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News: 2011 Canadian Election: Who Let The Dogs Out? (R)

Discussion in 'Elections' started by DoyleG, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. m1150

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    Re: 2011 Canadian Election

    There's another side to this, which is that Canadian political parties are highly centralized. In Congress, it's not only permitted but expected for a representative to vote against his party's own legislation if it harms his constituency -- for example, a defense appropriations bill that closes a base in his district. In Canada, that will get you kicked out of your party's caucus. The Bloquistes believe none of the "federalist" parties will stand up for Quebec's unique concerns. The NDP has done a good job this time around convincing Quebeckers that although they won't support outright Quebec independence, they will support Quebec values enough to merit their votes.
     


  2. russ

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    Re: 2011 Canadian Election

    Well that and Layton's suggestion to reopen the constitutional debate. :)
     
  3. ceezmad

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    So who won?
     
  4. russ

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    Election is today.
     


  5. DoyleG

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    First results (Leading/Elected) from Atlantic Canada.
    Conservatives 15
    Liberals 12
    NDP 7
     
  6. DoyleG

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    The networks have declared for a Conservative government (not what type). They're split on who will be the official opposition.
     
  7. DoyleG

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    From CTV
    Conservatives 91, NDP 40, Liberal 33, BQ 2

    Global TV
    Conservatives 98, NDP 42, Liberal 32, BQ 4

    CBC
    Conservatives 109, NDP 47 Liberal 24, BQ 5
     
  8. russ

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    Iggy #fail.

    Unbelievable in a way.

    How could they f** up being the only national party just 20 years ago?
     
  9. DoyleG

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    Ignatieff currently losing in his riding (Etobicoke-Lakeshore).
     
  10. The Gribbler

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    Yikes. Liberals will be forced to merge with NDP almost at this point. What's the liberal equivelant in the states? Are they they conservative Democrats whose voters slowly all moved to the Republicans?

    BQ is getting killed.

    Elizabeth May about to speak.
     
  11. The Gribbler

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    Jack Layton is a baller.
     
  12. DoyleG

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    Global TV has declared a Conservative majority.
     
  13. DoyleG

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    CTV has followed suit.
     
  14. crazypete13

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    Yeah, CBC still hasn't but the results are pretty much in.

    Apparently there are a big enough number of ridings with <10 vote leads that they won't call it.

    There ya go Stevie - now don't screw it up (too much).
     
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    Liz May is leading in her riding - good stuff.
     
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    And CBC calls it.

    Conservative Majority
     
  17. The Gribbler

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    As a typical American liberal (not far left but not center-left) how do I feel about this election?
     
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    This is exactly how Chretien won majorities by splitting the right vote between the Reform/Canadian Alliance and the old PC party. This time, the NDP surge to all-time high in seats, the disappearance of the Bloc and the Liberals all add up to a Harper Majority he's been asking for.
     
  19. The Gribbler

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    CBC said that while Conservatives had a great night, their cabinet members are taking a huge hit.
     
  20. crazypete13

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    After-B*U*S*H
     
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    Gilles Dusceppe is also losing his riding, possibly leadership and possibly his party's period of influence is over. Au revoir, good riddence, good night! Bloc only have 2 seats right now with most polls closed.

    Good for Elizabeth May too to get back into mainstream attention and in Parliament.
     
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    The NDP just became a lot more Quebecois. They pretty much replaced the Bloc and are truly a national party - this is a massive development, for the first time in 23 years a federalist party has had a majority in Quebec.
     
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    What just happened?

    I guess the Liberal party is dead?

    So when is the next election? :p
     
  24. crazypete13

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    Four more years. :(
     
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    wha?
     

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