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Octovon

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#1 14 years ago

Yes, so its that time of the year again, the one that happens about every 4 years or so, election time in Canada is upon us once again.

I know most of you on these forums are not Canadian, but your welcome to voice your opinions here.

There are four big parties here in Canada and a few smaller ones. The larger parites being the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party (formerly the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance, the Bloc Quebecois and the NDP. The smaller less important parties are the Green Party, the Marxist-Leninist/Communist parties, the Marijuana party and many smaller ones.

I'll give you all a run-down of the leaders of the big four: Liberal Party: Paul Martin fkopart07.jpg Conservative Party: Stephen Harper harper_stephen030918.jpg NDP: Jack Layton cp_layton_jack030127.jpg Bloc Quebecois: Gilles Duceppe duceppe.jpg

Nw each of these parties have very different platforms, and to type them here would take me at least an hour, so I'll provide the links to each party's site and a little background on each party. Please feel free to read each party's platform and also make an opinion based upon these parties.

Liberal Party The Liberal Party is one of the oldest parties in Canadian politics and have held power for most of the century, including the past ten years. Their views are more or less in the middle of the political spectrum and have usually found many voters in th past. After the recent sponsorship scandal and gun registry scandals, the Liberals have lost many voters and are now close to equal in popularity with the Conservative Party.

Conservative Party The Conservative Party is viewed as the 'neo-cons' of Canadian parties and also the most 'American' of the parties. The Conservatives are the product of a merger between the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties. Their views are very right-wing, they wish to lower taxes and strengthen Canada's military role in the world. All this at a cost of social programs. The Conservative Party has gained much scorn for its views on gay-marriage, women's rights and the de-criminilization of marijuana.

NDP (New Democratic Party) The NDP are the socialist-based party of Canada, having very left-ist views. The NDP is focused on job creation, education, family planning, women's rights, healthcare, and peacekeeping.

Bloc Québécois This site is in French and has no english option, but if you would like here's another site about them in english Here. The Bloc wish to cecede from Canada and have many social program based ideas and the redistribution of wealth. Being the Bloc Québécois, they exist only in Québec. They have been the deciding factor in many elections, as Québec has the most ridings.

The more secondary parties are the Green Party, the Marijuana Party, the Communist Party, and the Marxist-Leninist Party.




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#2 14 years ago

Marijuana probably has no chance in hell of winning. LoL. As for the guys running, why do they all have to be so ugly? I voted conservative though just because I have conservative ideology.




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#3 14 years ago

I think I would vote on the liberal party if I lived in Canada.

Btw, this "Gilles Duceppe" guy looks like a serial killer.

[EDIT] Wich one would you vote on Octovon?




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#4 14 years ago

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention my choice, personally, I would vote NDP but since the Conservatives are so Nazi-ish and may actually win the election, I would vote Liberal to keep Stephen Harper out of office.




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#5 14 years ago

-Make job creation, especially the shorter work week with no loss in pay, the top priority -Shift the tax burden onto the wealthy corporations Defend and improve universal social programs -Defend the environment against corporate devastation -Guarantee the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively -Expand democratic political rights; promote equality for women and people of color -Democratic constitutional reform, based on recognition of the full equality of Quebec with the rest of Canada, and guarantees of full aboriginal rights -Cut military spending by 50%; convert military to civilian job Safeguard the rights of people with disabilities Act against racism, sexism and homophobia

That sounds good, heh.




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#6 14 years ago

i have no opinion in this i think the canadian goverment is lame and corrupt




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#7 14 years ago

That would be all governments for you, in the world.




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#8 14 years ago

Mihail-Make job creation, especially the shorter work week with no loss in pay, the top priority -Shift the tax burden onto the wealthy corporations Defend and improve universal social programs -Defend the environment against corporate devastation -Guarantee the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively -Expand democratic political rights; promote equality for women and people of color -Democratic constitutional reform, based on recognition of the full equality of Quebec with the rest of Canada, and guarantees of full aboriginal rights -Cut military spending by 50%; convert military to civilian job Safeguard the rights of people with disabilities Act against racism, sexism and homophobia

That sounds good, heh.

You see if we cut our military spending, obviously the CF would decay and finally end. Then we would rely even more on the US for our protection. If we did that, we might as well just add the stars and stripes to our flag and say the pledge of allegiance.

I agree with all your other points, especially the environment, workers' rights, the equality of Quebec and the guarantees of full aboriginal rights.




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#9 14 years ago

i like canada it has excellent medicare ,if i were to live abroad i would like to live in canada ,and i like the liberal party there may be it will win again




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#10 14 years ago

Those guys make John Kerry look handsome. That is saying something too.