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Canadian General Election, Live Thread (UPDATE: Conservatives Win!)
Elections Canada ^ | N/A

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; canadianelection; conservatives; consevatives; election; liberals; paulmartin; stephenharper; throwthebumsout
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1 posted on 01/23/2006 8:03:49 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: GreenLanternCorps; fanfan; Heatseeker; kanawa

Reporting for duty! (and a ping for ya)

I have a good feeling about tonight...


2 posted on 01/23/2006 8:05:37 AM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: GreenLanternCorps

As a former Canadian, now U.S. citizen many years, you have my attention. Conservatives need to win big ... good luck.


3 posted on 01/23/2006 8:06:19 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Are results usually known for Canadian Parlimentary elections the same day?


4 posted on 01/23/2006 8:06:27 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: GreenLanternCorps

GO CONSERVATIVES!


5 posted on 01/23/2006 8:07:19 AM PST by Fawn
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To: GreenLanternCorps

6 posted on 01/23/2006 8:08:25 AM PST by TheBigB (Time waits for no man. Unless that man is Chuck Norris.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Can we make this the official live thread for the Canadian General Election being held today?


7 posted on 01/23/2006 8:08:28 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps (I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

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,

 it was probably sarcasm)

8 posted on 01/23/2006 8:09:01 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: GiveEmDubya

Thanks me too. I'd love to see the look on Michael Moore's face when Canada becomes a "Red State".


9 posted on 01/23/2006 8:09:56 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps (I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Harper, the Conservative, is poised for a win. :)


10 posted on 01/23/2006 8:09:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Owl_Eagle
Does anyone in the States know if C-SPAN will have any coverage? I know they have covered Canadian elections before, and this is such an important one, that I hope they'll do something.

My cable provider offers an international news channel, so I'll check that too.

11 posted on 01/23/2006 8:10:55 AM PST by kellynch (I am excessively diverted. ~~Jane Austen)
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To: kellynch

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12 posted on 01/23/2006 8:11:48 AM PST by Stentor
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To: kellynch

I answered my own question -- at C-SPAN's website, they will have live coverage on C-SPAN 1 at 9:30 Eastern.


13 posted on 01/23/2006 8:12:02 AM PST by kellynch (I am excessively diverted. ~~Jane Austen)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Any chance we'll know the results by tonight?


14 posted on 01/23/2006 8:12:32 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Thanks for the thread.

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.

15 posted on 01/23/2006 8:12:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: SoFloFreeper
If the Conservatives win will the US liberals who moved north go to Greenland next?
16 posted on 01/23/2006 8:12:42 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: GreenLanternCorps

17 posted on 01/23/2006 8:12:53 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Semper Paratus

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.


18 posted on 01/23/2006 8:13:03 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Great idea.


19 posted on 01/23/2006 8:13:35 AM PST by captcanada
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To: GreenLanternCorps

20 posted on 01/23/2006 8:14:08 AM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: kellynch

I'm here!

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


21 posted on 01/23/2006 8:14:10 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: Semper Paratus

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).


22 posted on 01/23/2006 8:14:11 AM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: July 4th
Nice! Here is another to (hopefully) look forward to ...


23 posted on 01/23/2006 8:14:16 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: NorthOf45

It will likely be past 2:00 am Eastern before the final results are known.


24 posted on 01/23/2006 8:14:40 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: West Coast Conservative

LOL ... you beat me to it. : )


25 posted on 01/23/2006 8:14:51 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Thanks. Sounds interesting.


26 posted on 01/23/2006 8:15:02 AM PST by LikeLight
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Good Luck Canadian Conservatives...


27 posted on 01/23/2006 8:15:28 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: Over 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

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...


28 posted on 01/23/2006 8:16:21 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: GreenLanternCorps

The face I'll be watching tonight is Paul Martin -- he looks like he's overdue for a nervous breakdown.


29 posted on 01/23/2006 8:16:27 AM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: Heartofsong83

I'll try to be up for it ... here in the Maritimes.


30 posted on 01/23/2006 8:16:51 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: Semper Paratus

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...


31 posted on 01/23/2006 8:17:46 AM PST by kajingawd (" happy with stone underhead, let Heaven and Earth go about their changes")
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To: kajingawd

Final results for the Atlantic Provinces that is.


32 posted on 01/23/2006 8:18:38 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Note to the Conservative Party: Please guard the "tyres" on your vans!

Note to the Border Patrol: Don't let the "Milwaukee Five" into Canada!

33 posted on 01/23/2006 8:19:22 AM PST by inkling
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To: GreenLanternCorps

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.


34 posted on 01/23/2006 8:19:42 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: GiveEmDubya; GMMAC; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; ...

Canada Ping!

Please FReepmail me to get on or off this Canada ping list.


35 posted on 01/23/2006 8:20:19 AM PST by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

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.


36 posted on 01/23/2006 8:21:32 AM PST by inkling
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To: GreenLanternCorps

We're watching!


37 posted on 01/23/2006 8:23:02 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Polls show about a 10 point lead nationally for the CPC.

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.

38 posted on 01/23/2006 8:23:20 AM PST by hawkaw
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To: Heartofsong83

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

and

B) They are in in charge of the place...

I'm sure he will be extremly miserable...


39 posted on 01/23/2006 8:25:51 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps (I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.)
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To: hawkaw
Voting closes in Ontario at 9:30 PM.

The polls close in NB (Fredericton at least) at 8:30 PM AST.
40 posted on 01/23/2006 8:26:12 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: kellynch

I think C-SPAN is covering it; if not go online to cfrb.com (live audio feed), canoe.ca or nationalpost.com.


41 posted on 01/23/2006 8:26:33 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (We Acadians have nothing to do with Québec)
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To: NorthOf45

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)


42 posted on 01/23/2006 8:31:29 AM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Thanks me too. I'd love to see the look on Michael
Moore's face when Canada becomes a "Red State".

Ironically, we're all praying for an all BLUE Canada.
Red here has always been associated with Communism &
Liberalism.


43 posted on 01/23/2006 8:33:24 AM PST by CaptainCanada (The Canadian electorate is under no obligation to perpetuate foolishness)
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To: Heartofsong83

Thanks for the info. I'm trying yo recall ... are you in the Maritimes Heartofsong83?


44 posted on 01/23/2006 8:34:03 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: Semper Paratus

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.


45 posted on 01/23/2006 8:35:00 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (We Acadians have nothing to do with Québec)
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46 posted on 01/23/2006 8:35:02 AM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: All
Something to (hopefully) look forward to ...


47 posted on 01/23/2006 8:36:09 AM PST by NorthOf45
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To: Owl_Eagle
Any exit polls?

Not SOP here because it's illegal to publish poll results on election day.

48 posted on 01/23/2006 8:36:09 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (We Acadians have nothing to do with Québec)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

I live in Maine and get CBC so I will be watching the returns. Good luck my Canadian friends, go get them libs!


49 posted on 01/23/2006 8:36:09 AM PST by DeusExMachina05
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Voting began hours ago in the Atlantic provinces. The polls opened in Quebec and Ontario two hours ago. They'll open later in other parts of the country.

(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.")

50 posted on 01/23/2006 8:36:24 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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