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April 29, 2011 / mike54martin

Orange Crush

Like many I was surprised, like some I was ecstatic with the Orange Wave. My question was how was the NDP going to convert their long-sought after popularity into seats during this Election? Now the path is clear and barring a total collapse or people listening to the fear-mongering from the Cons or Libs or their friends in the national media, Stephen Harper will be denied his majority and the NDP will be the Official Opposition. Here’s how they do it.

  1. All NDP incumbents and NDP held seats stayOrange. That includes several that the Cons thought they could pick up like Welland and Burnaby- Douglas.
  2. In the Atlantic they pick up St. John’sSouth-Mount Pearl from the Libs and in Nova Scotia, where people have shown they are not afraid of voting NDP they pick up South Shore-St. Margarets from the Cons, regain Dartmouth-Cole Harbourfrom the Libs, and best of all send Peter McKay home to play with his dog in Central Nova.
  3. In Ontario they regain Beaches-East York and send Peggy Nash back to the House fromParkdale-HighPark. Plus they add Andrew Cash from Davenport who will be a total ball of fun as an MP. Chris Buckley will put Oshawaback into the NDP family for the first time since Ed Broadbent back in the 80’s.
  4. On the Prairies Rebecca Blaikie takes back Stanley Knowles’ seat in Winnipeg North, Nette Wiebe finally gets to the House in Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar and if the Orange Wave is big enough Palliser in Saskatchewan and Edmonto East just might fall.
  5. In the North, and you heard it here first, Jack Hicks wins in Nunavut to join his Northern seatmate, Dennis Bevington in Western Arctic.
  6. In B.C. they pick up Vancouver Island North and we say good bye to John Duncan. They also regain Surrey North and win either the other Nanaimo seat or Kamloops. If the Orange Wave reaches the Pacific they pick up both as well as Esquimalt- Juan de Fuca.
  7. In Quebec there will be lots of gnashing of teeth for the Bloc, the Cons and the Libs as the Orange Wave runs over all opponents. The avalanche of seats will include:

Gatineau

Hull-Aylmer

Pontiac

Jeanne-Le Ber

Outremont

Westmount-Ville Marie

Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou

Ahunsic

Alfred-Pellan

Beauport- Limoilou

Brome- Mississiquoi

Brossard- La Prairie

Chambly-Borduas

Charlesbourg-Haute Saint-Charles

Chateauguay-Saint-Constant

Chicoutimi

Compton-Stanstead

Drummond

Laval

LaSalle-Émard

Laval-Les Îles

Longeueil- Pierre-Boucher

Marc-Aurele-Fortin

Louis-Hébert

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Lachine

Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier

Québec

Repentigny

Rivière-du-Nord

Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot

Saint-Bruno-Saint-Hubert

Saint-Lambert

Shefford

Trois-Rivières

Verchères-Les Patriotes

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