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so now we are stuck in the middle of an election as well. :(
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Post 1 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 13:17
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The irony (if you want to call it that) is that Canada used to have movable elections. The government in power had up to a 5 year term but could call an election at any point in time (most often at around 4 years), the other way to get an election was through a vote of none-confidence (if most of the representatives voted in such a vote against the government in power).

The current party in power was annoyed at the previous party because it had most of the seats (so hard to get a vote of none confidence) but was not popular any more and they where extending their power as much as they could. So in 2007 a law for fixed term elections (4 years new vote in Oct) except that the none confidence vote was still there (so in essence -theory- the party in power can't decide on the next elections but can still be kicked out if they are crap)

So here is where the irony comes in. The party in power is relatively popular (actually it is more like the other parties are messed up then this one is doing well) but a minority (most of the seats belong to other parties). So even though the next elections should be next October the party in power decided to vote against itself and force elections this year while the other parties don't have their act together and so circumventing a law they created and passed to make elections more even for all parties.


And so now we need to go to vote on Oct 14
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Post 2 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 15:59
djy
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Can we join in as well . . . PLEASE!!
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 16:42
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go ahead
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Post 4 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 17:54
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Thanks. I vote "Monster Raving Looney".
OP | Post 5 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 18:48
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you need to narrow it down, I think that covers all of them
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Post 6 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 20:10
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I like dictatorships because it eliminates all the red tape and saves tax payers money in the long run. You pretty much know who the next leader will be all the time (same guy you got now).
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OP | Post 7 made on Sunday September 7, 2008 at 21:10
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lol
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Post 8 made on Monday September 8, 2008 at 05:17
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On September 7, 2008 at 18:48, Anthony said...
you need to narrow it down, I think that covers all of
them

You don't understand . . .

http://www.omrlp.com/

And for the third way in the USA . . .

http://usloonyparty.tripod.com/
OP | Post 9 made on Monday September 8, 2008 at 20:22
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well then I don't think you can vote for it (I don't think it has representatives)

But in the past there has been rhino's
Pot
Flying Yoggies
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Post 10 made on Monday September 8, 2008 at 21:49
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The joke that was Dalton McGuinty politics completely turned me off voting. Go ahead and say that it's my responisibility to vote, and I shouldn't complain if I don't.

Although I do agree that voting is a extremely improtant concept. Truth be told (which is funny to say considering the topic) is does you no good, and that was proven during McGuinty's reign. How someone can break over 50 documented campagine promises and not legally be held responisible is beyond me.

I did my best to find a link and couldn't, but I will still pass on the little known fact that a civil suit was raised against McGuinty and his blatant disregard for the promises he made to get his party elected. It was nipped in the bud before I believe it got to the supreme court. Where in the judge presiding dismissed the suit claiming that any competent and eligible voter should know better than to believe any promise made by a politician trying to run for office. And therefore it is not the responsibility of the politician to tell the truth, but the responsibility of the voter to see throw the lies used to sway their decision.

I voted during that election year, and haven't since. What's the point...? The only thing that catches my attention during elections now are what new crackerpot group will run for office. I miss the guys bouncing around on their mattresses thinking they could fly....lol... What was the name of that party?
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OP | Post 11 made on Monday September 8, 2008 at 23:31
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click on my link just above. We used to call them Flying Yoggies but the official name was Natural Law Party

PS even though I always vote, I agree with the rest of your post there are just no good politicians that you feel good after voting for them.
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