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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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To: Free Dominoes

OK, so who will the conservatives get together with in order to form the government?


1,401 posted on 01/23/2006 7:52:42 PM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: fanfan
Thanks!

I'm back.

:)

Just heard a commentator on the John Bachelor Show discussing a potential NDP-CPC coalition.

What's that all about?

1,402 posted on 01/23/2006 7:52:51 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("Liberals aren't neighborhood people." -Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
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To: goldstategop

Amen to that.


1,403 posted on 01/23/2006 7:53:00 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: conservative in nyc

Why does the NDP vote matter if the Con+BQ total is so much greater?


1,404 posted on 01/23/2006 7:53:00 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: HunterAmor

The West isn't in as much as Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Things will get better.


1,405 posted on 01/23/2006 7:53:31 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: July 4th

sorry, greater than NDP+Lib?


1,406 posted on 01/23/2006 7:53:35 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: PureSolace

as of now, conservatives -3 in BC...

not good! NDP is gaining big in BC


1,407 posted on 01/23/2006 7:53:40 PM PST by HunterAmor
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To: goldstategop

Absolutely! Maybe not as big of a margin as we had hoped, but let PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER show good leadership and clean up the corruption, and then build on it next time!


1,408 posted on 01/23/2006 7:53:53 PM PST by TheBigB (Time waits for no man. Unless that man is Chuck Norris.)
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To: albertanconservative
Looks like you got missed in the excitement.
Welcome to FR
1,409 posted on 01/23/2006 7:54:02 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: conservative in nyc

Per the projections, Torie erosion everywhere, except the plains, and of course Quebec, which was a Torie shocker. In Ontario, BC, and Atlantic, things just fell a bit short. My 122 Torie seat projection looks pretty good.


1,410 posted on 01/23/2006 7:54:18 PM PST by Torie
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To: All

C 124

L 103

Not as strong as I would like, but still......We Won!


1,411 posted on 01/23/2006 7:54:35 PM PST by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... and the common ground would be where again??? i think this is a last gasp hope of the liberal media commentators
1,412 posted on 01/23/2006 7:54:57 PM PST by HunterAmor
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To: plushaye

Well, last time Michael moore curled up with cartons of junk food and wasn't heard from for days after our 2004 election. Got to wonder what he will do now that the Liberals he idolized in canada have been tossed.


1,413 posted on 01/23/2006 7:55:04 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Hopefully B.C. will contribute about 35 seats ( I hope) - that might be a little high. I think the NDP will make gains in Vanc.


1,414 posted on 01/23/2006 7:55:10 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: All
All but one of the 308 ridings are now reporting some votes, though many western ridings have only fragmentary returns...

CON 123
LIB 103
BQ 50
NDP 30
IND 1

1,415 posted on 01/23/2006 7:55:46 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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To: Dane

The Marijuana Party is a nuisance!!


1,416 posted on 01/23/2006 7:55:46 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: TheBigB

Harper has now gotten his foot in the door, now it's time to kick it down.


1,417 posted on 01/23/2006 7:55:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: fanfan

The Liberals have done much better than the polls predicted.


1,418 posted on 01/23/2006 7:56:15 PM PST by Skylab
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To: fanfan
Yes! A little bit under polling projections but a win is a win. And the Liberals have been relegated to the Opposition Benches.

(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.")

1,419 posted on 01/23/2006 7:56:31 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: McGavin999

BQ


1,420 posted on 01/23/2006 7:56:34 PM PST by frankjr
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To: July 4th

Because the Bloc probably won't team up with anyone for any extended period of time. The NDP could team with the Liberals. But they are far short of a majority, even taken together.

These CBC liberal downers make our MSM look conservative.


1,421 posted on 01/23/2006 7:56:43 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: Skylab
The Liberals have done much better than the polls predicted.

Dogs return to their vomit.

1,422 posted on 01/23/2006 7:56:53 PM PST by NeoCaveman ("You should move the team Art" - then Governor Voinovich)
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To: HunterAmor
IMO it will not be easy for Mr. Harper to govern with those numbers.

Minority governments can be messy and unpredictable.

One thing though is that Albertas future is going to dominate Canadas future and Alberta is full of cowboys!

YeeeHaw!

Congratulations to Canada and to Alberta!

The West is in!

1,423 posted on 01/23/2006 7:56:55 PM PST by concrete is my business (prepare the sub grade, then select the mix design)
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To: fanfan

Congratulations!


1,424 posted on 01/23/2006 7:57:01 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Skylab

The polls were wrong last time too. Or the last-minute Liberal scare-mongering worked too well...


1,425 posted on 01/23/2006 7:57:20 PM PST by plushaye (President Bush: W-2-4-4!! God Bless him. God Bless Canada too!)
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To: goldstategop

The GTA was a Liberal sweep...but the Hamilton-Niagara area and Eastern Ontario dumped them.


1,426 posted on 01/23/2006 7:57:30 PM PST by Heartofsong83
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To: concrete is my business

why did the results in both germany and canada both fall short of expectations? do conservatives outside of the u.s. poll better than they run?


1,427 posted on 01/23/2006 7:58:10 PM PST by HunterAmor
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To: Heartofsong83

The conservatives didn't do well enough in Ontario it looks like. And what's up with the NDP in BC?


1,428 posted on 01/23/2006 7:58:23 PM PST by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: conservative in nyc

Ha Alberta 100% which means McLellan is gone and B.C. has contributed 75% of her seats. Thank God.


