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Not surprising to see Harper's gotta have his name right above Canada. The guys an egomaniac.

1. All politicians are egomaniacs.

2. If Harper was really an egomaniac, do you really think he would comb his hair like that? :Clever:

3. Harper himself probably didn't have anything to do with design of the stuff on the aircraft other than approving it.

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Not surprising to see Harper's gotta have his name right above Canada. The guys an egomaniac.

Do you prefer American Idol Iggy, or is it Taliban Jack, both of which are willing to sign a deal with the devil(BLOQ) for a coalition.

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A friend of mine from here in Smallville gets the job of "logistical baggage handler" for NDP. He left yesterday for YUL.

I think it may be another AC Airbus??? (wages are roughly $200/day plus all included meals and hotels...not a bad gig)

We are flying the NDP, one of the JETZ guys out of YOW is doing the charter

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Well, in case you missed it, recently the Government of Canada was changed to the Harper Government. Even the media picked up on it (ok, it was the CBC but they are sort of the media)...

A rebranding of the 'Harper Government'

Of course, during their first term, it was Canada's New Government so I guess it's not unusual to have an identity crisis of sorts... :stirthepot:

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Do you prefer American Idol Iggy, or is it Taliban Jack, both of which are willing to sign a deal with the devil(BLOQ) for a coalition.

I'd much prefer Ignatieff. Harper is a power-hungry professional politician. He's never had a real job.

BTW, Ignatieff has ruled out a coalition, though I have no problem with a Liberal-NDP coalition. People who rant about coalitions apparently have no understanding of a Westminster-syle democracy, and seem oblivious to the fact that there is currently a coalition in power in the "mother of all parliaments" in London.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ignatieff-rules-out-coalition/article1958015/

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So what do you think about Layton who has his name above everything? :stirthepot:

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Rumour about the Liberal Jet is confirmed:

Enerjet Partners with Flair Air

‎Today, ‎March ‎27, ‎2011, ‏‎43 minutes ago

Enerjet is pleased to welcome Flair Air to our election air charter team, which will be serving the Liberal Party of Canada during the 2011 federal election campaign.

The addition of Flair provides greater depth and flexibility to our air charter service. Recent situations in other parts of the world have put unforeseen pressure on the aviation industry to move people and cargo in and out of distressed regions. Many aircraft have been repositioned as a result, reducing the inventory available for domestic charter flying in Canada. By teaming up with Flair Air, Enerjet can respond more efficiently and effectively to client needs during this period of high demand.

Enerjet is a Canadian registered airline headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Flair Air is a Canadian registered airline headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Media contact:

Darcy Morgan – Vice President, Systems Integration

Enerjet

Reception: 1 (403) 648-2822

Anyone know where the Flair 734's came from before they were registered in Canada. Heard Enerjet could not provide the 73NG because the leases are up and they are being returned. So the Flair's are rushed sub contracts.

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I'd much prefer Ignatieff. Harper is a power-hungry professional politician. He's never had a real job.

BTW, Ignatieff has ruled out a coalition, though I have no problem with a Liberal-NDP coalition. People who rant about coalitions apparently have no understanding of a Westminster-syle democracy, and seem oblivious to the fact that there is currently a coalition in power in the "mother of all parliaments" in London.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ignatieff-rules-out-coalition/article1958015/

You are correct, there is a coalition in Britain, but do they have a coalition with a separatist party whose sole purpose is the break up of their country, I think not!

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You are correct, there is a coalition in Britain, but do they have a coalition with a separatist party whose sole purpose is the break up of their country, I think not!

You mean the socialist party and separatist party - Jack and Gilles - that Harper met with in 2004 to plot a coalition?

I think so

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Dionne also stated that he had no interest in forming a coalition durning the election but quickly changed his mind after he had his a$$ handed to him, that same scenario is going to repeat itself.

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Dionne also stated that he had no interest in forming a coalition durning the election but quickly changed his mind after he had his a$$ handed to him, that same scenario is going to repeat itself.

Thanks for the info...saved me going to vote................. seeing you have the inside scoop :064:

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Dionne also stated that he had no interest in forming a coalition durning the election but quickly changed his mind after he had his a$$ handed to him, that same scenario is going to repeat itself.

I don't think we will see a repeat of November 2008.

More likely in my opinion is a Liberal-NDP coalition or outright merger. It all depends on if the Liberals and NDP need the Bloc to be part of the coliition.

