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What type of Torie do you consider yourself to be?
Blue
78%
 78%  [ 45 ]
Red
21%
 21%  [ 12 ]
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DavidK





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:03 am    Post subject: What kind of Tory are you? Reply with quote

I'm just wondering where the majority stand
SFrank85





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a Blue Tory on social issues. I am against abortion, against same-sex marriage, and am a traditionalist.

On Economic issues, I would also consider myself a Blue Tory. The best government is less government. I believe tax rates in this country are too high, and I am against certain aspects of the nanny state. I do believe in universal healthcare, however it needs to be reformed to meet today’s needs.
DavidK





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SFrank85 wrote:
I am a Blue Tory on social issues. I am against abortion, against same-sex marriage, and am a traditionalist.

On Economic issues, I would also consider myself a Blue Tory. The best government is less government. I believe tax rates in this country are too high, and I am against certain aspects of the nanny state. I do believe in universal healthcare, however it needs to be reformed to meet today’s needs.


i'd consider myself equal to that as well
teenagetory





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i voted blue tory, but i would have included a reform/alliance type, i thin blue tory would be what one would use to describe the non red-tory pc base that wasnt quite as far right as the alliance. its sad how red a large chunk of the tories are though. (i should know. i come from a very long line of atlantic canadian red tories :roll: )
mr12387





Joined: 21 Sep 2007
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Location: Laval, Quebec

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I thought I was a red tory when first getting interested in politics,I've realized I'm pretty much a blue tory except for when it comes to same sex marriage and I'm iffy on the whole gun issue.
ezbeatz





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Tory definitely.

Blue on guns, economics, foreign policy, limited government, more provincial autonomy, gay marriage, privatization of crown corporations, free speech, traditionalist heritage, responsible immigration, right to work, low and flat taxes, etc.

On abortion though I'm more a moderate. I believe in abortion up to a certain time limit plus full abortion in the cases of incest, rape, and fetal disability.
eveable





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a purple tory...allow abortion, same sex marriage..if they want to do it..go for it..low tax, less government, continue and upgrade our healthcare, reduce immigration.
DavidK





Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eveable wrote:
How about a purple tory...allow abortion, same sex marriage..if they want to do it..go for it..low tax, less government, continue and upgrade our healthcare, reduce immigration.


Still pretty red
biggie





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Blue Tory" I suppose... although I don't consider myself a tory, I consider myself a reformer(The old PCs were as bad as the Libs for the most part)

Fiscal conservative with somewhat Libertarian social values... prob. the best way for me to pigeon-hole my beliefs ;)
nathaliejcaron





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say Blue.

Smaller, more effective government
Lower taxes
Less government intervention / nanny-statism
Free markets

On the social side, I am more purple I guess...

Gay marriage, don't really have an opinion, but I think civil unions do the trick
Abortion is ok
Immigration is ok, but I think we should chose immigrants more effectively
Welfare is ok, but as long as its legitimately needed

As I am getting older though, I am less tolerant of liberals and socialists, especially big loud ones... of artistic and activist types too...
optimus2861





Joined: 23 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once considered myself "centrist"; in other words, I was just a mushy uninformed doofus like too many Canadians. Then Adscam broke, and I realized everything Liberals say or do is a lie meant to advance their own power and their own beliefs at the expense of anyone who stands in their way.

I've been a true blue conservative ever since. Fiscal conservative, social libertarian, believer in smaller, less intrusive government. Pity I'm stuck in a city that luuuuuuvs the NDP (Halifax).
SFrank85





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does a social libertarian make you a Blue Tory?
optimus2861





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know .. but it sure isn't Red Tory. Is there another colour I can choose? :lol:
Jeff





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are two pretty vague labels.
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a blue tory because I am both socially and fiscally concervative.
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