Orange Surge Sweeping Across Canada. EKOS POLL Pegs NDP with 98 Seats – April 28, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Orange Surge Sweeping Across Canada.  EKOS POLL Pegs NDP with 98 Seats – April 28, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Prime Minister Layton?   In September of 2009 Mr. Layton took time from his day and granted an interview to a newbie Online newspaper.   I’m sure he had much better things to do, but he gave us a shot and it was an amazing interview.

I was truly amazed at how different he was chatting on the phone than from his public persona; not that he has a bad public persona, but without lights and a microphone I think he was able to be a bit more himself.

As a rookie it was a coup for us and of course Mr. Harper and Mr. Ignatieff could not ever find time (Mr. Ignatieff had four shots to give me or one of our team a few minutes including his visit to Cornwall) It also gave me a brief insight to how Mr. Layton has become so popular.

No “Cone of Silence”  no walls; no cold faced psychophants with ties too tight controlling media questions to the point of neutering us.

One of the things he was most proud of was that each election he led his party the seat total rose.  Now Mr. Layton is on the precipice of the biggest seat total in NDP history.

If you have watched his leadership as well he hasn’t gripped his team on short leashes the way Mr. Harper has either.  He’s allowed people like Outremont MP Thomas Mulcair to weave their magic, and he’s opened the doors for Canadians to see that Quebecer’s really are a part of Canada and proud of their Canadian heritage.

The Orange surge has bull dozed Quebec according to the polls; a slap at the Bloc who recently wheeled out Jacques Kevorkian Parizeau to all but finish them in the province if the polls pan out.

Speaking of which here is the latest from EKOS.

courtesy of EKOS

While growing up my father always told me that in Quebec people usually sit back and then vote for the winning government.  It’s as though they have a gene and instinctively know how to vote whether it be for Pierre Trudeau or Brian Mulroney, or Jean Chretien.

According to the numbers released by Frank Graves it looks like Quebec has given the nod to Thomas Mulcair and his leader Jack Layton, and that Canada seems to be following.

There’s a Chinese curse about living in interesting times.    May 2, Canadians get to make their choice, and things sure won’t be boring in this election.

What do you think Canada?  You can post your comments below.

Moustache Joes

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Kevin Joseph
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Another one to watch is the Desnethe-Missinippi- Churchill River riding of northern Saskatchewan. One of the largest in area, the NDP candidate Lawrence Joseph is getting huge numbers out to vote for the first time. Not to mention he has already secured support from both Liberals and people who voted Conservative in the last election. Historically, no candidate has held this riding for two consecutive election cycles. Party affiliation has little meaning in this riding. The polls say Conservative, but they are polling the towns which always vote conservative. They are not contacting the aboriginal community which makes up 65%… Read more »
ed
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the harper curse is coming to an end !

Scott
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Hello NDP. Goodbye economy.

Diane Marshall
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Sitting on the edge of my chair. As long as Harper does not get a majority, I will be happy, He has already told reporter’s he will not play with an NDP opposition. Poor baby was never taught to share his toys! 🙂

Jamie Labonte
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Only one poll that counts. You all know which one that is.

Yannick Poirier
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Prime Minister Layton still needs either the conservatives in Ontario to switch votes or the liberals to prop him up – something easier said than done.

left-or-right
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Not to mention the nasty “C” word, but if these seat projections hold true and if the Conservatives don’t show a spirit of cooperation in the next parliament, there could be a coalition just large enough to form a majority government which would not even involve the Bloc. Makes for some interesting politics in Canada’s future! “Where no Canadian has gone before”…lol…sorry for the cheesy Star Trek reference.

willie191
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Hello Mario Leclerc, goodbye Stephen Harper

Furtz
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What a sweet relief it would be if Harper gets yet another minority and is replaced by someone with sense of fairness and morals. Layton will make a fine leader of the Official Opposition. The Libs have had over five years as Official Opposition, and they didn’t do their job.

wevers
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I would feel a tremendous relief if Harper got his due, Canada can not afford another assault on its cultural and civil society by the barbarians. I am a older person and economically OK, but I have worked hard for a better political future for our young. I tryly wish the younger people would come out and vote, it is their future, and I trust they will make a good choice.

Let’s paint the country red and orange.

