Three hundred and eight elections

The Liberal candidate in Manicougan has been dismissed over offensive remarks about Aboriginals. London West incumbent Ed Holder doesn’t want to debate health care. Calgary East incumbent Deepak Obhrai doesn’t want to debate his opponents at all. There is journalism drama in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and sign drama in South Shore-St. Margaret’s. The candidates explain what matters most in Oakville and the candidates in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon meet the Rotarians.

Conservative candidate Mark Strahl was asked about his “tainted” nomination and his apparent lack of “real world” business experience. Liberal candidate Diane Janzen was asked how she could be “truly a Liberal” with her Christian faith and her small-c conservatism. New Democratic candidate Gwen O’Mahony was asked about her party’s opposition to the purchase of fighter jets when Canadians are sending their sons and daughters “into harm’s way” overseas.




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Three hundred and eight elections

  1. How many are the Liberals contsting? Check out elections Canada wesite where you will see they are not contesting a number of ridings in Western Canada? National party?

  2. How many are the Liberals contsting? Check out elections Canada wesite where you will see they are not contesting a number of ridings in Western Canada? National party?

    • Spelling isn't my forte:).

      • Neither is counting.

      • Maybe you should avoid words like forté. :-)

        Also, you can get a spellchecker for your web-browser, I use mine sporadically.

  3. Spelling isn't my forte:).

  4. What is the most important issue in Oakville?

    Both the Liberal and Conservative answers are just pathetic talking points, though I'll give an extra head shake to the Conservative, who manages to work Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Sweden into his answer.

  5. What is the most important issue in Oakville?

    Both the Liberal and Conservative answers are just pathetic talking points, though I'll give an extra head shake to the Conservative, who manages to work Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Sweden into his answer.

    • I agree. The Conservative's reply what total and utter tripe. At the Liberal's underlined their themes of Governemnt contempt.

  6. Neither is counting.

  7. Maybe you should avoid words like forté. :-)

    Also, you can get a spellchecker for your web-browser, I use mine sporadically.

  8. In English, he's all smiles and hugging immigrants. Meanwhile, in French, Harper is a race-baiting xenophobe:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcptS3RSvyY

    Don't we all feel better now? A country that took in a hundred thousand boat people in the 70s and 80s has been reduced — by our Dear Leader — to a quivery mass by a leaky boat with 490 refugees on board.

  9. In English, he's all smiles and hugging immigrants. Meanwhile, in French, Harper is a race-baiting xenophobe:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcptS3RSvyY

    Don't we all feel better now? A country that took in a hundred thousand boat people in the 70s and 80s has been reduced — by our Dear Leader — to a quivery mass by a leaky boat with 490 refugees on board.

    • You are extremely naive if you think the hopeless situation of the boat people floating around in the South China Sea in 1979 is in any way comparable to the scoundrels who round up people in Sri Lanka and then charge them exorbitant fees to dump them on our shores. It`s thinking like yours that will guarantee the Liberal party sitting on the sideline for a long time.

      The racist in Quebec was a Liberal candidate—–before you guys make your silly accusations take your partisan blinders off and just think.

      • No, I just say what the CPC war room is doing: Court immigrants in English, bash them in French.

        Also, the Liberal candidate was fired and quickly … this Con ad is running in Quebec.

  10. Hey Wherry,

    You've been telling us a lot about the Conservatives ejecting people based on facebook photos.

    How about telling us the truth now?

  11. Hey Wherry,

    You've been telling us a lot about the Conservatives ejecting people based on facebook photos.

    How about telling us the truth now?

    • Gee, a woman in a hijab, and a science student at Guelph, and a couple of veterans….yup, yet another big conspiracy in Con minds.

      • Just wondering there Emily, do you have any active restraining orders out or are you in the clear now?

        • Is this your daily allowance of computer contact from the rubber room?

    • So why didn't the Conservatives or the RCMP say that? Are they part of the cover-up?

    • So on one hand we have a bunch of people who post nasty messages about the Prime Minister on Facebook. On the other we have the entire apparatus of the Canadian Government, the Conservative Party, and let's say 98% of corporate Canada representing control of hundreds of billions of dollars.

