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Offline Mr. Perfect

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Re: Who do you plan on voting for in the 2019 Election?
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2021, 04:05:06 pm »
I actually forget who I voted for. Liberal or NDP. I must be getting old.

I voted Green, but will be voting NDP this time.

Last election was the first time I actually voted for the candidate who won my riding! 
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Offline The Cynic

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Re: Who do you plan on voting for in the 2019 Election?
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2021, 05:07:27 pm »
Environmentalists are not anti-business. We know we need business for jobs, a good economy, comfortable lives. We are simply opposed to businesses that damage the environment and the ecosystems that sustain human life.
If we are draining every last resource and damaging and destroying the environment and human lives, that is not sustainable business, not a sustainable economy, not a sustainable society.

So no more natural resources industry. That's about 650k direct jobs and most of our exports.

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We need entrepreneurs and businesses with a better approach, developing businesses for the future that are sustainable economically, environmentally and in terms of their humanity toward employees and social responsibility to their communities.


Yoga studios and natural health food stores?

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Now who could ever really disagree with that very balanced, very Canadian ideal?

The millions of Canadians who depend on the industries you don't approve of for a living?

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Greens are not 'left' or 'right'.
They are not ideologically based, but reality based.
They are the most balanced 'centrist' Party we have.


We're talking about the party that recently tore itself apart because it's leader wasn't saying bad things about Israel? The party which just produced a report about the terrible levels of racism and transphobia among its core supporters? The same core supporters who elected a black woman as leader? The party that wants the government to ban evictions of those who don't pay their rent, and for the government to pay the arrears instead?

Doesn't sound very centrist to me. Sounds kind of out there on the left.

Offline The Cynic

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Re: Who do you plan on voting for in the 2019 Election?
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2021, 05:11:27 pm »
How are handguns or military spending related to left/right politics?

Conservatives tend to be more nationalistic and in favour of strong border controls and security, including a strong military. Those on the on the other side of the political spectrum tend to be much more trusting of the good will of others and uninterested in nationalism or securing borders. In Canada, calls to downsize the military have always come from the Left, never the Right.

Gun rights tend to be a rural and thus more conservative issue. The Right feels the people who do bad things with guns should be punished. The Left feels guns are icky and so are those who own them. Again, in Canada, it is always the Left calling for stricter gun controls, the Right which opposes.