Monday, January 23, 2006

Grits are grounded

Now I will just be quiet and watch to see what happens. This particular conservative party has not ever held power so it will be interesting to see how they work. Harper may be a smart campaigner--but if it seemed to me he had more than just his own smarts working for him in this election. The Liberals did everything they could to lose and still the Conservatives didn't get a majority.

I wonder what Bush will say. I'm sure he'll say it carefully whatever it is. I'm sure it's time to say goodbye to the softwood lumber dispute now that Paul Martin is (hopefully) politically dead.
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Blogger Joshua said...

One thing to remember, is that it is far more difficult to get a majority in Canada compared to the US. The problem is that most of Quebec always goes to the Bloc Quebecois party and there are so many Canadians who have just always voted for the Liberal party and that is tradition for them so it doesn't really even matter what the Liberals do. I'm so impressed that the Conservatives won...crazy stuff for Canada. We'll see how it plays out!

10:23 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger Krista said...

I definitely don't like how we vote here in Canada. Instead of voting directly for the PM, we vote for the leader in our local riding. And however many seats each party gets in Parlament is how the PM is elected. This makes it a lot harder for parties to get majorities. Joshua is right about people voting b/c of tradition. Not to mention some people don't even vote! I just pray that Harper will keep his promises and not do anything stupid! Oh, and Paul Martin won't be running as leader of the Liberals next time.

5:30 AM, January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Ruth said...

Let me be the first to pass on the good news (on this blog at least :P) Conservatives won!!! The bad news? Harper isn't all he's cracked up to be. The Conservatives have always been a populaced-run party. "Morals? Who needs them, we have referendums! When it comes to Gay Marriage... well, that's all we have to say." On the upside though, it truly is amazing that Harper won. Oh, and as of yesterday, Dundas now has a Conservative Christian MP! Perhaps miracles do happen. Here's praying for more...

10:07 PM, January 24, 2006  

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