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2019 Canadian Federal Election

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Scheer is not a moderate. Never has been.

He's clearly on the right of the party, not a 'red tory'. Being less extreme than Leitch does not make one a moderate.
Yeah, Scheer is a right wing social conservative.. He is forced to repress all of that to be more appealing to the voters.
 

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Patrick Brown beat Linda Jeffrey due to the Indian vote really.
Mayorally speaking, he's really not the best example. And complicating matters is how Brampton council at large swung to the left.

Remember how 2018's critical gains under Ford happened in ethnoburbia--said "questionable tactics" can pay dividends when it comes to certain dog-whistle issues (sex-ed, tough-on-crime, respect for "the little people" and a perceived disdain for "elites").

Not only was Markham-Unionville the Ford Tories' second best riding, Unionville proper--which, reflecting its affluent WASPiness, would once have been the "Toryest" part of the seat--is now just about the most moderate part of the seat.
 

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Yeah, Scheer is a right wing social conservative.. He is forced to repress all of that to be more appealing to the voters.
He has social conservative leanings but he has absolutely no principles to stand up for any of them. They only reason he even is paying lip service to the right wing is because of the Bernier party. He will say whatever to get elected.

Mayorally speaking, he's really not the best example. And complicating matters is how Brampton council at large swung to the left.

Remember how 2018's critical gains under Ford happened in ethnoburbia--said "questionable tactics" can pay dividends when it comes to certain dog-whistle issues (sex-ed, tough-on-crime, respect for "the little people" and a perceived disdain for "elites").

Not only was Markham-Unionville the Ford Tories' second best riding, Unionville proper--which, reflecting its affluent WASPiness, would once have been the "Toryest" part of the seat--is now just about the most moderate part of the seat.
I am glad someone finally noticed this. The "immigrant" vote is not a safe for the Liberals as it used to be. It is going to be an interesting election.
 

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I am sure he has a "hidden agenda" too. ?
His official stance, like most conservative parties here, is that he has his own personal views, but needs support from those who are fiscally conservative, but don't care about social issues.

He has social conservative leanings but he has absolutely no principles to stand up for any of them. They only reason he even is paying lip service to the right wing is because of the Bernier party. He will say whatever to get elected.
Indeed. they can't afford to lose the Pizzagate crowd to the PPC.
 

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Carbon tax has come in the 905 and with gas prices going to skyrocket over the summer, the Tories are going to get a lot of play over this issue with misleading people.
 

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but when gas is a 1.40 -1.50 in the summer guess what will people will say.
The Carbon Tax (this year) literally kicks in only once, on April 1. Any price change from it is in effect today.

Gas prices are higher every summer.

The hike literally only reverses out the cut to Wynne carbon price that Ford made.

I don't see this being a critical issue, in this province, yet. The impact on a typical driver, doing a 50L fill-up, is $2.50 per tank (per week)

Now, the tax will rise again, and by 2022, will be adding double that; still not huge, but a bit more attention getting, and it also applies to natural gas which may get more attention next winter.

Trudeau is facing real headwinds come fall; I don't think this particular issue is the deal breaker.
 
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The gas price increase is MORE EXPENSIVE per trip compared to the ttc fare increase despite what some talking heads on twitter are saying.
 

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but when gas is a 1.40 -1.50 in the summer guess what will people will say.
We get ripped off on gas prices. Whenever I drive in the US it costs sometimes half that of Canada before currency conversion. In South Carolina last month I paid US$2.25 per US gallon (3.79 L). That’s US$0.59 per litre, or CAD$0.786 per litre. When was the last time any Canadian paid under $0.80 for gas?

It will be interesting to see if Trudeau’s fuel taxes will push Canadians to question this growing spread from gas across the border.
 

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The Carbon Tax (this year) literally kicks in only once, on April 1. Any price change from it is in effect today.

Gas prices are higher every summer.

The hike literally only reverses out the cut to Wynne carbon price that Ford made.

I don't see this being a critical issue, in this province, yet. The impact on a typical driver, doing a 50L fill-up, is $2.50 per tank (per week)

Now, the tax will rise again, and by 2022, will be adding double that; still not huge, but a bit more attention getting, and it also applies to natural gas which may get more attention next winter.

Trudeau is facing real headwinds come fall; I don't think this particular issue is the deal breaker.

I just see it already in the burbs...

I see my dad and my uncles talking.

"Trudeau is increasing gas by 5 cents"

punjabi swearing intensifies

lol

As I said whether its by 2019 or by 2023, there are some really bad headwinds moving his way.



