You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #37: Socially and economically, they're between the liberals and NDP [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-24-06 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #29
37. Socially and economically, they're between the liberals and NDP
Leaning a bit more towards the latter than the former.

In terms of the nationalism aspect of their politics, they're somewhat more sympathetic to the Conservatives, who want a weak federal government and devolution of power to the provinces. (Like Canadian provinces don't have ridiculous amounts of power to begin with - ha!) On top of that, Harper's pissed them off a few times during the election and before, and they're good at bearing grudges.

Most of the social, foreign policy, civil rights, etc. based policies the Liberals have been behind, at least a good chunk of tbe Bloc has been as well. If Harper tries anything stupid like massive tax cuts, or revisiting the gay marriage issue, or deploying to Iraq, or anything anti-Quebec (Canadian small-C conservatives generally loooooooathe the Quebecois), they'll join in the anti-Conservative pogrom which would result.

It's possible, constitutionally and legally, for a coalition government like you described to happen in Canada, but it's completely without precedent and flies in the face of institutional tradition, which is a really big deal up here.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC