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I'm Voting Green This Friday

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 03:02 pm
@hamburgboy,
Saw a whole batch of campaign staff trudging up and down the streets on my bus ride home today - get out the vote get out the vote get out the vote

The last word on my riding is that there could be less than a 1000 difference between the NDP and Liberal candidates. Federally, we've been a Liberal riding for some years.

I'm looking forward (?) to another minority - but with a different balance.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 03:11 pm
@ehBeth,
i imagine that before the end of 2012 , we'll have the pleasure of going through another election .
would not be surprised if harper will also be deciding " to spend more time with his family " .
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Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 03:20 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
... The last word on my riding is that there could be less than a 1000 difference between the NDP and Liberal candidates. Federally, we've been a Liberal riding for some years.

I'm looking forward (?) to another minority - but with a different balance.

Wow, and yes!!

hamburgboy wrote:

i imagine that before the end of 2012 , we'll have the pleasure of going through another election .
would not be surprised if harper will also be deciding " to spend more time with his family " .

That would be my take on the situation, too, Mr H.

Nice to see you around, by the way. Very Happy
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 08:54 pm
@Reyn,
holy crapola

CBC is projecting a Conservative majority

where can I move?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 08:56 pm
@hamburgboy,
I sure hope hamburgboy's strategic vote pays off

Polls In: 205/273 Total Votes
Ted Hsu
36.3% 13,708
Alicia Gordon
35.3% 13,333
Daniel Beals
24.2% 9,136
Eric Walton
4.2% 1,589


s'gonna be a long night for some ridings
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 09:07 pm
@hamburgboy,
the numbers right now

the Bloc has just tanked completely
Liberals are pffffffffffft

* CONSERVATIVE 167
* NDP 107
* LIBERAL 30
* BLOC QUEBECOIS 2
* GREEN 1
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 09:31 pm
@ehBeth,
Oh dear. Conservatives may win an outright majority as the Libs and Bloc Quebecois collapse. Bed time for me.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 09:39 pm
@ehBeth,
phew
hamburgboy's strategic vote held up
phew

my riding went from Liberal to NDP
either way, fine by me

the national result
not so fine by me
Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 09:49 pm
@ehBeth,
Freakin' Alberta. What the hell will it take before people here actually think before they vote? I'm just sick about this majority. Happy for the NDP, happier still that the bloc is virtually wiped out.
Of course my candidate lost, in accordance with my rather spotty voting history. Now I'm scared.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 05:10 am
Congratulations Jack, job well done, hey Mike, i guess you can get that American citizenship i secretly think you've been desiring all along, and Gilles, au revoir, wish we'd never known you
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 05:11 am
so, a conservative majority eh, so.........no election again in july, there goes my summer plans
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 06:38 am
@hamburgboy,
hamburgboy wrote:
so i voted for a candidate i had not planned to vote for


you kept the Conservatives at bay in your riding! woop woop woop!

http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2011-05-03/news/ted-hsu-takes-kingston-and-islands/
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Reyn
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 09:58 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

Congratulations Jack, job well done, hey Mike, i guess you can get that American citizenship i secretly think you've been desiring all along, and Gilles, au revoir, wish we'd never known you

So, not unhappy with the NDP being official opposition. The Liberals got what they deserved. The Bloc - haha!

A Conservative majority? Not so much. What can we expect now? Will taxes go up to pay for those billon dollar planes? Will we be mired in Afganistan for another 10 years?

Opinions?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 12:07 pm
From the reuter-report Canada's Ignatieff quits as Liberal leader

Quote:
Resident in Canada since 2005 after a career spent mostly abroad, Ignatieff seems to prefer opera to hockey, and his attempts to appear folksy have been a challenge.

Preferring anything to hockey is bad, opera is worse, but it can get even 'worser':
Quote:
He is the son of Canadian diplomat George Ignatieff and the grandson of Count Pavel Ignatieff, a minister of education under Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II.


That's really not an answer to the question “what it means to be Canadian” Wink
Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 01:13 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
That's really not an answer to the question “what it means to be Canadian” Wink

In many ways it is. We Canucks are proud of where our families came from as much as we are proud of where we are or where we've been.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 3 May, 2011 01:20 pm
The best thing about this election is the departure of Ignatieff. The most interesting thing down the road is likely to be the fate of the Bloc and the PQ. The PQ was hurt by ADQ in the last provincial election, and it will be interesting to see what happens down the road.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2015 06:59 pm
holy crapola

it's like nobody except the Liberals ran in the Maritimes

it will be interesting to see what the results start showing in the next 45 -60 minutes when the next set of polling stations close
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2015 07:01 pm
@ehBeth,

PARTY MAJORITY ELECTED LEADING TOTAL
Liberal No 28 5 33
Conservative Party No 0 0 0
New Democrat No 0 0 0
Green Party No 0 0 0
Non-AffiliatedNA No 0 0 0

____

I'm no good at showing the charts but seriously .... everyone else is 0 across the board right now.

The pundits are startled. That's the polite translation.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2015 07:42 pm
@ehBeth,
the Liberals look like they're back from the dead

Liberal 30 614,496 58.8%
Conservative Party 0 199,279 19.1%
New Democrat 0 182,683 17.5%
Green Party 0 35,855 3.4%
Non-AffiliatedNA 0 7,202 0.7%
TO COME: 269 RIDINGS
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2015 07:56 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/includes/federalelection/dashboard/
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