Conservatives Win Majority Government in Canada

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    For the first time since 1988, Canada will have a Conservative majority government. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who had won two elections with minority governments, will govern with a surprisingly strong majority, with the Tories elected or leading in 165 of Canada's 308 constituencies. (A majority is 155 seats.)

    W00T!

    Equally stunning has been the redrawing of the opposition parties. As of 11pm ET, the Official Opposition will be the New Democrat Party, elected or leading in 104 ridings. The socialist NDP have never won more than 40 seats and have never been official opposition.

    The Liberal Party, by far Canada's most successful federal party, is getting hammered, leading or elected in only 31 seats, their worst showing ever. And the separatist Bloc Quebecois, whose stated goal is to separate from Canada, is leading or elected in only 3 seats after winning a majority of Quebec's 75 ridings in the last five elections.
     
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    Do they have "Teabirthers" in Canada?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Interesting factoids there. Can you expound on the potential implications so that we may recognize a semblence of reason as to why one might care to give a fuck?

    Thanking you in advance...
     
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    A conservative in Canada is a commie socialist liberal in America.
     
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    I told you so :)
     
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    the pendulum swings....to the right.......then to the left......then to the right......:lol:
     
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    Finally tally

    Conservatives 167
    NDP 102
    Liberals 34
    Bloc Quebecois 4
    Green 1

    Awesome!
     
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    Yeah!! Great news !! Congradulations to Stephen Harper!!
     
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    Boo!! Screw Harper! >=(

    Big ups to the NDP, though.
     

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