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Andy (Andrew)
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posted 21 January 2006 01:56 PM      Profile for Andy (Andrew)   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Baptist Press

I'll forewarn those who don't like right wing sources that this is definitely that.

quote:
CANADIAN CONSERVATIVES LOOKING GOOD -- Conservatives in Canada lead in every national poll and appear on the verge of capturing at least a plurality of seats in Parliament during the national election Jan. 23. If that happens, Conservative leader Stephen Harper would become prime minister.

In a Jan. 20 Strategic Counsel poll conducted for CTV and The Globe and Mail, Conservatives led the governing Liberals 37 percent to 28 percent. The other parties had less than 20 percent.

Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin has gone on the attack in recent days, accusing Harper of having ties with American conservatives and of wanting to turn Canada into a "right-wing" country. But so far, the attacks haven't worked.

If his party takes power, Harper has promised a vote in Parliament to repeal the legalization of "gay marriage." Such a vote, though, would face an uphill climb in the Liberal-controlled Senate. Senators are unelected and serve until the age of 75, although Harper wants to turn the Senate into an elected body.

Nevertheless, a Conservative government would be a big victory for pro-family groups, who watched the Liberals last year successfully push to redefine marriage. The Liberals also want to decriminalize marijuana.

Parliament has 308 seats, which means any party has to win 155 seats to form a majority government.
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For more information about the national debate over "gay marriage," visit http://www.bpnews.net/samesexmarriage


On January 24, 2006 fundieland will be happy to see the dark ugly political turn that their neighbours are making.


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Sifo-Dyas
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posted 21 January 2006 02:46 PM      Profile for Sifo-Dyas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 24 January 2006 02:26 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm listening to some right-wing yanqui yahoos on AM 640, "The Home of the Leafs" right now.

After telling us that Paul "Martine" had lost the election, they went on to say how the Iranians, Hezbollah, Hamas and al Qaida are going to nuke the USA some day, so the US had better do something about them all soon.

Then one asked the other, "Did you hear that they found trillions of barrels of oil in the sands of Alberta?"

"Yup. That's the second biggest supply of oil on earth, after Saudi Arabia. Enough oil to last us a hundred years...and they're our neighbour."

Uh oh.

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