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So, We Have Another Prime Minister Trudeau

The Canadian Federal election has got to be one of the most contentious I’ve witnessed in a long time. Not between the candidates or parties, but between people I know. Tom Mulcair and the NDP didn’t win, so let’s leave them out of this a bit, other than the fact that many people were saying they’d put the country in huge debt.

Let’s talk about Trudeau versus Harper. Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party was the Prime Minister. Many of the people I knew were incredibly happy that Harper is out. He’s been called the worst Prime Minister ever. Someone who has something against science and the environment and more concerned with money and oil. Others have said he was a great Prime Minister and is the best hope for Canada.

Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are now in power with a majority. With the win, many people I know are very happy and think he’s got some very good support behind him in the party. Others say he’ll destroy the country by taxing us too much.

Well, I don’t like being so extreme. Elections bring out the worst in a lot of people. Their favourite party must win or else it’s the end of the world. It happens in every election. I’m optimistic about the Liberals being in power again. The last time they were, the country had a great economy, a big surplus, and had a very good reputation around the world. I’m more of a “wait and see” kind of person than a “doom and gloom” person or cheerleader.

So, let’s see where this new government takes Canada.

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Election Day Is Monday – Vote!

The day to vote is coming soon. It’s on Monday, October 19th. I can’t vote because the Canadian government is now enforcing a law that states that expats who have lived outside of Canada for more than five years cannot vote. So, my voice is silent in the polls. However, I can encourage others to vote.

So, that’s what I’m doing. Don’t be one of those people who says your vote doesn’t count. It does. Because in the last election, more than half of eligible voters did not vote. If those people had voted, the outcome could’ve been completely different. Combined, all those missing votes could have made a huge impact.

So go and vote!