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
  • Poll closed .

Northwind

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Is it any colder than the arctic?
I'm not saying it wouldn't work. What I am saying is that when someone from the Lower Mainland of BC suggests that all oil and gas work be stopped, they are not being realistic. You might be able to live quite well without petroleum products in temperate areas of BC. It is far harder in places like the Arctic and will need different planning. I do believe we do need to find alternatives to oil and gas.
 

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I'm not saying it wouldn't work. What I am saying is that when someone from the Lower Mainland of BC suggests that all oil and gas work be stopped, they are not being realistic. You might be able to live quite well without petroleum products in temperate areas of BC. It is far harder in places like the Arctic and will need different planning. I do believe we do need to find alternatives to oil and gas.
So I do not see you agreeing with PG13.
 

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It's off topic, but alternative energy sources are used. There is just no where enough being produced to meet needs. I know someone with solar panels, she is not off the grid. Much of the power grid comes from a mix of sources, but a large portion does tend to be fossil fuel.
 

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There's a fundamental problem with wind and solar: You need lots and lots of wind turbines or panels to produce the same amount of energy as a steam turbine using any power source. That's why Ontario has 60% of its power coming from nukes, which are zero emission as far as CO2 is concerned. Hydro is good, too, but not every province has enough usable waterways and damming rivers creates environmental problems of its own. In the end, conservation is the best approach but widespread use of electric vehicles will eat up any energy savings from conservation pretty quickly. Which is why Honda and Toyota may be on the right track pushing fuel cells instead of plug-ins.
 

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This really should be in its own thread. How about moving it to one called “ Alternative energy for Canada” or so
 
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I'm not saying it wouldn't work. What I am saying is that when someone from the Lower Mainland of BC suggests that all oil and gas work be stopped, they are not being realistic. You might be able to live quite well without petroleum products in temperate areas of BC. It is far harder in places like the Arctic and will need different planning. I do believe we do need to find alternatives to oil and gas.
I suggested the transition needs to get moving much faster because other cold places are already using more new technology, and have been for awhile.
 
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This really should be in its own thread. How about moving it to one called “ Alternative energy for Canada” or so
I guess we should but real conversation doesn’t flow that way, especially when there’s only a handful of people discussing - that’s why threads usually get derailed. It’s not a deliberate attempt to derail them.
 

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There's a fundamental problem with wind and solar: You need lots and lots of wind turbines or panels to produce the same amount of energy as a steam turbine using any power source. That's why Ontario has 60% of its power coming from nukes, which are zero emission as far as CO2 is concerned. Hydro is good, too, but not every province has enough usable waterways and damming rivers creates environmental problems of its own. In the end, conservation is the best approach but widespread use of electric vehicles will eat up any energy savings from conservation pretty quickly. Which is why Honda and Toyota may be on the right track pushing fuel cells instead of plug-ins.
Does not every action have consequences as Newton stipulated? Consider what happened when my ancestors stopped burning seal blubber and such fresher olefins!
 

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In Newfoundland and Labrador's seven ridings we have seven Liberals declared, seven Conservatives declared, 4 Greens declared and the NDP and PPC tied with 2 declared.

I live in the Federal Electoral District of St. John's East. So far our three declared candidates are Jack Harris (NDP), Joedy Wall (CPC) and Nick Whalen (L). Whalen is the sitting MP and knocked off the NDP Incumbent in the 2015 Federal Election. In that election, the Liberals managed to swing 31% of the NDP's popular support in the riding to Whalen. Even so with a swing that dramatic Whalen only took the riding by 646 votes.

Whalen has since made some stupid comments which he has apologized for. It doesn't seem to be much of an issue at present.

Due to the lingering effects of Danny Williams (Then PC Premier) ABC campaign (Danny decided Stephen Harper was something of a liar and not to be trusted) the Conservative candidate in 2015 (Deanne Stapleton) captured 2, 938 votes placing a distant third with 6.55% of the votes cast in the riding. The Green Party candidate (David Anthony Peters) finished with 500 votes and the Communist Party of Canada candidate (Sean Burton) finished with 140 votes.

Because NL was wise enough to read the weather we developed our own Carbon Pricing Regime which allows the taxes collected to stay within the Province rather than the default regime which sends the taxes collected to Ottawa. While we are hoping to move away from fossil fuels we are still dependent upon oil for the time being.
 

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It would be interesting if seats were based purely on number of votes, but then the voting would have to go by party or leader. For every 100000 votes, or refused ballots another seat would be obtained. Would likely get more people out voting.
 

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Took this from daveberta -
Total nominated candidates in Alberta:
Animal Protection: 1/34
Christian Heritage: 10/34
Communist: 4/34
Conservative: 34/34
Liberal: 25/34
Libertarian 3/34
Green: 28/34
Marijuana: 0/34
Marxist-Leninist: 7/34
National Citizens Alliance: 1/34
New Democratic Party: 26/34
People’s Party: 34/34
Rhino Party: 4/34

I thought the Liberals would have been able to get a candidate in every riding by now.
 

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And ... NDP candidate has been nominated. Law student. Twitter deleted. Selfie taken in a locker room on facebook isn't. Not sure what the locker room is for, but a sink and lockers are in the photo - looks pretty bathroom-like. Maybe it is a place where pictures are allowed, but still not the best decision to have that out there IMO.
 
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Conservatives and People’s party have 34/34. :( The far right and far-far right are well covered in Alberta. It means they didn’t have enough people interested in running for the Liberals/ Greens/ and NDP there.
 

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Conservatives and People’s party have 34/34. :( The far right and far-far right are well covered in Alberta. It means they didn’t have enough people interested in running for the Liberals/ Greens/ and NDP there.
I think your sad face is misplaced.
2 parties with candidates in each riding is a good thing, the other parties need to put in more effort.
 

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I think your sad face is misplaced.
2 parties with candidates in each riding is a good thing, the other parties need to put in more effort.
I don't think she's sad that parties are covering all ridings. I think she's sad about which parties are covering all ridings.

Don't know the stats for Ontario right now. London ridings seem to be fully covered by the major parties and PPC at this point, at least based on the signs I'm seeing.
 

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Olszewski was singled out during Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's campaign stop in Edmonton on Thursday. The Edmonton lawyer introduced Trudeau and was highlighted in the leader's remarks to the crowd. Trudeau didn't mention incumbents Randy Boissonnault and Amarjeet Sohi.
An example of how Trudeau is out of touch. That municipal byelection with so many candidates? That occurred because Sohi switched from municipal to federal politics. He's done a great deal for the city, I was aware of who he was shortly after I moved here, when I was in a different riding. Sohi vs Lake would be tough. Both are seen and heard from in positive ways during non-campaign times. When there's a great person on your team, why not mention him when trying to gain support?
 

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Interesting. Actually, neither the Greens nor the NDP have a candidate in Elgin-Middlesex-London. It's traditionally a Conservative riding but that doesn't mean they shouldn't contest it.

And I see we now have a Communist in my riding. Not a party I'd ever vote for but glad to see a fringe party besides People's in my riding.
 

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Well, its got to be expensive to be a candidate, all the signs , running around, missing work. In our riding it just keeps switching between liberals and conservatives, so being Green or NDP candidate is kind of a frustrating adventure.
While the PC and the Liberal already were at my door, I haven’t heard a thing from the NDP or the Greens.
 

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How is it in Canada with funding? In Germany, parties that make it into the Parliament do get money , I believe according to the amount of votes they received.
 
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