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October 2015

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  • user warning: Table './edadmin_drpl1/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<h1>First (and second) thoughts on the election of Trudeau II</h1>\n<table cellpadding=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\" width=\"300\" align=\"left\" style=\"margin: 5px 8px; float: left;\">\n<tr>\n<td style=\"padding:0px;\"><img src=\"http://ed-rex.com/sites/default/files/2013_06/trudeau_I_speaks_0.jpg\" alt=\"Image: Detail from screenshot of Prime Minister elect Justin Trudeau speaking on October 20 2015. Video by Canadian Press via National Post.\" title=\"No to war on ISIS?\" /><small><strong></strong></small></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n<p><span style=\"font-variant: small-caps;\"><strong><small>October 21, 2015, OTTAWA &mdash; </small></strong></span> The election of 2015 (or <a href=\"https://twitter.com/search?q=Elexn42&amp;src=typd\" target=\"_blank\"><em>#Elexn42</em></a> as it was known on <a href=\"https://twitter.com/ed_rex\" target=\"_blank\">Twitter</a>) has come and gone.</p>\n<p>Personally, the results were an emotional roller-coaster. I was working when the results &mdash; a clean sweep for the Liberals, 32 out of 32 seats &mdash; came in from Atlantic Canada, so I was intellectually prepared for what was to come.</p>\n<p>But emotionally? Not so much.</p>\n<p>By the time the night was done, and the extent of the Liberal victory and the NDP\'s crushing defeat was laid bare on my father\'s ancient television screen, I was torn between rage and despair.</p>\n<p>I couldn\'t even take any pleasure in knowing that Steven Harper\'s hate-filled and hate-fuelled regime had gone down to defeat. \"Ding-dong! the witch is dead!\" one of my fellow election watchers crowed, but I felt no joy, only a dread that Canadians had traded a nakedly brutal thug in thrall to the One Percent to a soft-spoken and smiling lisper who would make us <em>enjoy</em> the ongoing dismantling of liberty and democracy.</p>\n<p>24 hours later? My sober first thoughts live behind the link: <a href=\"/fact/election42\" target=\"_blank\">My <em>schadenfreude</em>, where it at?</a></p>\n<p>_______</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<div id=\"fb-root\"></div>\n<script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = \"//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3\"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, \'script\', \'facebook-jssdk\'));</script><div class=\"fb-post\" data-href=\"https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153598849700726&amp;set=a.10153568174435726.1073741843.610230725&amp;type=3\" data-width=\"500\">\n<div class=\"fb-xfbml-parse-ignore\">\n<blockquote cite=\"https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153598849700726&amp;set=a.10153568174435726.1073741843.610230725&amp;type=3\">\n<p>Vote NDP to STOP Bill C-51, TPP, and HARPERVote NDP to Prevent more Lies &amp; Liberal ScandalsVote NDP to Build the Country of our Dreams</p>\n<p>Posted by <a href=\"https://www.facebook.com/stuartmeistersbarr\">Stuart Meisters</a> on&nbsp;<a href=\"https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153598849700726&amp;set=a.10153568174435726.1073741843.610230725&amp;type=3\">Sunday, 18 October 2015</a></p></blockquote>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>_______</p>\n<h1><em>The election cometh ...</em></h1>\n<h3><big><big>Don\'t be fooled!</big></big></h3>\n<h3><big><big>The Liberals have never been \'progressive\'</big></big></h3>\n<h3><big><big>Vote NDP (or even Green) on October 19th!</big></big></h3>\n<table cellpadding=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\" width=\"350\" align=\"left\" style=\"margin: 5px 8px; float: left;\">\n<tr>\n<td style=\"padding:0px;\"><img src=\"/sites/default/files/2013_06/free-press_or-fascist-collaborators-small.jpg\" alt=\"Image: Detail of hand holding copy of Ottawa Citizen\'s front page endorsing Harper\'s Conservatives in 2015 federal election.\" title=\"Nevermind the race war or fascist laws, vote Harper!\" /><small><strong></strong></small></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n<p><span style=\"font-variant: small-caps;\"><strong><small>October 19, 2015, OTTAWA &mdash; </small></strong></span> Despite much of Canada\'s mainstream press\' utterly shameful <a href=\"http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/10/18/opinion/yellow-stain-bystander-bigotry-newspaper-endorsements\" target=\"_blank\">endorsements of</a> Steven Harper\'s frankly fascist regime, it appears much of the country has rejected the former\'s campaign of fear-mongering and race-baiting.</p>\n<p>Tragically, if the polls are to be believed, too many people have been convinced that Justin Trudeau\'s Liberal Party offers a genuine, \'progressive\' alternative. Race-baiting aside, a Trudeau regime will give us only more corruption (see <a href=\"http://aptn.ca/news/2014/03/06/senior-trudeau-advisor-linked-bruce-carsons-alleged-illegal-lobbying-rcmp-document/\" target=\"_blank\">Dan Gagnier, and how far back his lobbying goes</a>) and, worse, full-on acceptance of the ongoing corporate take-over.</p>\n<p>Under a Trudeau government, the TPP will be a done deal; Bill C-51 will get &mdash; at very best &mdash; one or two merely cosmetic \'improvements\' &mdash; and public services will be slashed some more in order to finance his promised deficit spending.</p>\n<p>At the eleventh hour, I beg any and all of you who might read this: don\'t be taken in by the pretty face and the gentle words! Trudeau\'s Liberals differ from the Harperites only in their lack of xenophobia. When it comes to championing the rich and corporate power, they are every bit as extremist as the Conservatives.</p>\n<p>I\'ll close with a few analyses you probably haven\'t seen elsewhere, but which might induce you to re-consider voting NDP (or even Green) if you\'ve been thinking the Liberals offer a real chance at voting for change in 2015.</p>\n<p>\n<ul>\n<li><a href=\"https://www.facebook.com/notes/steven-smith/buy-my-vote-taxes-childcare-and-the-world-of-liberal-policy-gimmicks/878663528849836\" target=\"_blank\">Buy my vote! Taxes, Childcare and the world of Liberal policy gimmicks</a></li>\n<li><a href=\"https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/bill-c-51-wraps-up-at-committee-with-few-changes-170742883.html\" target=\"_blank\">Bill C-51 Wraps Up At Committee with Few Changes (warning: auto-play video)</a>;</li>\n<li><a href=\"https://www.liberal.ca/statement-by-liberal-party-of-canada-leader-justin-trudeau-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership/\" target=\"_blank\">Liberals question TPP but call it a \"historic deal\"</a>. Can we really trust a party that promised to cancel the GST and to bring in Universal Daycare <em>before</em> they won three consecutive majority governments?</li>\n</ul>\n</p>\n<p>The historic record is clear. Please vote your conscience, please vote for your hopes and aspirations, not against your fears.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p><strong><em>Geoffrey Dow</em></strong></p>\n<p>_______</p>\n<p><center>\n<p><img src=\"/sites/default/files/2013_06/gagnier_trudeau_blair-already_corrupt.jpg\" alt-text=\"Image: Trudeau\'s Liberals: Not yet in power, already corrupt. With Justin Trudeau, Dan Gagnier and Bill Blair. Photo-illustration by Geoffrey Dow.\" /></p>\n<p></p></center></p>\n<p>_______</p>\n', created = 1513277785, expire = 1513364185, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ca1f52ffdfe45c391a4102ed098889b1' in /home/edadmin/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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First (and second) thoughts on the election of Trudeau II

