Talk:New Democratic Party candidates, 2011 Canadian federal election

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Third opinion[edit]

Where is the debate? Irbisgreif (talk) 04:27, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

What debate? -- Earl Andrew - talk 04:58, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I see. The editor had a problem with my reverts, and didn't discuss it with me first. I see the issue is about consistency, well, I clearly started with this format before he used his. Plus, mine shows more information. It's basically the same table as his, except it shows more information. What's wrong with that? The editor is removing information. That is akin to vandalism. I think instead of simplifying this page to match the others, we should expand the others. -- Earl Andrew - talk 05:03, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Could you explain in a bit more detail? Irbisgreif (talk) 05:19, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
There's not much more to say. The other editor started creating similar articles for the other federal parties in Canada, after I had created this one. He started using a different table format which shows less information. He then came here and changed the format already in place to match the other pages, instead of expanding the other pages. -- Earl Andrew - talk 21:48, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
For consistency's sake, I suggest you both discuss which format should be used and use it on all such articles. Irbisgreif (talk) 22:30, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Irbisgreif regarding the advantageous nature of consistency. While I'm here, I must say that it is really great that you both are working to expand Wikipedia in this area. Keep up the hard work! —Matheuler 22:37, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Moved, per WP:COMMONNAME. Category renamings can be requested using {{cfr}}, referencing this section. R'n'B (call me Russ) 15:29, 27 April 2011 (UTC)



New Democratic Party of Canada candidates, 2011 Canadian federal electionNew Democratic Party candidates, 2011 Canadian federal election — The title of the main article uses the official name registered with Elections Canada, which is New Democratic Party, it does not contain "of Canada", like most other parties. Category:New Democratic Party of Canada candidates for the Canadian House of Commons and 18 of its subcategories, are also included in this requested move. 117Avenue (talk) 02:17, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

    • I always thought the "of Canada" qualifier was unnecessary for candidate list pages, as we're clearly specifying that these are candidates in a Canadian election. By the looks of things, it's even less necessary than usual in this case. CJCurrie (talk) 02:41, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Support --Padraic 11:44, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Their name is their name. If you refer to the Elections Canada page, you'll notice that their chief agent is the "New Democrats of Canada Association". Also, even the NDP's own [1] website refers to them as the "New Democratic Party of Canada". -- Jake fuersturm (talk) 04:20, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
    • I also linked to the same page, because the name that they are registered as is the section header, not a name found in a mailing address. 117Avenue (talk) 05:32, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
      • Note also that when you go to the membership page, in the NDP membership declaration it says: "I hereby apply for membership in the New Democratic Party of Canada" -- Jake fuersturm (talk) 05:41, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
        • I believe that the overall association's legal name is "New Democratic Party of Canada", please note that I am not requesting the move of Category:New Democratic Party of Canada politicians. I am not arguing the name of the association, which contains a federal party, a territorial party, and provincial parties, but the federal party's official name does not contain "of Canada". On Category:New Democratic Party of Canada, "According to the NDP's constitution, the provincial parties are sections of the federal party with a single membership. This means that, for instance, the Saskatchewan NDP is that province's section of the New Democratic Party of Canada." 117Avenue (talk) 18:47, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - of Canada isn't required in this instance, since we know their candidates are running in a Canadian federal election. GoodDay (talk) 15:44, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
Really? Then why do we have this? Ontario New Democratic Party candidates, 2007 Ontario provincial election -- Jake fuersturm (talk) 15:57, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm not certain, but those should be moved too. GoodDay (talk) 16:19, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Confusion leading to factual inaccuracies[edit]

Hi all,

Hoping someone more knowledgable on the subject can help me here...

We recieved an email (via OTRS) highlighting the point that Pierre Cyr's bio on this page, in the New Brunswick Tobique Mactaquac section, is a mix of 2 persons who happen to have the same name. One was candidate in the 2003-2006 elections but was not in Nepisiguit in 2010 and is not a McGill educated or retired person.

Could someone please have a look at this and make the appropriate adjustments?

Regards, and thanks in advance,

Daniel (talk) 02:31, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

That was verified off of the CBC biography. -- Earl Andrew - talk 02:36, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Update: found some info on the NDP website to use. It was hard to find, but since I am have been using their software for another candidate, I knew where to look. (I guess there is a conflict of interest here, but watch my edits closely if you must) -- Earl Andrew - talk 02:43, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Nope, that's quite OK; thanks for making the changes (glad I left it to the experts!). Regards, Daniel (talk) 03:21, 11 April 2011 (UTC)