Thank Goodness There Is No Majority Government

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Thank Goodness There Is No Majority Government

Just sayin'

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Thank goodness there is no majority government for people like class act Don Davies

NDP’s Don Davies makes history as longest-serving MP for Vancouver-Kingsway

Davies easily returns for his fourth mandate, nearly doubling the votes of Liberal candidate Tamara Taggart

 

https://www.vancourier.com/news/ndp-s-don-davies-makes-history-as-longest-serving-mp-for-vancouver-kingsway-1.23984080

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Thank goodness there is no majority government for class acts like Jenny Kwan

Re-elected Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan says New Democrats will bring strong voice to Ottawa

 

https://www.straight.com/news/1316611/re-elected-vancouver-east-mp-jenny-kwan-says-new-democrats-will-bring-strong-voice

KarlL

Good to see Gord Johns get elected.  

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On the Outcome of the October 21 Federal Election

http://communist-party.ca/on-the-outcome-of-the-october-21-federal-elect...

"After an intense 40-day election campaign, neither Big Business political party has won a majority in the new Parliament. In its preliminary comment on the outcome, the Central Executive Committee of the CPC welcomes the defeat of Andrew Scheer's Conservatives, who represented the worst danger to working people and the environment, and the failure of the far-right People's Party to elect a single candidate.

The outcome on October 21 presents an opportunity to press for more than just campaign rhetoric; but we also stress that despite claims to be progressive, none of the parties in the new Parliament stand for fundamental social and economic change, or a break with Canada's pro-imperialist foreign policy..."

Pondering

I wasn't expecting the Trudeau government to be super progressive. I didn't expect PR to happen. I did expect cannabis legalization. There was one other thing I expected.

Before the campaign Trudeau was speaking about indigenous children not receiving equivalent funding for education. He pointed out that 70% of jobs of the future will require post-secondary education. Indigenous peoples have the highest birth rate in Canada. If we fail to educate them the country will pay for it economically. 

I thought he got it. Spending on education is an investment a country can't afford not to make. It is economically short-sighted. We should be doing everything possible to have the best educated population in the world. Why don't politicians get that? It's not like voters would be against well-funded excellent schools. 

There is always a reason if only inertia but that doesn't explain it. Could it be that politicians believe we need lower classes to fill low-paying service jobs? Are they concerned that a well-educated indigenous population will be more difficult to manipulate?

NDPP

Well educated in Canada means easier to manipulate actually. Just look around...

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

NDPP wrote:

Well educated in Canada means easier to manipulate actually. Just look around...

Freeland in a riding that is the heart of Upper Canada's intelligentsia got over 50% of the vote. Canadians like imperialism and the nastier it is the better.

Hurtin Albertan

At least with a Conservative majority you probably wouldn't see or hear much from Jason Kenney.  He'll be even more insufferable after this.

Sean in Ottawa

This is an effective majority. The Liberals can do what they want on most issues where there is a binary response with support from either the conservatives or NDP. The NDP have next to no bargaining power.

The electoral finance mess we are in means the NDP wanting to cause an election is akin to self immolation.Voters would punish a party that caused - even if they had money to campaign.

NDPP

[quote=kropotkin1951

Canadians like imperialism and the nastier it is the better.

NDPP wrote:

True. But only in 'progressive' packaging:

"Our troops have done a wonderful job in Libya over the past few months. I want to salute the efforts and courage of our troops. New Democrats are proud to have supported Libyans in their quest for democracy..." NDP news statement, October 20, 2011

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Aristotleded24

In terms of negotiations between the parties, even though the NDP on its own can give the Liberals a majority, the Green Party needs to be invited to these talks, and the NDP should insist on it. There are several good reasons for this. Both the NDP and the Greens campaigned very seriously on dealing with climate change, so having the Greens on board will give that plan credibility. Elizabeth May also has accused the NDP of trying to shut her out and exclude Greens. This will finally force May's hand, and whether she sits down in good faith or not, her actions will clearly reveal her character for all the world to see. Not inviting the Greens only plays into May's hands, and she will also raise the issue of the silencing of a party that is not only led by a woman but has a majority-woman caucus.

jatt_1947 jatt_1947's picture

Sean, it's an effective majority but not A majority. ;)

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How Trudeau’s broken promise on election reform may haunt him now

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/10/22/Trudeau-Electoral-Reform-Broken-Promise/

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So that was quite an arrogant speech last nite from Justin acting like he got a majority. Is he nuts?

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Liberals lose majority in election 2019, will dominate minority Parliament

 

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/10/liberals-lose-majority-election-2019-will-dominate-minority-parliament

Pondering

NorthReport wrote:

How Trudeau’s broken promise on election reform may haunt him now

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/10/22/Trudeau-Electoral-Reform-Broken-Promise/

Silly article. The Liberals would not be better off with fewer seats and would likely never win another majority again.  They would have to form a coalition to maintain power. 

As it stands the Liberals can pass just about any legislation they want.  The Liberals have no regrets about rejecting reform. To think so completely misunderstands the Liberal party. 

Sean in Ottawa

jatt_1947 wrote:

Sean, it's an effective majority but not A majority. ;)

What part of "This is an effective majority." could you not read?

Sean in Ottawa

Aristotleded24 wrote:

In terms of negotiations between the parties, even though the NDP on its own can give the Liberals a majority, the Green Party needs to be invited to these talks, and the NDP should insist on it. There are several good reasons for this. Both the NDP and the Greens campaigned very seriously on dealing with climate change, so having the Greens on board will give that plan credibility. Elizabeth May also has accused the NDP of trying to shut her out and exclude Greens. This will finally force May's hand, and whether she sits down in good faith or not, her actions will clearly reveal her character for all the world to see. Not inviting the Greens only plays into May's hands, and she will also raise the issue of the silencing of a party that is not only led by a woman but has a majority-woman caucus.

Frankly the NDP supporters should insist on it. The NDP does not ahve the ability to force through electoral reform agaisnt the wishes of the Conservatives and Liberals. The NDP and the Greens are not reliably viable apart and each trying to kill the other is a waste of resources and will not succeed. Canada needs a sustainability party and the leaderships of the parties need to understand this and make it happen.

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