Tuesday, October 14, 2008

204:365 Democracy at work

Anna: To all my fellow Canadians, I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. :-D :-D

For us, today is voting day. I just got back from casting my ballot. We've got four parties to choose from (five for those who live in Quebec). There's the Conservative Party of Canada, which is currently in office, the Liberal Party of Canada and the NDP in opposition, and the Green Party, which has no elected members, though a Liberal MP recently switched parties, so they do have one MP in parliament right now.

It's been a difficult choice. How do you choose who to vote for, when you don't like any of the parties?

And the talking heads wonder why voter apathy is so high.

Meanwhile, you folks in the US have another month to put up with. I don't know how you all deal with 2 years of campaigning. We have a month, and that's more than enough for me!


The Travelers Journal said...

It's been a long two years, but this last month or two feel longer (as far as the election) then the two years! It is so tense now, you have to be careful in conversation. Can you believe when I am out if I go through a drive through I turn my radio on mute so no one over hears what I am listening to for fear they may tamper with my food or drink. I know this is probably just me, but people are getting crazy at this point.

BouBou said...

Just to illustrate your point!! I recently caught a story where some guy was so upset at the sight of a woman putting up signs, he ripped one out of her hands and started beating her with it!

I can't even remember which side she was putting signs up for, but it wasn't the party he favored, so he got really upset about it.