[Debate] Canadian Election 2015!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by finch_rocks_1, Sep 17, 2015.


Who are you voting for?

Conservative 4 vote(s) 40.0%
New Democratic 1 vote(s) 10.0%
Liberal 2 vote(s) 20.0%
Bloc Québécois 1 vote(s) 10.0%
Green 2 vote(s) 20.0%
Strength in Democracy 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. Hey EMC,

    I Have noticed that the Election is coming up, and they parties have been going around, with debates and all. They even came to my door, in the middle of the county :p.

    So this thread is to debate who you want to win, and what your opinions are on the parties.

    Official Election Site;

    Some Readings;

    338 seats in the House of Commons of Canada
    170 seats needed for a majority

    Opinion polls

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    Leader - Stephen Harper

    Stephen Harper - Conservative
    Leader since - March 20, 2004
    Leader's seat - Calgary Southwest
    running in Calgary Heritage
    Last election - 166 seats, 39.62%
    Current seats - 159

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    Leader - Tom Mulcair

    Stephen Harper - New Democratic
    Leader since - March 24, 2012
    Leader's seat - Outremont
    Last election - 103 seats, 30.63%
    Current seats - 95

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    Leader - Justin Trudeau

    Stephen Harper - Liberal
    Leader since - April 14, 2013
    Leader's seat - Papineau
    Last election - 34 seats, 18.91%
    Current seats - 36

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    Leader - Gilles Duceppe

    Stephen Harper - Bloc Québécois
    Leader since - June 10, 2015
    Leader's seat - Running in Laurier—Sainte-Marie
    Last election - 4 seats, 6.04%
    Current seats - 2

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    Leader - Elizabeth May
    Stephen Harper - Green
    Leader since - August 27, 2006
    Leader's seat - Saanich—Gulf Islands
    Last election - 1 seat, 3.91%
    Current seats - 2
    Leader -Jean-François Fortin
    Stephen Harper - Strength in Democracy
    Leader since - October 21, 2014
    Leader's seat - Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
    running in Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
    Last election - pre-creation
    Current seats - 2

    Incumbent Prime Minister
    Stephen Harper

    Incumbent Prime Minister

    Stephen Harper

    Let the Discussion Begin!
  2. Are we the only Canadians #NovaScotia
    Ps I'm not technically a Canadian but I'm a citizen #germanbloodbornandraise then I moved
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  3. Canadian elections? Canada has politics?

    Are they better than America's nominees?
    EDIT: just realized that you prob don't know our choices. I will read up on this supposed Canadian government.
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  4. Anyways I'm in favor for Stephan Harper
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  5. I know America choices those buffoons the only person I think would be good for your country is Carly Florina and Ben Carson as Vice pres
  6. Hopefully you guys will catch the trump disease.
    Maybe he will become more interested in you Canadians instead of his fascination with Mexico.

    Most likely not, though.

    One can only hope.
    Plus, he can save money by not having to build a giant wall to stop Canadians from coming into the U.S.
  7. Same here, I like how he really helps students by making plans for students to help pay for college. The others say that, but then make the country go broke, haha.
  8. NDP/Liberals FTW
  9. Bump, Voting is the 19th
  10. All Canadians should be voting on Oct 19.
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  11. true, but i cant, as i am not on the list at either houses.
  12. For Canada's sake, I hope Tom Mulcair or Justin Trudeau win.

    The UK had a Conservative Party win in May this year, and things aren't pretty (poverty is on the rise and stuffs <3). Most Canadians I know want to cut Stephen Harper into little tiny pieces, so there's that, too...
  13. Liberal's have won a majority government, Stephen Harper to step down as leader of the Conservatives.
  14. Those two are as much "buffoons" as the rest of them ;-)

    So did trudeau win or did I read something wrong?
  15. Trudeau didn't "win", the Liberals won, meaning Justin, being their leader, is the Prime Minister.
  16. Oh yes, I forgot about the conflict of interest systems used in Canada and the UK.Thanks for clarifying

    Wait no... still confused
  17. So basically on election day in Canada day you go to the polls and elected the Member Of Parliament for your riding. Each party can field one candidate in each riding. The party who's members have been elected in the most riding's forms government. If that party has the most seats AND has more than 50% of the seats, they form a majority government. If a party has the most seats BUT did not get 50% or more of the total seats they form a minority government.
  18. This is not helping... *goes back to sportscenter* thanks for trying though :)
  19. Oh.... I get it now. Its another political gimmick. I assure you that US government, federal and state government are not SUPPOSED to work that way. Makes sense why people would think that though... considering.

    The vote in and of itself isn't exactly what I was confused about but the whole government structure.