September 28, 2015

Ezra's top 10 observations from tonight's leaders debate

Rebel Staff
 
September 28, 2015

Ezra's top 10 observations from tonight's leaders debate

Did you watch the foreign policy debate hosted by the Munk Centre tonight? It was pretty good — all three party leaders were on their game. 

Oddly, the CBC refused to broadcast the debate — strange, given their public mandate, and the $1 billion in taxpayer funds they get each year.

Ezra watched the debate, and made a list of ten moments that caught his attention — from Thomas Mulcair’s witty barbs against Justin Trudeau; to Trudeau’s love-letter to his father; to Stephen Harper playing the grown-up on everything from the environment to Canada-U.S. relations.

 

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commented 2015-09-28 20:54:06 -0400
Harper is the only choice
commented 2015-09-28 20:52:40 -0400
Guy Fraser nailed it. Oh the humanity! Oh the hypocrisy!
commented 2015-09-28 20:52:27 -0400
A pretty fun debate; Harper did repeat alot, but he was the Existing PM, so he had all of his gouv.‘s deeds to show and present. Trudeau did a few well lines/jabs/scenes, but his plans for deficits scars folks, and he’s young. Mulcair only spoke of ‘The Party’ about how good they ought to be (i.e. him) as the leading party of the country.
commented 2015-09-28 20:52:13 -0400
Trudeau just can’t pull himself away from talking points. He has no original ideas, and is completely out of his league.
commented 2015-09-28 20:51:35 -0400
In my opinion Harper won, but Mulcair certainly got in a few good zingers. The puppy just talked and talked and talked but said very little of substance. And you could tell when Justin did not have anything to say as his voice became more intense and louder in attempt to cover for that fact he had no substance.
commented 2015-09-28 20:51:17 -0400
Thank you, Stephen. Justin and Tom, you can both crawl back under the rocks you came from.
commented 2015-09-28 20:50:22 -0400
Justin always buts in way too much thats for sure.
commented 2015-09-28 20:49:19 -0400
I agree completely Corinne.
commented 2015-09-28 20:49:03 -0400
Don’t worry about Angela Merkel. She has to answer to her people for allowing an Islamic flood over-running her country.
commented 2015-09-28 20:48:43 -0400
Shove the climate change and psychotic Angela Merkel, more UN drivel from Mulcair, the UN brown noser.
commented 2015-09-28 20:48:32 -0400
Trudeau – He will cancel the F35’s to “improve” northern sovereignty from Russia.
Mulcair – Complains about “exporting” jobs by exporting raw materials, then goes off about polluter pay … does he not know that refining the crude in Canada would increase Canadian Pollution?
Obama is a dufus and should be belittled … too bad Harper hasn’t done so.
Trudeau says Harper did not want Ontario to shut down Coal based power in Ontario … I wonder How Ontarians feel about that.
Mulcair wants Auto Manufacturing Jobs to return to Canada … does he want to subsidize the power price that drove them away from Ontario?
Mulcair says we should have trade deals only with Countries who share our values and the only two he supported was Korea and Jordan … maybe those share his values.
IS THIS THE SECOND FRENCH DEBATEWTFENGLISH PLEASE
I Want Harper Sitting across from Merkal in ANY Climate Conference .
commented 2015-09-28 20:48:04 -0400
Admittedly I am very biased but I do think that Stephen is having an excellent debate.
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:51 -0400
Finally, Harper got a poke in at the kid.

h
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:50 -0400
Mulcair’s energy is just creepy.
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:44 -0400
This thing Justin claims he is going to run deficits I don’t think is going to go over too well. He attacks Harper for running a deficit and then says he will run one. That is the definition of hypocrisy.
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:38 -0400
Its true, Trudeau is not ready. All his private meetings behind closed doors with Muslims and all the words that come together to say absolutely nothing. His biggest claim to fame will be to legalize pot. Because that’s what we need right now? One word discribes this candidate. “DUH

Mulcair is open to the highest bidder. Nicely rehearsed concern for Canadian citizens but that’s all. Seems to not want to stand for anything that is unpopular. Go home.

Harper has my vote based on his stance for Isreal. He has the fortitude to stand strong on morals and is protecting we the population safe in our own country by not opening borders because “the other countries are doing it”. There is an immediate threat to not just our way of life but our very existence right now. He is standing strong on this issue while the other two are blindly agreeing with every other country for what I can only assume is acceptance from them.

Trudeau and Mulcair will have us all converted to Islam in record time. What’s in it for them?

Why are they using the line “Canadians want”. Who are they talking to? They really need to know that they are wrong and do not speak for the majority of Canadians. The more they talk, the more I believe they just got here!!

