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PEI election
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:20:44 pm »
PC minority with a Green Party Official Opposition!!  Wow...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/p-e-i-voters-elect-pc-minority-amid-green-surge-1.4390479

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Offline TimG

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Re: PEI election
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 09:39:33 pm »
Voters in Canada have a long tradition of tradition of getting so sick of the incumbents that get flock to a previously marginal upstart. Sometimes the upstart flames out like the federal NDP. Sometimes the big political actors unite under the new label and the upstart becomes one of the two competitors for government like the BC liberals. The Green party was in the right place at the right time.
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Re: PEI election
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 09:52:44 pm »
Voters in Canada have a long tradition of tradition of getting so sick of the incumbents that get flock to a previously marginal upstart. Sometimes the upstart flames out like the federal NDP. Sometimes the big political actors unite under the new label and the upstart becomes one of the two competitors for government like the BC liberals. The Green party was in the right place at the right time.

"Long tradition"? When have Canadians ever elected an upstart party like the Greens before?

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 10:04:22 pm »
"Long tradition"? When have Canadians ever elected an upstart party like the Greens before?
The Greens are just the current placeholder that is benefiting from the anti-establishment votes. Socreds, CCF, Reform, PQ, Bloq, CAQ are all similar examples from the past.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 10:58:23 pm »
The Greens are just the current placeholder that is benefiting from the anti-establishment votes. Socreds, CCF, Reform, PQ, Bloq, CAQ are all similar examples from the past.

True, and those parties ended up either melding into the two major parties or just disappeared altogether. We shal see what happens with the Greens.

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 11:35:34 pm »
Voters in Canada have a long tradition of tradition of getting so sick of the incumbents that get flock to a previously marginal upstart. Sometimes the upstart flames out like the federal NDP. Sometimes the big political actors unite under the new label and the upstart becomes one of the two competitors for government like the BC liberals. The Green party was in the right place at the right time.

those Green Party seats have ya just a tad 'uneasy', hey! By the by, your analysis fails as that long tradition you speak of had 50 years of a regular back and forth the Liberals winning three, then the PCs winning three. By that count/routine, it was the PCs 'turn' this election... even as you attempt to belittle the Green Party's results.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 03:30:37 am »
So 7 of the 10 provinces now have center-right governments, right?  BC, NL, and NS are the only remaining center-left governments?

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 06:12:08 am »
I heard the PC leader on the radio and he himself sounds non-traditional.  He wouldn't trash-talk the Liberals and led a high-road campaign ?

I'm down with that.

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 09:36:39 am »
So 7 of the 10 provinces now have center-right governments, right?  BC, NL, and NS are the only remaining center-left governments?

huh! Other than sharing a party name, this PEI Progressive Conservative government doesn't appear to share much with the Ontario Ford government... certainly doesn't align with much of what Albertan's should expect from a Jason Kenney government - yes?
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 09:57:56 am »
Has there ever been a time when we had so few provincial Liberal governments in power in this country? 2 provinces with a combined population less than 2 million...

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 10:22:47 am »
Has there ever been a time when we had so few provincial Liberal governments in power in this country? 2 provinces with a combined population less than 2 million...

it's a rather baseless reference you're attempting to make - comparing provincial governments (by name) is less precise/meaningful than even comparing federal to provincial governments (by name)
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Re: PEI election
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 11:13:03 am »
PC minority with a Green Party Official Opposition!!  Wow...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/p-e-i-voters-elect-pc-minority-amid-green-surge-1.4390479

The Greens have been a welcome and sensible voice in politics in Canada. I hope this is the first of many opportunities for Greens to have an even stronger voice in our legislatures.

Very exciting.  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 01:30:58 pm »
The Greens have been a welcome and sensible voice in politics in Canada. I hope this is the first of many opportunities for Greens to have an even stronger voice in our legislatures.

Very exciting.  ;D

encouraging, yes - but they'll go nowhere federally until they dump May

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 03:06:20 pm »
encouraging, yes - but they'll go nowhere federally until they dump May

What do you mean dump May? Yes, she is not the most inspiring leader in Canadian political history but there are many far less inspiring that have lead other parties and even became Prime Minister.

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Re: PEI election
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 03:14:27 pm »
The Greens are just the current placeholder that is benefiting from the anti-establishment votes. Socreds, CCF, Reform, PQ, Bloq, CAQ are all similar examples from the past.
i see you know sweet fuck all about PEI politics.
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