      Am I understanding you correctly that you believe this is a serious concern?

    • ahh, John, if you are looking for truth you may be in the wrong place —-try over at Wells or Coyne`s place—-you`ll have better luck there.

      I mentioned this morning on another post from Wherry that the real reason behind the ejections might be previous threats from these students—-I think I received a — 58 for that contribution from the local thumbsuckers.

      • Neither Wells nor Coyne are indulging in this paranoid Con fantasy.

    • Huh?

      This new information is interesting, even a bit disconcerting… however, even the Conservative Party's own official line doesn't mention any of this. You wouldn't think the Conservative Party would be issuing apologies if this woman was ejected for safety reasons. You wouldn't think the RCMP would be reminding its officers that their responsibilities are restricted to safety and security alone, not acting as party functionaries, in light of this event.

      If this 'new information' is important, I'd think the Conservatives would be screaming it from the rooftops. Why aren't they?

      • Because it's not relevant information, had nothing to do with the ejection, and has only been found out now, after a couple of days spent frantically digging for some sort of excuse.

  12. Gee, a woman in a hijab, and a science student at Guelph, and a couple of veterans….yup, yet another big conspiracy in Con minds.

  13. Shhhhhh,

    Iggy ejecting people is OK….cuz he's, like on "our side".
    http://davidakin.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2011

    So we'll keep that buried deeply, while casting Harper's campain wanting to be secure from Liberal hecklers or worse, as being akin to a crime against humanity and have it as a great "scandal" in headline after headline.

    Signed,

    Your balanced "progressive" media.

  14. Shhhhhh,

    Iggy ejecting people is OK….cuz he's, like on "our side".
    http://davidakin.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2011

    So we'll keep that buried deeply, while casting Harper's campain wanting to be secure from Liberal hecklers or worse, as being akin to a crime against humanity and have it as a great "scandal" in headline after headline.

    Signed,

    Your balanced "progressive" media.

    • Thin gruel chet…but then you're used to that. LOL

    • Chet, surely even you know the difference between not letting people in because there physically isn't the space (a little thing called the Fire Code, don't ya know) and not letting people in because you don't like their Facebook page.

      The Liberals were equal-opportunity excluders.

      • I wasn't aware Iggy gladly accepted conservative supporters into his rally.

        How generous of him.

        I wonder if I had a "Harper for PM" t shirt on, if I would get into a rally. Would the liberals let me "because they don't like my t-shirt"?

        I'll break it to you lightly: the Liberals screen their participants in every single Iggy rally.

        Every single one.

        Every time.

        If you're a suspected CPC supporter, you don't get in.

        Period.

        Of all the fake scandals generated by our corrupt media this is may be the worst, because the media go to rallies and no this very well.

        They are knowingly hiding this very real context while ginning up as a scandal of the century that which is common place.

        • Ah, now I understand why you don't have an Intensedebate profile.

          They're out to get you Chet. They are coming for you. Stay deep underground my friend.

        • Dude, it is a step in the right direction that the Liberals actually had a plane ready to go this time around (although, it almost had to be grounded). Do you honestly think they have the resources to scroll through Facebook pages. heck, I am certain they r just happy that they r getting folks coming out.

          As for ur claim that Iggy lives in a bubble….. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/otta

        • 'I'll break it to you lightly: the Liberals screen their participants in every single Iggy rally.

          Every single one.

          Every time. '

          Proof, please.

  15. You are extremely naive if you think the hopeless situation of the boat people floating around in the South China Sea in 1979 is in any way comparable to the scoundrels who round up people in Sri Lanka and then charge them exorbitant fees to dump them on our shores. It`s thinking like yours that will guarantee the Liberal party sitting on the sideline for a long time.

    The racist in Quebec was a Liberal candidate—–before you guys make your silly accusations take your partisan blinders off and just think.

  16. Has anyone noticed a large uptick of conservative sympathisers here at Macleans.ca who only comment anonymously? Was there truth to that craigslist story?

