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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 #41 of 76

Interesting, when this thread first came out I said I'd vote Liberal but since then I've changed and ended up voting NDP. I'm in Quebec and people tend to vote Liberal to keep out the Bloc but I've heard of quite a few people voting NDP this time. Strange seeing  NDP didn't really exist as an option out here not long ago....

 

I still wish the Green Party could win... 

post #42 of 76
I still wish Proportional Representation had passed the last time. Much more civilized way of counting votes.
post #43 of 76



Okay NDP

 

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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. 



 

post #44 of 76

Anyone watching? It's 11:15 here and I start work at 4:30 a.m. But there is no sleeping now.

post #45 of 76

I'm listening to the CBC right now. All polls closed. Conservative gov't, not known whether or a minority or not, with an NDP opposition. Interesting. I did for a few moments hold out hope for an NDP gov't. 

post #46 of 76

WOW. I can't believe how few seats the Liberals and Bloc have! I can't believe how many areas of Quebec voted NDP!!! Our riding now has an NDP rep instead of the Bloc woman who's been around forever. I'm blown away. 

post #47 of 76

I want to cry. I want to THROW UP. I CANNOT live with a conserative majority. This CANNOT be happening!!! I cannot take any joy in the NDP advances. I was hoping for a few seconds for an NDP government, too! Oh MY GOD! NO!! I know they haven't called it officially, but HOLY CRAP!!!!!!

post #48 of 76

Maybe it still won't happen. There are still over 10 ridings that could go either way.

 

What will happen with a Conservative majority? I can't even imagine. I am not the type to give up in despair, so I'm going to be mighty busy. But if it's a majority, it's going to be 4 LONG years. Not two or three. FOUR.

post #49 of 76

Yes, it's pretty sad to see the Conservatives end up with a majority. Harper is our Bush.  I'm happy to see the NDP has a huge amount of seats also though, they'll make a solid oppositional party. (up 69 seats so far!). Still amazed at the drop in Bloc seats. As an english person in Quebec, I feel good about that.

 

How embarrassing would it be to not win your own riding?! Yikes. 

post #50 of 76
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Originally Posted by carfreemama View Post

I want to cry. I want to THROW UP. I CANNOT live with a conserative majority. This CANNOT be happening!!! I cannot take any joy in the NDP advances. I was hoping for a few seconds for an NDP government, too! Oh MY GOD! NO!! I know they haven't called it officially, but HOLY CRAP!!!!!!



I hear ya. I feel sick to my stomach. This scares the living shit out of me.

post #51 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by carfreemama View Post

Maybe it still won't happen. There are still over 10 ridings that could go either way.

 

What will happen with a Conservative majority? I can't even imagine. I am not the type to give up in despair, so I'm going to be mighty busy. But if it's a majority, it's going to be 4 LONG years. Not two or three. FOUR.



Hold on for the race to the bottom.

post #52 of 76

We'll be adding a budget line for bail money  - I see 4 years of me in various protests.

 

I am frankly gobsmacked that Harper who is in contempt of parliament, who has shown so little respect for democracy, won a majority and I  fear for the Canada I love because I can't understand why in the world people would actually return this man to power.  I am worried for my children, for my rights and the rights of people who have fewer resources than I do to make themselves heard.

 

It's stunningly horrific imo.  

post #53 of 76
It's a sad day for Canadians. How did this happen.
post #54 of 76


My first thought was protests, too; but Harper doesn't care about protests. He eats protests for breakfast and then washes them down with human rights. I think he's going to have fun with the NDP, too. My second thought is to just strengthen and protect whatever institutions we care about in whatever ways we can. For us, that means devoting ourselves to our little food co-op and our local environmental group. And it may just mean having to get more involved with party politics...something neither DH or I can stand, but care very deeply about. It also means taking off the gloves publicly. We live in a military town and lots of dd's friends have parents/family in the military. Most of them declare themselves Conservatives. We've always tried to downplay our politics (a little bit) so as not to cause difficulties for dd. We certainly share our values, but we have tried to be tactful. Now I will openly state at every opportunity that I don't consider Harper my leader, that I oppose every single thing he stands for.

 

As for Quebec, I fear a resurgance of separatism is far more likely now. I hope the NDP can offer something concrete to all the Quebecois people and can do a good job in their ridings there. They must feel so vulnerable with a Conservative majority.

 

I don't know how we're going to survive the next 4 years. As a pp poster stated, it's going to be worst for people with few resources. The biggest despair I feel is just that so many of my fellow Canadians voted for him...again. So many MORE than last time. How? Just like you said, Karenwith4, I don't get it. There is not one single thing I like about the Conservative government and especially Harper. Not one. I'm going to bed for a few hours. I can't even imagine the kinds of announcements we're going to be hearing. Let's keep this thread alive and keep each others' spirits up. I know there must be people even here on MDC who are happy about the Conservative win, so I must remain sensitive to that. I'll need to find support for my grief somewhere, though and try to come up with a survival strategy. Yes, I feel it's that bad. But we'll get through this.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenwith4 View Post

We'll be adding a budget line for bail money  - I see 4 years of me in various protests.

 

I am frankly gobsmacked that Harper who is in contempt of parliament, who has shown so little respect for democracy, won a majority and I  fear for the Canada I love because I can't understand why in the world people would actually return this man to power.  I am worried for my children, for my rights and the rights of people who have fewer resources than I do to make themselves heard.

 

It's stunningly horrific imo.  



 

post #55 of 76

 

Quote:
Yes, it's pretty sad to see the Conservatives end up with a majority. Harper is our Bush. 

 

I'm sorry. 

post #56 of 76

Well the one bright spot is that May got in.  Yay - finally a Green in the H of C.

 

post #57 of 76
Thread Starter 

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post #58 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post

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.


I was wrong. Our incumbent got back in, and he left the Liberal candidate in the dust. *sigh*

 

post #59 of 76

Rats. When I woke up this morning, I realized we still have a Conservative majority. I was hoping maybe it was a big bad dream.

 

What do we do now?

post #60 of 76

 

 

How depressing! :(    most of  my son's classmate's parents voted conservative.

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