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Poll Results: Who are you going to vote for?

 
  • 6% (2)
    Progressive Conservatives
  • 20% (6)
    Federal Liberals
  • 55% (16)
    New Democrats
  • 10% (3)
    Green Party
  • 3% (1)
    Bloc Quebecois
  • 0% (0)
    Animal Alliance-Environmental
  • 0% (0)
    Canadian Action
  • 0% (0)
    Christian Heritage
  • 0% (0)
    Communist Party
  • 0% (0)
    Libertarian Party
  • 0% (0)
    Marxist-Leninist
  • 0% (0)
    People's Political Power
  • 0% (0)
    Pirate
  • 0% (0)
    Progressive Canadian
  • 0% (0)
    Rhinoceros Party
  • 0% (0)
    United
  • 0% (0)
    Western Block
  • 3% (1)
    I'm from the US but I wanted to vote anyway!
  • 0% (0)
    Other
29 Total Votes  
post #21 of 76
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I thought that was illegal. No? There has been some discussion on the CBC of late about how to handle Twitter & Facebook members announcing results in their ridings. 


I just know I've heard official results from the east coast before the west coast polls are shut. I'm in Ontario.
post #22 of 76
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Originally Posted by Annie Mac View Post





I thought that was illegal. No? There has been some discussion on the CBC of late about how to handle Twitter & Facebook members announcing results in their ridings. 




I just know I've heard official results from the east coast before the west coast polls are shut. I'm in Ontario.


The results for an area are allowed to be posted in that area, but they can't be posted in another area. So results from the east coast can be posted on the east coast, but they can't be transmitted to the west coast until the polls close over here.

 

post #23 of 76
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The results for an area are allowed to be posted in that area, but they can't be posted in another area. So results from the east coast can be posted on the east coast, but they can't be transmitted to the west coast until the polls close over here.

 

I'm in Halifax. I want the flaming demon smiley, but I don't know where to find the smilies.

 

 

post #24 of 76
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post




The results for an area are allowed to be posted in that area, but they can't be posted in another area. So results from the east coast can be posted on the east coast, but they can't be transmitted to the west coast until the polls close over here.

 


Well they can be transmitted to Ontario before B.C. closes.
post #25 of 76
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post



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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post




The results for an area are allowed to be posted in that area, but they can't be posted in another area. So results from the east coast can be posted on the east coast, but they can't be transmitted to the west coast until the polls close over here.

 




Well they can be transmitted to Ontario before B.C. closes.


That's because the Ontario polls close before the BC polls close.

 

post #26 of 76

I think I can recall an election -- might be the 1984 Mulroney landslide? -- in which the results were released before BC finished because at that point it didn't matter how BC voted, he was already in with a majority. Can I put my plug here for election reform?

post #27 of 76
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I think I can recall an election -- might be the 1984 Mulroney landslide? -- in which the results were released before BC finished because at that point it didn't matter how BC voted, he was already in with a majority. Can I put my plug here for election reform?


That's what I'm saying!
post #28 of 76
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie Mac View Post

I think I can recall an election -- might be the 1984 Mulroney landslide? -- in which the results were released before BC finished because at that point it didn't matter how BC voted, he was already in with a majority. Can I put my plug here for election reform?




That's what I'm saying!


Well they shouldn't have.

 

 

 

Quote:
The elections act:
 

Premature Transmission

Prohibition – premature transmission of results

329. No person shall transmit the result or purported result of the vote in an electoral district to the public in another electoral district before the close of all of the polling stations in that other electoral district.

 

 

 

post #29 of 76

We're voting NDP because that's the way our riding rolls and we're pretty much an ABC (Anybody But Conservatives) household right now. If I lived 6 blocks over (Saanich-Gulf Islands) I'd totally vote for Elizabeth May. It's like a fever around here - people I know who are totally apolitical are volunteering for her campaign. 

post #30 of 76

In my riding on vancouver island we can choose between Marxist-Lenist, Conservative, NDP, Liberal and Green.  I am not really happy with any of my options but I will vote.  

post #31 of 76

 

I still have not decided. I am not inspired by any of the candidates.

I like Green Party the most or NDP, but at this point I feel voting for any of them would be giving a vote to Harper so I might go Liberal. 

post #32 of 76
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Originally Posted by jalilah View Post

 

I still have not decided. I am not inspired by any of the candidates.

I like Green Party the most or NDP, but at this point I feel voting for any of them would be giving a vote to Harper so I might go Liberal. 



Unless things have changed in the last 24 hours, NDP should still be ahead of the Liberals...

post #33 of 76
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post

I think so. I'm partial to minority governments though. It helps keep things in balance so one party just do whatever they feel like. Imagine Harper not having at least the Liberal to answer to.



I completely agree with you on this. I am hoping we are just in a transition phase of learning how to function in a minority govt. situation. I also wouldn't be opposed to Layton forming a coalition.

 

 

post #34 of 76

I LOVE the idea of a coalition government, but I don't want it to involve the Conservatives. I just want them out. Which I guess is a bad coalition-attitude.

post #35 of 76
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I don't think a coalition would be as bad as Harper is trying to make it out to be. It wouldn't be my first choice, but it's definitely ahead of Harper in power (majority or minority).

post #36 of 76


 

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Yeah, I don't think a coalition would be as bad as Harper is trying to make it out to be. It wouldn't be my first choice, but it's definitely ahead of Harper in power (majority or minority).



I was born in the US and only moved here 5.5 years ago so I'm new to the Canadian political scene...According to my FIL, Canada had coalition govts throughout the 70s - why does everyone now (i.e. people who call in to Cross Country Check Up..) claim that coalition govt is anti-Canadian? Realizing that CCCU may not attract callers from all political affiliations...

post #37 of 76
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post





Unless things have changed in the last 24 hours, NDP should still be ahead of the Liberals...


Overall, that's true, but which strategic vote makes most sense in terms of "anyone but conservative" depends a lot on your individual electoral district.

 

post #38 of 76

What, no vote for the pirates?  orngtongue.gif  I suppose that's good.  You'd have to lock up all the rum.

post #39 of 76

We don't have a Rhino candidate (my ex-FIL was one once), or I'd be tempted to vote for them.

 

I went Liberal - he's the only candidate in our riding who has a prayer of unseating the Conservative incumbent. I don't like or trust Harper...and I don't like or trust our local incumbent, either.

post #40 of 76
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We don't have a Rhino candidate (my ex-FIL was one once), or I'd be tempted to vote for them.

 

I went Liberal - he's the only candidate in our riding who has a prayer of unseating the Conservative incumbent. I don't like or trust Harper...and I don't like or trust our local incumbent, either.



Lucky, in our riding no one has more than a snowballs chance in hell of ousting the Conservative. All though, there are two other highly conservative parties running this year that might spread the vote.

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