Election Results


#1

LOL.

Goodbye Harper.


#2

BYE HARPER!


#3

LIBERAL MAJORITY!!!


#4

Yipee!!!


#5

IDIOTS!!!


#6

LOL


#7

#8

Heave Steve party underway. Maybe I’ll eat the cookie that’s been in the freezer since July


#9

:smile:


#10

Harper crushed.

Election results


#11

And now he’s resigned his position as leader:

nationalobserver.com/2015/10 … tive-party

Will Mulcair follow?


#12

[quote=“Soggy”]And now he’s resigned his position as leader:

nationalobserver.com/2015/10 … tive-party

Will Mulcair follow?[/quote]

I heard this morning he’s planning on staying on as leader. That may change if the party base pressures him.


#13

The Niqab thing brought on by the Conservatives did a lot to destroy the electoral fortunes of the NDP, and I don’t think it’s Mulcair’s fault that the party were reduced to 44. If it weren’t for the “Lizard of Oz”, they would’ve kept most of the seat and wiped the Bloc of the map.

I expect he’ll stay on until the time comes.


#14

[quote=“PLA”]The Niqab thing brought on by the Conservatives did a lot to destroy the electoral fortunes of the NDP, and I don’t think it’s Mulcair’s fault that the party were reduced to 44. If it weren’t for the “Lizard of Oz”, they would’ve kept most of the seat and wiped the Bloc of the map.

I expect he’ll stay on until the time comes.[/quote]

Yes. Mulcair has principles and it cost him dearly. He felt he needed to speak on the niqab issue; I’m glad he did that! I think the Lizard was the best advertising for the Liberals. Canada woke up and was disgusted by the mean-spirited, petty politics of the Cons.


#15

if the Niqab was the only issue in Quebec then guess again, Quebecers are fickle voters, a few years ago I stated the NDP couldn’t count on the Quebec electorate on this forum, you can not blame the Niqab issue for the NDP lose in Quebec, Liberals came out right away denouncing Harper on the Niqab issue and supported the woman’s right to wear it at the ceremony, the NDP did so too, if it was all about the Niqab then the liberals would not have gained those seats. Quebec voters only vote for the party that will help them despite of Canada, last election when they went to the NDP it was mostly a protest vote, this time it was an issues vote


#16

I don’t think its much of a surprise that the Conservatives lost. Stephen Harper led that party as Prime Minister for 10 years which is fairly long in Canadian politics, and they still managed to win nearly 100 seats. I think its more of a surprise to all the NDP supporters what a “crushing” they took. Too bad we are stuck again with having an MP who is not a member of the governing party.


#17

Our MP is more in alignment with Liberal policies than the Cons. I’d say we’re in a better place. I’m very happy that Harper is gone.


#18

[quote=“hitest”]

Our MP is more in alignment with Liberal policies than the Cons. I’d say we’re in a better place. I’m very happy that Harper is gone.[/quote]

It would be really hard for this area to go non NDP. I agree also Gracie that It would be nice to have a MP who is a member. Why should the Liberals even help us out in the Skeena Riding ? I don’t know much about this so please take it easy on me.


#19

Prince Rupert has a long history of voting for the losing party - both federally and provincially.

I have often wondered how much more federal and provincial help we would have gotten over the years had we had the brains to vote for the party that gets elected.

It seems that it is the prevailing ethos of this area to vote for the NDP despite their inability to deliver anything of consequence.

Thank God for our geography! (well on the other hand the NDP are a bunch of “godless socialists” so perhaps that it is inappropriate too?)


#20

[quote=“Pantagruel”]
I have often wondered how much more federal and provincial help we would have gotten over the years had we had the brains to vote for the party that gets elected. [/quote]

You just have to look at the term of Bill “I promise the mill will open” Belsey.

Almost every measure I can think of was worse with him as the MLA. Because he basically sat in the back benches and was ignored. Then he went on to work for the Chinese government didn’t he? And they sued the city of Prince Rupert?