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Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:36 AM

Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election

Source: AP

By ROB GILLIES

TORONTO (AP) — On the final campaign day of a tight election battle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that his Conservative opponents would weaken the nation’s battle against the pandemic and said Canadians need a government that follows science.

Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a close race with the rival Conservatives and that it is unlikely on Monday to get the outright majority needed to govern without relying on an opposition party to remain in power.

“We do not need a Conservative government that won’t be able to show the leadership of vaccinations and on science that we need to end this,” Trudeau said at a campaign stop in Montreal on Sunday.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has refused to say how many of his party’s candidates are unvaccinated and Trudeau has been reminding Canadians of that at every opportunity.



FILE - Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, left, and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speak during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Gatineau, Que. Trudeau called the early election for Monday, Sept. 20 in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism for calling a vote during a pandemic in order to cement his hold on power. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)


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Reply Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 19 OP
OnlinePoker Sep 19 #1
sabbat hunter Sep 19 #3
OnlinePoker Sep 19 #4
sabbat hunter Sep 19 #7
applegrove Sep 19 #6
Bev54 Sep 19 #2
applegrove Sep 19 #5
healthnut7 Sep 20 #11
BlueWavePsych Sep 19 #8
OnlinePoker Sep 19 #9
BlueWavePsych Sep 20 #12
zanana1 Sep 20 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:05 PM

1. There should never have been an election.

Trudeau had 2 more years before he had to call the election and, if the polls are right, the results are going to be the same minority government he has now. This at a cost of $600 million in the middle of a pandemic.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:17 PM

3. When he called for the election

Polls showed that he would get a majority. Things changed since then. But we could always get surprised.
I would suspect many Canadians would not mind a Liberal/NDP coalition. I know my friends in Canada would like to see that.

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:31 PM

4. That's how it's been for 2 years and things have worked fine.

I just think Trudeau looked at other elections that happened during the pandemic and figured he'd have a cake walk. I'm not a fan of his and would prefer an NDP government.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 10:58 PM

7. It is unfortunate

that the NDP don't have a snowball's chance in hell this go around.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:54 PM

6. Minority governments always call an election at a time they think is

good for them rather waiting to fall by a non confidence vote when maybe they are not so popular. This is not out of the ordinary except for the COVID 4th Wave.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 12:16 PM

2. Erin O'Toole has said that he is proud of the way Kenny has handled the

pandemic in Alberta and that he did a better job than Trudeau. That statement right there should disqualify him as a PM. He is a liar and a joke, we do not need that kind of politics in Canada.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:52 PM

5. +100

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:24 AM

11. We are in trouble if A'Toole (my name for him) gets in.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:10 PM

8. Yo Canucks! Don't let the Conservatives ruin your country like our GQP.

Alberta, like Texas or Florida, will infect the rest of Canada.
You'll have daily mass murders with legalized assault weapons.
You'll have privatized health care.
Women's rights will mimic Texas
... and more!

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:20 PM

9. Don't worry...the People's Party of Canada is our far right fringe

Nationally, they're sucking 6 1/2% away from the Conservative vote. In the 3 prairie provinces (conservative strongholds), they have 10% or more. O'Toole will be lucky to get the same number of seats this election that he did in 2019.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:18 PM

12. Those PPC wackos are just like our Tea Party Trumpublicans.

Hopefully you guys will vote strategically. ABC (Anyone But Conservative).

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:13 AM

10. Trudeau is cuter.

I know, I know.

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