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Canadian Election

Will Harper get a majority or a minority government this time? Hopefully a minority government!

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Re: Canadian Election

I don't think he'll get a majority. I hope not. Or maybe that is what this country needs: 4 years of Tory tyranny. That should be enough to stop this nonsense.

It is unbelievable people still support Harper after so many crisis: the incredible Helena Guergis debacle, first as an incompetent minister then kicked out over crazy allegations brought up by the Prime Minister's Office, Rahim Jaffer, the flip-flop about the senate, Dimitri Soudas (many times in hot water) Bev Oda lying to Parliament (not), everything about Bruce Carson, being the first and only party ever found to be in contempt of Parliament, merely days before the beginning of the campaign, americanizing Canadian politics with negative attack ads, taking only 4 questions each day of the campaign, no follow up question allowed so he could just say whatever he wants... And yet, the Prairies will be almost all blue again. They are special.

Or will there truly be a huge Orange realignment? Many polls show that the NDP might have the best results of their history. Official opposition for the first time, not bad. They were closing in fast on the Conservatives in the polls.

Maybe the polls underestimated the electoral machines of the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois (only in Québec), who were just passed by the NDP these last few weeks. The Greens, never worth mentioning until the last elections, have plummeted and are even less of a factor

It will be an interesting night for sure. As usual, whatever happens in Ontario will be key. As it stands, Tories were in the lead there, but they do not seem to have gained any popular support since last election.

Last National poll:

CON 36%
NDP 33%
LIB 19%
GRN 6%
BQ 5%

These are historic lows for the Liberals and the BQ.
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Re: Canadian Election

I voted

I'm afraid Harper will win a narrow majority, but hopefully he won't. The only really interesting thing to me for tonight is whether the NDP's rise in Quebec polls is actually going to materialize in votes. If it's real, the Bloc could be all but dead by tomorrow morning, probably the biggest change in Canadian politics since '93. In English Canada, I think things will be virtually the same, with the Cons doing a little better, but not enough.

Probably my riding will be Conservative, though
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Re: Canadian Election

Whatever moves the markets up.

Now that Canada is recognised as the country that best dealt with the recession I think the Tories deserve a majority.

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Re: Canadian Election

If this ends up as another minority government, you wonder if we're ever going to break the cycle
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I don't think he'll get a majority. I hope not. Or maybe that is what this country needs: 4 years of Tory tyranny. That should be enough to stop this nonsense.

It is unbelievable people still support Harper after so many crisis: the incredible Helena Guergis debacle, first as an incompetent minister then kicked out over crazy allegations brought up by the Prime Minister's Office, Rahim Jaffer, the flip-flop about the senate, Dimitri Soudas (many times in hot water) Bev Oda lying to Parliament (not), everything about Bruce Carson, being the first and only party ever found to be in contempt of Parliament, merely days before the beginning of the campaign, americanizing Canadian politics with negative attack ads, taking only 4 questions each day of the campaign, no follow up question allowed so he could just say whatever he wants... And yet, the Prairies will be almost all blue again. They are special.

Or will there truly be a huge Orange realignment? Many polls show that the NDP might have the best results of their history. Official opposition for the first time, not bad. They were closing in fast on the Conservatives in the polls.

Maybe the polls underestimated the electoral machines of the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois (only in Québec), who were just passed by the NDP these last few weeks. The Greens, never worth mentioning until the last elections, have plummeted and are even less of a factor

It will be an interesting night for sure. As usual, whatever happens in Ontario will be key. As it stands, Tories were in the lead there, but they do not seem to have gained any popular support since last election.

Last National poll:

CON 36%
NDP 33%
LIB 19%
GRN 6%
BQ 5%

These are historic lows for the Liberals and the BQ.

My thoughts exactly, sir.
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Looks like Bush-lite is going to get his majority
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Pretty ugly results Hard to believe so many people vote for Harper.
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What's even more amazing is that the NDP looks like they will win 100+ seats in parliament

I met Jack Layton in 2005 in one of my old jobs and I couldn't believe anyone would chose him as a party leader. Now he's going to be the official opposition leader

Its all up to you BC....
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Good.

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Pretty ugly results Hard to believe so many people vote for Harper.
It still fascinates me how many people are so self-focused as to think that any deviation from their own opinion is an error.

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What's even more amazing is that the NDP looks like they will win 100+ seats in parliament

I met Jack Layton in 2005 in one of my old jobs and I couldn't believe anyone would chose him as a party leader. Now he's going to be the official opposition leader

Its all up to you BC....
Why do you say that?

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It still fascinates me how many people are so self-focused as to think that any deviation from their own opinion is an error.
When did I say that? I just don't get the appeal of Harper, and would rather he didn't win.
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Quebec voted NDP, Ontario did not follow and went Conservatives.

The liberals on the brink of extinction... This is sad because that party made what Canada is today.

This is pretty shocking.
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Olivia Chow winning again in my old Trinity-Spadina riding... god she was running while I was still a student
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