JoeLassister Posted September 2, 2008 Share Posted September 2, 2008 1 - I hardly see how the gay marriage thing is solely a Tory issue. Many high-ranking Liberals, including cabinet and back benchers, are known to oppose gay marriage. 2 - A fringe member of the Tories did try to bring in C-484 which indirectly may have gone on to become an abortion issue. It went nowhere. 3 - I hardly see how the instruction of creationism in a few Bible schools in Alberta or Saskatchewan could have anything to do with the Tory agenda. 4 - Yes, Harper was pro-Iraq war at the outset. He'd be completely foolish to not have learned from that mistake. What I'm trying to push here is that the Tory party has grown up from its former fringe mindset. Harper is very keen on winning Quebec eventually and knows that he can never do that buy allowing the nutbars in his party to gain any traction. Voting for a Liberal party that has boldly dipped its hands in your pocket, while at the same time crying wolf about the Tory party, is a mindset that is inflexible in the minds of many Canadians. It needs to be broken. 1. I don't think the Libs would have set a vote on gay marriage even if some of the leaders are against it, this is a straight right wing conservative move. Forget how it went, it clearly shows where the Tories stand. 2. It all started like this in the US, ending up with a situation where, in a few states, foetus has more rights than the freakin' mother. Forget how it ended, it clearly shows where the Tories stand. 3. Yeah, maybe not now, but then they get majority and a government program who would finance the catholic schools might pop up or something... We never know, they tried to give financial help to the forest industry during the crisis just AFTER their budget would be accepted. Hopefully they retracted under pressure. the PC is smart, they know how to win Quebec : by cuting taxes because Québec, outside Montreal, is loaded with SMB's, those who really see advantages in these cuts. For a regular household, it means around 600$ to 1000$ more in their pocket. That's not so bad, but I would rather see G$ in social programs than 60$ per month in my pockets. But that's me and my left opinion. If you are all about your own money and comfort, then you'll like the PC. Back to the first question (how do I see that Bush=Harper), easy Harpers opinions and actions look like a freaking tribute to Bush policies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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