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Today is the Manitoba election. Polls indicate that the Conservatives have a 13 point lead over the NDP, while the Liberals and Greens are far behind. Since all parties have no direction, and are led by unremarkable people, expect another four more years of underperforming and mediocrity.

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Looks like Trudeau will turn another province Blue.  He's got quite a track record going!

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1 hour ago, Shady said:

Looks like Trudeau will turn another province Blue.  He's got quite a track record going!

Keen observation if it  hadn't already been blue since April 2016. :lol:

Edited by BubberMiley

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4 hours ago, BubberMiley said:

Keen observation if it  hadn't already been blue since April 2016. :lol:

Nice!  Well, I’m sure it doesn’t hurt to have Trudeau to boost their re-election chances.

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15 hours ago, BubberMiley said:

I think most people are smart enough to tell the difference between federal and provincial elections.

Most people are smart enough to know that federal politics can influence provincial politics and vice versa.

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I have been working on a project inside of Manitoba Hydro for much of this year.   If you could see the level of overstaffing, overpaying and outright waste you would be sick (i.e. if you were a Manitoba Hydro customer).  After leading the country in electing NDP governments for decades, Pallister has a huge mess to clean up, and wisely chose to make damn sure he had a mandate to do so.

The side benefit is that the Liberal Party of MB no longer has official status.  Yeah, the people really DO (for good reason) associate the Federal and Provincial wings of each party.

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F*ck Manitoba, armpit of the universe, free Patrik Laine, freeze in hell after.

Canadian Cuckservatives will never shrink the government, particularly not in commie Manitoba; may their children go blind.

/gypsy curse

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6 hours ago, Dougie93 said:

F*ck Manitoba, armpit of the universe, free Patrik Laine, freeze in hell after.

Canadian Cuckservatives will never shrink the government, particularly not in commie Manitoba; may their children go blind.

/gypsy curse

Winnipeg has always been a Left leaning socialist city. The same cannot be said about rural Manitoba.

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53 minutes ago, Rolfs said:

Winnipeg has always been a Left leaning socialist city. The same cannot be said about rural Manitoba.

Doesn't matter what you vote for in Canada, there are no conservative politicians,  they're all full of shit, when it comes time to cut the unions and the unions squawk, they balk.

The economy is moribund, it's all make work, the idea that they are going to cut the make work is naive, make work is Canada's bread & butter.

 

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Dougie, not at all the case here.  One of  Manitoba's main sources of revenue is Manitoba Hydro, and this election is largely about what Pallister has already started to do...downsizing the massive bureaucratic bloat at Hydro (as well as MPIC and others).   I agree there are no Conservatives running for or in office in Canada, but Canadians are far too ignorant and complacent to be able to understand genuine conservatism.   Also, dogmatic Conservatives are too ideologically limited to understand what social services ARE needed in a modern society.  Provinces such as MB and SK were the birthplace of Marxist socialism on this continent and are not going to swing full right overnight - they rightfully need to see incrementally what rewards there can be for constraint, freedom of choice, property rights, genuine equality,  competitive marketplaces, etc.

This is not limited to Canada.   Europe and the USA have crashed their economies by allowing a lot of things (bankng/finance, legal liability lottery, big pharma, etc.)  be given the privilege to exploit consumers and taxpayers, actually entire economies - and the opportunity to be corrected in 2008/9 failed because they had sufficient control over governments to be rewarded for their treachery, instead of being flushed down the toilet and subjected to protective legislation as happened after 1929.

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