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Canadian Gossip - Part 3

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by Anonymousreply 211October 13, 2021 7:00 AM

Previous thread:

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by Anonymousreply 1July 6, 2021 11:40 PM

Idiot, OP. We were nowhere near being maxed out on Part 2. 😠

by Anonymousreply 2July 6, 2021 11:43 PM

R2 Part 2 is paywalled, sunshine. Hence the recent lack of replies.

by Anonymousreply 3July 6, 2021 11:45 PM

It’s Canada, R3, hence the lack of replies. And I say this as a Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 4July 6, 2021 11:48 PM

It's a semi-niche thread/topic but it was updated almost daily, R4. Posting stopped once it got paywalled.

by Anonymousreply 5July 6, 2021 11:53 PM

Canada gets it’d first indigenous Governor General

by Anonymousreply 6July 7, 2021 3:59 AM

What’s going on with the creepy Kielburger brothers?? Their joint testimony a few months ago was hilarious.

Has anyone seen Jian lately? I wonder how he spends his days.

by Anonymousreply 7July 7, 2021 4:21 PM

Gossip on newly single Connor Jessup? Very handsome and talented.

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by Anonymousreply 8July 7, 2021 5:45 PM

Any gossip on Nenshi and Bowman? They have both got to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 9July 7, 2021 8:30 PM

R6, Mary Simon seems like a decent choice for Governor General. Her only drawback is that she doesn't speak French.

R8, do we know why Connor Jessup & Miles Heizer broke up?

R9, Nenshi definitely pings. Maybe he didn't come out while he was Mayor of Calgary because Alberta is still very conservative. And Bowman pings, too, although he's married to a woman and has kids.

by Anonymousreply 10July 8, 2021 9:45 AM

Mary Simon speaks Inuktitut. Maybe it's time to recognize Canada's indigenous population.

by Anonymousreply 11July 8, 2021 10:37 AM

Jody Wilson-Raybould won't run in next election

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by Anonymousreply 12July 9, 2021 11:49 AM

R12– Good riddance to bad rubbish

by Anonymousreply 13July 10, 2021 5:37 AM

Green party executive launches membership review of its own leader, Annamie Paul:

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by Anonymousreply 14July 16, 2021 9:46 AM

Canceled now, R14.

WTF is going on with the Greens? I'm saddened and very disappointed. They're my party! I hole they're organized enough to run a candidate in every riding.

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by Anonymousreply 15July 18, 2021 7:54 PM

[quote] Canada gets it’d first indigenous Governor General

First Nations!

by Anonymousreply 16July 18, 2021 8:30 PM

I hope the NDP lose every seat next provincial election in Ontario. As just one example, Suze Morrison is a horrible MPP in Toronto Centre. Her staff doesn’t return calls or emails. I’ve also heard complaints from community organizations. Hopefully, the riding’s Liberal candidate, David Morris wins.

by Anonymousreply 17July 18, 2021 11:52 PM

Annamie should’ve run somewhere else

by Anonymousreply 18July 18, 2021 11:53 PM

Which Canadian gay celebrities are well hung? John Moore?

by Anonymousreply 19July 19, 2021 12:15 AM

David Common is 8”

by Anonymousreply 20July 19, 2021 12:17 AM

David Common made a joke about shrinkage and hasn’t hosted Power and Politics since. I thought it was hot

by Anonymousreply 21July 19, 2021 12:22 AM

David Morris used to Chair the 519. He’s a good guy

by Anonymousreply 22July 19, 2021 12:26 AM

Did he, R21? I watch all the time. I must have missed it, lol.

by Anonymousreply 23July 19, 2021 12:31 AM

I actually find David Cochrane hot tbh. I don't usually like bald guys, but I find him sexy.

by Anonymousreply 24July 19, 2021 12:32 AM

Andrew Nichols has the face of an alcoholic

by Anonymousreply 25July 19, 2021 12:33 AM

Years ago I used to work with Toronto radio host, Jay “Mad Dog” Michaels. He was a total asshole to his former on air partner, Billie.

by Anonymousreply 26July 19, 2021 12:37 AM

Liza Fromer is allegedly a major league cunt who got herself blacklisted from ever appearing on TV again.

by Anonymousreply 27July 19, 2021 12:39 AM

David Thurton is hot.

by Anonymousreply 28July 19, 2021 1:21 AM

Legal action underway related to Greens’ internal turmoil, Annamie Paul

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by Anonymousreply 29July 22, 2021 10:13 AM

I know he’s in France at present, but is William White fever sweeping your country? Could he be potentially as big as Michael J, or is he more a Cory M?

by Anonymousreply 30July 22, 2021 12:29 PM

Link to the Green Party lawsuit:

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by Anonymousreply 31July 23, 2021 10:01 AM

Whoops. This link should work.

Green Party lawsuit:

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by Anonymousreply 32July 23, 2021 10:03 AM

I want a big cock up my ass

by Anonymousreply 33July 23, 2021 11:57 PM

I wonder if Annamie has ever given a blow job? Does she like her tits played with?

by Anonymousreply 34July 23, 2021 11:58 PM

O’Toole gave supporters and other party insiders taxpayer-funded contracts

By David Akin

July 22

Individuals and entities connected with O'Toole's leadership campaign won $237,00 worth of taxpayer-funded contracts from O'Toole's office during his first six months in office.

