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21. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

This man looks suspiciously beermany!!! Coincidence?

22. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

We had Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Green party, and the Communists in our riding. I'd be curious to see what the Communist platform is in Canada. I've seen the platform for all of the other parties, but until the ballot, hadn't seen anything from the Communists. How is a poor citizen to decide !?!

23. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Q_Zhang

We had Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Green party, and the Communists in our riding. I'd be curious to see what the Communist platform is in Canada. I've seen the platform for all of the other parties, but until the ballot, hadn't seen anything from the Communists. How is a poor citizen to decide !?!

eenie, meenie, miney...

24. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

Quoting Pardus

This man looks suspiciously beermany!!! Coincidence?

Don't make me hurt you Son.......

Quoting GregW

Back in 2000, we had the choice of the Liberals, Conservatives, Canadian Alliance (Reform), NDP, Green, Marijuana, Canadian Action, marxist-Leninist and Natural Law. Now those were the days! Lots of choice.

Yes, but did any group other than the Liberals and Conservatives gather any more than 0.5% of the vote? They aren't even considered as serious parties here (well, the Marijuana group does party some...). Here, only the Republicans (right) and the Democrats (left) are taken seriously, which is really the biggest joke of all. The Right doesn't tell the truth, while the Left simply lies. Not much distinction among thieves.

Quoting tway

I could pick a Marxist-Lennonist or a Communist candidate

You know, for a copywriter, you have quite a Beatles fixation.....not that that's bad, but.......

25. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting beerman

Quoting tway

I could pick a Marxist-Lennonist or a Communist candidate

You know, for a copywriter, you have quite a Beatles fixation.....not that that's bad, but.......

Hee hee! Seriously, I make no promises when it comes to spelling. But, yeah, the Beatles thing is probably right...

We actually had 4 major competing parties in this election: the Conservatives, the Liberals, the NDP, and the Bloc Quebecois (who only run in Quebec). All four were included in all the televised debates, although everyone knew only the Conservatives and Liberals stood a chance at winning. The Bloc, however, only wants to represent Quebec in the House of Commons (ironically to secede from the country) and the NDP want enough seats to have a strong voice. As for the other parties, well... The Green Party managed to attract 4.5% of the vote, but won no seats. André Arthur, apparently an ex radio shock-jock, was the only Independent candidate elected, somwehere around Quebec City.

26. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

André Arthur, apparently an ex radio shock-jock, was the only Independent candidate elected, somwehere around Quebec City.

So that was the soloist.

27. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Quoting beerman

Yes, but did any group other than the Liberals and Conservatives gather any more than 0.5% of the vote? They aren't even considered as serious parties here (well, the Marijuana group does party some...).

Yes they did. In terms of popular vote, the breakdown was this:

Conservatives: 36.3%
Liberals: 30.2%
NDP: 17.5%
Bloc Quebecois: 10.5% (but they only run in Quebec. In Quebec, they got 42% of the popular vote)
Green: 4.5%

(facts from Elections Canada)

In terms of number of seats, The Conservatives won 124 seats, the Liberals 103, the Bloc Quebecois 51, The NDP 29 and 1 independent seat. Thus, for the Conservatives to pass anything, they will need to get at least one other party to vote for it as well.

28. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting GregW

Bloc Quebecois: 10.5% (but they only run in Quebec. In Quebec, they got 42% of the popular vote)

You know, 42% says a lot about Quebecers' dwindling interest in another referendum - although try to tell that to the powers-that-are-working-themselves-into-a-frenzy-to-be.

OK, I'm off the soapbox...

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