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Old 31st March 2011, 03:28 PM
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The thing I hate most about Manitoba is that it continues to support a socialist government that hasn't done shit for them in over a decade.

Now, Layton wants to kill the Canada's cash cow:

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/201...layton-110331/

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"I will immediately eliminate all of Stephen Harper's subsidies to fossil-fuel producers. We'll stop the flow to the tarsands, every single penny," Layton said at a campaign stop at a company that recycles computer equipment.

"And I'll redirect the savings into Canada's most promising clean energy."
Hopefully this isn't falling on deaf ears. I encourage political debate. Discuss.
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Old 31st March 2011, 03:42 PM
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Look at the equalization payments that are made to have-not provinces. How does Layton plan on re-couping these funds when Alberta crashes?

* Quebec ($8.552 billion)
* Manitoba ($1.826 billion)
* New Brunswick ($1.581 billion)
* Nova Scotia ($1.11 billion)
* Ontario ($972 million)
* Prince Edward Island ($330 million)

The following provinces will not qualify for equalization payments in 2010-2011:

* Alberta
* Saskatchewan
* Newfoundland and Labrador
* British Columbia
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I'm with you man. I'm a conservative living in the wrong neighborhood. Winnipeg North is unfortunately a left strong-hold. Two things that matter to me are crime and taxes - Libs and NDP talk about how the Tories are spending on sorely needed Jets and Jails, but they just want to spend, spend, spend on programs. I wish the Tories had a majority since the last election - they are handcuffed right now.

This whole election is a waste of time unless it results in a Tory majority. I'm thinking the Liberal party told Iggy to force an election soon or be replaced at the next leader's convention.
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For all of you new single-income parents who would like one of you to stay home and raise your kids, the PC income-splitting tax scheme would save families thousands of dollars, and Canadians $2.5B.
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Old 31st March 2011, 04:35 PM
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Libs and NDP talk about how the Tories are spending on sorely needed Jets .
The contract for the planes was signed by the Liberals when they were in power if I'm not mistaken.
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With the capital J, I thought you were talking about the NHL team

I've never considered myself a conservative, but the way the liberals and ndp whine all the fucking time, it's making me vote conservative just in an effort to get a majority and get them to shut the hell up. Way back when they were talking about a coalition, I was already fed up with them... "well combined we have more votes than the conservatives, so really Canadians don't want a Conservative gov't!" Umm, that's called a minority government and it still indicates we wanted a conservative government more than a liberal or NDP government.. so wtf.

Sick of voting, sick of the whining... somebody stay in power for 4 years and make some decisions in parliament PLEEEASE.
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so annoying, another election.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cana...1/votecompass/

took this "survey", the party that most fit my views according to it was the Liberal party. Not sure what I'm going to vote yet though. "A vote for the Liberal Party is a vote for Michael Ignatieff" lol.

Anybody else take the test? What party did it match you up with?
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I matched up with Conservatives. However, I heard that the thing is biased - if you don't answer the questions (ie. I dont' know, etc) you default to Liberal.
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I took the survey and got the obvious answer lol.
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I answered all my questions on that CBC survey.

I feel like we have no real options this time around. Its like choosing who will do the "least worst job" versus who will do the best job.
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Everyone should read up on the Cap and Trade and Carbon Tax scheme Layton is proposing.

He wants to tax big corporations, reducing employment, and then he wants to rely on this tax to fund his promises. You will get nothing from the NDP but a failed scheme and unmet promises.

We've already seen how the Royalty program caused a crash in Alberta, don't let this happen in on the National level!
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Since some people don't seem to understand the F35 Jet Deal, it was set in motion almost ten years ago, by a Liberal lead government. Now the hypocrites are attacking the Harper government for continuing it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockhee...an_procurement
Liberals dumped $60M into the program by 2002. Harper hasn't done anything yet, nothing will be signed until 2013.

I've yet to hear of cheaper alternatives from other parties. How many companies build fighter jets? How many of them can undercut Lockhead Martin without other contributing group of countries like the JSF? Can Canada afford to develop a jet on our own at a lesser price? Are we going to buy used crap from the UK like the subs and helicopters that go unused because of their condition or put our troops in danger? I'd like to hear some alternatives the NDP and Liberals speak of.
Like I said, nothing is signed until 2013 so that gives the NDP and Liberals to find viable alternatives and present them.
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The fighter jet ruckus drives me nuts too. We have a huuuuuuge amount of land in this country and the only way to defend it effectively is with jets. Yeah, jets are expensive, but they're desperately needed. So what's the issue? Sure it's taxpayer money -- taxpayers paying to protect our country. Seems like a wise investment.
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