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In Canada at least. Apparently, they are heavily expecting Harper to lose (which is just sad)...and some guy named Trudeau to become PM. I am proud that our northern neighbors have not fallen into the trap that the US often goes into with political dynasties. This Trudeau fella seems like a self-made man who has done it all on his own.

My only knowledge of the race was the epic campaign commercials I saw while on holiday on PEI last July so that was fun. Apparently, per the commercials, Trudeau is young, likes legalized pot and has good hair or something.

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Harper better lose. 10 years of his being PM is way too long. Mulcair just bothers me - maybe it's the way that, during the debates, he would always look into the camera, no matter who was talking. It was almost like he wouldn't acknowledge the other leaders. I don't understand why Duceppe came back. He retired, and yet because the Bloc didn't have a leader, he chose to come back, which i really don't understand.

And yeah, Trudeau has great hair. Ergo, he should win.
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At this point, anyone would be better than Harper.

And all elected government officials should be chosen by how handsome they are, and great hair is a large part of that.
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Can't the Canadians simply elect Trump, or do they also have such a silly "you must (not) be born in Hawaii" type rule?
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At this point, anyone would be better than Harper.

And all elected government officials should be chosen by how handsome they are, and great hair is a large part of that.
But the Conservative commercials told me he's just not ready?!?

They wouldn't lie!
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Can't the Canadians simply elect Trump, or do they also have such a silly "you must (not) be born in Hawaii" type rule?
No, but we do have a rule as I just learned from John Olivers LWT, that no one who is not Canadian is allowed to incite Canadians to either vote or not vote, and can be subject to a penalty of either a $5,000 fine, or 6 months jail time, or both.

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Which hair would you prefer? Trudeau's? Or Trump's?
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No, but we do have a rule as I just learned from John Olivers LWT, that no one who is not Canadian is allowed to incite Canadians to either vote or not vote, and can be subject to a penalty of either a $5,000 fine, or 6 months jail time, or both.

Which is hilarious
Isn't your election committee or whatever you call it not allowed to incite Canadians to vote? One of my Canadian friends has been posting about that on Facebook for months. "Since they aren't allowed to remind you to vote, I will!"
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But who do you vote for when you don't like any of the (incompetent) candidates?
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The Liberals since they're the closest to center (and there's also Justin's hair).
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The Liberals since they're the closest to center (and there's also Justin's hair).
Looks like things are going well for the Liberals so far.

It is somewhat sad from an outsider's perspective that Canada can split the vote between two left of center parties and still stand a good chance of beating the right - even if, as during the past decade, not always. If we had both Hillary and Bernie running as two separate parties against the Republicans, the right would be both ecstatic and guaranteed a victory. It is somewhat amusing that Canada has the same issue in its plains as we do in ours. Although I've never gotten the impression that Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Alberta are anywhere near as hillbilly or biblethumpy as all of our south and prairies.

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CBC is already projecting a Liberal government.

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Looks like things are going well for the Liberals so far.
Only 14 seats from an outright majority. Yay Canada.
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Now... The question that is on everybody's mind: can I finally get into the military? XD
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Looks like it's done. And Harper is resigning altogether.
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Now... The question that is on everybody's mind: can I finally get into the military? XD
More important question: just how awesome was that Star Wars trailer? This will rival the Matrix for most times watched in the theater.

Oh, and the Jays won...yay...I suppose.

Additionally, ding dong the witch is dead.

As for the plains being bastions of Conservative thought, well, lots of rural/agrarian types...and oil to boot in Alberta. They don't have Bible belt levels of zealotry, but they are probably more religious than the other parts of the country.
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My only major disappointment with the Liberal platform is that they aren't planning to scrap bill C-51. Otherwise I am pleased, and just forever thankful the Conservatives are no longer running the country.

I feel like for the first few terms of Harper's leadership he was held in check by virtue of a minority government, and we as a country didn't really understand what he was capable of. But with the past 4 years of majority rule his true platform was revealed: and boy was it un-Canadian! Environmental protections erased, racism encouraged, refugees abandoned, citizen rights eroded, the CBC gutted, First Nation issues ignored, Scientists muzzled... the list goes on and on. Big sigh of relief that he is gone and that some of the damage can hopefully be reversed. Trudeau has promised to reverse most of it (except for bill C-51), and I am hopeful he will. He has majority, so no excuses Justin
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Are all male Canadians nowadays called "Justin"?
There's Bieber, Trudeau, and I wouldn't know of any counter-examples.
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My only major disappointment with the Liberal platform is that they aren't planning to scrap bill C-51. Otherwise I am pleased, and just forever thankful the Conservatives are no longer running the country.

I feel like for the first few terms of Harper's leadership he was held in check by virtue of a minority government, and we as a country didn't really understand what he was capable of. But with the past 4 years of majority rule his true platform was revealed: and boy was it un-Canadian! Environmental protections erased, racism encouraged, refugees abandoned, citizen rights eroded, the CBC gutted, First Nation issues ignored, Scientists muzzled... the list goes on and on. Big sigh of relief that he is gone and that some of the damage can hopefully be reversed. Trudeau has promised to reverse most of it (except for bill C-51), and I am hopeful he will. He has majority, so no excuses Justin
I don't have any hope this stuff will change because Politicians never seem to make things better... but I can't imagine it getting any worse than it was with Harper
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