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We're having an election, too!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flash, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Announced yesterday, it will be over even before yours is done.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/09/07/election-call.html?ref=rss

    Canadians will head to the polls in a general election on Oct. 14, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday in Ottawa after meeting with the Governor General.

    Harper made the announcement outside Rideau Hall after his conversation with Michaëlle Jean.

    "Her Excellency, the Governor General, has seen fit to dissolve Parliament," he said.

    The vote will take place one day after the Thanksgiving holiday.Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion says the Oct. 14 election may be the most 'crucial' campaign in election history.Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion says the Oct. 14 election may be the most 'crucial' campaign in election history. (CBC)

    "Between now and Oct. 14, Canadians will choose a government to look out for their interests at a time of global economic trouble," Harper said.

    When asked about what the outcome might be, the Conservative leader said, "We believe it is going to be a tough election. We believe it will be a tight election. And, yes, we believe in all likelihood it will be a minority."

    Before taking questions, Harper paused briefly to praise Canada as the "best country in the world," and said serving as prime minister has been an honour.

    Harper took direct aim at the Liberals, led by Stéphane Dion, and their promotion of large-scale spending and a new carbon tax.

    "This tax will pack a cost on to every expenditure every family and every business makes," said Harper who is the MP for Calgary Southwest.

    Dion's plan would levy $15.4 billion in new taxes on Canadian industries that produce high carbon emissions. The higher prices for energy that people would face would be offset by broad-based tax cuts, according to the plan.

    Dion has countered that his plan is revenue neutral — offset by income-tax cuts.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I see you also have d_b's there too!
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/60774/
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    I posted this yesterday over at the politics thread. They're too caught up in their own silliness to pay attention to ours.

    The Liberal's best hope is another minority government which would trigger a leadership review which would trigger a leadership convention--and the Liberals don't have the money.

    A Conservative majority would effectively neutralize the Liberals for probably the next ten years .

    Michael Ignatieff is our MP. I may volunteer for grunt work on his campaign. Anything to help stop the Conservatives.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Yeah, but it got buried over there, what with the twenty-five different threads on the US election.

    We'll concede that board. Besides, I bet this doesn't go past one page.
     
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I didn't think to post it on the Politics board for the very reason JR's got lost in the shuffle.
     
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Which one wears a Canadian flag lapel pin?
     
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Move this shit over to the politics board. It's politics. If it gets buried in the children's board, its your problem , not ours.

    Why do canadians think their shit is special?
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You don't have politics in Canuckistan?
     
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

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  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    For an orange-flavored turd with a smooth texture, it's gotta be Metamucil Orange! Mmmm, mmmm!
     
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  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    So ... should May be allowed into the leaders debate?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/09/08/greens-debates.html?ref=rss
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    No, because her one member was kicked out of the Tories, sat as an independent and then joined the Greens. They have one member who was never elected under that banner.

    Besides, May must be as dumb as two short planks. She's running against Peter MacKay for heaven's sakes. How many votes does she think she'll get?

    Naturally, our PM said she shouldn't participate because it would be unfair to have two candidates who are essentially running on the same platform in the debate.

    So, who cares>

    May, of course, immediately called Harper an "anti-feminist".
     
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