Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I started voting at the age of 20. Been voting now for 44 years. I have never missed an election to submit my democratic right to vote.
Last nights election was one of the best, outcomes I have seen in a long, long time. When I first started voting I supported the struggling New Democratic Party. When Elizabeth May of the Green Peace Party, who won a seat in the house of commons last night, I was thrilled for the parties achievement. It reminded me of a previous decade when the NDP won a seat in the house of commons. It was sad to see the Block loose so deeply. I believe they will re-emerge with a stronger, less radical leader when the next election, comes around again.
I was in a stupor who to vote for, this time around, Green Peace or the Conservatives. I know the Green Peace Party will have many growing pains but truly believe the timing in Canaadian politics has come of age with the Green Peace movement. On the other hand I really wanted a majority won political party and the only party I could imagine getting that was the Conservative Party. I guess, you know now, what my voter's choice was.