Soulforger wrote:I don’t see a majority for Harper anymore and he will probably get less seats than in the last election. This should force the Conservatives to get rid of Harper.
With two weeks to go I have seen the Cons run one of the worst elections in recent memory.
Being disgraced by a Green party that promised to eliminate the deficit faster than Harper, causing the Cons to announce they would eliminate the deficit one year sooner.
Using the RCMP to bounce a couple of students out for having a face book photo with another leader.
Smearing a woman and a conservative in Ontario, at the same time, will not play out well and will drive so many more conservative women back to the Liberals.
If the Guelf University story is correct they have proven how scared they are of real democracy. It should not be hard to get confirmation because apparently quite a few people were there.
Then there is the dispute of local ridings not conducting open nomination processes where those seeking the nomination are questioning the process.
Then there is the issue of Bruce Carson having 5 fraud convictions working with Harper as a close advisor.
Then there was the call for “costume ethnic people” to attend a rally.
This all looks terrible for Democracy and Freedom and yet it is examples of the Con problems in the Election.
Soulforger wrote:MikeNB usually it helps to back up your opinion with more than a one liner. This is not twitter.
Out of context? Your not debating any of my points.
What do you actually take issue with?
Elizabeth May did release a platform that promised to eliminate the deficit faster than the Conservative budget projected. Then the next day Harper came out and promised to cut more to eliminate the deficit a year ahead of the budget he just released.
She really did shame him into getting his fiscal room cleaned up.
The RCMP even admitted that they exceeded their role by throwing two students out of a rally for Harper. Harper's paranoid staff got worried when they saw a picture of her on Facebook with Iggy.
Helena Guergis in the news and the claims she is making should be addressed. If the RCMP have cleared her of any wrong doing then don't judge her. I think it is awful if someone tries to ruin your life because it is politically convenient.
The fact that the allegations against her were hidden and took so much of an effort to find out, is not justice and it certainly is not the Canada I want.
Last night the Guelf University news story shows just how ravenous the Cons are about attacking any voter turnout that may not go their way. We hover around 50% voter turnout so what is the big deal in trying to get more people to engage the Democratic system. This is not Haiti.
So what about Bruce Carson? Do you feel he did not have 5 fraud convictions? How about working as a close advisor to Harper?
Or perhaps you are disputing the notion that there were people upset with the process of running local MP candidate nominations?
And this is just during the election with two weeks to go...
MikeNB wrote:I take issue with your repetitive sophistry throughout this forum.
The Green party's budget is relevent, and caused Harper to immediately release an emergency budget alteration?
The University voting issue is well documented and the Liberals had a similar issue, but the point is that there are guidelines to follow and demanding they be followed is not undemocratic.
Like I said before there are planty of real issues with the Harper govt that should be discussed without coming here and seeing parroted liberal talking points. I've had my say and won't bother anymore because I think you're trolling. I'll leave the veracity of my point to the content of your posts.
Soulforger wrote:For once in my life I want a Prime Minister I can respect. I thought I found a potential one in Preston Manning. I have the deepest of respect for the man and some of that respect fell to those in his company. I have spoken in the past about how Democracy in Canada is something less than it should be. Once a majority Government is established it turns into a closed door dictatorship.
The power of the PMO in Canada is greater than the office of the President of the USA. We have so few checks and balances and Harper knows this.
I think that is why we see these issues where 900 students vote and the Government is there to try and stop it. Elections Canada validated that ballot box and the votes cast. Terrible optics when you consider that 900 more voters should be heard in this election.
We have such a low voter turn out as it stands. So why discourage and try to “bully” people away from voting? This is our Governing party. They should win an election based on their record, not based on the fear of the next guy. Yet that has been one of the main thrusts of the Harper campaign.
I do not like it and I certainly will call this Government on its records. Even when the opposition is too slow or unwilling to pick up the ball.
The HST in BC is the same with no mention from Iggy because they supported it. I watched the votes on the whole issue and was sickened by it. Only the NDP actually fought for BC on this issue on the Federal stage.
So Harper promising to keep taxes low actually jacked up the price of everything the GST was taxed onto. This has had an impact and our economy is not moving as fast it should. So why should Harper be excluded from this debate?
Why did the people of British Columbia have to force a referendum on this issue when many of the concerns of the people of BC could have been addressed in the House of Commons?
This referendum will cost approx $30 million dollars. It did not need to happen and the people of British Columbia deserved better.
As for shiva, I can't support someone because of a name... Conservative Party does not = Conservative Values. Why be fooled by a name?
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