Hey Canadians, who are you going to vote for in 2006?? Why?? To be honest I don't get wrapped up in politics much, but I do want to get a good vote in.
Homer Simpson said:Hey Canadians, who are you going to vote for in 2006?? Why?? To be honest I don't get wrapped up in politics much, but I do want to get a good vote in.
revelator said:Sadly, it seems to me that Gilles Duceppe has some of the best leadership of the bunch (the best of a sorry bunch). Unfortunate that he leads the Bloc.
revelator said:Were you watching/listening in French or English? I find in English he generally comes off much more jerkish. In French, he comes off as wittier, and seems to be more easygoing. I wonder if that's done intentionally.
"Today, the world is at war. A coalition of countries under the leadership of the U.K. and the U.S. is leading a military intervention to disarm Saddam Hussein. Yet Prime Minister Jean Chretien has left Canada outside this multilateral coalition of nations. This is a serious mistake. [...] The Canadian Alliance -- the official opposition in parliament -- supports the American and British position" (Stephen Harper & Stockwell Day, Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2003)
"I don't know all the facts on Iraq, but I think we should work closely with the Americans." (Stephen Harper, Report Newsmagazine, March 25, 2002)
"Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took." (Stephen Harper, Maclean's, August 25, 2003)
Oh that name takes me back a couple years. I remember Stockwell Day looking so awesome because of his political record (good with finances), but he turned out to be a complete moron. Thank god he lost the election.revelator said: That he's willing to co-author an article with that fool Stockwell Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockwell_Day (Canada's most famous creationist) is also troubling to me.
That's exactly it. It's the "lesser of the evils" situation.Zlex said:From what I understand, we're ****ed no matter what.
I think the most important thing is that a message is sent to Liberal party, by the people, that they can't get away with everything. The problem is that involves voting for someone else, and it just so happens that everyone else is a jackass too.
revelator said:That he's willing to co-author an article with that fool Stockwell Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockwell_Day (Canada's most famous creationist) is also troubling to me.
He's probably basing it on historical evidence. Saskatchewan at one time had a conservative government, and some oil companies had arranged contracts for drilling and extracting oil and natural gas. An NDP government came to power after that, and suddenly all the rules changed; taxes taxes taxes. The companies picked up and left Saskatchewan; they never returned.Dooga Blackrazor said:Move out of Canada over an NDP government? What propaganda has caused you to believe an NDP government would be so horrid?
Dooga Blackrazor said:Move out of Canada over an NDP government? What propaganda has caused you to believe an NDP government would be so horrid?
The NDP said:Canadians want quality, reliable health care for everyone — not just those who can afford to buy it. That's why the NDP created public medicare in this country.
The NDP said:Every Canadian has the right to safe and decent housing. That’s why New Democrats in the 1970s created a world-recognized affordable housing program.
When the Liberals were in opposition, they criticized Conservatives for neglecting housing. But when they had a majority government, the Liberals abolished Canada’s housing program altogether.
As many as two million families now live in substandard housing. A quarter of a million have no home at all.
Last election, the Liberals said they’d build housing. But once elected, they tabled a budget with billions for corporate tax cuts they hadn’t promised — and nothing for affordable housing construction.
The NDP said:Canada has the resources and expertise to help developing nations provide people with education, clean water, sustainable power and life-saving drugs.
The NDP said:Canada is stronger thanks to the skills and diversity new Canadians bring. With birth rates falling, immigration can help us build our 21st Century economy and keep our social programs strong.
The NDP said:Canada can invest to build the country we want — and balance the books every year doing it. We said we supported balanced budgets, and in the spring we wrote one that shows the NDP means it.
The NDP said:Canada can create jobs by expanding trade and by investing in ourselves. But after 12 years of Liberal government, we’re losing high-quality manufacturing jobs — while new jobs offer less pay, less security and weaker pensions.
The NDP said:Canadians support fair taxes when government invests responsibly in people’s priorities — such as training for young people, care for our seniors and health care for everyone.
Rocketboy said:I always get worked up about politics, I have extremely strong views and opinions on how I think things should be, and if I let myself this post would be pages long expressing them. But the thread is about who I would vote for, and I have given my answer.