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View Poll Results: For or against the Coalition?
Against the Coalition 33 46.48%
For the Coalition 34 47.89%
Other - explain 4 5.63%
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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I'm for it.

Consider that any party in the coalition is not going to get far with aspects of their agenda that do not coincide with the agendas of the other members of the coalition. So what you're left with is the overlap between the NDP and the Liberal agendas that is tolerable to the Bloc.

What that represents is an economic policy that is acceptable to about 2/3 of Canadians, and essentially no social policy changes at all.

What more could you ask for?

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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #3
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What that represents is an economic policy that is acceptable to about 2/3 of Canadians, and essentially no social policy changes at all.

What more could you ask for?

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You could ask for a more honest statement. For example the fact that 74% of Canadians rejected Dion and his party in the last election and now you think that over 90% of them have miraculously changed their minds somehow and want him to be the PM?

Dream on.
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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I'm against for the simple fact that no one voted for a coalition. Every vote was for their individual party to win because they believed in the parties principles and leader. Not one person voted for a coalition.
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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I voted for my member of Parliament. I support the Parliamentary process of majority government more than my own partisan feelings regardless of who I voted for this time.
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #6
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Against it, for one main reason.

I'm scared to death that a Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition will try to spend us out of a recession and that is not the answer to the problem.
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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I'm against for the simple fact that no one voted for a coalition. Every vote was for their individual party to win because they believed in the parties principles and leader. Not one person voted for a coalition.
Good Lord. The whole point of a coalition is that you don't vote for it. It's an emergency step that can be taken when the opposition parties no longer have confidence in a minority government. By your way of reasoning, a coalition government could never exist since it wouldn't be voted in.
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Ya, the "coalition" is an epic fail...

There whole "strategy" seems half baked... Part of what makes minority governments work is compromise...

The Conservatives put forth their proposal, the opposition said parts of it were unacceptable (cutting out their funding and changing the labour laws for government workers), so the Conservatives took that out, and then the "coalition" said they were bringing down the government anyways? during the worst financial crisis we've seen in a long time... idiots..
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Old Dec 4th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #9
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What coalition?
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Ya, the "coalition" is an epic fail...

There whole "strategy" seems half baked... Part of what makes minority governments work is compromise...

The Conservatives put forth their proposal, the opposition said parts of it were unacceptable (cutting out their funding and changing the labour laws for government workers), so the Conservatives took that out, and then the "coalition" said they were bringing down the government anyways? during the worst financial crisis we've seen in a long time... idiots..
Are you sure you're calling the right party idiots? How about the idiots who put in those controversial measures in the first place?
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