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by Anonymousreply 35July 24, 2021 10:12 AM

I don't care that O'Toole hired his buddies, all politicians, including Trudeau do this. The problem is his hypocrisy. I hear that the knives are out for him already and that his own party hates him.

by Anonymousreply 36July 24, 2021 2:05 PM

Still strange to me that after all these years we have no one with any hookup stories about Dan Levy. He’s almost 40 - there should be some Canadian DLers who know something. Unless he’s an incel - wtf is this lack of any gossip?

by Anonymousreply 37July 24, 2021 2:27 PM

Any Seamus O Reagan stories?

by Anonymousreply 38July 24, 2021 3:36 PM

R38, a few years ago a DLer posted that he once gave Seamus a blowjob.

by Anonymousreply 39July 25, 2021 9:44 AM

Damn no more gossip huh?

by Anonymousreply 40July 25, 2021 9:15 PM

Damn no more gossip eh?

by Anonymousreply 41July 25, 2021 9:16 PM

While I understand the significance of Mary Simon's appointment...she is not a good public speaker. I guess as long as she doesn't attack the staff at Rideau Hall, she's an improvement over the previous GG.

by Anonymousreply 42July 26, 2021 6:50 PM

Test

by Anonymousreply 43July 26, 2021 7:09 PM

Canadian Actor - Stephen Huszar. Any gossip?

by Anonymousreply 44July 26, 2021 7:10 PM

Any gossip on designer Brian McCourt?

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by Anonymousreply 45July 26, 2021 7:19 PM

Where’s Julie Payette hiding?

by Anonymousreply 46July 26, 2021 9:40 PM

As part of her severance, Julie Payette receives a budget to maintain an office with staff. What is she doing?

by Anonymousreply 47July 26, 2021 9:41 PM

I’d really like to hear stories of how many of you have had horny hockey players.

by Anonymousreply 48July 26, 2021 10:52 PM

Are Canadian men well hung?

by Anonymousreply 49July 26, 2021 10:54 PM

What about Francois Arnaud

by Anonymousreply 50July 26, 2021 10:55 PM

Have Dany Fortin and Justin made up yet?

by Anonymousreply 51July 26, 2021 11:48 PM

Ant rumors on hot daddy Whit Fraser

by Anonymousreply 52July 26, 2021 11:53 PM

Not gossip, but Ford vowed today that students will return to schools in the fall. He even joked that he’ll drive them if he has to. I thought that was kind of a bold statement to make with school more than a month away. Things could change drastically between now and then.

by Anonymousreply 53July 27, 2021 12:03 AM

Oh, R48, how I wish I had horny hockey player stories of my own to tell. Hockey players have the best butts and thighs.

by Anonymousreply 54July 27, 2021 12:06 AM

Ford's a fucking moron. Probably the stupidest premier in all of Canada. How the fuck did Ontario vote for that clown?

by Anonymousreply 55July 27, 2021 12:07 AM

Did anyone ever discover Brent Carver's cause of death?

by Anonymousreply 56July 27, 2021 12:08 AM

DL fave Henry Cavill's brother, Charlie lives in Alberta and he is delish

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by Anonymousreply 57July 27, 2021 12:13 AM

Stephen Leece seems closeted to me

by Anonymousreply 58July 27, 2021 12:16 AM

Sam Oosterhoff is a cutie. Pity he’s in Doug Ford’s party.

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by Anonymousreply 59July 27, 2021 12:22 AM

Calm down, folks. Unlike the NDP, we trust the people to make their own choices for their kids.

by Anonymousreply 60July 27, 2021 12:39 AM

The best thing for us all, Doug @ R60, would for you to OD like your brother. You look like a walking heart attack so it wouldn't take much.

by Anonymousreply 61July 27, 2021 12:43 AM

R61 My friend, we’re listening to the advice of the science table and the Chief Medical Officer. They don’t believe in vaccine passports for our kids. It’s time for the teachers’ unions and the official opposition (including the minivan party) to stop playing politics.

by Anonymousreply 62July 27, 2021 12:53 AM

R53– So Dougie is quitting his job to take another one he’s under qualified for

by Anonymousreply 63July 27, 2021 12:56 AM

Doug is still raising millions in fundraising though.

by Anonymousreply 64July 27, 2021 12:57 AM

Doug, have you learned how to pronounce Covid yet? It's only been 18 months.

by Anonymousreply 65July 27, 2021 1:03 AM

R65 My friend, I’m listening to the science.

by Anonymousreply 66July 27, 2021 1:18 AM

Doug, you're not my friend. Can you say Covid yet? It's a simple question, Dougie boy.

by Anonymousreply 67July 27, 2021 1:20 AM

R58 Leece is not closeted, he's gay but he not vocal about it (likely due to his leadership aspirations) it's not an open secret. He has been involved in the small gay wing of the PC party, and has also attended pride events and abstained from a vote granting university status to Canada Christian College. There are a ton of rumours about his time at Western. One guy has spoken on record about allegedly being sexually assaulted by Leece. There are also rumours that the CBC have heard from other men but haven't reported it because it's really a he said/he said.

R59 Major rumours about Oosterhoff too. On Twitter some men have come forward claiming having being hit on by Oosterhooff...there is one story from a guy who alleges that Oosterhoff attempted to grab his dick in the men's room in the Indigo and Yonge/Eg in Toronto.

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by Anonymousreply 68July 27, 2021 2:35 AM

Are the Canadian actors celibate? These threads always go into politics.

