Canadian Politics

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by SteveFoerster, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Yesterday elections for the federal House of Commons were held, and it looks like Justin Trudeau's center-left Liberal Party will retain power, but with a minority government, therefore having to rely on either the far left NDP or the far left Bloc Quebecois for confidence and supply:
  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Amazing. You might check out for a Western Canadian and oddly non-anti-American take. He's a fairly widely published and wonderfully realistic commentator on politics, government and culture in the Great White North.

    Doesn't have much use for Trudeau, though.
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I was unsurprised (although not pleased) to see NDP win a majority of seats in yesterday's BC Legislative Assembly election despite only getting a minority of votes. It's really a shame that the proportional representation referendum didn't succeed.
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I was surprised to find out Canada has politics. I just assumed they gently and caringly agreed on everything.
  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Oh, no. No, no. Canadians surpass each other in heaping abuse on the other side(s). It's just that their use of English is more subtle and effective than American political invective has become. It should be noted that one common accusation is that one or another opponent's approach is too "American" and therefore "un-Canadian". Horrors!
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    And if that doesn't work, they can usually rely on French!

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