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OMG: If Stephen Harper gets re-elected I will commit suicide. He's destroyed so much of the environment and doesn't care about missing and murdered native women. I've watched this land I once cared about fall to ruins under this tyrant and things are only going to get worse if he stays. I don't want to see that happen.

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  1. We haven't cared about the natives since we got here. Why should we start now?

    Suicide seems like an awfully extreme reaction.

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    1. Because they are humans? That type of "why bother?" approach is not helping with progress. Time to check your elitist attitude who only cares about the present and "me, myself and I".

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    2. Who is "we"? I'm native and I'm not part of your "we". You can fuck off back to the filthy backwards European country your disease carrying ancestors came from.

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    3. I double checked my elitist attitude again and realized that not only do I personally not care, but that missing and murdered native women are WAY less of an issue than people make it out to be. ~1200 cases over 25 years? Mehhhh.

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    4. 1 actually makes a good point. Most of us are just too afraid of sounding not PC to admit it. Why do I care that a bunch of hitchhikers go missing because of their own bad decisions? It's not native women that are targeted, it's all women who live in poverty or on the streets. Remember the serial killer Robert Pickton? He didn't have a native fetish, he just killed whoever was easy target. Yes, I am aware of the residential schools and all the systematic abuse the natives experienced, but the past is no excuse for their sorry state in the present, despite all the privileges they currently have. Chinese immigrants were also mistreated in Canada's history, but I don't see a whole lot of Chinese women roaming the streets looking for drugs.

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    5. you are disgusting 1d

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    6. 1e The truth hurts.

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    7. You may care if your family members start disappearing 1c

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    8. 1d do you realize that it was the government that forced people on reserves in the first place, and now it's people like you saying they should leave if they don't like it? So you realize that some of those communities are so remote, food has to be flown in and costs so much that most people can't afford healthy food? Do you realize that Shoal lake First Nation has been under a boil water advisory for 17 YEARS while the surrounding cities have fresh water? And you have the gall to say that the past is no excuse?? That shit is not in the past. It's still happening. And YOU and people just like you are complicit in it.

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    9. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/john-cummins-conservative-missing-murdered-women-1.3258611

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    10. @1g, I might care, but I'd hardly expect the entire country to get up in arms over it. Nobody has enough time and energy to care about every little injustice. Crying about how nobody takes your pet social justice issue seriously isn't gonna do you much good, the rest of us have bigger fish to fry.

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    11. I care about missing and murdered indigenous women, but I don't think a government inquiry will actually solve anything. It'll just be an expensive excuse for a lot of political photo-ops on native reserves for a few months, the conclusion of which will be a report that says what everyone already knows: that quality of life on reserves is significantly lower, on average, than the rest of the country, and a higher crime rate puts these women at a higher rate of risk than other demographics.

      Nothing new discovered, nothing solved. Let's leave it to the police to solve the crimes, and pressure the government to create economically self-sustaining conditions for First Nations peoples in the meanwhile.

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  2. It's cool, the liberals will ensure that we spend the rest of our lives paying off our debt due to all the spending since we're in a recession.

    Too bad it's only a technical recession and even without all the spending it'll be over next quarter. They will get the credit though...

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    1. If this comes off as partisan I'm sorry, not trying to do so. Government debt isn't the same as consumer debt. And the technical recession has been going on for a little while. Unless you have a crystal ball, it could end up as another recession. Time will dictate what Harper's legacy will be.

      I feel like Flaherty kept Harper in check. Now Harper gets more "tea party" like.

      We have Paul Martin to thank for keeping our banks regulated and not american like. Harper did lower taxes which is nice.

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    2. A recession where the interest rates are low is the best time to spend and invest in infrastructure.

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    3. 2b, I don't disagree with that, except we already ARE spending and investing in infrastructure. I fail to see why the government throwing an EXTRA $65 billion at anything is going to make a difference in solving this sort-of recession that we're maybe-possibly still in.

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  3. MFW: I just today spent a decent period of time procuring proof of address to vote in my riding where its locked between conservatives and liberals, just to help the conservative candidate.

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    1. lol epic troll bro XDXD

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    2. Actually I should totally do this too. Mostly I don't care about the election. I don't like Harper. But the Liberal Party is no longer the party of Chretien and Martin--Trudeau is his father's son minus the brilliance, the LP is drifting (slowly) back towards leftism--and the NDP are a non-starter.

