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    I was hoping there wouldn't be an election with Iggy still around, I'll have to do some thinking about who to vote for. I dislike all the parties even more than usual at the moment.
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    I am not impressed. My spring is already interesting enough without this nonsense. As punishment to Ignatieff and his attempt to steal power from democratically elected government, He will not have my vote. The liberals will not have my vote this election.
    It's time to break with tradition on a greater principle.

    The Liberals are talking about forming coalition with the Bloc Quebecois and people are questioning Harper's allegiance to Canada???

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    Founded in 2009 and officially registered in 2010, the Pirate Party of Canada strives to reform Canadian information laws to meet the needs of the new century.

    Copyright & Access to Culture

    What’s wrong? The internet is the most important development in the free exchange of ideas since the invention of the printing press, yet copyright laws remain in the 18th century, preventing the internet from living up to its full potential as a medium for the exchange of art and information.

    What can we do about it? We want to adjust copyright to meet the needs of artists first, consumers second, and big business third. We’ll shorten copyright terms and reduce their scope to prohibit commercial copying only. Doing so will return to the original purpose of copyright: to protect the ability of an artist to make a living rather than to grant exclusive “ownership” of an idea for life. Ideas are too valuable to treat as commodities, and are at their best when shared.

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    Privacy

    What’s wrong? Modern technology makes it trivially easy to track and monitor all aspects of your life, and the regulations that should protect you from unwanted surveillance are inadequate to the needs of the 21st century.

    What can we do about it? We want to extend privacy laws to provide the same protections to all of our digital data that already exist today for non-digital items such as conventional mail. Furthermore, we will strengthen prohibitions on information collected for one stated purpose by one organization being shared with and used by another, even between government departments. Dystopic societies arise not just from the volume of data collected, but the way in which that data is combined and used.

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    Patent Law

    What’s wrong? Patents are intended to encourage innovation by granting the owner a temporary monopoly on the use of a particular work in order to give them a chance to bring the product to market before it is snapped up by competitors. However, today patent law is used as a tool for big businesses to crowd out competition, undermining both the purpose and the common interest of patent law.

    What can we do about it? We want to shorten patent terms, increase the onus of originality required for granting a patent, and completely eliminate patents in the following areas: software, pharmaceuticals, business models, genes, and life forms. By doing so, we’ll ensure that patent law meets the purpose of enhancing competition while protecting those working to bring an original product to market.

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    Net Neutrality

    What’s wrong? In recent years, several Canadian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have started slowing down certain types of data sent to and received from the Internet by their private customers, supposedly in order to prevent overloading their networks. However, there is little evidence available which proves that this is actually the case and that ISPs are not simply degrading performance to prevent competition. For example, a telephone company could reduce the quality of Skype calls over their DSL lines.

    What can we do about it? We want to enact legislation requiring all internet service providers to offer the same level of service for all applications and Internet services, without discrimination. In other words, we want to ensure that customers get exactly the service they pay for, without exceptions or special limitations on specific services like P2P applications.

    Open Government & Open Access

    What’s wrong? In the course of its daily operations, the Canadian government collects and produces large amounts of valuable data. Unfortunately this information is rarely accessible to the public, even though it has been paid for with your money.

    What can we do about it? We see it as our goal to ensure that the government works for its citizens and not vice-versa. The government’s actions and the data it produces must be made publicly available to Canadians wherever possible, using standardized, open and vendor-neutral data formats. We also want to ensure that all research funded by taxpayer money is made available to the public, thereby ensuring the principles of open access. This will help maintain Canada’s cultural and scientific heritage by ensuring equal access to these values for everyone in our society.
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    Harper's government. That is all!

    Who could possibly have any confidence in Harper's budgets?

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    I actually like Jack Layton.. Too bad he is with the Non factor NDP.. The Libs have the wrong man this time around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    I am not impressed. My spring is already interesting enough without this nonsense. As punishment to Ignatieff and his attempt to steal power from democratically elected government, He will not have my vote. The liberals will not have my vote this election.
    It's time to break with tradition on a greater principle.

