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Canada Votes 2019

Post by Aresen » 10 Sep 2019, 20:31

So, the official start to the election campaign will be tomorrow:

Federal election to kick off on Wednesday morning, Canadians go to the polls on Oct. 21

Seven weeks of listening to these idiots preening and primping. Ugh.

I realize my American friends will mock my dismay at a mere 40 day election campaign, but it's enough of a deluge for me.
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Warren » 10 Sep 2019, 20:38

Aresen wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 20:31
So, the official start to the election campaign will be tomorrow:

Federal election to kick off on Wednesday morning, Canadians go to the polls on Oct. 21

Seven weeks of listening to these idiots preening and primping. Ugh.

I realize my American friends will mock my dismay at a mere 40 day election campaign, but it's enough of a deluge for me.
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by thoreau » 10 Sep 2019, 20:41

I think Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would both be happier running a country with Canadian healthcare. Could you guys take them off our hands?
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Aresen » 09 Oct 2019, 13:23

I just found out there is a libertarian candidate in my constituency, so I won't have to vote for the conservatives or the liberals.
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Warren » 09 Oct 2019, 14:15

Aresen wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 13:23
I just found out there is a libertarian candidate in my constituency, so I won't have to vote for the conservatives or the liberals.
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Hugh Akston » 09 Oct 2019, 14:28

You know you don't have to vote for anyone, right?
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Oct 2019, 15:57

Hugh Akston wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 14:28
You know you don't have to vote for anyone, right?
This is Canada. That would be impolite.
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Aresen » 12 Oct 2019, 17:18

lunchstealer wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 15:57
Hugh Akston wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 14:28
You know you don't have to vote for anyone, right?
This is Canada. That would be impolite.
There is a solution to that

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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Aresen » 16 Oct 2019, 23:45

Barack Obama tweets endorsement of Justin Trudeau
Former president Barack Obama has tweeted an endorsement of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and says he hopes Canadians give Trudeau "another term" in office.

"I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President," Obama wrote on Wednesday afternoon. "He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term."

The endorsement of a former American president is a rare — and possibly unprecedented — event in Canadian politics. But this is the second time Obama has spoken up to endorse an international leader since he left office. In May of 2017, Obama recorded a video in which he endorsed Emmanuel Macron for the French presidency.

While it remains to be seen what impact, if any, Obama's endorsement might have on the Canadian electorate, the Liberal party has already touted his tweet to supporters in a fundraising appeal that was sent out on Wednesday afternoon.

At a campaign stop in Quebec Wednesday, Trudeau didn't answer a question about whether he or his team sought out the endorsement, saying only, "I appreciate the kind words and I'm working hard to keep our progress going."
It's hard to say what effect this will have on the election. From the comments I've seen, I doubt it will be much as most people have already made up their minds. Obama is very popular in Canada, so it may help Trudeau. However, this is normally a HUGE no-no in a Canadian Election - endorsement by a US politician.

OTOH, if Trump were to endorse any Canadian politician, that would be a kiss of death.
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by thoreau » 17 Oct 2019, 00:19

Has the Russian embassy announced its endorsement?
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Re: Canada Votes 2019

Post by Aresen » 17 Oct 2019, 00:32

thoreau wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 00:19
Has the Russian embassy announced its endorsement?
Putin loathes Trudeau. OTOH, he doesn't love the Conservatives either since Harper confronted him about the Ukraine in 2014.
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