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  1. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    You're correct. That's what I get for keeping my screen brightness too low.
  2. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    In the second image, the orange stripe looks sewed on, which would mean that black is the base colour. I think they've gone monochrome black.
  3. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    According to the motherboard, the TiCats' new uniforms "got a little bit more swagger" to them. This is reeeal promising.
  4. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    Unrelated, but how does that work? I was under the impression that an OCT certification was valid only in-province.
  5. There will be a woman on our currency by the time the next series comes out in 2018. As Cap has explained on several occasions, removing Mackenzie King would be a good idea, although I have an uneasy feeling it will be either the Queen or Johnny Mac (notwithstanding the fact that he fought for women's suffrage back in 1885, but hey, "Aboriginal killer and colonist!!!!1!!11").
  6. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    Two points... 1. I concur that, now with Mulcair gone, a leftward shift for the NDP is pretty much inevitable. They were promising balanced budgets last election, for crying out loud. 2. Speaking more broadly to Hedley's point about voting for a winner vs. "your guy," I lean more towards the former. For example, I am not a member of the Conservative Party, although Iintend to be in time for next year's leadership convention. One potential candidate is Jason Kenney, your textbook true blue, Reform/Alliance Alberta conservative -- in other words, my kind of guy. However, I have no intention of voting for him. Why? He's not electable. Canada just spent ten years governed by somefat old introverted Reform cowboy from Calgary; there's no way the people are going to elect another one (especially since Kenney was one of Harper's senior cabinet ministers). If the Tories want to re-claim the 5-10% of the moderate vote they lost -- and, hell, prevent the Red Toryfaction from mutinying -- they need someone new. Not a Reformer, not a Progressive Conservative, not a Harperite, andnotMr. Kevin "Idon'tspeakFrenchbutyaknowIspeakthelanguageofjobsandthat'sgoodenoughforQuebecers" O'Leary. That's also why the NDP leadership race will be intriguing --how far left do they go? Where do they go? The Liberals' recent shift left has really put them in a squeeze.
  7. Dr. Kellie Leitch has launched her campaign for Conservative leader (thirteen months before the vote!) Slogan is pretty weak, but the overall design is solid.
  8. 2016 CFL Uniforms

    What does "staggered lines now straight" mean?
  9. While I am very happy with the results of the referendum, I wouldn't call $26M a "waste". That's actually a very small sum of money to pay to hold a national vote on such an important issue.
  10. Please ban hammer don't hurt 'em

    They're still a thing.
  11. Rob Ford deceased at 46

    For all his misgivings, Ford was one of the very few politicians who genuinely made an effort to follow through on his "protect the taxpayers" mantra. Yes, he was blusterous, simple, and inarticulate, but he was a very common-sense guy who worked relentlessly to weed out waste in City Hall. It's unfortunate that his personal life was such a messand that it was cut so short. While his antics won't be missed, his approach to reigning in utterly useless government spending most definitely will be. This is sad news.
  12. There's no question that, after four straight election losses, the PCs will have to move closer to the centre if they want to appear as a viable option to voters. So, from apolicyperspective, it makes a lot of sense for them to take a step closer to the Liberals. But from a branding perspective? To incorporate elements of your adversary'sbranding -- whichyou will no doubt start attacking come 2018 --into yours makes little to no sense. Look atthe GOP. Realistically, they'regoing to have to take a step to the left economically and two steps to the left socially if they want to appeal to more than just their shrinking base. Whenever that day comes, I'm sure we'll see a new generation of Republicans talking about a new era for the party and maybe some refreshed branding to go along with it. But I'm not expecting any future candidates to place a greater emphasis on blue in their/the party's official branding as a result.
  13. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

    About that... When the Conservatives were first elected, one of their biggest promises was to enact Senate reform. Specifically, they wanted to implement six-year term limits as well as Senate elections. However, the Supreme Court made it very clear to them that they would not be able to fundamentally change such a significant element of our Parliamentary system with only a majority vote in the House of Commons. Given this, there's no chancein hellthat Trudeau& Co. will be able to completely redesign our 149-year-old electoral system with a simple "50% + 1" party vote. Imagine what sort of precedent that would set if any party who had a majority could unilaterally do whatever the hell they wanted with our democratic institutions. I will be absolutely shocked if the Supreme Court givesthe Liberals the green light to do this. And you know what? I'm fine with it that way.
  14. On a related note, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives unveiled a new logo. While I really liked the old one, I completely understand why they wanted to re-brand (two lost elections under that logo, what will be 15 years out of power come 2018, the disastrous Hudak campaign in 2014, etc.). That said, the update is crap. The old logo was classy and timeless; this one will look horribly datedin fifteen years. It's interesting how the "P" and the "C" -- that is, the "progressive" and the "conservative" sides of the party -- come together in the centre, united by what may be the most horribly rendered trillium (Ontario's provincial flower) in the history of graphic design. Now, they didn't explicitly say that (officially, the party said that the colours are taken from the province's flag), although I have a hard time believing that's just a coincidence given A. The fact that "progressive" is in red and "conservative" is in blue; and B. All Brown's talk of being an "inclusive" party that tries to be all things to all people (i.e. a big shift towards Red Toryism --). Now, if thatwasn'ttheir intention, that's some pretty horrible oversight and brand confusion on their part.