Go Harper!!
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:17 -0400
OMG… did treudoo just say we don’t have enough people in this country to run this country
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:13 -0400
No mention of the CWB selloff or our arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Becoming disappointed…
commented 2015-09-28 20:46:40 -0400
Peter A. Toth, exactly !!! UN????
commented 2015-09-28 20:45:39 -0400
Harper respects Honduras while the NDP loves Hugo Chavez, gimme a friggen break Mulcair!
commented 2015-09-28 20:45:30 -0400
Can somebody flash a cue card for JT with different buzz words.
commented 2015-09-28 20:45:22 -0400
Oh, Justin, stop speaking since you do not know what you are talking about.
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:46 -0400
I noticed that too, Peter. Not just this debate, but all of them.
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:22 -0400
OMG Justin….there’s a world wide recession Junior
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:12 -0400
Exactly what I was thinking Peter A. Toth
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:10 -0400
Mulcair likes to insult everbody. Hitting below the belt is what he does best. Idiot, loud mouth.
commented 2015-09-28 20:43:48 -0400
And Harper like the statesman that he is, waits for his turn to speak. Now that is a PM!
commented 2015-09-28 20:43:23 -0400
Mulcair means they don’t have a public workers union.
commented 2015-09-28 20:43:09 -0400
Canada’s values or your values, Mulcair? They are two different things.
commented 2015-09-28 20:42:59 -0400
Can they not find a single TRULY bilingual translator in the whole of the country?
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commented 2015-09-28 20:54:06 -0400
Harper is the only choice
commented 2015-09-28 20:52:40 -0400
Guy Fraser nailed it. Oh the humanity! Oh the hypocrisy!
commented 2015-09-28 20:52:27 -0400
A pretty fun debate; Harper did repeat alot, but he was the Existing PM, so he had all of his gouv.‘s deeds to show and present. Trudeau did a few well lines/jabs/scenes, but his plans for deficits scars folks, and he’s young. Mulcair only spoke of ‘The Party’ about how good they ought to be (i.e. him) as the leading party of the country.
commented 2015-09-28 20:52:13 -0400
Trudeau just can’t pull himself away from talking points. He has no original ideas, and is completely out of his league.
commented 2015-09-28 20:51:35 -0400
In my opinion Harper won, but Mulcair certainly got in a few good zingers. The puppy just talked and talked and talked but said very little of substance. And you could tell when Justin did not have anything to say as his voice became more intense and louder in attempt to cover for that fact he had no substance.
commented 2015-09-28 20:51:17 -0400
Thank you, Stephen. Justin and Tom, you can both crawl back under the rocks you came from.
commented 2015-09-28 20:50:22 -0400
Justin always buts in way too much thats for sure.
commented 2015-09-28 20:49:19 -0400
I agree completely Corinne.
commented 2015-09-28 20:49:03 -0400
Don’t worry about Angela Merkel. She has to answer to her people for allowing an Islamic flood over-running her country.
commented 2015-09-28 20:48:43 -0400
Shove the climate change and psychotic Angela Merkel, more UN drivel from Mulcair, the UN brown noser.
commented 2015-09-28 20:48:32 -0400
Trudeau – He will cancel the F35’s to “improve” northern sovereignty from Russia.
Mulcair – Complains about “exporting” jobs by exporting raw materials, then goes off about polluter pay … does he not know that refining the crude in Canada would increase Canadian Pollution?
Obama is a dufus and should be belittled … too bad Harper hasn’t done so.
Trudeau says Harper did not want Ontario to shut down Coal based power in Ontario … I wonder How Ontarians feel about that.
Mulcair wants Auto Manufacturing Jobs to return to Canada … does he want to subsidize the power price that drove them away from Ontario?
Mulcair says we should have trade deals only with Countries who share our values and the only two he supported was Korea and Jordan … maybe those share his values.
IS THIS THE SECOND FRENCH DEBATEWTFENGLISH PLEASE
I Want Harper Sitting across from Merkal in ANY Climate Conference .
commented 2015-09-28 20:48:04 -0400
Admittedly I am very biased but I do think that Stephen is having an excellent debate.
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:51 -0400
Finally, Harper got a poke in at the kid.

h
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:50 -0400
Mulcair’s energy is just creepy.
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:44 -0400
This thing Justin claims he is going to run deficits I don’t think is going to go over too well. He attacks Harper for running a deficit and then says he will run one. That is the definition of hypocrisy.
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:38 -0400
Its true, Trudeau is not ready. All his private meetings behind closed doors with Muslims and all the words that come together to say absolutely nothing. His biggest claim to fame will be to legalize pot. Because that’s what we need right now? One word discribes this candidate. “DUH

Mulcair is open to the highest bidder. Nicely rehearsed concern for Canadian citizens but that’s all. Seems to not want to stand for anything that is unpopular. Go home.

Harper has my vote based on his stance for Isreal. He has the fortitude to stand strong on morals and is protecting we the population safe in our own country by not opening borders because “the other countries are doing it”. There is an immediate threat to not just our way of life but our very existence right now. He is standing strong on this issue while the other two are blindly agreeing with every other country for what I can only assume is acceptance from them.

Trudeau and Mulcair will have us all converted to Islam in record time. What’s in it for them?

Why are they using the line “Canadians want”. Who are they talking to? They really need to know that they are wrong and do not speak for the majority of Canadians. The more they talk, the more I believe they just got here!!

Go Harper!!
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:17 -0400
OMG… did treudoo just say we don’t have enough people in this country to run this country
commented 2015-09-28 20:47:13 -0400
No mention of the CWB selloff or our arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Becoming disappointed…
commented 2015-09-28 20:46:40 -0400
Peter A. Toth, exactly !!! UN????
commented 2015-09-28 20:45:39 -0400
Harper respects Honduras while the NDP loves Hugo Chavez, gimme a friggen break Mulcair!
commented 2015-09-28 20:45:30 -0400
Can somebody flash a cue card for JT with different buzz words.
commented 2015-09-28 20:45:22 -0400
Oh, Justin, stop speaking since you do not know what you are talking about.
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:46 -0400
I noticed that too, Peter. Not just this debate, but all of them.
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:22 -0400
OMG Justin….there’s a world wide recession Junior
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:12 -0400
Exactly what I was thinking Peter A. Toth
commented 2015-09-28 20:44:10 -0400
Mulcair likes to insult everbody. Hitting below the belt is what he does best. Idiot, loud mouth.
commented 2015-09-28 20:43:48 -0400
And Harper like the statesman that he is, waits for his turn to speak. Now that is a PM!
commented 2015-09-28 20:43:23 -0400
Mulcair means they don’t have a public workers union.
commented 2015-09-28 20:43:09 -0400
Canada’s values or your values, Mulcair? They are two different things.
commented 2015-09-28 20:42:59 -0400
Can they not find a single TRULY bilingual translator in the whole of the country?