Canada is it left-wing, right-wing or centralist country


View Poll Results: What is Canada's society make-up
Left-wing 10 32.26%
Right-Wing 3 9.68%
Centralist 13 41.94%
A dabble of everything. 5 16.13%
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Jersay
#1
Now I was wondering on another issue what Canada is. For most of its history it has had left-wing parties running it federally and provincially in most provinces. With small bouts of conservatism.

So is the Canadian population a left-wing society, a right-wing society or a centralist society, or doesn't even know how to decide?
 
Jay
+1
#2  Top Rated Post
I thought Ontario just recently went through a 40 year period of Conservative governments? I don't think all provinces have had left-wing parties running them.
 
Jersay
#3
Ontario appears to have, I don't know the dynamic of it from 1945-81 a Conservative government.

But that was Progressive Conservative.
 
Jay
#4
We still have the same old PCs we've always had.
 
Andem
Free Thinker
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

Ontario appears to have, I don't know the dynamic of it from 1945-81 a Conservative government.

But that was Progressive Conservative.

True, it was the PCs. I liked the PC governments that Ontario has had, but I would never vote someone like Steven Harper to run Ontario.. He'd probably create a separatist party for Ontario to join the US. Screw that
 
Jersay
#6
Quote:

We still have the same old PCs we've always had.

I think in name only, something changed in the Conservative party under Harris. He wasn't a Progressive by a long shot.
 
Jay
#7
I can't imagine we would ever join the US...Ontario just doesn't need to. If we were to separate, I'm sure we would go it alone. Besides...how could Ontario separate from Canada? We are Canada!!
 
Jay
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

Quote:

We still have the same old PCs we've always had.

I think in name only, something changed in the Conservative party under Harris. He wasn't a Progressive by a long shot.


Why?
 
I think not
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Jay

I can't imagine we would ever join the US...Ontario just doesn't need to. If we were to separate, I'm sure we would go it alone. Besides...how could Ontario separate from Canada? We are Canada!!

The center of the universe eh mate?
 
Jay
#10
You got that striaght!!

Maybe I'll let you come and visit it someday.... :P
 
Andem
Free Thinker
#11
I'd say internationally, Canada is more centrist. Compared to our southern neighbours, we're definately left-wing alright!
 
the caracal kid
#12
you are correct, andem.

i think canada tries to be a progressive country. Most of the country wishes to move forward, but we are held back a bit by the regressives amungst us (% of regressives dependent on the issue being discussed). We would be quite a but further along if we were not so heavily influenced by our neighbours to the south.
 
Jersay
#13
I thought what made up Canada was a union of Upper and Lower Canada and then in 1867

New Brunkswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec?
 
Jay
#14
That's it on paper, but in reality....
 
the caracal kid
#15
but in reality,

TO is the glue that holds canada together. Everybody outside of TO can agree to hate it and its "centre of the universe" attitude! tee-hee

(in all seriousness, i didn't realize that attitude existed until i spent some time there.)
 
wulfie68
No Party Affiliation
#16
Historically I always saw Canada as pretty much a centrist country until the 60s. It was under Trudeau that we veered sharply left and have been sliding further left ever since. Now we are more a socialist country than a capitalist one, in many ways, although many don't like to believe that. I don't think thats entirely a bad thing, but the centrist in me is wary of leaning too far one way or the other: the far left has brought as much, if not more misery to the world in the past century, as the far right.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#17
I still think most Canadians don't stand too far right or left of center.
 
Trotz
Bloc Québécois
#18
The French Republic and Soviet Union had Conservatives but these were not right-wing parties but those which stood to preserve the status quo (current state).

Steven Harper is in fact just preserving the state of things since Trudeau and his successors have left them in this country. Politics in this country will continue to be one sided until we get a nationalist or secular right party. Instead, monopolization of media and FPTP ensures that we get dwiddle-dee-dwiddle-dum choices of Liberal, NDP and Greens.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
#19
It all depends on how far back in Canadian history you go. Prior to the 1960s Canada was probably a more conservative society than the United States, at least as far as social legislation is concerned. Where Canada did beat the US was in its attitude toward racial minorities, but only just barely. However, that seemed to change after 1960 with the movement to the left in the USA and the election of successive Liberal governments in Canada. The counter-culture ideas in the US were copied in Canada and seemed to have more staying power here that in the US. Where the US swung back to the right with the election of Reagan, Canada remained left of centre in many of its policies in spite of the election of Mulroney. Several factors seem responsible for this. One was the US involvement in Vietnam and its antagonistic attitude toward the USSR. Another was the creation of medicare, an institution that has definitely defined Canada in the minds of many Canadians. And finally the election of successive left wing governments in Quebec seems to have forced left wing policies on all federal governments regardless of whether they are left or right of centre.
 
