Posts Tagged ‘NDP

30
Sep
08

All candidates debate in Parkdale-High Park

Here are the candidates:

Andrew Borkowski Christian Heritage Party of Canada

Jilian Saweczko Conservative Party of Canada

Rob Rishchynski Green Party of Canada

Rob Rishchynski

Gerard Kennedy Liberal Party of Canada

Gerard Kennedy

Terry Parker Marijuana Party

Peggy Nash New Democratic Party of Canada (presently holds the seat)

Peggy Nash

What we saw:

Some highlights included –

The Christian Heritage Party of Canada candidate was funny and served as comic relief. He got booed heavily when he said that he does not believe that global warming is real and that it has served to make Al Gore rich.

The Green Party candidate was very succinct and he also knew the party policies. Very relatable and discussed not being part of partisan politics, referring to Nash and Kennedy. Green Party discussed tax strategies including  not taxing income up to $25,000.

Marijuana party candidate was a joke and funny.

A major theme of the night became the issue of how to help the environment and the economy – mainly taxing at the source, cap and trade or carbon tax.

NDP surprisingly were really strong on the issues of arctic sovereignty and stopping foreign takeovers. She spoke strongly on opposing the war in Afghanistan and how her party voted against the Afghanistan war extension twice.

Kennedy had to defend supporting the current government’s mandates in parliament and he discussed how him and his party plan on reversing the items they voted for if elected to a new government. He played the victim card and said that they had to juggle between bringing down the government and forcing an election or trying to work with what they had.

The Conservative candidate kept referring to the new child benefit and the GST cut as a way of decreasing poverty in cities. She also briefly discussed the Conservative green plan as a set of fines for large companies that have large carbon emissions.

When asked, the NDP candidate discussed the possibility of a coalition with any other party and the Liberal candidate shot the idea down.

Abstraction reaction observations:

Jilian Saweczko

– not a clear communicator but at least she showed up. Long winded and read from a script. Has a son in the service and did not say she wanted to pull the troops out of Afghanistan. Was pro-life but said that Harper would not open the issue. Hard to understand because of accent and lack of communication skills.

Peggy Nash

– clear, concise, affable, competent, engaging, a lot of applause, roars from the crowd, respectful to the other candidates, proficient, clearly stated her stance on every issue

Rob Rishchynski

– clear, concise, not as articulate but made key points

Gerard Kennedy

– smarmy, overly confident, not direct in his answers, blustery, came off very evangelical and grandiose, grabbed mic and walked about the stage as if in a church service, impatient with the organizers, visible flustered at times, was reprimanded by the moderator, rude

29
Sep
08

Stephen Harper Told a Lie Today

29
Sep
08

Green Party leader takes on Islamists

Elizabeth May, the Green Party of Canada leader, has had a change of faith.  She has turned to Islam in order to appeal to minority and immigrant voters.  After the election, she will return to her Hedonistic ways.

29
Sep
08

Hot NDP Commercial for 2008 Election

Check out this slick ad from Jack Layton.  Is it me or is he buff?  When does he have time to work out?

29
Sep
08

Hot Sexy Stephen Harper Song and Video

Check out this take of the Obama crush song focusing on Stephen Harper…

23
Sep
08

Sexy Hot Naked Left-wingers!!!

Another candidate for the NDP has dropped out of the election race for skinny dipping.  Two others quit last week because of a video showing them smoking pot.  Couldn’t the world use more weed and more naked bodies and less conservative numb-nut views?p.s. you should watch “Weeds

23
Sep
08

Harper likes to finger paint… but not with his finger

Jack Layton, leader of the NDP, has vowed to return funding to the arts in Canada.  The Stephen Harper “one man show” Conservative government has made $45 million in cuts to the arts.  They also have tried to push their right-wing agenda with films and made numerous cuts to Telefilm.  Harper has suggested that Canadian art is useless and unproductive, but to appease the crazy left-wing artists, he has offered up his own finger painting portraits and has developed an art class called “Art on a Budget: From Finger Painting to Paper Dolls” taught by Stockwell Day.

11
Mar
08

Question Period is so Useless… but is Baird a bear or a cub?

Today watching Question Period in the House of Commons, it became clear that it really is useless.  When visiting in person, I could hardly hear the various members giving their 2 cents on a wide range of topics.  As a result, I resorted to critiquing fashion and seat placement.  However, watching it on TV and being able to hear it as it happens, I started to wonder other things.  First off, the translators must be the most well versed Canadians when it comes to politics.  I would bet they know more than many of the MPs in Ottawa, many of which don’t show up for Question Period.  The Conservatives in government rarely answer questions.  Their responses are curt and they always spin the end of their question into some sort of astonishment that they would even be asked those questions.  Some examples today are the Chuck Cadman affair and the environment.  Opposition MPs were very critical, suggesting that the new “environmental initiatives” put in place by the government favour Alberta.  What I did learn was that the government is ONE BILLION DOLLARS OVER BUDGET in Afghanistan.  They certainly don’t go over budget on health care or child care.   The NDP whines a lot, and the government does make a point in saying they could never do anything because they would never get elected.  John Baird however, is the worst.  He fails to answer questions and makes grunty faces at the end of every sentence.  I was pondering two things: what does the big, flamboyant ring on his right hand signify and does he consider himself a bear or a cub?

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08
Mar
08

John Baird is very Beary

Canadian Minister of the Environment, John Baird, thinks that a recent green bill proposed is the end all and be all of environmental sustainability. The undying leftys in parliament, known as the NDP, have tabled a motion to take down the government because it isn’t setting the environment as a priority. Of course, Stephane Dion and the Liberal Party don’t want an election because of their lack of charismatic leadership. However, Stephen Harper has maintained that John Baird will continue to escort the First Lady, Laureen Harper, to all public function. Harper isn’t acting like the usual right wing insecure jealous husband because Baird is a big, lovable Bear.

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