News Paul Martin Believes!

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Paul Martin believes a minority Government will work. This is going to be interesting since Layton promised that he will make sure the NDP beliefs will be included.

It'll be very interesting until the next election:

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/06/29/canada/martin_040629 [Broken]

"I think what we have got is a stable minority government," he said. "Minority governments can work and I do believe minority governments can have mandates and I do believe we have a mandate to act on the program we set out."
 
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Do the Libs and the NDP now have enough seats to govern? Earlier today it looked like they were still a few seats shy.
 
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What do you mean? Canada's next Government is the Liberal Minority.

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/06/28/elxn_call040628 [Broken]
 
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I'm surprised with the Bloc's showing this time around. But I am glad Harper and the Conservatives got way less that they hoped for.
 
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The Liberals have 135 seats in the house, and the NDP have 22. So as long as the NDP lend their support, they should be able to pass what bills they want.

Agreed, I'm thrilled that Harper didn't get in, but I'm surprised they got as few votes as they did.
 
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Agreed, I'm thrilled that Harper didn't get in, but I'm surprised they got as few votes as they did.
Harper scared quite a few people, with his whole theory of dumping large sums of money into the military. It also seemed that he wanted to run Canada, almost the same way Bush is running America. At least, during the debate.

From the Conservative Party of Canada and the National Post website:

While the Liberals are wrapping themselves in the flag and engaging in shrill fear-mongering -- falsely accusing the Conservatives of secret plots to end abortion, buy aircraft carriers, end bilingualism and who knows what else
http://www.conservative.ca/english/index.asp [Broken]

That's funny. That "end" bilingualism part was bound to piss off Quebec. The Bloc Quebecois site doesn't even have an English version.
 
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The Liberals have 135 seats in the house, and the NDP have 22. So as long as the NDP lend their support, they should be able to pass what bills they want.
Actually the NPD have 19 seats so that's not enough for the Liberal's to do what they want if they formed a coalition. Anyway, though I am a Liberal supporter, I’m rather pleased that it’s a minority government.

As for the Bloc’s showing I think it’s tied for the most seats it’s ever had. I didn’t really expect that either. (sigh)
Did anyone catch the CBC coverage rather early on when the Marxist-Leninist party was leading in a riding in Toronto (I think) for a short while? Mansbridge trying to reassure the viewers that only 1% of the results have been counted. Hilarious!
 
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True, my bad, I saw the final counts a little while ago.

I know my riding started off to an early communist lead, didnt last long though. Hehe.
 

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So then the Liberals and NDP can't guarantee a vote on contentious issues and they'll have to deal. Sounds like the US Senate.
 

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