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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #775 on: April 27, 2017, 11:44:14 »
Unlike Diehard Liberals who never seem to change their colours, I have done so several times.  I would prefer to vote for the best member of my Riding than for the Leader.  The Party Platform would be the next qualifier for me; is their Platform more in line with my desires than the other Parties.  If I actually despise a Leader, and I have no other options (Party Platform and Riding candidates), then I confess, I may not vote.
My voting history.

2006 LPC

2008 Bloc

2011 Abstained, all the leaders disgusted me.

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So I've only voted LPC twice in 4 elections.

Might have voted CPC in the upcoming 2019, but O'Leary is out now so probably not.

My point wasn't to say you're a CPC diehard, but more to say that I can't see you voting for Trudeau over Bernier or whatever left wing wacko the NDP settles on over Bernier.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #776 on: April 27, 2017, 12:11:05 »
Bloc.....?   :facepalm:
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #777 on: April 27, 2017, 12:18:37 »
I am not surprised, though I have not done so myself. In 2008, a bloc vote was not a vote for independence in Qc, It was a vote against the scandal ridden Liberal party of the time (remember that is the days following shortly on the heels of the investigation into their financing scandal, still) by those who could still not let themselves swing to the point of voting CPC.

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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #778 on: April 27, 2017, 12:25:44 »
Bloc.....?   :facepalm:
I was still voting QLP and ADQ provincially, not PQ, so don't paint me as a separatist. I couldn't bring myself to vote for the LPC, I had no use for the CPC, the NDP was a non entity in Quebec, so that left the bloc,  who had no power to do anything to promote separatism in Ottawa, but did swing left on issues.
I am not surprised, though I have not done so myself. In 2008, a bloc vote was not a vote for independence in Qc, It was a vote against the scandal ridden Liberal party of the time (remember that is the days following shortly on the heels of the investigation into their financing scandal, still) by those who could still not let themselves swing to the point of voting CPC.
Exactly, and in the days of minority governments the bloc vote actually had some weight at the time.

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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #779 on: April 27, 2017, 12:26:53 »
Nothing could compel me to ever vote for a separatist party, provincial or federal.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #780 on: April 27, 2017, 12:34:21 »
Nothing could compel me to ever vote for a separatist party, provincial or federal.
And nothing could ever compel me to vote for the communist party of Canada.

If we're sharing parties that we could never be compelled to vote for. I think that's what we're doing, right?
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #781 on: April 27, 2017, 13:14:38 »
I suppose so, if you like.

I wasn't painting you as a separatist, btw, just the fact that you chose to vote for them and thus give them encouragement to continue.  I've voted NDP in the past, but that doesn't make me a Dipper, just an enabler.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #782 on: May 02, 2017, 01:47:23 »
Donated to Erin otool. Thinking it was a mistake. Their party gave out my email address to all Conservatives (suppose that's normal? ) and  now I'm being bombarded with emails from all candidates spelling my name wrong (even though it's right there in the email) and begging for money incessantly. ******* annoying that is.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #783 on: May 02, 2017, 12:29:10 »
Donated to Erin otool. Thinking it was a mistake. Their party gave out my email address to all Conservatives (suppose that's normal? ) and  now I'm being bombarded with emails from all candidates spelling my name wrong (even though it's right there in the email) and begging for money incessantly. ******* annoying that is.

Suppertime and 3 robocalls a night on which to hang up.....  :rage:
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #784 on: May 02, 2017, 12:37:37 »
Suppertime and 3 robocalls a night on which to hang up.....  :rage:

Why is Stephen Harper calling you three times a night? 
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #785 on: May 02, 2017, 12:45:47 »
Why is Stephen Harper calling you three times a night?

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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #786 on: May 02, 2017, 12:52:55 »


I was thinking of the "Air Farce" Stephen Harper phoning you nightly.   :nod:
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #787 on: May 02, 2017, 13:25:31 »
I was thinking of the "Air Farce" Stephen Harper phoning you nightly.   :nod:
I just assumed it was that whole 1-800-POOKSEX thing....    >:D

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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #788 on: May 02, 2017, 13:40:43 »
I just assumed it was that whole 1-800-POOKSEX thing....    >:D

Quiet, you!  D9er doesn't know. 
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #789 on: May 02, 2017, 13:45:20 »
I get e-mails from both the Conservatives and the Liberals extolling themselves, talking about the threat the other party is and begging for money. Funny how they sound more or less the same.

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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #790 on: May 02, 2017, 14:48:33 »
Sent in my ballot this morning.

1. Scheer
2. Leitch
3. O'Toole

I saw no reason to respond further with #4 thru #?

I can now send all political junk and spam to the appropriate folder. There's no need for me to read any more political crap until the new CPC leader is chosen.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #791 on: May 16, 2017, 17:14:01 »
Interim leader's apparently heading south ...
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Canadian interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose is leaving politics to join the Washington-based Wilson Center as her party prepares to choose her successor.

Ambrose, 48, confirmed her departure in a speech Tuesday morning in Ottawa, saying she’ll resign her seat in parliament after the House of Commons adjourns for the summer. She pledged to continue to help the Conservatives recruit more women and didn’t say where she’d go in her “post-partisan life.”

In Washington, Ambrose will serve as a visiting fellow at the non-partisan think tank’s Canada Institute, focusing on bilateral trade with the U.S., according to a Wilson Center statement obtained by Bloomberg. She will lead the institute’s “efforts to convene U.S. and Canadian officials to explore the benefits of an integrated and competitive North American economy that is focused on job creation and prosperity,” the statement said.

The appointment comes as President Donald Trump’s administration prepares to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which also includes Mexico ...
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #792 on: May 27, 2017, 20:38:52 »
Scheer surprises, I guess!
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #793 on: May 27, 2017, 20:45:30 »
I'm a happy camper right now. ;D
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #794 on: May 27, 2017, 20:56:21 »
I wonder how all of the people here who mock Trudeau because of his youth feel?

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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #795 on: May 27, 2017, 21:10:12 »
I wonder how all of the people here who mock Trudeau because of his youth feel?

I think those people were mocking his lack of political experience and banking on the name, not his age.  Scheer was the Speaker from 2011-2015.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #796 on: May 27, 2017, 21:10:37 »
Scheer surprises, I guess!

My wife was at the Congress Centre yesterday, and returned today to vote for him.

The traffic was terrible. There is also an Anime convention in the same building.



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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #797 on: May 27, 2017, 21:12:03 »
My wife was at the Congress Centre yesterday, and returned today to vote for him.

The traffic was terrible. There is also an Anime convention in the same building.

Cartoon characters and politicians.  There's a joke in there somewhere.
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #798 on: May 28, 2017, 00:04:30 »
I wonder how all of the people here who mock Trudeau because of his youth feel?
Pretty damn good. In spades! I can go to bed, now that I have found the most childish AND stupid question (staying with the Trudeau theme) anywhere in the whole ether.  [:D

I just realized that, maybe, you were serious. If so, I apologize in advance   :salute:
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Re: The Next Conservative Leader
« Reply #799 on: May 28, 2017, 00:58:28 »
I wonder how all of the people here who mock Trudeau because of his youth feel?

I mock the PM because he's a bubble head and a narcissistic idiot as far as I'm concerned , not because of his age.  For me, he'll still probably be a tool at 70 or 80.  Mind you, by then I'll be dirt napping so I won't give a crap.
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