Election 2006: Renfrew--Nipissing--Pembroke

Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.

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Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke / Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke
MP: Cheryl Gallant (Parliamentary Internet)

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Liberal Candidate Outburst

The following link is to a news story covering an all-candidates nights at which Don Lindsay, Liberal candidate in this riding, told a Canadian War Vet that if he didn't like Liberal policy he should move to the USA.


MSM has avoided this topic but the bloggers all over the world have jumped on it. If you want to keep the Liberals from returning to power forward this to as many people as you can.

(Offtopic) Urban vs. Rural..

Just so you know, this is one of those off-topic (for this BLOG) issue that divides people and isn't one that will automatically cause people to not want to vote Liberal. There are many people in this country (and this community) that strongly agree with the suggestion that "America is our neighbour, not our nation".

We are proposing that Canada have domestic and foreign policy different than our closest neighbour. This includes being a model for our neighbour to see a better way of doing things that would benefit more of their own citizens. We believe that they should be following our lead, rather than the other way around.

Never explicitly stated, but given that the USA has been the lead country on most of the policies that we disagree with, this becomes one of the outcomes of the primary goal of this forum.

I agree with the suggestion that it is hypocritical for some Liberal candidates to be invoking this idea. It is also not something that opposes Conservatives given there is a mixture of ideas in each of the parties. I just want to suggest that the idea itself will not cause people to vote against the person who invokes it.

We have yet to see how the Conservatives will treat communications technology. They may be willing to get rid of the gun registry and allow the unrestricted ownership of handguns, but still may support the US proposal of having draconian regulation against the ownership and usage of simple/safe communications technology.

So -- which would you rather be strongly regulated -- home computers or handguns? We know the US government has made their choice: do you agree with their choice? Which do you believe can be more dangerous: guns or MP3 players?

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