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Antilles VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

Okay... so up here in the Great White North, Canada. We are having a Federal Election on May 2nd.

This election was brought forward by a vote of non-confidence from the Liberals, NDP, and Bloc Quebecois. After they thought the Conservatives new Budget plan was not in the interest of the Canadian People, even though it was designed to get rid of our debt by 2015. (And a various amount of other things.)(They apparently thought we wanted an election instead.)

Canada Votes 2011 - CBC News

And now my thoughts....

Really... The Tories are most likely going to get back into power. With either the same Minority as is now, or gaining a few more seats. The Liberals really don't stand a chance of getting Tories out, especially with Michael Ignatieff at the helm. He really is just a schmuck.

The NDP thinks they have a chance, but they really dont. The NDP currently will never even gain enough to become the major Opposition party. At least not for a few elections to come, (okay alot). And the Bloc Quebecois.... Lets not even going there. They still want separate Quebec from Canada. (Ya, they will NEVER get enough seats, thank god. lol)


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#2 7 years ago

Sounds like they struck a deal and are creating a temporary bloc that will better suit their voters.




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#3 7 years ago

My opinions about the federal elections:

The conservatives would have had my vote a decade ago, but now they're just a massive group of pompous morons who put a Bush wannabe as their leader. I'd like to vote for them, but I'm not selling my soul to a bunch of minorities.

I'll probably vote Liberal this year, not because I want the Liberals to win (fuck no), but because one more vote for the liberals is another one against Harper.

I'd also like to vote for NDP, but I need to go Liberal to keep Harper out. Jack Layton seems like the only sane person in Canadian politics. He isn't going to win though, his ideologies are too extreme for a country with such a shitty democracy.

The Green party isn't going to win, let's face it.

No one cares enough to acknowledge the Bloc Quebecois.

Edit: Also, Canada needs to grow a pair and detach itself from Britain. At the very least, a Canadian should be our head of state. I admire what the Americans did to gain some independence.




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#4 7 years ago

Its too bad your vote wont really do anything though. Neither will mine though, as Im voting for an Independent, since the replacement process for a new Tories MP in our region was rigged and I believe the current Candidate isn't up to snuff. (the Independent was one of his rivals for the position.)


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#5 7 years ago
Admiral Antilles;5493278Its too bad your vote wont really do anything though. Neither will mine though, as Im voting for an Independent, since the replacement process for a new Tories MP in our region was rigged and I believe the current Candidate isn't up to snuff. (the Independent was one of his rivals for the position.)

As long as my vote helps keep Harper in a minority government I'm fine. The damage he will do if he gets a majority will be catastrophic.




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#6 7 years ago

I'm going to continue to be part of the trend of young voters and just not vote. I don't care for Harper, the Conservatives and all their BS. I have no problems with the Liberals really, but I'm not necessarily a supporter of them anymore. The NDP is like English Canada's 'Bloc', all they do is split the votes and prevent another party from gaining a majority.

I have no issue with the Bloc at all. The seperation issue is largely dead and everyone including M. Duceppe knows that. As a party they are actually concerned with the interests of the province of Quebec and their constituents. I can admire that because Liberals, Tories, and NDP MPs just care about the party, towing the party line and whoring themselves for votes.

The Green Party, useless. Their leader thinks they're important, but they're really not.

I'm more of a republican, tired of Canada's pointless ties with the monarchy. I get that it's a historic thing, but times change and we should have a Canadian as our head of state and not some senile old woman who doesn't give a shit about Canada.

I don't understand the big controversy about the Liberals, NDP and Bloc talking coalition. Harper makes it out to be "undemocratic" and otherwise evil, probably because it means he's not in charge, but constitutionally-speaking it's very much kosher. Funny, because it was only a few years ago that Harper, as head of the opposition was proposing a coalition with the Bloc to form a government in place of the Liberal Party. What's so wrong with a coalition government that represents a greater majority of the voters and a wider range of interests than that of a minority government?




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#7 7 years ago

Im sorry, but thats not right. It doesnt matter if your dont care for any of our partys, but you should vote no matter what.

Not voting is a huge problem with our youth that needs to be fixed, as by the time they finally get around to doing it, they will have paid no attention to anything and will have no clue who to vote for, and in the end, something bad will happen. (make sense?)


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#8 7 years ago

Admiral Antilles;5494337Im sorry, but thats not right. It doesnt matter if your dont care for any of our partys, but you should vote no matter what.

Not voting is a huge problem with our youth that needs to be fixed, as by the time they finally get around to doing it, they will have paid no attention to anything and will have no clue who to vote for, and in the end, something bad will happen. (make sense?)

If I don't care for the platforms of any of the parties or any of the candidates in my riding, should I just throw my vote at any old candidate for the hell of it? What's the point of that? I'm conscientiously witholding my vote as a sign of protest against all parties rather than vote at random or for vote for a party whose platform vaguely conforms to my political point of view.

Low turnout amongst Canada's young voters is indeed a serious problem, but part of the problem has been the ignorance on the part of the federal parties towards students' and young peoples' issues as they have focused heavily on family issues and not on issues such as constantly rising tuition costs.

I sincerely hope the turnout for this election is really low, maybe then the parties will realise the consequences of their constant and petty bickering that vaguely borders on real political issues. We've all heard the same BS for the last few years and through the last few elections, "Liberals want a coalition government and that's bad", or "Harper has a hidden agenda," etc etc. They seriously need some new material because Canadian politics has jumped the shark.




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#9 7 years ago

Actually, the youth don't vote because our country doesn't give a rats ass about us. In fact, the political parties don't want us to vote because there are enough of us to completely change the election in our favour. The government doesn't care about us because we are of little to no economical value to them.

And why should you vote no matter what if you hate all of the parties you can vote for? Vote (for the hell of it)/don't vote - it was a wasted vote. Not voting either says your lazy, or that you aren't voting because you don't agree with any of the platforms.




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#10 7 years ago

Harper needs to go. Hes a pompous, ignorant, undemocratic scumball that needs to leave Canadian politics for good and go live in the southern USA where he feels down at home :rolleyes:.

On a note regarding the parties: Green or NDP for me. I am disappointed with the Liberals and I feel betrayed and angry with the Conservative party. Though it is a long way off, I DO think the Green party will eventually gain some serious votes as people become more dissolutioned with the schoolgirl type bickering and broken promises of the Liberals and Conservatives. I think that people will vote Green more now and in the future as a protest vote against everyone else. If you don't like the major parties, PLEASE VOTE! MAKE A PROTEST VOTE!!! I personally think it is absolutely stupid NOT to vote in a democratic country like Canada. It is our CIVIC DUTY to vote. When you don't vote, you let ALL the bad guys win, because you are simply NOT going against them, therefore you are irrelevant to them.

The Conservative party will get back into power...I truly hope not. Harper will turn Canada upside down and around, then turn us into an America. I don't want to be an America, I want to be a CANADA with a DEMOCRACY.