Election 2015 - Canada's new Liberal government

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What's your prediction for the 2015 election outcome?

Poll closed Oct 19, 2015.
  1. Conservative Majority

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  2. Conservative Minority

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  3. Liberal Majority

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  4. Liberal Minority

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  5. NDP Majority

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  6. NDP Minority

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  1. Boots

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  2. Mitch

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    He has a lot of special thoughts
     
  3. Stang

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    Annnnnd still voting Conservative. :)
     
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  4. Boots

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    Well you guys are in the same age bracket so I'm sure you share similar views :lol:
     
  5. TheOldskoo

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    Derp.
     
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  6. ouird

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    Out of the 3 leaders whos the most capable?
     
  7. Boots

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    Harper is probably the most capable leader by definition. He has the most experience and clearly knows how to push his agenda. For me, it comes down to which of the other two have the most promise to become great leaders :o
     
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    Before Harper was Prime Minster he had already demonstrated the type of leader he can/would be.
    I havent seen that from Mulcair or Trudeau.

    I will stress this by saying that Im not Normally a Conservative voter, but I dont have much faith in the Liberal or NDP leadership at present.
    I dont really vote on the potential of "Becoming" a good leader. I want proven ability.
     
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  9. Stang

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    :lol: - Your going to vote for someone that only has "potential" - that's cute.
     
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  10. ouird

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    I really do wish that everyone in the country had a say at who would be leader though. I dont like that these guys can run in their own riding and that the country doesnt get to vote as a whole. Voting for the representative is one thing, but we should all also have a say in who our Prime Minister should be.
     
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  11. Boots

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    I would normally agree with all of this but I'm completely fed up with Harper. I'm willing to gamble on this one. I think even a bad Trudeau/Mulclair is a better option than another Harper term.
     
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    My vote doesn't even matter anyways. NDP crushes Sackville every time. I wish Peter Stoffer was interested in becoming PM.
     
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    Lets use NS as an exemplar. we put NDP in power with Mr Dexter and look at the blunderbuttfuck he did with the province. Everyone thought he had potential... How wrong were they?

    I think that anyone in those shoes are going to make mistakes. But to look at it as a bigger picture, I still believe that Harper is still the best of the worst. (as sad as that is).
     
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    My dog Sparky > Harper. IDGAF about experience at this point.
     
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    Giving Harper a majority was like electing Reagan.
     
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    I like Nickelback.

    I just wholeheartedly believe that the other 2 individuals are not capable leaders at this point. Neither have shown that ability. (IMO). Im not going to put someone in a job that they will likely do more harm than good just because I may not like all of the things the current leader has done.
     
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    It's the back office team that will give the needed guidance. You need to vote for the guy who believes in the same things you do, otherwise, you won't be living in a country you love for long, and that's the way Canada is going under Harper. Trudeau might be inexperienced, but he's most in touch with what Canadians really want, and he still has enough experience cabinet ministers to call on for guidance. I really, really wish Mulcair was leading the Liberals though. That would be something to vote for.
     
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  19. Stang

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    Reagan was an awesome president - Brought down the Soviet Union. :)
     
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  20. Stang

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    Legalized Pot.

    :lol:

    He's a haircut and a name - nothing more.
     
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    This is the first spot I've seen someone admit they'll be voting for Harper. Based on my Facebook feed, either Mulcair or Trudeau will win in a landslide.

    Harper needs to go - I don't care if he's "experienced", his experience is only dragging the country down. He's absolutely horrible.
     
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    I've had a few Harper supporters in my news feed but mostly split NDP and Liberal.

    I'm still undecided at this point
     
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    Fuck Harper in his oily ass.

    My vote will be for someone else. How can you say Harper is the most qualified? He's run this country into the ground financially, we have nothing to look forward to technologically or financially (it's oil or nothing with him), and anything at all that remotely helps regular people live has been gutted. He wants all your private data to use as he wishes. He doesn't care about normal people at all.

    This guy is a disgrace as a PM.
     
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    So aside from Wayne's comment about the economy (which Harper actually ran extremely well) why does everyone hate what he's done/hasn't done? I'll be the first to admit is an awkward tool, but he is effective and has done a whole lot more for the country that the previous 10ish years of Liberal.

    NDP, just have a look at how well it's going in AB. Pie in the sky ideas and no sweet clue how to implement policy.
     
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  25. briangtiguy

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    Harper is very good at leading, leading us to a place i have no interest in being. His views on the environment, and science in general are horrible.
     
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  26. Wayne

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    He's the only PM who can say he run his country into multiple recessions, financially he was a wizard yes.

    NDP needs time in Alberta, they've been in power what? A whole second?
     
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    I thank Jim Flaherty for the economy. Harper has done some good things with firearms laws though.
     
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    Specific examples?

    One recession was started by the US, to which Canada was the best performing G7 nation coming out. Thanks to the fact he didn't just throw money at the economy to create jobs. The second for the most part OPEC. He can't control the price of our largest export.

    It has been a few months, in that time they have increased personal income tax, corporate income tax, and increased cost of doing business in the province.
     
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    He's not perfect and I dont think anyone would say that he is, but his changes to the old act were actually better than people had made it out to be. the old bill looked good on paper, but had no teeth and had about.001% chance of ever securing a conviction. It was all just words with nothing to back it up. Now under the Environmental Enhancement Act, it has teeth of multiple ministries and several other federal Acts and Regulations to rely on
     
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    If only Sanders could run for Canadian office. That would be worth voting for in a heartbeat.
     
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    Lets not forget they have yet to release a budget because they needed to to review but allocated $700m + in funds that they have not said where the funding is coming from.

    I think that business should be paying a higher tax rate but jacking the amount of tax they pay instantly by 20% in a recession is questionable. My personal tax rate went up, it is still less than other provinces, but I don't like it. Just like no one else likes paying more taxes.
     
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    Fair enough, but anyone claiming most Canadians wish to have tougher pot laws is a significantly out of touch on the issue.
     
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    Don't you know any albertans?
     
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    Ouird IS one. :lol:
     
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