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Stephen Harper, Conservative Party 15 31.25%
Tom Mulcair, NDP 10 20.83%
Elizabeth May, Green Party 3 6.25%
Gilles Duceppe, Bloc Quebecois 6 12.50%
Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party 14 29.17%
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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This. I think the Liberals, seeing their recent surge in Quebec, they should give credit to the Liberals' early lead in Atlantic Canada, which they've held for months.
Maybe. The Liberals have always been popular in Atlantic Canada, and the NDP enjoyed a run. I think NDP losses are due to the failure of a provincial government the NDP government in Nova Scotia was. People here just don't trust the NDP to run the country. Then the gerrymandering which was perceived as racist (and as I said, it's not intent, it's impact... so it was racist). Halifax-Preston is the blackest riding in Canada, formely NDP now a tight race between the Liberals and the Conservatives.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Everybody ignores Atlantic Canada. lol. Except for Stephen Harper, who said we deserved to freeze in the dark.
Get your politicians straight. It was Ralph Klein that said that, at the height of the NEP when Calgary and Alberta were losing billions. He was great for a quote. He's also the one that said Eastern creeps and bums weren't welcome in Calgary when he was mayor.

My personal favorite;

"I wasn't surprised she crossed over. I don't think she ever did have a Conservative bone in her body. Well, except for one.'' — Klein referring to Conservative-turned-Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, who dated Conservative Peter MacKay. November 2006.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Get your politicians straight. It was Ralph Klein that said that, at the height of the NEP when Calgary and Alberta were losing billions. He was great for a quote. .
Wouldn't it have been Peter Lougheed? NEP was quite some time before Ralph Klein became premier.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Wouldn't it have been Peter Lougheed? NEP was quite some time before Ralph Klein became premier.
He was elected Mayor of Calgary in 1980, and it was in reaction to an increase in street and petty crime within Calgary. Lougheed was far too classy to ever say that in public.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I think all the major parties need to do some revamping and bring themselves up-to-date, up into 2015, after the election. Maybe I'm alone in this view. But with the NDP dropping "socialism" from their party charter a few years ago, and the Conservatives dropping "Progressive" from their name, and the Liberals doing a nostalgia-thing back to the Trudeau Sr. years... enough already. They should all modernize themselves. Jettison all the baggage from years ago and deal with 2015.
i agree with this.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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Get your politicians straight. It was Ralph Klein that said that, at the height of the NEP when Calgary and Alberta were losing billions. He was great for a quote. He's also the one that said Eastern creeps and bums weren't welcome in Calgary when he was mayor.

My personal favorite;

"I wasn't surprised she crossed over. I don't think she ever did have a Conservative bone in her body. Well, except for one.'' — Klein referring to Conservative-turned-Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, who dated Conservative Peter MacKay. November 2006.
Oh it was Stephen Harper who said we had a culture of defeat. Meh, so will he on Monday.

Well I don't blame Ralph Klein for what he said. Many of the people from the East Coast who do go out West are kind of creeps and bums. The people from my school who went over there were the ones who did drugs, failed courses, got their high school girlfriends pregnant and walked away, were in and out of juvenile hall, bullied people, etc.

It's not that there are no jobs over here, it's just that you need at least a few brain cells to do said jobs. The biggest sector over here is STEM.

People going "out West" kind of serves as a eugenics program for this region :lol:

I remember when Belinda Stronach crossed the floor. Peter MacKay was like "At least my dog is loyal."
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