On Sept . 12, I wrote that we were having an election on Oct. 21 and that I wasn't going to say anything about elections on this blog. I kept that promise so it's my time to say something.
Well the election is over. Some how or other most people are unhappy and some people are downright angry. I don't understand why. We live in a very good country. We have a strong economy, lots of employment , some awesome social programs and some people are so angry that they want to separate from Canada.
We elect 338 parliament members. We have a first past the post system . So whoever gets the most votes wins. We have a proportional representation.
We have three major parties and two small parties.
The campaign was disgusting...too many outright lies. The parties didn't do much to tell us what their policies would be although I didn't follow much.
The incumbent party (Liberals) won the most seats but not enough for an outright majority so we have a minority parliament. The conservative party of Canada came second. The liberal party will have to walk a fine line and get support from other parties to govern. Sometimes minority parliaments get lots of good things done because they have to cooperate to stay in power and besides people don't want another election right away.
People are really whiny . They all seem to want their own little goodies and the hell with anyone else.
So political junkies are having fun talking about what may happen.
What should happen is that many parliament members need a good push to come to their senses and do what benefits the whole of Canada.