Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Take On The By-Elections

Harper won two more rural seats and so two more votes against the long gun registry and for money transfers from the cities to the country (Yippee). The Tories are still going nowhere fast in the cities, but who gives a shit about them? They are milch cows, nothing more. The big story, as far as I am concerned is voter turnout. It was low, historically low. We are headed to an era of governments elected with double minorities -- of participation and share. Unless something good happens and soon, we will be lying to ourselves if we call Canada a democracy.
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  1. Weren't polls last month showing Toronto warming ever-so-slightly to the Tories?

    That's where the majority will be won, if it's ever won -- in the 905 and in the outer reaches of the 416.

  2. I agree. That's why I think it will be a minority. I think the gun vote helped the Tories in the Gaspe and in Nova Scotia, but it won't do them much good in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal.

  3. Well, for what it's worth, the PM seems to agree with you -- he seems to be trying to govern, and not take down this parliament.