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Canadian Election

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posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 01:49 AM
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Well after it's all said and done, (with re-counts still pending) we now have a Minority Liberal government, I am personally disappointed as I supported the Conservatives however it's understandable as we did take the liberals out of 3 straight majorities. I believe that this election served as a wake up call and in the next election which will probably be in a year or so hopefully the Conservatives will still have the same name and the same leader seeing as in the last 3 federal elections we've run under different names and different leaders stability and time will tell.




posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 02:14 AM
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I voted NDP just so the Conservatives wouldnt get and hoped the liberals would end up with a minority Government. I think each of candidates is crap
anyway, so hopefully things might LOL
Get done for a change instead of getting elected and doing what they please to do.





[edit on 29-6-2004 by Sauron]



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by Sauron
I think each of candidates is crap


Here's wishing that someday we have a Prime Ministerial candidate who you'd actually allow in your house. I am a leftist (although I'm realistic enough to want a Liberal gov't), but I was disgusted by what I saw on TV... Paul Martin had just won, he was shaking hands with everyone. As he walked along, there was a little girl who tried to put a flower necklace on him. He struggled with her, and she got the saddest look on her face. Somehow, she managed to get the necklace on him, and he walked about two steps, ripped it off, and gave it to someone else. Way to be in touch with your supporters, Mr. Martin!



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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Odd...When did the Canadian Government become a secret society?

CC please look around before creatign a post for a couple of things:

1. That there isn't already a post on this topic (there are several)
www.atsnn.com...

2. That you're posting in the right forum!

Your lack of attention to detail reminds me of Harpers budget plans with the $50 billion hole. Thank god he didn't get elected. I still shudder when thinking about the last time the Conservatives were in power...it's taken the Liberals several terms to get the books back in order and get the country back on the right track. It was very scary to see that some people felt the conservatives should be in power.

An interesting note is the fact that although the Conservatives won more seats than they did in the previous election they lost voters. This leads me to believe that their rise from obscurity willb e very short-lived. A nut job like AHrper won't keep his mouth shut for long on their hidden agenda. I would rather see the NDP as the other major political power in Canada any day.

After all is said and done the Conservatives have very little power in this new government as the NDP and Liberals will work together to defeat the conservatives over and over and over again


Peace,
Lukefj



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:47 AM
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In no way do I mean rudeness, but if the electorate in this country actually understood what elections are and how they really work, some heads might turn rather quickly.

Of course, in order for that to happen, the electorate would have to be interested, informed, participatory, and passionate.

In order for those things to happen, we'd need to figure some way of undoing fifty years of ritualized apathy, where when something unpleasant happens in Ottawa the response traditionally is "What are those morons up to now?'

And for that to happen, we'd need to teach people how to think for, and rely on, themselves, instead of surrendering those responsibilities to the bureaucracy that we all complain about but still continue to support....

...by voting in the first place. Thoreau said what you support, you condone. I assume, then, that most of Canada likes what is being done to them.



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 09:47 AM
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What is the "NDP"? I don't know that one...

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posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 11:25 AM
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Springer,

The NDP stands fro "New Democratic Party" they are essentially a socialist party with an agenda for "green" initiatives, affodable housing, etc....

They will now likely pair with the Liberals to move the government agenda forward in Canada.

Bailey,

No offence, but your post was very cryptic and almost impossible to understand. If you have a point I think you should spell it out a little better.

What makes you think the Canadian public doesn't understand what elections are?

ritualized apathy? I think that's a little overboard.

Canadians don't think for themselves? I don't think we surrender anything. We elect governments chosen by the people. I really don't get your point here at all??

I am personally (on the whole, I don't know of a government that is perfect) pleased with what our Canadian government has accomplished over the past 10 years. We brought ourselves out of an annual deficit situation to annual surpluses, which have been used to enrich our social services, make strives to improve health care, and reduce the national debt. I think you are overly harsh on our government, if you want an example of how bad it could be...look South my friend.

Lukefj



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 11:34 AM
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I agree with most of that Luke, but our health care system is not what it once was. It has been stripped by the Lib's not giving the provinces the transfer payments. So there has been hardship to balance the books. You know what it's like here, don't ask about down east, if you live there, don't get sick.



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 11:42 AM
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Intrepid,

I agree with you 100%. Our HC is not what it used to be at all. However, what many people care to realize is that the reason our HC isn't in the shape it used to be in is because the Conservatives dug such a huge hole for the country that massive cuts had to be made by the Liberals in order for our country to survive. I'm glad they did it when they did, now we can focus on rejuvinating the system. I personally work for Health Canada here in Ottawa and I see the money on it's way. For example, currently we are providing $3M in funding to help provinces assess International medical graduates (IMGs). This will become an annual program and will facilitate foreign trained doctors to enter the Canadian medical workforce. This is jsut one example, but there are many, many more. Help is on the way, but beureacracy takes time...lol.



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 11:46 AM
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Agreed, but it goes back further than that. Trudeau was a big spender as well. It's good to hear that help is on the way. I work for the prov. gov't, so you don't have to tell me about the speed of the gov't.



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 01:38 PM
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I HOPE ITS Conservatives,
I DONT WANT nO DAMN pAY FER GuN LAW



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 01:43 PM
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WOW!

Blackdot...with spelling, grammar, and sentence structure like that I hope you never get your hands on a gun. Clearly you have no real interest in the election as it has been over for more than 12 hours now.

I also hope that Canadians in general based their votes on more than a gun registry..my god.

PS. The Conservative party lost! Haahahah

[edit on 29-6-2004 by Lukefj]



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by blackdot87
I DONT WANT nO DAMN pAY FER GuN LAW


So wait... does that mean you want to be able to get guns for free?



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 05:00 PM
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The other interesting thing is that the Bloc endend out even stronger than it ever was. Of course, they only have half of the elected deputees the Conservative have, but they`ve got exactly 50% of the votes in the Quebec province! The Liberals are gonna have a LOT of trouble preserving the country`s unity if they don't do anything special...



posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 05:02 PM
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Maybe someone should contact the Bible Code Website at www.onealclan.com... and ask what the prospects for a Conservative takeover during the next election.



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