Poll: Who ya votin' for?
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View poll results: Who ya votin' for?
Stephen Harper(Conservative Party)
45 30%
Stephane Dion(Liberal Party)
22 15%
Jack Layton(NDP Party)
53 35%
Elizabeth May(Green Party)
29 19%
Voters: 150.
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#1
sup pit-nadians, what's your take?

I'd be interested in what the Green party has to say, they are apparently planning to legalize marijuana. Not that I'd vote for them solely because of this, at least, not before seeing what they have to say.


Edit: The Official Websites of the Parties
www.greenparty.ca
www.conservative.ca
www.liberal.ca
www.ndp.ca
Last edited by Strange Times at Oct 9, 2008,
#2
canadian politics are lame. funny how im more intesrted in the amrican debate the my own.
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#3
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canadian politics are lame


Not the most interesting thing around, but you should still vote if you're of age.
#4
Canada.... I guess its valid... but America's election is cool and it has BLACK PEOPLE (gasp) correction- only a half black person
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#5
Quote by Strange Times
sup pit-nadians, what's your take?

I'd be interested in what the Green party has to say, they are apparently planning to legalize marijuana. Not that I'd vote for them solely because of this, at least, not before seeing what they have to say.

FUCK YES
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#6
If the Green Party wins I'm moving to Canada, but I think it was Harper who announced that Marijuana is a good substance or something like that? Correct me if im wrong
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#7
Got this from www.greenparty.ca :


In 2005, according to the Treasury Board, Canada spent $368 million targeting elicit drugs, with 73% of that money going to law enforcement. Most of that was for the “war” against cannabis (marijuana). Marijuana prohibition is also prohibitively costly in other ways including criminalizing youth and fostering organized crime. Prohibition, which has gone on for decades, has utterly failed and has not lead to reduced drug use in Canada.

Our Vision

After analyzing the recommendation of the Canadian Senate’s 2002 Special Committee on Drugs and the examples of strategies used by some European countries, the Green Party of Canada has come to the conclusion that it is time to legalize the adult use of marijuana. Furthermore, the Green Party believes that drug addictions should be treated as more a health problem than a criminal offence.

Green Solutions

Green Party MPs will:

Legalize marijuana by removing marijuana from the drug schedule.
Create a regulatory framework for the safe production of marijuana by small, independent growers.
Develop a taxation rate for marijuana similar to that of tobacco.
Establish the sale of marijuana to adults for medicinal or personal use through licensed distribution outlets.
Educate the public about the health threats of marijuana and tobacco use.
Launch a public consultation on the decriminalization of illicit drugs, considering the high costs currently used on the law enforcement effort, as well as for treatment facilities, rehabilitation of addicts, and consider shifting to prevention through educational programmes instead.


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Quote by chrismetal86
If the Green Party wins I'm moving to Canada, but I think it was Harper who announced that Marijuana is a good substance or something like that? Correct me if im wrong

I doubt it, Harper wants to crack down with the war on drugs and go the same route as the states, and we all know how that is working out.
#8
i find it really hard to understand what Stephane Dion is saying. im interested in what jack layton is saying.
#9
Not voting

Not interested in perpetuating the farce that is representative "democracy"

I've voted before and it makes me feel violated.
#10
Quote by sargasm
Not voting

Not interested in perpetuating the farce that is representative "democracy"

I've voted before and it makes me feel violated.

oi oi oi

THE SYSTEM!!!!!!!!
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#11
Is there any info on what the Green Party will do not having to do with Marijuana?
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#12
Quote by sargasm
I've voted before and it makes me feel violated.


That seems ironic to me, not voting should make you feel violated 'cuz then you're not exercising your choice in what the government does. At least if you supported a party you feel should be in power(if there is one), you'd be making change.

Unless you vote conservative. (zing)


Edit:
Quote by chrismetal86
Is there any info on what the Green Party will do not having to do with Marijuana?

Posted some links up top
#13
Quote by chrismetal86
Is there any info on what the Green Party will do not having to do with Marijuana?

why would you want that?
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#14
Quote by Cameronrobson
why would you want that?


To simply know...
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#15
Im to young to vote, but my opinion:

Liberals: I don't think that they should be trusted so fast, after what they did last time. Plus, introducing a carbon tax during this economic crisis is not the best idea when we can barley afford the food on my table, and the roof over my head.

Green: Many young people seem to think that they are going to legalize marijuana. Not gonna happen. Even if they did want it, the bill would never get through. Also, the carbon tax to deal with them to.

