Fabric_Man: Hi, I'm a dumb yank. Can anyone here offer a little background into what's happening in Ottawa? The only thing I can get from TFA is that Harper may have misspent some funds on... something or other.
BATMANATEE: Does this look like the face of a liar?[img.photobucket.com image 400x503]
Kurohone: Quebec might be where the election is decided in 2015. I honestly don't know how much support Trudeau has been gathering there based on his heritage, or if QC is still going it's own way and sticking with the NDP. Trudeau will probably pick up seats in Ontario, as the voters there I think are getting tired of the shenanigans. The west of course will go solid blue (dammit), and the Maritimes + Newfoundland don't have enough seats to matter. If the Liberals take Quebec they'll probably get a minority government; if the NDP holds it, it'll be another Conservative majority.
costermonger: God Is My Co-Pirate: Glenford: This just keeps getting better and better. I love how it went from "It is with great regret that I accept Wright's resignation" to "I fired his ass".And they ran on transparency and accountability.Wasn't senate reform (hah!) a big part of their platform at some point?
God Is My Co-Pirate: Glenford: This just keeps getting better and better. I love how it went from "It is with great regret that I accept Wright's resignation" to "I fired his ass".And they ran on transparency and accountability.
Glenford: This just keeps getting better and better. I love how it went from "It is with great regret that I accept Wright's resignation" to "I fired his ass".
apoptotic: The depressing thing is that, in the short term, none of this really matters. It won't take down the government. The only way that happens is if Conservative Members of Parliament defect and vote against Harper's budget bill (which would be a no-confidence vote that would trigger an election), which I don't see happening since it would likely cost them their own seats. He'll still be able to cobble together enough party support to survive a leadership challenge because 1) there's no one on deck to replace him, and 2) the money is still on his side.Unfortunately, the more scandals come to light, the more the situation is akin to backing a rabid animal into a corner. Sure, Harper might lose his throne in 2015, but he has until then to push through any legislation he wants, and the less likely another Conservative majority becomes, the more he'll be in a rush to implement before then all the changes he wants to see. Changes that will take years/decades to undo.Some might say that he wouldn't risk damaging the Conservative party brand, but IMO he doesn't care. The party is just a tool to him, and once he achieves his objectives ("You won't recognize Canada when I'm done with it") if he feels he has to smash that tool to bits on his way out the door, he will.
SN1987a goes boom: BATMANATEE: Does this look like the face of a liar?[img.photobucket.com image 400x503]Is that a real photo? I'd be willing to believe, given the current state of politics, that it is.
some_beer_drinker: BATMANATEE: Does this look like the face of a liar?[img.photobucket.com image 400x503]can we get rid of this fark tard now? how did this obvious douche sandwich get elected? oh, yeah, he stole the election...
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