Post # 31
Are you guys all seeing Liberal ads running on Wedding bee? I wonder if American politicians run ads on here.
I’m really excited about this election. I think it’s going to be very fast-paced and interesting. And I’m really hoping for a Liberal win!
Post # 32
@tranquility: Hey tranquility,
Globe and Mail is great; The Star is good Macleans is a really good site too. I try to avoid National Post, because I find them more biased than the other sites (they use misleading titles, for ex.)
All these sites are updating every few hours on new information about the elections, and when you learn more, it’s actually super fascinating.
You’ll find crazy stuff like experts are saying that elections don’t hurt the economy.
You can find out more about Ignatieff here
CBC news is fairly impartial
I’m not paid by the Liberal gov, btw 🙂
Post # 33
i think this should be placed on the Canada board instead of the lounge 🙂
Post # 34
@hypercrazy38: just a quick question, you seem to know alot about this election stuff and I’m hopelessly lost. My dad is a hardcore conservative, and my Fiance works in the oil patch. He said that it wouldn’t be good for the oil and gas business if the Liberals came into power. Do you know why that might be??
Post # 35
Has anyone seen the Conservative ad on CBC where Stephen Harper starts off talking about his ‘steady hand’ through the recession, then goes on about cutting federal taxes (aka contributing to the surplus) then randomly goes right into being against human smuggling? It is the most bizarre thing, my dad and I actually burst out laughing because we thought it was a gag from this hour has 22 minutes then realized it was completely serious.
The commercial itself makes no sense, why on earth he would focus on human smuggling in the midst of tax cuts and economic recovery is beyond me!
Post # 36
@Bostonsmom: Hey Bostonmom,
Honestly, that’s a misconception that Liberals wouldn’t be good for the oil and gas business. In fact, my fiancee went to hear Ignatieff speak, and he said that we need to pitch Canada’s oil sands as an ethical alternative to funding the blood in Middle Eastern oil. There’s also concerns that some of these oil companies might get money back to terroist organizations. Liberals are definitely in support of the oil industry -it’s one of our most lucrative. 🙂
Post # 37
I just realized -it’s the NDP/Layton who don’t like the oil sands -not the Liberals
Post # 38
@Nerdette: This is because in the past year, human smuggling activities have raised really high. The phenomenon always existed, but at smaller scale, but we’re now getting vessels with hundreds of people at the time. One with 76 people in 2009, one with 492 people in 2010, and more coming.
They come from places where terrorist groups have strong influence, and while many on the vessels are actual refugees and would probably need help, the people that they have paid a large amount to organize the trip and to which they still owe large amounts, thus have control over, are part of large criminal organizations that make money and gain power with human smuggling. It is a very difficult task to tackle, finding the right balance between refugee protection and combatting human smuggling rings.
BUT, that add you saw doesn’t make sense with all those topics presented in 30 seconds!
Post # 39
Rick Mercer is writing for Macleans during the elections, and he’s a surprisingly good writer! and it’s funny! i thought you guys would like it
“I like elections. Governments don’t just fall every day, but I understand why some people feel that they do. Three elections in five years is a lot. I have baking soda in the fridge that is older than the Harper government, and I still have Tabasco from the Paul Martin era.
But elections are important. We all know that $300 million is a lot of money…but this is a democracy and this is the cost of doing business”
BUT did you guys hear about the latest scandal? Conservative senators, on the order of Tony Clement, stalled a bill that could’ve saved millions of African lives -in the next year or two, not just in the future. The House of Commons passed it, and it went to the Senate. The Senate adjourned it every day from Monday to Friday until Parliament fell…
Post # 40
@egb: I completely understand why he has a tough stance on human smuggling. I think it is atrocious that evil corrupt people take total life savings of people desperate to leave their home countries and enter them illegally into Canada.
The point I was making is that the commercial itself is terrible, and makes next to no sense.
Post # 41
Well the results are in. A Conservative majority in Canada. I’m truly stunned.
How does everyone feel about this?