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Well folks, it's time for another babble election round-up. Each and every week leading up to our federal election on October 19 we bring you the best in political discussion courtesy of rabble.ca's discussion board, babble. In particular, we're focusing on babble's Election 2015 forum where you'll find a real diversity of viewpoints and a fair bit of squabbling presented by contributors who are passionate about Canadian politics.

What's an election campaign without campaign promises? NDP leader Tom Mulcair has announced that he will spend upwards of $250 million on front line policing. The money would be used to put 2,500 more officers on the streets in communities across Canada and will also go towards better recruitment and training. Is this the kind of promise a progressive leader makes or is Mulcair moving his platform further to the right? Read this thread and you be the judge.

On to every campaign some dirt must fall. Or be dug up. 21-year-old Liberal candidate Ala Buzreba has been forced to step down because of offensive remarks she made on Twitter as a teenager. Should candidates be held accountable for things they said in anger as teens? What does setting such a standard mean to young people considering political involvement? Lots of animated chatter can be found here where the discussion ranges from agreement that Buzreba should step down to concern that should every candidate be held responsible for stupid things they said as youngsters there would only be a handful of suitable candidates who could run. What do you think?

What kind of person loses their shit in front of national media? Why, a Conservative party supporter, that's who. Speculation is rampant as to who the gentleman in question is, but on babble we can't just throw names around without there being some potential for libel or, at best, hurt feelings. Suffice it to say that this discussion won't satisfy your curiosity but it will give you a few more memes to look at!

Hey, did you know that rabble.ca is campaigning for a Liberal government? We didn't either, which why this thread is so perplexing. Does criticizing Mulcair and the NDP make you a Liberal supporter? Find out here.

Well it looks like we're going to have to start a new Federal election polling thread soon. At more than 450 contributions and a whopping 14,200 page views, the polling thread just keeps growing. There is no end to the need to know what the numbers are and babble is your one stop shop for all thing poll-related.


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