Poll: Conservative majority government. Yay or nay?
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View poll results: Conservative majority government. Yay or nay?
YAY!
12 43%
Nay.
16 57%
Voters: 28.
#1
I know there are a few other Albertan users on this site, including, I believe one of the mods (Unless it's a former mod). We just had the provincial elections, and they came out with great results.

CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT!

Currently, the election results are as follows:

Conservative Party: 73 seats
Liberal Party: 8 seats
New Democratic Party: 2 seats
Wildrose Alliance Party: 0 seats
Green Party: 0 seats

This is great for a few reasons:

- The Liberals wanted to raise the drinking age to 19, while the Conservatives want to leave it at 18.
- The Liberals wanted to raise the driving age to 16 for the learners, and 18 for the probationary, while the Conservatives want to leave it at 14 for the learners, and 16 for the probationary.
- The Conservatives have been in power for 40 years, but never as huge of a lead as they have at the moment. Let's hope that this majority can increase the popularity of the PC even more than they already have. 44 years of a Conservative government as of 2012!
- The Conservative government brought the boom to Alberta. They are the reason that we are the only Canadian province with no deficit. They are the reason we don't pay PST.
- Hell, if the federal government is conservative, the provincial government might as well be the same.


ED STELMACH FTW!
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Last edited by Liberation at Mar 4, 2008,
#2
Im from alberta... glad conservatives won... ed stlmack and the other dude came to our school on two seperate occasions to talk to us and... i liked stalmach better
#3
I voted NDP, because I don't really give a shit. I would never vote liberal. They're just as bad as the conservatives.

You're reasons for favoring the conservatives are pretty juvenile, but aren't they all?

Elections are depressing. The vote changes nothing, but then again, I already knew that.



Calgary continues to be a capitalist nightmare.
#4
Wtf does the WAP stand for?


I voted NDP, because I don't really give a shit. I would never vote liberal. They're just as bad as the conservatives.

You're reasons for favoring the conservatives are pretty juvenile, but aren't they all?

Elections are depressing. The vote changes nothing, but then again, I already knew that.



Calgary continues to be a capitalist nightmare.


I vote for the NDP too....totally different ball game here though...
Last edited by ma)(payne at Mar 4, 2008,
#5
im from calgz, lookin for a bass player!! if uve heard of Carved out... its me and the singer!! pm me, need bassist!
#6
Quote by Liberation
CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT!

Eww.
I mean, I just don't tend to like the Conservatives.. or Liberals for that matter.

I was born in Red Deer, I may as well voice my opinion.
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#7
Quote by Liberation
I know there are a few other Albertan users on this site, including, I believe one of the mods (Unless it's a former mod). We just had the provincial elections, and they came out with great results.

CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY GOVERNMENT!

Currently, the election results are as follows:

PC: 70 seats
LIB: 10 seats
NDP: 2 seats
WAP: 1 seat

This is great for a few reasons:

- The Liberals wanted to raise the drinking age to 19, while the Conservatives want to leave it at 18.
- The Liberals wanted to raise the driving age to 16 for the learners, and 18 for the probationary, while the Conservatives want to leave it at 14 for the learners, and 16 for the probationary.
- The Conservatives have been in power for 40 years, but never as huge of a lead as they have at the moment. Let's hope that this majority can increase the popularity of the PC even more than they already have. 44 years of a Conservative government as of 2012!
- The Conservative government brought the boom to Alberta. They are the reason that we are the only Canadian province with no deficit. They are the reason we don't pay PST.
- Hell, if the federal government is conservative, the provincial government might as well be the same.


ED STELMACH FTW!




I hat the conservatives and almost everything they stand for.

NDP FTW!

I find the results disgusting! im albertan by the way
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#8
Quote by ma)(payne
Wtf does the WAP stand for?

Wildrose Alliance Party. They're an Alberta only party.

sargasm, those aren't my reasons for voting Conservative. Those are just good things that will come of the conservative majority government that appeal to people who are the average age of UGers...
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
#9
I really hate those commercials against Ed. They are so damn annoying! But really, the Conservatives is the better choice.
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#11
anyone anywhere should take a long hard look at why they support conservatism and ask themselves if its worth it in the long run. drinking age, etc? come on.
#12
how much does it cost to plate a vehicle in alberta? as i recall it's god awful, but i'm also just looking for an excuse to rag on alberta ha.
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#13
im from calgary, i voted pc cuz i heard lib and ndp wanted to spend our budget asap. not cool.
yes i didnt research alot, sue me:p (omg no dont! :'( )
plus theyve been in power fer a damn long time. although stelmac looks ****in creepy... and a bit dishonest, but thats just me being rude and judging him.

wew. calgary. ps. is there a calgary/AB group?
#14
Quote by Dimebag22
I really hate those commercials against Ed. They are so damn annoying! But really, the Conservatives is the better choice.

Amen. Ed Stelmach is a great guy, and I think he can really improve Alberta as a province much more than the Liberals could even come close to doing.

Quote by Who66
anyone anywhere should take a long hard look at why they support conservatism and ask themselves if its worth it in the long run. drinking age, etc? come on.

The Conservatives have worked wonders in Alberta. Ever since they were elected back in 1968, Alberta has improved as a province, and just look how much things have improved since Ralph Klein first took over as premier. The Conservatives have continued to succeed as great leaders.

And hell, maybe they'll reward us all for electing them by giving some more rebate cheques
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Last edited by Liberation at Mar 4, 2008,
#15
Quote by theshroomman
im from calgary, i voted pc cuz i heard lib and ndp wanted to spend our budget asap. not cool.
yes i didnt research alot, sue me:p (omg no dont! :'( )
plus theyve been in power fer a damn long time. although stelmac looks ****in creepy... and a bit dishonest, but thats just me being rude and judging him.

wew. calgary. ps. is there a calgary/AB group?


