Stephen Harper is the new Canadian Prime Minister

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The CBC just called a minority Conservative government.




I think I'm going to be sick.:(
 

Agent Smith

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Not before me...:mad:

Edit: And yes, I did vote, and no, it wasn't Conservative...

Edit x2: Let's hope that the NDP wields enough power to temper the insanity of Conservative policies.
 

rickvanr

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Looks like you two voted in line with me.

I too am a little disappointed in this outcome, but be thankful it is not a majority. That would be scary.
 

Stella

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Sigh.

The conservatives will
- [expletive deleted] the cities.
- cut public services.
- [expletive deleted] over the poor.
- send Canadian troops to needless conflicts ( and thus eating up taxes instead of spending the money on the greater good ).

Well, after the conservatives have completed the destruction of Canada, at least you'll know why you shouldn't vote for them again.

At least there shouldn't be a majority government. One saving grace.
 

Koodauw

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Who is the member who has the X through the liberal logo and then says... There is better way or something like that as an 'tar?

I bet he's happy.
 

fartheststar

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I am disappointed. Even though I voted NDP, at least I have a non-conservative in my riding.

Surprising, since I live in the riding Peter Kent ran in. A celebrity usually gets more votes.

Edit: Stephen Harper, scary man. Looks like Anne McLellan just lost her seat on the live update screen. Alberta is all blue.
 

Leareth

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[expletive deleted] [expletive deleted] [expletive deleted]...

just what canada needs, a right wing nut job running the country...
the good news is that the tories will [expletive deleted] this country up so bad nobody will vote for them in the next election.

I can kiss my funding goodbye. I needed the liberals to win...even thought I hate them and their double talk policies but still better then the Nazi party of canada ( aka the tories for those who have not been following the canadian news)

but at least the NDP seems to be doing well this time around...:rolleyes: :eek: :(
 

Danksi

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Stella said:
Sigh.

The conservatives will
- [expletive deleted] the cities....

- send Canadian troops to needless conflicts ( and thus eating up taxes instead of spending the money on the greater good ).
It was interesting to hear (CBC earlier) that there are no Conservative seats in any of the three biggest cities in Canada.

... unfortunately Canadian troops are deployed. Not directly involved in conflict, but allowing their allies to be directly involved - unfortunately they're getting killed in action, but it's not reaching the global headlines.

How do you punish a government, without punishing the public?
 

rickvanr

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Leareth said:
[expletive deleted] [expletive deleted] [expletive deleted]...

just what canada needs, a right wing nut job running the country...
the good news is that the tories will [expletive deleted] this country up so bad nobody will vote for them in the next election.

I can kiss my funding goodbye. I needed the liberals to win...even thought I hate them and their double talk policies but still better then the Nazi party of canada ( aka the tories for those who have not been following the canadian news)

but at least the NDP seems to be doing well this time around...:rolleyes: :eek: :(
Yeah, but you'll save 2¢ on a can of coke. :mad:
 

Stella

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I'm an Immigrant too, just another 600 odd days until I can apply for Citizenship... so I can't vote either :-(

Yes, Canadian troops are deployed in Afganistan ( for example ), but I should should have been more explicit - Iraq. Afgan is much more of a worthy cause than Iraq - which is no more than an Oil grab, not to mention a total mess. Iraq never hand anything to do with 11/9. A Needless war, imo.

Tax breaks would be good and much welcomed, as long as public services don't get cut.

Danksi said:
It was interesting to hear (CBC earlier) that there are no Conservative seats in any of the three biggest cities in Canada.

... also note that Canadian troops are deployed. Not directly involved, but allowing their allies to be directly involved - unfortunately they're getting killed in action, but it's not reaching the global headlines.

BTW - As an immigrant I don't get a vote, but a tax break would be nice! :rolleyes:
 

Danksi

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Stella said:
I'm an Immigrant too, just another 600 odd days until I can apply for Citizenship... so I can't vote either :-(
3 years right? - 'looks at countdown widget'; 417 days :p

What makes me laugh is the way CBC is suggesting that the Canadian public has somehow got together and carefully discussed/schemed how they will punish the liberals, but not give any other party a majority government. Sooo, how does that work CBC? (it's a vote of individuals surely - and a random result)
 

Stella

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Danksi said:
3 years right? - 'looks at countdown widget'; 417 days :p

What makes me laugh is the way CBC is suggesting that the Canadian public has somehow got together and carefully discussed/schemed how they will punish the liberals, but not give any other party a majority government. Sooo, how does that work CBC? (it's a vote of individuals surely - and a random result)
I think its a bit less, I've worked here on a work permit for 3 years, so I reduction of one year.

Getting back on topic, by the sounds of the results so far the Liberals have got off quite lightly ( i.e., they haven't been slaughtered ) - they could have done a lot worse, especially out east.

EDIT: I've just used the Citizenship calculator on the Immigration Canada website,
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizen/res-calc.html

I can apply early 2007... ( the years on the work permit brings it down by 1 year - otherwise it would have been 2008)
 

joepunk

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Well, no matter. I will still want to work and live in Vancouver at some point in my young youthful life.

What are the chances of having another Vote of No Confidence happening within the next few years?
 

yg17

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Stella said:
Sigh.

The conservatives will
- [expletive deleted] the cities.
- cut public services.
- [expletive deleted] over the poor.
- send Canadian troops to needless conflicts ( and thus eating up taxes instead of spending the money on the greater good ).
Just like your neighbors to the south. We'll be like best friends now!
 

dornoforpyros

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George Bush Light!

I just hope we get to keep our gay marriages & semi-legal pot


edit:Am I the only one who finds the picture of Stephen Harper on the CBC website to be really funny?

 

Chundles

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The New Prime Minister of Canada.


Policies:

- To stuff up cities.
- To stuff up Public Services.
- To stuff up progressive thinking.
- To one day become a real boy.
- To stuff up human rights.
 

neocell

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joepunk said:
Well, no matter. I will still want to work and live in Vancouver at some point in my young youthful life.

What are the chances of having another Vote of No Confidence happening within the next few years?
Very high. Pretty much no minority government has lasted more than 2 years, so hopefully he can't do too much damage
 

solvs

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So much for maybe moving up North. At least you guys aren't as bad off as we are (yet). Ironic that we might be more liberal than you guys soon. First in '06, then in '08. Yeah, I know, and then I woke up. But here's hoping!

Seriously though, anyone else think that this is just one more step towards the coming apocalypse?
 

Stella

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Despite a conservative government, we can thank our blessing that the Prime Minister isn't the religious whack job that you have to suffer with down in down south.

Moving up north still isn't so bad!

solvs said:
So much for maybe moving up North. At least you guys aren't as bad off as we are (yet). Ironic that we might be more liberal than you guys soon. First in '06, then in '08. Yeah, I know, and then I woke up. But here's hoping!

Seriously though, anyone else think that this is just one more step towards the coming apocalypse?
 

Lyle

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Just curious as a neighbor from the (deep) south: Will there be the protests of voter fraud that we've seen from the losing party after the last two U.S. elections, or are Canadians more or less confident that their election system "works" (regardless of whether they like the outcome)?