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View Poll Results: Who will you vote for?
Liberal 26 29.55%
Conservative 26 29.55%
New Democratic Party (NDP) 18 20.45%
Bloc Québécois 1 1.14%
Green Party 12 13.64%
CHP 1 1.14%
Other 4 4.55%
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:45 AM   #46
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For all the people who are not voting, why not just vote for Green Party? This way you don't have to choose between the two dominat evils (liberals and conservatives). Green Party is a party with morale.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:54 AM   #47
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For all the people who are not voting, why not just vote for Green Party? This way you don't have to choose between the two dominat evils (liberals and conservatives). Green Party is a party with morale.
in other words, vote for a party that will not win just so when people ask if you voted you can say yes and they will not complain and say every vote counts and you shouldn't complain about the government and blah blah blah.

i did it last time there was an election. i voted NDP cause i knew they were going to lose.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:04 PM   #48
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Everyone has some things they are conservative about and some things they are liberal about.

Im going conservative although I disagree with their abortion stance.

I figure, Liberals are crooks and every other party will not be able to get anything done... Conservatives FTW.
Well Dont let the name of the parties fool you. For example in Australlia, John Howard’s Liberals have been in power for a long time now, and Australlian "Liberals" are actually a "right-wing" party; they are opposed by the Labor party which is left-wing. Just goes to show that a name doesn’t really mean much.
This can be very confusing to the non-politically savvy, because they’ll think that Conservative = non liberal (and I mean “liberal” in a true sense of a word), which is not necessarily true. These days "conservative" tend to have a somewhat negative ring to it, people tend to assoiciate it with "old-boys club" white rich christian men. This is the image Canadian Conservatives need to distance themselfs from, because in reality Canadian Conservative party is just about fiscal "conservatism" which is a good thing, as well as preserving Canada and Canadian values instead of squandering our values under the label of "political corectness", and allowing Canada and Canadian Laws to be bullied on its own terrirory which Liberals have have done so successfully. I guess to sum it up when we are talking about this election, "conservative" just means "responsible" and standing up for Canada as a country and not some dump that will allow anyone and anything. Needles to say, I voted CONS.

If you are unsure about where you stand politically, here is a very quick "political compass" test that will ask you a variety of questions and will tell you exactly where you stand politically. It will also tell you where you are in relation to some current and historic political figures such as Bush and Ghandi. Its a great way to decide without being biased by the party names "liberal" vs "conservative" vs "NDRP". So check it out:


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Old 01-18-2006, 04:12 PM   #49
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I am undecided still, but leaning towards someone other than the incumbents. With the Gomery report and all.
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:47 PM   #50
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in other words, vote for a party that will not win just so when people ask if you voted you can say yes and they will not complain and say every vote counts and you shouldn't complain about the government and blah blah blah.

i did it last time there was an election. i voted NDP cause i knew they were going to lose.
Depends.. voting for any of the minor party's is about making a statement and voicing an opinion as to what you feel is important. No vote is a lost vote.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:28 PM   #51
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Depends.. voting for any of the minor party's is about making a statement and voicing an opinion as to what you feel is important. No vote is a lost vote.
Agree with that. No matter what your political stripe, don't forget that the new party funding laws in Canada give $1.75 for each vote the party gets. If you beleive in the party's vision and values, you should vote for them even if they don't have a snowballs chance in hell of winning because your vote will help fund their cause for the next election.

Political parties are severly restricted with the ways they can raise money and elections are a major source of income for them.
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:36 PM   #52
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I seriously want to give Layton a chance- he's a hardworking guy that the normal Canadian joe can relate to- his party is there to stand up the regular guy...but a vote for Layton would be like a vote wasted because he won't win.

SO...in order of preference (top 4 parties)
1. Liberal
2. NDP
3. Conservative
4. Bloc
Same here. Can't stand Harper.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:19 PM   #53
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The problem with the liberal party, they are the demon that they portray the cons to be. The war in Iraq? Martin voted for it. Healthcare? It's in the current state due to Martin's cuts as finance minister, and has been privatized under Martin's watch. Gutting social programs? How do you think the liberals ended up with all those surpluses? Tax cuts? Martin gives one of the countries biggest tax cuts one year after demonizing harper about it during the 2004 campaign.

Besides gay marriage and scandals, what exactly have they done for us?
I'm voting liberal
Why? All that surplus he makes cutting health care from all the abusers wasting medicare by going in everytime they have a headake has been redirected into something more important. Emergency Response is where I work every day. Since Martin has been in office I'v personaly have gotten a 10K yearly raise, department is actualy funded now Millions more in the budget and going up yearly, remember the Sars discrace and West Nile embarresments. Liberals (Martin mainly) have since fixed this ie Tammy Flu were prepared for an all out outbreak, before their was nothing.
Now doing their best to not continualy get raped up the ass from the lumber dispute with the U.S. (priced wood latly?) Funny how a sheet of ply wood double the same week the Iraq war started.
Now as for Harper, reminds me just like Bush. Lost the first election but now comes back to change the rules with an unknow source of infinite $$$. Geuss it's a little different then how Bush did it, daddy pulling the strings for son. Most likly would also agree to bend over and let the U.S. continue raping us since the trade disagreement's constantly prosponed (waiting for the elections I'm sure), Harper will screw us just like Maroony did IMO.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:33 PM   #54
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