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Tories retain power, NDP to form opposition, CBC projects (Canada Elections PING!)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) ^ | 5/02/11

Posted on 05/02/2011 7:44:19 PM PDT by MplsSteve

Canadian voters have delivered Conservative Leader Stephen Harper another election night victory, but it is still too close to call whether he will head a minority or majority government, CBC News projects. Meanwhile NDP Leader Jack Layton was set to become Official Opposition leader.

The NDP, according to projections, made a major breakthrough and appeared to have more than doubled their seat count, while the Liberals were poised to suffer a major electoral loss.

As of 10:25 p.m. EST, the Conservatives were leading or elected in 152 seats, followed by the NDP with 100, Liberals with 30 and the Bloc with four.

In Quebec, Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe was trailing behind NDP candidate Hélène Laverdière in the riding of Laurier-Sainte-Marie, in what was shaping out to be a disastrous night for the sovereignist party.

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I didn't see an Election Night thread - so i decided to start one.

Comments or opinions - anyone?

1 posted on 05/02/2011 7:44:22 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

It looks like the Bloc and Liberals made a huge mistake in voting to bring down the government. Epic miscalculation.


2 posted on 05/02/2011 7:47:45 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726

Let’s hope.

Totals seats = 308, so a majority = 155

This will be REALLY close ....

(nice to see the traitorous BQ wiped out though!!)


3 posted on 05/02/2011 7:50:21 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: MplsSteve; Clive; fanfan

Just heard it on the radio -

now predicting a MAJORITY for Harper!!!


4 posted on 05/02/2011 7:52:32 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: MplsSteve
Canadian Election Thread

You might have been thrown off because it didn't have the word "Night" in the title. :-)

On that thread, we have later data than you have in your title.

5 posted on 05/02/2011 7:54:45 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Cool! I’ll go there!


6 posted on 05/02/2011 7:58:24 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Conservatives have won a majority

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-conservatives-seize-majority-ndp-now-official-opposition/article2006635/


7 posted on 05/02/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: canuck_conservative
Peter Mansbridge saying looking like a Conservative majority, but hesitates by saying a number of ridings "in play yet".

A dismaying and unfortunate aspect for the once powerful Liberal Party. It looks as if the New Democratic Party will form the opposition. I did hear 164 leading and elected, being seats for the Conservatives. Needing 155 seats ( I am told) for a majority.

Bloc Quebecois taking an awful beating by the NDP, in Quebec. I heard only four leading Bloc Quebecois ridings Mansbridge said.

8 posted on 05/02/2011 8:06:41 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: MplsSteve

The NDP are more vicious leftist thugs than the Liberals.

Still it is good to see the Good Guys win overall.


9 posted on 05/02/2011 8:10:23 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Jim 726
Nothing compared to the results of the North Minehead Bi-election
10 posted on 05/02/2011 8:12:43 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: Peter Libra

Don’t shed too many tears for Liberals - they created this election, so they got what they deserved.

But the BQ ... man, they went from 75 to 4?? They’re not even an official party in Parliament now - no more taxpayer dollars for you, Gilles!


11 posted on 05/02/2011 8:13:13 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: FormerACLUmember

“The NDP are more vicious leftist thugs than the Liberals.”

Jack Layton is an Obama clone with lighter skin.


12 posted on 05/02/2011 8:20:11 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: canuck_conservative
- no more taxpayer dollars for you, Gilles!

Yes, they never turned their backs of the millions of dollars from the rest of Canada. Perhaps Prime Minister Harper can do something about the travesty of transfer payments next time.

Anyway I have 167 Conservative. 108 NDP. 39 Liberal. 1 Green Party. Sault Ste Marie, Ontario has just lost Tony Martin NDP member for over twenty years. It is Brian Hayes Conservative. Close vote and hard fought.

13 posted on 05/02/2011 8:22:16 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: howlinhound

Tories get an absolute majority!

And yes, Jack Layton is the Canadian term for “douche bag.”


14 posted on 05/02/2011 8:23:54 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Peter Libra
Make that 33 Liberal not 39 as I stated.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatiev making exit speech after close defeat in his own riding.

15 posted on 05/02/2011 8:27:56 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: MplsSteve; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GeronL; GOPsterinMA; ...

Tories have won a majority! Big win in Ontario.

