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Old 01-29-2001, 10:07 PM   #1
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"I have a Prime Minister -- not a President."
--"Joe Canadian" in Molson's "I Am Canadian" TV Commercial

Here's a quick question: given the leaders of each of Canada's political parties, their faces, and their party's names, who would you, an American, vote for, for the leader of Canada?... CLICK HERE for the national party leaders.

I'm not sure how many of you actually know who our current Prime Minister is -- s/he's one of these party leaders:
  • Jean Chrétien (Liberal Party)
  • Stockwell Day (Canadian Alliance)
  • Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois)
  • Alexa McDonough (New Democratic Party)
  • Joe Clark (Progressive Conservative Party)

Again, here is the link to the party leaders.
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Old 01-29-2001, 10:56 PM   #2
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So, we're supposed to just guess based on who we think looks like the best president?

Stockwell Day looks best to me.
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Old 01-29-2001, 11:19 PM   #3
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So, we're supposed to just guess based on who we think looks like the best president?
NO! -- You are susppose to just guess based on who you think looks like the best Prime Minister!... At the head of our parliament/govenment is the Prime Minister (NOT a President), unless you count the people above him that have very little influence (the Govenor General and the Queen) and are appointed, not elected.

...just seeing what you guys would all say. The reason behind posting this is that a while back when this guy that looked really ugly was running for Prime Minister, a company used computers to change a picture of his face and asked people "who would they vote for?" -- even though it was the same guy... like -- they put hair on his bald head, a moustache, adjusted his nose, etc.
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Old 01-30-2001, 04:33 AM   #4
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Can canadians vote????? if yes , i want joe clark.
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Sure, Peck!... actually, I was hoping Joe Clark and the PCs would win the election this past November, but there wasn't very much national support ....and my vote isn't just based on how he looks... its based on party beliefs and platforms.
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First off, do ANY of them have any traced heritage linking them to Al Gore?
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Old 01-31-2001, 08:05 AM   #7
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haha very funny Jake! But lee i also like Clark as himself since my class every thursday we do a report on a current event i did one when the election were gonna start about the canadian electiona i made a like profil for every one i here is wat i said for Clark:
Joe Clark
He is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party: Which had the first ever Canadian Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald in 1867. Here is his bio:
Charles Joseph Clark was born on June 5, 1939, in High River, Alberta. His father owned and edited a newspaper, so Joe's first paying job was delivering the High River Times. He flirted with a career in journalism, writing freelance sports stories, but as a student at the University of Alberta in the early 1960s Clark realized his life's calling would be politics.

Here is their system:

· Cutting Canada’s taxes and Canada's debt in a fair, open and balanced way.

· By securing the future of health care and our environment, and reinvesting in education.

My vision is that they got mine vote!!!
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Old 01-31-2001, 07:41 PM   #8
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First off, do ANY of them have any traced heritage linking them to Al Gore?
...huh?.. sorry -- this joke flies right over myy simple Canadian mind -- explain!

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...He is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party: Which had the first ever Canadian Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald in 1867.....
My vision is that they got mine vote!!!
...that's SIR John A. MacDonald, to you!

...remember, Peck, you should probably research all the political parties before you make a final decision!... then again, you still have six years before you are voting age, and you must be a Canadian citizen!

Question to Americans: do you have to be 18 or 21 to vote? -- 'cuz I know in some states the legal age for drinking & stuff like that is 21...
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Question to Americans: do you have to be 18 or 21 to vote? -- 'cuz I know in some states the legal age for drinking & stuff like that is 21...
You have to be 18 to vote, 21 to drink.
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Old 02-01-2001, 07:41 AM   #10
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...remember, Peck, you should probably research all the political parties before you make a final decision!... then again, you still have six years before you are voting age, and you must be a Canadian citizen!
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Well Lee don't get watcha mean abnout canadian citizen??? Canadian passport or wat? if u mean canadian passport yes i do have one and iwas born in edmonton.
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