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View Diary: BREAKING: Canadian Government Falls (updated with poll) (243 comments)

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  •  Thinking again (none)
    What is says is that the Conservatives need to move to the center and dump Harper as their leader. The problem isn't Canadian democracy. It is the Tories unwillingness to compromise with the broader electorate. When they do, then they can expect to govern in circumstances beyond a fluke.

    Ben P

    •  Gee -- how is it that the Candian Tories (none)
      isolate and doom themselves by playing to their lunatic fringe wingnut base, while our GOP build a mighty empire of corruption, brutality and pure power by doing the same thing?

      The Republican party: An alliance of madness and greed.

      by jem6x on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 08:16:22 PM PST

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      •  Because Canada isn't the US (none)
        but seriously, if you removed Quebec from Canada and the former Confederate states from the US, the two nations politics would look very similar.

        Ben P

        •  have to disagree (none)
          More similar, perhaps, but there is the NDP reality in English Canada.  

          Moreover, when you consider the 50 seats of the Greater Toronto area and the Golden Horseshoe, the dozen seats in Metro Vancouver, and the other urban pockets of left Liberal/NDP support, I think the reality is still somewhat different from the States.

          "The state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation." - Pierre Trudeau

          by fishhead on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 08:31:55 PM PST

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          •  But think about this also (none)
            I recognize the comparison is superficial, but John Kerry and Al Gore would have both beaten George Bush in a landslide if you don't count the former confederacy.

            I also think the nature of American conservatism/the GOP would be considerably diff't without this influence.

            Ben P

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