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Canadians have handed Prime Minister Stephen Harper his first-ever majority government, in a historic result that also saw the mighty Liberals decimated and the separatist movement in Quebec all but obliterated. In a stunning result, NDP Leader Jack Layton made history by becoming the first-ever NDP leader to move into Stornaway as the official Opposition leader. While Layton and his party were cruising to a historic win, the Liberals and the Bloc were heading for crushing defeats.
Much of the NDP's rise has been attributed to a burst of support in Quebec, where Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe was forced to do heavy battle in his home Montreal riding and across the province. Just after 10:30 p.m. ET, these were the results for elected or leading ridings:
* Conservatives: 156 ridings * NDP: 105 ridings * Liberals: 33 * Bloc Quebecois: 3
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
Any "aware" (aka- non-sheeple) Canadian worth his salt should also be able to see why this is a bad thing.
Originally posted by StripedBandit
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Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
What happens next u ask? The unions become unified. Read that last part slowly. That, in a nutshell, means that, like I said, the proverbial (u took it too literally I think) the prison doors are comin in. This does not mean slavery in the distinct sense. The way these people operate is so much more subtle than that. You should know that by now.
Originally posted by demontigny
personally i think if our canadian government wants to join the us there is nothing we can do about it.
we are screwed either way. they will make something happen in order to get what they want
The damage to the Liberals and Bloc was so severe that even leaders Michael Ignatieff and Gilles Duceppe were on track to lose their seats in Ontario and Quebec. Mr. Duceppe, in fact, immediately announced his resignation as leader of the sovereigntist party, declaring in his concession speech: “I am leaving, but others will follow, until Quebec becomes a party.”
With all 308 ridings reporting as of 11:50 p.m. EST, the Tories were leading or had won 165 seats — well past the 154 needed for a majority — and the NDP were leading or had won 104 ridings — nearly tripling the 36 seats it gleaned in 2008. A decimated Liberal Party was on track to win just 35 seats, and the Bloc Quebecois were poised to glean just three.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May was on track to make a historic gain by capturing her party’s first elected seat, set to knock out Tory incumbent Gary Lunn in the B.C. riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
So, unity is bad word now?
I appreciate your vague, broad concern for fictional superhighways and updated immigration policy, but I was wondering if you had any thoughts that related to anything I posted in the OP about the specific mechanisms that seem to be at play here.
This is not another of the millions of "NAU" threads. It's about analyzing the possible scenarios that just created Harpers first majority government after 11(!) ears in power.
Was Ignatief installed as Liberal leader to make the Liberals lose as bad as they did?
What will the demise of the Boc mean for Quebec? What will the Bloc look like post-ducepp?