Who do you want to win the Canadian election?
October 13, 2008 5:56am CST
Just wondering the general consensus here at mylot for who they want to win the Canadian election...NDP, Liberal, Conservative, hell, even the bloc quebecois, the green party, the marijuana party, the lenin-marxist party (i think they actually have a seat...rofl) Personally, I'm picking between NDP and Liberal. I do not want to see the conservatives win, and especially don't want to see a Conservative majority. The empire strikes back II : Stephen Harper fellates America. I was going to go with liberal as a lesser of two evils, but since NDP is more my style and they're actually close to the liberals in the polls, not to mention that stephen dion talks like an idiot (even though it turns out he's a very well educated man) Jack Layton has good ideas...he may be a little fruity and I don't know what's going on with the moustache there, but he has principles (he cycles to parliament every day), and he has a better idea for what's good for canada than the other candidates. I'm pretty sure that the bloc quebecois exists solely as one big inside joke in quebec...they're probably laughing at all the english speaking morons who take the bloc quebecois seriously as a representation of the people of quebec like how does a party last for this long, or for that matter, even start, when they literally cannot win the electon unless a highly unlikely chain of events are met...basically every single constituency in quebec would have to be won by the bloc quebecois and the other parties would have to be more or less tied...not going to happen... Surprisingly, the green party has a good message. I just thought it was like the marijuana party...had one obvious platform; and didn't have a good idea for the policies other than that one thing. But the leader of the green party has sound reasoning behind her arguments...something to think about I guess... anyways, I'd appreciate it if i could get a response
15 Oct 08
I know the election is over, but still thought I'd comment. First: I am an NDP supporter, card carrying at that. Secondly: "The empire strikes back II: Stephen Harper fellates America" OMG ROTFLMAO (sorry to degrade down to internet slang) Thirdly: The Bloc are not a joke, but they also don't even intend to be the ruling government, their sole purpose is to bring Quebec's interests to the forefront of every debate in parliament. Quebec would probably actually survive eventually on their own but the transition would be rough. The Bloc already has almost every constituency in Quebec except for one or two, and the Bloc has already been official opposition in the past, its not that much of a leap to see them ruling as a minority government in a coalition with some other third party.
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Oct 08
**FORIEGNER ALERT** Ok, I'm not Canadian. But since many Canadians and other non-U.S. citizens seem to take great liberty in commenting on our politics and elections, I will act in kind here. Gilles Duceppe, though he may be a joke to most Canadians and a seperatist, seems to be a bizzarly effective leader. *shrug* Anyway, You guys would do well to look at parties like The B.C. Refederation party. Mike summers, a man I am proud to call a friend on here, is a man with a pretty good grasp on the ideals of true represenative governance. He is not currently in the race for P.M, but look for him in the future. In the meantime, look at his parties website and the ideology they present, then compair the current crop of candidates to these ideals. If you guys ever hope to be a truly free nation, these are the kind of people you want running the show.
13 Oct 08
Hahaha...so where are you from then? Gilles Duceppe isn't the party leader anymore...is he? I saw a commercial and it was this random lady. Well yeah... the bloc quebecois kind of are a joke...separatism used to be taken seriously, but it's just a joke now. I don't understand Quebec. The British win the 7 years war that pretty much defines who wins Canada and the British treat the French quite well. They allow them their own language, culture, and religion...and throughout history they've been pushing it, and go nuts over trivial things like having the french word on a sign bigger than the english...like come on. Then they try to separate, fails, and then they realize quebec never really would be able to have a real self-supporting economic system with only what? 7.5 million people and pretty much just one industry: manufacturing. It's not like their movies are any good :P. So for the next referendum on separating, they try to make it so that if they were separated they would still use the canadian dollar, still get the same payments that are given to all the provinces by the federal government. They would have gotten everything they wanted...without actually truly leaving Canada. I mean...just wow. But I guess you can be an effective leader without actually having a leg to stand on. Gilles Duceppe always creeped me out though. Hahaha I haven't heard of the BC Refederation Party before. I would take a look for interest sake, but I live in Alberta. There's no point...I don't even know if there's a candidate running for that party in my constituency (do they only run in BC, like how the bloc only runs in quebec?). Hahaha, well I think I'll go NDP...They actually stand a chance, according to the polls and they'd make us a system close to Sweden's, and look how good they turned out. Sure, it's a crazy high tax, but everyone gets universal health care, pre and post natal care, no one is left on the street, the environment is much more important than with the conservatives, everyone has full education up til their first degree in college...it's awesome. Thanks for the reply...I'll check this BC Refederation party out.
15 Oct 08
I am sure Mike can correct me if I am wrong, but I think the BC Refederation Party is a Provincial level party, I don't think they run federally, but som of the ideology is very good and deserves being seriously considered. As for Gilles. Duceppe is still the Leader of the Bloc. The random lady you saw was probably Elizabeth May the leader of the green party.