Not sure who to cheer for…

October 14, 2008 3 Comments »

Yesterday’s game against the Stamps was a debacle, but that’s not what I’m talking about.  Today is Canada’s federal election, and I’m still undecided.  Followers of my blog will know that until recently I voted NDP, but Jack Layton’s position on, among other things, the Afghanistan mission turned me off the leftest party.  So I voted Conservative.  Now, I’m in the same position on the other side.  While I think that by and large, Harper’s Cons have been doing a decent job governing the country, there are a couple of things I disagree with enough to not want to vote for them.  First off, Bill C-61: the Canadian DMCA.  The Cons are poised to introduce this bill without any of the changes that have been bandied about in the four months since its last introduction.

Now, I’m not so desperate as to vote Liberal, and Smilin’ Jack has yet to set out any policies that would bring be back to orange, so I may just hold my nose and vote Con, but we’ll see… unfortunately, spoiling the ballot is not an option.

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  1. Marc October 14, 2008 at 10:33 am -

    What about the Green Party?

  2. Ian Hecht October 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm -

    If the NDP, Canada’s 3rd national party, cannot manage to form government, running on a leftist platform, what chance have the greens with their weird fiscally conservative/socially liberal platform? I need more or less the opposite of the Greens – socially conservative, but fiscally liberal. There is unfortunately no party promoting this – it’s too left for the right and too right for the left… I disagree with almost every one of their policies, so the Greens are not an option for me…

  3. Dean Shareski October 14, 2008 at 2:57 pm -

    Well I know you are much more political savvy than I am, I feel similar about the parties. I think I’ve voted for all 3 parties at one time or another. I’m not sure what to do about this one. And then there’s the whole “do you vote for the PM or your MP?” It may come down to a coin flip. I know that’s bad but there are no clear winners for me.