Cornwall Harry
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Willie, wake up and smell the coffee

Gary Beyer
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I find it quite interesting that the Canadian Voters may be waking to the fact that Government is not only about sound fiscal management, but it is also about doing what is not only best but what is right by and for the people being governed. I have noticed through several Federal and Provincial administrations, that the Right Wing Parties always say they are better at managing economies but consistantly prove themselves wrong. At the sam time the Center andLeft is said to not be able to manage a penut stand, but consistantly not only balance budgets and start to… Read more »
SSDD
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As long as the Bloc is not there- I (social liberal, fiscal centrict) am all for a NDP-LPS coalition. Happy to live in interesting times. Just dopn’t (please don’t) mess with the mines and oilsands, ok?
Abolishing the Senate, free trade with Asia/Russia/EU, legalization of pot/ euthanasia/ prostitution, National daycare– all these wonderful things can now come into being !

swerhone
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A Jack Layton win would be a total disaster for the country. The first thing the idiot will do is shut down the only economic engine the country has right now in this recession, the oilsands. Then he will cripple big business with higher taxes. And then top it off with multi-billion dollar social spending programs. Harper is correct. It will take generations to recover from an NDP victory. Hopefully the wave has crested and Canadians will regain their senses before Monday.

PJ Robertson
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Excellent posts in from Furtz, wevers, and Gary Beyer. Let’s hope Canadians share their good sense next Monday.

Bob
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If the NDP comes 2nd then the coalition is dead because the Liberals insider attitude (i.e.their divine right to govern.) will prevent them from joining with a NDP led P.M. & Government. Both parties will have to learn to tolerate a Conservative Government for a couple of years. Maybe by then there will be some new leadership faces on the scene and we will get out of this minority government quagmire.

Furtz
Member

How many courics does Stephen Harper Weigh?

GEF
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It truly is amazing how Harper can come across acting as if he actually cares about Canadians. It is also amazing how Canadians can somehow believe that he is doing what is good for them. Some basic facts that are undeniable: he says he will commit to the health care accord, well he has to it was made law. Harper said he would not TAX income trusts- he did much to the detriment to seniors hard earn savings that Harper said he would protect. Harper has appointed more senators in one case 18 of them when he said Senate reform… Read more »
willie191
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Stan, Every morning lately I have been smelling Coffey’s Coffee, and I liked it, hehe.

Furtz
Member

The more polls I read, especially from Quebec, the more it looks like we’ll have another Reformatory minority. If this comes to pass, Harper will be quitting politics to “spend more time with his wife and kids” and join Mike Harris and Preston Manning at the Fraser Institute. We can dream, can’t we?

Reg
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God bless you Willie.

Diane Marshall
Guest

Already has bought a “sympathy” card to send to Harper! 🙂 I am soooo tired of him telling people what Canadians want, he has never been close to knowing what we want, living in a fantasy world all of his own. Harper cannot play nice with others, he made his point. 🙂

Paul
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Scott and others who drink the Conservative and Liberal Cool-Aid
Please take a read of this article
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/04/27/cv-election-vp-byers.html#
(Roy Romanow was not mentioned)
also do a google search about
“Corporate Welfare”
“Iceland deregulation”
“Roy Romanow”
hopefully these articles and searches will calm you down about an NDP government

Thanks and have a great day to all Canadians

Furtz
Guest

I agree Diane. Most people are fed up with the nasty personal attacks that Harper relies on to quell dissent. It’s looking like the Reformatories are toast with their dream of grabbing absolute power. Let’s hope that saner minds prevail.

Paul
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just want to clarify my last comment
My reference to “Corporation Welfare” and “Iceland deregulation” were to show what the right wing politics of the world have acheived

you can also google “trickle down economics” which will turn a Very Rich country like Canada into a country that 5% of the population controls 95% of the economy, sort of like some of the countries that have had public revolts recently…..comprende?

and to end
Does anyone know what the debt of Canada has risen to since Harper took over?
well read this then
http://mikewatkins.ca/2009/10/08/canada-sinking-under-harpers-debt/
and some say that the NDP are Money Mad……interesting indeed

Furtz
Member

It’s interesting that Cons believe that Bob Rae was personally responsible for the downturn of the American economy in the early nineties that caused the recession in Ontario. They also believe that Mike Harris turned the American economy around, which brought Ontario out of the recession.

