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matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 01:53 PM)
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Canada Poligaf - The Wrath of Harperland
Canadian General Election (OT) - #elxn42: October 19, 2015

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Party Standings in the 42nd Parliament
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(image from beginning of Parliamentary session)

Liberal 182 (6.93 million votes/39.5% of votes)
Conservative 97 (5.6 million votes/31.9% of votes)
New Democratic 44 (3.46 million votes/19.7% of votes)
Bloc Québécois 10 (818K votes/4.7% of votes)
Green 1 (605K votes/3.4%)
Independent 1 (Hunter Tootoo, Nunavut; resigned from the Liberal caucus in May 2016)

There are also currently three vacancies in the House (2 in Alberta following the resignations of Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney, and 1 in Ontario after the death of Mauril Belanger).

All figures taken from parl.gc.ca and elections.ca.


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Who's Who?
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Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, the tenth Liberal to hold the position (the first since 2006) and the first son of a former Prime Minister. He has been Liberal leader since April 14, 2013, and the Member of Parliament for Papineau since October 2008.

Leader of the Opposition: Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer is the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, chosen at the May 27, 2017 leadership vote. He's been the Member of Parliament for Regina--Qu'appelle since 2004. He served as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015.

Interim Leader of the New Democratic Party: Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair is the former Leader of the Opposition, and Member of Parliament for Outremont. He has been NDP leader since May 2011. Following his loss of a leadership review vote at the Party's April 2016 convention, he announced he would step down after a new leader has been selected.

The NDP will be selecting a new leader in October 2017.

Related: NDP Critic list.

Leader of the Bloc Quebecois: Martine Ouellet

Martine Ouellet was acclaimed as leader of the Bloc Quebecois March 18, 2017. She does not currently have a seat in the House of Commons. She formerly served as the Quebec Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife with the Parti Quebecois.

Leader of the Green Party: Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May is the Green Party's sole MP in the House of Commons, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands. She has been an MP since May 2011, and the Green leader since August 2006.

Cabinet Ministers:
Ralph Goodale - Public Safety
Chrystia Freeland - Foreign Affairs
Ahmed Hussen - Citizenship and Immigration.
Carolyn Bennett - Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Scott Brison - Treasury Board President
Bill Morneau - Finance Minister
Jody Wilson-Raybould - Justice
Harjit Sajjan - National Defence
F-P Champagne - International Trade
Jane Philpott - Health
Maryam Monsef - Status of Women
Jean-Yves Duclos - Families, Children and Social Development
Marc Garneau - Transport
James Carr - Natural Resources
Mélanie Jolie - Heritage
Kent Hehr - Veterans Affairs, and Associate Minister of National Defence
Catherine McKenna - Environment and Climate Change
Karina Gould - Democratic Institutions
Carla Qualtrough - Sport, and Persons with Disabilities
Kirsty Duncan - Science
Lawrence MacAulay - Agriculture
Navdeep Bains - Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Judy Foote - Public Services and Procurement
Dominic Leblanc - Fisheries and Oceans, and Canadian Coastguard
Marie-Claude Bibeau - International Development and La francophonie
Dianne Lebouthillier - National Revenue
Patty Hadju - Employment Workforce Development and Labour
Amarjeet Sohi - Infrastructure and Communities
Bardish Chagger - Small Business and Tourism/Government House Leader

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What Else?
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Information on the Swearing In (which will only be relevant for the first few hours after this OP is posted) is available at swearing-in.gg.ca.

Several people asked that the TrudeauMetre be included in the OP, so here it is, misspelling and all: trudeaumetre.ca

Lastly, enjoy this GIF of Thomas Mulcair dancing to Drake, via This Hour Has 22 Minutes:

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matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 01:57 PM)
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This is in the OP already, but if anyone wants to watch the Swearing-In this morning, it's available on http://swearing-in.gg.ca/index-en.html starting at 10:30 AM EST.

And if anyone is curious about the timeline/process, here's an infographic from there, too:

Ledhead
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(11-04-2015, 01:58 PM)
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Awesome, new thread! I will sub
valkillmore
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(11-04-2015, 01:58 PM)
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Glad to be in on this one from the beginning.
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(11-04-2015, 01:58 PM)
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Old white men dancing put me at ease.

Today is the day, let's hope for something magical everyone. Or at least a better Canada than we had for the last 10 years.

