Who to vote for in Canadian federal election in 2019?


Liberalman
Free Thinker
#1
Who to vote for in Canadian federal election in 2019? It's that time again to start thinking about who to vote for so you can make an informed decision at the voting booth. There are three main political parties Liberal, Conservative and NDP and a whole bunch of fringe parties. What are the changes you want to see and which political party can accomplish that? What do you think?
 
Walter
+1
#2
Conservative is the only sane choice for those who want a less intrusive gubmint.
 
mentalfloss
#3
Anything but Conservative.


Think about it.


Walter votes for those guys.



Serious answer: They're all okay this time around.
Last edited by mentalfloss; Aug 26th, 2018 at 06:58 AM..
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#4
Vote the opposite of someone who is wrong all the time...like Mental Floss.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#5
Too early to decide. I think it likely safe to say I would be unlikely to support True-dope.
 
MHz
#6
Independent who runs on the platform that Canada does not need both a Federal Government and a Provincial one. In addition to pushing referendum voting only as well as all the Ministers are voted in by that process and they run those departments and the men the PM chooses are the way he co-ordinates with them.

Looks like I won't be voting again as all parties tow the line they are told to, might as well vote a bank in rather than a person.
 
petros
+2
#7
Scheer is my MP.
 
justlooking
+1
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Scheer is my MP.


my condolences.
 
petros
+3
#9  Top Rated Post
To the NDP who lost a "safe seat" to Scheer in a landslide?

After 50 years why are they still "New" Democrats?
 
JamesBondo
+2
#10
I've always said that I would be willing to vote for Trudeau if he did a good job in his first term. So far, he hasn't won me over.
 
mentalfloss
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

To the NDP who lost a "safe seat" to Scheer in a landslide?

After 50 years why are they still "New" Democrats?

After 150 why are they still Conservatives?
 
petros
+1
#12
Are they new?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#13
More food for thought if one is thinking voting Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc broke conflict of interest rules by approving lucrative surf clam license to wife’s cousin

Quote:

Former fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc broke conflict of interest rules earlier this year by awarding a lucrative license to fish for Arctic surf clams to a company that was set to be run by his wife's cousin.
In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said the plan to award the contract violated the section of the Conflict of Interest Act that bars public office holders from making decisions that would place them in a conflict as well as the section requiring officials to recuse themselves from such matters.
"A first cousin of Mr. LeBlanc's spouse, Mr. Gilles Thériault, could have benefitted financially from an Arctic surf clam licence being awarded to the Five Nations Clam Company," Dion said. "Mr. Thériault would have served as the company's general manager if the process to grant it the licence had been completed."
Dion said that the decision by LeBlanc to pursue issuing the license -- which was announced in February 2018 -- "provided an opportunity to further Mr. Thériault's private interests."

 
Durry
+2
#14
Conservative vs Liberal


If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him..

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A liberal will delete it because he or she is "offended."
 
White_Unifier
#15
I'll wait to meet my local candidates.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

More food for thought if one is thinking voting Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc broke conflict of interest rules by approving lucrative surf clam license to wife’s cousin

And this idiot is my MP.

Right now, as with the provincial election here in NB, no one seems really worth voting for. Hoping it changes soon but I'm not going to hold my breath.
 
WLDB
No Party Affiliation
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesBondo View Post

I've always said that I would be willing to vote for Trudeau if he did a good job in his first term. So far, he hasn't won me over.


Same. I didn’t vote for him in 2015 but was open to potentially doing so in 2019 depending on what he did. After less than a year I knew I wouldn’t be voting for him in 2019. My current MP is Catherine McKenna. I was really surprised when she won’t and sadly I think she has a good chance of winning again next year. Won’t be with my vote though.
 
WLDB
No Party Affiliation
+2
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

Conservative vs Liberal
If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him..
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A liberal will delete it because he or she is "offended."


What a BS false dichotomy. There are far more than two positions on every issue.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

Conservative vs Liberal


If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him..

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A liberal will delete it because he or she is "offended."


And if a person is truly conservative he posts the sort of utter nonsense you do.
 
Hoof Hearted
+1
#20


Flameout talkin here...!!

That gnarly J.T. just legalized Mary Jane baby!! I haven't worked since Mr. Clean had hair, but this dude is gettin my vote fer sure!!

A chicken in every pot? Forget that, man...a Spliff in every pot!!!

Chya!!
 
Nick Danger
+1
#21
I watch the current barrage of "Ain't I a great guy?" TV commercials being mounted by Mr. Scheer and I think "Could this guy come across as any less sincere?"



I'd like to hear/see what a government is actually going to do/is doing for my country. You can keep your partisan rhetoric, it's just a deflection.
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
+1
#22
I'll vote for anyone who firmly believes that the govt is supposed to work for us, not the other way around. So far, I'm not seeing that trait in any of the candidates.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

I'll vote for anyone who firmly believes that the govt is supposed to work for us, not the other way around. So far, I'm not seeing that trait in any of the candidates.

Perhaps Mad Max , not sure if he is a candidate yet .
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Perhaps Mad Max , not sure if he is a candidate yet .

All that would do is split the Conservative vote, almost ensuring a Trudeau win.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

All that would do is split the Conservative vote, almost ensuring a Trudeau win.

Possibly true , I was not endorsing him , simply stating that his official positions might have the government working for the people . Notice the. Might .
 
White_Unifier
#26
I'll vote for my best local candidate. If the party leaders were all running in my riding, I might lean towards Mad Max.
 
White_Unifier
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Conservative is the only sane choice for those who want a less intrusive gubmint.

Why do you so favour protectionism? Why do you so oppose free markets?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#28
You don't like Canadians working for a living wage?
 
White_Unifier
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

You don't like Canadians working for a living wage?

Raising nominal wages in the midst of inflation and high interest rates does not constitute raising real wages. Nominal wages are just numbers on fiat currency. If we truly want to raise real wages, then invest more in universal compulsory education and trades and professional education for the unemployed, the under-employed, and the underpaid so as to increase their productivity.

While protectionism may raise wages for the protected classes, it pushes prices up and so raises their wages to everyone else's harm. we don't build Canada by pitting businesses against consumers, we do so by educating the poor so as to raise productivity and by seeking efficiencies including international economies of scale.

The problem I see is that all the major parties are too focused on raising nominal wages while ignoring that that accomplishes nothing and that what we really need to do is to improve efficiencies so as to reduce the real cost of living.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#30
So I get it reduce our wage because it is just a number on a piece of paper to be competitive with a foreign countries number on a piece of paper no real change OK gotcha