Socialist NPD is now in second place for the first time. They’ve almost swept Quebec. The separatist bloc is all but dead. Their clownish leader lost his own seat. An NPD college student who doesn’t speak French and just got back from Vegas won a Quebec seat. Lots of nobody candidates who thought they were gonna be sacrificial lambs.

Liberals are now a rump. Their leader lost his own seat as well. He had the perfect pedigree to be a Prime Minister. LOL.

Eerily similar to the Labour party displacing he Liberal Party in the UK many decades ago.

The Green party leader, a stupid slag who thinks children should vote, may be elected in British Columbia.


16 posted on 05/02/2011 8:52:54 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: MplsSteve

I’m in London, Ontario and things are good here — my man, Ed Holder is in and it looks like Susan Truppe is in too (though not official). I’m happy conservatives are in the majority.


17 posted on 05/02/2011 8:56:52 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Impy; MplsSteve; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ExTexasRedhead; GOPsterinMA; ...

The Tories are roughly the Canadian equlivant of Republicans. This is good news.


18 posted on 05/02/2011 9:10:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Clintonfatigued

They have more RINOS/CINOs traditionally called “Red Tories”.

But this is very good. An NPD government would be a disaster.


19 posted on 05/02/2011 9:29:50 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

The Conservatives share values with the GOP here in terms of foreign policy. What they do internally is a reflection of the difference in culture of the USA and Canada. Remember at the time of our revolution, the loyalists went to what is now Canada... They will always be more statist and socialist - it is in the Canadian blood, just as we have our entrepreneurial individuality.. Harper is on the whole a good guy and we should be happy he has a majority


20 posted on 05/02/2011 9:51:28 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Impy

wow.

Interesting results. Sounds like good news, hopefully.


21 posted on 05/02/2011 9:52:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Impy

The Liberals are Socialist, the NDP are outright Stalinist. This election may have given the Tories a majority, but it also means the electorate is badly divided between centrist (Tories) and extreme left (NDP).


22 posted on 05/02/2011 10:04:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: BigEdLB
What they do internally is a reflection of the difference in culture of the USA and Canada. Remember at the time of our revolution, the loyalists went to what is now Canada... They will always be more statist and socialist - it is in the Canadian blood, just as we have our entrepreneurial individuality.

Strange comment considering who the US President is and who holds power in the US Senate.

23 posted on 05/02/2011 11:43:16 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BigEdLB

If Layton were PM Obama wouldn’t be the worst leader in North America. He’s unfortunately viewed as “likable” “want to have a beer with him” or hit the massage parlor with him.

More than half on the NPD seats are from mercurial QCrapbec which may as well be on another planet. The Conservatives actually lost 5 of their 11 seats there and got only 16% of the vote.

We’ll see if NPD stays as the main left party or whether the Liberals make a comeback. It’s 42-27 NPD-Liberal outside of La Crap Province. Only 4 Liberals west of Ontario.

NPD taking votes from the Liberals really helped in the Toronto area. Without their rise in the polls it may have been another minority government.


24 posted on 05/03/2011 12:09:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Jim 726
It looks like the Bloc and Liberals made a huge mistake in voting to bring down the government. Epic miscalculation.

Forcing voters to endure a fourth election in seven years? I'll say.

25 posted on 05/03/2011 12:25:48 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: rabidralph

“Oh, North Minehead’s Conservative, isn’t it?”


26 posted on 05/03/2011 12:30:36 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: canuck_conservative; headsonpikes; Squawk 8888; Clive; kanawa; Candor7

Wow! What a great night!


27 posted on 05/03/2011 4:52:32 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Straight Shooter

Ping!


28 posted on 05/03/2011 5:53:24 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: BigEdLB

I don’t know if this is the correct assumption and correct me if wrong, but you don’t see a lot of people immigrating (legal or illegal) to Canada to get a free ride.

With more people to steer the ship rather than just riding in it, you can understand why they could afford to be more “statist and socialist” overall. They just don’t have the amount of people not pulling their weight that we do.

It sounds like this was almost the Canadian version of Nov. 2 which is pretty neat.


29 posted on 05/03/2011 5:53:36 AM PDT by randita
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To: Peter Libra

They won 167 as of this morning with 103 for the Dippers, 31 for the Liberals and 3 for the Bloc.

That should allow them to get much of the agenda that was blocked the last several years through the new House Of Commons easily. Its a comfortable majority to work with for the next four years.


30 posted on 05/03/2011 6:48:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Gondring

It was an unnecessary election called on a flimsy ethics charge no one believed.

