Comments on the Canadian circus... err, elections.

Conservative majority: wait, they didn't already have one? Could have fooled me. We can now look forward to 4 more years of direct confrontation with the state instead of a cold war or truce. Maybe Harper can beat his record from Toronto G20 and get more condemnations from international human rights organisations than last time.

Bloc Québécois relegated to third party status: Maybe Québec is ready to go beyond the sterile constitutional question and start working on the social question?

NDP as official opposition/Liberals reduced to a token presence: I don't trust in electoral solutions, but it's nice to know that people stopped voting for the lesser evil and started voting for the lesser good...

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

Now you know how every sane person down here felt on Nov. 2nd, 2004.

I was always told the Canadian Conservatives weren't anymore right wing than American Democrats, but after reading about them that doesn't seem true anymore. They're very close to Republicans now, just with the loony social right more low-key in their Wingnuttia.

I think Harper will overreach badly, though. Ask Scott Walker.

Quick question, though: what the hell were the Liberals thinking putting an Iraq War supporter who lived in the US for 30 years as their leader? WTF?

--Ben D.