Voters Debating on the Canadian Federal Election

For the non-Canadians who read this, Canada has a federal parliamentary system with three major political parties and a couple others that may get a vote or five. Of the major parties, we have the currently ruling Conservative party run by Stephen Harper, the New Democratic Party run by Thomas Mulcair, and the Liberal party run by Justin Trudeau. They are all pretty even at this time, as there’s a major revolt going on against the Conservative party and Harper’s often rule-breaking run as Prime Minister.

I’ve seen something a lot on Facebook. I have friends who are big Conservative supporters, friends who are big NDP supporters, and friends who are big Liberal supporters. Each and everyone one of them who talks about politics tends to be religiously attached to their party of choice and believes that the country will be destroyed if any of the other parties is in power. While the NDP and Liberal supporters don’t necessarily like each other much, they’re united in their desire for everyone to not vote for the Conservatives. And then the Conservatives are always attacking the NDP and Liberals.

But you know, this always happens during elections. It happens in any country that has a democratic vote. Sometimes it’s entertaining, sometimes it’s truly horrific to see what people actually think.

Honestly, if he hadn’t died of cancer, I would have loved to have seen Jack Layton as Prime Minister.

Any thoughts, Canadian readers? Just don’t start insulting others, please.

3 thoughts on “Voters Debating on the Canadian Federal Election”

  1. You are brave to post on politics! I hope you get a good discussion going.

    When the NDP became the opposition, I think a lot of people voted for the man, not the party. Jack Layton was a wonderful man and I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had eventually become Prime Minister. I have never been a fan of the conservatives, so Liberal or NDP I guess. Muclair has been in politics for a while, but a lot of his MPs are very new. Trudeau is inexperienced, but his party has been around the block a few times. Trudeau, like his father, has a vision for a greater Canada. That, I like. That and Muclair’s comments on Quebec’s separation have made the choice pretty easy for me.

    1. Not really brave, I don’t think. I just don’t really care what others think of my political opinions 🙂

      With only three days to go until the election, it looks like it may go to the Liberals this time, but only a minority government. However, with the Liberals and NDP agreeing on many things against the Conservatives, this greatly reduces the Conservatives’ power.

  2. Unfortunately, I can’t vote, being American and all. But that doesn’t stop me from putting in my two cents. I don’t like Harper. He seems shady and he’s been in long enough. Trudeau seems too young. Though, JFK was only 43… But Trudeau isn’t JFK. And like someberscribler said, his comments on Quebec’s separation is enough to make not want to vote anyway.

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