What if the Liberals and NDP get over 155 seats combined in this election? If they (Liberal+NDP) get over 155, then an outright merger could take place immediately following the election. In this instance Harper would be PM for only a short while (4-6 months) while the constitutional wrangling takes place. The only thing preventing this scenario from happening is the Bloc's position in Quebec, the Bloc has to come under 35 seats (from their current 50) inorder for a situation to occur where by the Conservatives have most seats, but Liberals and NDP have majority gov't when they are combined.

Most likely situation is where the Conservatives have a minority government but Liberal+NDP seat count is larger than Conservatives but not a majority. In this instance doing an full merger is the only viable means where by Liberals+NDP become governing party, A coalition government just won't fly with the electorate or Constitutional lawyers.

The one good new piece in all this, Canada now has a Governor General with a Law degree who can sort out constitutional affairs much better than a News reporter.

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I don't think we will see a repeat of November 2008.

More likely in my opinion is a Liberal-NDP coalition or outright merger. It all depends on if the Liberals and NDP need the Bloc to be part of the coliition.

What if the Liberals and NDP get over 155 seats combined in this election? If they (Liberal+NDP) get over 155, then an outright merger could take place immediately following the election. In this instance Harper would be PM for only a short while (4-6 months) while the constitutional wrangling takes place. The only thing preventing this scenario from happening is the Bloc's position in Quebec, the Bloc has to come under 35 seats (from their current 50) inorder for a situation to occur where by the Conservatives have most seats, but Liberals and NDP have majority gov't when they are combined.

Most likely situation is where the Conservatives have a minority government but Liberal+NDP seat count is larger than Conservatives but not a majority. In this instance doing an full merger is the only viable means where by Liberals+NDP become governing party, A coalition government just won't fly with the electorate or Constitutional lawyers.

The one good new piece in all this, Canada now has a Governor General with a Law degree who can sort out constitutional affairs much better than a News reporter.

The Liberals and NDP combined now have 113 seats. The liberal popularity is down from 2008. There is no way those two combined are going to get more seats than the Conservatives whose popularity is up. If the Bloc were to lose a bunch of seats they would be divided between the libs and cons - enough to push the Conservatives into a majority. JMNSHO however.

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You are correct, there is a coalition in Britain, but do they have a coalition with a separatist party whose sole purpose is the break up of their country, I think not!

From the CBC

- there never was a coalition (planned or otherwise) with the Bloc. The agreement for a coalition govt was only between the Liberals and the NDP, each getting a portion of the cabinet posts. The Bloc publicly supported them in their effort in order to satisy the Governor General that the coalition had enough support within parliament to function as a government. The agreement did allow for consultation with the Bloc on parliamentary issues but there was no bloc signature on the coalition government agreement.

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For those predicting the demise of the Bloc. I see it the other way. Only in Quebec is there a viable alternative to the sh!!t soup TROC must choose from. I see the Bloc getting more seats, not less. I also see the NDP shrinking nationally. Nice guy, but buh-bye Jack...

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From the CBC

- there never was a coalition (planned or otherwise) with the Bloc. The agreement for a coalition govt was only between the Liberals and the NDP, each getting a portion of the cabinet posts. The Bloc publicly supported them in their effort in order to satisy the Governor General that the coalition had enough support within parliament to function as a government. The agreement did allow for consultation with the Bloc on parliamentary issues but there was no bloc signature on the coalition government agreement.

What a pile of manure. When the news conference was held, all three party leaders were standing together!

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See the video yourself - it's pretty clear

Reality Check - 2008 coalition

The video of the document signing by Dionne, Layon and Duceppe is deliberately misleading if it's intended to portray them forming a coalition government. The document signed in that video by all three was a policy accord on a stimulus package to combat the recession.

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See the video yourself - it's pretty clear

Reality Check - 2008 coalition

The video of the document signing by Dionne, Layon and Duceppe is deliberately misleading if it's intended to portray them forming a coalition government. The document signed in that video by all three was a policy accord on a stimulus package to combat the recession.

Thanks for posting that Specs. Glad to see some truths are being told by someone.

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See the video yourself - it's pretty clear

Reality Check - 2008 coalition

The video of the document signing by Dionne, Layon and Duceppe is deliberately misleading if it's intended to portray them forming a coalition government. The document signed in that video by all three was a policy accord on a stimulus package to combat the recession.

I should have been more clear, Yes the Bloq did not sign the coalition, but they agreed to not intervene as long as their wants for Quebec were satisfied, if done they would not table anything on separation as long as the coalition was intact. this makes them a willing participant, why else would Duceppe have been at the news conference.

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