Just that: Because I, and you, can.
posted by Susie @ 12:50 AM
It's really not quite as bad as you think. Canadians just have more options than we do and they actually hold their elected officials accountable. The Liberals were embroiled in scandal and they ran a lot of negative attack ads against Harper. Canadians didn't like it. I've been brushing up on Canadian politics recently because I was dismayed when I first heard about Harper's win. It seems that minority governments in Canada usually only last about 12-18 months and that Harper will have to compromise with the Liberals and the NDP because of the minority status of his administration. I think Canadians voted with this in mind. I saw a poll today that said that half of the people who voted for Harper didn't actually want a Conservative government, they just kind of wanted to teach the Liberals a lesson I guess. Don't take my word for it though. There's a ton of articles on the net about this and C-Span has been running the CBC nightly news. But, I don't think any American really cares as much about Canadian politics as I do. I was ready to jump off a bridge but I'm feeling much better now. It actually makes me like Canada even more because they actually have choice on election day.
AND they have checks and balances!! yes, politicians are held accountable there. the people are actually involved and make a difference. their media is independant of party affiliatioin and report the NEWS, not the AGENDA!!our checks and balances has been chipped away and before you know it the prez will have all the poer. just ask alito WHO WILL BE CONFIRMED! WTF!?
that's "prez will have all the power". it's early and i'm typing in the dark.
Oh, I hope you are right, ames. Even though it is a minority government they could still do a lot of damage to human rights. In Ontario, we are worried. It was the conservative (dare I say?: bible belt) west that voted them in.
Do "you say it's time for a revolution?"
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