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#421 Nparker

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 01:07 PM

....And the public is ok with this?

Most of the public will never know about this.


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#422 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 01:07 PM

the journalists themselves should be opposed to it. but what can you do.

#423 A Girl is No one

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 02:17 PM

That’s something.

And the public is ok with this?

From the same article:
« Canadian journalism historian Marc Edge believes the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for Canadian journalism since 2019 compromises the fourth estate’s independence in covering government.

“Hardly any media are reporting on all of the press bailouts … or on the fact the opposition leader has promised to cancel the $595 million bailout,” said Edge. “This is starting to smell very bad indeed. Canadians are not stupid.” « 

#424 Wayne

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:09 AM

From the same article:
« Canadian journalism historian Marc Edge believes the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for Canadian journalism since 2019 compromises the fourth estate’s independence in covering government.

“Hardly any media are reporting on all of the press bailouts … or on the fact the opposition leader has promised to cancel the $595 million bailout,” said Edge. “This is starting to smell very bad indeed. Canadians are not stupid.” « 

 

"Canadians are not stupid.”

 

Some may disagree with that.


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#425 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:12 AM

most Canadians do not know about it. since you know. the media don’t report on it.
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#426 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 09:09 AM

BC Transit says fares will be free on Election Day.

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#427 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 09:12 AM

and I’ve been saving up for bus fare for two years in the event of an election.
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#428 A Girl is No one

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 11:24 AM

BC Transit says fares will be free on Election Day.

So people can go vote in multiple places?
Otherwise I don’t get it: aren’t voting stations within walking distance of where people live (in areas with public transportation)?
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#429 FogPub

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 11:40 PM

So people can go vote in multiple places?
Otherwise I don’t get it: aren’t voting stations within walking distance of where people live (in areas with public transportation)?

I saw mention somewhere that there's fewer voting stations this time - some of the usual poll sites aren't available due to covid concerns - meaning that for some (many?) people it'll be a bit more than easy walking distance.


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#430 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 02:39 AM

and they can’t afford $5 to go vote?

it’s just throwing away a days fare box revenue. for the tiny percentage of riders that day that will ride to vote.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 September 2021 - 02:40 AM.


#431 Midnightly

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 02:50 AM

is there any hope that Collins won't win? i just have to ask.. i will happily throw my vote towards the candidate most likely to beat her.. i can't in good faith support her...  give me someone to root for..


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#432 A Girl is No one

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 06:19 AM

Nope

#433 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 06:34 AM

This is an election where you can pick your colour, knowing that orange will win. Macdonald is not having an easy go with it, from what I’ve heard.

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#434 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 06:36 AM

It’s also fascinating hearing where the actual candidates have door knocked so far, and where they will never door knock, but maybe send a supporter to knock, or only drop off a pamphlet.

Thus far mom has only had a Conservative campaigner show up, and that’s it. Pamphlets for the others were mailed but no visits.

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#435 Hotel Mike

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 08:38 AM

I urge you to vote for Nikki Macdonald. I am volunteering for her campaign. She has the qualifications and gravitas to be a really good Member of Parliament for Victoria. Laurel is way over her head in this riding.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#436 A Girl is No one

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 08:39 AM

I urge you to vote for Nikki Macdonald. I am volunteering for her campaign. She has the qualifications and gravitas to be a really good Member of Parliament for Victoria. Laurel is way over her head in this riding.

I would … but Trudeau….
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#437 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 08:54 AM

I urge you to vote for Nikki Macdonald. I am volunteering for her campaign. She has the qualifications and gravitas to be a really good Member of Parliament for Victoria. Laurel is way over her head in this riding.


Where have the volunteers been concentration their efforts this year, Mike? It seems like Vic West hasn’t had much outreach, but the attitude among many in that neighbourhood is that change has to happen as the NDP hasn’t acknowledged Victoria’s struggles.

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#438 JimV

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 09:12 AM

I urge you to vote for Nikki Macdonald. I am volunteering for her campaign. She has the qualifications and gravitas to be a really good Member of Parliament for Victoria. Laurel is way over her head in this riding.

Expressed in middle eastern terms that would be voting for the Great Satan in order to get rid of the Little Satan.



#439 mbjj

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 02:18 PM

I haven't seen any door knockers in our part of Fairfield. 



#440 SimonH

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 02:24 PM

A couple came to our door the other night.

 

A lovely pair of knockers.



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