Tuesday, October 14, 2008

ooo, election day!


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/


check it out, guys, v. exciting!

10 comments:

Grotapuppy said...

i'd vote by hairline

gumtreefid farmer said...

would you vote for more hair or less hair? and what about the (female) greens candidate?

Grotapuppy said...

no allowances made for gender

but i don't know which i prefer, more or less - i'll make up my mind in the polling booth

Anonymous said...

which one's harper?

BBB

Anonymous said...

So Harper back with an increased minority. Difficult to interpret those words into the actuality that he sort of won, but didn't really, but is still the strongest party, but still has to get the suppoprt of others to govern.
From the little that I read about this election earlier this was what was predicted, but he had hoped to get a clear majority.
In my 'umble opinion probably makes for better government as he has to persuade others as to the benefit of his program of legislature, rather than just ramming everything through as happens when a party has complete control.

BBB

gumtreefid farmer said...

well, grotapuppy, if you voted for the lowest hairline you'd be with the majority! or with 37.6% of the vote, which is what we call the majority around here!

honestly, is v. odd system. harper got that much of the vote but is still back in charge. and only 50% or so of the population voted.

so, bbb, harper is the one in the middle.

your opinion is like that of my friends'. it means he will have to argue his policies, not push them through. i also think it's entertaining that the canadians will remain sort of good willed but sort of ineffectual - not doing much good or bad. though i obviosly would have prefered if he hadn't got in. my local riding is still NDP (vaguely lefty).

gumtreefid farmer said...

more information here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/federal-election-2008

Anonymous said...

greens went very poorly??

BBB

Anonymous said...

Referring to the Greens in Canada put in mind of the ACT election over here. The Greens are about to pick up the balance of power, with 15% of the vote, a large increase since the last election. they will get 3 seats in the 17 seat house, due proportional representative electoral system.
So that's good.

BBB

Anonymous said...

In fact the Greens did even better. They got 4 seats, and took votes from both of the major parties, so that they now have 4 seats, Labor (sic) 7 and Liberal 6.
So that's even better now, eh sista?


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