It backfired on the Liberals and the Bloc who were supposed to be its principal beneficiaries.

When they passed the no-confidence motion in late March, Iggy and Duceppe were at the top of the world.

They single-handedly obliterated their own political parties. That’s what you get when you have fools for leaders!


31 posted on 05/03/2011 6:53:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MplsSteve

32 posted on 05/03/2011 6:55:19 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- mission accomplished)
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To: Impy

Interesting how “Red” signifies the Left, except in the U.S. Over here, it’s become the color of conservatives, who are the most anti-Marxist faction.


33 posted on 05/03/2011 7:19:03 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: MplsSteve

So, the leader of the opposition is an ultra lefty who was caught during a police raid, naked in a massage parlour that had been busted for prostitution - needless to say NDP voters love him for it, he’s just their type.


34 posted on 05/03/2011 7:29:49 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian
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To: free_life

I never voted for Obama... Many who did were anti-Bush, not anti-Republican.


35 posted on 05/03/2011 8:04:26 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I agree the Liberals are socialists and the NDP Stalinists, but you forgot to mention that the Tories are statists. Canada managed to avoid the US meltdown for one reason: our banks were not forced to offer risky mortgages to those who couldn’t possibly afford it. Accordingly, we didn’t get the housing collapse which precipitated your banking collapse and the other spin off disasters. We did, however, spend billions to participate in the GM/Chrysler bailout and went from a surplus to $60 billion deficit in order to “stimulate” the economy. I give him no credit simply because he refrained from following Obama (which would have given us a $175 billion deficit).

The supposedly “conservative” Harper government engaged in reckless spending increases over its first 6 years in office, appeased the Quebec separitists with declarations of Quebec “nation” status, continued to import hundreds of thousands of muslims and sikhs who are intent on transforming our culture, barred its own MPs from evening raising contentious issues such as abortion and homosexual marriage, continued the ruinous practice of transfer payments from rich to poor provinces (thereby giving an incentive to the poor provinces to remain poor), introduced legislation which will undermine internet privacy, and pledged undying allegiance to our Stalinist healthcare system.

Harper may be a better alternative to the NDP, but he is no conservative. And now that he has a majority founded on increased seats among urban dwellers and ethnic voting blocks, look for him to move the Tories even closer to the “centre”. Conservatism simply does not exist as a viable political philosophy in Canada.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 9:07:33 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: MplsSteve; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GeronL; GOPsterinMA
>> Tories have won a majority! Big win in Ontario. They have more RINOS/CINOs traditionally called “Red Tories”. Lots of nobody candidates who thought they were gonna be sacrificial lambs. It sounds like this was almost the Canadian version of Nov. 2 which is pretty neat. <<

About time for Harper to finally get an outright majority. Seems like he’s been governing by plurality forever. When did they get rid of Paul Martin? Around when the Iraq War started if I recall correctly. This latest election does sound eerily similar to what happened next door in our November mid-terms. Big win for conservatives and the blue-dog “centrist” liberals get crushed. Lots of new renegage Republicans in power, and a sizable number of RINOs manage to get themselves nominated and slip in with the rest of the party.

>> Socialist NPD is now in second place for the first time. They’ve almost swept Quebec. More than half on the NPD seats are from mercurial QCrapbec which may as well be on another planet. The Conservatives actually lost 5 of their 11 seats there and got only 16% of the vote. We’ll see if NPD stays as the main left party or whether the Liberals make a comeback. It’s 42-27 NPD-Liberal outside of La Crap Province. Only 4 Liberals west of Ontario. NPD taking votes from the Liberals really helped in the Toronto area. Without their rise in the polls it may have been another minority government. If Layton were PM Obama wouldn’t be the worst leader in North America. He’s unfortunately viewed as “likable” “want to have a beer with him” or hit the massage parlor with him. <<

Layton is a blowhard commie, but from seeing what happened when they tried to join forces with the other two parties to topple Harper’s government, Layton did sound like the most competent and credible of the three. It made me wonder why Liberals were much larger than NPD when NPD was more disciplined, had a much better spokesman leading them, and a more coherent policy platform. Guess this answers the question.

>> Liberals are now a rump. Their leader lost his own seat as well. He had the perfect pedigree to be a Prime Minister. LOL. <<

Hold on… the Canadian Liberals managed to find someone WORSE than Stephane “I fart for you” Dion to lead them in this election? How is that possible?!

