Yeah, I hope too, hand in hand with the promotion of equality and human life, and environmental respondence within communities and across provinces will make a difference for future elections. Hope and persistence, I think and feel about it, since the Green Party's triumph is in light of this I find. ^_^
Also, to come up with better ways to inform the public of each parties intent than what they do now with all the sleaziness and blackmail stuff.
W-welcome, and thank you for thanking me, though that's kinda redundant X3 I do enjoy your art greatly. Best wish for the rest your day. 'w'
LOL, I probably couldn't have summed it up better.
Though in the future, if he keeps getting date raped like this he'll be losing more than just the Bloc and turning slightly blue. He'd lose his wallet and name permanently. Perhaps be thrown from a speeding taxi cab, with 5 cents as compensation. From what I know, put in very short term; the conservative party's long term plan will make money/power hungry people happy for the short run, but in the far future we'll fold, both economically and as a nation, not to mention our recognition for peace and equality. There's the chance we perhaps will be forced to Unionize with American, if Harper successfully reaches his long term goals. :/
...balh I just got the blues again, Darn you Navy-B-Influenza... ....Really like this. =3
Well, while I don't think it's the end of the world, I'm not happy about the Conservative win. What's making me feel better is that our government is very finnicky, and even with a majority, it's hard to pass a law. They can't do THAT much damage... I hope.
That is actually one of the few issues I'm not certain on. Keeping track of the guns seems like a very good idea. On the other hand, guns are okay unless they are being used for things that are already illegal, so making it illegal to have an unregistered gun seems redundant.
Well the registry is useless, making it illegal for you to own a unregistered gun makes no sense. A criminal wouldn't walk up to the police and say "You should know I keep a lot of Heroin and child pornography in my house", why would he do that with guns? The only people the gun laws stop are us, the law abiding citizens.
Neither do I. Mind you, I tend to hang around with people who tend to vote NDP or Green or Liberal.
I know about half the election signs in my neighbourhood were for the Conservatives, though, but the other half were for the Liberals, and the Liberals vanished on election night. Probably a case of 51-49 percentages.
Eh ... it really makes you think about the way voting is built up as a big fancy kind of empowerment, but then if your choice isn't elected you just get lumped in with people who apparently wasted their time ... on the other hand, it's not like voting is a JOB where you should expect compensation for putting in an effort, so why does it seem that way? It's just making sure that you as a person are represented in a survey of the population's wishes. And they dumb it down so much, it only takes like 5 minutes to do (if you go at the right time of day). But considering how much bitching and protesting goes on anyway, it can seem like voting is the LEAST relevant part of the political system. I think it's the PARTIES THEMSELVES who build up voting as a big contest with winners and losers, so that if your choice doesn't get elected you feel personally thwarted, like a "loser". But I dunno. I hate talking about this stuff because I'm not good at arguing and I can't recall facts, so whenever anyone gets talking about politics I always just shut up and wait for them to stop.
Well, I heard that any time you vote for a party, that party gets $2 towards their next campaign. One would think that campaigning should be more about how you speak and if you appear honest and dignified and explain yourself properly. All the money probably goes to flights across the country (which aren't AS important now, since so many people do their research online) and advertising (meh).
Still, it's not lost on me that the Green party never even gets a CHANCE because they're allegedly so tiny. They could probably benefit from more money, because they would use it for exposure rather than attack ads. Even if they wanted to be jerks about it (and I don't think they do), they would have to prioritize, and since they are relatively invisible, getting attention would be their #1.
This would be hilarious if I weren't so scared. With a Conservative Majority, we're literally screwed. The NDP may be the Official Opposition, but they're outnumbered, even with the support of all the other parties combined! I just can't believe that we actually were idiotic enough, as a nation, to vote in the CONSERVATIVES, with a MAJORITY!
Although if I tried to say it, it would look like it is being farted by my turtle. ....real mature.
Right, well... I am teeny bit concerned myself. IIRC, Harper kept saying there's a lot he would do if it weren't for the limitations of a minority gov't. Now there's nothing stopping him, really. Mind you, I am assuming that things will carry on as usual, and then some far-right individuals will be complaining that he's STILL not doing what he said he would do.
This is Canada. Stuff doesn't really happen here, by and large.
I just can't believe that we actually were idiotic enough, as a nation, to vote in the CONSERVATIVES, with a MAJORITY!
What bothers me more is that we as a nation did NOT want the Conservatives. Slightly over half of us did. That's not a clear majority. I feel quite strongly that there is a problem with the First Past The Post system. Many ridings were won by just 1 or 2 percent of the votes, or so I read.
Thanks! I discovered it when I was trying to find an icon that could properly convey my emotions. I love your speaking turtle-tush, incidentally! I'm not just a teeny bit scared: I'm terrified. I'm afraid for the sake of myself, but also for the arts, gay rights, abortion rights, the environment, health care, and our ever-slipping reputation as peacekeepers. (There's probably more, but I can't think of anything right now). It's true though, that Canada is pretty laid back....
Yeah. The sooner we shift to proportional representation, the better! Our current system is broken.