Skip to comments.Canadian General Election, Live Thread (UPDATE: Conservatives Win!)
Posted on 01/23/2006 8:03:44 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps
If JimRob, etc. approve this is the Live Thread for the Canadian General Election, on January 23rd, 2005.
We have a while to go before the returns start coming in, but I thought the thread needed to get up and running.
Reporting for duty! (and a ping for ya)
I have a good feeling about tonight...
As a former Canadian, now U.S. citizen many years, you have my attention. Conservatives need to win big ... good luck.
Are results usually known for Canadian Parlimentary elections the same day?
Can we make this the official live thread for the Canadian General Election being held today?
Any exit polls? Any conducted in a manner that heavily skews towards women and urban areas? 'Cause that's the only accurate way to judge the will of the people (Damn that DIEBOLD!!!)Owl_Eagle
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
Thanks me too. I'd love to see the look on Michael Moore's face when Canada becomes a "Red State".
Harper, the Conservative, is poised for a win. :)
My cable provider offers an international news channel, so I'll check that too.
I answered my own question -- at C-SPAN's website, they will have live coverage on C-SPAN 1 at 9:30 Eastern.
Any chance we'll know the results by tonight?
For anyone else who, like me, was curious, from this link:
The term Grit comes from the phrase Clear Grit. Clear grit was a prime type of sand used by the Scots in Upper Canada to make mortar, and the term was adopted as a description of the type of character required for members of the pre-Confederation reform movement in the Province of Canada. After Confederation, the term Grits was applied to Liberals and the Liberal Party, and has stuck.
Yes, we should know by the end of the night. It will be a long night though as the country spans 5&1/2 hrs worth of time zones.
I'll be calling seats tonight - and note: the seats will NOT be called at the same time the media calls them.
Also, I will be ignoring the exit polls. ONLY real numbers count in my books.
My prediction: Conservative 134, Liberal 82, Bloc Quebecois 62, NDP 28, Independent 2
Yep, but apparently what's going on this time is that a results ban has been put in place. Meaning, no results will be given (over Canadian websites, anyway) until all the polls have closed in the country.
As a tip, checking out a place like Captain's Quarters blog might be good for earlier numbers (supposedly they're working on it -- it's an American site).
It will likely be past 2:00 am Eastern before the final results are known.
LOL ... you beat me to it. : )
Thanks. Sounds interesting.
Good Luck Canadian Conservatives...
There will still be blue pockets in Canada - the big cities (especially Toronto) for one...
I hate the terms "red state" and "blue state" as they ignore geographic splits and urban-rural divisions in those states...
The face I'll be watching tonight is Paul Martin -- he looks like he's overdue for a nervous breakdown.
I'll try to be up for it ... here in the Maritimes.
we'll start hearing results soon from the east coast...but no one cares about us here in the maritimes...but usually the rest of the country votes as they see it on the east coast...or it could be the other way around :D
Final results should be projected at around 10pm ET tonight...
Final results for the Atlantic Provinces that is.
Note to the Border Patrol: Don't let the "Milwaukee Five" into Canada!
Yeah...Drudge has an article on donut boy's belly-acheing.
Michael Moore...fat, factless, and Stupid is no way to go through life. Sooner or later Fat boy is going to keel over, and the world will be a better place for it.
Go Canada Conservatives...putting the "Great" back into Great White North.
Please FReepmail me to get on or off this Canada ping list.
Everyone expects the Cons to do great today. If however, it doesn't go that way, we officially invite Alberta to join the U.S.
I have already voted for the CPC during the advanced polling last week.
Eastern Ontario (where I am from) will send a large majority of CPC folks to Ottawa.
Voting closes in Ontario at 9:30 PM.
Oh, I know, and I'm not overly fond of the terms, especially since "blue" has usually been used for right leaning parties and "red" for left leaning parties.
But I still wanna see Michael Moores look when he's told that:
A) there are a lot of conservatives in Canada
B) They are in in charge of the place...
I'm sure he will be extremly miserable...
I think C-SPAN is covering it; if not go online to cfrb.com (live audio feed), canoe.ca or nationalpost.com.
Polls close at the following times:
Newfoundland: 8:30 pm NST, except 8:00 pm AST in Labrador (7:00 pm EST / 0000 UTC)
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick: 8:30 pm AST (7:30 pm EST / 0030 UTC)
Quebec: 9:30 pm EST, except 10:30 pm AST in the extreme east (9:30 pm EST / 0230 UTC)
Ontario, Nunavut: 9:30 pm EST, except 8:30 pm CST in the northwest (9:30 pm EST / 0230 UTC)
Manitoba: 8:30 pm CST (9:30 pm EST / 0230 UTC)
Saskatchewan: 8:30 pm CST, except 7:30 pm MST in the far west (9:30 pm EST / 0230 UTC)
Alberta, Northwest Territories: 7:30 pm MST (9:30 pm EST / 0230 UTC)
British Columbia, Yukon: 7:00 pm PST, except 8:00 pm MST in the east (10:00 pm EST / 0300 UTC)
Ironically, we're all praying for an all BLUE Canada.
Red here has always been associated with Communism &
Thanks for the info. I'm trying yo recall ... are you in the Maritimes Heartofsong83?
Results usually come out within 30-45 minutes of the polls closing. The polls close at 7:30pm EST in the Maritimes, 9:30pm EST in Central Canada and the Prairies and 10pm EST on the Left Coast.
Not SOP here because it's illegal to publish poll results on election day.
I live in Maine and get CBC so I will be watching the returns. Good luck my Canadian friends, go get them libs!
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")