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  •  Are you like the Green Party (1+ / 0-)
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    Wreck Smurfy

    here?

    •  No. But we are more environment-friendly (3+ / 0-)
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      lams712, Notus, Wisewood

      than the other two parties. Canadian politics tend to be three-way or, in Quebec, four-way, unlike in the US. Here in NS, we are the official opposition, and apparently soon to be the government.

      I do have a Green Party opponent, but I've never met him, because he's a parachute candidate, just to put a name on the ballot. The Greens here might get 2 or 3% of the vote.

      -8.38, -7.74 You got it, buddy. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. - Tom Waits

      by Wreck Smurfy on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 08:42:32 PM PDT

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    •  NDP is a real party (2+ / 0-)
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      lams712, Wreck Smurfy

      that would be the major difference.

      •  So are the Greens in Canada (1+ / 0-)
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        The Canadian version of the party is more centrist than the US flavor of the same.

        I seem to recall that the head of the CA Greens is considering standing for a riding in NS, against the current foreign minister.

        "If another country builds a better car, we buy it. If they make a better wine, we drink it. If they have better healthcare . . . what's our problem? "

        by mbayrob on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 10:23:05 PM PDT

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        •  not really (1+ / 0-)
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          they are more "real" than the joke that is the American greens, but they are still fringe, still unwilling to be bigger than a few cherrypicked issues. that's why nobody votes for them.

          •  Unfortunately, enough vote for them (1+ / 0-)
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            I crunched some numbers from the last federal election. If the green party candidates were removed and their votes transferred to liberal or NDP candidates in their respective ridings, the election would have fallen between an even weaker conservative minority up to a liberal minority, and with a few extra ndp seats.

            Of course, there's no guarantee that Green voters would go lib/ndp. The Green fiscal platform seems more in line with the old Joe Clark PCs than ndp's to my perspective.

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            by Hatamoto on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 09:01:06 AM PDT

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