Yesterday our Prime minister went to the Governor General and asked that a general election be held on Oct. 21,2019.
We have a parliamentary system and this is the first time we've had a set election date. Usually a Prime Minister decides which time is best for him to have an election.
We have 5 official parties running candidates. Three of the parties run candidates in all constituencies. Three parties are main parties Two parties are fringe and then many independents run on their own.
It's sad that elections have deteriorated to name calling, lies and sleeze. One of our main parties likes to play it dirty. The other main party tries to keep out of the muck.
Of the two main parties we have one that is right wing and promotes all the baggage from that side. They have not presented a set of policies yet. They want to smear and criticize the other party. The other main party is more progressive. They've outlined policies and tell people what they'd like to do.
I used to be a political junky of some sort and followed current events keenly. Now I keep informed but that's it.
So you know that I'm definitely not a right winger. Their monetary policies don't work. They want to make huge cuts to services for the people ...health care, seniors, armed forces. I think that people should come first. The big boys will do just fine looking after themselves.
So I have two progressive parties to choose from. I will listen to what they say.
So that's it from me about our election.