Oh I know I know. The thing is, my response to items in the news, and indeed my general social outlook has always been conservative to a certain extent. In the past I disagreed with the party, particularly at the provincial level, but the ideology behind Conservatism, what the modern party is based upon, is much more in line with my thought processes. I recognize this is a product of the varieties of privilege I have experienced in my life, and am willing to debate the finer points later. However, I like the way my life has played out thus far and therefore I'll vote in good conscience to hope to provide such privilege to those who aren't as fortunate. I think that a stronger majority government will help Canada become stronger in the future. I'm willing to take a gamble on them and see if it plays out - today I'm a conservative, but 3 years from now I could be a Liberal. Or Green. Or even...NDP.
haha, j/k about the NDP. Though in order for me to even consider voting Liberal Dion has gotta go.
ANYWAYS, what I'm saying is that at heart - I'm a conservative. So regardless of a published platform I'm willing to trust the party's judgement. *shrugs*
I totally empathize with you - the Liberal candidate in my riding is going to win AGAIN - he's quite popular. However, see above, lol. Though Alberta's pretty prosperous - begs the question how much are you willing to give up to see it? Lol, are there ANY green candidates?
WRT the original topic:
I've been thinking more and more about this:
Ontario's had a lot of job cuts this year - the manufacturing industries are pulling out and it's hurting our economy. It'll be interesting to see how our provincial Liberals will hold up. I don't really fault them for the job losses - sometimes its beyond our control. A sizable chunk of Ontario's economy stems from/to the States and is therefore affected by changes in the US market. I know this is true throughout Canada as well. The TSX is a prime example, but I don't think we can say with absolute certainty that it will or won't affect us to a significant extent. I think it'll definitely end up as a topic, but its far too late in the course of the election for the parties to come up with a "just in case" plan. I don't think it'll affect the election, really, in the slightest, however it most probably WILL be something the government is going to be flayed on in the months/years(?) to come. We'll see if we can keep ourselves afloat while the US tries to keep its head above the water, but me thinks a bucket for our 'boat' would be a safe and prudent investment...just in case.