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RoyalFlush100
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The Contender
henryzietlow
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British Columbia's Family Day Should Be Moved to Match the Rest of Canada's

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RoyalFlush100
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/22/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 332 times Debate No: 75699
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (1)

 

RoyalFlush100

Pro

I highly doubt I'll find an opponent for this, but it's worth a shot.

First round is acceptance only and no new arguments in the final round.
henryzietlow

Con

British columbia shouldn't move family day. Family day is stupid, as is the rest of Canada.
Debate Round No. 1
RoyalFlush100

Pro

Con asserts that Family Day is stupid. However, Family Day allows Canada to have a holiday that lines up with President's Day in the United States. (1) This is useful due to closeness of Canada & the US's border, economic ties, etc. For example, before Canada had Family Day, the TSX and other Canadian markets would be open while New York and other American markets are closed. This is also inconvenient because while earlier in the month when most Canadians and Americans are working, those in BC will have to catch up to their colleagues out of the province. (2) Therefore, BC should move Family Day to match the rest of Canada's.

1-http://en.wikipedia.org...(Canada)
2-http://www.cbc.ca...
henryzietlow

Con

Canada is entirely hobos. The population is like seven. In fact, Ashoka said that "Canada is stupid." So this debate is stupid, just like you
Debate Round No. 2
henryzietlow

Con

Pro hasn't adressed my ashoka quote. Judges, consider this when voting. Also, according to Lao Zi, a famed chinese philosopher, "Canada is entirely hobos."
Debate Round No. 3
RoyalFlush100

Pro

I'd like to point out to the judges that Con's arguments had absolutely nothing to do with the resolution, "British Columbia's Family Day Should Be Moved to Match the Rest of Canada's" and therefore are irrelevant.

No new arguments in the final round, so Con's entire case is Canada is stupid and the country is entirely hobos. Even if those were true, it doesn't change the reasons I provided that BC should move the date of its Family Day, so vote Pro.

It also may be worth pointing out Con's arguments were uncited and both Ahsoka and Lao Zi were not around when Canada was a country and didn't even know it existed. Plus, only between 150,000-300,000 Canadians are homeless, yet over 35 million people live in Canada. (1)

1-http://www.homelesshub.ca...
henryzietlow

Con

henryzietlow forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by KonstanBen 2 years ago
KonstanBen
Do people even live in Canada? Like, seriously, this would probably impact five homeless guys and no more. That would definitely not be worth the effort. Sorry, Billy, but I agree with HenryZietlow, Canada is stupid.
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Vote Placed by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
RoyalFlush100henryzietlowTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Pro. Con forfeited the final round of debate. Forfeits are rarely considered acceptable conduct in any debate setting. Con also called the people of Canada "stupid", and such external-debate insults are also considered unacceptable conduct. Con also used an ad hominem attack against Pro, calling him "stupid". Arguments - Pro. Con's entire case was based on the assertion that Canada is "stupid", and Con misquotes Lao Tzi and Ashoka. Both were bare assertions, the former misconducted and subjective, the latter incorrect. Pro made a solid case in making stronger civilian ties between Canada and the United States by sharing a holiday. Pro also adequately refuted Con's case. Sources - Tie. Pro used sources, but they cannot be considered more reliable since Con did not use any sources. Thus, arguments and conduct to Pro. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.