Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Canadian politics #101 and a little pleasuring

Education can be entertainment too, with pretty pictures. When we holidayed in Canada, I heard or read the name Justin Trudeau. I added two and two and came up with four, correctly guessing he is the son of Pierre and Margaret Trudeau. What an interesting time it was when viewing Canada from afar when Trudeau was in power. He led the Canada's Liberal Party and was Prime Minister from 1968 to '79 and again from 1980 to '84. Can anyone outside Canada name another Canadian Prime Minister? I can only think of Pearson and I only know that because I recently discovered Toronto's airport is named after him. As you can see from this snip from Wikipedia, the Canadian Liberal Party is far more progressive than the Australian Liberal Party. The party sits in the middle of the political spectrum.

Among the party's signature policies and legislative accomplishments include universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, Canada Student Loans, peacekeeping, multilateralism, official bilingualism, official multiculturalism, patriating the Canadian constitution and the entrenchment of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Clarity Act, restoring balanced budgets in the 1990s, and making same-sex marriage legal nationwide.

Now the son of Pierre, Justin, leads the Liberal Party of Canada and fancies his chances of becoming Prime Minister. An election has been called and after an extremely long lead up to voting, the election will be held on October 19th.

The polls have the three main parties at about the same, around 30%, the other two parties being the Conservative Party (right) and the New Democratic Party (left). Greens are on about 6% and BQ, which I am guessing is a pro Quebec party, about 3%

So there's your learnin' for the day. How about some photos of the candidate Justin. So what do you think? Would you vote for Jussie? I would love to show my appreciation to Jussie for his political efforts had I half a chance.

A conservative Jussie who won't frighten the voters. 


Serious Jussie, expounding party policy perhaps.


Jussie, it is rude to point at someone's fat gut.


Oh my Jussie, what strong and powerful muscles you have and such nice armpits. (I feel faint. Someone get me the amyl smelling salts)


Jussie, the camera is on you. Stand up straight and don't slouch.


A public transport using Jussie.


I hope this is not a 'power of positive thinking' Jussie.


Jussie likes to socialise and have a beer.


Jussie must listen to his voters. "Oui Madame Bolger, I agree dog droppings in your local park is a serious matter."


A bearded hipster Jussie.


It was once said to a friend about me, 'What a shame he is gay. He is such a nice guy'. Jussie, what a shame you are married and with children.


25 comments:

  1. different personalities and interesting ones

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    1. Many different guises, I think Gosia.

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  2. Politics really? Haha ~ more like a self-indulgent oggle-fest. Love it!

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    1. Carol, I do confess the photos came first and then I had to think of a reason to post them.

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  3. Pity about the tattoo.

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    1. Victor, so what is wrong with a tattoo or two? From what I can see of it, I don't think I would like it much.

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  4. He looks MUCH better out of the suit.

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    1. EC, why do men wear suits? Mostly they cover up very obvious imperfections, but occasionally they hide the attractiveness.

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    2. The suit suits him too, he is one of those who look good no matter what they wear, or don't. :D

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  5. Wouldn't he be just a delightful little pet!

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    1. Jac, we are on the same wave length. At my age I was thinking of him being a very nice handbag.

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  6. Amazing how facial hair can change someones face so much. :)

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    1. Yes Snoskred, and I seem to recall you are rather fond of a whisker or two.

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  7. William Lyon Mackenzie King was prime minister for about 100 years so I know his name well. Pierre Trudeau was the best; Stephen Harper was/is the worst.

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    1. Hels, yes of course, Billy King. I knew that. Seriously, I do remember not thinking very much at all of Harper. Anti public transport, I seem to recall, rather like the discredited Abbott.

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  8. He is SUCH a cutie, I hope he has a personality to match.

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    1. River, sadly in some ways, I have often found very nice looking people to be very nice people too. Just not fair.

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  9. A change for once, usually politicians are always old bald guys !

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    1. Gattina, he is quite young to be a Prime Minister, but I think the present one is not so old either.

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  10. We heard lots about him during our 2013 visit - the golfers 90yr old aunt is quite taken with him lol. Have to agree, he is a rather noice looker.

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    1. Cathy, I can't say we heard a lot about him, but we weren't really tuned in to daily Canadian life. Yep, if looks can win votes, he can do it, especially if it works for 90 year olds.

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  11. I'd vote for him, policies..what policies :)

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    1. Grace, short of him being Hitler, yes what policies.

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  12. He is fabulously good looking! Oh my!

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    1. Strayer, I wonder if people trust him more or less because he is good looking.

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