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Offline waldo

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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #135 on: August 25, 2021, 12:14:54 am »
Nonsense, you haven't addressed Trudeau's spreading misinformation, aka lying, a single time.

No I simply won't abide being governed by a liar and have little patience for those who defend the amount of lying going on in our political system.

no, quit misinforming! In other threads I most certainly have provided the reasons/rationale as to why electoral reform was not pursued. But really, just how naive are you... all parties present election platforms with policy intentions. For an assortment of reasons, not all policy intent realizes a legislative/law result - go figure! Those reasons run the gamut from running out of time, opposition obstructionism (yes, even in a majority government), Senate delays, provincial government influences, court challenges, policy intent review/change, external influences (say like war, pandemic, etc.), etc.. And yes, certainly include government incompetence and no intention to meet a pledged policy intent in the first place...

but hey now, governments do 'get stuff done', whether one likes said stuff or not - here's a dose of that reality courtesy of ongoing election platform analysis undertaken by Universite Lavalís Centre for Public Policy Analysis; the 2 most recent majority government's in greater position to act upon policy intent statements:
=> 41st Parliament of Conservative Stephen Harper - 2011 to 2015: The Harper government completely met 77% of its election pledges, delivered in part on 7% and broke 16%.
=> 42nd Parliament of Liberal Justin Trudeau - 2015 to 2019: The Trudeau government entirely fulfilled 53.5% of its election pledges, delivered in part on 38.5% and broke 8%.

note: these figures on their own do not support direct comparison; for example, the Liberal 42nd Parliament included almost 5 times as many policy intent pledges than the Conservative 41st Parliament. More pointedly, the analysis states a significant number of the Liberal pledges were transformative (restructuring a system itself rather than reforming some relationship within the existing structure) versus the majority of Conservative pledges were transactional (working within an existing set of institutional & structural arrangements).