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Old 05-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Location: Maryland
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Looks like Liberals are getting routed from coast to coast, country to country.

Liberal Leader Quits After Crushing Defeat - NYTimes.com

TORONTO (AP) — Michael Ignatieff, a former Harvard professor and one of Canada's leading public intellectuals, says he is stepping down as leader of the Liberal Party after a crushing defeat.

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper won his coveted majority government in Monday's elections that changed Canada's political landscape, with the opposition Liberals suffering their worst defeat in Canadian history.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:27 AM
Location: South East
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GREAT news!! Thanks for posting!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:29 AM
Location: Norman, OK
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^Well, yes and no. Conservatives have held a minority government for many years in Canada. They now have captured the majority government, which is a feat for sure.

And while the liberals lost, the New Democratic Party (more left wing) surged to new highs and almost obliterated the secessionist party - Bloc Quebecois - from existence in Quebec, as they are left now with only 4 seats. The liberals lost the most seats in Canadian election history, as I think they were just an ineffective opposition party.

So, yes it looks like a trend toward more conservatism did evolve in Canada, but there was still a major surge for a more left-wing party too. I generally find the parliamentary system interesting but quite confusing at the same time.
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