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Canadian election is on.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Vinayaka, Sep 11, 2019 at 6:34 PM.

  1. Vinayaka

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    Gosh I hope it isn't all hate, death threats, attack ads, and unwanted phone calls.

    Most likely my hopes will be futile.
     
  2. Nowhere Man

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    You Canucks....... You're just like us when it comes to politics except you do it much better.
     
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    That sounds like like our elections in the USA. I thought Canadians were more polite and less divisive. At least your campaign cycle is shorter than ours and is not continuous like ours is.
     
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  4. Vinayaka

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    Sadly, it used to be much more polite. But being nasty seems to get votes. (Not mine) It did fail miserably once.
     
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    At least Steve Harper left a nice oil painting when he left prior to Trudeau. *Grin*
     
  6. Vinayaka

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    I didn't notice. You know more about Canadian political details than I do. It's always kind of more fun to watch the other country, because not being part of it, that detachment, makes it more enjoyable to watch.

    Where I am, it's Texas North.
     
  7. Nowhere Man

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    Oh that explains it a bit.

    In my last job , the majority of my work day was spent up in Canada. Specifically the GTA, as well as Whitby, Kitchener, Milton, Cambridge, Burlington, Hamilton, and Mississauga.

    Canada was like a second home to me.
     
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    In Canada? C'mon, don't shatter my illusions!
     
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  9. Vinayaka

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    Out here the majority hates the GTA. (even though many have never been there) I love the place personally. So much culture, so much ethnicity, and and on a personal note, so many Tamil temples.
     
  10. Vinayaka

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    So sorry.
     
  11. Vinayaka

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    I wish Bianca Andreescu was running. She could teach the politicians a thing or too about manners. Apologising to the crowd for beating their gal. Sheesh!
     
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    At least it only lasts a couple months instead of 2 years like here! I was fortunate to be in BC during one of your elections. It was so much more sane than our election process.
     
  13. Bob Jones

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    Canada is surely in need of a new government. Among many of the Liberal Fascist decisions the current government has made, absolutely nothing compares to the payment of millions of dollars to an admitted Islamic terrorist who admitted that he killed an American Army officer with a hand grenade. And he is still allowed to live in Canada!
     
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    Child soldier. The term you're looking for is child soldier. He was 15 when he was captured by the Americans.

    In any case, blame Harper and the Americans for the payout to Khadr. Even terrorists have certain rights, and the US and the Harper government conspired to infringe on those rights. Khadr was going to be entitled to some sort of payout; would you have preferred that he get even more money from an award at trial?


    That's right. He was born in Canada, so he's a Canadian citizen. That's how citizenship works.
     
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    The UK has been stripping citizenship of family members and fighters for terrorist groups somewhat routinely now. They were born in the UK.
     
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    That's the UK, not Canada, and as someone who places great value on citizenship and what it means, I'm glad that the Canadian government isn't as cavalier with it.
     
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    No Doubt. I think it's pathetic that they even start thinking of the next election right after the first election was just won!

    You think they would start doing their jobs but nope. On the campaign Trail again for the next cycle........
     
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    I assume that if a 15 year old Nazi Soldier with his K-98 rifle killed a Canadian soldier, be would be forgiven based on your criteria.
     
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    (Bloomberg) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke the nation’s conflict of interest law by pressuring his former attorney general to help SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. settle corruption charges out of court, Canada’s ethics watchdog ruled.
     
  20. Vinayaka

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    Some politicians are in it for the money only. In my childhood, because we live in Alberta where one party has dominated, especially in rural areas, our MP went to Ottawa a total of 3 times in 4 years. He was too busy farming. My father knew him as an acquaintance. Dad's comment was , My god, they could run a fence-post here, and it'd get in."
     
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