Canada 2015 Election

Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby deja vu on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:38 am

Another candidate has been added to the turfed out list. This time round it's another Conservative under the bus for his editoral on homosexuality. Problem is the Cons are saying he is not reflective of their party, but there is video of Harper openly supported him, saying he is an open minded all accepting person. Peeing in a cup of a homeowner was bad enough and now this.


http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story ... candidate/

The Conservative party says a candidate who defended therapies that attempt to turn gays straight is no longer their official representative in a suburban Toronto riding, although it is too late to remove him from the ballot. Jagdish Grewal, who is running in Mississauga-Malton, wrote an editorial entitled "Is it wrong for a homosexual to become a normal person?" that referred to homosexuality as "unnatural behaviour" and heterosexuals as "normal."


I just came across this, and it's nothing new to Canadians, just how bad some of his candidates are yet only a select few are thrown under the bus. This is an interesting read:

http://www.meettheharpergang.com/
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby deja vu on Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:31 pm

While many Canadians no doubt are grateful to participate in the democratic process, some were just wishing the administration of that process, especially when it comes to voting, could run a little smoother.

Many Canadians complained Friday, the first day people could vote in advance polls, about insufficient staffing, long lineups and long wait times.

Test of patience

"We are hearing reports from across the country about two-hour, three-hour lineups," said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research. "People walking away."


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada- ... -1.3265302


I waited over 45 minutes, probably closer to an hour, despite 20-25 people in front of me it was slower than a snail crawling by. They had more than enough staff to open more boxes to vote behind, but that would have been thinking. Instead 2 people guarded the box for complaints/ suggestions and 3 spares reading books/newspaper. I have never seen it this bad and to add to the problems the Conservatives are up to their old tricks. They got caught last time making robocalls and one is in jail for it. They are using the idea, this time with mail outs as one Conservative candidate tried to misdirect people to stations over 20 miles from home. He says it was an error, but it's happened too many times in the last 9 years to blame it on an OOPS moment.


http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local ... -1.2082653
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:33 pm

The mailed votes are due today. Aside from waiting until Oct. 19 to vote, your only other option this week is to vote at your riding's return office if you cannot vote on Oct. 19. Check the Elections Canada website for the returning office hours, as they may vary.
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby deja vu on Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:33 pm

Thank you fellow Canadians, we have turned a page and have moved out of the darkness, the dark side that Stephen Harper lives in and wanted us to become. A country of fear, so scared of our own shadow that we would allow him to do anything to us to keep us safe. His nightmare over Canada has now ended, and we are now on the road of peace, fairness, free speech, no more muzzling of those we want and need to hear from and no more attacks and the ads that go along with his attacks on everything he feared. No more closed doors, secret deals, criminal activities all in the name of Harper.

Our new PM is Justin Trudeau and he will no doubt do us proud. We are looking forward to the transparency, being a part of the government that works for us, not against us. November 4th can not come fast enough. The world is just discovering our new leader and they seem to like what they see, but seem to be focusing on good looks and a man that loves to box in his rare spare time.

Canadians just love the idea of change that will actually work for us, not against us. We knew his father and watched the Trudeau brothers grow up before our eyes, now Justin has followed in his fathers footsteps, but this is not his fathers government. Justin has come across as his own man, does not agree with some of the past decisions that were made by his father.

He has made many promises and I am listening to his speech at the Press Gallery right now and I'm sure Canadians are feeling really good today. He will be hitting the ground running come Nov. 4th and has a lot of work to do between now and then, but like what I am hearing so far.

No more attacks on Vets, Seniors, First Nations, the Poor, Environment, they now have a government that engages the public, works for us. This morning in his Montreal riding, he went to the Subway station to greet the commuters, something that Harper would never do, a signal that we will see an open, friendly government that likes voters of all political stripes instead of hating them and the space they take up. The country is really happy that a lot of hated Conservative Ministers were sent packing.


Conservative Erin O'Toole, who was re-elected Monday, said it was difficult to celebrate knowing many of his colleagues had been defeated.

O'Toole, who served as veterans affairs minister before the election was called, said the party will have to ask itself several questions.

"As a team, the Conservatives, we're going to have to learn from this," said O'Toole on Ontario Today. "Why could we not run on a record that was pretty darn
good on a lot of economic issues, trade issues, security issues, things like this. Why was there this push for change?" O'Toole told Celli.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada- ... -1.3280368


Out of touch with reality and the voters, meanness, bully mentality. Their record on those issues was not pretty darn good, it was just smoke and mirrors. All the
talk of millions going into security turned into a lie when we discovered he took back the majority of what he said he put into it. Vets and those that honor them
are relieved that Harper and O'Toole can no longer hurt them.


By now, most Canadians are well acquainted with Canada's prime minister-designate, Justin Trudeau.

However, to many people across the world who are unfamiliar with Canadian politics, they are only now seeing Trudeau for the first time.

And for many, they're pleasantly surprised with the 43-year-old Trudeau's physical appearance — a talking point which has followed around Trudeau since he first ran for Parliament in 2008. (Even the Conservatives seemed to get into the act, with campaign ads that remarked on Trudeau's "nice hair.")