    More important, has anyone else experienced countless 'Unresponsive script' errors for rogersdigitalmedia.com scripts when opening Macleans.ca in ANY browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari)? I'm even getting them at FAN590.COM, another Rogers company.

  17. So why didn't the Conservatives or the RCMP say that? Are they part of the cover-up?

  18. Has anyone noticed a large uptick of conservative sympathisers here at Macleans.ca who only comment anonymously? Was there truth to that craigslist story?

    More important, has anyone else experienced countless 'Unresponsive script' errors for rogersdigitalmedia.com scripts when opening Macleans.ca in ANY browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari)? I'm even getting them at FAN590.COM, another Rogers company.

    • Craig's list only highlighted a continuing Con tactic.

      They are all over the web trying to sound like a majority….actually a few ol guys in a basement. LOL

      • No doubt those millions who voted for Harper the last two elections, and support him in the current polls, must be fabricated "con bots" created somehow by the eeevil Harper.

        How he engages in such widespread mind control, we don't know yet, but the Toronto Star and the CBC will get to the bottom of it. Don't you worry Emily.

        • Yeah but chet, are you getting the error messages?

        • You don't know chet, because you're still on the bottle.

          Give up the koolaid, and the light will gradually dawn

    • I have noticed a few new contributors from both sides, but I don`t think you should feel threatened. Liberal supporters may be second or third around the country but they do have the majority at Blog central.

      A good way to check the numbers would be for you to make a critical remark about Liberals ( better use another handle ) then watch the negative numbers pile up.

  19. Thin gruel chet…but then you're used to that. LOL

  20. Craig's list only highlighted a continuing Con tactic.

    They are all over the web trying to sound like a majority….actually a few ol guys in a basement. LOL

  21. Chet, surely even you know the difference between not letting people in because there physically isn't the space (a little thing called the Fire Code, don't ya know) and not letting people in because you don't like their Facebook page.

    The Liberals were equal-opportunity excluders.

  22. So on one hand we have a bunch of people who post nasty messages about the Prime Minister on Facebook. On the other we have the entire apparatus of the Canadian Government, the Conservative Party, and let's say 98% of corporate Canada representing control of hundreds of billions of dollars.

    Am I understanding you correctly that you believe this is a serious concern?

  23. "Conservative sympathizers"

    That's right, even though the CPC are supported by more Canadians than any other party,

    if this site isn't lock step full of Liberal supporters, there just must be something afoot.

    Once again, the tolerant progressive left, failing to appreciate that others may have bona fide different views.

    Anything other than "progressivism" just can't be real, cant be legitimate. It just must be the concoction of the Harper boogyman the Toronto Star tells us about.

  24. ahh, John, if you are looking for truth you may be in the wrong place —-try over at Wells or Coyne`s place—-you`ll have better luck there.

    I mentioned this morning on another post from Wherry that the real reason behind the ejections might be previous threats from these students—-I think I received a — 58 for that contribution from the local thumbsuckers.

  25. "Conservative sympathizers"

    That's right, even though the CPC are supported by more Canadians than any other party,

    if this site isn't lock step full of Liberal supporters, there just must be something afoot.

    Once again, the tolerant progressive left, failing to appreciate that others may have bona fide different views.

    Anything other than "progressivism" just can't be real, cant be legitimate. It just must be the concoction of the Harper boogyman the Toronto Star tells us about.

    • By the way old boy, I don't count you amongst the 'anonymous'. You're RIGHT OUT FRONT and PROUD!

    • Actually, no they are not. Holding the most seats in the house is not the same thing, as even though the CPC are supported by more Canadians than any other party," If proportional Representation were in place, I don't think "Mr" Harper would be running things, and the Conservatives would not hold the most seats. "First past the post" vote counting robs many Canadians of their vote having any value. Of course, that is also why the CONservative party will never support proportional representation, even though nearly every parliamentary government in the _world_

  26. Deep down where it counts all the liberals are racist just like their leader Iggy. Iggy is the leader of the party for gosh sake and you are trying to tell us he didn't know this guys background He has a lot of chutpah to knowingly try and slide a known racist into parliament.