Jerry
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I also drink Coffey’s Coffee every morning. If Canadians deny Harper his majority, the coffee will taste even better on Tuesday morning. If Bernadette Clement wins locally, I might even spice up my coffee on Tuesday morning. Get out and vote.

smee
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GEF I like the link you provided. Thank you!! I suggest you read “The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order” written by Michael Chossudovsky. It explains in more detail what the video is all about. Too it shows that this economic occurrence is not new. The same scenario was faced by ancient civilizations such as Rome and Egypt. It seems to be an unstoppable economic balancing act. The person in the YouTube clip has found a way to point the finger at Harper to suit his agenda, this whole mess is bigger then Harper. We can do the… Read more »
Reg
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God Bless you too Jerry.

Paul
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Good day to All, Smee, your comment is very apprapo. I believe that is is not so much Stephen Harper to blame but the idealogies that his “Reform” party follow. (his is NOT like your parents PC Party) . This recent shift started by Reagan with his “Trickle Down Economics” push. What the average person does not want to realise is that if we reducde the size of government and shift wealth to majot corporations, eventually we will end up with a country that has no way to build up or fix infrastructures because Tax had been reduced. Then we… Read more »
Steel Toe Al and Ham Fist Steve
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willie191
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Harper supports opposition coalition TVO 1997
http://www.youtube.com

Paul
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Willie191, this is the link that you are looking for
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkdXycwDUxA
it is 6 of one and 1/2 a dozen of the other
In other words the, spirit of a coalition was there for Stevy
Teflon Steve is doing his magic
the people of Canada WILL come to their senses
Spread the word and get out and Vote

Stan
Member

Say what you want right down to the last minute…..it ain’t gonna help anything. Things happen in their natural order.

willie191
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Harper supports opposition coalition TVO 1997
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkF4NC5nU

The other link isn’t working.

Furtz
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As a devout Pastafarian, my prayer to the Flying Spaghetti Monster regarding the federal election tomorrow, goes as follows. Please, Oh Noodly One, Have Stephen Harper and his Reformatories, win a diminished minority, giving Mr Harper the opportunity to do the following: Quit politics so he has can spend more time with his wife and kids, be born-again a few more times, and join his soul-mates at the Fraser Institute. And Please, Oh Noodly One, unlock the door of Stornoway for Jack. As an old Dipper, I’m almost walking funny at the thought of that idea! As for the Liberals,… Read more »
smee
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Paul The infrastructure changes have little to do with corporate taxes, they are primarily from the general public paying taxes. The idea was to give corporations a break in hopes it would trickle down to business practices and employees, but we can see the results. It is an unfortunate scenarion as once the ball starts down the gutter it is too difficult to lift it back out with out penalty. The small minds of people are quite prominent, Harper like so many politicians this day and times are merely pawns for a entittes such the IMF, IFI’s the world banks.… Read more »
Furtz
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Hey smee, If you ever decide to have two oars in the water, I’ll sell you the one you’re missing really cheap. Small minds, fueled by large cravats of wine seem to be everywhere these days. Looking forward to tomorrow evening.

Paul
Guest

Hello Everybody,
I hope we all end up happy tomorrow night
election results or vino induced 🙂
Get out and Vote

Paul
Guest

hey Admin,
Furtz seems to be the bartender here tonight and the biggest customer
Pastafarian…………….LOL
Shit…….. Canadians can be very funny at times

Furtz
Member

OK, I’ll admit I broke into my case of Dead Frog lager last evening.
http://www.deadfrogbrewery.com/

Furtz
Member

I hope the Con’s bogus telephone scam doesn’t succeed. Either way, I hope these bastards are tracked down and prosecuted. How low can they get?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/messages-provide-false-polling-station-info/article2007127/

Paul
Guest

Good work Reform-a-Tories
Better Job Jack
we’ll see how it goes in 4 to 5 years
till then People, stay involved

tnpreacher555
Member

“As a devout Pastafarian, my prayer to the Flying Spaghetti Monster regarding the federal election tomorrow, goes as follows”. I guess Furtz, your god is to busy to answer your prayer!

1Ki 18:27 At noon, Elijah began making fun of them. “Pray louder!” he said. “Baal must be a god. Maybe he’s day-dreaming or using the toilet or traveling somewhere. Or maybe he’s asleep, and you have to wake him up.”

Furtz
Member

Yup. The Flying Spaghetti Monster let me down big time. I’ll have a few stern words with Him.