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13-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Rainbow Canadian Politics
Hello.

This is a calling to my fellow Canadians! Let's talk about our leadership. I typically hear about Harper's actions after he's done something (that I usually don't agree with). I'm looking to expand on my limited knowledge on what's going on in/for this country.

Post your complaints, opinions, news, bills, etc.

Cheers. Cool

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13-01-2014, 08:15 AM (This post was last modified: 13-01-2014 08:56 AM by cheapthrillseaker.)
RE: Canadian Politics
Harper's had book "cullings". Science books.

We're an unofficial Theocracy.

Not an opinion (Jesus I fucked that up! I'm hella raged!). Just comments. Hope this didn't ruin your day.

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13-01-2014, 10:00 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
Oh good to know that there is at least one English speaking country which doesn`t kling on to the unproductive and utterly idiotic two-party system that you find in every other English speaking country.

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13-01-2014, 10:03 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
(13-01-2014 10:00 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  Oh good to know that there is at least one English speaking country which doesn`t kling on to the unproductive and utterly idiotic two-party system that you find in every other English speaking country.

There have only ever been two governing parties. So there's that.

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13-01-2014, 10:04 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
(13-01-2014 10:03 AM)cjlr Wrote:  There have only ever been two governing parties. So there's that.

*sigh

What is it that people find so atractive about the two idiot system?

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13-01-2014, 10:06 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
(13-01-2014 10:03 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(13-01-2014 10:00 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  Oh good to know that there is at least one English speaking country which doesn`t kling on to the unproductive and utterly idiotic two-party system that you find in every other English speaking country.

There have only ever been two governing parties. So there's that.

I don't get the pining for the parliamentary system. It creates far more problems than the 2 party system, but neither is ideal.

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13-01-2014, 10:11 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
(13-01-2014 10:04 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  
(13-01-2014 10:03 AM)cjlr Wrote:  There have only ever been two governing parties. So there's that.

*sigh

What is it that people find so atractive about the two idiot system?

It's a consequence of statistics. In a winner-take-all district, those who vote for a losing candidate (which could well be and in fact usually is a majority of voters, in modern Canada) are not represented. Or rather, they're represented by someone who they didn't vote for and don't agree with.

This was not so silly a hundred years ago, but since partisanship has massively increased since then it has long since reached a point where voting is as much about voting against as voting for.

What you can blame people for is resisting change. In Ontario we had a referendum several years ago to move to proportional representation in Queen's Park; it was defeated 2:1 by FUD, basically.

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13-01-2014, 10:12 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
(13-01-2014 10:06 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(13-01-2014 10:03 AM)cjlr Wrote:  There have only ever been two governing parties. So there's that.

I don't get the pining for the parliamentary system. It creates far more problems than the 2 party system, but neither is ideal.

Citation needed.
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13-01-2014, 10:12 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
This sums up everything that is wrong about the two party system:




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13-01-2014, 10:32 AM
RE: Canadian Politics
(13-01-2014 10:11 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(13-01-2014 10:04 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  *sigh

What is it that people find so atractive about the two idiot system?

It's a consequence of statistics. In a winner-take-all district, those who vote for a losing candidate (which could well be and in fact usually is a majority of voters, in modern Canada) are not represented. Or rather, they're represented by someone who they didn't vote for and don't agree with.

This was not so silly a hundred years ago, but since partisanship has massively increased since then it has long since reached a point where voting is as much about voting against as voting for.

What you can blame people for is resisting change. In Ontario we had a referendum several years ago to move to proportional representation in Queen's Park; it was defeated 2:1 by FUD, basically.

^^^^^^ Citation Tongue

(13-01-2014 10:12 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(13-01-2014 10:06 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  I don't get the pining for the parliamentary system. It creates far more problems than the 2 party system, but neither is ideal.

Citation needed.
Tongue

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