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Old 01-21-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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He's the Donald Trump of Canada. He would destroy this country and all its values if he were ever to become prime minister.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:38 AM
 
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OK maybe i'll vote NDP in the next election
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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OK maybe i'll vote NDP in the next election
Dang, I feel your pain and am right there with you if this arrogant putz represents the best coming to the table.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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OK maybe i'll vote NDP in the next election
Don't let Chevyspoons hear you say that
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Don't let Chevyspoons hear you say that
I will most likely vote NDP next election. Especially if the liberals don't keep their promise on electoral reform.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:30 AM
 
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I'm not and never will be a conservative, although in this past election i supported the Liberals i've come to believe their leader is a pompous little elitist that is still wet behind the ears,that leaves the NDP as my only viable option.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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I'm not and never will be a conservative, although in this past election i supported the Liberals i've come to believe their leader is a pompous little elitist that is still wet behind the ears,that leaves the NDP as my only viable option.
What exactly changed pre and post-election? If anything I think he's become more pragmatic once he actually got the job.
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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I'm not and never will be a conservative, although in this past election i supported the Liberals i've come to believe their leader is a pompous little elitist that is still wet behind the ears, that leaves the NDP as my only viable option.
All good, but perhaps a more pragmatic voting approach would be to decide based on one's major policy platforms and rather than purely based on one's (or the media's) preconceived perception of a leader?

The Conservatives have been heaping dung on Trudeau's "child-like inexperience/elitism" for years, so I'm not at all surprised at some of the populist backlash we see today on his every move. These ingrained images of our political leaders have been around for years, augmented by various degrees of hype/exaggerations from our traditional media and now increasingly social media (e.g. how Harper was presented as a heartless bloodsucking dictator, and now how Trudeau is being portrayed as a naive elitist child intent on destroying Canada's economy... I mean c'mon). Often times the reality is more grey than black and white: Harper was probably not as inept/dictatorial as people made it seem to be, and Trudeau is not as naive/inexperienced as the media likes to harp on today.

Personally, I believe they both (ex-PM Harper and current PM Trudeau) want the best for Canada and the vast majority of the Canadian people: which political leader doesn't want the economy to grow, government fiscal revenue to go into surplus, and the majority of Canadian families enjoy growing income? If I were elected PM today, I'd want the exact same things, regardless of whether I run as Conservative or Liberal or NDP or Green.
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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All good, but perhaps a more pragmatic voting approach would be to decide based on one's major policy platforms and rather than purely based on one's (or the media's) preconceived perception of a leader?

The Conservatives have been heaping dung on Trudeau's "child-like inexperience/elitism" for years, so I'm not at all surprised at some of the populist backlash we see today on his every move. These ingrained images of our political leaders have been around for years, augmented by various degrees of hype/exaggerations from our traditional media and now increasingly social media (e.g. how Harper was presented as a heartless bloodsucking dictator, and now how Trudeau is being portrayed as a naive elitist child intent on destroying Canada's economy... I mean c'mon). Often times the reality is more grey than black and white: Harper was probably not as inept/dictatorial as people made it seem to be, and Trudeau is not as naive/inexperienced as the media likes to harp on today.

Personally, I believe they both (ex-PM Harper and current PM Trudeau) want the best for Canada and the vast majority of the Canadian people: which political leader doesn't want the economy to grow, government fiscal revenue to go into surplus, and the majority of Canadian families enjoy growing income? If I were elected PM today, I'd want the exact same things, regardless of whether I run as Conservative or Liberal or NDP or Green.
Well said indeed.
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