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A Canadian Election Summary, by a Canadian.
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Edited on Tue Jan-24-06 03:42 AM by Brundle_Fly
Well the election is over, but it has really just begun. Your US headlines have it all wrong....

Canada Tilting right - MSNBC / Canada Pushes to the Right - Fox / Canada Goes Conservative etc etc

although we swung right and it's partially true....

if you look at the 2004 election, things will certainly not be as bad as it seems in your press...

2004 - Liberal 135 seats / Conservatives 99 / Bloq 54 / NDP 19

this year in the 2004 election you do see more conservative votes, but you also see that many seats also swung further to the left into the very liberal arms of the NDP

2006 - Conservatives 124 / Liberal 103 seats / Bloq 51 / NDP 29

Now in order for the Conservatives to pass any of their right wing whackery, they need 155 votes in the parliament. that means they either have to align with one of the Bloq, Liberal, NDP party to get something done. This was the same problem the government had in 2004, they end up looking useless because no one will partner with them to pass legislation. Especially crazy anti-Canadian political moves to the extreme right....

This would include healthcare privatization, abortion bans, voting reforms, social programs etc. (missile shields, soldiers in Iran)

This was a punishment vote, the Liberals screwed up and we are pushing them around, but certainly not out. The Conservatives have a little time to prove themselves or we'll vote them out of existence like we did in 1992. :)

Regardless, these Conservatives played it real cool to get in, they are not "cool or compassionate guys" like they said, and hopefully they will expose themselves for what they are pretty quick, at which point we call another vote of no confidence, hold another election and get our liberals back. Maybe a few more NDP as well. The NDP is great for adding balance and keeping them honest.

Also the Bloq Quebecois, the party that said it had nothing to lose, lost. They dropped three seats from their stranglehold on Quebec and its want to separate from Canada. It will be another four years before they can even try to leave our fine country, and thats fine by me, as I love going to Quebec, and I love it even more as a part of my Canada.

Well Peace out America, like I said, it ain't so bad, and we'll sort ourselves out.

Hope YOU GUYS do too!!!

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  -A Canadian Election Summary, by a Canadian. Brundle_Fly  Jan-24-06 03:39 AM   #0 
  - TThanks so much for the explaination.  napi21   Jan-24-06 03:47 AM   #1 
  - YOU WILL!  Brundle_Fly   Jan-24-06 03:47 AM   #2 
  - edit to add an afterthough....  Brundle_Fly   Jan-24-06 03:59 AM   #3 
  - Yes we do.  AX10   Jan-24-06 07:49 AM   #17 
  - Can I Come?  Syrinx   Jan-24-06 04:03 AM   #4 
  - Thanks, I'd been reading the "news" reports.........  ClintonTyree   Jan-24-06 04:03 AM   #5 
  - thanks for the post  wakeme2008   Jan-24-06 04:11 AM   #6 
  - So Canada would still be a safe, saner haven  bliss_eternal   Jan-24-06 04:11 AM   #7 
  - That's the thing that worries me...  regnaD kciN   Jan-24-06 05:00 AM   #10 
  - thanks for the insight.  xchrom   Jan-24-06 04:20 AM   #8 
  - the NDP is a spoiler party pure and simple  BlueManDude   Jan-24-06 04:57 AM   #9 
  - Not quite...  regnaD kciN   Jan-24-06 05:15 AM   #12 
  - Except if  SweetLeftFoot   Jan-24-06 07:45 AM   #14 
  - Not in a parliament.  endarkenment   Jan-24-06 10:25 AM   #27 
  - You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.  Telly Savalas   Jan-24-06 04:03 PM   #38 
     - Layton is a shyster and you guys have fucked yourselves over  BlueManDude   Jan-24-06 09:55 PM   #40 
  - thanks for the education.  AtomicKitten   Jan-24-06 05:07 AM   #11 
  - Understand that the xenophobic American press have or  tsuki   Jan-24-06 05:38 AM   #13 
  - Don't fall asleep though. Harper will use is power to....  AX10   Jan-24-06 07:46 AM   #15 
  - Paul Martin just stepped down as leader  TrogL   Jan-24-06 01:06 PM   #32 
  - I "didn't feel so bad" after our nazis took the House in '94  enough already   Jan-24-06 07:47 AM   #16 
  - I did  DaveinMD   Jan-24-06 08:32 AM   #18 
  - The difference is...  tuvor   Jan-24-06 09:29 AM   #23 
  - Different systems  Posteritatis   Jan-24-06 02:30 PM   #34 
  - Three Cheers for Canada! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!!! nt  IdaBriggs   Jan-24-06 08:41 AM   #19 
  - Thanks for the explanation, it helps  WesDem   Jan-24-06 09:12 AM   #20 
  - The Conservative party only won 36.5%  shadowlight   Jan-24-06 09:23 AM   #22 
     - 63.5% progressives sounds good  WesDem   Jan-24-06 10:05 AM   #25 
     - Only if the Bloq is progressive.  ieoeja   Jan-24-06 11:07 AM   #29 
        - I'm not positive.  shadowlight   Jan-24-06 11:20 AM   #30 
        - Socially and economically, they're between the liberals and NDP  Posteritatis   Jan-24-06 02:40 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for the explaining  Boxerfan   Jan-24-06 09:21 AM   #21 
  - No, the Communists split the vote  TrogL   Jan-24-06 01:07 PM   #33 
     - Yeah, they sure split that single ballot. ;) (n/t)  Posteritatis   Jan-24-06 02:31 PM   #35 
  - Thank you!!!!!  samhsarah   Jan-24-06 09:32 AM   #24 
  - Thanks Brundle-Fly for this explanation.  guidod   Jan-24-06 10:17 AM   #26 
  - Thanks for the perspective. There is a silver lining to this cloud.  corkhead   Jan-24-06 10:58 AM   #28 
  - Cons have been taking such a beating world-wide  TOJ   Jan-24-06 12:33 PM   #31 
  - actually corporate interests  Brundle_Fly   Jan-24-06 02:31 PM   #36 
  - Thanks for posting.  Vidar   Jan-24-06 06:15 PM   #39 

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