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Who will win the 2019 Federal election?


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View Poll Results: 2019 Federal election result guess
Conservative minority 10 40.00%
Liberal minority 4 16.00%
Conservative majority 11 44.00%
Liberal majority 0 0%
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:06:25 PM
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Default Who will win the 2019 Federal election?

Well, post your guess!
I would be surprised if it's not a Lieberal minority.
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I don't like (or trust) ANY of the candidates this time around. Hard to say how it will go.
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Default Re: Who will win the 2019 Federal election?

My thoughts exactly. I voted AGAINST Trudeau Saturday not FOR my candidate. Now Trudeau is showing up in body armour to bolster his gun control agenda.
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As much as it pains me to say it, I fear a Liberal/NDP coalition government will happen.
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Diane Francis: Leaders should be forced to take a course on markets, business and free enterprise
As it stands they want to turn Canada into a hotel where they can order anything they want, at any price, from room service then hand the bill over to taxpayers

Two fringe candidates — one from the Bloc Québécois and the other from the libertarian People’s Party — littered the English-language debates, sucking up airtime. Neither will ever become prime minister and neither should have been on the stage.

Also, a waste of time were leaders from the Green and New Democrat parties whose platforms are disconnected from economic realities.

The four illustrate that this election cycle in Canada has become the democratic version of tennis without a net. Norms and lines are crossed by granting undeserved attention to loopy fringe candidates. Then there’s the “invisible” incumbent, Justin Trudeau, who has two campaign planes, but dodged the other English-language debate and avoids questions from the press whenever feasible.

The only grown-up in last week’s English language debate was Andrew Scheer who scored major punches before the inconsequentials cross-talked all night and ratings collapsed. He scored a knock-out punch with his opening: “Mr. Trudeau, you are a phony, you are a fraud, and you do not deserve to govern this country.”

As Politico noted: “Andrew Scheer passed the prime minister plausibility test.”

Trudeau isn’t the only leader on offer who doesn’t deserve support. The Green and NDP platforms are insultingly reckless. These parties do not deserve to govern a household budget or a pop stand.

The Greens pledge to balance Canada’s federal budget within five years. (So did Trudeau in 2015; he ran deficits annually). That aside, their promise is fantastical given their spending initiatives: A pharmacare plan that will cost $27 billion in 2020 and rise to $31 billion annually four years later. This is bigger than Canada’s defence budget.

Green party leader Elizabeth May said she also will waive post-secondary tuition for anybody to study anything anywhere. The cost? Another $16 billion in 2020 and thereafter.

(Not to be overdone, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh promises “free dental care for households making less than $70,000 a year” — a budget item that has yet to be costed.)

Even if such extravagances were necessary, the Greens’ boast of balancing the budget would be impossible given its plan to phase out the oilsands by 2030 (there goes 140,000 jobs and billions in investment dollars and taxes); reduce energy demand by 50 per cent across the board somehow or other (hundreds of thousands more jobs); and convert the mining industry to green technologies (half a million jobs). She also pledges to stop new resource development, drilling, exploration and pipelines.

This platform is suicidal, and will cause immediate trade deficits, budget deficits, unemployment and a massive brain drain.

The NDP’s leader is no better. He would give provinces the right (read B.C. and Quebec) to veto any pipeline project and said: “the future of our country cannot involve fracking. It cannot involve the burning of any fossil fuel.”

Well, there goes the auto industry. too.

Like May, Singh is economically challenged. His answer to cushion the blow is to hike employment insurance payouts and provide retraining. But for what?

As for the Liberals, let’s face it, they are a pale imitation of the NDP with their anti-business legislation and rhetoric.

This cycle demands new electoral laws: people who run for public office should sit an economic IQ test whose results will be published. They should be forced to take a course on markets, business and free enterprise.

They have not offered responsible ideas to manage the affairs of all Canadians. They want to turn Canada, metaphorically, into a hotel where they can order anything they want, at any price, from room service then hand the bill over to taxpayers.

And Trudeau wants to hand out a get out of jail free pass, and new refrigerators, to his Liberal corporate donors and cronies.

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GOOD ONE. Pretty accurate in my opinion
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socialism is great till you run out of someone else money...
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Default Re: Who will win the 2019 Federal election?

Canadians can always reject or refuse their ballot at the polling station. Federally, it is called 'rejecting' and provincially it is called 'refusing'. Don't ask me what the difference is!
You're not spoiling your vote, but sending a message (tallied separately) that you find none of the candidates capable of the job.
As I have said before, all politicians are trash. Self serving trash.
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Jeff,
Some are trashier and more self-serving than others!
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I would never spoil/refuse my ballot. It sends a message to absolutely nobody.
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Jeff,
Some are trashier and more self-serving than others!
Rick,
No doubt. There is definitely an array to choose from. Often it feels like you are simply choosing the best of the worst.
I am a young man, and I’ve already given up on politics. Maybe it’s the “Millennial” coming out in me but I just don’t care what any of them say anymore. All any of us can do is simply earn more money and outpace the stupidity and taxation of the politicians.
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SOMETHING WE ALL SHOULD REMEMBER WHEN VOTING IN CANADA ON OCTOBER 21, 2019:
CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR.
There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad. The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally.
The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!"
The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear."
He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schultz."
THE MORAL OF THE STORY:
Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better.
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Unfortunately I called it.
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It looks like what was a hypothetical Liberal/NDP coalition government is on it's way to become a reality.
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Swell.
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