Election Day in Canada!


artist
on Oct 07, 2007 @ 10:51 am

So... I'm not sure how much you ladies are into politics. But I'm sure you know (from all the cheesy commercials) that Election Day is coming up this Wed Oct 10. To me, voting is such a drag, but I still do it.

So what is your take on this year's candidates running for Premier of Ontario? Any of them seem appealing to you, or do you just vote for the same party that you always have agreed with?
 


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artist
oops on Oct 07, 2007 @ 10:52 am

So I realize that I should have posted this under "News and Issues". Sorry... my bad!
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Ali de Bold
who to vote for on Oct 07, 2007 @ 11:47 am

I actually watched the debate this time and found it really interesting. John Tory is clearly a better debater than either of the other two, but in the end I just felt bad for Dalton McGuinty. I think it is always different once you are in control and have all of the facts of the available funds etc before you. Everyone always nails politicians when they don't live up to their election promises but many times it seems they aren't aware of the full picture until they are in power. Maybe I'm wrong, that's just my perception.

I'm still not really sure who to vote for. If it was based strictly on the debate it wouldn't be Howard Hampton (NDP) who seemed to be the weakest debater. John Tory is clearly more skilled as a debater but I'm not sure I would vote for him either. I think McGuinty did a good job and would continue to do so despite the criticism.

Ideally I'd love to vote for a Capitalist/Socialist/Green party if there were ever such a thing ;)
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allychick_ling
election day on Oct 07, 2007 @ 01:04 pm

OOooh I don't know, it's a tough one! McGuinty has made quite a few tumbles with funding and raising taxes, Tory is going to give funding to private religious schools, and although I've always been a supporter of the NDP, I'm not sure the leader has what it takes. I think I'll have to do more research on this!!
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artist
Always been Liberal on Oct 08, 2007 @ 12:36 am

I have always been Liberal for my entire life, but I'm not sure how much of a fan I am of Dalton McGuinty. I'm definitely not a Conservative... and I'm not too sure about NDP.

I never got to watch any of the debates... so we will have to see!

One thing I do dislike when I see on tv is all of the commercials which slander the other parties, pointing out their mistakes in their pas to make you vote for the opposition party. Those never sway me, I just think they are ridiculous. At least they make me laugh!

I think more time and money could go towards reaching out to the community, such as talking to people and asking what they want to see from the Premier.

I guess I might have to pay a little more attention to politics in the next few days!
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MizzRobin
Get out and vote today ladies! on Oct 10, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

Make sure your voice is heard and you get out there and vote today! :o)
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StephB
explanation on Oct 10, 2007 @ 01:09 pm

It might be too late now as you may have already voted but.. to clarify.. the faith based school funding was to bring schools that are currently private into the PUBLIC system so that they would be taught the Ontario Curriculum and be forced to be accountable for what they are teaching in the schools. (That means, the kids can learn proper SCIENCE and RELIGION) I personally believe Religion and School should stay seperate and the Catholic system should be abolished but, if Catholics get funding, other major world religions should get it too. Most people just think John Tory is giving away money to private school which is not true.

Just thought I'd clarify! I've done all the research I possibly can for this election!
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samuraiya
hope this info also helps on Oct 10, 2007 @ 01:34 pm

Hi, hope this isn't too late, since it's election day already. I've been following most of the campaign coverage from the initial tv debate to all the other news magazine shows (ie. the Agenda with Steve Paikin & CBC Sunday, I'm such a geek I know), but, what I found really useful was the online debate hosted by the Globe & Mail yesterday. I find it to be a lot better than the tv debate because, first of all the green party leader got to participate. But also, it seems that this format allows the party leaders to provide more information rather than focusing on verbally abusing each other on tv. So, check it out if you haven't gone to the polling stations yet or if you're still undecided. Happy voting!

http://tinyurl.com/2nkfs9
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