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.
Got it! Thanks for your excellent exposition.
BC currently has a "right-wing" provincial government - the BC Liberals, which have no connection to the federal Liberal gangsters - and a lot of citizens here are thus pro-NDP (the provincial alternative to the BC Liberals).
If it weren't for the NDP, the Liberals would win majority governments with such boring regularity that nobody would even follow these election returns.
excerpt from American Spectator:
"...As a political consultant explained to me in Washington a few months ago before heading north to work for the Conservatives, the leaders of the Tories' prospective coalition partner, the separatist Bloc Quebecois, are willing to give Harper several years of rule (but expect lots of Tory reforms to exempt Quebec). The Conservative victory will be a real one, and not just for Harper and his party but for Canada, for North America, and for the world..."
Will that independent Quebecer work with the Tories? I think I heard that he is a conservative talks show host.
Yeah Wayne's uncle was running in London east, or west, but he has effectively lost
Honestly 10 Quebec ridings is amazing!!
where would you place the probability of Western Canadian sovereignty in the next... 20 yrs?
Congratulations. Sincere congratulations.
Me too Mo. It's gonna be a minority but it's a START. The fact is the Liberals got BEAT!! Dirty tricks, back room deals, everything, STILL got beat. You will notice a BIG difference in our Countries relationships!! I'm so glad for that.
Thanks for all your help GS.
I must go watch PMPM speak to Canadians about values.
After that, I want to watch my new Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, address our nation.
I'll see you all tomorrow. Thanks again everyone!
I think this was just an trial balloon he was floating because he didn't know what the final results would be.
A BQ-CPC alliance would be interesting.
"9:39 - Right now I'd say that the Tories will wind up with about 25 more seats than the Liberals when all is said and done, maybe a couple less. Based on the polls done before the election, that's a better showing than I expected for the Liberals, but there is still no doubt that tonight has been a debacle for Martin and his party. How they could allow the Tories to outpoll them by such a wide margin in Quebec will be the big question of this election. The CPC has taken 36.3% share of the vote, about 5 points up on the Liberals, which is about where SES Research had the election."
ROFLMAO. There are few things funnier than watching Marxist-Leninists descend into madness.
Found it. London West.
My pleasure. :)
And not only that, but if I recall correctly (not that I know much about Canadian politics), about a decade or so ago, the Conservative Party almost disappeared, right? Quite a comeback.
No. What happened is Ipsos' seat model sucks. Just like it did in 2004.
Yup!! I agree. Manitoba has always had a certain portion that is solidly NDP.
Yep! A great big congratulations.
Thanks ... I just wish Atlantic Canada would have pitched in more.
Not a big surprise, considering most of those Conservatives last time were barely elected.
IIRC, the old Progressive Conservatives dropped to two seats in 1993. That gave rise to the Western-based Reform Party.
They are not reliable.
The NDP has made gains in BC because the Conservatives put their big efforts into vote rich Ontario and Quebec.
BC has very few ridings but IMO the Conservatives took the province for granted.
The Liberals were no threat there but the NDP has a strong base of extreme left wingers, with many expat Americans and Euros.
There is good money in Canada and Europe in being an anti-American American.
Just ask Michael Moore.
Fahrenheit 911 was produced by Lions Gate Studio in North Vancouver.
(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.")
The msnbc.com site has this on the front page:
TILTING RIGHT: Canada's Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, headed to victory.
CNN.com isn't admitting defeat for its liberal friends just yet...
Electors can register on election day in Canada?
For my part, I could care less if CNN mentions it at all.
Karl Rove is a wonder, isn't he? ;-)
Yes it is. And you know the CPC with the Bloc can block any non confidence motion by the Fiberals and the NDP. Martin is NOT in a good situation. The BLOC HATE the Liberals and they are NOT going to give them another chance at an election in 18 months. They will need to suffer out the 5 years. By that time, Martin might move on.
I'm sure they're crying in their beer at CNN central. Cue the schadenfreude graphic :^)
That 10 seats means that Harper has the basis for pulling a Dief- spend a couple of years in minority then a landslide.
Register? Who has to register? Just show up with a brand new library card with a local address on it. I did.
It's not as big a win as some projected but it is a big win nonetheless.
I think Martin is toast now. There will probably be a leadership review and he'll be out on his ear. There's no reason to keep him around.
Congratulations my Canadian friends!
'God keep your land glorious and free'!!
Yeah, the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy tampered with our pencils. 8-)
If that's what Elections Canada's website says, I guess so.
I have a question about how this sort of works. Even though the COngress has got alot more nationalized alot still has to do with the local guy running. His personality, local issues, etc that often or doesnt have to do with alot with the President or the party agenda. There talking about how the polls were showing a possible conservative majority, Could it be like heae that often people think Republican nationally but might just like the local dem better for some odd reason. In other words people wnated to conservatives to control but for whatever reason they thought their "liberal" represenatives wasnt so bad. I guess do Canadians vote for the party more or do they more lean to vote fort he man or woman as an individual in these ridings
I knew the NDP would gain - why do you think B.C. was Martin's LAST stop. He was playing to the NDP. Trying to scare the union worker and doing "anything" to get folks to not support the CPC. He's dirty, and Layto of the NDP has NO credibility. He has flip flopped too many times.
Yes, it's been a very good night overall. On a positive note, we did pick up 2 seats on the East Coast. Thanks for the congrats.