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#2501 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

My #2 wins, with help from my #1.  I'm happy.  My $15 well-spent.



#2502 DavidSchell

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:35 PM

When was the last time the Conservative party had a true francophone leader?  This will be very interesting.

was thinking the same thing.



#2503 nerka

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:48 PM

Me too. I kick myself now for actually thinking that a person that did not speak French could be prime minister.

 

22% of Canadian citizens speak French. That means that 78% of Canadian are unqualified to be Prime Minister.

Canadians didn't like the candidate that couldn't speak English either (Stephane Dion). Seems like you actually need to have a good command of both language to be truly competitive.  Thank goodness that instruction in both languages is so widely available that nearly any motivated Canadian can learn both languages to support their prime ministerial ambitions.

 

Stephen Harper proved that motivated politicians can massively improve their second language skills over a reasonably short period of time.



#2504 nerka

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:52 PM

Conservatives seem to like what Bernier is selling. Whether it appeals to Canadians in 2019 is an open question.

 

My suspicion is that one of the middle of the road candidates would fare better against JT. Or as Michael Chong puts it:

 

"Now, more than ever, it’s time for Conservatives to get serious about the choice they are making on May 27th.

I support Kevin O’Leary’s decision to drop out of the race. The Conservatives can't win with a leader who doesn’t speak French.

He created a lot of excitement and I thank him for his contribution to the race.

But now the choice is clearer than ever.

Conservatives are faced with Maxime Bernier’s plan that will eliminate the federal government from health care - Canadians most cherished social program - and cut government spending by more than one third (in contrast, the Harper government cut spending just under 7 per cent).

We will lose in 2019 if we run on that platform.

On the other hand, there is my plan. A plan that Canadians are responding to. Based on a poll by Nanos and with Kevin O'Leary out of the race, I am the most appealing leader to Canadian voters.

I have a plan to strengthen our economy, protect our environment and introduce democratic reform.

My plan includes some of the biggest income tax cuts in Canadian history - $18 billion a year put back in the pockets of Canadians.

I will address climate change and fund those tax cuts with a conservative plan to price carbon that passes all revenues back to Canadians with deep income tax cuts.

I am the only credible candidate on tax cuts. Maxime Bernier is proposing tax cuts, but he will fund them by cutting government spending by one-third. We have seen Conservatives try this before, most recently in the Ontario provincial election. There the provincial conservatives proposed massive spending cuts and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in an election they should have won.

Canadians will not accept a one-third cut to government programs. We will hand the election to Justin Trudeau’s Liberals if our party opts for Bernier’s plan.

While Bernier wants to eliminate supply management and other candidates are using great energy taking his bait, Canadians are not preoccupied with the price of milk. They are seriously concerned, however, with the price of housing.

I am the only candidate with a plan to lower the cost of housing. I will private CMHC’s mortgage insurance program – an intrusive government program that has the effect of keeping housing prices artificially high.

I will bring in real democratic reform by making parties more open and transparent. I will give power back to the grassroots to make their decisions on who represents them, rather than a cabal of insiders in Ottawa, and I will give power back to individual MPs to represent their constituents and not the party leader.

We will no longer be a closed club. I will make membership in our party free. Google, Facebook and Twitter have proven the power of free membership. We will catch up.

As you make your decision in the coming weeks, remember this. The Conservative Party doesn’t win when we get smaller, we win when we get bigger and appeal to more Canadians, regardless of origin, race, religion, creed or region of the country.

We don’t win if we don’t have a credible plan to address climate change and reduce emissions.

We can only implement the positive, conservative changes that will get our country back on track if we form government.

To form government, we need a credible leader with well thought out policy positions.

I am that leader."



#2505 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:14 AM

Max sent me a letter this morning:

 

VHF, Canada can’t wait.

 

In the next few weeks, we pick the leader to unite behind.

 

We choose who we put up against Justin Trudeau in 2019.

 

My campaign is based on the four key principles that I believe are the foundation of Western civilization.

 

Every single one of my policies is based on these principles.

 

Individual freedom.

 

Personal responsibility.

 

Fairness.

 

Respect.

 

Because of my platform, and because I am unafraid to stand up for Conservative principles, I know that I can defeat Justin Trudeau by winning more seats in every region of the country.

 



#2506 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:15 AM

Look, I know that 35,000 O'Leary supporters are now free to choose other candidates.  But who will they choose, other than Bernier?   And it's a mail-in ballot, it's not like they will just stay away from the polls.



#2507 rjag

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

Canadians didn't like the candidate that couldn't speak English either (Stephane Dion). Seems like you actually need to have a good command of both language to be truly competitive.  Thank goodness that instruction in both languages is so widely available that nearly any motivated Canadian can learn both languages to support their prime ministerial ambitions.

 

Stephen Harper proved that motivated politicians can massively improve their second language skills over a reasonably short period of time.

 

Not sure it was the language barrier with Dion, I think it was more about his limp wristed personality. Chretien transcended the language barrier and appealed to lots of folks because of his street-fighter personality. People want a leader that surrounds themselves with a strong team. JT hasnt done a bad job so far but he's been on an extended honeymoon. The Trump effect means this sh!t just got serious and he has to show he can manage it. Interesting times we live in. 



#2508 johnk

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

what a terrific analysis, you must be a great thinker


Indeed, I am. Have a nice day.

#2509 jonny

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:22 AM

Honestly, I’m comfortable with Bernier, O’Toole, Scheer and Chong. In fact, that’s probably how my ballot will read.

 

The exciting thing about Trump is it may force us to change how the Feds govern. Things such as liberalizing trade with Europe and Asia, ending supply management, rewriting our crazy tax code and ending the embarrassment that is the current state of the Canadian armed forces would be very good things.



#2510 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

Now us new Conservatives are getting e-mails from all the candidates.  I guess the new lists was shared.



#2511 lanforod

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:58 PM

I'm sure the emails will drop off a lot in a month. Shrug. Can always unsubscribe from them. I've been filing them away for now, getting maybe 4 or 5 a day.

Got my ballots today.



#2512 Wayne

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Posted Yesterday, 12:11 PM

Greg, on 05 Nov 2015 - 11:15 PM, said:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...ister-1.3304931

 

Seems good enough to me:

 

 - Sajjan is a combat veteran. He served one tour in Bosnia and was deployed three times to Afghanistan. 
 
 - "He was the best single Canadian intelligence asset in theatre, and his hard work, personal bravery, and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of coalition lives," said Brig.-Gen. David Fraser 
 
Remind me again what military experience Robert Nicholson and Jason Kenney had?

 

http://news.national...peration-medusa

 

Badass? Not now and not by real soldiers.



 



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