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What Political Party do you feel most supports your beliefs?  

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  1. 1. What Political Party do you feel most supports your beliefs?

    • Liberal
      3
    • Conservative
      10
    • NDP
      4
    • Bloc Quebecois
      0
    • Green
      2
    • Other
      3


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NDP hands down. Social-democrats and socially liberal, the best combination possible.

The Bloc is tempting but I prefer to cooperate fully with English-Canadians until sovereignty. Liberals are nothing but corrupted politicians who'll do anything for a vote, they've got no principles at all. Conservatives are way too right-wing, socially and economically.

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- Brian Appel

- 23 years old

- Member of the NDP from 2000-2004

- Member of the Liberal Party since December 2004

- I made the the Canada 1984 scenario

- I'm "Derek Robinson" in PolCan

good choice

lemme see if I can remember now...

in 1999, I tried to join the Reform Party, but was rejected since no one would give me money.

in 2000, I was a supporter of the Alliance. I supported them right up untill the time between the two ballots. after hearing what Stockwell Day wanted to do, I realized I was left-wing.

I had a $10 money order for them, I was almost going to join.

in september of 2000, my friend, unknowlingly to me, signed be up to the PEI PC Party. paid for my membership for 2 years.

in Decamber 2002, I finally found a home, the Liberals, so I joined them.

in march 2002, Gary Robichaud, a friend, asked me to join the NDP and support his leadership bid. so I did, and he won.

in june 2003, I almost joined the PC Party, had a money order made up for it, but changed my mind. never did fill out the app.

just before the 2003 PEI provincial election, in august 2003, I joined the Canadian Alliance for a week to protest the NDP's stance on Senate Reform.

in march 2004, my NDP membership expired. I quit because the party is full of socialists and of its stance on Senate Reform, and single-teared healthcare (Canada's the only coutnry on the face of the planet where private healthcare is virtually banned)

in late march 2004, I almost joined the Conservative Party. had a money order, filled out application, letter with address, and stamp, but couldent birng myself to join a party that's opposed to same-sex marriage.

in april 2004 I moved to NB. couldent bring myself to join the NDP there, so I rejoined the Liberals. been that way ever since. moved back to PEI and joined the Liberals here in August 2004. I'm home again.

that's my story.

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And what a story it is! :)

I joined the Liberals recently, because the NDP, as you said, is filled with extremists.

The thing is, I fully support what the NDP is trying to do and what they want to do, but, honestly, I know they'll never get to do it, because nobody will elect them to government.

In the Liberal Party, I can be part of something important. In the NDP, I'll just be a protestor aligned with a lost cause.

The NDP has members that are far too left-wing for my taste. I remember I once went to an NDP rally to protest the Iraq war, and a lot of people there wore shirts with Lenin on them.

I also joined the Liberal Party, because, no matter how hard I try, I just don't like Jack Layton. The main reason is that he doesn't seem to take himself seriously as a leader of Canada. He's just...a protester.

In fact, there hasn't been a single NDP leader that I could ever envision as Prime Minister, except for Tommy Douglas. And I just can't be part of a Party any longer, where the leader isn't taken seriously to become Prime Minister. Of all the leadership candidates who ran to replace Alexa McDonough, only Bill Blaikie looked and acted like someone who could be a Prime Minister. And he came in second-place.

Paul Martin is a leader of Canada.

Stephen Harper could be a leader of Canada.

Even Gilles Duceppe acts like a leader of a nation.

But Jack Layton constantly behaves like he should be holding a protester sign, screaming slogans.

Finally, the Liberal Party is a big tent. I can be in the same party as Navdeep Bains, John Efford and others who oppose same-sex marriage, and as Pierre Pettigrew, who is in favour of some health care that is private.

My beliefs are as follows:

I am in favour of a large increase to public health-care funding, while allowing some private health-care to those who want it.

I am in favour of same-sex marriage.

I believe in mandatory counselling before an abortion is allowed, and restrictions except in cases of rape or if the pregnancy would be a risk to the mother's life.

I am in favour of an elected senate.

I am in favour of gradual tax cuts for businesses, with larger tax cuts for businesses that show themselves to be respectful of the environment.

I don't agree with Kyoto, but I do feel we need more environmental legislation.

I believe in scrapping the gun registry.

I am in favour of moderate income tax cuts for the lowest 25% of income earners in Canada and a small income tax increase for the highest 25% of income earners in Canada.

I am in favour of allowing Quebec to have their independance, if they desire.

I am in favour of less trade and a looser affliation with the United States, in order to pursue stronger trade relations and affliation with the EU and parts of Southeast Asia like Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand.

I am in favour of a stronger military to be used in peacekeeping missions sanctioned and approved by the UN.

I believe that Canada should be at the forefront of defending human rights in the world. They should stand in opposition to human rights violations in China and Burma.

I believe in Electoral Reform, including a move to PR. I would like to see each riding go with a preferential ballot with instant runoff, and then party list PR to make up the difference.

I think, based on that, that the Liberal Party is the best fit for me.

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Conservatives all the way. They are my favourtie party by far and the one which is the closest to my beliefs , even if we included foreign parties.

Pro- USA - check

Strong against terror - check

Pro military - check

Compassionate conservativism - check

Less governement - check

Free trade - check

Respect the Constitution, stop meddling into provincial competences - check

Strong ethics - check

Comittement to national unity - check

In favour of bilingualism - check

Socially moderate - check

EEE Senate - partially checked

The only thing I dont like about the Conservative Party is their stance on SSM.

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I'm pretty mixed... I tend to jive a few inches off to the left-of-centre, particularly on issues that concern me directly (student loans, SSM, etc.), but I do have a few right-of-centre and libertarian stances, too. (Terrorism, national security, controlled substances, educational reform, the debt, etc.)

Usually I'd look at the platforms, but since none of them ever meets up with what I want exactly, I also look at the leaders.

Although, in 2004, I had to look at local candidates instead. Jack Layton smiles far too much and doesn't strike me as PM material, plus my uncle and aunt-in-law live in his former city council riding, and their potholes weren't getting fixed. Paul Martin... I preferred Chretien, Martin's too off to the right for my tastes. Stephen Harper... Not going to happen, unless I was in a riding where the local candidate was a red tory and neither of the other two candidates appealed to me. My riding is Davenport, so a ballot for any tory is a ballot wasted, and the candidate was ultra-right. I also don't believe in protest ballots for smaller parties, even though there were three or four minor candidates running in my riding.

Anyway, long story short, I'd have voted NDP in 2004 because of the local candidate.

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I'm a member of the Australian Greens, but if I lived in Canada I most definitely would not be a supporter of the Green Party. The NDP fits much better with Green policies in pretty much everywhere else in the world, including Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand. I don't really understand what happened in Canada.

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I'm a member of the Australian Greens, but if I lived in Canada I most definitely would not be a supporter of the Green Party. The NDP fits much better with Green policies in pretty much everywhere else in the world, including Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand. I don't really understand what happened in Canada.

The Green Party leader is a former Conservative who has taken the party into the mainstream on a number of issues. The Green Party in Canada is considerably closer to the Centre (even slightly right-of-centre on some issues) that the NDP.

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The Green Party leader is a former Conservative who has taken the party into the mainstream on a number of issues.  The Green Party in Canada is considerably closer to the Centre (even slightly right-of-centre on some issues) that the NDP.

Don't misrepresent it. They haven't made it mainstream, they've made it right-of-centre.

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