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kwlafayette





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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Progressive Canadians jump to Liberals Reply with quote

I missed this one last week.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com.....y/National

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OTTAWA -- The entire executive and many senior members of the small political party formed by Progressive Conservatives who rejected the merger with the Canadian Alliance have decided to join the Liberals.

The Progressive Canadian Party, which expropriated the PC logo and adhered to the ideals of the old Tory party, will likely continue, said Tracy Parsons, who quit as party leader two weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's where they belong, I suppose...

-Mac
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the party will die? Don't see a way that they can continue. It will be tough for them to field even 5 or 10 candidates next election.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 more votes for the Liberals.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the number of votes the "PCs" will bring to the Liberals is about equal to the number the CPC lost because some confused people saw "PC" on the ballot. Thanks Tracy Parsons, you eliminated a problem that cost us tens of votes.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are the biggest of the fringe parties behind Greens, they got about 0.1% of the popular vote last time around, 14,151 votes in the last election according to Elections Canada.

Christian Heritage got 28,152 votes, so I guess the Progressive Canadians are the third place fringe party. I guess I know why I missed the story now, it is not big at all.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news....

http://www.mbcradio.com/news/n.....ewsID=5261


Oh man, Orchard is the gift that just keeps on giving. The joy I feel in my heart, that he is no longer a member of my party just cannot be described. He would have trouble getting votes in that riding, as he simply is completely unknown up there. I sure hope he gets the candidate nod though, just imagine the crazy things he would say and do, in the complete anarchy that has become the Liberal caucus.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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just imagine the crazy things he would say and do, in the complete anarchy that has become the Liberal caucus.


I heard he will not accept the nomination unless the Liberals promise not to join with the Progressives!

Actually I hope he is nominated and his power base grows so he can bring his merry bunch of loons to the next Liberal leadership convention and get them to adopt an anti-free trade position. Plus don't the Libs need someone to champion the Trudeau section of the party until Justin starts shaving.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I'm concerned this is a fringe party, and really isn't the "Progressive Conservative" party at all. The real PC's merged with the Alliance, thus what we have in the House. It's a party full of dinosaurs that couldn't organize a drunk in a brewery.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
4 more votes for the Liberals.



LOL Did Elvis cross over along with Sinclair Stevens?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve wrote:
I think the number of votes the "PCs" will bring to the Liberals is about equal to the number the CPC lost because some confused people saw "PC" on the ballot. Thanks Tracy Parsons, you eliminated a problem that cost us tens of votes.


Good point. This actually helps us.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good riddance!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SFrank85 wrote:
Good riddance!


Agreed.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow,
Needless to say I am behind the times on this one.

What is ironic is that former President Jim Love asked me to run for them in 2006 because we shared political ideals and from the few supporters (Very few) I spoke to the general consensus was that Martin was not right enough and Harper was too right,

Now that Dion has been made leader all of a sudden the Progressives are similar to the Liberals? Right.

Tracy Parsons wants to be an MP, she kissed the ring of Dion in order to get the Liberal nod in a riding she won't win.

I am going to take a sick pleasure in that opportunists finishing third come October.
kwlafayette





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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elections Canada says they are still a federally registered party, so I guess they have not withered yet. Who knows, they may go the way of Natural Law, or they may walk forever as a zombie party with 300 supporters across the land.
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