Election Day is May 2nd, the English and French leaders' debates are April 12th and 14th respectivelyThe Harper Government has just been toppled on the basis of Stephen Harper's government being "in contempt of parliament". This sets an election campaign to begin and continue until election day sometime in May. What say you Canadian Giant Bombers? Who has your support?
If you are undecided in your voting intentions, this link may help you see which party aligns the most with your views.
So it seems like the main opposition is going to campaign on Harper's government disrespecting democracy and all that instead of the economic budget that was presented. It seems like this will result in more of the same, unless people's voter apathy suddenly vanishes.
I am looking forward to a month of
- Attack Ads from the Conservatives that take things out of context and don't say anything about their own policies
- Liberal Ads criticizing conservatives polices but not saying what they plan on doing i.e. Saying we don't the F-35 fighter jets but not coming up with an alternative. (Not replacing the 30 year old SeaKing Helicopters in the 90's resulted in a 500 million dollar cancellation fee and 30 maintainence hours for every hour of flight)
- NDP Ads that consist of "hey those other guys are idiots you should give us a chance........................please"
- And the green party well, Mrs. May shouldn't have been aloud in the TV debates last election and I hope she doesn't get a spot this time........................... I might dislike the French Language but you kinda need it to be even considered a National Leader
For me NDP came out a head, and as far as I can recall I think we pretty much agreed on almost every topic.
I wish I could find the site again.
Harper leads the Conservatives and is current Prime Minister
Ignatieff leads Liberals
Layton leads NDP
Duceppe leads the Bloc
I don't like Harper and like Ignatieff but I am more Conservative then Liberal so I don't know who I will vote for.
all i know is this, if Harper manages to get a majority government we are fucked, he is much more right wing crazy then people seem to think and they will do everything they can to adopt more U.S policies and lessen what it means to be Canadian. Harper is more interested in being the PM then he is leading our country and strengthening what it means to be Canadian. The PC's in Canada want us to be the 51st state and that scares me, but we haven't had and strong liberal leadership in years and we still don't and thats why we are in the perpetual loop of his government failing and having to go through another election just to end up in the same place, all the opposition parties are also all to focused on being the ones in power that they don't run or put forth the platform that people can believe in. So were are stuck with these bullshit politicians doing everything for themselves and nothing for us and our country.
I probably agree with Liberals the most but yeah screw them and their corrupt asses. So I'm going with NDP...because fuck it.
And I kinda feel bad for Layton at this point; It feels like the dude has been around forever. Liberals fucked up, Conservatives fucked up, I say we give the NDP a chance to fuck up.
NDP. At this point, it all seems to be the same shit, just a different pile. Maybe mustache man will be better, although I feel Einstein has the best quote for this situation; "Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results." Expect more of the same nonsense.
As a card carrying member of the NDP, I am voting for my local representative. I believe that their stance towards rebuilding the middle-class fits in line with what needs to happen in Canada. That and I don't trust my, or my families, well being to Ignatieff or Harper.
I've been out of the loop for awhile, but what has Harper been up to that's had everyone shitting on him for the past several months?
Also Ignatieff looks like a crook. I wouldn't trust that man with a roll of toilet paper for fear he'd try to sell it back to me for ten bucks.
He used to be a professor and his last name is Layton. Such an easy Joke. I dunno, I've never voted because I'm not really interested in politics. I suppose if someone running for PM was a fascist asshole then I'd vote for someone else just to make sure he/she doesn't make it.
Here is a little write up on the app for those interested.
" I'm from Calgary, so I'm Conservative as hell. Harper's doing a great job. The only other party that has a chance of getting a majority are the liberals, but after the sponsorship scandal I would never vote for them. "I've voted Conservative in the last two federal elections, and I agree 100% with you. That's why I'm asking where the Harper hate is coming from, considering the economic meltdown in the US hasn't effected us nearly as bad under his stewardship.
