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CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG

Monday, January 23, 2006

Get Out And Vote!


I've got a couple of hockey-related posts on the go; I'll post them later today. For now, I want to remind Canadians to speak their voice and make sure to get out and vote in today's federal election.

The politicians have had their say - the last eight weeks have featured some of the most gruelling, some even say the dirtiest election campaign in Canadian history - and now it's our turn.

On the one hand, there are the Liberals, scandal-ridden, but who in 12 years have transformed Canada's economy from a $42 billion deficit position to the only one of the G7 nations running on a surplus.

On the other hand, there are the Conservatives, who are preaching government accountability, but have been reputed to cozy up too close to George W. Bush.

There are the NDP, champions of all socialist programs, especially public health care, but whose own leader reportedly goes to a private clinic.

And of course, there are the Bloc Quebecois, whose sole goal is a sovereign Quebec, separate from the rest of Canada.

For the still undecided voters, the Vancouver Sun has a nice recap of each parties' major platforms. The CBC also has an entire section on their website devoted for the election. Ditto canada.com.

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. For more information on your specific electoral districts, you can visit the Elections Canada website.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 12:01 AM

5 Comments:

At January 23, 2006 4:54 AM, Blogger Jeff J said...

Hey JJ,

You left out the only national party that has not stooped to negative ads:

http://www.greenparty.ca/reasons_to_vote_green.html

 
At January 23, 2006 6:37 AM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

Of course. Thanks for the reminder. :)

 
At January 23, 2006 11:00 AM, Blogger MisterEff said...

Your comments about the NDP are misrepresentative, and oversimplified.


Jeff F: I don't think the Communist Party ran attack ads.

 
At January 23, 2006 2:14 PM, Anonymous Kel said...

I think the point is to vote. And I hope anyone who votes should be responsible enough not to rely on the post's brief description of each party to make his/her decision.

 
At January 23, 2006 5:32 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

I apologize if the NDP description is oversimplified, but I trust the descriptions for the other parties are as well.

I would have posted each of their full platforms but I'm really not in a position to do so - political analysts are really in a much better position to do so that me and I trust the links I provided were just a step in educating oneself in the election process.

 

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