NDP: Not a bad party if i say so my self, but I am not to sure the economy will be safe on a more federal view. If they do every thing they say, then great! But how the hell do they expect to get the money, especially when we are at war and in the worst economic crisis since the depression.

Conservative: Harper is the man, he is doing a pretty good job as far as I can tell. Lets not change.
#16
Quote by ling_yu
Im to young to vote, but my opinion:

Liberals: I don't think that they should be trusted so fast, after what they did last time. Plus, introducing a carbon tax during this economic crisis is not the best idea when we can barley afford the food on my table, and the roof over my head.

Green: Many young people seem to think that they are going to legalize marijuana. Not gonna happen. Even if they did want it, the bill would never get through. Also, the carbon tax to deal with them to.

NDP: Not a bad party if i say so my self, but I am not to sure the economy will be safe on a more federal view. If they do every thing they say, then great! But how the hell do they expect to get the money, especially when we are at war and in the worst economic crisis since the depression.

Conservative: Harper is the man, he is doing a pretty good job as far as I can tell. Lets not change.



You seem to be basing your choice solely on the carbon tax. Don't forget that Harper will always be tight with the States, and they'll just drag us town if we keep those ties. Also, if the green party have the majority, Parliament will have no choice but to legalize if the MPs support it.
#17
Quote by ling_yu
Im to young to vote, but my opinion:

Liberals: I don't think that they should be trusted so fast, after what they did last time. Plus, introducing a carbon tax during this economic crisis is not the best idea when we can barley afford the food on my table, and the roof over my head.

Green: Many young people seem to think that they are going to legalize marijuana. Not gonna happen. Even if they did want it, the bill would never get through. Also, the carbon tax to deal with them to.

NDP: Not a bad party if i say so my self, but I am not to sure the economy will be safe on a more federal view. If they do every thing they say, then great! But how the hell do they expect to get the money, especially when we are at war and in the worst economic crisis since the depression.

Conservative: Harper is the man, he is doing a pretty good job as far as I can tell. Lets not change.



...Wut.

Are you following anything at all?

EDIT: As for myself, If I could vote, it'd be NDP all the way (duh?). Mainly because I'd feel dirty not voting, becuase while I may not believe in the rep. democratic system, I still need to do everything I can to make sure my country moves closer to socialism, because it's a hell of alot better than what the conservatives have to offer.


EDIT 2: The TS does know that you don't actually vote directly for the prime minister unless you actually live in their riding, you just vote for their representative in your area, right? Just makign that clear for peopel who may not have known. (I know most teens in my city don't know that)
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#18
Which candidates actually have a chance of winning? All 4 of those or just the Conservative and Liberal parties?
#19
Ling_yu knows his/her stuff. I agree on every point.

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...Wut.

Are you following anything at all?


You're a socialist, why bother arguing with someone who's obviously clear-headed?
#20
Quote by PitLurker
Ling_yu knows his/her stuff. I agree on every point.


You're a socialist, why bother arguing with someone who's obviously clear-headed?



I'm an anarcho-communist, and I have a clear enough head to know that voting for a socialist party is better than voting for the damn liberals or conservatives.

He said that two completely differing parties are both fine in his eyes. That's completely idiotic.

EDIT: If you go to his profile, you'll see he's a member of the UG Socialist party. So his saying that Harper is doing just fine is one of the god damn stupidest things I've ever heard in my life.
Last edited by original=punk at Oct 9, 2008,
#21
Quote by ling_yu
Im to young to vote, but my opinion:

Liberals: I don't think that they should be trusted so fast, after what they did last time. Plus, introducing a carbon tax during this economic crisis is not the best idea when we can barley afford the food on my table, and the roof over my head.

Green: Many young people seem to think that they are going to legalize marijuana. Not gonna happen. Even if they did want it, the bill would never get through. Also, the carbon tax to deal with them to.

NDP: Not a bad party if i say so my self, but I am not to sure the economy will be safe on a more federal view. If they do every thing they say, then great! But how the hell do they expect to get the money, especially when we are at war and in the worst economic crisis since the depression.

Conservative: Harper is the man, he is doing a pretty good job as far as I can tell. Lets not change.


Yous seem to think that the money gained through the carbon tax will mysteriously disappear and not return to the citizens, which might be true if the liberals are elected . Anyways, the plan is to give a significant portion back to the citizens to counteract the rise in the price of life due to the carbon tax.
#22
Quote by original=punk
I'm an anarcho-communist, and I have a clear enough head to know that voting for a socialist party is better than voting for the damn liberals or conservatives.

