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  • Canada's Trudeau Will Have to Choose Between Populism and Socialism

    10/23/2019 6:31:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 23, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer now have something in common. They can both spend the rest of their lives complaining that they won the popular vote but still lost a national election. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept his job but lost the popular vote in Monday's federal election. Conservatives won 34.4 percent of the popular vote, while Liberals won 33.1 percent -- a difference of more than 243,000 votes. Trudeau's Liberal Party lost its parliamentary majority, falling 13 seats short of the 170 required to ram through whatever...
  • Canada Election Thread (Live)

    10/21/2019 3:35:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 335 replies
    CBC ^ | 10/21/2019 | CBC News
    Polls just closed in Atlantic Canada. Post results here.
  • Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

    10/22/2019 6:24:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2019 | Nelson Wyatt
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party. The vote showed a deeply divided country with the defeated Conservatives winning the popular vote, while a resurgent separatist Bloc Quebecois made big strides in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec.
  • Canadian Liberals win landslide majority in election, unseat Conservative government

    10/20/2015 11:30:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Fox News
    Canada's Liberal Party, led by the son of the country's most famous political figure in the second half of the 20th century, ended the nine-year Conservative premiership of Stephen Harper with a landslide victory in Monday's federal election. According to a tally by the Canadian Press, the Liberals passed the 170-seat threshold needed to gain control of parliament at 12:15 a.m. ET Tuesday. In all, the Liberals won 184 seats. The Conservatives were a distant second with 99 seats, while the left-wing New Democratic Party placed third with 44 seats. The results mean that Justin Trudeau, 43, a former schoolteacher...
  • Left-wing zealot Justin Trudeau elected as Canada’s next prime minister

    10/20/2015 5:38:19 AM PDT · by knarf · 51 replies
    Pam Geller ^ | Pam Geller
    It is astonishing that the world learned nothing from the election of Obama. Justin Trudeau is to the left of Obama. What were Canadians thinking?
  • Canadian dollar falls after Liberals projected to win election

    10/19/2015 10:08:05 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 10/19/2015 | Ari Altstedter
    The Canadian dollar fell as Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party was set to win the most seats in Monday’s national election, ending Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decade-long rule. Canada’s three major broadcasters -- CTV, CBC and Global News -- projected a Liberal win, while saying it was too early to predict whether the party would have enough seats for a majority government. The benchmark 10-year government bond gained 12 cents to $107.12 (Canadian), pushing the security’s yield down one basis point to 1.46 per cent. The currency weakened versus 15 of 16 major peers in the Asian trading session. Trudeau...
  • Liberals win Canadian election, ousting Harper: TV projects

    10/19/2015 7:54:17 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/2015 | Randall Palmer
    Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives with a promise of change and returning a touch of glamor, youth and charisma to Ottawa. Canada's major television networks projected the Liberals' victory and the party was on the cusp of a majority. While the final vote count was not yet complete, Trudeau's Liberals were on track to win 174 of Parliament's 338 seats, according to Elections Canada. Trudeau, 43, the photogenic son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, vaulted from third place to lead the...
  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/19/2015 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 144 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/19/2015 | CTV
    LIB 19 NDP 2 CON 1
  • ‘Trudeaumania’ won’t protect Canada from terrorist attacks

    10/19/2015 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/15 | Judi McLeod
    There’s no guarantee Trudeau will make it into power this election, but God help Canada if he does The freshly re-sloganed “Do the right thing” Google has a message for Canadians on Election Day in a cutsie graphic with an arrow telling them to “votez ici”. Most Canadian voters speak English, a statistic ignored by the politically correct Google who put “votez ici” first and the English words “vote” second. If you’re as powerful and as omni present as Google you can do anything you want under the self acclaimed status of always “doing the right thing”. Google’s message reminds...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/18/2015 9:01:09 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    AIM.COM ^ | 10/16/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin.</p> <p>It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International.</p>
  • Obama's sights on Harper?

    03/29/2015 3:20:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 25, 2015 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    One wonders if U.S. President Barack Obama will campaign as vigorously to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper this fall, as he did, unsuccessfully, to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in that country’s recent election. It’s no secret Obama despises Netanyahu, who heads Israel’s right-wing Likud party and favoured Mitt Romney over Obama in the 2012 presidential race. The U.S. president has also talked since the beginning of his administration about the need to “put some daylight” between the U.S. and Israel, so he would have more influence with Arab and Muslim countries in his pursuit of an Israel-Palestine peace...
  • Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam”

    02/10/2015 6:35:42 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 32 replies ^ | February 9, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam” This is tantamount to a call for his murder. “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.” (Qur’an 5:33) “Toronto imam: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘is the enemy of Islam,'” by Jonathan Halevi, Alternative Angle, February 7, 2015 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur): Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخ سعيد راجح)...
  • Tories spark storm over botched Dion(liberal) interview