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin- ... -1.3279862


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At the watering hole where Canadian expats gather in the U.S. capital, a group of boisterous Canucks involved in international affairs came not to praise the Conservative government -- but to bury it.

It was a Monday evening scene of cheers, high-fives and sighs of relief about the demise of a Harper-era foreign policy they'd disdained for a decade, often in silence.

The sudden explosion of hoots and hollers at every bad bit of Conservative news spoke to the sentiments in this crowd of consultants, workers from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank and Canadians who work in American politics.


http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canadian ... -1.2618612


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Thousands more Ottawa residents headed to the polls this federal election, as voter turnout soared to 78 per cent in the Ottawa, according to early numbers from Elections Canada.

That's up more than eight percentage points from the regional turnout last election in 2011, and far above this election's national average.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ot ... -1.3280527


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After nearly a decade of a prime minister notorious for public tussles with premiers who challenged his policies, Canada's provincial leaders reacted Tuesday to the electoral victory of a Liberal leader who has promised to work harmoniously to advance their interests.

During his time as prime minister, outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not shy about aggressively engaging premiers who spoke out against his government and displayed an outward contempt for first ministers' meetings.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin- ... -1.3280093


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Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau says he will name a new cabinet on Nov. 4, one that will have gender balance.

Earlier today, the Liberal leader spoke to supporters at a rally held in Ottawa. The party captured 184 seats on Monday and 39.5 per cent of the popular vote.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada- ... -1.3280648
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby yukon on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:52 pm

To those around the world who may have had difficulty recognizing the Canada of old during a decade of combative, militaristic Conservative rule under Stephen Harper, the Liberal prime minister-designate had a direct message.

"Many of you have worried that Canada has lost its compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past 10 years," Trudeau told a boisterous partisan rally in Ottawa.

"Well, I have a simple message for you. On behalf of 35 million Canadians, we're back."

At a news conference later, he also had a reassuring message for civil servants, many of whom complained of being muzzled and ignored by the Harper regime. Trudeau promised to run "a government that listens to, works with and respects the public service."

And he had another message for the parliamentary press gallery, which has been shunned and vilified by the Harper Conservatives, that he intends to run a more open, media-friendly shop.


http://www.torontosun.com/2015/10/20/tr ... nting-plan


Hey world, we are back, big time. The last 9 years are just a bad dream we have woken up from. Now will Alberta please take Harper back and muzzle him for good. Seems only fair when he muzzled everyone that worked for him. Actually, they worked for the voters, but since Harper hated us, he just took control of them with threats.
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby rocks on Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:25 pm

Getting rid of Harper - priceless

Halting Canada Posts mad race to get rid of home delivery - priceless

Now we learn that Trudeau will not be moving into the PM's official residence any time soon. After decades of neglect, 24 Sussex will under go a major major renovation from top to bottom. Neglect has left it in a mess to say the least. It will take at least a year to remove asbestos, replace decades old wiring, plumbing, windows, roof and the list goes on. Harper and crew sent out tweets criticizing this move, but no one is listening because no one can understand how he let his own kids live in that condition. The place was a freezer in the winter, plug more than one thing in and your in the dark. Harper isn't the first PM to ignore the work, but no more. The building is in rough shape and wont be standing for another decade if they don't solve it now. The majority of the voting public has no issue with this.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada- ... -1.3289647

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau ... -1.3289102
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby fishandchips on Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Montreal, London and Aurora were the last places to get community boxes this week before Canada Post stopped its program. This will be interesting to follow.
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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have been sworn in today as Canada's new government. In the list of who has posts, I recognize Stephane Dion's name (former leader of the federal Liberal party)-he will be the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby deja vu on Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:57 pm

Democracy at it's best. In his first day, he kept promises with the make up of the new cabinet and I look forward to seeing the government move forward. Just the fact that the entire day was open for all to see in public and on TV is a huge change and very welcomed after the last 9 dark years, where freedom of speech was not allowed in government, where the bully mentality had taken hold.


When a new session of Parliament begins Dec. 3, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will try to quickly pass its planned income-tax changes, as the new cabinet grapples with a range of complex challenges.

The announcement came Wednesday, immediately after Trudeau’s freshly minted cabinet held its first meeting on Parliament Hill. It’s the first federal Liberal cabinet in nearly decade and virtually everything about its composition spoke of the kind of change Trudeau had pledged in the election campaign.

Of the 30 ministers appointed, 15 are women. Eighteen of the 30 ministers are first-time MPs. The diversity of the group is also evident. There are two aboriginals, four Sikhs, and two disabled Canadians. It is, said Trudeau, a cabinet “that looks like Canada.”


http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... ax-changes


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Re: Canada 2015 Election

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:09 pm

https://instagram.com/p/9yrOhhoepO/

The editorial cartoon repeats the new Prime Minister's statement of why his cabinet has gender equity.
Thanks to international media, Prime Minister Trudeau's response received much attention around the world.
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