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Attention Canadians! There's an election today!


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#1 of 65 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted June 28 2004 - 09:42 AM

GET OUT AND VOTE!!!

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#2 of 65 OFFLINE   Jeremy Allin

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Posted June 28 2004 - 10:06 AM

Going to cast my ballot in about 30 mins. Posted Image

#3 of 65 OFFLINE   Mark Dubbelboer

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Posted June 28 2004 - 10:23 AM

the plant i work let me out of work an hour early so i'd go vote. how nice of them, i wouldn't have voted otherwise but now i most likely will.

#4 of 65 OFFLINE   Antonio_B

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Posted June 28 2004 - 10:39 AM

i already did

#5 of 65 OFFLINE   david stark

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Posted June 28 2004 - 10:53 AM

Thankfully it all be over today then. I keep getting junk stuffed through my door, people knocking on my door trying to get me to vote for someone or other and I'm not even eligble to vote. Some peace and quiet at last.

#6 of 65 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted June 28 2004 - 11:12 AM

I'm happy to report that I've just followed my own advice. Posted Image

Very strange ballot. I'm in Montreal's Laurier district, the one currently represented by Gilles Duceppe, leader of the Bloc Québecois. The "contenders" included a candidate from the Marxist-Leninist party, and another from the Marijuana party!

Something tells me the people at the Marijuana Party won't be paying that much attention to the results tonight. Posted Image

#7 of 65 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 28 2004 - 11:19 AM

So why do you canucks eat your paper ballots? Posted Image

http://story.news.ya....tics_eating_dc
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#8 of 65 OFFLINE   david stark

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Posted June 28 2004 - 11:21 AM

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From the link above:
The members of the Edible Ballot Society were protesting against what they said was a lack of real choice among candidates.

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#9 of 65 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted June 28 2004 - 11:28 AM

Many Canadians are too apathetic to go out and vote, but oh well, what are you going to do about it? Posted Image

Seriously, I don't think it will make that big a difference who winds up in power (cynical? NO!), but at least by exercising your right to vote, you also earn the right to bitch about it!

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So why do you canucks eat your paper ballots?

Perhaps they think they are food stamps?

#10 of 65 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted June 28 2004 - 11:56 AM

Do you guys know Chad?

#11 of 65 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted June 28 2004 - 12:14 PM

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So why do you canucks eat your paper ballots?

Elections Canada has a regulation concerning this.

http://www.elections....false#voting20

What a country! Posted Image

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Do you guys know Chad?

Nope! We mark our ballots with an "X"! Stick with what works!

#12 of 65 OFFLINE   Jason GT

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Posted June 28 2004 - 12:20 PM

By law, your employer is required to let you out such that you can vote. Kinda neat eh?

and for all us canucks -- if you don't vote you can't bitch Posted Image

#13 of 65 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted June 28 2004 - 01:51 PM

As of 10:26 PM:

Liberal 128
Conservative 82
Bloc 53
NDP 18
Green 0

#14 of 65 OFFLINE   Gui A

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Posted June 28 2004 - 01:52 PM

yey! I can bitch!

#15 of 65 OFFLINE   Gui A

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Posted June 28 2004 - 01:54 PM

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#16 of 65 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted June 28 2004 - 02:44 PM

I'm kinda glad they struck down the ban on publication until all polls close. Can't comment on the results due to forum policy, but it does look like Eastern Canada has been sampling some of B.C.'s finest by the looks of it...Posted Image

#17 of 65 OFFLINE   Mark Shannon

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Posted June 28 2004 - 03:27 PM

I can't vote (I'm 17) but if I could, then I would. So I say I'm allowed to bitch about what Canadians have voted for!! UGH!!!

#18 of 65 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted June 28 2004 - 04:59 PM

Wow a minority government!

Now everyone can bitch when all the parties (ever) agree on something. Posted Image
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Gamesh....

#19 of 65 OFFLINE   John Watson

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Posted June 28 2004 - 07:07 PM

Was there ever possibility of a write-in vote, I mean, entering the name of someone who was not actually running?

#20 of 65 OFFLINE   Yee-Ming

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Posted June 28 2004 - 07:37 PM

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By law, your employer is required to let you out such that you can vote. Kinda neat eh?

Around here, they go one step further, polling day is a public holiday. On the other hand, voting is mandatory. On the third hand, if you don't vote, all it means is you get struck off the register of electors, which you can get reinstated to upon paying S$5.


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