Lazarus, Icarus, and Canadian Politics: An Infobox Timeline

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by CanadianTory, Dec 9, 2016.

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  1. CanadianTory The Absolute Madman

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    I also killed Paul Martin and Lucien Bouchard. No one is safe from my wrath.
     
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  2. Gonzo 'The Gonz'

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    Not even Joe Clark? :cryingface:
     
  3. Threadmarks: Update #67: Supreme Court of the United States

    CanadianTory The Absolute Madman

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    Sorry it took so long so answer, I completely forgot about responding! I've been substituting these last few days.

    Supreme Court of the United States
    Chief Justice: John Roberts (Thompson)
    John Paul Stevens (Ford)
    Anthony Kennedy (Reagan)
    Antonin Scalia (Reagan)
    Clarence Thomas (George H.W. Bush)
    Ruth Bader Gingsburg (Clinton)
    Stephen Breyer (Clinton)
    Edith Brown Clement (Thompson)
    Jennifer Granholm (Edwards)

    Conservative: 5
    Liberal: 4

    Meh, I'm not a monster. The man has suffered enough.
     
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  4. Unknown Member

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  5. The Congressman Populist Liberty Conservative

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    Love it! Leave it to Thompson to pick someone from the South instead of from Pennsylvania.
    Stevens was a liberal, however. So 5-4 conservative, just like OTL. Dodged a bullet there
     
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  6. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 Cold War Liberalism is Best Liberalism

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    What are you referring to when you say the US "Dodged a bullet"?
     
  7. CanadianTory The Absolute Madman

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    Apologies, I've had Ontario Premier John Robarts one the brain as of late. Thanks for the support!
     
  8. The Congressman Populist Liberty Conservative

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    That Rehnquist left for the great beyond same time as OTL.
     
  9. CanadianTory The Absolute Madman

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    The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as Vancouver 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, were a major international multi-sport event held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as well as Richmond, West Vancouver, and University Endowment Lands, as well as the resort town of Whistler, from February 12 until February 28, 2010. The third Olympics hosted by Canada, after the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, the City of Vancouver was narrowly chosen over Pyeongchang, South Korea in the second round of voting held by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines.

    As per tradition, Vancouver Mayor Christy Clark received the Olympic Flag during the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The Flag was raised on February 28, 2006, in a special ceremony overseen by Clark, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, various members of the provincial legislature and federal parliament, and remained on display until the official opening ceremonies of the games. The 2010 Olympics were officially opened by Governor General Marc Garneau, who was accompanied by Prime Minister Jim Dinning and International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge.

    For the first time since its involvement in the Olympics, Canada secured a gold medal on home soil, something of which it had failed to do in both 1976 and 1988, respectively. With 16 medals, Canada broke the record for most gold medals won at a single Winter Olympics. The previous record, 13, was set by both the Soviet Union in 1976 and Norway in 2002. The United States won the most medals overall with 35 medals, falling just short of Germany's showing of 36 in 2002.

    With a viewership of approximately 27 million Canadians, the gold medal game between Canada and the United States, a rematch of 2002, was by far the most watched event of the entire Olympic games. The final score was a 3-2 win for Canada, with Captain Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal seven minutes and forty second into overtime. Throughout Canada the goal has been routinely touted as one of the great highlights of Canadian hockey, and the puck used in the game has since been sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

    Although criticized by foreign press as somewhat too nationalistic, most notably for the Own the Podium program, both IOC President Rogge and Prime Minister Dinning applauded Vancouver, as well as the country as a whole, for how they embraced the games. The Prime Minister called the Winter Olympics a watershed moment for Canada, and a time when Canadians, who have historically been charged as being reserved when dealing with matters of nationalism, to publicly take pride in their country. The political opposition in Canada has also criticized the federal government for using the games and its resulting success to their own political advantage, including the prorogation of parliament in the lead-up to the games, and numerous Conservative campaign material praising their government’s handling of the games.

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  10. Duke of Nova Scotia Well-Known Member

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    *Crosby
     
  11. CanadianTory The Absolute Madman

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    u people and ur sportz.
     
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  12. Duke of Nova Scotia Well-Known Member

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    Lol, while I maybe from Dartmouth, someone as skilled as him deserves to have his name slept right, even if he is from Cole Harbour.
     
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  13. CanadianTory The Absolute Madman

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    u Nova Scotians an ur obsession with names being spelled correctly. Political Correctness gone a muck I say.
     
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  14. Duke of Nova Scotia Well-Known Member

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    Lol We are a funny bunch, more so than our Canadian cousins ;)
     
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  15. Riley Uhr Currently Fangirling over Jacinda Adern

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    Oh Boy first brash and then John. Oh well, at least National didn't win. And did that cunt seriously abolish the Maori Seats? what an asshole
     
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