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  •  Bob Rae came into power in 1990 (2+ / 0-)
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    fishhead, galaxy33

    as the recession was beggining.  Very similar to the situation we have today (although with higher interest rates. Fair or not, his economic policies at the time were awful and were directly relasted to the coming of that idiot Mike Harris.  His cap on the numbers of medical students graduating in Ontario schools as a way of curbing health was idiotic and still felt today.

    I am not going to argue their performance in the other provinces.  I think it has been awful as well  Suffice it that they are only in power in Manitoba today.  Doer's political leanings in Manitoba are far closer to Liberal than NDP.  In general in the west since the word liberal is a dirty word, the NDP party's have moved to the centre.

    •  Gee, I wouldn't call Bob Rae an NDP (2+ / 0-)
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      eugene, csquared

      not then, not now.

      Behind every great man, there's a woman saying "Stand up straight"

      by captainlaser on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 02:40:12 PM PST

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    •  Not exactly right... (1+ / 0-)
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      As a long-time Manitoban, I'd rather put it that the NDP and the Tories have managed to divide between them the middle ground that Liberals claimed for so long federally. In other words, Manitoba Conservatives are also much more to the centre than... say, Alberta's.

      For instance, Manitoba has government-run auto insurance (Autopac). That was introduced by the NDP, but the Tories have never tried to remove it.

      Folly is fractal: the closer you look at it, the more of it there is.

      by Canadian Reader on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 03:10:04 PM PST

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