I think one of the interesting challenges will be dealing with an economic climate that seems to increasingly have more of it's pie be tech/software, with Canada being such a resource heavy economy. Are we doing enough to pursue tech, and is there anything politically we can do to expedite that?
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(11-04-2015, 01:59 PM)
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Lovin' Angry Tom in the OP
Fuzzy
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(11-04-2015, 02:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by SheepyGuy

Lovin' Angry Tom in the OP

We need someone to gif Tom dancing to Drake.
Azih
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(11-04-2015, 02:23 PM)
The Harper years were so shitty and there's so many low hanging fruit for Trudeau that it's not even funny.

"We're going to stop threatening government scientists with unemployment if they share their findings" --> OMG BEST PM EVER!

Because of that I think the honeymoon period will be decently long but, man, with oil prices staying in the basement, global economy being crap, the world being unstable and generally shitty, Trudeau's got a lot of challenges heading this way.

Oh and this will be the last election with FPTP he promised.
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(11-04-2015, 02:26 PM)
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A Trudeau as PM once again.

What a time to be alive :D

Please don't fuck up, many young folks put their trust in you :/
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 02:26 PM)
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Good job on the OP, Matthew.

Cabinet gossip: So apparently, Freeland and Mckenna are in, but Leslie and Vaughan are put to the side. That's huge, if true. Anti-quota crowd gonna come out in full force.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle27093089/
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(11-04-2015, 02:27 PM)
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nice job with the OP

Trudeau has a super charged budy schedual internationaly this month.

G-20 Summit in Turkey, meets Obama face to face,
APEC Summit in Manila,
Commonwaelth Heads of Government meeting in Malta,
and the Paris UN Climate Change conference

i predict Marc Garneau as Foreign Affairs Minister, Stephane Dion on Environment
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(11-04-2015, 02:32 PM)
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Definitely will watch the swearing in
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 02:38 PM)
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Alex Boutilier ‏@alexboutilier

Stephen Harper has officially resigned as Prime Minister.

itshappening.gif
Samyy
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(11-04-2015, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

itshappening.gif

:D
So happy!
Don't fuck this up Trudeau!
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

itshappening.gif

HURRRAY
Kinsei
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(11-04-2015, 02:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

itshappening.gif

Yay!
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(11-04-2015, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

itshappening.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEi9WB18vwE
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy

We need someone to gif Tom dancing to Drake.

Check the end of the OP! No way I wasn't going to include that.

Originally Posted by Silexx

itshappening.gif

Best tweet ever!

Originally Posted by Silexx

Cabinet gossip: So apparently, Freeland and Mckenna are in, but Leslie and Vaughan are put to the side. That's huge, if true. Anti-quota crowd gonna come out in full force.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle27093089/

The anti-quota crowd are whiny babies. Anyone who thinks there haven't been quotas before now is an idiot.
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(11-04-2015, 02:51 PM)
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With the opposition like the Conservatives, I predict a long long Liberal reign.
Perfect Blue
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(11-04-2015, 02:53 PM)
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Going to be at work so enjoy the ceremony those who watch it! Had I known it'd be open to the public I would have went.
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(11-04-2015, 02:54 PM)
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What a great day. I'm so incredibly happy to see Trudeau sworn in.
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 02:55 PM)
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Stop being so adorable, Trudeau's kids! I need to focus on work here!
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 02:57 PM)
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Eeeeeee! Trudeau entering Rideau Hall now, his cabinet in tow!
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(11-04-2015, 02:58 PM)
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I've never seen a swearing in before, so I don't know what to expect from this.
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 02:58 PM)
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Guys, we still technically have no PM. If we move fast, we can still take Rideau Hall on time and install our own PM.
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 03:00 PM)
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Azih for Minister Responsible for Electoral Reform. Bish for Whip, for sure.

Originally Posted by gabbo

I've never seen a swearing in before, so I don't know what to expect from this.

This is a pretty unprecedented ceremony. Usually it's much more low-key.

Leblanc, Morneau, McKenna, Philpott all up front with him.
Pedrito
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(11-04-2015, 03:00 PM)
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It's pretty amusing seeing the tv pundits trying to play "where's Waldo?"
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(11-04-2015, 03:00 PM)
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I see Dominic. I'm guessing he's going to be an important Minster
SpiceOrange
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(11-04-2015, 03:00 PM)
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I see Garneau and Dion in the back. Not sure who else.
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(11-04-2015, 03:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by matthewwhatever

This is a pretty unprecedented ceremony. Usually it's much more low-key.