    10/10/2008 2:43:30 PM PDT · by maccaca · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his campaign team are seizing on a botched English-language interview given by Stephane Dion, claiming it proves the Liberal leader isn't up to coping with the country's economic problems. The Liberals retorted Thursday night that Harper is taking a cheap shot at a man who has readily admitted his English isn't perfect - and that he has a hearing problem to boot. The controversy erupted over a televised interview with CTV in Halifax, in which Dion interrupted local anchor Steve Murphy to say he didn't understand his opening question and asked if they could start...
  • Dion(Liberal) blames Harper(Conservative)'s 'low-blow' tactics for poor Liberal poll numbers

    09/27/2008 11:23:29 AM PDT · by maccaca · 14 replies · 492+ views
    Liberal Leader Dion is accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of character assassination ... An increasingly frustrated Dion responded Saturday to new polls that show his party languishing with support levels in the low to mid-20 per cent range and the New Democrats closing in from behind. "Never has a government spent so much to destroy a person and his policies as Harper has towards me," Dion said during a campaign event in Stoney Creek, Ont., just outside Hamilton. He said the leaders' debates Wednesday and Thursday will allow him to reach out to voters and illustrate that neither he nor...
  • The end of the Canadian environmental movement?(Al Goreism doomed in the upcoming election?)

    09/20/2008 10:51:42 AM PDT · by maccaca · 10 replies · 94+ views
    On a 1-10 scale of environmentalism, I am probably an 8. I'm a strong believer in climate change, believe it is the transcendental issue of our time and believe that the country that solves it will be an economic leader for the next century. In my professional life,... ... For 25 years, the environmental movement has been pushing - begging - for an election where the environment was a central ballot question. They would always claim that if a mainstream party put forward a serious plan, the votes would come. They pushed and prodded, cajoled and embarrassed but in the...
  • True Vision Looks Right (Ted Byfield On Harper's Challenge To Build Conservatism In Canada Alert)

    09/01/2006 10:57:39 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 321+ views ^ | 09/02/06 | Ted Byfield
    Canada's new Conservative government, elected on the short-term promise of repairing some of the more grievous deficiencies of its Liberal predecessor, will have to develop a long-term vision for the nation before it can hope to win a majority, says an observant academic writing last week in the National Post. The historical record shows, he says, that only leaders with an inspiring perspective of the future win majorities in Canada. The writer is Adam Chapnick, and he teaches history to the Canadian Forces College, the equivalent of an Annapolis and a West Point combined. In his prognosis, Chapnick sees what...
  • Polls give (Canadian)Conservatives strong lead

    01/13/2006 11:11:47 AM PST · by Dane · 109 replies · 1,758+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/06 | Janet Guttsman
    Polls give Conservatives strong lead Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:33 AM EST By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - Two new polls gave the Conservative Party a strong lead in the run-up to the January 23 federal election, and a projection based on several surveys said they could be within three seats of a majority. A Strategic Counsel poll for The Globe and Mail and CTV News said support for the Conservatives held steady at 39 percent, while support for the ruling Liberal Party slipped by one point to 27 percent. An EKOS poll for The Toronto Star and La Presse...
  • Layton promises one-quarter cut in greenhouse gas emissions

    12/06/2005 4:47:12 PM PST · by proud_yank · 9 replies · 305+ views
    CBC (Canada) ^ | Dec 6, 2005
    NDP Leader Jack Layton is promising to cut greenhouse gas emissions by one-quarter over the next 15 years as part of his plan for the environment introduced Tuesday. Layton slammed the Liberals' environmental record while speaking to reporters outside an international climate change conference in Montreal. "It is a disgrace that our emissions, after we have been promised by Mr. Martin that they would be reduced by 20 per cent, are up by 24 per cent – worst in the developed world," Layton said while campaigning for the Jan. 23 election. Layton's plan includes the creation of a new clean...
  • Tonight's the night for Grits

    11/28/2005 6:56:00 AM PST · by GreenLanternCorps · 7 replies · 833+ views
    The National Post (Canada) (CanWest News Service) ^ | Monday, November 28th, 2005 | Mike Blanchfield, with files from Allan Woods in Vancouver
    Government expected to fall, accused of income-trust leak OTTAWA - The battle lines are firmly drawn for what will be a bitter winter election that will mirror the nasty and short-lived 38th Parliament, which is expected to fall tonight under the weight of a non-confidence vote brought on by a united opposition. The Conservatives continued to hammer their core theme of corruption as they hurled allegations that Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's office leaked details of income-trust changes, just days after opposition leader Stephen Harper linked the Liberals to organized crime. The Liberals, meanwhile, having learned from their early mistake of...
  • Pollsters stand by predictions, say people are allowed to change their minds

    06/29/2004 9:50:23 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 6 replies · 180+ views
    Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada ^ | 6/28/04 | STEPHANIE LEVITZ
    Pollsters stand by predictions, say people are allowed to change their minds Tue Jun 29, 5:25 PM ET STEPHANIE LEVITZ OTTAWA (CP) - No mea culpas were on offer from the nation's pollsters Tuesday after election results threw five weeks of polling predictions in their faces. Instead, those charged with taking the pulse of the nation stood by five weeks of polling that suggested Monday's vote would be a cliff-hanger. "People walking around out there generally saying 'how can the pollsters screw up' well, the pollsters didn't screw up," said Darryl Bricker, president of Ipsos-Reid. "If you would have held...