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Oct 20, 2019 - 6:18 PM
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donc

Canada

6061 posts since 2/9/2010

Get out and vote that is. Monday is voting day in Canada. Every 4 years we have 1 day which could be described as our day of democracy. NO more moaning and groaning ! No more discussions about politics or this respectable American web site will throw us out. Just get out tomorrow and vote and have yourself a nice week !

Oct 20, 2019 - 6:32:35 PM
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Owen

Canada

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Too late.... already voted in advanced poll. 

Last week Malcolm Gladwell was on CBC TV saying that it would be a big improvement if we could just hear the candidates without seeing them.  For about 1/3 of a century I've been saying [mostly to my very understanding wife] that the parties/candidates should just put out a pamphlet outlining their position/platform... dispense with all the "debating," mud-slinging, phoney rallies, etc., etc.  We could easily have a 1 week campaign.   For some inexplicable reason CBC never saw fit to ask me to appear on TV.  sad

But... thankfully we'll only suffer minimal "withdrawal".... we'll now get a few months of "analysis."  smiley

Edited by - Owen on 10/20/2019 18:36:55

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:09:06 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12795 posts since 9/27/2007
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Yept! Already voted on Saturday! 

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:42:50 PM

chuckv97

Canada

44245 posts since 10/5/2013

Yeah well I ain’t gittin’ out til later this week... heading south over yonder border.

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:20:42 PM
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donc

Canada

6061 posts since 2/9/2010

I also voted in the advanced poll. After marking my ballot I folded it and gave it back to the clerk. She then stuffed it into a small envelope and make me stick it shut. Then she stuck that envelope inside a bigger envelope and made me seal the second one. Then she handed me the final envelope and told me to shove it into the ballot box. Do they only go to this much work because it is an advance poll ? If 40% of us vote that will be 12 million ballots and 24 million envelopes to be licked.

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:27:52 PM
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AldenS

Canada

48 posts since 10/23/2017

Also already voted, as I'm away from my riding at the moment.

donc : I might point out that we have that one day of democracy at least every four years. Unless the polls are off (a big 'if') we could have another one in as little as a few months.

Owen : I'm inclined to agree, though I'm not sure enough people would actually read the pamphlets. I came across a news site (can't recall which now) that had put together little 60 second shorts outlining the policies of each party and another set giving 60 second bios of the leaders. Those combined 10 minutes or so were more informative than most debates I've seen.

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:49:07 PM
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donc

Canada

6061 posts since 2/9/2010

That's correct Alden. I forgot about the coalition thing followed by the 60 day meltdown which we seem to get every few years. So be it. Actually our provincial government has had a coalition government for a couple of years without disintegrating yet.

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:05:18 PM
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Owen

Canada

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....no envelopes at all for me.... just marked, folded and into the box.   

FWIW, I'd like "Declined Ballot" offered as an option right on the ballot... same layout as any other candidate....and that goes for all elections. [We have the declined option in some provinces.... but no place on our Manitoba ballot to put your "X"...and some returning officers aren't aware of the procedure].

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:14:33 PM
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Paul R

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Thanks for the reminder. I'm heading out as soon as practicable. This political junkie votes - at all levels.
As they say in Quebec, "Vote early, vote often!"

Oct 21, 2019 - 1:34:21 AM
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2257 posts since 4/29/2012

quote:
Originally posted by AldenS

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Owen : I'm inclined to agree, though I'm not sure enough people would actually read the pamphlets. I came across a news site (can't recall which now) that had put together little 60 second shorts outlining the policies of each party and another set giving 60 second bios of the leaders. Those combined 10 minutes or so were more informative than most debates I've seen.


You're right. But those debates, TV ads etc. aren't aimed at most of us, who would vote for a brick if it was the candidate for our preferred party. They are aimed at the peculiar people whose basic viewpoint can switch between elections depending on the hairstyle of the candidate - The people who actually decide elections.

Oct 21, 2019 - 2:24:22 PM
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grandpafive

Canada

828 posts since 8/30/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

Thanks for the reminder. I'm heading out as soon as practicable. This political junkie votes - at all levels.
As they say in Quebec, "Vote early, vote often!"


Paul, I remember when I worked for the City of Mississauga, at one of the municipal elections, I was in a group of four( I think,) assigned to take ballot boxes to another close by city if there was any threat to the safety of the ballots.  Basically I had nothing to do, so to relieve the boredom, I told everyone in the office to "Vote early..Vote often. The City Clerk  (in charge) sent his assisstant  to tell me to basically "SHUT UP"   devil

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:05:52 PM
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Banjo Lefty

Canada

1694 posts since 6/19/2014

I voted. Right when I was marking my ballot, some woman over at the next poll station broke out into O Canada -- in French, then in English! Everybody stopped and stood up, waiting for her to finish. A few joined in, and all applauded afterwards. Funny what the democratic ritual does to you!!