Leblanc, Morneau, McKenna, Philpott all up front with him.

This seems like a really small scale version of Obama being sworn in. Just... with bagpipes.
SpiceOrange
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(11-04-2015, 03:03 PM)
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Wow, there are a ton of people there. I would have gone but I didn't think it was worth taking a day off.
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(11-04-2015, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by gabbo

This seems like a really small scale version of Obama being sworn in. Just... with bagpipes.

The more low-key the better. The inauguration of the US president looks like a freaking Roman triumph. It's creepy.
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(11-04-2015, 03:03 PM)
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Pierre Trudeau showing up to his swearing-in ceremony.



Dat swag.
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 03:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by gabbo

This seems like a really small scale version of Obama being sworn in. Just... with bagpipes.

Usually we just get a small ceremony inside Rideau Hall. Having it open to the public and outdoors isn't something we've ever seen before.
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(11-04-2015, 03:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

Pierre Trudeau showing up to his swearing-in ceremony.



Dat swag.

All my mind can think of.
https://youtu.be/-qBWc8FCEEM?t=17s

Originally Posted by matthewwhatever

Usually we just get a small ceremony inside Rideau Hall. Having it open to the public and outdoors isn't something we've ever seen before.

That explains some of the comments on CBC's stream about security
Abstruse Moose
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(11-04-2015, 03:08 PM)
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I hope the door hits Harper's ass on the way out.
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 03:13 PM)
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Lol. From Catherine McKenna's husband:

Scott Gilmore ‏@Scott_Gilmore 37m37 minutes ago

I had one job: get @CathMckenna's kids to Rideau Hall. One job. Sigh.

Poor guy.
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(11-04-2015, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silexx

Lol. From Catherine McKenna's husband:



Poor guy.

It's nice bike weather today, dude should have taken a cargo bike.
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(11-04-2015, 03:18 PM)
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Man, look at the crowd.

What a time to be alive
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Originally Posted by CreeperBlocks

Man, look at the crowd.

What a time to be alive

It's a good day
matthewwhatever
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(11-04-2015, 03:20 PM)
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Really wishing I could've cut out of work and watched in person. It looks really fun being there.
Silexx
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(11-04-2015, 03:22 PM)
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Hahaha, meeting of the GGs right now.
CreeperBlocks
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(11-04-2015, 03:24 PM)
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So do we get a new Governor General or do we keep the same one? Because I have no idea how that works
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(11-04-2015, 03:24 PM)
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thank you CBC for the Live Stream

as someone who dislikes all Provincial parties in Quebec and I usually ignore swearing ins locally,

I find myself totally pumped Federally for today's swearing in and cabinet forming. My interest level is high and Trudeau gives off a sense of optimism that I completely do not feel at all on a Provincial level.
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(11-04-2015, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by CreeperBlocks

So do we get a new Governor General or do we keep the same one? Because I have no idea how that works

I think we're a year out from a new GG? I believe we appoint a new one every five years.
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(11-04-2015, 03:26 PM)
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Jason Fekete is tweeting a bunch of names:

Dion - FM
Wilson-Raybould - Justice
Morneau - finance
Sajjam - defence
Carr - natural resources
Sohi - infrastructure
Qualtrough - sport and disabilities
Freeland - trade


Originally Posted by CreeperBlocks

So do we get a new Governor General or do we keep the same one? Because I have no idea how that works

Johnston is GG until at least 2018 -- his term was extended last year, I believe.
SpiceOrange
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(11-04-2015, 03:27 PM)
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Dion as Foreign Minister would be a good call.

Anyone see Paul Martin in the livestream crowd?
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(11-04-2015, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by matthewwhatever

Jason Fekete is tweeting a bunch of names:

Dion - FM
Wilson-Raybould - Justice
Morneau - finance
Sajjam - defence
Carr - natural resources
Sohi - infrastructure
Qualtrough - sport and disabilities
Freeland - trade




Johnston is GG until at least 2018 -- his term was extended last year, I believe.

I thought Cabinet list was still embargo'd? Is he breaking it?
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(11-04-2015, 03:28 PM)
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is this a wedding ceremony?

lol
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Originally Posted by Kraftwerk

is this a wedding ceremony?

lol

Trudeau is marrying The Country

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