Discussion in 'Canada' started by Annie, Jun 10, 2004.
Quote: "This guy is spending 16 hours a day on an airplane and avoiding questions about all manner of things. It's time for him to elaborate on this for Canadians," said Steve MacKinnon, deputy campaign director for the Liberals."
Tis true He's also getting slammed by the media very badly - at least he is in Ottawa - and (need I mention) in the House of Commons. Not as bad as the Stalkwell Day v Chretien, but bad enough. I don't know who I'm going to vote for yet, so don't ask. Maybe Issac has some advise
I'm terribly conflicted too Said! I hate how the liberals always lie to me and get away with it, although I don't believe social conservatism is proper for Canada. In an normal election I would have voted for the PC's, but now that the Alliance and PC's merged, it's become way too right wing for me to except.
I also think Harper's budget projection are, well, optimistic. There's no way he can give a 50 billion tax cut! That's a huge portion of our tax revenues. Plus his plan for Military spending is outdated. We don't need a big military, we need a small, highly equipped one.
Liberal's plan seems to make the most sense, but I just don't trust that party.
I think I'm resigned to the NDP. I've met Jack Layton, he's an honorable guy from what I can sense and I think the NDP has moved a bit centrist since the liberals and consertives have both moved right. They don't have a shot at wining my riding let alone the PM's chair, but I do like most of their platform.
My prediction: Liberal minority government with NDP backing that lasts one year followed by a conservative minority government. Welcome to the decade of political hell in Canada. Politcal reform is in the air... Good luck!
I have to agree with you Issac, although Ed Broadbent is pretty popular around here, I think he has a good chance in my area (Ottawa Centre). A lot of people like him, and he's often in the area just "shopping"
Jack Layton is gettting badmouthed badly in papers also (here) - many are buying into it, and think he's a moron. There was a really bad article about him in the Sun over the winter, I didn't think he deserved it, but I'm not very familiar with him either
In the coming election I will be voting for the first time. I'm a bit excited to exercise my democratic right.
I really, really don't know who to vote for. The area I was raised in was very Liberal/PC, NDP would never stand a chance at even getting a sign on someone's lawn. Where I am living now is a split between NDP and possibly the Green Party. I think it will be NDP for me. I sense my father rolling over in his grave.
My mother is ashamed....she can't believe she raised a conservative
Canucks, Monday the 28th is coming soon. Make sure to you exercise your right to vote. It's going to be one hell of a race.
Latest polls (Ipsos-Reid June 25, 2004) from Right to Left.
12% Bloc Quebecois
17% New Democratic Party
6% Green Party
Looks like we're in for a minority parliament!
I saw that Isaak, but I thought the bloc was farther ahead?? Not that they're going to win anyway If Martin wins, how bad do you think he could be?
Interesting side note: Mahar Arar's wife is running for Ottawa South (NDP). I don't really know how popular she is there, but Jack Layton had some very positive things to say about her.
....A HARPER VICTORY WOULD MEAN a return in foreign policy to a pro-American stance and an end to the vaguely Gallic, religiously pro-UN tendencies exhibited over the past ten years. This is one of the big wedge issues in the campaign, and it overlaps onto both defense policy and "border issues"; in a sense it's a replay of Aznar vs. the Spanish socialists, or Tony Blair vs. his own party. To put things in a way that summarizes the dialectic neatly, Michael Moore has stopped by to urge Canadians not to vote Conservative....
Can you imagine Moore having influence on the way Canadians voted? Sort of like saying "If Moore trusts Martin, then that's good enough for me".
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