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#1 dudeone

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Conservative government’s order of succession shows Canada isn’t ready for a Cylon attack


BY LEE BERTHIAUME, POSTMEDIA NEWS NOVEMBER 1, 2012

http://www.canada.com/news/Conservative+government+order+succession+shows+Canada+ready+Cylon+attack/7484667/story.html

Unfortunately, if the Cylons attacked, Canada doesn't have a 43rd minister in the order of succession to step up and become president of the Twelve Colonies.


OTTAWA — During the minority years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper forged a reputation for running government like a one-man show, brooking no argument and taking every important decision.

That image has receded since the Conservatives won a majority in May 2011, but Harper is still the unquestioned man in charge.

Still, a government has to be ready for any eventuality, and so there is a list of succession that has been compiled if Harper is “unable to perform the functions of his office.”

Who, then, would take over if the unthinkable happened and Harper were not available?

The answer is Senator Marjory LeBreton, according to an Order in Council that was published earlier this month.

It’s a position the leader of the government in the Senate has held since shortly after the May 2011 election, before which then-foreign affairs minister Lawrence Cannon would have served as acting prime minister.

Exactly why LeBreton?

A variety of reasons, no doubt, but ultimately because she is vice-chair of the all-powerful Cabinet committee on priorities and planning, just as Cannon was before her.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, chair of the Cabinet operations committee, is third, following by Human Resources Minister Diane Finley, chair of the Cabinet social affairs committee, and Defence Minister Peter MacKay, chair of the Cabinet foreign affairs and defence committee.

And who would be our Laura Roslin if the Cylons attacked and the first 42 ministers in the order of priority were killed?

Sadly, no one.

The last minister on the list only contains 37 names, the last being Minister of State for Sport Bal Gosal.
Seems we’d be doomed.

Here’s a full list, as posted on the Privy Council Office website on Oct. 17.

LIST OF MINISTERS TO ACT FOR THE PRIME MINISTER IN THE EVENT OF HIS BEING UNABLE TO PERFORM THE FUNCTIONS OF HIS OFFICE

The Honourable Marjory LeBreton,
Vice-Chair, Priorities and Planning Committee
The Honourable Jason Kenney,
Chair, Operations Committee
The Honourable Diane Finley,
Chair, Social Affairs Committee
The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay,
Chair, Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee
The Honourable Tony Clement,
Chair, Treasury Board
The Honourable Christian Paradis,
Chair, Economic Prosperity and Sustainable Growth Committee
The Honourable Robert Douglas Nicholson
The Honourable Vic Toews
The Honourable Rona Ambrose
The Honourable John Baird
The Honourable James Michael Flaherty
The Honourable Peter Van Loan
The Honourable Gerry Ritz
The Honourable James Moore
The Honourable Denis Lebel
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
The Honourable Keith Ashfield
The Honourable Peter Kent
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
The Honourable Gail Shea
The Honourable John Duncan
The Honourable Julian Fantino
The Honourable Steven Blaney
The Honourable Edward Fast
The Honourable Joe Oliver
The Honourable Peter Penashue
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt
The Honourable Gordon O’Connor
The Honourable Maxime Bernier
The Honourable Diane Ablonczy
The Honourable Lynne Yelich
The Honourable Steven John Fletcher
The Honourable Gary Goodyear
The Honourable Ted Menzies
The Honourable Tim Uppal
The Honourable Alice Wong
The Honourable Bal Gosal

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

Who, then, would take over if the unthinkable happened and Harper were not available?


How would any of them know what is OK to say if Harper wasn't there to tell them?

:lol:
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

The Borg are going to get us first anyways.......
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

In that event, the order of precedence with Lieutenant Governors for each Provence and Territory would take place (Order of joining confederation and population at joining to break ties). The same goes for Provincial Premiers.

But at that point, having that many heads of stated taken out by Cylons (Or Poland Air) would deem this country inoperable as one. I believe that each Lieutenant Governor and Premier would take over as local government to assist the people as best as possible. Than if all goes well form a government nationally after.

We all know we would be right screwed at the point of losing all our heads of state.
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virtus junxit mors non separabit.

Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Starbuck would take over. Do lapdance. Yummies!
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

pretty sure i walked in to a battlestar galactica thread
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Lol, can't believe this is a serious article.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

Lol, can't believe this is a serious article.

This is exactly why its impossible to compare the government's of the USA and Canada

US Government is not ready for another economic downfall/great depression.

Canadian Government is not ready for a Cylon attack.
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virtus junxit mors non separabit.

Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

the bigger question is .. who would be our commander adama? as i highly doubt our military could afford even one battlestar
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

wtf? good thing Cylons are fictional. :picard:
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

Lol, can't believe this is a serious article.

Neither can I. This is a new low for printed media.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

wtf? good thing Cylons are fictional. :picard:


Much like Stephen Harpers intelligence?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Much like Stephen Harpers intelligence?


Please tell me how you would do a better job?
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Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Zombies are the ones you have to worry about, Cyclons have nothing on those guys.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

Neither can I. This is a new low for printed media.


It's pretty standard Postmedia garbage.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

Spent a good 30 seconds trying to figure out what another use of Cylon could have been before clicking.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

All hail President Kang!
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

If this were to actually happen, my guess would be a coalition government run by Lloyd Robertson and Bret "The Hitman" Hart...
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

pretty stupid article. WTF is a Cylon anyway?
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

pretty stupid article. WTF is a Cylon anyway?


Battlestar Galactica

Edited by aliboy, 03 November 2012 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Words cannot describe how....... just wow.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

the lack of BSG fans in this thread saddens me.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

I for one welcome our new giant ant overlords and look forward to working in their spice mines.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

Oh Gods... we're frack'd!
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

Zombies are the ones you have to worry about, Cyclons have nothing on those guys.


You sir, are a fool! Zombies are scary, no doubt... but zombies have never done anything more then destroy earth... Cyclons have them beat by about 12 colonies and then some.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

PS - been watching BSG reruns this weekend...

What the frak is the little secret Gaius and Felix share? The one sealed with a pen... ? Does anyone actually know?
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

it was revealed in the webisodes. Gaeta was frackin a lucy lawless model cylon on new caprica

Edited by pinecone, 04 November 2012 - 12:54 AM.

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