petros
#20
Canada is too big to label.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar SinisterView Post

It all depends on how far back in Canadian history you go. Prior to the 1960s Canada was probably a more conservative society than the United States, at least as far as social legislation is concerned. Where Canada did beat the US was in its attitude toward racial minorities, but only just barely. However, that seemed to change after 1960 with the movement to the left in the USA and the election of successive Liberal governments in Canada. The counter-culture ideas in the US were copied in Canada and seemed to have more staying power here that in the US. Where the US swung back to the right with the election of Reagan, Canada remained left of centre in many of its policies in spite of the election of Mulroney. Several factors seem responsible for this. One was the US involvement in Vietnam and its antagonistic attitude toward the USSR. Another was the creation of medicare, an institution that has definitely defined Canada in the minds of many Canadians. And finally the election of successive left wing governments in Quebec seems to have forced left wing policies on all federal governments regardless of whether they are left or right of centre.

Perhaps Canada is still more conservative than the U.S. - at least as far as handling finances are concerned.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Perhaps Canada is still more conservative than the U.S. - at least as far as handling finances are concerned.

How a country should be. Fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

How a country should be. Fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

Yep, that would be a perfect world, albeit a bit of an oxymoron. Where does the money come from to be socially liberal when you are financially conservative?
 
petros
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep, that would be a perfect world, albeit a bit of an oxymoron. Where does the money come from to be socially liberal when you are financially conservative?

Why do you need money to be "liberal"?
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Why do you need money to be "liberal"?

One definition of liberal = characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts:
 
mentalfloss
#26
Considering that the 'left' are actually centrist, the majority of the country is swung to the right just like the states.
 
DaSleeper
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by jlmView Post

one definition of liberal = characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts:of other people's money!

fify....
 
petros
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

One definition of liberal = characterized by generosity and willingness to give in large amounts:

Then you have a problem. It's been proven that there is no negative emotional response to sharing but there is when something is taken from you.
 
spilledthebeer
#29
Canada is confused as to what it is. And its that central core of NON-voters-the 55 plus percent of the population that dont bother to cast a ballot that are screwing things up! They are simply too apathetic to be either right or left. Of the 45 percent remaining-they break down into about one Consevative for each two LIE-berals and LIE-berals derive virtually all their support from a hugely costly civil service vote buying program and civil servants are neither left nor right-only greedy!. Other staunch LIE-beral supporters live on our native reserves which are places plagued by corruption,violence and substance abuse and natives dont care who is in power just so long as they send MORE MONEY to reserves! With the remainder of LIE-beral support coming from various immigrant groups who find life easier in Canada thanks to assorted costly LIE-beral social welfare programs. The racist loudmouths of Black LIves Matter would be forgotten in a heart beat if letf wing govt stopped giving them hand outs!

It is this grossly costly and hugely cynical LIE-beral vote buying that is breaking the economy and causing unrest and none of this is related to right or left politics. LIE-berals are simply arrogant and greedy and want money and power and see costly vote buying schemes as the easy route to what they want-regardless of what it does to the country in the long term.

As for Our brainless Boy Justin-he IS TRULY a left wing nutbar just like his father Pierre-and just like Pierre, Justin has lied to and mis-represented himself to LIE-beral party and to Cdn voters. This is why Our brainless Boy is on the road to breaking ALL his election promises-they were nothing but a wildly irresponsible means to an end-the gaining of power! Our Pet-Pierre is on written record stating that the war against Nazi Germany was "British Imperialism"! Our Pet also made fiery speeches denouncing "Canadian Imperialism" for joining the war against Hitler-all this and more damning evidence of the truly vile political beliefs of Our Pet can be found in the Max and Monique Nemni biography of Pierre Trudeau.

Sacha Trudeau-brother of our idiot prime minister is on record praising bloody handed dictator Fidel Castro in the most sickening, fawning and servile tones in his "love letter to Castro. The Sacha love letter was printed-with a straight face and serious intent- in the Toronto (RED) Star newspaper and then picked up and mocked relentlessly in National Post paper! Brother Sacha fancies himself as a film maker and has lent his time and somewhat famous name to Iranian propaganda makers producing anti Israel and anti Yankee propaganda films.

Our silly Boy Justin has spoken of his admiration of the Red Chinese govt-that same govt praised by father Pierre for murdering thirty million Chinese because they had awkward political views and the vile details can be found in the PIerre Trudeau book "Two Innocents in Red China" ! Basically the book is an homage to all things communist-as befits a writer of the Trudeau stature who was a life long supporter of Dictator Joeseph Stalin! With a family background of this sort it is no wonder that our foolish prime minister keeps on blurting out stupid things-he keeps slipping up and reveals his true self but LIE-beral supporters dont care-just so long as they get more gravy!

