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Election Night Canada

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.
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FUSCHIA6 5/10/2011 4:35PM

    The worst candidate in my riding, running for the Liberals, said he wants to go into politics "someday."

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OKANOG 5/6/2011 1:24AM

  LASHERTHECAT - I think your right about how Quebecers feel, as it showed up, in the non-votes for the block.

MEGSMILEY - I am sick of having back-to-back elections, too.

MOLLIEMAC - Guess we will all have to wait and see, what the next 4 years bring. emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/6/2011 1:27:46 AM

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MEGSMILEY 5/4/2011 10:24AM

    I voted Green Party- even though I knew the guy in my riding had no chance to win... I think they need more funding- so that was my goal. I couldn't bring myself to vote for the liberals or the conns- I dislike the leaders too much...
In the end, I am content with the outcome, even though I am not a huge Harper fan; I am sick of having back-to-back elections. We need some momentum- so at least we will have 4 years before heading back to the polls. I am hoping Harper doesn't make me eat my words. I am trying to trust his comments that he isn't going to bring any surprises...

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LASHERTHECAT 5/4/2011 8:29AM

    Not mine either!! Yikes!! Since we are airing political views... I don't think the Bloc will be back. It's time is past. I know I echo feelings of some Quebecers when I say that Quebec sovereignty cannot be a national issue - it's a provincial issue.

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MOLLIEMAC 5/3/2011 10:16PM

    SIGH...not my choice...I fear for the next 4 years.

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