Image: Detail from screenshot of Prime Minister elect Justin Trudeau speaking on October 20 2015. Video by Canadian Press via National Post.

October 21, 2015, OTTAWA — The election of 2015 (or #Elexn42 as it was known on Twitter) has come and gone.

Personally, the results were an emotional roller-coaster. I was working when the results — a clean sweep for the Liberals, 32 out of 32 seats — came in from Atlantic Canada, so I was intellectually prepared for what was to come.

But emotionally? Not so much.

By the time the night was done, and the extent of the Liberal victory and the NDP's crushing defeat was laid bare on my father's ancient television screen, I was torn between rage and despair.

I couldn't even take any pleasure in knowing that Steven Harper's hate-filled and hate-fuelled regime had gone down to defeat. "Ding-dong! the witch is dead!" one of my fellow election watchers crowed, but I felt no joy, only a dread that Canadians had traded a nakedly brutal thug in thrall to the One Percent to a soft-spoken and smiling lisper who would make us enjoy the ongoing dismantling of liberty and democracy.

24 hours later? My sober first thoughts live behind the link: My schadenfreude, where it at?

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Vote NDP to STOP Bill C-51, TPP, and HARPERVote NDP to Prevent more Lies & Liberal ScandalsVote NDP to Build the Country of our Dreams

Posted by Stuart Meisters on Sunday, 18 October 2015

 

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The election cometh ...

Don't be fooled!

The Liberals have never been 'progressive'

Vote NDP (or even Green) on October 19th!

Image: Detail of hand holding copy of Ottawa Citizen's front page endorsing Harper's Conservatives in 2015 federal election.

October 19, 2015, OTTAWA — Despite much of Canada's mainstream press' utterly shameful endorsements of Steven Harper's frankly fascist regime, it appears much of the country has rejected the former's campaign of fear-mongering and race-baiting.

Tragically, if the polls are to be believed, too many people have been convinced that Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party offers a genuine, 'progressive' alternative. Race-baiting aside, a Trudeau regime will give us only more corruption (see Dan Gagnier, and how far back his lobbying goes) and, worse, full-on acceptance of the ongoing corporate take-over.

Under a Trudeau government, the TPP will be a done deal; Bill C-51 will get — at very best — one or two merely cosmetic 'improvements' — and public services will be slashed some more in order to finance his promised deficit spending.

At the eleventh hour, I beg any and all of you who might read this: don't be taken in by the pretty face and the gentle words! Trudeau's Liberals differ from the Harperites only in their lack of xenophobia. When it comes to championing the rich and corporate power, they are every bit as extremist as the Conservatives.

I'll close with a few analyses you probably haven't seen elsewhere, but which might induce you to re-consider voting NDP (or even Green) if you've been thinking the Liberals offer a real chance at voting for change in 2015.

The historic record is clear. Please vote your conscience, please vote for your hopes and aspirations, not against your fears.

 

 

Geoffrey Dow

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