Or are Canadians too polite to fuck someone famous and give us details?

by Anonymousreply 69July 27, 2021 3:36 AM

[quote] Or are Canadians too polite to fuck someone famous and give us details?

We're just having Nunavut, R69!

by Anonymousreply 70July 27, 2021 3:38 AM

R67 My friend, Dr. Williams told me to pronounce it that way.

by Anonymousreply 71July 27, 2021 4:39 AM

R70 How do you feel about Mary Simon, Nunavut Troll?

by Anonymousreply 72July 27, 2021 4:40 AM

What about former hottie, Actor Nicholas Lea? Never married?

by Anonymousreply 73July 27, 2021 5:03 AM

I used to fuck the CEO of one of Canada’s largest companies. He was into scat and hardcore BDSM,

by Anonymousreply 74July 27, 2021 5:10 AM

Who, R74?

by Anonymousreply 75July 27, 2021 5:16 AM

R75 I can’t say. He could do a lot of damage to me professionally if this was traced back

by Anonymousreply 76July 27, 2021 5:18 AM

Sergio Di Zio lives in my neighbourhood. I see him walking in the morning. Very good-looking guy.

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by Anonymousreply 77July 27, 2021 5:30 AM

Connor Jessup Grindr sightings?

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by Anonymousreply 78July 27, 2021 6:44 AM

[quote]What about Francois Arnaud

He came out as bisexual last year. He was living with a guy during COVID. Not sure if they are still together.

by Anonymousreply 79July 27, 2021 9:54 AM

Dan Levy's mother/Eugene's wife seems like a real piece of work. I wonder if Eugene Levy ever cheated on her when he was off working.

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by Anonymousreply 80July 27, 2021 2:56 PM

R68 Yup, Stephen Leece being gay is pretty much an open secret. There was rumour he was dating a Bay Street high roller but I can't remember the name.

by Anonymousreply 81July 27, 2021 4:23 PM

Doug, @ R66, for the last time, I'm not your friend. What are your plans for schools in the fall?

by Anonymousreply 82July 27, 2021 7:32 PM

Not buying that Leece is gay, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 83July 27, 2021 7:41 PM

Folks, we’re gonna have the best reopening plan for schools in the fall. We have the best Minster of Education and Chief Medical Officer in Canada working round the clock to get kids back in class. This September I’ll drive and teach em myself if I have to. The teachers’ unions and their friends in the opposition need to stop fear mongering. I won’t support a vaccine passport.

by Anonymousreply 84July 27, 2021 7:49 PM

Doug, why won't you support a vaccine passport or record of immunization against Covid? Manitoba and Quebec have them and things are going well in those provinces. Aren't Brian and François your buds? Talk to them.

by Anonymousreply 85July 27, 2021 7:57 PM

Sasquatch is a very aggressive verbal bottom

by Anonymousreply 86July 27, 2021 8:01 PM

Is Leece well hung? Top? Bottom?

by Anonymousreply 87July 27, 2021 8:03 PM

Any gossip on any of the Canadian Olympians (past or present, either sex)?

by Anonymousreply 88July 28, 2021 5:59 PM

anything on Jacob Tierney?

by Anonymousreply 89July 28, 2021 6:00 PM

Thoughts on childcare? Would’ve preferred pharmacare

by Anonymousreply 90July 28, 2021 6:08 PM

Re: Francois Arnaud -

[quote]He came out as bisexual last year. He was living with a guy during COVID. Not sure if they are still together.

The guy in question is fellow Quebecois actor Théodore Pellerin who is part of the main cast of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida." Théo is nearly 12 years his junior, and Connor Jessup and Xavier Dolan also follow him on Instagram.

As of 2 days ago they were still liking and commenting each other's posts, so they're probably still together.

by Anonymousreply 91July 28, 2021 7:57 PM

that's hot re: Arnaud and Pellerin....... Arnaud is a top?

by Anonymousreply 92July 28, 2021 8:13 PM

Thanks 91!

Cute

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by Anonymousreply 93July 28, 2021 9:11 PM

Go to 1:11 mark to see Arnaud. He’s so hot.

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by Anonymousreply 94July 28, 2021 10:17 PM

My friends, I don’t give a hoot what you stick your dicks into. All I care about is making life easier for the people with low taxes, less government and no labour standards

by Anonymousreply 95July 28, 2021 11:55 PM

I hate that I am attracted to Stephen Leece and want to fuck him. I really hate myself for that.

by Anonymousreply 96July 29, 2021 1:09 AM

R96 You want to pound his hole?

by Anonymousreply 97July 29, 2021 1:14 AM

Any gossip on a deliciously bearish Canadian actor Ty Olsson?

by Anonymousreply 98July 29, 2021 1:24 AM

Yes, r97. And slap his ass.

by Anonymousreply 99July 29, 2021 4:06 AM

The Canadian actors in this show are all pretty hot. S2 seemed to set up for S3 but it never happened.

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by Anonymousreply 100July 29, 2021 4:13 AM

R96 He does have a nice ass, I'll give him that.

by Anonymousreply 101July 29, 2021 4:33 AM

[quote] Stephen Leece

He has a disturbing forehead mole.

