Canadian Politics: I guess we can all have bad days, …. eh? …ask Stephen Harper

Canadian Politics: I guess we can all have bad days,  …. eh? …ask Stephen Harper

Canada has three major Federal and provincial (State) Government parties: In the Federal Parties: The Progressive Conservatives (PC) is led by Stephen Harper; The Liberals by Justin Trudeau and the New Democratic Party (NDP) by Tom Mulcair .


Justin Trudeau

As we try to figure out what the Canadian of October 19, 2015 election won by the Liberals mean, Liberals (184 seats); Conservatives (99 seats); NDP (44 seats) to outgoing Prime Minster Stephen Harper, here are a few insights:  

Like many a millennial, after trying to strike out into the big vast world on his own, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau (born Christmas Day 1971), has returned home to the place he was raised – 24 Sussex Dr., Ottawa ON. His father Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister for 16 years – (1968-1984).

Stephen Harper

Tom Mulcair

On the flip side, Conservative Leader Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister from February 6, 2006 to November 4, 2015, who lost the election to Justin Trudeau woke up to quite likely his worst nightmare:

  • He woke up as a regular Calgary, Alberta citizen with a Muslim Naheed Kurban Nenshi as his Mayor (2010 to present);
  • The NDP was running his province of Alberta. Rachel Notley leads the first NDP Alberta Government in the history of the province and is the first non-Progressive Conservative Premier of Alberta since Harry Strom of the Social Credit Party, who served until 1971.
  • And the Liberals under new PM Justin Trudeau was now running his country….

I guess we can all have bad days……    eh?


Full list of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet

31-member cabinet includes 15 women, attempt at regional balance
CBC News Posted: Nov 04, 2015 10:50 AM ET

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  • valentin10  On 11/05/2015 at 3:41 am

    Reblogged this on Mon site officiel / My official website.

  • De castro  On 11/05/2015 at 4:44 am

    Harpers legacy…….most would resign “step down” to give others a chance in their own party !😬 in UK Ed Miliband resigned as leader of labour party immediately after Cameron conservatives were elected …..way forward in leadership contest.
    Politicians who cling on to power are “clutching at straws” past sell by date….not fit for purpose….best forgotten🎓
    Goodbye Mr Harper….NEXT !😈
    Goodbye Mr Jagdeo…..NEXT !😈
    Ways I see it

  • guyaneseonline  On 11/05/2015 at 6:18 am

    Full list of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet
    31-member cabinet includes 15 women, attempt at regional balance
    CBC News Posted: Nov 04, 2015 10:50 AM ET

  • Clyde Duncan  On 11/05/2015 at 7:55 am

    de Castro: Harper was tossed out as leader of the party, on his hiney … if that answers your question. – No time to give that a second thought.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 11/05/2015 at 9:23 am

    I think papa Bush is trying to give Jeb! a fighting chance, here
    – What father’s do for their kin-folk. -clyde

    By Justin Wm. Moyer – Washington Post

    It’s long been a mystery what President George H.W. Bush thought of President George W. Bush’s response to the Sept. 11 attacks and the subsequent invasion of Iraq. Bush 41, of course, had stopped short of ousting Saddam Hussein; Bush 43 had gone ahead and done just that. But what was said behind closed doors in Crawford or Kennebunkport?

    In his book about his father, published last year, the younger president said he made his decisions on his own.

    “I never asked Dad what I should do,” Bush wrote in “41: A Portrait of My Father.” “We both knew that this was a decision that only the president can make. We did talk about the issue, however. Over Christmas 2002, at Camp David, I gave Dad an update on our strategy.”

    H.W.’s response? “You know how tough war is, son, and you’ve got to try everything you can to avoid war,” he said. “But if the man won’t comply, you don’t have any other choice.”

    But now, a new biography of Bush 41 reports he had a lot more on his mind perhaps left unsaid.

    Jon Meacham’s “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” due out later this month, offers the nonagenarian’s candid, critical comments about his son’s closest advisers, including Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, according to news reports prior to its formal release.

    Bush Sr.’s toughest talk was reserved for Rumsfeld, whom he called “an arrogant fellow.”

    “I think he served the president badly,” Bush told Meacham, Peter Baker of the New York Times reported, quoting the book. He added: “I’ve never been that close to him anyway. … There’s a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks. He’s more kick ass and take names, take numbers. I think he paid a price for that.” (Rumsfeld resigned as secretary of defense in 2006 after conditions in Iraq deteriorated. He declined comment about the biography to Fox News.)

    Bush also said Vice President Cheney was very different from Secretary of Defense Cheney. Cheney served under Bush 41 for four years, including during Operation Desert Storm.

    “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” Bush reportedly told Meacham, speculating that 9/11 had affected Cheney’s views. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East.”

    Bush said Cheney, pushed to be more conservative by his wife and daughter, “had his own empire and marched to his own drummer.” Whose fault was this?

  • Clyde Duncan  On 11/05/2015 at 2:29 pm

    Canada’s New Prime Minister Explains The Importance Of Gender Parity With 3-Word Answer – Trudeau’s reply was to the point.

    HuffPost Canada
    By Zi-Ann Lum

    And when he was asked by a reporter about why it’s important to build a cabinet with gender parity in mind, his answer was to the point.

    That is to say, 15-men & 15-women

    Trudeau’s answer: “Because it’s 2015.”

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