    The Liberals are talking about forming coalition with the Bloc Quebecois and people are questioning Harper's allegiance to Canada???
    well since you opened the " coalition " can of worms...... the Harper government aka conservatives,was actually a coalition of 3 parties that were going nowhere marginalized in western Canada with minimal influence east of SK.
    Reform,Alliance, and the trump card was a few Ontario PCs.

    so is there actually anything wrong with a coalition? only if it joins to defeat a corrupt government. if the next government is a Harper majority Canadians may as well all move to Alberta.

    The Canadian people need to do some research, or just go ask your parents, they might just remember.
    maybe the Nuclear power question should rear its ugly head in the Election?

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    I'm pleased with a lot of what Harper's government has accomplished such as raising the age of consent from 14, dealing with that ridiculously ineffective gun registry, allowing for income splitting for taxes, and offering tax breaks to parents who involve their children in sports and now possibly the arts. I appreciate having someone represent Canada that has some credibility with other world leaders (Chretien was an embarrassment). While I don't think I'd ever vouch 100% for any government and there are some things I wouldn't do in the same way, I like it that they've actually gotten something done in the time they've been in power and that's with a minority government. I'm sorry to see people like Stock Day go, but I feel it is one of the first governments in my memory that has ever represented or been interested in the west at all. Given the alternatives, I'll definitely be voting for Harper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    I actually like Jack Layton.. Too bad he is with the Non factor NDP.. The Libs have the wrong man this time around
    this statement I agree with.

    but.................Jack Layton and the NDP vote could fix the present problem if directed eficciently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    I'm pleased with a lot of what Harper's government has accomplished such as raising the age of consent from 14, dealing with that ridiculously ineffective gun registry, allowing for income splitting for taxes, and offering tax breaks to parents who involve their children in sports and now possibly the arts. I appreciate having someone represent Canada that has some credibility with other world leaders (Chretien was an embarrassment). While I don't think I'd ever vouch 100% for any government and there are some things I wouldn't do in the same way, I like it that they've actually gotten something done in the time they've been in power and that's with a minority government. I'm sorry to see people like Stock Day go, but I feel it is one of the first governments in my memory that has ever represented or been interested in the west at all. Given the alternatives, I'll definitely be voting for Harper.
    But what about the fact that the majority of MPs voted him in contempt of government? That's a federal crime, to withhold information. Doesn't that bother you?

    He's also framing this as if the other parties are the problem here. He committed a federal crime, they called him out, and Harper doesn't even talk to the press afterward?

    Democracy needs . . . democracy . . . to function. I don't think the other parties are great; I'd vote Pirate if I had a rep in my riding. But I have a huge problem with Harper expecting people to follow him because he thinks he's making a good decision.

    Democracy is based on the people collectively making a decision. The nation collectively, via their elected MPs, decided he's committed a federal crime.

    (I'm sorry--I don't mean to be moody about this. I am just a bit distraught thinking about how this has glimmers of Bush "winning" his first term election despite the government later showing he actually lost, and Bush just said he'd won until he was in power and people just went with it . . . )

    I find Harper's style of leadership really distressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    well since you opened the " coalition " can of worms...... the Harper government aka conservatives,was actually a coalition of 3 parties that were going nowhere marginalized in western Canada with minimal influence east of SK.
    Reform,Alliance, and the trump card was a few Ontario PCs.

    so is there actually anything wrong with a coalition? only if it joins to defeat a corrupt government. if the next government is a Harper majority Canadians may as well all move to Alberta.

    The Canadian people need to do some research, or just go ask your parents, they might just remember.
    maybe the Nuclear power question should rear its ugly head in the Election?
    It's not the coalition I am opposed to. It forming coalition with party who's only purpose is to destroy the country and create political mischief.
    And Fine, form a coalition with these guys.. But then you don't get to wear the label of "Champion for The cause of Canada"
    Right now that looks like Stephen Harper

    And Someone who I will not name is right.. I am pretty sure Harper is the 1st person to ever lead this country (at least during my life time) who includes ALL of Canada in his agenda not just his region.

    Harper is a federalist .. I like that about him

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