    (just playing the lib game of over-the-top rhetoric)

  27. Deep down where it counts all the liberals are racist just like their leader Iggy. Iggy is the leader of the party for gosh sake and you are trying to tell us he didn't know this guys background He has a lot of chutpah to knowingly try and slide a known racist into parliament.

    (just playing the lib game of over-the-top rhetoric)

    • That's it? That's the very best you have to offer? You're rude, your spelling and grammer are atrocious, and you only have enough guts to comment anonymously?

      You, my boy, have a BIG BIG future in politics. Congratulations, you're one of them.

      • Now we find out there is a lib candidate in BC who has a history of drunk driving and been convicted and with Pablo being charged with the same thing one has to ask, are all liberals drunks for gosh sakes?

        (by the way, conservative commenters usually reply with facts not smears, try to keep up)

        • "just visiting"…"didn't come back for you"…Liebral"…"Libtard"….."Iggy"……Commie….leftist militant…..and these are the ones I saw just called yesterday………….I do not agree with posters that insult instead of posing a real substantial point and even I have been guilty having been goaded into a nasty exchange but to say conservative commenters reply with facts and not smears is just not true……

      • Hey San Diego Dave,
        Are you any relation to Boston Mike?

        • Can't say I am. I'm the former PeterboroDave (note- It should have been PeterboroughDave but IntenseDebate refused me the 'ugh'. There's a good joke there but it escapes me now).

          Who was Boston Mike?

    • YEAH! Mr Harper would never do that….. oh wait… he DID.
      "Rob is a true reformer and a true conservative. He has been a faithful supporter of mine and I am grateful for his work."
      - Stephen Harper endorsing Calgary West Conservative MP Rob Anders, who in 2001 called Nelson Mandela "a Communist and terrorist."

      Nelson Mandela: Communist and Terrorist. The guy who won the Nobel peace Prize. the guy who was recognized as a 'world Hero" defending the rights of others" by the UN. A guy who is recognized as a world ambassador of peace. A an called a beacon of freedom and human rights by the Canadian Government.
      And by the way, the word is Chutzpah. pronounced "Hootzpaa." Just a FYI. ;)

  28. No doubt those millions who voted for Harper the last two elections, and support him in the current polls, must be fabricated "con bots" created somehow by the eeevil Harper.

    How he engages in such widespread mind control, we don't know yet, but the Toronto Star and the CBC will get to the bottom of it. Don't you worry Emily.

  29. Yeah but chet, are you getting the error messages?

  30. Just wondering there Emily, do you have any active restraining orders out or are you in the clear now?

  31. By the way old boy, I don't count you amongst the 'anonymous'. You're RIGHT OUT FRONT and PROUD!

  32. I wasn't aware Iggy gladly accepted conservative supporters into his rally.

    How generous of him.

    I wonder if I had a "Harper for PM" t shirt on, if I would get into a rally. Would the liberals let me "because they don't like my t-shirt"?

    I'll break it to you lightly: the Liberals screen their participants in every single Iggy rally.

    Every single one.

    Every time.

    If you're a suspected CPC supporter, you don't get in.

    Period.

    Of all the fake scandals generated by our corrupt media this is may be the worst, because the media go to rallies and no this very well.

    They are knowingly hiding this very real context while ginning up as a scandal of the century that which is common place.

  33. That's it? That's the very best you have to offer? You're rude, your spelling and grammer are atrocious, and you only have enough guts to comment anonymously?

    You, my boy, have a BIG BIG future in politics. Congratulations, you're one of them.

  34. I have noticed a few new contributors from both sides, but I don`t think you should feel threatened. Liberal supporters may be second or third around the country but they do have the majority at Blog central.

    A good way to check the numbers would be for you to make a critical remark about Liberals ( better use another handle ) then watch the negative numbers pile up.

  35. You don't know chet, because you're still on the bottle.

    Give up the koolaid, and the light will gradually dawn

  36. Is this your daily allowance of computer contact from the rubber room?

  37. And am I to understand you correctly that you believe that the people in charge of the security of our leaders should just ignore the random threats made on Facebook ?

