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Old 10-07-2015, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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This is actually the first commentary I have seen from a woman (even a Muslim woman) who isn't veiled herself, and that is critical of banning the niqab.

BTW this writer has been a fairly passionate defender of Omar Khadr. I guess how you will view that will depend on how you feel about the guy.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I'm so nervous now, the Cons are ahead in Quebec. It'll be blamed on me simply cos I'm French is Harper wins and people don't like him over here. I got roughed up here in 2006 when Quebec went Conservative and put Harper in power.

Niqab debate pushes Conservatives to first place in Quebec

So yeah Trudeau was right in telling Harper to stop before somebody seriously gets hurt. Two Muslim women have been attacked already.
I'll wait and see the other polls before I comment. EKOS' polling has bene a bit wonky this campaign. Even its president said so himself. They're so far off what all the others are getting.

That said 28% for the Tories in Quebec is still quite a bit below their support in almost any other province.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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This is actually the first commentary I have seen from a woman (even a Muslim woman) who isn't veiled herself, and that is critical of banning the niqab.

BTW this writer has been a fairly passionate defender of Omar Khadr. I guess how you will view that will depend on how you feel about the guy.
Khadr was a kid. His parents are sacks of ****. CPS should have intervened, that's the biggest case of child endangerment I've ever seen.

Like seriously, leave your kid alone at home for too long you can get charged, these parents ended up causing one kid to be paralyzed and one sent to Gitmo.

Cowards to force their kids into it.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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I'll wait and see the other polls before I comment. EKOS' polling has bene a bit wonky this campaign. Even its president said so himself. They're so far off what all the others are getting.

That said 28% for the Tories in Quebec is still quite a bit below their support in almost any other province.
Why anyone in Quebec would support the Cons is beyond me. Harper used to be a member of The Society For The Preservation of English in Canada. He's not that into you.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Why anyone in Quebec would support the Cons is beyond me. Harper used to be a member of The Society For The Preservation of English in Canada. He's not that into you.
I've never heard that about him.

BTW, if you look at my post about my family roots, you'll see that I am still very much ''you'' as well.

And you don't have to convince me not to vote for Harper.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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I've never heard that about him.

BTW, if you look at my post about my family roots, you'll see that I am still very much ''you'' as well.

And you don't have to convince me not to vote for Harper.
Yeah I remember mentioning that. When I said "He's just not that into you", I was making a reference to the classic dating advice book.

http://www.amazon.com/Hes-Just-That-.../dp/141690977X
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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That said 28% for the Tories in Quebec is still quite a bit below their support in almost any other province.
Quite right. And I'll also wait for numbers from other polling firms, because this number is much higher than we can expect from the Conservatives in Quebec. While they are are popular in some parts of Quebec, they are extremely unpopular in much of the rest of the province.

And I have no idea how anybody could blame Quebec for putting the Conservatives in power in 2006, when they won 10 seats out of 75 with a lower share of the vote than in any other province. (Also in 2006 the Conservatives had never been in power and were an interesting option, while the Liberals had been in power for 13 years and were tarred by scandals.)
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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This is actually the first commentary I have seen from a woman (even a Muslim woman) who isn't veiled herself, and that is critical of banning the niqab.

BTW this writer has been a fairly passionate defender of Omar Khadr. I guess how you will view that will depend on how you feel about the guy.
tbh and this may come as a surprise, but I haven't read that much about Omar Khadr.. I know the basics but not enough to comment intelligently.

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Quite right. And I'll also wait for numbers from other polling firms, because this number is much higher than we can expect from the Conservatives in Quebec. While they are are popular in some parts of Quebec, they are extremely unpopular in much of the rest of the province.

And I have no idea how anybody could blame Quebec for putting the Conservatives in power in 2006, when they won 10 seats out of 75 with a lower share of the vote than in any other province. (Also in 2006 the Conservatives had never been in power and were an interesting option, while the Liberals had been in power for 13 years and were tarred by scandals.)
La Presse has endorsed Trudeau.. Is this influential enough to sway voters the Liberal way.. Apparently this is the first time they have endorsed a candidate in some time.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm so nervous now, the Cons are ahead in Quebec. It'll be blamed on me simply cos I'm French is Harper wins and people don't like him over here. I got roughed up here in 2006 when Quebec went Conservative and put Harper in power.

Niqab debate pushes Conservatives to first place in Quebec

So yeah Trudeau was right in telling Harper to stop before somebody seriously gets hurt. Two Muslim women have been attacked already.
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Quite right. And I'll also wait for numbers from other polling firms, because this number is much higher than we can expect from the Conservatives in Quebec. While they are are popular in some parts of Quebec, they are extremely unpopular in much of the rest of the province.

And I have no idea how anybody could blame Quebec for putting the Conservatives in power in 2006, when they won 10 seats out of 75 with a lower share of the vote than in any other province. (Also in 2006 the Conservatives had never been in power and were an interesting option, while the Liberals had been in power for 13 years and were tarred by scandals.)
Good lord. I always blamed Alberta for Harper.
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