Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The road to ruin in 24 Sussex steps…

…or, the election that matter forgot. Incremental resignation from Gods of the Copybook Headings:

“Canadians … will always have a thought in the back of their mind, which is, ‘Imagine if this were a majority Conservative government,” said Montreal Liberal MP Denis Coderre.

Yes, heavens, imagine a conservative government being slightly less incrementalist. Perhaps factions would develop within the Conservative party. The neo-incrementalists versus the paleo-incrementalists. How many industrial subsidies can be fitted upon the heads of pin manufacturers? A nightmare for all Canadians. If the federal government ever does fall into the hands of full blown conservatives I doubt Denis Coderre, or any other Liberal, could tell…
…either for the prospects of Canadians or of Liberals as it turns out. Read the rest here.

3 comments:

Jake said...

If Stephen Harper gets a majority it will be almost entirely the fault of the Liberals. Their main election plank is a so-called 'Green Shift' carbon tax while this country is in the midst of record high gas prices.

In BC the Grits stand to lose almost all of their seats because of the unpopularity of a similar carbon tax brought in by the BC Liberal Party. The high gas prices here will likely make this carbon tax unpopular in Ontario as well.

Plus, Stephane Dion was whining the past few days about getting Elizabeth May allowed into the election debate. Be careful what you wish for. Having another left wing party at the debate will just cause the the left wing vote to further fracture--thus allowing the Tories to squeak through vis a vis how Jean Chretien won 3 majorities when the PC-Reform parties were split.

Seems like Stephane Dion will suffer a similar fate as former Liberal leader Edward Blake 120 years ago--become only the second Liberal leader in Canadian history never be Prime Minister.

MapMaster said...

Hey Jake, Ontario's Worst Roads is up for voting again.

Jake said...

Yes, thanks for the heads up. I noticed a lot of votes for Ernest Avenue. Perhaps we can move it a few more spots?