personally hoping the sepratist movement doesn't gain too much popularity....

That's the basics in a nutshell... I hope the conservatives don't win!! Harper looks too much like a Sith Lord from Star Wars, honestly... If only I were old enough to vote >.<'

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chase
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:Should be interesting alright...kind of scary too - eeep, what happens if the conservatives get into power? Maybe not all that much, but the potential is there for - well, something. It would be nice to see more seats go to the NDP, and to see some Green Party people take some seats.

A few more hours and we'll know what the next govt. here will be. What the future holds?...well that will be the more interesting part.

Chase - who is busy chasing his tail and almost missed the vote but got it in with a mad dash down the street (my dog was really pulling hard tonight).


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OrangeBobo
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Posted:Minority conservative government. censored

First change in government since I can remember... It has always been Liberals in office since I was a toddler! Tomorrow is a *whole* new day... I just hope they don't undo things that people worked really hard on, and that they don't do stupid things, such as the same sex marriage bill, and agreeing to the missiles thing with the US.

We haven't even gone to BC yet, where most of the Conservative support is, right? So... methinks it'll only get worse! ubbcrying

~ Bobo


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FireTom


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Posted:yepp - got the wrong message... guess you had to follow the "southerners"... frown

Never mind - you'll survive - conservatism is "hip" these days... that's what terrorist attacks are all about... wink


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OrangeBobo
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Posted:I think I'll move to Cuba with a buddy of mine (oh, how Nova Scotian do I sound!!).

Results were:

Conservative: 124
Liberal: 103
Bloc: 51
NDP: 29
Other: 1

And proud to say that the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada made all of 72 votes through out the country biggrin Possibly more amazing is that I've never heard of that party before lastnight... ubblol

So now that we have out Sith Lord in power, who's gonna be our Anikin Skywalker?? (I haven't seen Star Wars in so long....)

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Doc Lightning
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Canada? Who cares?

*ducks and runs*


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:that sounds very similar to Australian politics. The Liberals have been in power since '96 and a large amount of people are sick of their bulls**t, however Labour provide very little difference in policies and have will probably have a weaker candidate in the next election. The Greens are the third option, but like canada, we aren't that socialist i dont think.

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

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Posted:And on other news forums...

"You elected this man, who actually promised to be Bush's b---h. Even WE'RE sick of Bush, and you elect somebody who wants to buddy up to him. F--K YOU, CANADA. F--K YOU."

"say goodbye to topless girls, abortions, slack drug laws, canada not supporting the iraq war (hello bombings), pay health care, etc"

"don't forget the gays"

Hmm... sounds... nice?


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:no, i'd say it doesnt................you what?

hey! look! something just flew straight over my head (i think i can see it in the distance)


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Saskeah


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Posted:My best guesses came true on this one, anyway.

Liberals couldn't win because of Gomery, and the Bloc and NDP will never win, but no one likes the Conservatives QUITE enough to give them a majority.

I think that we'll be back to a Liberal government before long. Until then, I may just hide somewhere and try to sabotage Stephen Harper...


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NYC


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Posted:Written by: Doc Lightning

Canada? Who cares?

*ducks and runs*



If anybody should care it should be you on this one. This is big news. Canada just voted for a serious Bush Backer.

See? Everybody's happy with Bush, even little brother Canada.


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Saskeah


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Posted:Not even true.
Big Bush backer, yes, but is Canada happy about it?
Nooooope.
It's mostly because of scandals involving the Liberals.
At least, it is on my side of the continent. =)


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:would you say the same about australia NYC? howard kisses bush's a**e on every occasion and most average australians hate him for it, but somewhat like canada the opposition is bascially as bad and nobody likes the greens quite enough for them to get elected........

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OrangeBobo
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Posted:Written by: NYC

See? Everybody's happy with Bush, even little brother Canada.



Actually, the only reason that the conservatives got in, is because they were the lesser evil. The Americans could have voted for the lesser evil too, but they didn't. wink

Also, you need to look at where the votes are coming from. The majority of the votes are coming from middle aged, and even more, seinors who are voting. Seniors who voted for Liberals previously, but are now voting conservative, because they are just as sick of them as everyone else. For them, NDP is too socialist, and well, Bloc is french and seperatist, so... Where else are they to turn? As bad as the resut of this election sounds, it's the best thing we could have hoped for... A Conservative minority - Gives time for the Liberals to clean themselves out and get their arses back into gear, but doesn't give too much power to Harper. Hopefully with less scandals than before...

Most people are saying that there's going to be another election in a year or so. Hopefully not long enough for Harper to start frigging with things. And who knows, maybe by then I'll be old enough to vote ubbrollsmile And people tend to forget that a lot of the big things that went through in the past year or two, especially the same-sex marriage bill, didn't go through the house of commons, but actually through the supreme court (or something along those lines). So it would be a hellofa lot of work for them to get rid of that, so I'm pretty sure that's safe for a while.

And on that note, someone is trying to up the voting age from 18 to 25!! *dies* I know at least a dozen people at my school who are killing themselves to finally be able to vote, including myself. That just makes no sense, I mean, it won't help to get any interest into the youth regarding politics if they have to wait 10 years to vote! I can't wait until next year!!

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onewheeldave
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Posted:Just out of interest, could someone briefly summarise what it is about the liberals that Canadians are sick of?

I was under the impression that Canada was basically doing pretty well in all the things that matter, and that it was kind of like a mature and less-paranoid version of America? Isn't that partly down to the (liberal) government?


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BansheeCat
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Location: lost, Canada

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Posted:really short-I am headed out partying in paradise, since I fled my country a few weeks ago... ;-)

The liberals have done a shitty job with their budget estimates, making all kinds of cuts to programs, and refusing to fund things the people say they want, and the liberals promised to do, and then, at the end of the year they run huge budget surplusses, which they then use like a little goodie bag to distribute funds to the people they like instead of the programs promised. In addition to that, huge amounts of money have gone astray in scandalous fashoin... And the liberals dont even seem to take much responsibility for any of it.

Lots of broken promises. Little concern shown over it.

No long term vision for Canadians. ( well, not from any party really)

My personal peve is that they said they would end child poverty in Canada by the year 2004, swore a promise in parliment, and despite all the budget surpluses, have not come any where near doing so, child poverty has increased. They have not even put a plan in place, never mind accomplishing it!

Okay, out to slurp drinks from coconuts with a cute Finnish boy....


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OrangeBobo
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Posted:Hmm, the biggest thing about the Liberals, is the sponsorship scandal. Basically, from what I know, is that they took large amounts of money and gave them to favourable companies and the such, so that they would do something or other... something to do with bribeing and sponsorships and whatnot... I can't quite figure it out, but they lost *tons* of money, and denied it for YEARS. There was a whole inquiry about it, and a huge report about it... The scandal runs back several years to when Cretien was PM, and when Paul Martin, the leader of the Liberals and our now ex-PM was the finance minster, so what does that say about the Liberals??

That's just abit of what it's all about, I don't have time to go into it right now!

*runs off to work*

~ Bobo


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