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06:05 pm: Election result thoughts
Overall, I am pleasantly surprised by the results.

-I would have like to have seen the Green get at least one seat.

-I'm happy that Bill Casey got re-elected, and quite handily at that.

-I'm even happier that Garth Turner got defeated.

-I am shocked that Conservative Rahim Jaffer lost his seat in Edmonton.

-I'm happy that Oakville went Blue.

-I'm not surprised that the Conservatives got shut out of Newfoundland, but I am surprised they picked up a seat in PEI.

-I'm surprised that the NDP didn't do better in BC, considering how well they were polling.

And finally, I wonder how soon the Liberals will have a leadership race?

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From:pixiedust6
Date:October 16th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)

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Yes it would have been nice for a Green party seat. I think they really have to change the name of their party....wouldn't hurt. I think too many people associate the group with Green Peace who was at one time a big public supportor of the party. Green Peace has a bad name in some circles due to its past tendency towards violence. How about a new name ....hmmm...I'll think on that and get back to you...any ideas?

I never rely on polls as a general rule. Unless they poll the same people that are out voting its nothing more than a group opinion. They should do a poll to see how many people in the poll actually vote.

Having said that the NDP should have done better in BC because they were out canvassing and in your face at every turn but unfortunately their policy and history is against them.

Stephane Dionne....what can I say? I think all the talk about his lack of English language skills did him some harm. I think he'll stick around for quite a while despite the rumours, but that's just my gut feeling.

All in all the election didn't disturb too much but cost us a great deal financially. I have a hard time telling a single mother with 4 kids that we cannot afford to help her because the PC party used that money to have an election just to see if they could win a majority this time. Oh, and yes they did pass a bill to say they couldn't do it but they broke it. Yes, I struggle with that.

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From:dubhagan
Date:October 17th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)

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I cringe every time you refer to the Conservative Party as the PC Party, because they are nothing like the old Progressive Conservative Party that the Alliance took over. That voice in the new party is pretty much silenced.
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