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Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

Altair

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I have assembled a helpful "Who should I vote for" decision tree.

Canadian Electoral Support Selection tool

1. Are you batshit crazy?
If yes, vote PPC.
If no,

2. Do you want a virtue-signalling power-hungry party willing to overlook obvious moral flaws that will turn and attack anyone who calls them out on their shallow, sallow leader?
If yes, vote Liberal.
If no,

3. Do you want a party that desperately tries to simultaneously pander to right-wing Christian extremists and to educated suburbanites, but manages instead to piss off both, along with all other voters?
If yes, vote Conservative.
If no,

4. Do you want a party with no understanding of how Canadian government works, which is illiterate in history and innumerate in economics?
If yes, vote NDP.
If no,

5. Do you want a party founded as an ego trip, with its former leader actively working to undermine and attack its current leader?
If yes, vote Green.
If no,

Congratulations, and welcome to the Rhino party.
This is why I voted bloc once.
 

Quirky

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When you have the two largest ridings by population in Alberta, which are greater than all of PEIs population, we will never see proportional representation in Ottawa. PEI has 4 ridings for 150k people, that’s only one seat in those two ridings in Edmonton and Calgary. Confederation was deliberately set up this way, where central Canada has control over western provinces, it’s hilarious Canadians think there is a solution to this in our democracy. Equal representation will never happen and Canadians deserve another woke party to further destroy this country.
 

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If your definition of "Central Canada" includes PEI, there's not much anyone can do to help you.

Of the ten ridings with the largest population in Canada (2011 census), nine are in Ontario, one is in BC; in other words, central Canada is under-represented on a per capita basis. (Of the 30 largest, 28 are in Ontario and 2 in BC. You hit #36 in terms of population before you reach an Alberta riding.)

 

Quirky

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If your definition of "Central Canada" includes PEI, there's not much anyone can do to help you.

Of the ten ridings with the largest population in Canada (2011 census), nine are in Ontario, one is in BC; in other words, central Canada is under-represented on a per capita basis. (Of the 30 largest, 28 are in Ontario and 2 in BC. You hit #36 in terms of population before you reach an Alberta riding.)


yes PEI is central Canada.
:ROFLMAO:

I’m hoping for a trudeau majority, it might actually give western canada the kick it needs.
 

Altair

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yes PEI is central Canada.
:ROFLMAO:
So this is you realizing your premise was incorrect?

Redistribution is happening next year, so a lot of these ridings, minus PEI and the territories will be adjusted.
 

Altair

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Yup, they do.
I really do love the destroy the country hyperbole.

Canada survived the boer war.

WW1.

The Spanish flu.

The great depression.

WW2.

The Korean War.

Quebec referendum 1

Quebec referendum 2.

The war on terror.

Covid 19

But left leaning or left wing political parties will be the end of it?

Either you all have a really low opinion of

A) Democracy

B) Fellow Canadians

C) Canada itself.

D)All of the above.

I have a really high opinion of those three.

I believe Canada survives nobody who is at the helm. Even a CPC government.
 

Altair

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole kicked off his election campaign Sunday with a speech that argued Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is putting Canadians’ health at risk with an unnecessary vote.

But at the same time, the Tory leader wouldn’t say whether he will make his own candidates get vaccinated against COVID-19 as they get ready to knock on doors and hold campaign events.

A good first day for O'Toole.
 

Quirky

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Redistribution is happening next year, so a lot of these ridings, minus PEI and the territories will be adjusted.
The irrelevant PEI, who’s economic output is essentially negative, needs four ridings over much larger populated areas of canada. Okay. Welfare atlantic canada does not need the amount of ridings they have. Gutting their representation in ottawa is a good start.

The only reason trudeau called an election now is to avoid this exact adjustment of districts that was suppose to begin in late September. He is looking for 4 years as a majority because he knows western canada will get more seats.
 

suffolkowner

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The irrelevant PEI, who’s economic output is essentially negative, needs four ridings over much larger populated areas of canada. Okay. Welfare atlantic canada does not need the amount of ridings they have. Gutting their representation in ottawa is a good start.

The only reason trudeau called an election now is to avoid this exact adjustment of districts that was suppose to begin in late September. He is looking for 4 years as a majority because he knows western canada will get more seats.
There's essentially no mechanism for reducing the original colonies ridings. The seats in the HofC and Senate are pretty much an iron clad guarantee minus constitutional ammendment. Are we going to take seats away from Saskatchewan and Manitoba too?
 

Mills Bomb

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So while our embassy in Kabul is basically being overrun, and our efforts in that country are heavily questioned, there's rumours that even some of our Gurkha guards were left behind, the PM is at Rideau Hall announcing an election? Wouldn't this be a good time to be in the Ops Room co-ordinating the best evacuation effort possible?

Seems pretty messed up to me. I vote won't be voting for the Liberal's as honestly I think they've done enough damage at this point, but it's equally upsetting that other candidates claim were "at a major crossroads" and yet their campaigns thus far has been less than impressive.

I'm hoping for change in this election but I guess we'll see what happens. The last few years have been so unpredictable it's hard to believe any predictions at this point.
 

Remius

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Perhaps if Gurkha's had a larger eligible voting demographic in Canada we would have brought them with us.
Not to minimise anything but these are contractors correct? I wonder what the contract might actually detail in regards to getting them out or is that up to the company that employs them?
 

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Trudeau hasn't answered a single question from the press directly in the 6 years since he was elected, why start now?
Or in parliament or in speeches or.....or.....
He is fully incapable of answering a question on point. If he does, on the very rare occasion answer to the point, it is typically, overblown, demeaning to the subject or just plain, patently false. The rule of thumb I use, is whatever he says, I'll look 180° from that for the truth.
I have no problem figuring out who gets my vote. So far as I'm concerned, the four socialist parties will receive zero consideration from me.
 
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Altair

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So I stand corrected, the CPC would try to scrap the 10 dollar a day daycare plan.

Replaced by a tax credit that covers 75 percent of the costs. At tax time.

Well, if that didn't just hand the LPC every parents vote.

I thought the CPC would have learned, with people living paycheck to paycheck, they do not have money to put up front, to be reimbursed later at tax time.
 

Remius

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Just reading the CPC platform now.

create a million jobs. Good.
various loans and tax incentives for small businesses. Depends.
GST free month. Bad idea
Defund CBC. Expect media backlash
Balance the budget in 10 years. Light on details, especially if creating a GST free month.
Pay parents directly instead of sub sized day care. Not as appealing.
Ban foreign home buyers for two years.

looks like a lot of spending…
 

PuckChaser

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Million jobs creates taxable income to offset loans and tax incentives for small business.
GST free month could boom spending and help create the jobs needed for above.
Balancing the budget being light on details is better than the budget will balance itself.
Pay parents for day care is a great idea, we don't need more albatross government institutions. The private sector will create the spaces if there's a glut of individuals looking for them with free money.
 
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