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by Anonymousreply 102July 29, 2021 4:36 AM

Sometimes it almost seems like the ndp in ontario is fully in cahoots with the pc party, based on their utter political ineptitude slash inability to get their message across, and -most importantly-pick a leader who can actually win! Andrea has proven time and again for YEARS to be an unelectable vegetable lasagna candidate! Why on earth won’t they hire proper political consultants who can vet viable leaders!?

by Anonymousreply 103July 29, 2021 5:44 AM

R103, what do you think of Steven Del Duca and the Ontario Liberals? Will they have a better chance of beating Ford next year?

by Anonymousreply 104July 29, 2021 10:02 AM

Dougie, you looked like you were about to keel over at yesterday's presser in Northwestern Ont. Are you okay?

by Anonymousreply 105July 29, 2021 1:25 PM

R194 He was a terrible choice for party leader. Most people in Ontario don't know his name. If the Liberals win, it's simply to get Ford out.

by Anonymousreply 106July 29, 2021 4:42 PM

R106 I also love how they gave a failed candidate, Kate Graham complete control of crafting their platform,

by Anonymousreply 107July 29, 2021 4:54 PM

R106 None of the heavy hitters wanted the job (Sandra Pupatello)

by Anonymousreply 108July 29, 2021 4:59 PM

[quote]Any gossip on a deliciously bearish Canadian actor Ty Olsson?

All I know is he's been banned from several conventions in North America due to being a literally raging alcoholic and publicly making out with underage girls.

by Anonymousreply 109July 29, 2021 5:14 PM

That's a shame, R109. He's super fuckable.

by Anonymousreply 110July 29, 2021 5:17 PM

Yeah he's been quietly written off a few shows too. Really fumbled the bag, as the kids like to say.

by Anonymousreply 111July 29, 2021 6:19 PM

Is anyone else depressed by the economy? I’ve been looking for work since January after leaving an abusive work situation

by Anonymousreply 112July 29, 2021 9:32 PM

Julie Payette getting her Order of Canada revoked

by Anonymousreply 113July 29, 2021 9:54 PM

Yay! I’m so happy, R113.

by Anonymousreply 114July 29, 2021 9:56 PM

I fucked Andrew Thomson who appears on CBC Power and Politics. He’s got a huge cock

by Anonymousreply 115July 29, 2021 10:24 PM

No she isn't, R113. Some welder from BC filed a complaint and they're investigating.

by Anonymousreply 116July 29, 2021 11:47 PM

R113 Payette's Order of Canada is not being revoked. As R116 sates, a member of the public filed a request to have her membership within the order reviewed. It's unlikely it will be taken away, unless she's charged with a crime or something. She may have been a boss from hell, but she was an accomplished astronaut and I don't think being a bitch is enough grounds to be removed.

by Anonymousreply 117July 30, 2021 1:16 AM

So Alberta is going to kill us all? Build a fucking wall around that fucking province and the idiot deplorables that voted for Kenney.

by Anonymousreply 118July 30, 2021 2:38 AM

Interesting Twitter thread.

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by Anonymousreply 119July 30, 2021 2:46 AM

R118 Alberta is trash outside Edmonton which almost exclusively votes NDP, but the rest of the province is TRASH.

by Anonymousreply 120July 30, 2021 5:13 AM

R120, how do you figure Edmonton votes NDP? All their MPs are cons aside from one so there's clearly a lot of conservative trash there too. I agree it's more progressive than the rest of the province, but that's not saying much.

by Anonymousreply 121July 30, 2021 5:18 AM

R108, Sandra Pupatello is running federally again for Trudeau's Liberals in Windsor.

by Anonymousreply 122July 30, 2021 9:23 AM

Interesting no one cares to mention the 9/11 like drama I was subject to earlier this week. Some Canadian gossip thread this is.

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by Anonymousreply 123July 30, 2021 2:55 PM

R121 Federally, yes Alberta tends to vote Conservative but provincially Edmonton votes NDP, it's very bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 124July 30, 2021 4:32 PM

R123 Dan Levy was talked about at length in the previous two gossip thread. I guess he's still the same old bitchy queen he was (allegedly) when we was working for MTV Canada.

by Anonymousreply 125July 30, 2021 4:35 PM

R122 She should run in Toronto. Windsor is now solidly orange

by Anonymousreply 126July 30, 2021 4:36 PM

R126, the Liberals won Windsor-Tecumseh in 2019, so the NDP actually lost one of their Windsor seats.

But you're right that it may be challenging for Pupatello to win Windsor West against long-time NDP MP Brian Masse.

by Anonymousreply 127July 31, 2021 9:34 AM

[quote]Why on earth won’t they hire proper political consultants who can vet viable leaders!?

Two reasons... the leadership process is always grassroots driven, so only party loyalists, kooks, and other no hopers select the leader. Purity tends to come into it, for the right and the left. Arguably, for example, Peter MacKay would have been a (marginally I guess) better choice for the federal Conservatives but he they got Erin the Toole instead. What's 'er face Elliott would have been a better (more mainstream) choice for the provincial Conservatives in Ontario, but they got Doug. (Though I think Elliott proved herself close to useless in the pandemic.)

Second reason, the lefties are generally on a mission. They're less in it for themselves and more for their view how society should be structured. So they are less prone to corruption but more prone to very impractical and very dogmatic. And they really struggle with tone. They talk down to the majority, they scold, they wag their fingers. They would far rather be right (correct) than be in power so they struggle to moderate their views to reflect an electorate and get enough votes to win. That's shown increasingly at the federal level. Add up the Liberals and the NDP and you get a majority, but within the ranks the NDP can't draw enough Liberal support to prevail.

