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Canada PM triggers election with vote in October

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Harper is a fool. It's time for him to go.

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This thread title is awkward. Are there elections without votes? Or did he vote in October to have an election? Or did he vote to have an election in October?

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Please, make an old American and long-time admirer of Canada proud and vote for a liberal government this time.

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This thread title is awkward. Are there elections without votes? Or did he vote in October to have an election? Or did he vote to have an election in October?

Strangerland - Whats that, the 5th or 6th time this week you've had a problem with "thread titles"? Hows about you just skip them and start pontificating on the story right away?

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I'm with Strangerland. Isn't "election with vote" redundant like saying "pizza with sauce" or "salad with vegetables."

Are there elections without votes?

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"most Canadians won’t start paying attention until September...."

As opposed to the US where its drawn out for a year or two.

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@smithinjapan, only a fool would think Harper's a fool. He's a very shrewd politician, and he's done a lot more for Canadians at home, and for Canada's image abroad, than many a former Prime Minister. I'm predicting another majority for him and the Conservatives, but like most pundits, won't take an interest in the whole process until mid- or late-September. Summer here in BC is almost as hot as summer in Tokyo, and I've better things to do.

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He said now is not the time for inexperience and “political correctness,”

Because there is a time?

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There is always a time for the drunken nightclub antics of the Rob Ford era. Anybody else remember how Ford got smacked down by fellow Canadian Justin Bieber of all people, stopping Ford from joining his entourage in the VIP lounge!

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PC has and always be ass kissing US, unlike liberal or NDP, time to vote US ass kisser out.

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Hopefully Canada has learned from the mistakes of their cousins to the south. It would be pure folly to elect a young, inexperienced political naif to be Prime MInister. To make matters worse, he is the son of a former Prime Minister (Trudeau). In a strange way he combines the worst aspects of Obama with the nepotism of the Bush/Clinton dynasties in waiting.

Stick with Harper and keep the country on the right track.

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Hopefully Canada has learned from the mistakes of their cousins to the south. It would be pure folly to elect a young, inexperienced political naif to be Prime MInister. To make matters worse, he is the son of a former Prime Minister (Trudeau). In a strange way he combines the worst aspects of Obama with the nepotism of the Bush/Clinton dynasties in waiting.

Stick with Harper and keep the country on the right track.

VRWC - Your political "naif" is one of your most successful and popular presidents ever. After 8 years of the worst President ever, he brought the economy back from the edge, got troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, saved the auto industry and finally dragged you kicking and screaming into universal healthcare.

And another Clinton in the Whitehouse? Lets see, 1992-2000....OH yeah! 8 years of peace and prosperity from one of the most successful and popular presidents ever!

You could do a lot worse than Hillary, who will almost definitely be your first female President!

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Won't be MY President, Clamenza, I'm not American. Sorry to disappoint...

As for Pres. Obama, the jury is still out. Too soon to tell where he may rank in the spectrum of Presidents. Your list of talking points are all debatable, but there really isn't time to do so here. One could just as easily point to his failures in Syria, Libya, the Crimea, the ballooning national debt, and the lowest percentage of Americans actually working in decades.

Hillary? All I see is a candidate who loses popularity every time she speaks, who is neither trusted nor liked by a majority of Americans. The election may indeed turn into a coronation, but that would be a pity. I'd like to see the Democrats have a good and healthy debate on the issues, much the way the GOP is.

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Well I must say, you have your right wing 'Merican lingo down to a T.

Right wing Brits who hate Obama/ Clinton are hard to come by. Guess you pine for the good ol days of Thatcher, too?

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I had no particular trouble with Bill Clinton as president, his moral failings aside. How much of it was Clinton, and how much was timing? Again, a debatable point. As for Thatcher, she was groundbreaking in many ways. She had class and dignity, something that has been lacking since. Neither the UK nor the States have much to be proud of today...

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