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Comments We Like - Linda Diebel

April 29, 2011 @ 20:42

Many voters lacking basic tools experts say.

And probably explains why the Conservatives don't have a majority.

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E-mail - NDP Supporter

April 29, 2011 @ 08:36

This Monday, you have a choice to vote for national unity. You can vote with our brothers in Quebec. With the Cons, the working man will be making a minimum wage in this race to the bottom. That's the fate already for many new immigrants with few opportunities. There's only one party who has his back, who's sick of the factories closing in his city and their owners getting big tax cuts.

I don't want to kill himself on some oil field hundreds of kilometres from my family. Arrogant Western and rural elites might not get it, but many average people do. Good thing a vote for Harper isn't even realistic for a majority. When will they get the message? The Majority of Canadians want to clean their hands of them like that dirt between their fingers at the end of the day. So keep neglecting the 80% majority of urban Canada with no transit strategy; they can't wait to throw these fools out.

Please Harper, don't go for a walk down Bloor Street. They think that people like us are uneducated and go for some tough on crime populist crap because they think we're the just 'Joe Six Packs' who only care about beer and hockey. They created this mess
thinking like Americans, that it's a two party system. They could just tear down Iggy and a majority would be theirs. But they didn't realize what country they were in. And they still might not. It will take an election to Hammer the message home.

Whether you're 20 or 80 years old, only NDP cares about your well being. To think it's just students supporting this great party is very arrogant and naive. It's an insult to Quebecers, to every person in Canada from St. John's to Victoria who is frustrated by the health caresystem, stuck in long commutes, worried about how they will live when
they retire.

It doesn't matter if you're a student, someone coming closer to retirement and worried about your pension, struggling to feed your family, a corporate executive--you'll live better in an NDP Canada. If your local government by some coincidence has been a good Conservative government, federally it's different. We're talking about the country
here, not a few wealthy Edmonton neighbourhoods.

Johnny Canuck

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Buyer Beware

April 28, 2011 @ 17:36

The "small potential" of an NDP-led minority is already weighing on markets, Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Bank of Nova Scotia, told Bloomberg News. The Canadian dollar has already fallen against all but two of 17 major currencies since April 20. All those complaints about a high Canadian dollar will be moot if polls start showing the NDP ahead.

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Globe And Mail Endorses Conservatives

April 28, 2011 @ 08:59

Facing up to our challenges

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Falling Into The Same Hole

April 27, 2011 @ 12:31

"It would be like handing the car keys to a ten year old. He thinks he can drive, it looks easy, but he's hopelessly unqualified - and the country definately couldn't afford the repair bills."

I think I've made it abundantly clear on the pages of that I'd like to see a Conservative majority on Monday night. I think it would be good for the country for lots of reasons, but that's just one man's opinion.

If the remarkable NDP surge in the polls (or is it a Liberal collapse?) holds through Monday, this can go one of two ways. Either the left of centre vote will be split and Stephen Harper will get his majority, or the votes will fall in such a way that Harper ends up with another minority and Jack Layton represents the official opposition. And if that happens, you know Layton won't waste any time in forming a coalition with the Liberals.

People think Harper is power hungry. He's an amateur compared to Jack.

I'm not going to rail against the concerns and dangers of any government headed up by Jack Layton, because it would be useless. Sometime you have to learn the hard way, and that may be what's on the horizon for Canada.

In 1991 Ontario wanted to try something new and it elected Bob Rae's NDP. The results were not only devastating for the province, but downright shocking to those who threw their support behind Rae expecting to get one thing, and then ending up with something entirely different.

That's the nature of the NDP and everyone should go into this with their eyes wide open. The promises they make and the realities attached to them can only lead to one thing, the same thing that happened under a Rae government, deception.

The causes that the NDP were supposed to champion were the first ones betrayed.

Unions and social programs and the core of the party who have this deep sense of entitlement to other people's money were the first ones to feel the effects of wild promises gone poof.

Of course there were other victims. Business, commerce, free enterprise and those who don't expect handouts, were ferociously affected by the resulting sag in provincial fortunes and it wasn't until Mike Harris steered us back to reality that they recovered.

You might argue the Rae debacle happened two decades ago, but it's not a question of eras, its a question of philosophies and Jack's ain't a whole lot different than 1991.

I've said it a few times over the past couple of weeks, I don't expect a Harper majority on Monday night because for whatever reason the country doesn't seem to want it, and that's cool.

We can only hope that most Canadians have taken the time to look at the issues, make mature assessments and then make an intelligent choice. If that results in a government led by Jack and supported by the Liberals, so be it.

A weird sadistic part of me actually wants it to happen. It may take years to recover, but at least it will expose Jack and the NDP for what they are, but more importantly, it will make people realize what they had.

Yes, sometimes you learn the hard way.

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The Real Debate

April 27, 2011 @ 08:56

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Double Standard

April 26, 2011 @ 07:56

Can you image if a Tory campaign worker caught trashing Green Party election pamphlets? It would immediately be laid in the lap of the Prime Minister.

And you've got to love the Star's spin on it. Volpe fires campaign worker for recycling Green pamphlets. Like the man in charge was completely innocent.

The point is, Volpe was actually there with the campaign worker. Walking with him side by side, but somehow this slides off the long time Liberal and onto the shoulders of his hack.

Again, if this had been a Tory, it would have been front page news, complete with pictures.

But because its the Liberals, the Star passed on publishing pictures, even though they were made available by the Green Party.

Too freakin' much.

Volpe fires campaign worker for recycling Green pamphlets.

Here's a video from CTV News.

Meanwhile, in breaking news, Steven Harper forgot to floss this morning, and is now a dangerous gingivitis carrier that could be fatal to babies should he kiss them on the campaign trail.

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Michael Coren On Count Michael Ignatieff

April 24, 2011 @ 11:34

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Dirty Work

April 23, 2011 @ 08:56

Gotta love this one. The Toronto Star makes it their lead story on-line, and its written with a desperate attempt to blame the Conservatives.

This paper has gone into anti-con high gear over the past few days and with Harper in majority country it will only get worse over the final week of the campaign.

And think about this - with the Liberals now behind the NDP in the polls, could they actually be the ones responsible for the dirty work? This tactic has been used before.

Residents worried after vandals strike homes with Liberal signs

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Election - Week Four

April 22, 2011 @ 09:54

Just when it looked like the Conservatives were slipping into minority territory, a new Ipsos Reid poll reveals something completely different.

The Conservatives are flyin' high with 43% support, which is firmly in majority country. This can be attributed to the collapse of the Liberals federally, and the Bloc in Quebec.

However there is cause for concern. Jack Layton and his thick folder of pie in the sky promises has resonated in Quebec and actually pushed Bullshit Jack into the number two position behind Steven Harper.

In the last two weeks, the Conservatives have popped-two points, while the NDP has jumped five. The Liberals have dropped five and the Bloc is being treated like the traitors they are even inside their own province.

Here's the deal. The NDP has 24% support while the Liberals have 21% and here's where the concern kicks in. If Jack stays in second place and Harper slips out of a majority on Election Day, as the number two guy, Layton would become Prime Minister if a coalition is formed.

Yikes. It would be like handing the car keys to a ten year old. He thinks he can drive, it looks easy, but he's hopelessly unqualified - and the country definately couldn't afford the repair bills.

It's something for all grown up people to think about as we move toward May 2nd.

Meanwhile, what must the Liberals be thinking about this Ignatieff card. He and his people have thrown every trumped up scandal they can at Steven Harper, and look where its gotten them.


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