U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-21-2019, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
22,345 posts, read 27,836,664 times
Reputation: 8754

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post
Why on earth would they prefer to emulate a system whereby they simply replace a purely ceremonial head of state with one that has all the same pomp and circumstance, but far more along the way of individual power they supposedly despise? A system where the head of state can remain sequestered in their castle, remote from the houses of debate?

Are they even tuning in to watch how Trudeau is currently getting roasted over this SNC Lavalin affair? Here you have an ethics watchdog making a damning report that triggers a tempest of investigation by any number of parliamentarians and all of this under the heading of ETHICS violations. Cripes!

This has the possible ramification of scuppering the incumbent's chances for re-election because he and his office attempted to "influence" an 'appointed-by-himself' attorney generals assessment. They really need to think about that and compare to what they seem willing to accept as a supposedly "superior" form of government. To wit: "Oh, you aren't going to co-operate with me on this and do as I ask ….. you're fired. "Okay, who's willing to agree with my stance and become the next Attorney General." Is that really what they want without any apparent degree of oversight?

Trudeau's demonstrated arrogance, his willingness to accede to a powerful corporate entity and use his office to pressure and pattern an Attorney General's decsion will very likely be his undoing, whereas those attributes and actions would be ignored, or even endorsed elsewhere.

They really do seem to be pining for a return to the Duplessis days.
You're really really too much into this. 2+2=5.


And BTW Trudeau is very very likely to get re-elected.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-21-2019, 03:45 PM
 
18,600 posts, read 10,616,910 times
Reputation: 13648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
You're really really too much into this. 2+2=5.


And BTW Trudeau is very very likely to get re-elected.
A/J, were you to say the same about those who start threads titled "Canada is not a real country", your mild criticism would be more relevant.

And BTW, vis-à-vis Trudeau's re-election, it's not over til' the fat lady sings, regardless of polls that seem to indicate Canadians seem to want to move on.

Were it anybody but smarmy, impotent Scheer on the opposing side, one of Justin's Mercedes would already be packed and idling in the driveway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Canada
5,068 posts, read 4,589,049 times
Reputation: 3377
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post
A/J, were you to say the same about those who start threads titled "Canada is not a real country", your mild criticism would be more relevant.

And BTW, vis-à-vis Trudeau's re-election, it's not over til' the fat lady sings, regardless of polls that seem to indicate Canadians seem to want to move on.

Were it anybody but smarmy, impotent Scheer on the opposing side, one of Justin's Mercedes would already be packed and idling in the driveway.
What is JT going to do with his Indian Punjabi outfits?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Toronto
12,894 posts, read 11,387,738 times
Reputation: 3918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
And BTW Trudeau is very very likely to get re-elected.
Really? I think that is putting the cart before the horse. I think he is highly vulnerable in the vote rich 905. Ontario is not going to be nearly as kind to Trudeau this October as they were in 2015. I am a liberal but I am completely undecided this election, and for me to feel this way means Trudeau cannot rely on what he did in 2015...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post

Were it anybody but smarmy, impotent Scheer on the opposing side, one of Justin's Mercedes would already be packed and idling in the driveway.
Agreed and still the Cons are basically tied. Right now the election is only slightly in the Libs favour from a seat count, but it is essentially a dead heat in terms of popular vote. I don't think this one is in the bag at all..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
12,933 posts, read 9,004,753 times
Reputation: 7470
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanLuis View Post
What is JT going to do with his Indian Punjabi outfits?
Placemats. They make great placemats.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 06:26 PM
 
69 posts, read 24,223 times
Reputation: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post
Were it anybody but smarmy, impotent Scheer on the opposing side, one of Justin's Mercedes would already be packed and idling in the driveway.
That's true, but at the same time it's also a perfectly pointless thing to say in the context of trying to forecast the result of the election, since it _IS_ Scheer on the other side.

Similarly, anyone wearing the mantle of candidate for either of the two major parties whose personal accomplishment would have been not being a Top Two Most Disliked Presidential Candidates in American History in the fall 2016 would currently be the 45th President of the USA, regardless of that person's resume.

All it says is that we have low quality politicians these days... nothing more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 08:24 PM
 
18,600 posts, read 10,616,910 times
Reputation: 13648
Quote:
Originally Posted by fusion2 View Post
Really? I think that is putting the cart before the horse. I think he is highly vulnerable in the vote rich 905. Ontario is not going to be nearly as kind to Trudeau this October as they were in 2015. I am a liberal but I am completely undecided this election, and for me to feel this way means Trudeau cannot rely on what he did in 2015...

Agreed and still the Cons are basically tied. Right now the election is only slightly in the Libs favour from a seat count, but it is essentially a dead heat in terms of popular vote. I don't think this one is in the bag at all..
Yep.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 08:34 PM
 
5,321 posts, read 2,588,302 times
Reputation: 4918
Quote:
Originally Posted by limelightkid View Post
Karl Peladeau has claimed that Canada is "not even a real country" and that Quebec never signed the Canada Act of 1982, which gave Canada independence from the UK. The media mogul who in May won the PQ leadership has steamed ahead in Quebec polls which show the province is warming to him. Unlike other PQ leaders who have traditionally been socialist, he is the first to shift the party to a more business-oriented platform.

Peladeau has also affirmed that Canada's bilingual-bicultural model is a myth that exists only in imagination. "So, if there's an imaginary country, it's the one that the premier had so much hoped for and we know that it is an optical illusion...it's the famous co-operative federalism,".

Is this man who will achieve Quebec's independence?
The country to the south thinks that they can buy countries, so why can't Canada be a real country without Quebec's huge debt and equalization payments? May the free ride be cut loose. Canada is happy to dispose of Quebec. Trump should approach the Prime Minister of Australia or the Queen of England to negotiate buying the country of Quebec.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Montreal
484 posts, read 297,940 times
Reputation: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lieneke View Post
The country to the south thinks that they can buy countries, so why can't Canada be a real country without Quebec's huge debt and equalization payments? May the free ride be cut loose. Canada is happy to dispose of Quebec. Trump should approach the Prime Minister of Australia or the Queen of England to negotiate buying the country of Quebec.
I think the whole Greenland purchase is blown way out of proportion.

The U.S. purchased much of the middle of the country as well as Alaska. I don't see why they are the bad guys for proposing to buy land and then walking away when the answer is "no".

In Canada we tried to not buy but simply annex the Turks & Caicos islands. And we walked away once realizing that the people didn't want to be a part of Canada. Not much different.

Whether it's the U.S. or Canada we both have walked away if the answer was "no".

It's one of the reasons I have a hard time taking the Canadian government too seriously.

We do the same things that the U.S. does, but when they do it they are the bad guys.

Look at the attempts to curb illegal immigration in the U.S. When they talk about adopting the same measures that we do against illegal immigration, then they are the bad guys. How does that make sense?

Why don't we consider that the U.S. is taking a note from Canada's book?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-22-2019, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
22,345 posts, read 27,836,664 times
Reputation: 8754
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post
A/J, were you to say the same about those who start threads titled "Canada is not a real country", your mild criticism would be more relevant.

.

There are so many posts on here I can't possibly counter every single one I don't agree with. Some of them also speak for themselves in terms of ridiculousness.


So I would disagree that I play favourites. I just countered a post by PBeauchamp or QuebecOpec (can't recall which), for example.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top