Election Wonderpoll 2019

Who are you intending to vote for on October 21?

  • Bloc Quebecois (okay, I think mgagnon is the Quebecer on here but, hey, for c

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Conservative Party of Canada

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Green Party

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Liberal Party of Canada

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • New Democratic Party

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • People's Party of Canada

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Not voting

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Other (discuss below)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    17
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Oh look, several communities in Siberia have been using wind and solar for over a decade, and in Canada the Northern territories are moving to it too!

The problem is the Conservatives, not the lack of technology.

 
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Actually there are several local problems...those not being them...This place has a problem with progress when it comes to housing. One impediment is building heights and locals being ultra concerned with preserving the quaint look of the place rather than the actual wellbeing of all its citizens. When we had a tent city on the edge of downtown, residents of the neighbourhood nearby wanted them gone and didn’t give a s**t where to...and Airbnb’s have now been converted into 1300/ mo basement suite rentals for 400 square feet in many cases, so it’s not like I have no issues with attitudes where I live. Our mayor made bike lanes...but they’re dangerously badly designed. So...nothing’s perfect.
 
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Ok, ok...maybe I will vote NDP or Green. I think my neighbourhood votes Green, mostly. I wasn’t here in 2015. Then I voted NDP. I will not be sure until late on Election Day this time and even then I might just have to make a quick choice and hope for the best.
 

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Well I fall shy of the "official" 40 day requirement here to vote, but I'm undecided as yet anyway. I would rather not vote strategically, but if it looks like a clear Liberal loss, I'll vote Green. I really want them to gain traction.
 
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Well I fall shy of the "official" 40 day requirement here to vote, but I'm undecided as yet anyway. I would rather not vote strategically, but if it looks like a clear Liberal loss, I'll vote Green. I really want them to gain traction.
Can you mail in a ballot to the riding you just moved from? (i’ve never had to do absentee voting)
 

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Can you mail in a ballot to the riding you just moved from? (i’ve never had to do absentee voting)
Don't think so. Never heard of it, anyhow. Little M was lucky in that no elections happened until he had been in Ottawa a while so registering in the riding there wasn't a problem for him (his first election after turning 18 was the 2018 Ontario provincial election). I imagine first years might have difficulty given the 40 day limit @ninjafaery mentions, but I guess they could always register in their home riding and go home for an advanced poll since those are often on weekends and students usually keep their family home as a permanent address (Little M does, since he has moved several times within the Ottawa area).
 
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..but I though Canadian citizens can vote if they’re out of the country, even. It makes no sense that the same wouldn’t be true if one was in another province but not quite meeting the standard of “resident” of that place. They’re no less Canadian. Even homeless people can vote using shelters as an address.
 
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You can mail in a special ballot if you are outside of your riding on Election Day. People without a fixed address can use an address where they stay and have someone vouch for them ...my understanding only. Check specific rules:

 

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It's sad my vote will count as one of the least in the country.
 

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The small stuff the bottom lion will gather as accrue'd in Ecclesiastes ... when the time is right! Bang ... then one is dissociated from material existence ... an you dunne gone! Be the death of some of the best stuff on recall ...

Where do thoughts go when they fade? Occult gamma ... gets darker ...
 

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So, I looked at the candidates in my riding. Basically, it's the four main English-Canadian parties and the People's Party. No other fringe parties at this point and that is fairly normal for this riding. Not sure why, but we don't seem to attract candidates from outside the mainstream that much.

The incumbent is a Liberal and I really don't have any problems with him per se, but he hasn't really done much that stands out either. He rode the 2015 Trudeau wave and the fact that this is a fairly solid Liberal riding.

The Conservative and Green candidates appear to be "professional students". At least that's been my experience with people who have three academic (ie. not professional degrees like MBA) Master's degrees as both of them do. Not saying that automatically invalidates them, but I find such people usually know a lot about very little and aren't as smart as they want you to think they are. Could be very nice people, but not sure I want them running the country.

That leaves the NDP. She's a civil engineer with project management experience who also co-chairs the NDP's Women's Commission. Probably the most impressive of the bunch, in my view. Real world experience and a STEM background rather than a professional politician or activist. Not sure I'm sold on the NDP platform, but at least their local candidate is appealing.
 
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Because Alberta often gets screwed over when it comes to federal stuff.

Because it's not one vote per person to determine the leader.
Last election, my MP had the most number of votes out of all the conservative candidates - that should say something there.
Based on the 2016 census my riding had the largest population, it was new last year but they still don't attempt to make it even. I doubt Quebec would ever have the riding with the largest population,
 

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Do the rich and elite always gets screwed over or is it just an impression of populace losing a bit?

Thus the theory of lost thoughts in the dark ... night thieves!
 
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