Guess not. If someone starts one I'll join.
#16
I'll give stelmach one thing; at least he isn't klein.

I wish people would make affordable housing and other issues that aren't about putting more money in the pockets of the bourgeoisie bigger priorities though. I guess that's alberta for you.
#17
Quote by sargasm
Guess not. If someone starts one I'll join.

I'll do it.
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#18
^ one of my best friends lives in St. Albert

Quote by Who66
anyone anywhere should take a long hard look at why they support conservatism and ask themselves if its worth it in the long run. drinking age, etc? come on.


I think Liberation probably noticed that

did you read the part about how long they have been in power?

or about how much good they have done here


as I am a B.C. citizen, I didn't vote, but I was (secretly) rooting for the conservatives

because my friends are all spineless liberals (joke)
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#19
the Socialists never win
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#21
Quote by Liberation

And hell, maybe they'll reward us all for electing them by giving some more rebate cheques


I would honestly send mine back.
#22
Quote by sargasm
I would honestly send mine back.

Whaaa-heeeey.

I think it was a great thing when they sent it out to us. I don't expect it to happen again, unless we have a huge year (Which is possible considering the expect raise in oil prices), but I think it was great that the government was willing to give back to the people.

Ed's coming on TV!
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
#23
Quote by sargasm
I would honestly send mine back.

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You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
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#24
Quote by Liberation
Whaaa-heeeey.

I think it was a great thing when they sent it out to us. I don't expect it to happen again, unless we have a huge year (Which is possible considering the expect raise in oil prices), but I think it was great that the government was willing to give back to the people.


It was a god-awful waste of money. We have underfunded schools and hospitals, and infrastructure is in need of money too. Giving $400 to everyone was a huge waste, because $400 isn't really enough to do much of anything with on a large scale for anyone.


Anyway, f@#$ Albertans. The worst premier we've had in years, and he gets the largest majority in years. There was so much talking of people wanting change, and instead they go with the status quo. First election I got to vote in too, and it's such a gong show.
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#25
Quote by bucky_2300
It was a god-awful waste of money. We have underfunded schools and hospitals, and infrastructure is in need of money too. Giving $400 to everyone was a huge waste, because $400 isn't really enough to do much of anything with on a large scale for anyone.


Anyway, f@#$ Albertans. The worst premier we've had in years, and he gets the largest majority in years. There was so much talking of people wanting change, and instead they go with the status quo. First election I got to vote in too, and it's such a gong show.

Hey, hey. Give Ed some credit. He's doing fine. He hasn't been premier for very long. I think the rebate cheques were great. I'm finding that education is getting enough funding, but yes, we do need more hospitals in Alberta. What can you do? Hospitals can't just be built anywhere.

On the bright side, Stelmach is very supportive of Darryl Katz, which means we can expect the new arena in Edmonton to be built very soon. Seeyah later Rexall Place! I'm really looking forward to seeing a game in the new arena when it's built.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
#26
From BC here. I think its great that the conservatives won there. I mean, hey why fix something thats not broken, you guys are like the most prosperous province now thanks to good ol' Ralph Klein and 40 years of conservative rule.
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#27
Quote by Liberation
Hey, hey. Give Ed some credit. He's doing fine. He hasn't been premier for very long. I think the rebate cheques were great. I'm finding that education is getting enough funding, but yes, we do need more hospitals in Alberta. What can you do? Hospitals can't just be built anywhere.

On the bright side, Stelmach is very supportive of Darryl Katz, which means we can expect the new arena in Edmonton to be built very soon. Seeyah later Rexall Place! I'm really looking forward to seeing a game in the new arena when it's built.


He turned the oil company royalty thing into a gigantic cock-up, and basically just got on his knees for the oil companies. He came down on the side of the EUB during that whole "private investigator" thing that was kind of against the law. His policy on cutting emissions is weak-kneed and symbolic at best.

Also, new libraries > new arena. That's all I'll say.

Quote by DZCunuck
From BC here. I think its great that the conservatives won there. I mean, hey why fix something thats not broken, you guys are like the most prosperous province now thanks to good ol' Ralph Klein and 40 years of conservative rule.


Correction: We're the richest province because we're the most oil-rich province, and oil just keeps going up. The government just kind of sat back and enjoyed the ride.
no
#28
Quote by DZCunuck
From BC here. I think its great that the conservatives won there. I mean, hey why fix something thats not broken, you guys are like the most prosperous province now thanks to good ol' Ralph Klein and 40 years of conservative rule.


anyone could have been prosperous with the amount of oil we have
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#29
Quote by Garret.
anyone could have been prosperous with the amount of oil we have

Disagreed. Look at Saskatchewan. They have just as much oil as we have, but they've done nothing with it. The Saskatchewan Party has failed to actually do anything with the oil, as did the NDP before them. The Conservatives, on the other hand, have made a LOT of the oil in Alberta.
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#30
Quote by Liberation
Disagreed. Look at Saskatchewan. They have just as much oil as we have, but they've done nothing with it. The Saskatchewan Party has failed to actually do anything with the oil, as did the NDP before them. The Conservatives, on the other hand, have made a LOT of the oil in Alberta.


you just wait, in 30 years, Ontairio, B.C., Quebec, Labrador,Manitoba, and NWT will be rolling in it when water supply begins to fall
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#31
I am a strong supporter of standing up and voting, but in this situation, i really believe that it doesn't matter whether i did or not.
yeah, yeah, whatever