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11-21-2012, 11:15 AM
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Could someone explain to me how the Tory voters would jump to the Green Party in this situation, I know the CPC candidate is pretty bad, but aren't the Greens anti-oil?
Perhaps it's a case that Tory voters in that riding don't believe the Green party's anti-oil stance will have any sort of impact in parliament, and they don't want to elect an embarrassing candidate? The only way I see this making sense is that people really hate the CPC candidate, they also hate the Liberals because of the NEP so the only legitimate candidate left is the one from the green party.

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11-21-2012, 02:19 PM
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Local Tories will eventually fall into line and vote for Crockatt. She's a horrible, horrible candidate but they'd rather see her win than someone else. This is the same city that elects Rob Anders.
Rob Anders and some others of like mind sound a lot like the Tea Party and extreme right of the GOP.

However in Canada they are unable to get their hands on the levers of power and exert any real control over the Conservative party.

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11-21-2012, 02:32 PM
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Calgary-Centre would get lots of rep points outside Alberta for voting something else than CPC. Liberals and Greens might end up cancelling each other's vote. If they do, it will re-ignite the discussion about colluding amongst themselves not to run candidates in some strategic ridings.

p.s. Crokatt has to be the dumbest pundit to appear on the CBC Power & Politics.

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11-21-2012, 02:42 PM
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Rob Anders and some others of like mind sound a lot like the Tea Party and extreme right of the GOP.

However in Canada they are unable to get their hands on the levers of power and exert any real control over the Conservative party.
Way too tiring a business for Anders.

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11-21-2012, 03:41 PM
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Way too tiring a business for Anders.
As they say in that other official language... TOUCHY!!!!



And:
A veterans advocacy group is furious at a Conservative MP who fell asleep during their presentation and later accused them of being “NDP hacks” when they criticized his behaviour.

Jim Lowther, president of Veterans Emergency Transition Services, said he was dumbfounded when Calgary MP Rob Anders slept through the group’s presentation on supporting homeless veterans Tuesday in Halifax.

“He was out like a light for about five minutes,” Mr. Lowther said. “He came in late, didn’t ask any questions and then fell asleep. Wow ... I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
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When pressed, Mr. Anders refused to say if he had fallen asleep at any other meetings or legislative sessions aside from the one caught on video.

But Liberal MP Sean Casey, who is vice-chairman of the veteran affairs committee, said Mr. Anders did nod off – but it wasn’t his place to wake him.

“It’s a regular occurrence,” Mr. Casey told The Globe, adding he first noticed Mr. Anders sleeping in the fall. “I sit across from him when we meet in Ottawa and I’ve seen his neighbours poke him awake sometimes.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...article551507/

Probably better Anders is sleeping as he is less dangerous in that state.

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11-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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Why is he dressed like that

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11-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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Why is he dressed like that
Maybe it's a subtle symbolism for the style of policies and governance that Stephen Harper and his former Reform Party have brought to Ottawa.

Or maybe it's cool these days. I don't know.

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11-24-2012, 11:37 AM
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Why is he dressed like that
He acts entitled all the time....



Oh wait, were you talking about Bieber?

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11-24-2012, 06:31 PM
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Maybe it's a subtle symbolism for the style of policies and governance that Stephen Harper and his former Reform Party have brought to Ottawa.

Or maybe it's cool these days. I don't know.
Damn kids with their new clothes. You know, I used to be with it, but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't it, and what's 'it' seems weird and scary.

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11-24-2012, 06:39 PM
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Damn kids with their new clothes. You know, I used to be with it, but then they changed what 'it' was. Now, what I'm with isn't it, and what's 'it' seems weird and scary.
We're all not. I've read that the age that most people aspire to be - both children and adults - is 17. So that age tends to set the trends.

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11-24-2012, 06:49 PM
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We're all not. I've read that the age that most people aspire to be - both children and adults - is 17. So that age tends to set the trends.
I wouldn't be 17 again if you paid me. 23+ were much happier years.

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11-25-2012, 08:56 AM
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It's the first 100 years that are best. It's all downhill after that. What I've heard.

Harper made a sarcastic putdown comment while in Opposition about Paul Martin incessantly being photographed with music celebrities (Bono etc.). Looks like he contracted the same cool-factor image disease himself in the PMO.

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11-26-2012, 09:50 AM
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11-26-2012, 10:03 AM
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Bieber is just a dumb kid living in a superstar celebrity bubble he doesn't know any better.

His managers, publiscists, or mother should have told him to put on a nice suit. I'm sure he would look pretty sharp in perfectly fitted 5000 dollar suit anyways and be even more adored cuz of it.

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11-26-2012, 10:04 AM
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11-26-2012, 10:23 AM
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11-26-2012, 12:57 PM
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Mark Carney has been named the next governor of the Bank of England. Very surprising.

I guess that puts to rest the rumours about him running as leader of the Liberals.

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11-26-2012, 01:01 PM
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Mark Carney has been named the next governor of the Bank of England. Very surprising.

I guess that puts to rest the rumours about him running as leader of the Liberals.
Bet he cant get away from that hot potato of a housing market fast enough.

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11-26-2012, 01:02 PM
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Mark Carney has been named the next governor of the Bank of England. Very surprising.

I guess that puts to rest the rumours about him running as leader of the Liberals.
I don't think there ever was any substance to those rumors.

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11-26-2012, 01:05 PM
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Mark Carney has been named the next governor of the Bank of England. Very surprising.

I guess that puts to rest the rumours about him running as leader of the Liberals.
I wasn't aware that foreigners could hold that position. That is indeed an interesting turn of events.

It was always a bit of a pipe dream though in retrospect. Apparently Carney never had any serious interest in running for the Liberals' vacant leadership seat in the first place. The media and party hopefuls simply crafted a narrative because he was a prominent moderate in a high profile position with an immaculate reputation.

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11-26-2012, 03:26 PM
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I wasn't aware that foreigners could hold that position. That is indeed an interesting turn of events.

It was always a bit of a pipe dream though in retrospect. Apparently Carney never had any serious interest in running for the Liberals' vacant leadership seat in the first place. The media and party hopefuls simply crafted a narrative because he was a prominent moderate in a high profile position with an immaculate reputation.
Canada is part of the commonwealth. He probably does not even have to the hassle someone from the US would.

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11-26-2012, 07:56 PM
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I wasn't aware that foreigners could hold that position. That is indeed an interesting turn of events.

It was always a bit of a pipe dream though in retrospect. Apparently Carney never had any serious interest in running for the Liberals' vacant leadership seat in the first place. The media and party hopefuls simply crafted a narrative because he was a prominent moderate in a high profile position with an immaculate reputation.
Carney lived in the UK for ten years. He has a history there. Both his wife and offspring have dual-citizenship. I am not sure how relevant that is, but it might help.

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11-26-2012, 09:35 PM
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Why is he dressed like that?.....


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11-26-2012, 10:29 PM
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Anyone know who appoints the Governor of the BoE? Is it a private board or a governmental decision?

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11-26-2012, 10:41 PM
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Bieber is just a dumb kid living in a superstar celebrity bubble he doesn't know any better.

His managers, publiscists, or mother should have told him to put on a nice suit. I'm sure he would look pretty sharp in perfectly fitted 5000 dollar suit anyways and be even more adored cuz of it.
With all the staff around him taking care of his schedule, it's possible that Bieber was not even aware that he had received a medal or that the Prime Minister was personally presenting it to him.

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