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Federal Election 2019

Started by Nik, October 21, 2019, 10:17:39 PM

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Nik


Without wanting to get too political, thought this deserved a thread. It looks like a Liberal Minority government at this point with everyone calling it for the Liberals already:

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/results/
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Nik


Yup. Liberal Minority now being called.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Bullfrog

Major gains by the BQ having a major impact on the results.

Nik

Quote from: Bullfrog on October 21, 2019, 10:31:52 PM
Major gains by the BQ having a major impact on the results.

It is going to be very frustrating as a NDP voter to see a party that gets 1/3rd of their votes have more MPs and 30+ more than the Greens who also outpoll them.

Maybe this result can kick Trudeau into real election reform.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Bullfrog

https://globalnews.ca/news/6061819/student-vote-results-justin-trudeau/

Students vote in the Liberals with the NDP being the opposition with 98 seats!

Nik

Well, one nice thing to say about the Conservatives tonight is their candidate beat Maxime Bernier.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: Nik Bethune on October 21, 2019, 10:33:07 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on October 21, 2019, 10:31:52 PM
Major gains by the BQ having a major impact on the results.

It is going to be very frustrating as a NDP voter to see a party that gets 1/3rd of their votes have more MPs and 30+ more than the Greens who also outpoll them.

Maybe this result can kick Trudeau into real election reform.

You're an NDP guy?  That explains how, despite our occasional lovers' spats, deep down I love you.

Although I could go for the Greens.  (Not here in the States, mind you.)

So, looking at the ON results maps, the northern areas are NDP/Green-ish?  Interesting.

Dappleganger

Quote from: Nik Bethune on October 21, 2019, 10:33:07 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on October 21, 2019, 10:31:52 PM
Major gains by the BQ having a major impact on the results.

It is going to be very frustrating as a NDP voter to see a party that gets 1/3rd of their votes have more MPs and 30+ more than the Greens who also outpoll them.

Maybe this result can kick Trudeau into real election reform.

This is true but it's possible the NDP side with the Liberals creating a coalition government that will gain some modicum of power. Probably will be able to attain some meaningful concessions.

Nik

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on October 21, 2019, 11:46:10 PM
So, looking at the ON results maps, the northern areas are NDP/Green-ish?  Interesting.

The NDP started out as a Prairie/Farmer's party and they do have a pretty good rural/agrarian support as well as good support among indigenous voters.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K

Jody Wilson-Raybauld is looking like she will win as an Independent. 

Nik

Quote from: L K on October 22, 2019, 12:32:31 AM
Jody Wilson-Raybauld is looking like she will win as an Independent.

Some justice there, pardon the pun.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K

Quote from: Nik Bethune on October 22, 2019, 01:01:35 AM
Quote from: L K on October 22, 2019, 12:32:31 AM
Jody Wilson-Raybauld is looking like she will win as an Independent.

Some justice there, pardon the pun.

If Trudeau can't make this minority work I'd be really interested in seeing her run for the leadership if she even wanted to go back in the fold.

Nik

Quote from: Dappleganger on October 21, 2019, 11:49:54 PM
This is true but it's possible the NDP side with the Liberals creating a coalition government that will gain some modicum of power. Probably will be able to attain some meaningful concessions.

Unfortunately a coalition doesn't make a lot of sense right now. The Liberals won enough seats that they can just form a government and negotiate with multiple parties to pass legislation as it's needed. Want a new pipeline? Ask the Tories for support. Better stuff for Quebec? Bribe the Bloc. Progressive Social agenda? The NDP will vote for it.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

hockeyfan1

#13
The Bloc obtaining more seats than the NDP.  Don't think anyone in this country is too happy about that.  Blanchet in his speech mentioned the Quebec Nation, hints of separatist talk if it could be interpreted that way.

That blackface/brownface scandal was truly the last straw for Justin Trudeau.  It crystallized people's opinion of him no matter how he explained it.  In Alberta & the prairies, they were probably going to vote Conservative anyways, but that scandal furthered the nail in the coffin, so to speak.

According to the media, no one is happy with the new political map.  Trepidation is more like it at the moment.

At least, Justin Trudeau is still our PM, albeit in a minority government.  Looks like it's time to roll up the sleeves and tackle the outstanding issues & grievances a Mari Usque ad Mare.

Story:
https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/10/21/justin-trudeau-returned-to-power-with-minority-government.html

https://theconversation.com/justin-trudeaus-political-setback-a-surprise-to-the-world-but-not-to-canada-125422

hockeyfan1

Trump congratulates Trudeau:

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