Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Wretched Election is Over

       Canada had it's federal election on Monday, Oct. 19. The campaign lasted for 79 days. Usually election campaigns run for about 35 days and that's enough..

      Now I'm quite interested in current affairs. I think I have a good knowledge and understanding of the system and how it works. I think it's most important that we have a government that serves the people well. The government should be interested in the country as a whole. Policies should be just and fair for as many people as possible.

     Prime Minister Harper's government was none of these things. Harper cheated in the last election by overspending and phoning people to tell them the wrong address for where they were to vote. Dishonest things continued. Harper continually appointed pathetically dishonest people like Senator Duffy.

    This blog has been visited by the Harper's office. I suppose they were looking for what awful things a little old man might do.

    The litany goes on. I don't want to bore you. The campaign was full of dirty tricks and lies. Harper claimed that the Liberal party would sell pot to kids and set up a brothel on every street corner. What utter lunacy!

    Harper has made himself out to be a hardliner on illegal drugs. In desperation during the last few days of the campaign he had Canada's most infamous crack addict, Rob Ford, campaigning for him. Rob Ford was the past mayor of Toronto.

    I'm happy to report that Stephen Harper was defeated in the election on Monday. Harper campaigned to divide people so that he could get a majority. Justin Trudeau and the Liberals won a majority on Monday. Trudeau campaigned to have all Canadians come together as a country.

    I'm also hopeful that the rest of the world will look at us with the respect we had before Harper's mean spirited rule. Harper left the Kyoto Accord on climate change and has done nothing in this country to reduce carbon emissions.

    I can now read the paper and follow twitter and not have to see all the ridiculous claims the parties would make about each other.

    I'm hopeful that Canada will go back to being a decent country at home and abroad.


31 comments:

  1. I'm glad the election is over and that so many young people made sure they voted. We sometimes forget just how privileged we are as Canadians to be able to cast our votes and have peaceful election outcomes. Now I hope we can get on with building a stronger Canada.

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    1. I think this will be different and better but I'm not sure how much different or better.

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  2. That is a short election. Ours will run the process into the ground they campaign so long. There should be a time limit and amount spent.

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    1. I'm well aware of the marathons you have. Big business has hijacked democracy I'm afraid. Big business was behind Harper.

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  3. I hope you are right, Red. If Trump is elected US President, we are planning to seek refuge in Canada for the duration!
    J Trudeau sounds like is a good hope for Canada.

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    1. Hey, you're welcome. You have a great country and people but your politics is a little bizarre.

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  4. I watched your election returns with elation and am so glad that Trudeau won outright. I thought of you and my other Canadian friends with joy in my heart and hope we have a similar outcome next year! :-)

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    1. Thanks for taking an interest in Canada. You also have a knowledge and understanding of how things work here. Things will be much better now that the lunatic is gone.

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  5. I am so glad its over. Yet the Americans laughed at us, since theirs is much longer!

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    1. Ditto. I feel for the Americans as it's so long and brutal.

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  6. It feels like a huge weight is off the shoulders.

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    1. Well it made me happy anyway. I don't know about the weight!

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  7. 70 days would be long enough, we still have over a year to go...it is ridiculous....and by the time they figure out who will really run I will have exhausted all my patience with politics. I am glad your guy won:)

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    1. Big business has too much money in your system . Harper was supported by big business.

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  8. Hope springs eternal and maybe this new PM will be good for Canada.

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  9. i have read about him on william's blog, too. hoping for better days for your country (and ours someday, too!)

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    1. For sure , we will have better days.

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  10. I am laughing at Cynthia's comment. Donald Trump:):) B

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    1. Seriously, we are seen as a place of sanity.

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  11. Yes, I'm also glad it's all over and we're getting the change that this country desperately needs. It got more and more bizarre and stupid as the campaigning went on. The part about pot being sold to kids and a brothel being set up on every street corner has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! How could anyone take something like that seriously?

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  12. I can tell you that there has been a positive response expressed in our Seattle newspaper to the outcome of your election.

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  13. It has been interesting reading the views of Canadian bloggers on this election.

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  14. Hi "Red"
    I thought when I heard the results that you would be happy.
    Harper is well named - he "harped" or is that fiddled like Nero whilst Rome burned?
    I reckon young Trudeau will be like a breath of fresh air for all Canadians.
    We have a new fellow also - very "with it" and not living in the days of Queen Victoria like the one he toppled in a "so-called coup".
    Surely the USA won't go for Trump??? Good God, the world will tremble at the thought. Diplomacy will go out the back and front doors with that "looney".
    Cheers
    Colin

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  15. I was delighted to see the results of your election, and I must admit when I saw them reported on the news over here I thought of you and your probable delight at the results.

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  16. In Great Britain we always view Canada as an oasis of decency and democracy in a turbulent world. Harper didn't change that perception. Good luck to Justin Trudeau!

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  17. I was happy about that election result too! I've tried to join your site, but it keeps rejecting me. I'll just have to check on you more often.

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  18. I am BEYOND relieved Harper is gone. Really, I feel like a weight is off my shoulders!!!

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  19. I'm dreading our election because I don't love any of the candidates in either party.

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