I'm not Canadian but I'm always interested in Canadian politics and understand the economy well enough up there to know that giving Harper and the Conservatives credit for the financial crisis sparing Canada is like giving the Conservatives credit for Medicare covering your surgery bill. One thing you can thank Harper for is a deficit though. Give him a majority and he'll gladly make it worse with billions of corporate tax breaks.
" @simulation said:" I'm from Calgary, so I'm Conservative as hell. Harper's doing a great job. The only other party that has a chance of getting a majority are the liberals, but after the sponsorship scandal I would never vote for them. "I've voted Conservative in the last two federal elections, and I agree 100% with you. That's why I'm asking where the Harper hate is coming from, considering the economic meltdown in the US hasn't effected us nearly as bad under his stewardship. "
" @simulation said:As a fellow Calgarian, I too am a dedicated Conservative, and will be for sure voting for them this election. And I totally agree about his handling of the economy, the green home renovation tax credit was a great way to stimulate the economy and improve energy efficiency in lots of homes. However, I will not deny that I have incredible respect for Jack Layton. He may be a loon, but he sticks to his principles and he successfully beat cancer and did it with dignity." I'm from Calgary, so I'm Conservative as hell. Harper's doing a great job. The only other party that has a chance of getting a majority are the liberals, but after the sponsorship scandal I would never vote for them. "I've voted Conservative in the last two federal elections, and I agree 100% with you. That's why I'm asking where the Harper hate is coming from, considering the economic meltdown in the US hasn't effected us nearly as bad under his stewardship. "
I live in Calgary and I just hope Harper gets a majority and we can stop pissing away money on elections so often.
2009 was a tough year here in Alberta but besides that things are pretty good and I think we have Harper to thank for that.
Niether the Liberals, NDP nor the Bloc will make Alberta a better place if they were to form a Coalition.
" @simulation said:One of the reasons why we haven't had a economic meltdown is not because of Harper but because of economic regulations on banks.
Umm probably the NDP because the Liberals aren't doing it for me anymore (that might change when Trudeau's son is ready to lead the Liberals) and the conservatives are a no go because I'm forced to have them as a provincial government (I live in Alberta so there is no chance of liberal or NDP's winning there) soooo ya.
EDIT: holy shit I didn't read all the comments from my fellow Calgarians before I posted, see what I mean they're all Conservative! Its crazy, we are the Texas of Canada!
" I've been out of the loop for awhile, but what has Harper been up to that's had everyone shitting on him for the past several months? Also Ignatieff looks like a crook. I wouldn't trust that man with a roll of toilet paper for fear he'd try to sell it back to me for ten bucks. "I've been out of the loop for a while as well, but I do recall hearing that the jet fighters that Harper said would cost $70 Billion will actually cost around $135-$140 Billion. Also, he supports an MP that forged documents then lied about it. I also dislike that he suspended parliament TWICE just to not lose power. He's more concerned about being in power than doing anything for the country.
As someone in Newfoundland I won't vote for Harper. As far as I'm concerned it's another ABC election. Anything But Conservative. I don't even have to think about who to vote for in this election. The provincial election that is also happening is a different story though. The conservative leader didn't even want to be the leader at first and no one else wants it either so she's stuck with it and the Liberal leader has a mere 10% of the polls and won't step aside for stronger leadership. It's a tough thing to decide between two incompetent non leaders rather than 2 incompetent leaders.
The current Conservative Party is shifting policies to be more American, because they're doing great, right? Harper's policy ranges from the scandalous, to the odd, to the absurd, like being against gay marriage, something most Canadians I know are quite proud of allowing. He's been using the government websites as a mouthpiece for his propaganda, too. He's all about the "Harper Government's" great accomplishments. The Economic Action Plan (which is pretty much over) now functions exclusively as marketing material for the Conservative Party. Ignatieff is a weak leader (party-wise) but he's miles better than Harper.
I implore every citizen of Canada if you never vote to pay attention to the parties political stance on the internet. As some of you may know bell are being douche bags again and I don't have to remind any of you how terrible are internet already is compared to the world. If you want to look up michael geists blog or other sources to get up to date on the issues.
You may not give a shit about politics, but I know you all care about the future of our ISP's and the internet in general.
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