But not to worry-the Cdn confusion is ending! That fifty five percent of Cdns have been so heavily pillaged by mad LIE-beral tax and spend insanity that the next provincial and federal elections may be a huge wake up call for LIE-beral politicians. LIE-berals live in terror of the 55 percent and LIE-berals dont want to think about how frustrated Ontari-owe voters gave Conservative Mike Harris the biggest majority ever awarded to an Ontari-owe premier. Nor do LIE-berals wish to discuss wild man Toronto mayor Rob Ford-when he was elected mayor, the voter turn out JUMPED UP by nearly fifty percent!

From this we see that most Cdns are neither right nor left but rather-they are on the side of logic and fiscal responsibility. Who will be the next premier of Ontari-owe after the election in 2018? Who knows but there is already good reason to expect that LIE-berals will NOT enjoy a majority govt next time around!

As for federal govt-the Trudope LIE-berals are hated and scorned in many places but they may yet buy their way through another election. The Conservative Party is having another of its recurring identity crisises-trying to decide whether to be frugal and responsible and fiscally logical in the Mike Harris, Stephen Harper, Preston Manning, Rob Ford fashion or whether they should commit political suicide by turning towards policies that can be described as LIE-beral Light! Sadly, the LIE-beral Light version espoused by Red Tories in the Conservative Party is doomed to failure as Cdns want a CLEAR CHOICE at election time-the sort of choice they got when electing Rob Ford and Mike Harris! LIE-beral Light does not appeal to moderate Cdn voters because of the idiot taxes they will have to pay-such taxes will be less than what true LIE-berals will demand but more than what Conservatives will seek. And certainly LIE-beral Light does not appeal to greedy civil service Hogs and allies as there isnt enough gravy for them with LIE-beral Light! LIE-beral Light policies are DOOMED to fail and our left wing LIE-beral loving media is therefore pushing such nonsense heavily!

Ontari-owe LIE-berals-with their FIVE speparate police investigations, their vile "green energy" scam, their carbon crap and trade scam modeled on the disgraced European model with its bribery, corruption and stock market scams shared by thieving stock traders and organized crime bosses-is quickly persuading a LOT of Cdns that maybe they MUST vote in the next election!




Quote: Originally Posted by JersayView Post

Now I was wondering on another issue what Canada is. For most of its history it has had left-wing parties running it federally and provincially in most provinces. With small bouts of conservatism.

So is the Canadian population a left-wing society, a right-wing society or a centralist society, or doesn't even know how to decide?

The so called Conservative govt of Bill Davis was dominated by Red Tories-members of the Conservative Party that would be just as happy within the more right wing side of the LIE-beral Party. We only have to look at the remarks of former prime minister and federal Conservative party leader Joe Clark: when Preston Manning and his Reform Party joined with federal Conservatives-after Clark had been dumped a leader, Clark foolishly stated that all "true" Conservatives should now join the LIE-beral Party-a clear and logical proof of why Clark was a one term wonder with a minority govt-and a SHORT term at that!

Red Tories are like LIE-berals in that they are looking for a quick way to BUY power. Problem is the LIE-berals have already co-opted all the more opinionated and greedy Cdn groups-civil servants, natives on reserves, and immigrant groups. If Conservatives want electoral power they must find ways to draw out that 55 percent of Cdns who NEVER vote!

Quote: Originally Posted by JersayView Post

Ontario appears to have, I don't know the dynamic of it from 1945-81 a Conservative government.

But that was Progressive Conservative.

 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeerView Post

Canada is confused as to what it is. And its that central core of NON-voters-the 55 plus percent of the population that dont bother to cast a ballot that are screwing things up! They are simply too apathetic to be either right or left. Of the 45 percent remaining-they break down into about one Consevative for each two LIE-berals and LIE-berals derive virtually all their support from a hugely costly civil service vote buying program and civil servants are neither left nor right-only greedy!. Other staunch LIE-beral supporters live on our native reserves which are places plagued by corruption,violence and substance abuse and natives dont care who is in power just so long as they send MORE MONEY to reserves! With the remainder of LIE-beral support coming from various immigrant groups who find life easier in Canada thanks to assorted costly LIE-beral social welfare programs. The racist loudmouths of Black LIves Matter would be forgotten in a heart beat if letf wing govt stopped giving them hand outs!
It is this grossly costly and hugely cynical LIE-beral vote buying that is breaking the economy and causing unrest and none of this is related to right or left politics. LIE-berals are simply arrogant and greedy and want money and power and see costly vote buying schemes as the easy route to what they want-regardless of what it does to the country in the long term.
As for Our brainless Boy Justin-he IS TRULY a left wing nutbar just like his father...

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