Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Federal Byelection - Part 3 Results

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Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley Federal Byelection - Part 3 Results

The polls just closed, no reports from agents er scrutineers!

David Young

Will the results from C.C.M.V., Hochelaga, and M.L.K.R. come at the same time, with N.W.C. a few hours later?

 

bekayne

David Young wrote:

Will the results from C.C.M.V., Hochelaga, and M.L.K.R. come at the same time, with N.W.C. a few hours later?

 

N.W.C. closes an hour later than the others

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yes, all at 11 our time, none are good for NDP (sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!)

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Bloc won in Mtl, Tories ahead but not by much (Bloc 2nd) in Riv de Loup and of course we all know NS, sigh, Tory! But then it has always been Tory except in 1993 and with Bill Casey's tenure as an Ind.

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Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup. I spoke too soon! Libs 3rd in all tho and In imagine that will remain the same in BC.

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sorry, Libs are ahead of NDP in Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup, a rural Quebec riding!

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I note the voter turnout in NS byelection was 35%!!!! That is not a good sign!

Wilf Day

2008; 2009

Casey 27,303; N/A

NDP 4,874; 6,254

Conservative 3,493; 11,123

Liberal 3,344; 5,172

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CCMV Voters 1

NDP Spin Machine 0

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Yep, not a good night but is it possible that there was any backlash to the financial situation over which the NDP govt had little control and the H1N1 issue which I think Maureen MacD handled extremely well, especially since she has been the only health Minister in the Maritimes at least to accept responsibility? Is that a possibility? Ideas?

1weasel

Anderson, J.P., still there?  Any post mortem to offer?

NewCanada wrote:

CCMV Voters 1

NDP Spin Machine 0

Liberal spin machine -21

mtm

hahaha yeah i seem to recall someone saying that the NDP wouldn't get ten percent

 

J.P

I'm still here, a little wounded, but we will bounce back. Ignatieff allowed Harper to brand him with the negative ads. Harper reminds me of the schoolyard bully we all used to be nice to but never really liked. I really thought that once we got to the ballot box, we would have shown him what we really thougt of his treatment of us! That being said, maybe it's time for the Libs and NDP to start showing commercials on TV specific to the regions such as his comments on Atlantic Canadians Culture of Defeat. Negative ads unfortunately work!

Remember when Chretien used to face opposition attacks and media headlines of an embarassment of riches, how dare he rack up such large surpluses and do nothing other than pay down our debt. Now, with Harper to the rescue, we see the largest deficits in our history and somehow, Harper has convinced us that he is our economic saviour due to the great job he has done so far.

We all want to pay as little tax as possible, that's a given, but can anyone here tell me that the GST cut of two points dramatically changed their family finances. Was it worth giving up $15 billion/year in tax revenue to the national treasury. As our debt escalates, we face the prospect of being downgraded in our credit rating and therefore, further inhibit our ability function as well as we did under Chretien! If any government of any stripe had of continued on the path of Chretien/Martin, our National debt could have been paid off easily in our lifetime. Imagine how our children would have lived.

That's my rant for now

moriarty

JaneyCanuck wrote:

Yep, not a good night but is it possible that there was any backlash to the financial situation over which the NDP govt had little control and the H1N1 issue which I think Maureen MacD handled extremely well, especially since she has been the only health Minister in the Maritimes at least to accept responsibility? Is that a possibility? Ideas?

 

Nope, the Dexter government's popularity is perfectly fine.  The CH (with the exception of Marilla Stepehenson), the G&M the local dailies and media in general is ensuring that H1N1 problem gets treated as what it is.  Irrational people lining up before their turn.

This result had everything to do with the local campaign being reluctant (to the point of obstruction) to use tried and tested campaign methods.  We don't win campaigns by being magnanimous.  We have to ask people to support us.

It's clear in the turnout numbers that the only people really motivated to win this were the Conservatives.  The NDP campaign may have wanted to win, but weren't willing to do what it takes to "get 'er done" as Mark has affectionately written on his website.

The shittiest part about it:

The powers that be in the central party aren't going to be to keen on sending in help anymore if all they're going to run into is a bunch of NIMBY-ninny-nincampoop-nervous nellies who want to obstruct the process at every turn because they lack the self confidence to pick up the damn phone or knock on an f'n door.

It's back to the wilderness for us, we had our chance and didn't take it.

St. Paul's Prog...

I never thought Harper's Conservative Party would fly in the Maritimes where there is a tradition of Red Toryism.  I guess I was wrong.

Stockholm

I think any difference between Harper's Conservative Party and that PC party of the past is highly exagerrated. in fact, I see no difference at all. Forget about what Harper said in a speech 12 years ago, let's talk about his actions in government. Unless you are a political junkie obsessed with whether or not Harper is nasty to the press or whether or not he ate a communion wafer - he is no different from an old PC pol. In fact the more the Liberals (and to a lesser extent the NDP) keep attacking Harper for funneling stimulus money to Tory-held ridings and practicing patronage and giving out giant cheques etc... the more it sends to mesage to people in the Maritimes that these are the same old PCs they have known and loved - doling out patronage and promising to pave highways as long as ridings vote Tory...plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose.

If CCMV was willing to vote Tory in 2004 and 2006 when Harper was depcited as being a lot scarier than he appears to be now - why should it surprise anyone that traditional Tories would vote for him now - after four years of him in power when he seems like a standard issue small "c" conservative like people in places like CCMV like to vote for.

Lord Palmerston

Didn't Elizabeth May claim Bill Casey as an "honorary Green" in the last election?  What happened to all those "red Tories" who voted for Casey but were supposedly more in line ideologically with the Greens?

Stockholm

...some of them went NDP judging from the fact that the Tory got a lower percentage of the vote share than Casey ever got while the NDP gots its highest vote she ever in that riding.

The Green Party is dead.

Wilf Day

Lord Palmerston wrote:
Didn't Elizabeth May claim Bill Casey as an "honorary Green" in the last election?  What happened to all those "red Tories" who voted for Casey but were supposedly more in line ideologically with the Greens?

Did anyone even mention, during the by-election campaign, that Bill Casey had endorsed the Coalition? Or is everyone amnesic about it?