Election

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Voted yesterday.
     
  2. Boots

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    Liberal/NDP alliance could be interesting
     
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    Do you have any fucking idea how economics work?
     
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  4. Boots

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    Show me a fiscally responsible party to vote for and I'll get right to it. They all piss away a fortune. At least the Liberals/NDP will piss it away giving it to people instead of the Conservatives who'll just give it corporations. Ask Alberta (you really should know) or Newfoundland how they made out financially as a result of their Conservative governments.
     
  5. Grifter

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    Don't feed the troll man. Also, his vision is based on movement. Just ignore what he says and don't move and he will eventually leave. :lol:.
     
  6. Boots

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    Just because I don't support the same candidate you do at this particular moment in time, that doesn't mean I'm a troll :)
     
  7. C. Mike Hunt

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    CPC, keeping it classy....

     
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  8. Grifter

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    Haha. Just jokes Boots! But you totally are a political troll. :kekeke:
     
  9. Grifter

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    Love it!
     
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    Speaking about keeping it classy how about that piece of trash Gerry and his yellow vest tweet?
     
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    Class all the way

     
  12. Boots

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    Unemployed guy tweeting isn't quite as bad as the official CPC twitter account :o
     
  13. Boots

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    also you confused me. I thought it was a Liberal ad haha
     
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    29% increased turnout at the advance polls is huge
     
  15. Boots

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    Saw that.. wonder what it means? :ohnoes:
     
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    People don't like lines?
     
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    I have seen people debating online whether voting should be made mandatory. That seems weird to me. Of course, voting should be encouraged and I even agree with some social pressures to encourage people to vote....but I wouldn't want it to be the law. Thoughts?
     
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    I think it should be mandatory. I was having this conversation last night and a couple options were a tax credit if you vote or a fine if you don't....
     
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    He feel on the sword for the SNC mess and resigned and got a large severance package and then as soon as the election was called Gerry was right back on the liberal payroll running the lieberal campaign for justin. #CrookedGerry
     
  20. Boots

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    Usually big advanced polls means a motivated electorate. Just what's motivating them is the question.
     
  21. Boots

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    #CrookedButts would be better lol
     
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    I'm down for incentives, but I don't think you should be fined if you don't vote. We have the freedom to choose whether or not we do and while I think people take it for granted and more people should be turning up at the polls, I don't like the idea of being forced.
     
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    not a fan of the fine either but it was just something that came up. most agreed that a tax credit was a good idea
     
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    Guess the brownface thing wasn't the smoking gun the conservatives were hoping for :o

     
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    There are a lot of veterans who fought for our democracy that I think would agree that it should be mandatory to show up, our voter turn out numbers are embarrassing. Now, you should be able to spoil your ballot, or vote for no one, but at least there would be record of that.

    Secondly, if there was a mandatory requirement, they should deploy a way of voting online or have the ability to have mobile voting stations be requested for people with mobility issues. Think mobile ATM vans. https://en.psfcu.com/news?article_id=218
     
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    Mandatory voting as a stat holiday would be nice for voter turnout
     
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    Would it really be a democracy if we did not have the right to abstain or protest the vote? I don't want people who are not educated in the process and the candidates to be forced to make an x next to a random candidate either.
     
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  29. HairyAss

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    Without any data to back this up, I would guess that most people who don't vote aren't trying to protest the vote but are, instead, apathetic and too lazy to spend some time investing themselves in understanding who the candidates are, what the issues are, and then getting out to vote. I would also argue that there are already tons of uneducated folks blindly voting already.

    As DugganDuggan points out, you should have the right to spoil the ballot (or even more ideally, check a box that indicates you protest the vote due to a lack of a decent candidate).

    But voting should be mandatory.
     
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    The argument was made that veterans fought for our democracy and voting should be mandatory to honor that. Veterans and military members have a historically poor voting turn out (roughly 40%). I would think that those who served and still serve would like to retain that right.
     
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    I do think education is the key and not making the vote mandatory. Newcomers in most parts of the country learn about the political process and its parties/ideologies. This already being thought more and more in our schools at a young age. It will take time but it will come.
     
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    Much like our selection for gender on forms, just have a prefer not to say, or don't identify with any party.

    I honestly think an online option that uses your SIN would be ideal.
     
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    I wouldn’t trust an online solution built by the Canadian government. Security in those type of situations is not their strong suit.
     
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    True, but everything is exposed to voter fraud, the system now isn't flawless.

    I am sure Phoenix could figure it out first try...
     
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    Yes, this is satire.
     
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