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Old 10-21-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I'm not anti-Tory at all. I am anti-Reform. It's unfortunate they took over that party.
You must be a "Red Tory" - the rough equivalent to a "Rockefeller Republican" in the States.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Small point, but Paul Martin is actually from Windsor Ontario and educated in Toronto. He did represent a Montreal riding later in life but is absolutely an ROC Francophone of Metis and Irish descent.
Yep. We have a (ex)Federal Building named after him.






And this is the shack he grew up in................





lol
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You must be a "Red Tory" - the rough equivalent to a "Rockefeller Republican" in the States.
Ricky is still upset about a party that hasn't existed for 15 years, and conveniently forgets that the Tories were reduced to two seats and lost official party status before those dirty Westerners came around.

The actual Progressive Conservatives were killed by Mulroney and his pandering to Quebec while ignoring the base of his support amongst other things.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Ricky is still upset about a party that hasn't existed for 15 years, and conveniently forgets that the Tories were reduced to two seats and lost official party status before those dirty Westerners came around.
There's still a few former Republicans who reside in the Northeast who are upset because they believe Southerners took over the party.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I thought he grew up speaking English.
I think he may have. His family I believe "lost" French at one point and then he regained it later in life.

But his roots are definitely Franco-Ontarian.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The actual Progressive Conservatives were killed by Mulroney and his pandering to Quebec while ignoring the base of his support amongst other things.

I thought Mulroney was a right-winger by Quebec standards.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I thought Mulroney was a right-winger by Quebec standards.
Not really. The definition varies from era to era and person to person, but to me Mulroney was the classic Canadian Red Tory.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Not really. The definition varies from era to era and person to person, but to me Mulroney was the classic Canadian Red Tory.
Absolutely. The only thing he ever did out of character was NAFTA.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Absolutely. The only thing he ever did out of character was NAFTA.
If I recall they weren't really that different from the Liberals of the day.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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There's still a few former Republicans who reside in the Northeast who are upset because they believe Southerners took over the party.
I live in Texas. Believe me there are people who are still pissed at LBJ.
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