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The need to vote strategically

We can only hope that Stephen Harper's coalition scare tactic will backfire, as it is likely that he is the one most worried that the majority of Canadians might see a coalition as a better choice than his jets, prisons and corporate tax cuts. Most other multi-party, parliamentary countries have coalition governments that serve their population very well, and it would be great to see political parties working together for the good of this country. Since Canada lacks a tradition of coalition governments, the only way for the majority of Canadians to ensure the next government best represents their issues is to vote for the candidate that has the best chance of winning.

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Canadian Astroturfing, 2011 Edition

Craigslist advert seeks jolly right-wing trolls to help conservative message during election campaign

Trolltastic! Calling all rightwing trolls! This afternoon a jobs vacancy advertisement appeared on the Toronto version of Craigslist....


It comes from an unnamed social media company seeking neo-con news junkies to "help balance the left-wing bias of the major media outlets" by writing attack responses to comments, forums, Facebook and more. Ability to use humour, sarcasm and personal insults are considered a definite bonus.

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What percentage of Canadians won't vote this time?

I look forward with great interest to see the percentage of the Canadian population that will choose to vote, or more accurately, the percentage that will prefer to stay home.

My hunch is that with another election in so few years there is a very real chance non-turnout will only increase again.

I myself will not vote; none of the parties have communicated a platform that inspires me.

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Count Iggula takes the fight to New Democrats

No wonder it seems the Conservatives are headed for a majority; the Liberals are too busy taking on the NDP to worry about Harper:

Help Ignatieff find Tories


Ignatieff's itininerary for the first three days of the campaign:

Day 1: Ottawa Centre (NDP)

Day 2: Outremont (NDP), Ahuntsic (BQ)

Day 3: Trinity-Spadina (NDP)


Jack's Itinerary:

Day 1: Edmonton Centre (CON)

Day 2: Surrey North (CON)

Day 3: Palliser (CON), Regina-Qu'Appelle (CON)


If I hear another Liberal admonish the NDP for "helping Harper" I think I will lose it!


Big Rally with Jack Layton in Toronto

Mar 30, 2011
Wychwood Barn
601 Christie St
M6G 4C7 Toronto
43° 40' 46.92" N, 79° 25' 26.76" W
Rally in Toronto with Jack Layton, Peggy Nash, Andrew Cash and the GTA New Democrat team.
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Reject the election. Don’t mark your ballot!

Canadians go to the polls, again.

Are you a disaffected and angry voter? Planning to pass on election day? Unwilling to play ‘party games' again? Shouldn't an election be about hope and renewal?

There is one alternative. Reject your ballot on election day! Make the election a referendum on our political system!!

It is hard for people to express dissatisfaction with our politics other than not voting. But not voting does nothing to fix our political system.

In the 2008 federal election 94,733 ballots were reported as rejected. A Rejected Ballot is one that cannot be counted because it is improperly marked. The easiest way is to make no mark or select two or more choices. Elections Canada reports the number of Rejected Ballots.


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