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Old 10-20-2015, 05:50 AM
 
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During the 10 years that Canada had a conservative government what policies were implemented that would be conservative?

For example did they make any attempt to change the HC system away from single payer?

Did they cut environmental safeguards?

Did they build up your military?

Pass laws with stricter criminal penalties?

End same sex marriage?

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Old 10-20-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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No they didn't. A Canadian conservative is an American liberal. Healthcare has been always free in Canada and abortion has had no restrictions ever. Full term abortions are done in every Canadian hospital daily without any "government" interference. Homosexuals are free to marry and be who they are. Stephen Harper did not disrupt that.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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What would happen to a Canadian politician or political party that ran on or attempted to end Canadian medicare and implement a market based free enterprise system of health care that existed in the US prior to our ACA?
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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What would happen to a Canadian politician or political party that ran on or attempted to end Canadian medicare and implement a market based free enterprise system of health care that existed in the US prior to our ACA?
It would be a total non-starter. Health care is the third rail of Canadian politics.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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Question: is a "riding" the same as a district?
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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During the 10 years that Canada had a conservative government what policies were implemented that would be conservative?

For example did they make any attempt to change the HC system away from single payer?

Did they cut environmental safeguards?

Did they build up your military?

Pass laws with stricter criminal penalties?

End same sex marriage?

Thanks
Well, on the environment they were more lax and "see no evil" that's for sure. They made Canada more militaristic. And they passed tough-on-crime legislation.

They didn't touch health care and same sex marriage much.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Question: is a "riding" the same as a district?
Yes, a riding is like an electoral district. Each of the 338 Members of Parliament represents a single riding. Based on the first past the post electoral system. The rule of thumb for ridings is about 100,000 people each, but there are some exceptions to this.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Yes to reducing environmental safeguards, yes to tougher laws. They also, cut taxes, reduced funding to the public sector, and signed free trade deals.

The concept of universal healthcare is so universal in Canada that I don't view it as conservative vs progressive. The same can be said for same-sex marriage for the vast majority of the country. Any party would get absolutely destroyed for touching either one.
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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No they didn't. A Canadian conservative is an American liberal. Healthcare has been always free in Canada and abortion has had no restrictions ever. Full term abortions are done in every Canadian hospital daily without any "government" interference. Homosexuals are free to marry and be who they are. Stephen Harper did not disrupt that.
Not quite true:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_Canada

Abortion rights: significant moments in Canadian history - Canada - CBC News

Late-term abortions are not happening in Canada without a

***PS***Since posting my response, I've been advised I should have awaken at the "free healthcare" reference to being taken for a fishing session in a slow moving boat.

Dang! I'm usually adept at spotting our under-a-bridge resident.

I plead being besotted by the Jays comeback.

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Old 10-20-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What would happen to a Canadian politician or political party that ran on or attempted to end Canadian medicare and implement a market based free enterprise system of health care that existed in the US prior to our ACA?
It'd be no different than any American politician who advocated cuts in Social Security benefits - they'd get run out of town on a rail.
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