1,429 posted on 01/23/2006 7:58:27 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: NilesJo

Using New Zealand's political spectrum as a reference,

Labour Party = major centre-left party in NZ
National Party = major centre-right party in NZ
ACT Party = conservative party in NZ
Progressive Coalition, Green Party, Alliance = left-wing parties in NZ
Destiny NZ and Christian Heritage Party = Christian conservative party
United Future Party =

US Democratic Party = in between Labour Party and National Party
US Republican Party = the most conservative of National Party plus ACT, and adding a bit of Destiny NZ to the mix

Liberal Party of Canada = NZ Labour Party
Conservative Party = NZ National Party
New Democratic Party of Canada = Progressive Coalition/Alliance/Green Party of NZ


1,430 posted on 01/23/2006 7:58:55 PM PST by NZerFromHK (Leftism is like honey mixed with arsenic: initially it tastes good, but that will end up killing you)
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To: All
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...I GIVE YOU CANADA'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, STEPHEN HARPER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA!!! :O)


1,431 posted on 01/23/2006 7:59:04 PM PST by TheBigB (Time waits for no man. Unless that man is Chuck Norris.)
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To: maica

Kudos to Canadian Conservatives for this excellent trend!



1,432 posted on 01/23/2006 7:59:14 PM PST by NilesJo
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To: Soul Seeker

Moore will always be cheered by last year's victory by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even though when he last went to Iran, they thought he was a woman and made him wear a burka.


1,433 posted on 01/23/2006 7:59:44 PM PST by oblomov (Join the FR Folding@Home Team (#36120) keyword: folding@home)
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To: Skylab
The Liberals have done much better than the polls predicted.

Not really. All the vote isn't in yet. The Ontario vote is only 2 or 3 points off the 4-poll average, for example.
1,434 posted on 01/23/2006 7:59:51 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: TheBigB

Congratulations Canada!!!!!


1,435 posted on 01/23/2006 7:59:52 PM PST by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: RansomOttawa

Someone on this thread said that Peter reminded them of Dan Rather. His voice reminds me of Tom Brokaw and he's as full of himself as Brokaw and Jennings put together. The other putz was reminding me a bit of Bob Schieffer a little while ago when he was leaning back in his chair. If I had to watch them every night - I'd never watch news on T.V. - -Thanks goodness for Brit!


1,436 posted on 01/23/2006 8:00:14 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God bless and protect our troops and their CIC. (Seahawks are going to the Superbowl!!))
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Was there a Gretzky running for the Conservatives? I thought I saw that name on the CBC sidebar briefly.


1,437 posted on 01/23/2006 8:00:23 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("What does a guy have to do to get fired around here?" - Darryl Rogers, former Lions Coach)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

To you as well!

:-)


1,438 posted on 01/23/2006 8:00:42 PM PST by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

A majority is better than a minority, for sure. But I'll take a minority Conservative gov't over a Liberal ANYTHING anyday.

The key is to see how 'solid' his minority gov't will be


1,439 posted on 01/23/2006 8:00:50 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: fanfan

Wonderful. I think there are more Canadians than the CBC wanted us to know who are really Conservative. The radical Libs through the CBC have been hoodwinking the Canadian population into thinking they were outnumbered by LIBS. Not true. Here is Canada's chance to take back their country from the malcontented degnerates who also want to drag this country down.


1,440 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:08 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: Dan from Michigan

Yes. Wayne Gretsky's cousin (or was it uncle?) is losing in Windsor (I think).


1,441 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:09 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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Time to celebrate with some popcorn and beer!

Its fine that the Conservatives didn't do as well as predicted. Baby steps, here. You have to remember that 16 months ago, the Conservatives had no chance.

Congratulations to Prime Minister Harper!


1,442 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:15 PM PST by jcs1744
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To: fanfan

Wonderful. I think there are more Canadians than the CBC wanted us to know who are really Conservative. The radical Libs through the CBC have been hoodwinking the Canadian population into thinking they were outnumbered by LIBS. Not true. Here is Canada's chance to take back their country from the malcontented degnerates who also want to drag this country down.


1,443 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:23 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: Dan from Michigan
Was there a Gretzky running for the Conservatives? I thought I saw that name on the CBC sidebar briefly

I think it was his uncle and he lost.

1,444 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:31 PM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: plushaye
I wonder when the DUmmies will start their calculations of how the Liberals must have stolen the election, because after all, look at the Polls!

Remember the Polls don't lie, its the vote counters! Must have Diebold machines.

1,445 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:33 PM PST by codercpc
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To: Free Dominoes

What is the difference between Parti Quebecois and Bloc Quebecois?

Is PQ the provincial wing for Quebec nationalists and BQ is their federal counterpart?


1,446 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:49 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: longtermmemmory

She's still a traitorous bitch!!


1,447 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:54 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (I want Western Canada to SEPARATE - Western Canadians CANNOT win in a corrupt system)
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To: MDspinboyredux

Agreed.


1,448 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:55 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: conservative in nyc

CBC just seemed to indicate that Anne McLellan has lost (!)


1,449 posted on 01/23/2006 8:01:57 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: conservative in nyc

I would think the Bloc would team with the Conservatives in order to get what they can out of this government...oh, well. I'd just rather not have the NDP in the mix at all.


1,450 posted on 01/23/2006 8:02:08 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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