About 70% of Canadians didn't vote for the NDP

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youngsocialist
About 70% of Canadians didn't vote for the NDP

Yes.. 60% didn't vote for Harper,

but 70% didn't vote for Layton either.

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NDPP

Absolutely so...

KenS

You guys are funny.

You missed the irony.

70% of the population did not vote for teh NDP is a sarcastic reposte to the vacuous boast or accusation, or whatever it is, that 60% of the population did not vote for this government.

NDPP

I got it irony and all ..and agree this is absolutely so!

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What were those 70% thinking?

Fidel

Yes, the NDP are only the official opposition. Meanwhile the Harpers won:

24% of the eligible vote(76% of voting age Canadians did not vote for the Government),

- 54% of seats in Parliament, and

- 100% dictatorial power!

Emperor Steve has no clothes on. He should be arrested for indecent exposure. This is electoral fraud. 

autoworker autoworker's picture

Fidel wrote:

Yes, the NDP are only the official opposition. Meanwhile the Harpers won:

24% of the eligible vote(76% of voting age Canadians did not vote for the Government),

- 54% of seats in Parliament, and

- 100% dictatorial power!

Emperor Steve has no clothes on. He should be arrested for indecent exposure. This is electoral fraud. 

What percentage of 'eligible' votes did the NPD receive outside of Quebec?

Fidel

autoworker wrote:

Fidel wrote:

Yes, the NDP are only the official opposition. Meanwhile the Harpers won:

24% of the eligible vote(76% of voting age Canadians did not vote for the Government),

- 54% of seats in Parliament, and

- 100% dictatorial power!

Emperor Steve has no clothes on. He should be arrested for indecent exposure. This is electoral fraud. 

What percentage of 'eligible' votes did the NPD receive outside of Quebec?

 

I thought we were talking about the "democratically elected" government? You know, the main guys in Ottawa. The big fromages, the head honchos calling all the shots. Those mainly white guys known as da feds.

This is exactly what the NDP wants fixing, the electoral fraud machine known as first past the ghost, I mean post. 

You are living in a dictatorship in case you didn't realize it

There is a democratically elected Haitian president abducted by the CIA and living in Africa with more legitimacy than emperor Steve can lay claim to. What do you think of that?

Policywonk

Fidel wrote:

autoworker wrote:

Fidel wrote:

Yes, the NDP are only the official opposition. Meanwhile the Harpers won:

24% of the eligible vote(76% of voting age Canadians did not vote for the Government),

- 54% of seats in Parliament, and

- 100% dictatorial power!

Emperor Steve has no clothes on. He should be arrested for indecent exposure. This is electoral fraud. 

What percentage of 'eligible' votes did the NPD receive outside of Quebec?

 

I thought we were talking about the "democratically elected" government? You know, the main guys in Ottawa. The big fromages, the head honchos calling all the shots. Those mainly white guys known as da feds.

This is exactly what the NDP wants fixing, the electoral fraud machine known as first past the ghost, I mean post. 

You are living in a dictatorship in case you didn't realize it

There is a democratically elected Haitian president abducted by the CIA and living in Africa with more legitimacy than emperor Steve can lay claim to. What do you think of that?

Aristide returned to Haiti a couple of months ago.

Doug

Very true. But that's much better than the 80% who didn't vote NDP last time. Perhaps next time only 60% won't vote NDP and there will be an NDP majority government.

Fidel

So did Jean-Claude Duvalier return. And Haiti still has child labour and grinding poverty, rampant AIDS, cholera etc. Uncle Sam tends to invade small countries on the quiet - ones he knows he can beat into submission without too much trouble. It's all about projecting power - maintaining rep as a bully -  and instilling fear in tiny Latin American nations as a democracy prevention strategy and mostly in nations where the people are non-Anglo. Once democracy takes hold, though, Uncle Sam tends to shy away from attacking legit democracies.

autoworker autoworker's picture

Fidel wrote:

autoworker wrote:

Fidel wrote:

Yes, the NDP are only the official opposition. Meanwhile the Harpers won:

24% of the eligible vote(76% of voting age Canadians did not vote for the Government),

- 54% of seats in Parliament, and

- 100% dictatorial power!

Emperor Steve has no clothes on. He should be arrested for indecent exposure. This is electoral fraud. 

What percentage of 'eligible' votes did the NPD receive outside of Quebec?

 

I thought we were talking about the "democratically elected" government? You know, the main guys in Ottawa. The big fromages, the head honchos calling all the shots. Those mainly white guys known as da feds.

This is exactly what the NDP wants fixing, the electoral fraud machine known as first past the ghost, I mean post. 

You are living in a dictatorship in case you didn't realize it

There is a democratically elected Haitian president abducted by the CIA and living in Africa with more legitimacy than emperor Steve can lay claim to. What do you think of that?

