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Fix the NDP or drag liberals left?

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Thank you progressives for your extraordinary efforts to bring ethics and common sense back to Canada. As an Albertan I understand the highs and lows, the personal sacrifices you've endured in recent years. Despite our best efforts to make the NDP a party brave enough to embrace real change they chose to run a wishy washy campaign and mince words on this important issue. Allowing the Liberals to run on what should have been our platform with some rich people tax increases. NDP in Alberta cons in only a few provinces and Trudeau at the helm.

 

So do we reinvigorate the NDP with radical leftists or should us orange blend with the red to create something powerfull and new? I tend to think we should allow some of the younger NDP to move up and an ideologically strong but small left may keep the liberals honest in a new electoral system. I would sincerely like to hear from the rest of the Cannabis activist community on this. It's been a hell of a ride. What intractable problem should we solve next. ;)

 

 

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I do like the new NDP leader, he has got some good ideas/policies and he comes across as a sensible, knowledgeable, person

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Identity politics prevents the NDP from winning this time around.  Call it rascist but a Sihk leader has no chance outside of the urban leftie zone IMO.  Mulcair looked like a creepy pedophile  though.   So ya never know... I wonder what his stance on legalization will be?

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14 minutes ago, Cannasaurus Rex said:

I wonder what his stance on legalization will be?

He wants to decriminalize all rec drugs and legalize cannabis. Also wants to introduce a minimum wage of $15

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Sounds refreshingly  realistic, I'll have to look into their policies more.  Ya should hear the morons here in Ontario rail against the 14/hr increase.  Fools spouting 1% hate yet again.  My daughter works in the food service sector, she just loves shutting down the idiots complaining about an attempt at giving the poor a half-decent living wage.  The provincial conservatives are spamming social media with flawed math and bs....And their leader (now diposed) was a pervert.   My account on FB was shut down when I challenged their *facts* surrounding the minimum wage legislation.

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1 hour ago, Cannasaurus Rex said:

My account on FB was shut down when I challenged their *facts* surrounding the minimum wage legislation.

So much for free speech eh... I have had stuff removed from my facebook page that was politically motivated, trying to remember what it was, I know it was anti conservative, put it up again thinking I must not have done it and it disappeared an hour later again lol not had m account shut down though you must have been doing something good lol. Just remembered it was a short video clip of Harper at one of Rob Fords parties when someone had pic of ford doing drugs and they didnt want anyone knowing Harper was here.

 

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I remember Harpers phone in town hall meeting.  A couple days after it, the company who did the question screening had an interview with him.  They stated that the most asked question posed (which they did not include in the town hall) was of marijuana legislation (and new 6 plant mandatory jail sentence).  Harper asked the interviewer where he heard that, to which he responded "remember I work for the question screening company".  Harper said a few stupid things, talked about explaining Beatles lyrics to his kids etc.  and then he frankly stated about the general  acceptance of marijuana as a recreational substance with less harm,  "Canadians need to change the way they think".  As a lifelong conservative voter, THAT was the last straw for me.  In a democratic republic, politicians are not in power to change our thinking, they are simply there to do the bidding of the populace.   Regardless of any of his (finance ministers) monetary policies or good legislation, he is, as most politicians are a maniacal dictator at the core.  It was a one issue election for me, selfie boy (for better or worse) is passing the legislation he promised.   For the life of me I cannot find the tv interview I mentioned.   My latest foray on FB caused FB to request more gov't issued photo ID than is required to get a passport, in order to have my account unlocked.  FUCK that, they also wanted me to out my FB friends lol.  In the end it was simple to use another fake name on that account and then permanently delete it.   Funny too that all of my FB friends who had any posts from me were all changed to reflect my other fake name on all of our correspondence going back years.  Ya not only censorship, but the altering of conversations, even in messenger.  That was fine because all of this rendered all of my conversations null and void from an evidence perspective.  It does not matter what or why people say things, it only matters WHO said it.  Orwellian indeed.    Social media is too far gone now to have any positive impact for the public at large, a shame as there was a decade of somewhat free exchange of thought, now its a shopping network.  *sigh*.

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