It's also why a union of the parties, in my view, would fail (and help the Conservatives, which would be awful.) The factions within the ranks will spend all their time on internal fights and undercut their credibility. The media will eat it up and report it and the harmful shitshow will make the Conservatives look good in comparison. In the end I don't think Canadians want particularly grand visions. They want competence and sensible compassion. That's why federally the more centrist Liberal party has won so many elections and is still called the natural governing party. Personally, when I vote, I vote Liberal. It's the safest bet. I'm not voting this election, nor are a number of my friends, because Trudeau's such a dipshit.

by Anonymousreply 128July 31, 2021 12:19 PM

R128, a good overall analysis of Canadian political parties. Trudeau is flawed, but he's still the best alternative to keep the Conservatives out.

by Anonymousreply 129July 31, 2021 12:30 PM

Yes, R129. I suspect they will win. No idea if it's a majority or not. Doubt it. Which will force him to depart sooner rather than later. Maybe that would be the best outcome for us. Liberals back, the great poet with much more time for pilates and pontificating. Freeland or Carney would be great alternatives. It's time for a smart woman, so I have a slight preference for Freeland. I will vote Liberal if there seems risk but my MP (Liberal, in Toronto) is safe, so I can with hold my vote in protest of that pompous ass... he's like a woke set of bagpipes to me, which I could live with, if I thought he was up to the job, but I don't. Between his WE values and his first thought of faculty lounge optics, I don't think he's up to the job. There's better choices.

by Anonymousreply 130July 31, 2021 12:36 PM

Trudeau will win, not out of any great love for him but because most Canadians see the alternatives as worse.

by Anonymousreply 131August 1, 2021 2:44 AM

It's a well kept secret but in Canada summers are in winter and winters are in summer. Right now in Ottawa, they are ice skating with penguins and drinking hot chocolate and laughing at us.

by Anonymousreply 132August 1, 2021 2:47 AM

R132 The first part is true, if you live in Australia.

by Anonymousreply 133August 1, 2021 2:49 AM

r133 = dastardly Canadian trying to deceive us.

by Anonymousreply 134August 1, 2021 2:55 AM

No. Imposter. No please, thanks, or eh.

by Anonymousreply 135August 1, 2021 11:50 AM

Oh .... who was the top?

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by Anonymousreply 136August 1, 2021 8:54 PM

Has Dan ever topped?

by Anonymousreply 137August 1, 2021 11:02 PM

Wow, Paul looks so good.

Dan looks... well fed.

by Anonymousreply 138August 1, 2021 11:35 PM

There’s another plate across from Dan that can be seen so I’m guessing there were other people there

by Anonymousreply 139August 1, 2021 11:39 PM

Dan got thicc

by Anonymousreply 140August 1, 2021 11:43 PM

Not really gossip because it’s true, Corey Monteith was extremely ordinary looking

by Anonymousreply 141August 2, 2021 12:05 AM

I thought Dan looked well fed also.

by Anonymousreply 142August 2, 2021 12:34 AM

Abacus poll on Accessible Voter Pools shows that the Liberals, NDP & BQ have expanded their voter pools over the past 2 years, whereas the Conservatives & Greens have seen theirs shrink:

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by Anonymousreply 143August 3, 2021 10:04 AM

Theodore Pellegrin posted about visiting Francois Arnaud while the latter is filming in Vancouver last week. They both posted Instagram stories about going for a hike and a swim in a lake together. Guess that answers anyone's question about whether they're still dating.

by Anonymousreply 144August 4, 2021 8:30 PM

they are very cute together.

by Anonymousreply 145August 4, 2021 8:33 PM

Yeti makes me wear a ballgag when he pounds me in the permafrost

by Anonymousreply 146August 5, 2021 11:49 AM

Careful you don't fall through, Sask... it's melting in places.

by Anonymousreply 147August 5, 2021 11:52 AM

Trudeau is expected to ask the governor general to call an election of August 8. Interesting article about why he can and why he wants an election.

Who ya'll going to vote for.

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by Anonymousreply 148August 5, 2021 10:50 PM

I guess Trudeau is trying to leave office before Angela Merkel

by Anonymousreply 149August 6, 2021 1:32 AM

New poll from Abacus:

Liberals ahead by 12 as election speculation heats up

August 5, 2021

Liberals (37%)

Conservatives (25%)

NDP (20%)

Greens (6%)

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by Anonymousreply 150August 6, 2021 11:42 AM

Doesn't surprise me. The Liberals are the least of the evils. The shambles of the Conservatives and the Greens make them look even better. Good they have a sizeable lead... it is apt to narrow by election day.

by Anonymousreply 151August 6, 2021 12:29 PM

3 Liberal MPs announced they are not running for re-election:

Adam Vaughan (Spadina-Fort York)

Karen McCrimmon (Kanata-Carleton)

Will Amos (Pontiac)

Vaughan is a bit of a surprise. McCrimmon is retiring for health reasons. Amos is less of a surprise after his naked Zoom/peeing scandal during the virtual House of Commons session.