>> The separatist bloc is all but dead. Their clownish leader lost his own seat. An NPD college student who doesn’t speak French and just got back from Vegas won a Quebec seat”>

Odd, again from my impressions of the leaders during the constitution crisis when they tried to topple the Harper government… Gilles Duceppe came across as a very articulate, reasonable, likeable guy, despite his wacko policies. A rational man leading a fringe party, kinda like if the Libertarians here appointed Neal Boortz to lead them. The leader of a Quebec-only French separatist party spoke better English than the leader of the “natural” governing party for all of Canada (Dion).

>> Eerily similar to the Labour party displacing he Liberal Party in the UK many decades ago. The Green party leader, a stupid slag who thinks children should vote, may be elected in British Columbia. <<

Looks like the Bloc got crushed in their native Quebec, and are now down to only four seats. Canada may become more U.S.-like in the future, with the Greens replacing the Bloc as the biggest “minor party” that has no chance of running government. I think that might be a positive thing, it makes little sense to have a national party that only runs candidates in one provience and who is dedicated to dismantling the country they seek to govern. Besides, if Quebec left, Canada would be in two pieces, like the problem with trying to form a “Palestinian state” out of the West Bank and Gaza. Just look at the secessionist nuts on FR who claim slavery had nothing to do with the civil war…I’m glad we don’t have own “Bloc” in America, they’d win a couple southern states in the electoral college ala Storm Thurmond ’48, and the RATs would won win every national election by plurality.

>> The Conservatives share values with the GOP here in terms of foreign policy. What they do internally is a reflection of the difference in culture of the USA and Canada. Remember at the time of our revolution, the loyalists went to what is now Canada... They will always be more statist and socialist - it is in the Canadian blood, just as we have our entrepreneurial individuality. The Liberals are Socialist, the NDP are outright Stalinist. This election may have given the Tories a majority, but it also means the electorate is badly divided between centrist (Tories) and extreme left (NDP). <<

Confusing… generally the rule of thumb is the pro-royals and loyalist parties tend to be more conservative than the people who want a Republic, an exception being the US because of the way this country was born in 1776. But even here, there were a lot of conservatives fawning over the “Royal wedding” last week because it maintained the U.K.’s traditions and Christian heritage. In Ireland, anyone anti-monarchy is a socialist. Ick. I wouldn’t be happy living there and have to choose between kissing the Queen’s butt and living under protestant rule, or wanting independence under a socialist “Catholic” government. In Canada, even though they’re still technically part of the british empire, it’s really become meangingless, hasn’t it? They don’t even have the union jack on their flag anymore. I think the Queen might still be on Canadian currency though.

>> Interesting how “Red” signifies the Left, except in the U.S. Over here, it’s become the color of conservatives, who are the most anti-Marxist faction. <<

Yes, Canada still has the correct colors where blue is conservative (also, blue is generally associated with royality, again), and red is socialist/Marxist/commie/left-wing. Since they’re right across the border, I wish the color scheme would rub off on the U.S. more.

37 posted on 05/03/2011 9:24:39 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: goldstategop
Your post #30.

Thanks for the heads up. Gives me a chance to spell Ignatieff right. Leader of the Liberal Party. Ignatiev was a Russian world record track holder in the 1950's.

It might seem strange to our American friends that we have a Bloc Party. Paid handsome salaries by the Canadian taxpayer with vested pensions at 45 years of age. Of course they believe in separating Quebec from the rest of Canada.

To quote a Sir John someone, many years ago.

"Some might call it treason". LOL.

38 posted on 05/03/2011 9:48:12 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: littleharbour

That’s why I called them “centrist” and not “right wing.” ;-)

Of course, even a rightist government will take decades to undo the damage that Nazi Trudeau caused. I see his progeny held on to his riding in PQ.


39 posted on 05/03/2011 10:14:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: BillyBoy

Funny that the NDP color is orange. I’d give the Grits a red color and the Dips an even redder one (with a hammer and sickle and smiling Uncle Joe or Mao, whichever works... maybe Che ?).


40 posted on 05/03/2011 10:22:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Impy
Tories have won a majority! Big win in Ontario.

Ontario??? I thought they were Canada's version of California!! (Left leaning)

Socialist NPD is now in second place for the first time. They’ve almost swept Quebec. The separatist bloc is all but dead. Their clownish leader lost his own seat. An NPD college student who doesn’t speak French and just got back from Vegas won a Quebec seat. Lots of nobody candidates who thought they were gonna be sacrificial lambs.

