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« Reply #375 on: May 02, 2011, 10:21:37 PM »

Liberals may drop below 19%. Jeez.
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« Reply #376 on: May 02, 2011, 10:21:40 PM »

Iggy just told the crowd to express their gratitude for his wife. Uh...
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« Reply #377 on: May 02, 2011, 10:22:09 PM »

CBC is confirming Jean-Francois Fortin will be elected, giving the BQ their first solid win of the night.
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« Reply #378 on: May 02, 2011, 10:23:03 PM »

Ignatieff is saying the party will continue "long after we're gone".
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« Reply #379 on: May 02, 2011, 10:23:43 PM »

Oh my God he's staying on as leader. What a nutcase.
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« Reply #380 on: May 02, 2011, 10:24:02 PM »

Conservative might picks two seats in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg South Centre and Elmwood
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« Reply #381 on: May 02, 2011, 10:24:09 PM »

Just realized-Liberals are still leading in Winnipeg North!

Hilarious, isn't it?
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« Reply #382 on: May 02, 2011, 10:25:15 PM »

He's making a good case now for the need of a centre party.  He needed to be doing this better months ago, though.
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« Reply #383 on: May 02, 2011, 10:25:34 PM »

Oh my God he's staying on as leader. What a nutcase.

Reading between the lines I think he's accepting that he will quit. After all he lost his seat!
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« Reply #384 on: May 02, 2011, 10:26:22 PM »

I've been staring at the results on screen so stunned I forgot to say anything here.

I'd seen the polls indicating something like this, but I didn't believe them - I'd figured for the Tories staying at where they were, with the NDP getting no more than 50 (indeed, all three opposition parties splitting the rest fairly evenly). To be blunt, I was very wrong.

I had felt that the Liberals needed a pricking of their egos given their high-and-mighty attitude, and that the last two defeats had not given them that, but this is overdoing it a bit; I never thought I'd feel sorry for them, but I do now.

I'm a conservative (no capital), but I've been disappointed by the Tory government. This is probably the best result from my point of view, as there will be no constant electioneering whenever a contentious bill comes up, but it also means that an NDP government may not be far off. I'm unequivocally and unreservedly stunned tonight, but also a little uneasy. We finally appear to have headed off in the direction the British took ninety years ago, but hopefully we will not go through the kinds of Labour governments they have had.

As I have been so wrong about so many things in this election, I think I had better shut up for the rest of this discussion.
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« Reply #385 on: May 02, 2011, 10:26:40 PM »

Okay Ignatieff. We get it. Shut up now.
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« Reply #386 on: May 02, 2011, 10:26:52 PM »

He's making a good case now for the need of a centre party.  He needed to be doing this better months ago, though.

If he spoke like this weeks ago this night would have gone very differently.
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« Reply #387 on: May 02, 2011, 10:27:07 PM »

How in the world would he stay on as party leader despite not having a seat? Would he make speeches from his front porch or something?
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« Reply #388 on: May 02, 2011, 10:27:20 PM »

The only consolation for "progressives" today is that the Tories' Atlantic and Ontario caucus certainly outnumbers those from the West. The centre of political gravity has shifted once again to the East.
Then again, this is the province that gave Mike Harris to the world...

And it's also the province that took Mike Harris away. A Conservative majority now is unlikely to be a Conservative government in 2015.

And why would that be?

Looking at the results (and knowing from the pre-election polling that Liberal voters prefer the NDP more than 5-1 over the Conservatives), the Conservatives would lose a fair number of seats once the Liberals are out of the picture, and their majority is not very big as-is. Plus, it's hard to see the Conservatives in a majority government being able to resist doing things that will make them deeply unpopular in places like the GTA.
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« Reply #389 on: May 02, 2011, 10:28:13 PM »

Oh my God he's staying on as leader. What a nutcase.

Reading between the lines I think he's accepting that he will quit. After all he lost his seat!

If the party wants him gone, I think he'll leave.  And they should--clearly he wasn't doing things right.
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« Reply #390 on: May 02, 2011, 10:28:41 PM »

So it looks to me, assuming the polls were correct, right-wing Liberals jumped ship at the last minute and voted Tory. Left-wing Liberals did not.
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« Reply #391 on: May 02, 2011, 10:28:46 PM »

How in the world would he stay on as party leader despite not having a seat? Would he make speeches from his front porch or something?

Typically they would make a junior member resign in a safe seat and have the leader win it in a by-election. Though given what just happened I'm not so sure if anyone will be willing to do that.

Also not so sure there are any safe Liberal seats now...
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« Reply #392 on: May 02, 2011, 10:29:06 PM »

Going back to BC's ridings:

My riding has, as I predicted, gone massively for the Conservative incumbent. It is interesting that the NDP might claim second place in a city that has never gone to the left.

Vancouver Quadra will be kept by Joyce Murray (LIB). Vancouver South will finally turn blue. Surrey North is finally becoming more and more orange, and NDP is in the lead. Elizabeth May still leads, but with only 10 boxes polled.

Nanaimo-Alberni and Surrey North both seem to be NDP pickups.

In my eyes, the future of the NDP hangs on a knife edge. When I calm down more I'll write an essay about it.
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« Reply #393 on: May 02, 2011, 10:31:14 PM »

I'm not so sure the Liberals would prefer the NDP to the Tories - in Nova Scotia, anyway, their votes have been sliding more to the Conservatives as all Tory MPs have increased their majorities and Peter Stoffer has had his cut by a rising Tory vote.
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« Reply #394 on: May 02, 2011, 10:33:15 PM »

At this point with 140/215 polls reporting, it looks like Bloc Québécois is safe in Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia.
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« Reply #395 on: May 02, 2011, 10:34:18 PM »

Also not so sure there are any safe Liberal seats now...

Sure there are, there are a whole two of them in Newfoundland that voted majority-Liberal.
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« Reply #396 on: May 02, 2011, 10:34:26 PM »

CBC has declared Gilles Duceppe has lost.  If there was any BQ MP I would've wanted to win, it'd have been him... he always seemed like a nice guy to me.
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« Reply #397 on: May 02, 2011, 10:38:15 PM »

So, will Bob Rae be a potential replacement for Ignatieff is he does resign/gets kicked out?
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« Reply #398 on: May 02, 2011, 10:38:28 PM »

Is this some sort of trend within the Anglosphere to put exactly one Green member in a legislative body?
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« Reply #399 on: May 02, 2011, 10:38:59 PM »

Bob Rae is sounding open to an NDP-Liberal merger.
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