I think you're evading my question.  Besides, what does Aristide have to do with it?  Would the CIA abduct Layton if he won a majority?

Fidel

Doug wrote:

Very true. But that's much better than the 80% who didn't vote NDP last time. Perhaps next time only 60% won't vote NDP and there will be an NDP majority government.

 

And maybe emperor Steve should just agree to modernizing our electoral system to one invented some time after the 19th century. And more than half of democratic reforms promised still haven't happened. Perhaps now that he has his phony majority, he will forget all about his broken election promises from last time.

The Harpers have 45 more seats than they deserve percentage wise. They didn't win a true majority.

They won a phony-baloney majority.

That's the issue. And the NDP will be reminding them of this electoral fraud now and again over the next four years.  We can count on it.

Fidel

autoworker wrote:

Fidel wrote:

autoworker wrote:

Fidel wrote:

Yes, the NDP are only the official opposition. Meanwhile the Harpers won:

24% of the eligible vote(76% of voting age Canadians did not vote for the Government),

- 54% of seats in Parliament, and

- 100% dictatorial power!

Emperor Steve has no clothes on. He should be arrested for indecent exposure. This is electoral fraud. 

What percentage of 'eligible' votes did the NPD receive outside of Quebec?

 

I thought we were talking about the "democratically elected" government? You know, the main guys in Ottawa. The big fromages, the head honchos calling all the shots. Those mainly white guys known as da feds.

This is exactly what the NDP wants fixing, the electoral fraud machine known as first past the ghost, I mean post. 

You are living in a dictatorship in case you didn't realize it

There is a democratically elected Haitian president abducted by the CIA and living in Africa with more legitimacy than emperor Steve can lay claim to. What do you think of that?

Apparently you don't appreciate the fact that your fearless leader Steve in Ottawa is as naked as a stripper on cowboy payday. Banksters and corporate yeehaws are gonna pass him around like a mickey finn. lol!

autoworker autoworker's picture

@ Fidel: At the risk of offending sex workers and cowboys, I'd prefer that Harper remain 'cloaked', in secrecy if necessary.  Some truths should remain concealed. No pictures either, please!

Fidel

Sorry, the topic of discussion here is electoral legitimacy of our representatives in Ottawa. 

And the emperor is stark, staring naked. It's not a pretty picture for sure.

Today I brew, tomorrow I bake;
And then the Prince child I will take;
For no one knows my little game
That Rumplestiltskin is my name!

JeffWells

More than 93% didn't in 1993. I guess we should have given up then.

A_J

Fidel wrote:

And maybe emperor Steve should just agree to modernizing our electoral system to one invented some time after the 19th century. And more than half of democratic reforms promised still haven't happened. Perhaps now that he has his phony majority, he will forget all about his broken election promises from last time.

The Harpers have 45 more seats than they deserve percentage wise. They didn't win a true majority.

And the NDP won 8 more seats that they deserved, percentage wise - 30.6% of the vote, 33.1% of the seats.

Don't be surprised to see them also forget about modernising the electoral system.

KenS

Don't get your hopes up A_J, PR is still in the federal NDP's narrow partisan interest.

abnormal

When was the last time any party in Canada received more than 50% of the popular vote?

VanGoghs Ear

abnormal wrote:

When was the last time any party in Canada received more than 50% of the popular vote?

 

Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservatives 1984 - 50.03%

Fidel

VanGoghs Ear wrote:

abnormal wrote:

When was the last time any party in Canada received more than 50% of the popular vote?

 

Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservatives 1984 - 50.03%

That was after promising Canadians he wouldn't open free trade talks with Warshington. They were reduced to a phony majority by 1988. And by 1993 the Cons dropped from 151 to just 2 seats. It took them until 2011 to steal their most recent phony-baloney majority.

Bond

The NDP needs to come out with a "winning agenda", not a "if-we-get-to-be-the-opposition agenday".  Now that they are the Official Opposition, that transitions from not really believing that they can govern the country can be dispelled - not only from the minds of Canadians, but also from the NDP members themselves.  You have to think like a winner to be one.  They need to lay out a real picture of what the country will be like under an NDP government.  Not just generalized promises.  How about strategies that will make people sit up and take notice? 

 

Our current constitution is hardly valid if the second most populous province is not represented. Suspend it, then rewrite it.

The conservatives have perpetrated deceit and fraud on the Canadian public, and their policies are contrary to the needs and desires of Canadians. Arrest Harper and his cronies and outlaw that party.

Provinces, especially Alberta, have too much control over non renewable energy resources and can wontonly destroy the environment. Make the envionment a federal only jursidiciton, as well as non renewable energy resources.

Letting Albertans be in charge of the Tar Sands is like letting the Fox be in charge of the hen house. Put an immediate stop to all development and production in the Tar Sands.

 

THis country needs bold and drastic changes

. The NDP needs to be bold enough to proudly state its agenda.