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Old 01-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #21
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Ohh, Ryan'* good. I do have to agree with him. He does make a valid point.

The other guy could have put it more delicately like Ryan pointed out several times.

Ryan has supported his reasons why he reacted in such ways, you really should run for a elected office.

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I don't know much about the candidates, but I must say, everyone seems to be taking the election much more peacefully than over here. The US is split up in two sides with a wall inbetween them. It'* sad. It seems in Canada people are more tolerant to each party, which is good.

I was at home last weekend near Detroit, and one of the radio stations I listen to is from Canada. I heard some radio ads for the political parties, and it was a shock for me. There was no backstabbing or slander. They simply pointed out their ideals and goals. It was a nice change to listen to that from over there.

I have no opinion on the election ... but as Ryan said, I hope your leader doesn't become best buddy'* with Bush... ( just saying... )
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Yeah, the campaigns here are generally considered to be more positive and peaceful than our American counterparts. Don't get me wrong, there is a fair amount of polarlisation between voters concerning the 2 main parties (Liberal and Conservative), but I think it is to a much lesser degree than in the US.

This election was actually VERY negative, by Canadian standards. The Conservative campaign initiated the negative ads, and the other 3 parties followed suit soon after. However, even the negative ads were seen as "soft" by many Americans. In fact, Jon Stewart (of the Daily Show) even ran a feature about how "weak" the negative Canadian ads were, saying that the parties need to learn from the US parties on how to make a REAL negative ad.

And so far, it doesn't look like Bush is Mr. Harper'* best friend, as he chose not to call and congratulate him today. Many analysts are predicting that there will be few (if any) concessions made simply for posterity'* sake. For example, it is predicted that neither government will move on the Softwood lumber debate, so Canada will not likely ever see the approximately $500 million it is owed by the US.
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