good one . LOL
Tomorrow, I am putting an ad up on the internet :
Good looking open minded single woman seeking rich young good looking open minded American man who wants to marry and get Canadian citizenship. I am sure I can trade a Canadian citizenship against those prerequisites.
I almost had a heart attack when I read the title of this thread. Anyways, correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that there are federal elections in Canada this Tuesday and nobody seems to be writing about them
It is funny to see that many Canadians now think that the outcome of the US presidential elections will have more impact on their lives than that of the canadian ones.
Which is absolutely correct. As we saw over the past 8 years, the US elections do matter greatly to what happens in the rest of the world. I doubt the Canadian army would be holed up in Afghanistan if it wasn't for what happened in US politics over the past 8 years. Harper won't bring the army back home since he's in bed with Bush. The price of oil in Canada has skyrocketed mostly due to Bush's disastrous economic & foreign policies. It's the domino effect seen throughout the world's economy caused mostly by what happens in the US.Originally Posted by HornyForEver
Anyways, Canadian politics are boring. It's the same old crap year after year.
It is more tragic when fellow canadians follow the trend of the yanks on election. When the US had Big Bubba, we got Chretien who turned Canada into a socialist welfare thirld world country.Originally Posted by HornyForEver
When the yanks got it right and elected W., we followed their lead and chose the torries who cleaned up the 14 year old mess.
Come Tuesday, please vote Torries. And help us set a trend that the yanks would follow.
But why would any Canadian elections have any impact on the lives of Canadians? Isn't Canada still governed by the Governor General appointed by the Queen? Last time I checked, the Queen's image is still on a lot of Canadian bills.Originally Posted by HornyForEver
The Queen is simply a figurehead in Canada's constitution. She has zero impact or say in the country's politics. Same goes for Australia, India & all of the other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.Originally Posted by Rex Kramer
The role of the Governor General, as everybody knows, is just symbolic. Some might say, it is just a money sucking machine. The Queen has no say in her own country, let it in Canada.Originally Posted by Rex Kramer
The impact of the elections on Canadians have been minimum for the past 4 years, not because of the Governor General, but because we only had minority governments.
You're funny.Originally Posted by centaurus
Maybe a little, but mostly wrong!Originally Posted by JustBob
Amantes sunt amentes.
Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
I don't like Bush and I'm not speaking about the other issues in this campaign, but to blame Harper for having troops in Afghanistan is pretty dishonest. The Liberals under Chretien got us in there, and the Liberals under Martin upgraded our mission from peacekeeping to active fighting. Harper has come in and set a firm exit date in a little over 2 years.
As for the oil price, kudos to Stephane Dion for admitting that the price is high because the Chinese and Indians want to have a lifestyle similar to ours. Oil might get cheap in the short run if we go into recession. But make no mistake, it will go through the roof again in a few short years.
Talking about oil, this video is pretty interesting. Starts off a little slow with some exposition, but really gets going in part 2: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2r...eature=related
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I do blame Harper. Of course, the Canadian forces first went in when Chretien/Martin were in power, which was the correct thing to do at the time. It was supposed to be strictly a peace-keeping mission with a clear exit strategy once their mandate was up. However, since Harper's been in power, troop levels have increased & the mission has changed. Canada has since been involved in actual fighting & their peace-keeping mission has been thrown down the gutter. Canada's troops are now bogged down in dangerous Taliban territory since other NATO allies have since been unwilling to join them in the fighting & take over for them, as they had originally promised. Harper loves it!Originally Posted by Kepler
Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
Our troops are in violent territory because Paul Martin chose to upgrade our presence from peace keeping to war fighting in Kandahar (Despite objections from ex-PM Chretien). You can see this going back to 2005: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew..._name=&no_ads=
Harper came to power with this choice already in place and had no part in it. As for your comment that Harper "Loves it", it's pretty disgusting to accuse someone of taking glee from death and destruction when he wasn't even responsible for it.
Last edited by Kepler; 10-12-2008 at 05:18 PM.
I won't take for granted what anything CTV reports. It's been pretty obvious that the network is in bed with Harper's government. Not as bad as what Fox News does for the Republican party, but close. Proof of this is the interview they aired in regards to Dion, an interview that they had promised wouldn't be aired. Of course, since the interview made him look ridiculous since he couldn't understand the question(s) being asked to him, they did a 180 & aired the interview. Even that toad Duceppe felt the network had went too far.