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1 A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:15 am

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Apparently a record low voter turnout. Coincides with the ndp winning with one more seat despite record growth of the popular vote for the PC party.

A sure sign of voter fatigue and voter apathy. Way too many elections recently. Add in a poor campaign from a viable alternative combined with scaremongering tactics by the ndp.

What's next for Manitoba? Continued record spending, building the deficit to levels even our great-grandchildren will not be able to pay down?


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2 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:37 am

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We're screwed.

I'm ashamed to be a Manitoban today.

3 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:46 am

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I'm not ashamed to be a Manitoban.

I'm ashamed of my fellow Manitoban's electing to continue us along the welfare state path the ndp is leading us down.


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4 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:19 am

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I am wondering how much my hydro bill will skyrocket now. and my taxes I amwondering how I will be able to afford to live


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5 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:25 am

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Blame the opposition party who was not able to provide a true alternative choice. I am disappointed that there are not more liberal or even a green MLA.

6 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:32 am

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4 more years of the same old bs...time to start looking at moving to a province with smarter residents. lol


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7 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:41 am

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I said that the only way the NDP would get back in power would be enough voters were distracted and failed to pay enough attention to the facts.

Selinger was hoping to benefit from the return of the NHL, the upcoming Bomber stadium and the Swaggerville euphoria. Did he?

If all the Filmon era voters voted Conservative, we'd have a Conservative majority. Where did they go?


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8 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:43 am

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Maybe they all moved to a have province? LOL


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9 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:51 am

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Is this thread only available to disgruntled Conservatives?

I have it on good authority that GOM voted NDP, because he had made a promise that if he got Jets tickets he would switch!!


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10 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:04 am

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Do you hear that noise??? Thats the moving vans heading West.

11 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:21 am

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Probably headed for Regina , where they want an NHL team, and obviously can afford one. They will probably buy the Winnipeg Jets after they build a 22,000 seat arena with their potash profits.


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12 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:22 am

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Coyotes will move to Saskatchewan and play in a larger arena.

Biblically speaking, of course.


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13 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:45 am

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I don't think that McFadyen could have run a weaker campaign if he actually tried to do so.

With his weak, soft-spoken personality, he needed to say dramatic things...should have spoken in headline terms. He needed to overcome that image with strong words, but he didn't.

He had soooooo much ammunition....but he never seemed to take a shot....only reacting to Selinger's agenda.

14 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:21 pm

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He played the worst game possible and the worst part was.. IT WAS THE SAME DAMN GAME AS THE LAST ELECTION HE LOST


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15 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:03 pm

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My condolences to Manitoba, since there was never a real alternative to the same lackluster provincial leadership that has been around for decades.

Unfortunately, I do agree that the moving vans are gearing up to head west, and even to Ontario.

Sad, sad day.

16 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:54 pm

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McFadyn had the nicest suits! That is why I voted conservative. Didn't want our premier looking like an over weight Icabod Crane!


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17 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:25 pm

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Where is this information coming from?

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/turnout-hike-provincewide-just-minimal-131203634.html

Overall voter turnout this year was 57.47%, UP from 56.75% in previous election. Not great numbers, but definitely NOT a record low....

18 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:28 pm

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initial numbers were off


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19 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:56 pm

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Soooooo...roughly a quarter of our population voted for the NDP eh. Wink

20 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:21 pm

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Pretend this says Manitoba instead of Canada

http://xkcd.com/180/


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21 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:29 am

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Election Notes

"It didn't take long for Manitobans to discover what a vile human being they elected as Premier of the province."

True! Quite true.

22 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:02 am

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The only people who vote Conservative in Manitoba is rich old and young male farmers, and those that are older, wiser posters to forums!


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23 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:29 am

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WOW....

* The Conservatives got 29,000 more votes than in 2007.

* The NDP got 6600 less.

* Fewer than 7000 votes separated the NDP and Conservatives.

24 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:33 am

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I did not think that that Conservative fellow, in the nice suit, should have had tp resign, except when someone posted that he did not get the girlie votes.

Maybe a girlie has to run against the NDP tp get the girlie votes? It is worth a try!


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25 Re: A truly sad day for Manitoba... on Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:36 am

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Hughie kinda had that part down with his 'personality'.

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