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Canadian NDP party Sucks and or Rules

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Bernnie Federko, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  2. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  3. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  4. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Jagmeet is in the house...


    Singh survives byelection test. Can he shift focus from his leadership to NDP policies?

    The prevailing wisdom was that Singh would have a tough time winning the riding for any number of reasons.

    Start with the results in 2015, when the NDP won Burnaby South by fewer than 600 votes. Add in the fact that Singh's political home, until recently, was halfway across the country in Ontario. His political experience was based on his time in provincial politics there.

    The polls have been similarly unkind since he became leader in October 2017. NDP fortunes took a tumble with each Singh stumble, whether it was not knowing the party's position on a gun control bill or his decision to boot MP Erin Weir from caucus after complaints that he made women feel uncomfortable.

    The party's fundraising has also been weak, with the NDP lagging far behind the other two major parties. And just to finish the pile-on, let's observe that fully a quarter of the current NDP caucus isn't running again.

    That made Burnaby South an interesting choice for a rookie leader who had what appeared to be everything to lose in this race.

    But it proved to be a good laboratory for testing the tolerance of progressive voters in one of this country's most diverse ridings. Half of the people who live there were born outside Canada.

    It's also exactly the kind of riding Justin Trudeau has cultivated, said Shachi Kurl, executive director of the polling firm Angus Reid Institute, with tax hikes on the rich, the tax-free child care benefit and promises of new money for infrastructure.

    "This is middle-class ground zero, middle-class central," said Kurl. "This will be a good assessment of whether people think Justin Trudeau's delivering or not."

    Three byelections. Three winners from three different parties. For the candidates, an exciting conclusion to three exhausting campaigns. And the winners, at least, will get to do it all over again in just a few months' time.
     
  5. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    right now, all signs point to a Conservative win...and that's fucking scary.
    I truly wish Angus was their choice.
     
  6. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Scheer couldn't win a rigged election.
     
  7. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    fake polls. there's no way anyone would vote for the PCs as they are now. liberal by default, and twinkle eyes Trudeau 2nd term, scandal or no.
     
  8. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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