      Plus the stupidity of OP's declaration is something of a motivator in itself. I think we have a duty to cancel out the votes of people like OP.

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  4. harper is the worst. he's built his own little tyrannical empire in parliament. Repoters cant even touch him. but baby trudeau looks like a harper in training. so smug i cant stand it.

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  5. you know, I was unsure whether I should vote or not, but seeing this post made me decide to head to the polls and vote tory

    just 4 u <3

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    1. ya that'll show op. ya! good on ya mate. way to get em! fightin the real fight! spite voting 2015! ya!!

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  6. OP here and no I'm not being dramatic or kidding. People's hate filled and making fun reactions only prove my point that no one actually cares.

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    1. Sorry to disappoint you, but I am no troll. I am voting for Harper this election because I don't see a better candidate.

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    2. literally anyone 6a

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    3. Trudeau thinks legalizing marijuana will win the youth vote, which is a shallow assessment. Mulcair is pushing universal childcare. Sorry, but if you choose to have kids, I ain't gonna be the one paying for their asses. As for green, voting for them is the same as not voting at all. Plus I respect Harper for his political ingenuity, whether it's ethical or not. Therefore Harper is getting my vote.

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  7. Hey OP, here's a neat fact. No matter who wins, not much will change in the next 3-5 years. Your life, come the next election, won't be all that different if the Liberals or NDP win, compared to if the Conservatives win. That's because the Federal Government's ability to directly affect your life is actually rather small compared to more local forms of government.

    Not that who's in power federally doesn't matter. But win or lose, this is Stephen Harper's last election. If he loses, he'll resign immediately. If he wins, 1-3 years and he'll be announcing his retirement, and passing the reins over to someone else, who'll have to struggle for victory in the 2019 election (or possibly earlier than that, if it's a minority government).

    While you should take your vote seriously, there's no reason to feel so strongly about who wins or loses the election. Harper isn't some demon out to destroy the nation (or become a dictator).

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    1. Harper is already a fucking dictator getting all his fucking little ducklings in line for his last term. literally anyone but stephen herpes.

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    2. Either he's the lamest, least-powerful dictator in all of history, or he's not a dictator at all. Most dictators don't have to care about what their voter base thinks (lest they be voted out of office), and most of them don't routinely have their legislation slapped down by an independent court system.

      Over the years, he's done a decent number things I agree with, some things I disagree with, and plenty of things that just plain piss me off. But do I think we're living in some kind of pseudo-Orwellian police state? Fuck no. I don't even think we're CLOSE to being that kind of a society. I also don't think Harper WANTS to turn us into that kind of a society, either - not that he could if he did want to.

      Politics is a messy, often very ugly business. And Harper has been a ruthless cutthroat of a politician, often exploiting rules and unwritten conventions in ways people with common decency never believed they WOULD be exploited. All in the name of building an ideological base of voters in Canada that would vote to keep him in power. That much I won't deny. But the nation isn't falling apart because of him, and life as we know it won't change if by some chance he gets re-elected. That much is just opposition party hyperbole, and always has been.

      Sooner or later, governments do change. If not this election, probably the next. The question I'd be asking is: after 9 years of the same guy in power, even as support for the NDP collapses, what is the Liberal Party lacking that they aren't COMPLETELY storming the polls?

      I think Harper ought to be out of office by now, but I'm not at the point where I think literally anything is better. Call me when there's a centre-to-centre-right alternative I can vote for (Liberals, that used to be you...).

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  8. Individual lives don't matter anyways. I don't mind Harper's ways. At least things get done.

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    1. I vehemently agree.

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    2. If they don't matter then why don't you end yours 8? You aren't more important than anyone else, probably less important actually.

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  9. I really don't care I am still voting for harper.

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  10. Everyone egging OP on to hurt themselves seems pretty tough anonymously, are you afraid to do it under your name? Let's see the names and faces of the encouragers

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  11. All my STEM homies, vote anyone but fucking harper. His anti-science platform won't do you any good when you're looking for a job soon!

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    1. You know what else won't do you any good? High taxes and living in a bankrupt country.

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  12. I just want him to commit suicide because it will be fUn to read about.

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  13. To the mod removing my posts because you don't agree with my political opinions: FUCK YOU

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    1. Lol, "political opinions" is always code for "inflammatory racist statements"

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  14. Why kill yourself over other people''s stupidity? If you're really set on not letting Harper get re-elected, run as a candidate yourself and win everyone over.

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