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375 weeks ago @ - Idea alert · 0 replies · +2 points

Email is happening out of view of the public and the potential for abuse in the future is quite concerning.

416 weeks ago @ - The next great leader · 1 reply · +1 points

Yes, most are intending to elect the Party or Leader. Some will hold their nose to support the general direction of the Party and a few will vote strategically. I voted ND once in Ottawa Center (Broadbent) since it was a battle between the Libs and the ND. Reducing the number of seats the Libs had was the best I could do. It was Party and Leader I was voting for.

Now I live in a riding that is Conservative or Liberal. I'll vote Conservative no matter what with the current leader. I work long hours during the campaign and put in time in between elections mostly because of the local candidate. If I heavily disliked the Leader but supported the Party and liked the local candidate I would still vote Party. If I felt I couldn't support the Leader and the local candidate, then I would vote for someone else but not Lib, NDP or Green since I could not support their Leader or Party.

416 weeks ago @ - The next great leader · 0 replies · +1 points

Well the National media can't focus on 308 ridings so they focus on the leader almost exclusively during a writ period. Prior to the election they on the party and leader and MP in major positions. Being national they have to.

We have had a House where a group of individuals debate issues. We have always had a strong Party system. Way back when the British a had a more free House, the parties developed a stronger role as they did a better job than a group of unfocused individuals.

416 weeks ago @ - The next great leader · 5 replies · +1 points

Except that studies have shown at about 45% of the people primarily cast their vote because of the Leader, 45% because of the Party and 10% due to the local candidate. So in local contests, Canadians do in practice vote for the Leader and a Party that they want to win a majority.

416 weeks ago @ - The next great leader · 1 reply · +1 points

How old is Jason Kenney?

417 weeks ago @ - 'Seriously, it's not m... · 0 replies · +1 points

Martin put Minister's offices up on a website. Not MPs.

422 weeks ago @ - 'A test case in the in... · 2 replies · +3 points

Have they charged his parents for creating a child soldier yet?

423 weeks ago @ - From the magazine · 2 replies · -2 points

She is a Liberal, appointed by Paul Martin.

427 weeks ago @ - Ooooh, cover-up, oooooh · 0 replies · +1 points

The ads sound like the same as the menacing "Harper wants armed troops in our cities" nonsense the Liberals tried to fearmonger us with before.

431 weeks ago @ - The continental approa... · 2 replies · 0 points

If the Greenpeacers and environmentalists had not stopped us from building plenty of nuclear power plants then we would have means of replacing coals plants and other big energy producing sources.