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« Reply #270 on: September 10, 2021, 10:04:06 am »
As an aside, our elections are now Head and shoulders above American elections in terms of quality of discussion.
I suppose. The Americans at least act like they know they've really got nothing to say to one another anymore.

I watched the first 15 minutes and switched to Netflix and fell asleep.

So now what, everyone just snipes at one another until the guvmint is elected again?

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« Reply #271 on: September 10, 2021, 10:22:10 am »
I suppose. The Americans at least act like they know they've really got nothing to say to one another anymore.

I watched the first 15 minutes and switched to Netflix and fell asleep.

So now what, everyone just snipes at one another until the guvmint is elected again?

Everyone meaning the folk or the leaders ?

The format was bad but the facts were the meat of the conversation.

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« Reply #272 on: September 10, 2021, 12:16:04 pm »
John Doyle in the Globe and mail rightfully condemned the format for the debate last night as ridiculous.

I thought Trudeau looked a little stiff, but other than that I didn't see any big winter losers in the first hour which is all I watched.

As an aside, our elections are now Head and shoulders above American elections in terms of quality of discussion.

John Doyle's point was there was no quality discussion.
Personally, I got bored with all the time spent on climate change, which we can do nothing about, and reconciliation, which we will do nothing about and turned it off.

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« Reply #273 on: September 10, 2021, 12:37:57 pm »
Everyone meaning the folk or the leaders ?
Both I guess. The debate also requires listeners and seeing so many of us tuned it out we probably not as far ahead of the Americans as you  suggest. We're all up to our necks in the same malaise of empty promises, un-achieved achievements and dwindling expectations.
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« Reply #274 on: September 10, 2021, 01:31:07 pm »
There was so much good sports on last night.

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« Reply #275 on: September 10, 2021, 01:51:04 pm »
Both I guess. The debate also requires listeners and seeing so many of us tuned it out we probably not as far ahead of the Americans as you  suggest. We're all up to our necks in the same malaise of empty promises, un-achieved achievements and dwindling expectations.

Sometimes, though, I get the feeling that by just being civil we are holding the fort for a younger generation to actually step over these false obstacles and start doing things.  Certainly the system we built for them isn't serving them particularly well anyway.

As for Boges: I can't believe I missed the start of the NFL season.  Also - GO TENNIS

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« Reply #276 on: September 10, 2021, 06:38:51 pm »
I've been disgusted with the Bloc leader in these debates.  He clearly states many times that he doesn't care about Canada's interests, only so much as they affect Quebec.  He also refers to Quebec and Canada as if they are separate and distinct entities, as if Quebec does not exist within Canada.

At least Gilles Duceppes seemed like a decent guy.
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« Reply #277 on: September 11, 2021, 02:01:54 pm »
So Trudeau is bouncing back?

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« Reply #278 on: September 11, 2021, 04:58:00 pm »
So Trudeau is bouncing back?

I haven't seen that yet in the polls.  But the People's Party has gained a few points since last month at the expense of the CPC.  I guess some didn't like O'Toole going to the center.  PPC is actually polling higher than the Greens.

https://338canada.com/polls.htm

Edit:  actually according to the EKOS polls, the Liberals may have gained a point, maybe 2 over the last couple of weeks while CPC has lost a few points, looks like those points went to the PPC.
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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #279 on: September 11, 2021, 08:47:49 pm »
Greens are a ridiculous party. How can we split the left of conservative vote even more?

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« Reply #280 on: September 12, 2021, 07:09:53 am »
Greens aren't supposed to be right or left, and I recall various NDP types saying that they were comprised of Conservatives in Ontario.

I take it that their taxation policy was behind this view - something about taxing on consumption...

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« Reply #281 on: September 13, 2021, 08:06:00 pm »
Legault pretty much endorsed the CPC today.  Well, he said they'll be the least bad for Quebec so not entirely a ringing endorsement but an endorsement nonetheless.

You'd think toddler-mentality Albertans would be put off by that, but of course not.  Tribalism at work (just for you, Gorgeous).  ;)

ETA - yes, yes I know 'regional' is a better word, but I like subtle trolling here and there.

Albertans and Quebecois have long shared an interest in less federal influence and more provincial autonomy. Wasn't that the team-up that gave Mulroney's party such a massive majority in the 1980s?

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« Reply #282 on: September 13, 2021, 08:28:05 pm »
The Liberals have been in power for 6 years, and yet they only discovered that there's a housing crisis last month.

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« Reply #283 on: September 14, 2021, 02:39:51 pm »
The Liberals have been in power for 6 years, and yet they only discovered that there's a housing crisis last month.

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And next month they will have forgotten all about it again.
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