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BeLeafer

resurrected
If the Liberals do get a minority with the NDP holding the balance, we'll be back at this before long. No way do the Liberals cooperate with the NDP, who could easily expose the fake progressive and bolster their chances next time around.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
western facebook is priceless

- let's seperate (Sask native)
- Newfoundland voted liberal, alberta should be local hire only (yes, close up shop if that happens...they don't fly these guys in because they like to)
- Local hire only, fly ins should pay municipal taxes (....as in...property tax? Wtf is a municipal tax?)


and so on...and so forth.
 

zeke

Well-known member
If the Liberals do get a minority with the NDP holding the balance, we'll be back at this before long. No way do the Liberals cooperate with the NDP, who could easily expose the fake progressive and bolster their chances next time around.
As the cbc guys note - unlikely the blow will have any interest in another election anytime soon. And that's all the votes the libs need.
 

LeafGm

Well-known member
Looks like Maxime Bernier's going to lose his seat. Rob Ford's widow manage to finish second in Etobicoke-North, but the Liberals held on to the seat.

So much for the "People's Party".
 

BeLeafer

resurrected
Good, I'm okay with them working with the NDP. They didn't earn a full mandate again.
I'd be happy with that but I don't think the Libs will be interested. They hold the NDP in deep contempt and would be worried about giving them any kind of governing legitimacy. There's a lot of close Lib-NDP races though that might push them to work it out rather than risk a smaller minority or none at all.
 

Altair

Well-known member
Good, I'm okay with them working with the NDP. They didn't earn a full mandate again.
Speaking of the NDP, they got obliterated in Quebec.

For all of the momentum people were talking about, they just weren't going to get far with a guy who quebecers wouldn't trust as a teacher or police officer.
 

BeLeafer

resurrected
As the cbc guys note - unlikely the blow will have any interest in another election anytime soon. And that's all the votes the libs need.
If by blow you mean Bloc, I'd have a hard time seeing the Liberals working with them. The Bloc is maybe more left than the NDP (depending on who they elected).
 

Altair

Well-known member
I'd be happy with that but I don't think the Libs will be interested. They hold the NDP in deep contempt and would be worried about giving them any kind of governing legitimacy. There's a lot of close Lib-NDP races though that might push them to work it out rather than risk a smaller minority or none at all.
They might be interested in a coalition.

Reason?

Heather McPherson.

NDP candidate currently ahead in Edmonton.

With the liberals shut out from the ontario border to the BC border, the NDP have a few chances to represent the west.
 
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