Restoration of the Michigan Central Depot
MICHIGAN CENTRAL RESTORATION PROGRESSES »

FUN THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT »



Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Default Canada Has It's Own Share Of Leadership Problems

    I wonder if True-Doh!'s a stockholder?

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/justin...ribery-scandal

  2. #2

    Default

    That pale faced guy is corrupt,lock him and everybody associated with him up,but that would kill the whole Canadians have the best politicians that money can buy concept.

    SNC was the first pick for the new Detroit bridge project until the US put a cleavet in there where any cases of fraud makes the bridge contract void and shuts it down,all of the sudden SNC was pulled.

    If there is any link to SNC and the bridge and or a subsidiary of SNC,it becomes a dead in the water deal.I am sure DIBC will be all over this.

  3. #3

    Default

    Any person who runs for any political office does so for one of three reasons: (1) What's in it for me? (2) Overwhelming ego. (3) 1 and 2 combined.

  4. #4

    Default

    ^^^^
    Thank you, oh elder sage of DetYes.


  5. #5

    Default

    Looks like true-doh!'s problems continue to grow.

    https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/03/...-Martyn-Brown/
    Last edited by Honky Tonk; March-26-19 at 02:05 AM.

  6. #6

    Default

    The 'SNC-Lavalin' scandal is indeed damaging the Liberal brand in polling, though Trudeau is taking the larger personal hit.

    Here's the thing, I think many Canadians care less about the original issue than are offended by how vapid and reactive Trudeau has seemed in addressing it.

    He was always a bit of a pretty face.......articulate, but not an intellectual heavyweight like his dad.

    But in his attempts to diffuse/deflect this scandal he's come off as dismissive, defensive and clearly following his talking points to the letter.

    It just hasn't looked good at all.

    The only thing is, when we go to the polls this fall, Canada's federal electoral choices are not currently appearing all that good.

    We have Trudeau and the Liberals who are certainly very corporate friendly, can't seem to balance a budget and outside of legalizing pot, assisted suicide and improving child benefits don't have a great list of accomplishments to show for 4 years in power.

    We have Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.....he's about as milque toast as you get.

    He was also heavily lobbied by the same company that lobbied Trudeau and said nothing about it till it became public.

    He bumbled the response to the NewZealand shooting; and has managed to offend the Libertarian wing of his party enough that they've left to form their own party, The People's Party, and are threatening to split the vote on the right.

    Jagmeet Singh is leader of the NDP, Canada's lefty party which has sometimes held power in the western provinces and once in each of Nova Scotia and Ontario, but never federally.

    He has not had a tour de force start as party leader, and the party is near historic lows in the polls.

    The aforementioned People's Party is now on the hard right.....

    While the Greens and their leader Elizabeth May are on the upswing, but far from being contenders for power.

    Eesh.

  7. #7

    Default

    Maybe if you guys give Trump dual citizenship he could run both countries for the betterment.

    MCGA

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Visitor View Post
    The 'SNC-Lavalin' scandal is indeed damaging the Liberal brand in polling, though Trudeau is taking the larger personal hit.

    Here's the thing, I think many Canadians care less about the original issue than are offended by how vapid and reactive Trudeau has seemed in addressing it.

    He was always a bit of a pretty face.......articulate, but not an intellectual heavyweight like his dad.

    But in his attempts to diffuse/deflect this scandal he's come off as dismissive, defensive and clearly following his talking points to the letter.

    It just hasn't looked good at all.

    The only thing is, when we go to the polls this fall, Canada's federal electoral choices are not currently appearing all that good.

    We have Trudeau and the Liberals who are certainly very corporate friendly, can't seem to balance a budget and outside of legalizing pot, assisted suicide and improving child benefits don't have a great list of accomplishments to show for 4 years in power.

    We have Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.....he's about as milque toast as you get.

    He was also heavily lobbied by the same company that lobbied Trudeau and said nothing about it till it became public.

    He bumbled the response to the NewZealand shooting; and has managed to offend the Libertarian wing of his party enough that they've left to form their own party, The People's Party, and are threatening to split the vote on the right.

    Jagmeet Singh is leader of the NDP, Canada's lefty party which has sometimes held power in the western provinces and once in each of Nova Scotia and Ontario, but never federally.

    He has not had a tour de force start as party leader, and the party is near historic lows in the polls.

    The aforementioned People's Party is now on the hard right.....

    While the Greens and their leader Elizabeth May are on the upswing, but far from being contenders for power.

    Eesh.

    Hmmmmmm.... SSDC, same shit, different country.

  9. #9

    Default

    People in the US cry about a two party system,which is really the socialist,normal Democrats and the Republicans,where as Canada seems to have 5 or more different parties,and every province seems to have a different view,like separate countries located under the same flag,seems like it would be difficult to get anything done.

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    People in the US cry about a two party system,which is really the socialist,normal Democrats and the Republicans,where as Canada seems to have 5 or more different parties,and every province seems to have a different view,like separate countries located under the same flag,seems like it would be difficult to get anything done.
    It is true that are more different parties, but in general they find it easier, not more difficult to 'get things done'.

    That's because we tend to get 'majority governments' in Canada. Keep in mind the executive and legislative are together in Canada, there is no one with a veto.

    Also none of the provinces have a senate.

    The Federal government does have a senate, but its not elected and almost always approves any bill approved by the House of Commons.

    The other thing to remember is that federally, only 2 parties have ever held power; and in most provinces that is true at any given time, though the parties may differ from those at the federal level.

    Let's take the current Federal Parliament (House of Commons) as example.

    The Liberals got 39.5% of the vote, but got 184 seats (a majority) of 338 seats total.

    By comparison:

    The Conservatives had 31.9% but got only 99 seats
    The NDP had 19.7% and got 44 seats
    The Bloc Quebecois got 4.7% and 10 seats
    The Greens got 3.5% and 1 seat

    That means the Liberals form government and can basically pass anything they want, because they can out vote all the other parties combined.

    (when Conservatives are in power its usually similar)

    Canada's parliamentary system is also much more tightly whipped than yours....rarely do members of a party vote differently from the party leader.

    We do get the odd minority government (where the government requires the support of another party to pass laws) but these aren't very common and don't tend to last a full term.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Instagram
BEST ONLINE FORUM FOR
DETROIT-BASED DISCUSSION
DetroitYES Awarded BEST OF DETROIT 2015 - Detroit MetroTimes - Best Online Forum for Detroit-based Discussion 2015

ENJOY DETROITYES?


AND HAVE ADS REMOVED DETAILS »





Welcome to DetroitYES! Kindly Consider Turning Off Your Ad BlockingX
DetroitYES! is a free service that relies on revenue from ad display [regrettably] and donations. We notice that you are using an ad-blocking program that prevents us from earning revenue during your visit.
Ads are REMOVED for Members who donate to DetroitYES! [You must be logged in for ads to disappear]
DONATE HERE »
And have Ads removed.