 

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We get ripped off on gas prices. Whenever I drive in the US it costs sometimes half that of Canada before currency conversion. In South Carolina last month I paid US$2.25 per US gallon (3.79 L). That’s US$0.59 per litre, or CAD$0.786 per litre. When was the last time any Canadian paid under $0.80 for gas?

It will be interesting to see if Trudeau’s fuel taxes will push Canadians to question this growing spread from gas across the border.
We get ripped off on a lot - food, booze, mobile phones, sales taxes, income taxes, the lack of opportunity created by our relatively sclerotic economy... US per capita GDP is over a third bigger than Canada’s, and given the way we mismanage our economy that’s only going to get worse. Even Australia is a significantly more prosperous country than Canada.


I think we’re nuts but it’s the price we pay for Canadian socialism, and when you add up Liberal and NDP support it appears a majority of the population is just fine with that. Though I guess we’re off the charts on the social justice meter, so that’s all good.
 

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We get ripped off on gas prices. Whenever I drive in the US it costs sometimes half that of Canada before currency conversion. In South Carolina last month I paid US$2.25 per US gallon (3.79 L). That’s US$0.59 per litre, or CAD$0.786 per litre. When was the last time any Canadian paid under $0.80 for gas?

It will be interesting to see if Trudeau’s fuel taxes will push Canadians to question this growing spread from gas across the border.
US average is currently $2.69. It did drop last month, just as it did in Canada. But it doesn't look like prices will be going down for a while yet.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/mone...BlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/Expect-Higher-Oil-Prices-As-OPEC-Clashes-With-Trump.html
 

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We get ripped off on a lot - food, booze, mobile phones, sales taxes, income taxes, the lack of opportunity created by our relatively sclerotic economy... US per capita GDP is over a third bigger than Canada’s, and given the way we mismanage our economy that’s only going to get worse. Even Australia is a significantly more prosperous country than Canada.


I think we’re nuts but it’s the price we pay for Canadian socialism, and when you add up Liberal and NDP support it appears a majority of the population is just fine with that. Though I guess we’re off the charts on the social justice meter, so that’s all good.
Hold on......I'm all for comparing countries and cities to gain insights into where other places have a solution or a better solution to some of our problems.

Canada does do a number of things well; as does Toronto, but there are clearly areas where we lag in either absolute, or relative terms.

But when you run off on a tangent about socialism in Canada which we most certainly don't have you've completely lost the thread.

Australia, which you compared us to also has universal healthcare, a higher minimum wage, 4 weeks paid vacation by law..........I didn't see you labelling it socialist in your comparison.

As compared with not only Scandinavia, but with much of central and western Europe Canada is less social-progressive and less collectivist.

Let's get a grip.

Cell phone and internet are over priced.

A portion of that, realistically, is the vast geography of Canada and the cost of laying down fibre or putting up cell towers.

But a larger portion is an oligopoly of publicly traded companies; the cheapest coverage in Canada is in Saskatchewan, provided by a crown corporation.

Beer prices are way high, that's taxes as well as the fact there's no wholesale market for restaurants. I have no issue w/addressing the latter as the current regime benefits a private monopoly here in Ontario.

Lowering beer taxes, while we have a deficit, and critical spending needs, seems more dubious. But you know, we could trade for typical European sales tax rates closer to 20% and use that to reduce beer tax.........

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When it comes to GDP per capita...........I'm challenged by the numbers in your source. Wikipedia uses three different sources the IMF, World Bank and CIA with a PPP adjustment (which rather matters)

IMF shows
1849,882
Taiwan
49,827
1949,613
2049,247
21
Canada
48,141


World Bank shows

2147,047
22
Canada
46,378

CIA shows
2049,9002017 est.
2149,9002015 est.
Taiwan
49,8002017 est.
2249,6002017 est.
Jersey
49,5002015 est.
2349,2002017 est.
24
Canada
48,1002017 est.


I think your being a bit overly harsh in your comparisons.


Also, GDP per capita is distorted for a host of reasons, as we all know.

Now, there is no perfect economic stat.

All stats offer a particular insight which by definition does not reflect the as-lived situation for every person.

Be that as it may.

I rather prefer median household income.

Also from Wikipedia:

1
Luxembourg
52,49318,418
2
Norway
51,48919,308
3
Sweden
50,51418,632
4
Australia
46,55515,026
5
Denmark
44,36018,262
6
United States
43,58515,480
7
Canada
41,28015,181
8
South Korea
40,86111,350


The glass may not be as empty as you think.
 

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