So Stephen Harper claims our government has become disfunctional and therefore, we need an election, so the 58% of us who could be arsed to to get to polls go and elect…pretty much the same government. 300 million dollars for that? Nice fiscal prudence there, Stephen.
He has thrice gone to the polls and thrice failed to deliver a majority government. I don’t care how much he tries to spin it as a win, he cannot seal the deal with Canadians. If I was a Tory, I’d be thinking about shopping for a new leader pretty soon.
And, is it not time for the NDP and Liberals to merge, just as the PC and Reform parties did almost 10 years ago? I don’t think that, in a first-past-the-post election system, it makes sense to have two parties holding many of the same positions. Maybe they should figure out where their common priorities lay and go from there. The problem with that, of course, is that the left finds it very difficult to agree on anything. Still, it’s something that should be considered. If it did happen, would the NDP end up absorbing the Liberals in the same way the Reform absorbed the PCs? Last night was the worst ever showing for the Liberals. If they want to avoid perpetual Conservative minority governments, they’re going to have change something and it isn’t just the leader.
That said, as much as I admire my own Liberal MP, I voted Green because I’m sick of the left/right narrative.