  38. Ah, now I understand why you don't have an Intensedebate profile.

    They're out to get you Chet. They are coming for you. Stay deep underground my friend.

  39. Dude, it is a step in the right direction that the Liberals actually had a plane ready to go this time around (although, it almost had to be grounded). Do you honestly think they have the resources to scroll through Facebook pages. heck, I am certain they r just happy that they r getting folks coming out.

    As for ur claim that Iggy lives in a bubble….. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/otta

  40. Harp's the only paranoid one…nobody else is 'concerned' with this Con fantasy.

  41. Neither Wells nor Coyne are indulging in this paranoid Con fantasy.

  42. Harp's the only paranoid one…nobody else is 'concerned' with this Con fantasy.

  43. Yes.

  44. Yes.

    • Then Dean will never hire you for his security.

      • That's not fair to assume. After all, SanDiegoDave might have plenty of convictions on his criminal record.

  45. Now we find out there is a lib candidate in BC who has a history of drunk driving and been convicted and with Pablo being charged with the same thing one has to ask, are all liberals drunks for gosh sakes?

    (by the way, conservative commenters usually reply with facts not smears, try to keep up)

  46. No, I just say what the CPC war room is doing: Court immigrants in English, bash them in French.

    Also, the Liberal candidate was fired and quickly … this Con ad is running in Quebec.

  47. An out of context tweet about one person?

  48. Then Dean will never hire you for his security.

  49. That's not fair to assume. After all, SanDiegoDave might have plenty of convictions on his criminal record.

  50. I agree. The Conservative's reply what total and utter tripe. At the Liberal's underlined their themes of Governemnt contempt.

  51. Hey San Diego Dave,
    Are you any relation to Boston Mike?

  52. 'I'll break it to you lightly: the Liberals screen their participants in every single Iggy rally.

    Every single one.

    Every time. '

    Proof, please.

  53. Huh?

    This new information is interesting, even a bit disconcerting… however, even the Conservative Party's own official line doesn't mention any of this. You wouldn't think the Conservative Party would be issuing apologies if this woman was ejected for safety reasons. You wouldn't think the RCMP would be reminding its officers that their responsibilities are restricted to safety and security alone, not acting as party functionaries, in light of this event.

    If this 'new information' is important, I'd think the Conservatives would be screaming it from the rooftops. Why aren't they?

  54. Can't say I am. I'm the former PeterboroDave (note- It should have been PeterboroughDave but IntenseDebate refused me the 'ugh'. There's a good joke there but it escapes me now).

    Who was Boston Mike?

  55. "just visiting"…"didn't come back for you"…Liebral"…"Libtard"….."Iggy"……Commie….leftist militant…..and these are the ones I saw just called yesterday………….I do not agree with posters that insult instead of posing a real substantial point and even I have been guilty having been goaded into a nasty exchange but to say conservative commenters reply with facts and not smears is just not true……

  56. Because it's not relevant information, had nothing to do with the ejection, and has only been found out now, after a couple of days spent frantically digging for some sort of excuse.

  57. Actually, no they are not. Holding the most seats in the house is not the same thing, as even though the CPC are supported by more Canadians than any other party," If proportional Representation were in place, I don't think "Mr" Harper would be running things, and the Conservatives would not hold the most seats. "First past the post" vote counting robs many Canadians of their vote having any value. Of course, that is also why the CONservative party will never support proportional representation, even though nearly every parliamentary government in the _world_

  58. YEAH! Mr Harper would never do that….. oh wait… he DID.
    "Rob is a true reformer and a true conservative. He has been a faithful supporter of mine and I am grateful for his work."
    - Stephen Harper endorsing Calgary West Conservative MP Rob Anders, who in 2001 called Nelson Mandela "a Communist and terrorist."

    Nelson Mandela: Communist and Terrorist. The guy who won the Nobel peace Prize. the guy who was recognized as a 'world Hero" defending the rights of others" by the UN. A guy who is recognized as a world ambassador of peace. A an called a beacon of freedom and human rights by the Canadian Government.
    And by the way, the word is Chutzpah. pronounced "Hootzpaa." Just a FYI. ;)

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