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Old 09-10-2021, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Did you manage to get in?
Yes, I went back at 5 p.m. and there was only 2 people ahead of me in line so I was in and out of there PDQ. But by 6 p.m. I noticed there was another long lineup again.

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Old 09-11-2021, 08:37 AM
 
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Yes, I went back at 5 p.m. and there was only 2 people ahead of me in line so I was in and out of there PDQ. But by 6 p.m. I noticed there was another long lineup again.

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That's good.
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Old 09-11-2021, 08:50 AM
 
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We're hitting the polling station tomorrow morning while most of the folks are back at (insert four letter word that will not cross my lips) and likely thinning down the lines to one cup of coffee's worth of time.
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Old 09-12-2021, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Canada
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...topple-trudeau

The Guardian on Jagmeet Singh.

I wonder what will happen. I like Singh best of all, I'm just not sure about his fiscal responsibility. I actually have no idea how anyone can stop a deep recession though, with the pandemic, so why not Singh. I'm not sure that anything will make a difference at this point.
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:40 PM
 
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One guy on an other forum have a good sense of humor about the elections. https://bit.ly/3lfI7Nk
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Old 09-13-2021, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...topple-trudeau

The Guardian on Jagmeet Singh.

I wonder what will happen. I like Singh best of all, I'm just not sure about his fiscal responsibility. I actually have no idea how anyone can stop a deep recession though, with the pandemic, so why not Singh. I'm not sure that anything will make a difference at this point.
What an odd angle for a story. Singh has almost no chance of "toppling Trudeau".

Did this reporter sleep with an NDP staffer or something?
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Old 09-13-2021, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What an odd angle for a story. Singh has almost no chance of "toppling Trudeau".

Did this reporter sleep with an NDP staffer or something?
Unless things have changed in the news biz, the writer of the article doesn't get to choose the headline.

Only the headline uses the term topple.

The article itself gives no indication that they believe he will topple Trudeau.

"On that last point, Singh and party leaders disagree. He argues that, like the other leaders, he’s competing for a chance to govern when the country votes on 20 September. But although the former defence lawyer and human rights activist may end up a casualty of a multi-party system that rewards Trudeau’s Liberals and the Conservatives, he could gain kingmaker status."

"But TikTok views mean little unless Singh can convert them into votes. Under Canada’s parliamentary system, where the country elects local candidates to the house of commons instead of casting a ballot for party leaders, Singh’s favourability only takes him so far."

"Barring a political miracle, his party is set to capture far fewer than the 170 seats needed for a majority – putting the New Democrats in third place. But if polling projections prove correct and a minority government is elected, Singh could hold the balance of power in Ottawa."
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:29 AM
 
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Unless things have changed in the news biz, the writer of the article doesn't get to choose the headline.

Only the headline uses the term topple.

The article itself gives no indication that they believe he will topple Trudeau.

"On that last point, Singh and party leaders disagree. He argues that, like the other leaders, he’s competing for a chance to govern when the country votes on 20 September. But although the former defence lawyer and human rights activist may end up a casualty of a multi-party system that rewards Trudeau’s Liberals and the Conservatives, he could gain kingmaker status."

"But TikTok views mean little unless Singh can convert them into votes. Under Canada’s parliamentary system, where the country elects local candidates to the house of commons instead of casting a ballot for party leaders, Singh’s favourability only takes him so far."

"Barring a political miracle, his party is set to capture far fewer than the 170 seats needed for a majority – putting the New Democrats in third place. But if polling projections prove correct and a minority government is elected, Singh could hold the balance of power in Ottawa."
Thereby putting us right back where we were before this stupid election was needlessly triggered.

Singh has been sniping Trudeau relentlessly throughout this campaign BUT, I don't believe his repugnance for the conservative platform will have changed to the degree he would agree to allow them to form the government. That would go against everything the man has ever stood for in his past.

Singh knows now he should have beat Trudeau around the ears to achieve far more things during his period of holding the continued Liberal governing in his grasp. He will not make that mistake again. You can bet, if the voting goes as expected, he will have Trudeau on his knees furiously negotiating within a few days. I would not be surprised if that hasn't already started.

So here we are, just a few more sleeps away from "D" day and the two leading parties polling neck and neck with the NDP sitting in the cat-bird's seat.

While Trudeau states publicly he has no regrets about dropping the writ; I bet his tanked popularity, along with his reception in everywhereville Ontario, has given him pause for concern he might have badly misjudged his handling of the pandemic giving him enough of the currency he needed to pull this off.

Just another wasted truckload of money to achieve nothing more than a wake-up to reality Trudeau could have gotten by listening to anyone outside of his cocoon in Ottawa.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:33 AM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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advance polls in my part of Ottawa were very very busy, we might see a higher than normal turnout this time around
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Unless things have changed in the news biz, the writer of the article doesn't get to choose the headline.

Only the headline uses the term topple.

The article itself gives no indication that they believe he will topple Trudeau.

"On that last point, Singh and party leaders disagree. He argues that, like the other leaders, he’s competing for a chance to govern when the country votes on 20 September. But although the former defence lawyer and human rights activist may end up a casualty of a multi-party system that rewards Trudeau’s Liberals and the Conservatives, he could gain kingmaker status."

"But TikTok views mean little unless Singh can convert them into votes. Under Canada’s parliamentary system, where the country elects local candidates to the house of commons instead of casting a ballot for party leaders, Singh’s favourability only takes him so far."

"Barring a political miracle, his party is set to capture far fewer than the 170 seats needed for a majority – putting the New Democrats in third place. But if polling projections prove correct and a minority government is elected, Singh could hold the balance of power in Ottawa."
Thanks! See how headlines can be misleading?

One wonders why they chose to focus on Singh as opposed to O'Toole the man who actually could topple Trudeau.

(I confess to not knowing if they also did an article on O'Toole.)
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