So did anything interesting happen in the world over the weekend? Seriously though, when Monday morning comes, the entire world will be talking about that “other” story but here in Canada, we also have a federal election to participate in and watch. As I mentioned in a previous post, I already voted.
Though I don’t know much about politics, this is what I think will happen at the end of the day. Stephen Harper will still be the Prime Minister of Canada. Personally, I’ll be disappointed in this as I’ve wanted him to be out of the driver’s seat since 2006. I don’t think his Conservatives will have a majority in Parliament, meaning once again, he will have a minority government. The official opposition will consist of the NDP. Though I’m surprised this will be the case, I have to give Jack Layton credit for winning over a substantial amount of voters. He seems to have rubbed Canadians the right way. It’s also disappointing to see the decline of the Liberals over the last few years. The Liberal party has been a significant part of Canadian politics, having governed Canada for most of the last 100 years. I’m not sure what Trudeau would have to say if could see where his party is now.
Because on election day, surprises do happen, I admit I could be wrong about the Conservatives having only a minority government. My biggest fear is that something goes terribly wrong and the Conservatives actually picked up enough seats to get a majority. This would ensure that Stephen Harper would be PM for another four years. I’m glad the Canucks aren’t playing tomorrow, that will allow me to focus on the election results.
Please do your part and go out and vote!