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Old 02-01-2018, 10:59 PM
 
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NDP is not socialist, at least the one in Alberta isn't. NDP is running this province and we still have the lowest taxes in Canada and the most capitalist approach to the marijuana legislation in the country. I am a big fan of the centre-left NDP party here in Alberta and the premier, it fits my political views quite nicely.

Unless you are comparing it to the U.S., then yes, any party in the world is socialist compared to the U.S. lol.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:34 AM
 
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NDP is not socialist, at least the one in Alberta isn't. NDP is running this province and we still have the lowest taxes in Canada and the most capitalist approach to the marijuana legislation in the country. I am a big fan of the centre-left NDP party here in Alberta and the premier, it fits my political views quite nicely.

Unless you are comparing it to the U.S., then yes, any party in the world is socialist compared to the U.S. lol.
I agree. I don't know why people compare Canada to the U.S. It is like comparing the systems of North Korea and South Korea. Or Israel and Gaza.

No similarities. </sarcasm>
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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I agree. I don't know why people compare Canada to the U.S. It is like comparing the systems of North Korea and South Korea. Or Israel and Gaza.

No similarities. </sarcasm>
It really is different. We have one of the most different political systems out of all developed countries in the world. The U.S. is an outlier in the developed world as it is severely capitalist and right wing. The democrats in the U.S. are like more conservative than the conservative party here. Also in general our political system is different, they have presidents we have prime ministers and our system is like the UK's (parliamentary system) while they use a presidential system.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I agree. I don't know why people compare Canada to the U.S. It is like comparing the systems of North Korea and South Korea. Or Israel and Gaza.

No similarities. </sarcasm>
I was thinking more Ferenginar and Romulus, but anyway...
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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People are not so hard core in party affiliations. Many vote one way federally and another provincially. I have voted for different parties over the years, depending on who's running.

The mis-step that Trudeau just did in supporting bill C-51 angered many federal Liberals to the point of cutting up their membership cards and stating they will vote NDP.

Party names can be confusing for people not paying attention. For example the provincial BC Liberals are related to or part of the federal Liberals.
Never too late to correct an error ( typo )on my part. The above should have read "For example the provincial BC Liberals ARE NOT related to or part of the federal Liberals
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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Never too late to correct an error ( typo )on my part. The above should have read "For example the provincial BC Liberals ARE NOT related to or part of the federal Liberals
Ditto the Ontario Liberal Party. But the Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba NDP, from what I understand are related to the Federal NDP, indeed the same party. I don't know offhand if the NDP operates in NWT, NU, NL, NS or NB.

The BC Conservative Party, Alberta Wildrose, Saskatchewan Party, Manitoba Progressive Conservatives, Ontario Progressive Conservatives, New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives and Newfoundland & Labrador Progressive Conservatives are not related to the Conservative Party of Canada.

I may be wrong, since Americans generally know nothing about Canada.
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Ditto the Ontario Liberal Party. But the Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba NDP, from what I understand are related to the Federal NDP, indeed the same party. I don't know offhand if the NDP operates in NWT, NU, NL, NS or NB.

The BC Conservative Party, Alberta Wildrose, Saskatchewan Party, Manitoba Progressive Conservatives, Ontario Progressive Conservatives, New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives and Newfoundland & Labrador Progressive Conservatives are not related to the Conservative Party of Canada.

I may be wrong, since Americans generally know nothing about Canada.
You keep using that disclaimer but show a remarkable knowledge that I'm sure has gotten us all busy "googling" from time to time.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Ditto the Ontario Liberal Party. But the Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba NDP, from what I understand are related to the Federal NDP, indeed the same party. I don't know offhand if the NDP operates in NWT, NU, NL, NS or NB.

The BC Conservative Party, Alberta Wildrose, Saskatchewan Party, Manitoba Progressive Conservatives, Ontario Progressive Conservatives, New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives and Newfoundland & Labrador Progressive Conservatives are not related to the Conservative Party of Canada.

I may be wrong, since Americans generally know nothing about Canada.
Yup, the NDP federal party is the same as the provincial parties. Having said that, the governments can be radically different. For example, there is a fight going on between Alberta NDP and BC NDP now and they have completely different values. Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline, as she should in my opinion as it will grow the economy and create jobs while the BC NDP are against it. And there is generally different directions of beliefs even federally depending on who the leader is. The NDP is all over the place despite being one common party.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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Oh lookie here, one of my old political threads got unearthed from the archives. I must say, very informative and civil. Especially compared to.... well..., I think I'm gonna go make myself a drink now.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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Ditto the Ontario Liberal Party. But the Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba NDP, from what I understand are related to the Federal NDP, indeed the same party. I don't know offhand if the NDP operates in NWT, NU, NL, NS or NB.

The BC Conservative Party, Alberta Wildrose, Saskatchewan Party, Manitoba Progressive Conservatives, Ontario Progressive Conservatives, New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives and Newfoundland & Labrador Progressive Conservatives are not related to the Conservative Party of Canada.

I may be wrong, since Americans generally know nothing about Canada.
LOL give yourself some credit!

One distinction between regarding the BC Liberals and the Ontario Liberals, is that the Ontario Liberals are much closer to the Federal Liberals in ideology. Our BC Liberals, have closer ties to the Federal Conservative Party. Liberal is really a misnomer for them.

Why the B.C. Liberals are sometimes liberal and sometimes not - British Columbia - CBC News
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