The NDP (What is New Democratic about Socialism??) swept Quebec??

a college student from Las Vegas won?? I didn't know Nevadans had a riding!!! /s

Liberals are now a rump. Their leader lost his own seat as well. He had the perfect pedigree to be a Prime Minister. LOL.

I hope 2012 the Dems will see the same results as the Liberal got!!!

The Green party leader, a stupid slag who thinks children should vote, may be elected in British Columbia.

Yes, children should vote!!! Right after they graduate from High school and get a job!! /s

41 posted on 05/03/2011 11:10:54 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012 (what will the NAGS say??? :-) ))
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To: BillyBoy

Conservatives still think of themselves as the blues not the reds. It’s the MSM that decided to switch the colors.


42 posted on 05/03/2011 12:28:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ExCTCitizen
Ontario??? I thought they were Canada's version of California!! (Left leaning).

FWIW. Federally the Liberals had a powerful presence in Ontario. However, in provincial election many years ago, the provincial Liberal government under Premier Peterson, lost to the NDP. All over an overly optimistic statement about the deficit. Said it was zero.

It was just under 4 billion dollars though. The NDP got in on the "scandal" bolstered by the press. They were elected to power. After a year they put Ontario into a 20 million dollar extra debt. Standard and Poors claimed the A rating of Ontario would go down and warned if it was another 20 million the next year. It would face bankruptcy. Bye bye NDP provincial government.

The NDP had spent widely on some sort of stimulus monies and it did not work. Thus the huge overspending at comparitive exchange rates. Hence a distrust of the now former NDP premier Bob Rae in fiscal matters- he is now a high placed Liberal

43 posted on 05/03/2011 1:16:16 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra
Correction.

NDP spending put Ontario to make a 20 Billion dollar years end debt.

44 posted on 05/03/2011 1:19:18 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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45 posted on 05/03/2011 1:27:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Almost as evil as the Freeper Criminal Mastermind)
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To: GeronL; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
>> Conservatives still think of themselves as the blues not the reds. It’s the MSM that decided to switch the colors. <<

Yeah, but a bunch of U.S. conservatives still fall for the media talking points, adapting slogans like "Think Red" (some "conservative" organization in Illinois even promoted this by selling red wristbands to "make Illinois a red state"... well, they certainly made it "red"!) Even freepers repeat this crap, "we should focus on electing conservatives in our RED states if we want a Senate majority" blah blah blah... and the two parties have redesigned their logos to adhere to mainstream media speak... SHAME on the GOP for wanting to be "red":


46 posted on 05/03/2011 2:42:38 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Gondring; Jim 726; Impy; calcowgirl
>> It looks like the Bloc and Liberals made a huge mistake in voting to bring down the government. Epic miscalculation. Forcing voters to endure a fourth election in seven years? I'll say. <<

Bloc Quebecois & the Canadian Liberal Party must be taking advise from the California Republican Party about what to do when the opposition runs the legislature.


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47 posted on 05/03/2011 3:05:47 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: fanfan
Wow! What a great night!

Sure was!

48 posted on 05/03/2011 4:12:46 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: littleharbour
Harper may be a better alternative to the NDP, but he is no conservative.

Harper is no conservative?!

Riiiight. :)

49 posted on 05/03/2011 6:52:00 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9

If you need further proof that Harper is not conservative, read this article from Terrance Corcoran, Editor of the Financial Post, in today’s Financial Post section of the National Post. The National Post is Canada’s only right of centre national newspaper (previously owned by Conrad Black, which endorsed the Harper Tories prior to the election. Corcoran is not a disgruntled wing-nut. He speaks plainly and directly about a simple reality - conservatism does not exist in Canadian federal politics. And he’s only talking of fiscal issues - not the Tories’ complete abandonment of key social issues.

I’ve included the title of the article, a brief snippet and the link to the full article. Enjoy.

IN CANADA, WE HAVE NO CONSERVATIVES

“The Harper Tories hold the upper hand, but they are no conservatives. In Ottawa, no party stands for less intrusive government and disciplined spending. Chances of lower taxes and greater reliance on private enterprise and markets in key economic sectors are now out of reach.”

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/05/03/in-canada-we-have-no-conservatives/


50 posted on 05/04/2011 7:30:00 AM PDT by littleharbour
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