So the results are in, and it looks like we have a Conservative majority. Last night during Judgy Monday we sat around the computer anxious for election results. All we could determine at that point is that Stephen Harper definitely had a minority, and that for the first time in history the Liberals had fallen out of the first two spots. I hope they will take some time to pick a leader with some charisma, some energy and maybe even a little youth to get their party and constituents a little more excited about the future of the Liberal party(Justin Trudeau, I’m looking in your direction).
Certainly we can say that history was made, not only in the NDP becoming the official opposition but in the Green party receiving a seat in the house! Way to go Elizabeth May! It makes my little heart happy to see this. While I’m not a fan of a Conservative government, I am happy to see a change in the house. I wish it had been a bigger shake up, and I honestly think that if it weren’t for election fatigue and strategic voting we may have seen a more of a shuffle. Canadians are tired of going to the polls and it seems that they just wanted a majority government, even if that majority was Conservative. I think as a country we need to take some time, live in this choice and get our passion back for politics.
Suffice to say that not too many were thrilled about the results as we sat around the computer last night but it was nice to be able to sit and talk politics with some friends. The last election that we all spent together was for our neighbours to the South when we watched even more history being made. On the topic of history – we did a little something last night that was certainly not typical for us. It involved…sports *gasp*.
More on that later. Happy Tuesday!