He said that two completely differing parties are both fine in his eyes. That's completely idiotic.

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#24
Quote by CowboyUp
Which candidates actually have a chance of winning? All 4 of those or just the Conservative and Liberal parties?


Harper was always going to win, he just wanted a majority government so he called this election. His term wasn't even up yet. He's not going to get majority but he'll still win.
#25
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OH SHIT ITS A LINK TO THE NDP

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#28
Quote by Strange Times
That seems ironic to me, not voting should make you feel violated 'cuz then you're not exercising your choice in what the government does. At least if you supported a party you feel should be in power(if there is one), you'd be making change.


So the propaganda tries to get me to believe...
#29
Quote by Swap-Meet
NDP won't win...they will get a few seats though, Green Party...well I'm not gonna touch on that, Liberals won't win with Stephan Dionne. Most Canadians will stick with the thugs they know, and vote conservative, till they do something stupid...er than normal


Why not? Also I think you're underestimating how liberal this country really is.
#30
i was a fan of layton during the 06 election and still am. i wish i were old enough to vote (i turn 18 in november)
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#31
I am voting for Jack Layton.

Elizabeth May almost had me though ... she still might.

Nah I'm a pretty hardcore NDPer. I don't know how any educated person could vote for Harper without being guilt ridden for the rest of their lives.
#32
well i'm voting for Marc Garneau since i live in Westmount-Ville-Marie but i am a firm liberal supporter. infact i attended a Dion rally today, he's actually a very good speaker and after listening to him i believe he would be an excellent prime minister

everyone does know that Harper's ideas of senate reform and the way he threatens to implement them are unconstitutional right.
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#33
Canada has elections???LOLOLOLoloLOLOLolofLool

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#34
Not to be a bitch but in your poll, the P in NDP does stand for party..

But to be constructive, I am going to vote but I'm upset that it won't matter because of the nature of my riding. My riding has historically been Liberal and my MP (Jim Karigiannis) has gathered a *huge* following. I voted for him previously but really wanna show my support to the NDP but the New Democrats are not strong at all in my area. God I hate our electoral system!

EDIT: Just noticed: Switch the Grits and the Tories in your poll and the bars are the party colours. Oh and make the Green Party, well, green!

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#35
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Why not? Also I think you're underestimating how liberal this country really is.


nah not really, every person in my family is voting liberal, the area where I live has been liberal for over 50 years, I know how popular they are, but I just doubt that Dionne will be the next Priminister, also like I said before, most Canadians tend to stick with the thugs that they know, until they really screw up...which sadly, Harper has yet to do.
#36
Quote by Swap-Meet
nah not really, every person in my family is voting liberal, the area where I live has been liberal for over 50 years, I know how popular they are, but I just doubt that Dionne will be the next Priminister, also like I said before, most Canadians tend to stick with the thugs that they know, until they really screw up...which sadly, Harper has yet to do.



so its bad that this country has a good priminister because he doesnt belong to your party?

im also confused that the other parties are attacking harper for spending "too much" money on the war and also attacking him for wanting to pull out in 2011. which is it? you either stay at war and spend money, or you pull out.
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#37
Quote by heavyairship
so its bad that this country has a good priminister because he doesnt belong to your party?

im also confused that the other parties are attacking harper for spending "too much" money on the war and also attacking him for wanting to pull out in 2011. which is it? you either stay at war and spend money, or you pull out.


i'm afraid i cannot qualify Mr.Harper as a good prime minister, he is not abysmal but at the same time he is not good. for example his environmental policy is atrocious and he clearly does not have a grasp of the constitution as demonstrated by his ideas on senate reform. also i find it distasteful that the very first law he passed after getting into power was broken when he called this election, fixed election dates. his choice of ministers is quite poor and under the former liberal governments we were running a massive surplus, yet harper was able to run us down to a very small surplus.
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#38
I might vote Conservative only because I live in a city with high crime and drugs based on population(150, 000), and the local Conservative, Colin Carrie, gets sh|t done.
#39
Voting for the Conservatives, only because there's no way in hell the Green Party can do anything. Anyone who votes for the Liberals needs to get their heads checked. Hell, even the NDP wouldn't be half bad.
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#40
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Voting for the Conservatives, only because there's no way in hell the Green Party can do anything. Anyone who votes for the Liberals needs to get their heads checked. Hell, even the NDP wouldn't be half bad.


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