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by Anonymousreply 152August 9, 2021 9:01 AM

I’m guessing Vaughan sees an opportunity at the provincial level

by Anonymousreply 153August 10, 2021 12:21 AM

He gave an interview saying it was a lifestyle thing. He'll have plenty of pension pots from his various goes and his wife still feeds off the CBC trough. He's one of the most miserable personalities I've ever encountered in public life. Snide, short tempered, arrogant... the back bench must have been killing his ego and being an MP demanded he press the flesh even so. I think the interview was in The Star yesterday. Anyway, I got the impression he's done with politics.

by Anonymousreply 154August 10, 2021 12:29 AM

In what world are articles that run in mainstream newspapers and other media considered 'gossip'?

by Anonymousreply 155August 10, 2021 1:33 AM

More key officials depart Green Party amid staffing upheaval as election looms

Aug. 9, 2021

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by Anonymousreply 156August 10, 2021 9:40 AM

Someone here must know something about François-Philippe Champagne. Any gay rumors?

by Anonymousreply 157August 10, 2021 8:15 PM

^ He's going to be on Power and Politics right away ^

by Anonymousreply 158August 10, 2021 9:35 PM

R157, yes, there are gay rumours. He is 51 and appears to be unmarried without kids.

Here he is at Montreal Pride 2017:

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by Anonymousreply 159August 11, 2021 9:12 AM

What is Brian Orser up to these days? Does he still live in Canada?

by Anonymousreply 160August 11, 2021 9:25 AM

R160, isn't Brian Orser still coaching at a skating club in Toronto? Last I heard he coached Yuzuru Hanyu and Jason Brown.

by Anonymousreply 161August 11, 2021 9:40 AM

There is growing buzz in the Alberta media that Naheed Nenshi is planning on coming out before the end of the year.

by Anonymousreply 162August 11, 2021 6:55 PM

What do you think of the announcement by Brian Pallister, the Premier of Manitoba, to call it quits?

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by Anonymousreply 163August 12, 2021 12:00 PM

I vaguely recall he said something stupid in relation to First Nations. He's old, he's connected, he's probably had enough of the mine field. The politicians all take care of one another... he'll land an ambassadorship or some such thing. It's not a bad retirement plan if you can stomach the rubber chickens and community picnics and seldom actually saying anything. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 164August 12, 2021 2:21 PM

Election prediction 1: when it is over, another Liberal minority, and Trudeau will be gone by June of next year, announcing departure at Christmas.

Election prediction 2: the call is this Sunday, unless....

Election prediction 3: they panic and decide to wait until next spring. The fourth wave is gathering the steam and the unnecessary election meme isn't far behind. That's harmful to your prospects. If it isn't called within a week, they're not going to go.

by Anonymousreply 165August 12, 2021 2:24 PM

New poll says 2/3 of Canadians don't want a federal election right now. It's funny, one thing the Liberals do that's bad is drag their feet. They could have got the border open in both directions in June, according to some reporting, but dragged their feet. Then made the odd decision to open without joint agreement, essentially surrendering negotiating power or at least position. They've been letting election talk percolate for a month, and now it is going boomerang. They were consistently criticized for dithering on aspects under their control during the pandemic: border closure, airpots, inbound flights from hot spots. This lot has an odd sense of timing and there are enough examples of timing issues that it could be effectively messaged as a theme, which won't help them.

by Anonymousreply 166August 12, 2021 2:36 PM

R163, he's loaded, he doesn't need to do anything aside from retire to his villa in Costa Rica.

He never appeared to me to be one of those crazy, right-wing premiers and always seemed a lot smarter than the likes of Ford, Moe, Kenney. I've never agreed with his politics, but he seems more of an old school fiscal conservative than anything. Remember how he called those western separatists idiots? His comments about settlers and Indigenous people were out of touch. He's in his late 60s and it's time for him to go, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 167August 12, 2021 3:32 PM

Globe reporting Trudeau to call a vote for September 20th.

by Anonymousreply 168August 12, 2021 3:57 PM

Hmmm....we'll be in the middle of a 4th wave by then, R168.

by Anonymousreply 169August 12, 2021 3:58 PM

Yeah, I think he's nuts. People seem so emotional. I live in the heart of Toronto... I can't tell you the number of neighbours and friends who would vote Liberal but just can't stand him (which isn't to say they won't vote Liberal but they aren't voting Justin.)

I talked a to consultant friend last night who, despite (and with great reluctance) is doing public consultations in more rural Ontario. He said the volatility and anger there, especially about Torontonians who've left this nightmare of a city and driven up real estate and other prices in the process, is huge.

They are making their calculation on the polls - and obviously nuanced polling that we will never see - but I predict two things: the most volatile election and electorate in a long time and, at the end, another minority. Perhaps the NDP makes enough gains to take the Opposition. But I don't think much changes. Trudeau will have to step down after leading to two minorities in a row.

by Anonymousreply 170August 12, 2021 4:06 PM

I think you're 100% right. It'll be another Lib minority.

I just pray there's not some other skeleton in Trudeau's closet that we'll find out about one week before the election.

by Anonymousreply 171August 12, 2021 4:08 PM

Me too. I loathe Justin but I don't want a Conservative government. NDP governments always worry me because the leader might be strong but I worry about the experience of the Cabinet. I lived through the Rae years. Great regard for Bob Rae, but the no talents and idealists that came with him... Christ, what a mess. They inadvertently paved with way for the odious Mike Harris Conservatives, who were worse in the opposite way.

by Anonymousreply 172August 12, 2021 4:10 PM

Breaking news on CBC right now.

by Anonymousreply 173August 12, 2021 4:14 PM

Justin is making a mistake calling an election right now. I think the liberals will win only because most voters (at least in seat rich Ontario) think the alternative is worse. The thing is, he's in a minority government, all he has to do is put forward a bill he knows the opposition won't support and then he can blame them for the election, but by calling one himself, he can't escape is something bad happens e.g. spike in cases.

