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Election Day in Canada - Canuknucklehead - 10-14-2008

Be a Pollster, who do you think will win tonight?


- JohnWho - 10-14-2008

I'm not up on this, WB,

but it doesn't look good when one of the choices

isn't "the people".

Wink1


- Palladin - 10-14-2008

I voted conservative,I think Harper is impressive myself.


- WmLambert - 10-14-2008

Canada has been trending right for several years.

It is the same as the U.S., though, in that the media is Leftist and is hard to overcome.


- Gunnen4u - 10-14-2008

We'll have to see about that. I think it might roll leftwards since Harper took them to the edge and looked into the Abyss (conservatism and maintaining excellent relations with the US, fight muslim jihadists, etc), and I keep reading about how Canadians don't want to continue the NATO mission, or in the way they look at things, they are fearful of doing anything..American, if it is sane and decent and it works.

Unless you mean right-wing nationalistic types.

I voted Harper, everyone else is communist lite.


- Armadillo - 10-14-2008

I dont keep up with Canadian politics. Canada is just America-Lite. Same great lifestyle, less filling.
I picked conservative though. After Obama destroys the economy and free speech I may need to flee to Canada.


- Canuknucklehead - 10-14-2008

Conservatives won a much larger minority government no thanks to the Left Wing media who did its best to sway Canadians with fear mongering with regard to the economy. (The Canadian economy is the strongest of the G8 countries)


- quadrat - 10-15-2008

WarBicycle Wrote:Conservatives won a much larger minority government no thanks to the Left Wing media who did its best to sway Canadians with fear mongering with regard to the economy. (The Canadian economy is the strongest of the G8 countries)
Actually, why your small economy is still amongst the G8, escapes me. Spain is bigger, China is, India and Brasil are overtaking you this or next year as well.


- jt - 10-15-2008

Armadillo Wrote:I dont keep up with Canadian politics. Canada is just America-Lite. Same great lifestyle, less filling.
I picked conservative though. After Obama destroys the economy and free speech I may need to flee to Canada.
When you get to Canada, you give up your guns and free speech.


- Canuknucklehead - 10-15-2008

Gunnen4u Wrote:We'll have to see about that. I think it might roll leftwards since Harper took them to the edge and looked into the Abyss (conservatism and maintaining excellent relations with the US, fight muslim jihadists, etc), and I keep reading about how Canadians don't want to continue the NATO mission, or in the way they look at things, they are fearful of doing anything..American, if it is sane and decent and it works.

Unless you mean right-wing nationalistic types.

I voted Harper, everyone else is communist lite.

It was the Liberals who immediately committed our troops to Afghanistan after 911.


- Canuknucklehead - 10-15-2008

No voter fraud here.


- Gunnen4u - 10-15-2008

Well, my speculations are moot: Harper has managed to make a little bit more headway, though not much, and is still in office.


- Canuknucklehead - 10-15-2008

quadrat Wrote:
WarBicycle Wrote:Conservatives won a much larger minority government no thanks to the Left Wing media who did its best to sway Canadians with fear mongering with regard to the economy. (The Canadian economy is the strongest of the G8 countries)
Actually, why your small economy is still amongst the G8, escapes me. Spain is bigger, China is, India and Brasil are overtaking you this or next year as well.


Quote:German G-8 Website

Economy

Canada's economy has in recent years undergone a transformation, the emphasis shifting from the traditional extractive and agricultural sectors to services and high-tech industry.

Over the last 12 years it has enjoyed the highest rate of growth of any of the G8 states, and for the last 8 years it has run a budget surplus that has been applied to the reduction of the national debt. Canada is the fifth biggest exporter in the world.

Facts
Gross Domestic Product in 2005 (GDP): 1,369 bn CAD
GDP per capita in 2005: 42,464 CAD
GDP growth in 2002: 3.4%; 2003: 1.7%; 2004: 2.75%; 2005: 2.9%
Unemployment is 6.1%
Canada has had a budget surplus for eight years in succession. In 2004 / 2005 this was 1.6 bn CAD.
Public debt as percentage of GDP (2004/2005): 38.7%
Inflation rate in 2005: 2.2%

Sure beats living in the former East Germany.


- quadrat - 10-17-2008

WarBicycle Wrote:
quadrat Wrote:
WarBicycle Wrote:Conservatives won a much larger minority government no thanks to the Left Wing media who did its best to sway Canadians with fear mongering with regard to the economy. (The Canadian economy is the strongest of the G8 countries)
Actually, why your small economy is still amongst the G8, escapes me. Spain is bigger, China is, India and Brasil are overtaking you this or next year as well.


Quote:German G-8 Website

Economy

Canada's economy has in recent years undergone a transformation, the emphasis shifting from the traditional extractive and agricultural sectors to services and high-tech industry.

Over the last 12 years it has enjoyed the highest rate of growth of any of the G8 states, and for the last 8 years it has run a budget surplus that has been applied to the reduction of the national debt. Canada is the fifth biggest exporter in the world.

Facts
Gross Domestic Product in 2005 (GDP): 1,369 bn CAD
GDP per capita in 2005: 42,464 CAD
GDP growth in 2002: 3.4%; 2003: 1.7%; 2004: 2.75%; 2005: 2.9%
Unemployment is 6.1%
Canada has had a budget surplus for eight years in succession. In 2004 / 2005 this was 1.6 bn CAD.
Public debt as percentage of GDP (2004/2005): 38.7%
Inflation rate in 2005: 2.2%

Sure beats living in the former East Germany.
Now we have the Fourth Reich, don't we? Closing in on Japan according to the last lists, though I suspect it's distorted by the currencies. What's a "CAD", anyway? Canadian Dollar? Never seen such a thing. Shaped like maple leafs?


- WmLambert - 10-18-2008

Junk Science reported the election: With this analysis.