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:57:45 PM
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slammer

USA

2761 posts since 12/30/2008

Being da Yooper dat I am, do I get a 1/2 vote ???
I tink it’s a given, eh ??? You betcha !!!
Slammer!!!

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:08:04 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

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When I was younger I didn't care at all about voting. I didn't even watch the news for the weather.

I used to read the Sunday paper but not for political stuff. Things were fine & I always had a job & a place to stay.

The times I did vote because somebody guilted me into it & I voted for the underdog more or less throwing my vote away. I voted for the Rhinoceros Party once!

I don't think it's all that good to tell people that don't care to vote if they have no idea what they're doing.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 10/21/2019 18:09:16

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:32:06 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

44245 posts since 10/5/2013

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

Being da Yooper dat I am, do I get a 1/2 vote ???
I tink it’s a given, eh ??? You betcha !!!
Slammer!!!


Dale, There might be a polling booth halfway out into Lake Superior on a barge.  Tell'em your name is Sven and that I sent you, eh.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/21/2019 18:32:59

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:15:42 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

44245 posts since 10/5/2013

Well, a minority government is never a bad thing. Makes the hot shots bend a bit - a true Canuckian trait.

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:37:34 PM
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Paul R

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Well, I cycled to CFB Kingston (the Military Families Recreation Centre) to vote. Not the best setup. Usually it's been in a school gym with lots of room. This was in one room, cramped, and packed. I had to wait at the door until my poll's lineup shrank. At another poll the two workers were sharing a pizza. When I returned my ballot I told the returning officer, "How come they get pizza and you don't?"

Then I left the back way, up a really steep grade in Barriefield and didn't think I'd quite make it. Anyway, at least we don't have an American PM. And, yeah, minorities force everyone to soften their positions. They work all over the world.

I like paper ballots. They can't be hacked.

P.S. I didn't vote early and vote often. I voted mid-afternoon, just once.

Oct 22, 2019 - 12:06:43 PM
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donc

Canada

6061 posts since 2/9/2010

Minority government it is. This discussion may resume in 60 days. Thank you all for your participation.

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:17:15 PM
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figmo59

USA

29412 posts since 3/5/2008

Voting is good... :0)

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:32:28 AM
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1318 posts since 2/10/2013

I enjoy reading Canadians humorous comments about their situation(s).

Edited by - Richard Hauser on 10/24/2019 09:32:58

Oct 24, 2019 - 10:01:29 AM
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Owen

Canada

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...well, you're in for a treat.... when it hits -35 in Jan. and Feb, we're downright hilarious!!!   wink

Oct 24, 2019 - 10:10:35 AM

chuckv97

Canada

44245 posts since 10/5/2013

Hilarious sitting in AZ


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/24/2019 10:12:10

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:29:33 PM
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donc

Canada

6061 posts since 2/9/2010

You don't have to come north to visit Canadians this time of year. Just walk into any trailer park in Arizona.

Oct 24, 2019 - 4:00:04 PM
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1318 posts since 2/10/2013

Someone once told me he camped at a campground near Plant City FL, and it was full of Canadian fiddlers. Lots of Canadians camping in Florida during the winters. I can't imagine a better way of spending the winter.

I was raised in the Adirondack Mountains in northern NY. Winters up there used to get very cold. Nails would come out of boards. When a warm spell hit, large sheaths of ice would slide off roofs. Sounded like a train was coming through.

Oct 24, 2019 - 4:24:57 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

12795 posts since 9/27/2007
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I wanted to add on the Beating The Texas Heat thread that my Father always said .. " Those guys know what it's like to be hot  but can't appreciate being warm". 

The farthest south I've ever been was northern South Dakota. 

Oct 24, 2019 - 4:27:32 PM

Jim Yates

Canada

6582 posts since 2/21/2007

Something that had never occurred to me, but my wife pointed it out to me - In the USA, the right wing, conservative Republicans are red on the map, signs. . .  while the left wing, liberal Democrats are blue.
In Canada, it's just the opposite.  Right wing Conservatives are blue, while the left wing Liberals are red.
Of course, we also have the NDP (orange) and Greens (green - What else?) and Parti Québécois (blue & green)

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