by Anonymousreply 174August 12, 2021 4:19 PM

Yup, he's being stupid. I think he's going to bleed to the NDP.

by Anonymousreply 175August 12, 2021 4:21 PM

Confirmed: Trudeau will meet with the Governor General on Sunday and advise her to dissolve Parliament and call an election. Breaking on the CBC right now.

by Anonymousreply 176August 12, 2021 4:22 PM

Media is already hammering Tam, Gould, and Anand about the safety of holding an election right now.

by Anonymousreply 177August 12, 2021 4:32 PM

I'm with R175. Dumb call. Their sense of timing is catastrophic. Their understanding of how thing changes in COVID time is pathetic. The NDP will profit from this - and the Liberals could suffer from that doubly - the NDP could drain enough votes in a riding to put a Conservative over the top. Toronto will be fascinating to watch this time... will the young run to the NDP... are there enough moderates to hold the Liberal positions?

I am not intending to vote, as protest. They haven't earned my vote and don't deserve it. But, if my MP seems at risk, I will hold my nose and vote Liberal. I may need reconstructive surgery I am holding it so hard.

by Anonymousreply 178August 12, 2021 4:40 PM

Panelist on CBC just raised a good point - what if something happens where the government has to make a decision while parliament is suspended? The guy is a conservative strategist, but still, he's not wrong.

by Anonymousreply 179August 12, 2021 4:43 PM

The country still has a government. It's just in an election campaign to determine the next parliament, which could result in a change of government.

What the poet does Sunday is ask the Governor General to dissolve the current parliament for an election. If Parliament needed to be summoned again by the Governor General.

The so-called caretaker convention came into effect when the election is called. Under our Westminster system, during an election campaign the government must refrain from making significant decisions related to policy, spending or appointments. The routine business of government goes ahead, managed largely by the public service. In case of a national emergency, a caretaker government can take action, but it's expected to do so in consultation with the opposition parties. Why? Because during an election it is unclear whether a government enjoys the confidence of the House of Commons – the acid test for governance in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 180August 12, 2021 4:51 PM

It's actually not a good point. It is a woeful ignorance on behalf of someone purporting to speak with knowledge about government in Canada.

Then again, it's a Conservative, so....

by Anonymousreply 181August 12, 2021 4:52 PM

Thanks, R180. I knew there'd be a workaround, but still, seems like a pain in the ass and a risk with the fourth wave on the way.

What doesn't make sense is why Trudeau is doing this, aside from thinking he'll get a majority. The NDP has played ball with him since 2019, so has the Bloc, so what's the point aside from him being greedy and wanting a majority?

I actually hope things stay the same. I like a Liberal minority with the NDP having to pull them a bit left. Otherwise, "Liberal, Tory, same old story."

by Anonymousreply 182August 12, 2021 5:01 PM

We're in the fourth wave. The opportunism is why the polling advantage will narrow. Front page of the Star: 2/3 respondents don't want an election.

This shows a disregard that will also revive the old Liberal arrogance canard. I have no idea what he's thinking, except it proves my bias: nice ass, but he lacks the maturity and wisdom to be PM.

by Anonymousreply 183August 12, 2021 5:06 PM

He missed the window of opportunity. He should've called the election at the end of June or early July when Canadians were far more optimistic about the summer and fall. It's clear with the delta variant we are headed into another shitty few months and as R183 says, the polls will narrow. I still think he'll win but not convinced it'll be a majority.

by Anonymousreply 184August 12, 2021 6:10 PM

I love how Liberal partisans on Twitter are justifying this when they've ripped on some of the provinces that had elections during Covid. Does Trudeau think that the people in BC are going to turn out while the entire area is on fire and multitudes have been displaced? I just get what he's thinking....

According to CBC, Elections Canada has been informed that they will not be able to use schools and community centres as polling locations.

I predict a low voter turnout with the same results we have now - a Liberal minority. If I didn't hate the Cons so much, I'd say Trudeau deserves to be punished and lose.

by Anonymousreply 185August 12, 2021 6:17 PM

His arrogance manifests as cluelessness.

by Anonymousreply 186August 12, 2021 6:30 PM

R185 If it weren't for the conservatives, no way I'd vote for the Liberals this time around but feel like there is no choice.

by Anonymousreply 187August 12, 2021 6:52 PM

R187 Yup the Liberals are counting on people who are voting for them simply because they're not the conservatives to deliver a majority. I think they'll get a minority. Poll showing huge leads pre-election usually mean nothing.

by Anonymousreply 188August 12, 2021 7:04 PM

And that's the cycle they keep us in, R187. Remember how Trudeau promised that 2015 would be the last first past the post election? That didn't happen. He did not say, "I'll try," he promised and did not deliver.

I refuse to fall for the Liberals attitude of "you have to vote for us or else scary Conservatives will get in." They have pulled that for years and I voted out of fear for years too. This time, I'm voting with my morals instead of fear, not to help out Justin one more time. I'll be voting Green, and if there is no Green candidate, in my riding, I'll vote NDP. I'm not buying into the conservative boogeyman that the Liberals always try and skate by on, especially since this election is not necessary. My aunt and cousins are sick of it too, and she lives in a currently conservative riding that is showing a tight race between Libs and Cons.

