Canadian federal election
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: Canadian federal election

  1. #1
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default Canadian federal election

    Any Canadians (or anyone else) like to weigh in on yesterday's election? It was a jaw-dropping night, for ALL parties!
    Lisa


  2. #2
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default

    Stephen Harper is the PC incumbent in my riding, so yeah, we were expecting another Con landslide in the west as usual. I cannot believe the drubbing the Libs took, losing something like 70+ seats!!!! I'm glad to see the NDP essentially switch seat #s with the Libs. Good for Jack Layton! I think that the whole overthrow of the govt, just a couple years after the vote of non-confidence, was ridiculous. Happy to have a majority govt, finally! And Iggy.....well he announced this morning he's quitting as Lib party leader. Uh, yeah....If you lose in your own riding it's a foregone conclusion you're out of a job.
    Lisa


  3. #3
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,633

    Default

    disappointed with the results. i prefer a minority government, especially when it's conservative...
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
    Lilypie First Birthday tickers

  4. #4
    Mega Poster Lemongirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,616

    Default

    I can't believe the only government in history to have been found in contempt of parliament has gone on to form a majority. And the level of voter apathy - AGAIN. 61%. Ugh. I find it so frustrating that people don't care enough to get off their bums and vote!!!
    ...
    Courtney
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

    Lilypie First Birthday tickers

  5. #5
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemongirl View Post
    I can't believe the only government in history to have been found in contempt of parliament has gone on to form a majority. And the level of voter apathy - AGAIN. 61%. Ugh. I find it so frustrating that people don't care enough to get off their bums and vote!!!
    A federal election during Stanley Cup playoffs - not a good combination.
    Lisa


  6. #6
    Community Host
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    13,667

    Default

    Yeah, I'm alright with the results. I knew NDP wouldn't win the majority. I was hoping they'd at least make official opposition which they did. And I'd prefer the Cons to the Libs, so that's fine with me.

    I'm mostly annoyed with the voter turn out. I find it absolutely despicable that more registered voters don't get out there and vote. They make it so easy to do. Even advanced polling is easy, or mail in for pete's sake! There's no excuse.

    I'm also giving major props to Liz May. She's rockin' it hard and I'm very thrilled she's got a seat!
    ~Jordan~

  7. #7
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    Yeah, I'm alright with the results. I knew NDP wouldn't win the majority. I was hoping they'd at least make official opposition which they did. And I'd prefer the Cons to the Libs, so that's fine with me.

    I'm mostly annoyed with the voter turn out. I find it absolutely despicable that more registered voters don't get out there and vote. They make it so easy to do. Even advanced polling is easy, or mail in for pete's sake! There's no excuse.

    I'm also giving major props to Liz May. She's rockin' it hard and I'm very thrilled she's got a seat!
    I really like Jack Layton, but the NDP candidate in our riding is a total wanker. :BOO: Her official NDP webpage read like an obituary - listing where she was from, where she went to school, the stuff she liked to do - NOTHING whatsoever regarding her platform. Hello? It's great you're an RN and all, but why should I vote for you?????
    Lisa


  8. #8
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    5,543

    Default

    I'm thrilled with the results! NDP won our riding (as usual), but I was pulling for the Tory candidate.

    It will be interesting to see what happens in 4 years. Will the NDP live up to the expectations they are set for themselves or will the Libs be back? Is the Bloc done forever or will a new separatist party crop up? What will the NDP cabinet look like since basically every seat they gained was by novice politicians in Quebec?

  9. #9
    Posting Addict ClairesMommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    12,517

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kris_w View Post
    I'm thrilled with the results! NDP won our riding (as usual), but I was pulling for the Tory candidate.

    It will be interesting to see what happens in 4 years. Will the NDP live up to the expectations they are set for themselves or will the Libs be back? Is the Bloc done forever or will a new separatist party crop up? What will the NDP cabinet look like since basically every seat they gained was by novice politicians in Quebec?
    It was such a shame - the poor voter turnout - since our whole political landscape has changed so much overnight. Coming off a recent municipal election here where the turnout was sooooooooo high I guess I thought maybe the same thing would happen federally. lol...nope. With the Libs going down so hard it was, IMO, necessary that Michael Ignatieff go down too. The party needs to rebuild and I don't think it would be a successful rebuild with Iggy at the helm. Duceppe and Iggy, IMO, did very poorly in the debates. I just can't believe what's happened in PQ, with the Bloc basically close to decimation and the NDP being so heavily favoured there.
    Lisa


  10. #10
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    CANADA!! The home of double-doubles, hockey, poutine, and the letter "eh" :P
    Posts
    41,648

    Default

    I'm happy with the Conservative majority... I fully expected them to win, it was just a matter of whether it was to be a minority or majority. The problem with a minority government (regardless of who's the leading party) is NOTHING can get done because of course the opposition parties are usually going to vote against everything. At least now we can cut down on some of the antics and forego the back to back to back to back elections!!! Once we get the provincial election out of the way in the Fall we should be election free for at least 4 years! LOL

    I was surprised at how much the Liberals were trounced... I guess, except for the time after Mulroney when the Cons were just about wiped out and the Bloc became the opposition, we just expect to have the Cons and the Libs alternating between forming the government or the opposition. Nice to see the end if Iggy though!! I think the Liberal party has a lot of work to do to build itself back up... if you look back, the last 3 elections they've won less and less seats. I'm sure they'll do it... just may take a bit of time like it did for the Conservatives.

    As for the Bloc... BUH-BYE!!! LOL I'm sorry, but it's a JOKE to have them in the federal government IMO. Hello?? You want to split up the country... and you only run in ONE province? Just doesn't make sense to have them there at all. I think it should be required that a federal party be able/willing to run candidates in ALL ridings across the country... otherwise they're not truly federalist.

    We're not entirely sure who won in our riding... it looks like the Conservative candidate beat out the 3-time (?) incumbent Liberal by only 14 votes. So while the Con is claiming victory, the Lib is not conceding because there has to be a mandatory recount. That was a big shock... don't like the Liberal guy but he's been around so long and while the other guy is a former school board trustee he just did not impress much of anybody at our local debates... so figured we'd end up with same-old-same-old. Didn't expect such a close race either.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions