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Postby iso_55 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:53 am

It was apparent going into yesterday's General Election that the Conservatives were in trouble but no one could see a Liberal majority coming. I think the Conservatives ran just a brutal campaign. It was all about being negative towards Trudeau. we really didn't know what the Conservatives were about.. A 79 day election campaign allowed the Liberals to gain momentum & win the election. What are other peoples thoughts?
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Postby iso_55 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:44 am

Too bad the Syrian refugee promise of bring 25,000 people into this country by January1, 2016 wasn't a bigger election issue during the campaign. The Paris attacks would have really brought the situation to a head & may have led to another Conservative majority.
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Postby Dee Urban Hermit » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:56 pm

There were a few reasons for the failure of the Conservatives in the last election. The negative campaigning didn't help them, it was basically 9 years of poor to bad news, The economy, jobs, people needed some fuzzy warmth and it was here that the Liberals had jumped in to give them what they wanted to hear, and it worked.

I really think that the Cons should have had a leadership convention, Harper should have stepped aside and let someone else lead in this past election. The Liberals are famous for this strategy, and it usually works for them. Chretien seceeded and Paul Martin stepped in. Mind you the last time the PC"s tried this, Mulroney gave the big chair to Kim Campbell, that didn't work out too well.

Harper also made a major faux pas by running the economy as a one trick pony, when oil bottomed out, we soon found our self in some serious trouble. We had GM by the short hairs, as a government in power and the fact that we hold some major shares, why not tell them that they had to expand production at the Canadian plants. This knid of thinking would have bought some very important Ont. votes.

I was not surprised to see the Libs win but the majority and the absolute beating the NDP took was a bit of a surprise. Anyway it was probably time for a change, and he has nice hair.
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Postby road griller » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:59 pm

Harpo failed and took the blame himself that night. Too bed he did not step down easier for the same of the party. I think people were waiting to see who had the best chance to beat the Cons and went with the front runner in the last days.

People hated Harpo, a chimp could have run for the Libs and a donkey for the NDP and one on them would have won.

He is an idiot at any rate, curious to see how it goes with Justin.
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