I do not hate Trudeau, I think he's been a "just okay" PM. I hate the rabid online trolls that make up shit about him when there is plenty of legitimate things to criticize him on. Those are the issues that I care about and that's how I'm going to vote. Why do Canadians always settle for mediocrity? "Meh, Justin isn't that great, but he's better than so and so." I'm done with that shit.

Look at it this way, IF, the Liberals lose, then maybe, just maybe, they'd learn a lesson and change. Would suck for now, but might be better for the long run. People have to demand better.

by Anonymousreply 189August 12, 2021 7:13 PM

[quote]Why do Canadians always settle for mediocrity?

I don't know if it's a uniquely Canadian thing or a parliamentary system thing but I feel it's usual governments in Canada are voted out, not voted in. It isn't very often people are truly excited by a party, but, rather, punishing the incumbent. Look at Kathleen Wynne... Ontario basically vomited her up when the alternative was Doug Ford.

by Anonymousreply 190August 12, 2021 7:19 PM

R190 it's the first past the post system we use to elect governments. The popular vote is also more narrow, but because of the electoral system a party only needs about 35% of the popular vote to get all the power. If we had a more proportional system, we'd likely more often than not have NDP-Liberal coalition governments. This is why Trudeau failed at his promise at electoral reform. If we switched to a more representative system, the Liberals (Nor the conservatives) would ever hold majority power again.

by Anonymousreply 191August 12, 2021 7:24 PM

I hate O'Toole, but I don't think he'd be as bad as Harper. Hopefully we don't have to find out. I hate Michelle Rempel too, but she is very pro-gay, so there's that at least. There's always going to be wing-nuts with the Cons, though I suspect some of the lunatic vote has gone to Max. My old Liberal MP used to tell me she loved Max, lol.

by Anonymousreply 192August 12, 2021 7:25 PM

R190 in fairness, Ontario almost elected the NDP in 2018 but then both the liberals and PCs started attacking the NDP instead of each other, the NDP ran out of money to seal the deal in the final two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 193August 12, 2021 7:25 PM

New ABACUS poll:

Most Canadians won’t be upset if early election called; Liberals lead by 9 over Conservatives

August 12, 2021

Liberals (37%)

Conservatives (28%)

NDP (20%)

Green Party (5%)

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by Anonymousreply 194August 13, 2021 10:05 AM

R194 Those numbers will narrow as the election goes on. Liberals will win, the question is majority or minority. Also with the Cons sinking, I wonder if the NDP would actually have a shot at opposition.

by Anonymousreply 195August 13, 2021 4:14 PM

I know you all want to talk politics and that's fine, but I was responsible for a $50,000 donation to UA Native Studies program.

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by Anonymousreply 196August 13, 2021 9:30 PM

I agree the Liberals form the government... likely a minority with the NDP having a good shot at opposition.

What struck me reading The Star yesterday was that the Conservative platform could be mistaken for reasonable. That may have the effect of strengthening the NDP showing in ridings where the Liberals would be more likely to win. I also think you'll see a handful of Toronto ridings turn NDP, esp where the condo crowd dominate, and the lower income.

by Anonymousreply 197August 13, 2021 9:43 PM

And... strong start.... ;)

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by Anonymousreply 198August 14, 2021 12:08 AM

R198, some people are questioning that Nanos poll.

But obviously we'll give a lot of different polls from different pollsters over the next month.

by Anonymousreply 199August 14, 2021 9:53 AM

give = get

by Anonymousreply 200August 14, 2021 9:53 AM

On what basis are "some people" questioning the Nanos poll? Where? Link?

Everybody questions a poll they don't like.

by Anonymousreply 201August 14, 2021 12:10 PM

I take that back. Every partisan, hack or crushing fool questions polls they don't like.

The rest of us observe with some degree of interest and move on.

by Anonymousreply 202August 14, 2021 3:35 PM

What does EKOS say?

by Anonymousreply 203August 14, 2021 6:13 PM

The thread about the election is here

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by Anonymousreply 204August 14, 2021 6:21 PM

François Arnaud posted photos of the cast of his new show hanging out on the water in the Vancouver area today, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw and DL fave Oliver Jackson-Cohen. His bf Théo Pellegrin already liked the post.

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by Anonymousreply 205August 24, 2021 1:47 AM

Arnaud and Pellegrin are a really cute pair. Arnaud is dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 206August 24, 2021 2:34 AM

Charles Adler got fired! Finally. One less conservative on air. Shane Hewitt is next, hopefully.

by Anonymousreply 207August 26, 2021 5:34 AM

Justin is a terrible politician. I despise him. I despise the Conservatives more, though.

If the Liberals lose this, they deserve it.

by Anonymousreply 208August 26, 2021 6:51 AM

Any gossip about what's going on at CP24? In the last two weeks both Gurdeep Ahluwalia and Pooja Handa have suddenly announced their departure from the Breakfast show. Gurdeep annouced today it was his last day and Pooja did the same thing two weeks ago. Very odd that two hosts who have been on the show for years should suddenly leave with no notice or announce what they are doing next.

by Anonymousreply 209August 27, 2021 4:41 PM

r209 on Twitter Gurdeep says it was his own choice, but I'm sure that's to make him look professional and look like a good prospect to new employers. Something is obviously up, even people in his Twitter comments are not buying it.

by Anonymousreply 210August 29, 2021 2:00 AM

Anyone read Marie Henein's book?

by Anonymousreply 211October 13, 2021 7:00 AM
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